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Kausar Nawaz

Kausar Nawaz

AI Business Lead, Treasury and Trade Solutions

Citi

Industry:

Finance

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Kausar Nawaz has over 14 years of experience in solution design, program and delivery management, and managing AI and Data Science implementations and operations. An adaptable, organized, and responsible performer, she delivers both tactical and strategic results by connecting business challenges with technology solutions in data, data science, and analytics. As the AI Lead for TTS, Kausar is building a progressive organization by embedding Data, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence into all aspects of the business with a focus on customer experience and business outcomes. She is responsible for building the AI practice, applying design thinking to data, and end-to-end implementation of data science use cases on the Big Data ecosystem. Some of her achievements include delivering an industry-first deposit forecasting and outlier detection tool and a conversational chatbot to assist business users with common data queries. Kausar’s capabilities include building business partnerships, data science expertise, establishing a robust pipeline of business use cases, and streamlining the end-to-end development and implementation process by establishing a program structure and strong governance with a focus on ROI. Her other mandates include mobilizing the TTS organization with training and knowledge sharing on self-service tools and data assets to promote an AI culture and managing use case adoption, commercialization, customer experience, and feedback loops to continuously improve existing solutions. Kausar joined Citi in 2005 as a software engineer responsible for implementing PeopleSoft ERP applications globally. She is credited for her versatility in the business and technology space for quickly understanding and implementing different technologies such as Business Objects, Business Process Management, Rules Engine, and Cloud and Big Data. Citi Marketplace and OneApproval are some of her major Citi-wide implementation achievements. Prior to joining Citi, Kausar worked at Nomura Bank as a PeopleSoft Implementation Specialist. In her last position, she implemented GL, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, HR, and CRM modules.