Week 2023


Charith Mendis

Worldwide Banking Industry Leader, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

November 22, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Keynote: How the banking sector’s use of AI and Machine Learning can drive innovation in government

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Charith Mendis is the Worldwide Banking Industry Leader for Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this role, he works with leading banking organizations globally to transform their existing businesses and bring innovative solutions to the market by leveraging cloud capabilities. Charith has over 15 years of experience developing solutions for financial services organizations across North America, Asia, and the Europe/Middle East/Africa regions. Prior to AWS, Charith worked at Deloitte and KPMG, and was responsible for multiple digital transformation programs across the front, middle, and back offices of global clients. Across these engagements, Charith has managed the end-to-end lifecycle, including defining the overall business strategy, optimizing operating models, and implementing technology to meet business and regulatory outcomes. Charith is a frequent public speaker, with recent appearances including Money 20/20, the largest global fintech event for the payments, financial services innovation, and connected commerce sectors.

Charith Mendis