The national tech training nonprofit, NPower, announces Sangy Vatsa, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Digital Officer at FIS, joins their national board of directors in January 2021.
Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Brooklyn, NY - Jan 06, 2021 - The national tech training nonprofit, NPower, has announced the addition of a new member to its national board of directors and its Detroit Regional Advisory Board: Sangy Vatsa, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Digital Officer at FIS, a global leader in financial services technology.
Vatsa has spent more than 30 years working across the financial services, manufacturing, technology, and travel industries. Prior to FIS in 2020, Vatsa served as the EVP and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Comerica Bank. In this role, Vatsa was responsible for the digital transformation of the bank based on the technology strategy he created in 2016- TechVision2020. This strategy ultimately helped increase the bank’s performance, elevate customer service, boost revenue, and optimize cost.
Vatsa also has experience working in various global roles at American Express and Ford Motor Company (and Ford Financial Services) for 10 and 13 years respectively. He has also served on several enterprise technology advisory boards and as an Independent Board Advisor to startups.
Bertina Ceccarelli, CEO of NPower, says Mr. Vatsa’s vast experience building global teams and driving digital transformation will help NPower’s mission of bringing more diversity to technology at a faster pace.
“As a member of our national board of directors, Sangy’s expertise and strategic leadership skills will have a noticeable impact on NPower,” says the CEO of NPower, Bertina Ceccarelli. “Sangy will help NPower continue to innovate to meet the needs of the underserved communities we aim to provide with a range of tech skills and the opportunity to succeed in this industry.”
Vatsa has experience working with both technology and nonprofit organizations, including Digital Lakes, a nonprofit he founded to boost the digital dexterity of the Michigan region. He has also invested time in supporting youth, holding a position on the board of Boys and Girls Club and on the board of Arizona Technology Council, promoting STEM-related goals for the youth.
“The services that NPower provides are integral to helping support the youth, veterans, and under-represented minority in our communities,” said Vatsa. “I am thrilled to join as a board member and work with NPower to achieve its mission of bringing more diversity to the technology industry.”
NPower is a national tech training nonprofit on a mission to move people from poverty to the middle class. NPower concentrates on providing youth from underserved communities and veterans with a range of tech skills and finding them quality jobs. NPower also places students in paid internships with corporate and nonprofit organizations. Students who enter their free, six-month program, earn industry-recognized certifications and graduate with the competencies of an IT professional with one to two years of experience. Eighty percent of NPower graduates get a full-time job or continue their education. Not only is NPower changing life trajectories for individuals from vulnerable communities but they are also strengthening the overall competitiveness of U.S. businesses hamstrung by today’s limited pool of IT talent. To learn more about NPower, visit http://www.npower.org.
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