2024

Ashish Gupta

Entrant Company

Ashish Gupta

Category

Information Technology - Technical Professional of the Year

Client's Name

Capital One

Country / Region

United States

Mr. Gupta boasts a remarkable career spanning over 20 years as a highly accomplished IT professional, showcasing expertise across Telecom, Banking, and Financial Services. Specializing in developing highly secure, scalable, and performant distributed platforms, he has successfully deployed solutions globally. Holding executive roles in prominent organizations like Huawei, Capital One, and IonIdea, Mr. Gupta has managed profit and loss responsibilities, engineering teams, and budgets across diverse geographies.

During his tenure at Huawei, leading the Enterprise Business Unit, he engineered and delivered software-based distributed platforms to global telecom service providers, overseeing an annual revenue exceeding $70 million. His contributions extended to building platforms and middleware deployed in major telecom networks worldwide, serving billions of users.

Transitioning to Capital One as Senior Director of Software Engineering, Mr. Gupta manages teams with a substantial budget, demonstrating leadership in engineering large-scale platforms. He played a pivotal role in transforming Capital One into the sole bank fully operational in the public cloud, resulting in an annual savings of over $500 million in data center costs—an unparalleled achievement in the industry.

The platforms developed under Mr. Gupta's guidance at Capital One are pivotal for Data and API Security, processing over 14 billion API transactions daily and protecting 550+ Petabytes of cloud data. Additionally, he has contributed significantly to cloud cost optimization and ensuring customer privacy, consent, and external data sharing.

Beyond his technical prowess, Mr. Gupta actively shapes the organizational tech strategy, vision, and roadmap, contributing to technology transformation at Capital One. Recognized as a top performer, he is esteemed for his niche engineering skills and serves as a mentor and coach to multiple Directors and Distinguished Engineers, fostering their professional growth.

In summary, Mr. Gupta's distinguished career is marked by unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and leadership in developing cutting-edge technology solutions. His impact resonates across the telecom, banking, and financial services sectors, positioning him as a formidable IT professional with a wealth of experience and expertise.

Credits

Senior Director, Software Engineering, Capital One
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