“Don’t just do the work — represent the value of the work”: A day in the life of Bank of America’s CIO of data management technology, Michelle Boston
- Bank of America’s CIO of data management technology, Michelle Boston, is a Latina who is, in her own words, “hooked on data”.
- She is one of those hardcore techies that Hollywood usually chooses to represent as a backpack-slinging white male in a hoodie.
What does a modern tech executive at a leading bank look like? If you ask me, the answer is Bank of America’s CIO of data management technology, Michelle Boston, a Latina who is, in her own words, “hooked on data”.
Boston is responsible for ensuring that BofA’s data is well managed and for strategizing techniques for data protection. Right now she and her team are busy sketching out plans for the end of the decade. “A lot of times we’re doing multigenerational planning or strategic planning. For the following year, we are already doing strategic planning for what we’re going to ask for, in 2025 through 2027. That work has to start now, because we’ll be proposing those projects really at the end of the first quarter,” she said.
No wonder most of her day is spent in meetings – how else do you play the oracle (pun intended)?