As the Global Head for the Data Platform, Middleware and Messaging Architecture and Engineering, Panna is responsible for the product strategy, platform engineering, vendor relationship, licensing, risk management and enabling standardization, simplification, automation and innovation across the data platform.

Before taking on the role at Bank of America, Panna was Global head of Engineering Developer Experience(DX) at Bloomberg. The focus of ‘Developer Experience’ is on improving developer productivity and enabling an environment to create and build innovative solutions. The team provides the framework and methodology across the software developer life-cycle tools, code governance and architecture, as well as Engineering learning experience through documentation and training. Panna also led a major transformational change to enable Agile Software development.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Panna was a Technical Fellow, Vice President at Goldman Sachs for 14 years, leading major transformational changes across multiple disciplines. In here last role, Panna was the global head for the SDLC framework and tools, adoption and training.

Prior to which she managed the Application Performance and Capacity Management function, spanning across all applications at Goldman Sachs. Prior to that, her expertise was in database technologies, and achieving performance and operational efficiencies for the database platform.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, she has worked for multiple years companies like JPMorgan and Chase, NY and JPMorgan Guaranty Trust , Asia(Singapore), NIIT, Pune (India), as a database consultant. .

Panna earned a Masters in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology, and has a Bachelors majoring in Economics(with honors), from the Pune University, India.

In her spare time, Panna loves to read, garden, crochet and works extensively in mentoring, coaching and encouraging women to stay in technology , stay technical and pursue careers in STEM. She volunteers time with ‘Girls Who Code’, as a judge at ‘FIRST Robotics’, as a committee member for Grace Hopper Conference Paper selection process, assistant in Equine Therapy. She lives in Livingston, NJ.

Summits Attended: 2018 NY Mentors, 2019 SF

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