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About the Podcast

“All these cliches about hey, change is difficult, change is hard. But I am yet to meet a person to whom I can give a million dollar check and that person is going to tell me, “Oh, that’s too much change for me, I’m not going to take that million dollars.”


In her role as CIO of Regions Bank, Amala Duggirala is very familiar with the need to respond to changing customer expectations, and her insights on leading technological and organizational transformation are not to be missed. Discover why transformative leadership is more art than science, what impact ‘social proof’ can have on your initiatives, and the three pillars of effective leadership: the humility to listen, the courage to face reality, and the vulnerability to admit when you screwed up.

About the Speaker

Amala Duggirala is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Regions Bank. She is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Duggirala is responsible for Application Development, Corporate Computing, Information Security, Information Technology Governance, Deposit Operations, Payment Operations, Fraud and Cash Operations, Card and ATM Operations, Loan Operations, Collections, and the Contact Center. Duggirala joined Regions in 2017 as Enterprise Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Regions, she served as Chief Technology Officer at Kabbage and Executive Vice President of Global Software Development and Implementation Services at ACI Worldwide. Duggirala began her career as an engineer in telecommunications for Century Link and British Telecom where she held a variety of leadership positions. Duggirala earned her degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. She holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a certification in Advanced Project Management from Stanford University. 

Your Host
Mark Jeffries
Former Merrill Lynch stockbroker turned author and Keynote Speaker, Mark Jeffries, has become a trusted adviser and communications consultant to some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations. Mark has spoken in front of more than 100,000 event delegates, published two books, appeared on Network TV numerous times and has launched an innovative e-learning course, “The Art of Business Influence - Selling without Selling.”