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Giri Iyengar Assumes Role as Vice President, AI Foundations at Capital One

With a distinguished career marked by innovation and leadership, Iyengar is set to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of AI at Capital One.

In a strategic move, Capital One has appointed Giri Iyengar as the Vice President of AI Foundations, signaling a commitment to harnessing the power of artificial intelligence for transformative banking solutions. With a distinguished career marked by innovation and leadership, Iyengar is set to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of AI at Capital One.

A Seasoned Innovator with a Broad Spectrum of Expertise

Giri Iyengar brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in diverse domains, including Big Data, Social Networking, Medical Image Analytics, Content Analytics, Audio-Visual Speech Processing, and Multimedia Signal Processing. His extensive academic credentials from top-tier universities and work experience in leading research laboratories underline his rare combination of research, development, and management skills.

Driving Change at Capital One

In his current role as Vice President, AI Foundations, Iyengar is focused on leveraging the exciting capabilities enabled by GenAI techniques to address impactful business problems. Capital One, known for its commitment to using AI to change banking for the better, has entrusted Iyengar with the responsibility of steering AI initiatives towards solving complex challenges.

A Track Record of Leadership and Innovation

Prior to his current role, Iyengar served as the Vice President of Machine Learning Engineering, Enterprise Platforms at Capital One, where he played a key role in using AI to make banking more human. His team, a passionate group of innovators, worked at the cutting edge of Marketing Tech, building powerful, personalized, and intuitive experiences for customers.

Experience Across Prominent Organizations

Before joining Capital One, Iyengar held significant positions at eBay, AOL Platforms, and Notably, as Sr. Director and Head of Computer Vision at eBay, he led Engineering and Product Development for Computer Vision, showcasing his expertise in cutting-edge technologies.

Academic Contributions and Teaching Experience

Beyond his corporate roles, Iyengar has made notable contributions to academia. As an Adjunct Professor at the City University of New York, he taught “Fundamentals of Computational Mathematics” in the MS in Data Analytics program. His commitment to education extends to Cornell Tech, where he lectured on “Data Science in the Wild.”

A History of Entrepreneurial Ventures

Iyengar’s journey includes entrepreneurial ventures, with roles such as Chief Technology Officer at and Signal Patterns. At, his team developed a Big Data platform providing predictive analytics for high-volume, time-ordered data sets, ultimately acquired by AOL Platforms.

Looking Ahead: AI Foundations at Capital One

Giri Iyengar’s appointment as Vice President, AI Foundations, underscores Capital One’s dedication to staying at the forefront of AI innovation in the financial sector. His broad skill set, encompassing research, development, and management, positions him as a key player in Capital One’s ongoing AI journey.

Anshika Mathews

Anshika Mathews

Anshika is an Associate Research Analyst working for the AIM Leaders Council. She holds a keen interest in technology and related policy-making and its impact on society. She can be reached at

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