Sadia Halim was recently appointed the Global Head of Digital Innovation & Transformation, FIC with a focus on Financial Institutions clients. Prior to this role, she was the Head of Innovation CIB Americas where she managed a team responsible for the collaboration, acceleration and execution of activities to foster and promote an innovative culture across the platform. This entailed researching and developing capabilities in emerging technologies such as blockchain and AI, in addition to building and maintaining external relationships with the fintech ecosystem. She has 19 years of experience in the financial industry across research, asset management, and banking. She joined BNP Paribas in 2011, as a Senior Banker in the Financial Institutions Client Coverage Group based in NY with responsibility for a portfolio of banks and finance companies. In her banking role she focused on origination, relationship management, client strategies, industry issues, and product development. She looked across regions and products, delivering the full BNP Paribas platform to U.S. financial institutions. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of NYSSA, as well as a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. Additionally, she is board member of Biobus, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.