Sameet Gupte

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Banking and Financial Services and Managing Director, Europe, Virtusa. Sameet Gupte heads Virtusa’s Banking and Financial Services business unit globally. He holds additional responsibility for Virtusa's business operations in UK & Europe. In his professional career Sameet has lived and worked across USA, Asia, UK and Continental Europe. In his current role, he is responsible for building and executing the strategy for Banking and Financial Services globally. This includes driving significant revenue growth and profitability by building industry leading domain solutions. Sameet joined Virtusa in 2012 and is based out of London. In his previous role, he was responsible for growing the European business significantly for Virtusa across all Industries. Prior to Virtusa, Sameet spent 12 years with Headstrong where he lead and built successful businesses in North America, Europe and also served as the joint Managing Director for the ioint venture in Germany. Prior to Headstrong, Sameet worked with NCR Corporation and HCL in Asia. Sameet completed his Finance and Accounting Executive Program from Stanford Graduate School of Business in California and has a degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University.

Posts by Sameet Gupte

Will banks suffer casualties in the battle to own the customer experience?

Having access to a seamless multi-channel experience is paramount to a new generation of customers, many of whom are more likely to choose a slick mobile app over favourable interest rates. 0% balance transfers at the click of a button mean the days of the ‘bank for life’ are well and truly over – convenience 

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Transforming banking experience through a symbiotic brick and click relationship

Banks have come a long way from their early branch-heavy days to the new age of ‘anywhere, anytime’ banking. The onslaught of internet and mobile banking is throwing doubt on the continued relevance and feasibility of the branch. Couple this with the high operational and maintenance costs of the branch, and it raises the question 

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How payments and analytics deliver customer insights and drive loyalty

It’s well known that it’s more cost effective to sell to existing customers, than it is to acquire new ones. If businesses can gain extra insights into how their customers use their services, they can find new ways to tailor and customise those services to individual customers. Electronic payments make the interaction with a business 

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Re-inventing banking: Geospatial adoption drives “New World” business models

The pride and joy of every business is a loyal customer; one who believes in you, and trusts that he/she will get the best possible value every time he/she uses your services. “Trust” is a very strong and intangible emotion, which eventually translates into long term “Loyalty”; therefore every business has a responsibility to proactively 

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