Saji Pillai

Saji heads the payment practice at Virtusa where he is responsible for building the practice, strategic solutioning and thought leadership. With over 25 years of experience in BFSI and telecom industry, he has been a key driver in the payment digital transformation for clients across the world. Saji’s experience spans across core banking, payment transformation, EFT Switching, ATM and POS channels, cards & payments, customer experience and digital banking. From an IT perspective, he has led a large transformation program and his expertise lies in IT strategy, business architecture, technology rationalization, application modernization, program governance and solution delivery. He had scripted serval thought leadership articles on Digitization and Smart ATM’s for Linkedin and I have done white papers in Linkedin and several blogs on Mobile wallets, Agile methodologies and the like. Prior to Virtusa, Saji worked with Plintorn technology ODC of LYCA - a Leading UK Telecom where he was the Delivery Head for their financial services (LYCA Card, LYCA P2P, and Telecom Billing). His other stints include a Product Head at Opussoft, Delivery Project Manager at ACI (former S1 Services Ltd) and Product Head at Datavision Pvt. Ltd to name few. Saji holds an MBA from the University of Wales and is a certified ISMS Lead Auditor and a Certified Scrum Master.


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