Kavita Rao is Head of Digital Technology at City National Bank (CNB) leading digital transformation. She is responsible for City National’s personal, business, and mobile banking. She has brought in agility and automation at the bank to help with scalability and speed to market, enabling a value driven digital journey for the bank’s clients. Before joining CNB, she was with Capital One where she was leading a wide variety of digital transformation initiatives, including a multi-year acquisition omni channel modernization program and a machine learning driven program for generating merchant insights on millions of credit cards transactions.

Kavita has 20+ years of experience in building scalable customer-facing platforms at CNB, Capital One, Citi Retail Services, and JP Morgan. With in-depth business, functional, and technical knowledge, she has successfully built and led cross functional teams. She is passionate about Women in Tech and other diversity programs and likes to spread the message of women to “Get in and Stay in Tech” via various platforms like AnitaB.org, Latina Geeks, and Women Who Code.


Kavita Rao
Head of Personal, Business, and Mobile Banking
City National Bank