Historically, financial services has lagged other industries in moving to the cloud based on concerns about security and data protection. As cloud gains greater acceptance, financial services organizations are adopting cloud computing in greater numbers. On this episode, we talk with one CIO who has adopted a cloud first approach to computing. Mary Cecola, the Chief Information Officer of Antares Capital, explains her approach to cloud and offers advice for making a smooth transition. 

Mary joined Antares in 2016 from Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines where she served as chief business technology officer. Prior to FHLB, Mary was global CIO, asset management for Deutsche Bank and held IT-related roles at Zurich Scudder Investments, Scudder Kemper Investments and Zurich Kemper Investments. Mary holds bachelor’s degree in political science and a masters degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University.