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Sandeep Uthra Recognized as One of The Leading CTOs to Watch in 2024 by USA Today


Sandeep Uthra, an award-winning global business technology executive, has been honored by USA Today as one of the Leading CTOs to Watch in 2024. His impressive track record has placed him among the top candidates for this recognition, selected from a pool of over 80,000 CTOs. As the Chief Technology Officer for OneAZ Credit Union, Uthra’s leadership transcends traditional IT roles. He actively designs OneAZ’s digital future and steers the technological direction to ensure the organization remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving financial services sector.

ith over two decades of experience driving innovation within financial institutions, Uthra has firmly established himself as a visionary and transformational leader. His strategic approach is deeply rooted in enhancing consumer experiences and fostering strategic growth through cutting-edge innovations. Uthra’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology in the financial industry is evident in his work, which consistently emphasizes the integration of advanced technologies to meet the needs of modern consumers.

Uthra’s forward-thinking mindset has propelled OneAZ Credit Union into the spotlight and earned him numerous national and international accolades. He received the prestigious Orbie Award from the Capital CIO and Charlotte CIO Leadership Associations in 2022 and 2019, respectively. These awards recognize chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Uthra’s recognition by these esteemed organizations underscores his exceptional contributions to the field of information technology.

In addition to his role at OneAZ Credit Union, Uthra is a respected member of the Forbes Technology Council, a curated community of senior-level technology executives. His involvement in this council allows him to share insights and collaborate with other technology leaders, further driving innovation and excellence in the industry.

In 2024, Uthra joined the Arizona Tech Council and Metal Blockchain Advisory council. This role underscores his commitment to mentoring and guiding the next generation of technology leaders. He also contributes to the academic community as a member of the Advisory Board for the Wake Forest School of Business’ Master of Science in Business Analytics program. These positions enable Uthra to shape the future of business and technology education, ensuring that emerging professionals are well-equipped to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing landscape.

Uthra holds an Executive MBA from the McColl School of Business and a degree in Computer Engineering from India, showcasing a solid technical and strategic business leadership foundation. His educational background and extensive professional experience make him a formidable force in technology leadership.

Commenting on his recognition by USA Today, Sandeep Uthra said, “It is an incredible honor to be named one of the Leading CTOs to Watch in 2024 by USA Today. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire OneAZ Credit Union team. Our collective efforts to drive innovation and deliver exceptional value to our members make achievements like this possible. I am excited to continue our journey towards shaping the future of financial services through technology.”

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