Darlene Newman

Executive Director, Head of Internal Technology Research & Innovation, DTCC

Darlene Newman

As the executive director, head of internal technology research and innovation for DTCC, Darlene Newman leads research and experimentation of transformative solutions to support the firm's strategic mission to advance and protect the financial markets. Her instrumental role in driving DTCC’s open model of innovation has resulted in building strong relationships with renowned organizations and universities, such as Duke University. These partnerships gather research on emerging trends such as quantum, cloud, and artificial intelligence and their impact on the industry.

For over two decades, Darlene has been at the forefront of incubating, launching, and overseeing multiple high-profile and award-winning initiatives for startups and large organizations alike across financial services and consumer industries. 

She has worked with leading companies such as UBS, Estée Lauder, and Reckitt, and has led teams ranging from emerging tech research and digital transformation to execution and scale of new capabilities, including facial recognition, augmented reality (AR) / virtual reality (VR), and natural language processing (NLP).

Aside from launching one of the first digital streaming platforms on a mobile device, Darlene is passionate about inspiring and empowering women to be changemakers and to become the leaders of tomorrow. She is involved with several academic initiatives and organizations that foster growing women’s presence in the technology and data fields.