CSO100 Award 2017

Padmanambha started his career as a Programmer at Namaste Exports. After a few years of experience as a Systems Analyst and a Team leader, he began his journey with Karnataka Bank. Today, he has earned over two decades of experience at the Bank. Currently, Padmanambha heads the core banking implementation for more than 300 branches. He has been involved in building a team of implementors since the year 2000.    He has played a key role in the migration of three types of databases by developing a tool for the purpose. With thirteen years of work experience as IT head, he has contributed vastly to the IT department. He oversees the IT for the ATMs, the internet banking, mobile banking, KIOSK and all the other branches of the Bank.     Padmanabha, who is also graduate from NIIT Bangalore, has briefly worked in Risk Managment department, along with the areas of credit, markets and operational risk. The bank was facilitated with IDRBT Special Award for the Use of IT for Internal effectiveness, and Best Bank for Managing IT Risk Award, that was both possible because of Padmanambha’s contributions. He is also a winner of Hitachi Data Systems CIO of the year award (2009).