Vinod Baya

Vinod Baya

Head of Emerging Technology, Studio

"Innovation is a journey with many twists and turns. I feel inspired by the innovators and entrepreneurs who look around the corners and anticipate what is coming."


Innovation, Emerging Technologies, Research & Development, Strategy, Thought Leadership


Vinod is the Head of Emerging Technology at Citi Ventures Studio. He leads efforts to identify, experiment with, and create new strategic options for Citi at the intersection of emerging technologies and the future of the financial services industry.

Prior to Citi Ventures Vinod was at KPMG, where he led the emerging technology scouting function to create new growth options, direct investments, and accelerate innovation. Previously, Vinod was at PwC providing strategy consulting and M&A advice and leading thought leadership. Vinod started his career as a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center.

Vinod has a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where he also serves as an industry coach for a graduate level project-based learning class (ME310). He has a son in college and lives in Silicon Valley with his wife, daughter, and the family dog.