Deepak Gupta

Senior Executive & Vice President, Engineering - Cars24, India

Deepak Gupta is a senior executive and the Vice President of Engineering at Cars24 Financial Services, boasting over two decades of experience at the nexus of technology and business. He is a distinguished figure in the FinTech and AI domains, recognized for his thought leadership and extensive innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. He is an industry expert in modern engineering, enterprise architecture, microservices, and cloud-based scalable platform solutions.

In his current role, Deepak leads the expansion of Cars24's financial services, enhancing its FinTech and AI presence, including within the NBFC sector and AutoTech domain. Previously, Deepak served as the Global Head of Technology at Airtel Africa, where he spearheaded successful FinTech products such as Airtel Payments Bank and Airtel Money. His work included initiatives in digital payments, merchant payments, cross-border remittances, lendTech, RegTech, business banking, and developer portals across 14 African countries.

Deepak has been pivotal in developing resilient engineering platforms, scalable FinTech solutions, and cutting-edge websites, apps, and products. He is a strong advocate for leveraging technology to drive positive change, focusing on strategic use rather than trend-chasing to address complex challenges and optimize operational efficiency.

Beyond his professional responsibilities, Deepak is actively engaged in mentoring, consulting, and speaking engagements. He is a prominent member of several esteemed tech leadership communities, including being a LinkedIn Top Voice for AI and Data Architecture, a Forbes Technology Council member leader, and an active participant in the MIT CIO community and Chief Architect Forum, among others. He has been published on various platforms such as Forbes Technology Council, Thinkers360 AI community, LinkedIn Newsletters on FinTech, AI and architecture, ET CIO, and McKinsey & Company. Additionally, his book on AI is set to be published soon.

As a global keynote speaker, Deepak is frequently invited to share his insights at prominent events worldwide. His recent engagements include the Microsoft AI Movement, Conventional AI and Customer Experience Summit in India and Indonesia, Step Conference Dubai, Leap Dubai, World Finance Forum Singapore, World IT Forum Singapore, Amazon Executive Leaders' Summit, Google Leadership Summit, IBM and NetNex’s ‘AI for Leaders’ Summit, Oracle’s ‘Mastering multi-cloud strategy for Business Growth’, Okta ‘AI in identity’ summit, SAP BTP Innovation Day among other prestigious tech leadership forums.