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Vice President, Emerging Technology - Strategic Partnerships & Disruptive Technology

Company: Prudential Financial, Inc.
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Job Classification:Technology - IT Infrastructure/Operations Prudential's Global Technology team is the spark that ignites the power of Prudential for our customers and employees worldwide. Our organization plays a critical and highly visible role in delivering customer-driven solutions across every area of the company. The Global Technology team is made up of diverse, agile-thinking, and highly-skilled professionals; we use our combined capabilities to enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability and efficiency. - - The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA. When you join the Global Technology organization at Prudential, you'll unlock a challenging and impactful career - all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world's leading financial services institutions. Emerging Technology leads and partners across Prudential to create visible, competitively differentiating business impact by driving identification, adoption and/or commercialization of breakthrough technologies, partnerships, and ecosystems, while serving as a cultural catalyst for innovation.Based out of Palo Alto, CA, the VP, Emerging Technology - Strategic Partnerships & Disruptive Technology will identify, partner and lead the adoption path to minimum viable product (MVP) for disruptive technology startups and platforms. A key component of this role is to establish a partnership with PruVen, the venture and growth equity platform created in partnership with Prudential. The Prudential Emerging Technology role will provide input into the PruVen roadmap in the context of the broader Prudential technology and business ecosystem and understand the pipeline of vendors and partners identified by PruVen to inform the Emerging Technology strategy and roadmap.In addition to the collaboration with PruVen, this role is accountable for more broadly exploring disruptive technologies, partnerships and ecosystems that drive revenue growth or cost savings for Prudential's businesses. Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as main point of contact and liaison between Prudential and PruVen for exchange of strategic roadmaps and collaboration for proof of concepts (POCs) and commercial relationships
  • Advise on emerging technology and themes in the context of business strategies and challenges, bringing deep technology subject matter expertise to each opportunity
  • Oversee proof of concept incubation to MVP for identified opportunities in collaboration with key Global Technology and business partners for execution
  • Curate and develop a portfolio of relationships with key VC/PE firms, emerging technology vendors, startups, universities, R/D organizations and technology accelerators/incubators, forging partnerships for specific needs of the enterprise
  • Collaborate to execute ecosystem development including, but not limited to, executing external Prudential technology and innovation summits, domain-specific business focused research, VC/PE roadshows, emerging technology showcases, technology executive briefing sessions Qualifications & Key Skills
    • Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Background in engineering, computer science, or other technical field; experience with enterprise technology innovation accelerators a plus
    • Previous experience in venture capital, investment banking, strategic consulting, or experience at a venture-backed startup
    • Technical Expertise: deep understanding of and experience with modern technology stacks; keeps current with technology advancements
    • Business Acumen: understands the strategic business needs of the company and the impact of disruptive technology; leverages external marketplace research and business insights to drive outcomes
    • Relationship Building and Interpersonal Skills: -robust skill and appetite to form relationships and build network within the venture, technology, and the entrepreneurial community as well as with key stakeholders and business leaders at all levels across the organization; organizationally savvy with the desire to collaborate and successful operate across the organization
    • Execution Skills: proven ability to influence and collaborate with others and drive results, with a strong track record of achieving challenging objectives
    • Analysis: ability to identify and assess key points, implications and recommendations through thought leadership and superior problem-solving skills; uses a logical, systematic, sequential approach to understand both the business and what is needed to achieve successful business results
    • Communications Skills: exceptional written and verbal communication skills -
    • Intellectual Curiosity: continuous learning mindset with demonstrated aptitude for understanding strategic investments and new technologies- Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom. Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services. We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand. Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law. - The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates. Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, which may include an assessment, please call (800) 433-8960, prompt 4 or email . Please note that the above number and email are solely for individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation. If you are experiencing a technical issue with your application or an assessment, please email to request assistance.

Keywords: Prudential Financial, Inc., Sunnyvale , Vice President, Emerging Technology - Strategic Partnerships & Disruptive Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Sunnyvale, California

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