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Dele Oladapo is Vice President & Chief Enterprise Architect and Technical Innovation Officer for Prudential Financial, Inc. In this role, he implements technology strategy and delivers information technology services designed to advance the company’s U.S. business strategy. He oversees efforts within Prudential’s Global Business and Technology Solutions (GBTS) to drive governance, architecture, systems automation, application development and end-user experience. Additionally, Oladapo leads several other teams focused on relationship management, end-user experience, and the design and development of enterprise solutions.
Oladapo is passionate about leveraging the unique skill sets of American military veterans in the technology arena, and oversees Prudential’s Office of Veterans Initiatives. He is an executive sponsor of Workforce Opportunity Services, a nonprofit training and hiring program that partners with Prudential to prepare military veterans and urban youth for careers in information technology and business operations.
He has served in several leadership roles within Prudential for more than 20 years, and was involved in the company’s demutualization, the Prudential of Japan/Gibraltar data center migration, and numerous business continuation technology planning efforts. In 2015, STEMconnector named him to its list of CIO/CTO Leaders of STEM.
A proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Oladapo holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University and an MBA from Columbia University.