• Posted By L. Dodd
    Sunday, June 11 2017 at 7:00 AM
    (4/4) The time to make digital a priority is now. Mr Pira understands that, but not enough to elicit the change of traditional systems that are better equipped for a digital world. I am concerned about the ability for CIBC to lead the Digital arm of their new acquisition of PrivateBank. My intent is not to indict Mr Pira, but question the research of American Banker. For this industry to survive, it needs substantive digital transformations, not flash in the solutions.
  • Posted By L. Dodd
    Sunday, June 11 2017 at 6:57 AM
    (3/4) I applaud the alignment of using basic agile processes like the 60 day release cycle into Banking. But is it working? The latest reviews show business decisions over client needs. It appears to be antithetical to Mr Pira's points on client first. The PR brief was circulated quite well regarding the voice capability in CIBC's main app. However, if us merely voice to text on a search field. That is not natural language voice.
  • Posted By L. Dodd
    Sunday, June 11 2017 at 6:54 AM
    (2/4) Upon investigating Hello Home, it is apparent that the documents are not OCRed. Do people manually input the information from photos? Has the investment of the app made a distinguishable profit for CIBC? Has the app reduced client irritation? Has the app streamlined back office processes? If even more are answered no, then this cannot be worthy of the nomination.
  • Posted By L. Dodd
    Sunday, June 11 2017 at 6:52 AM
    (1/4) Please excuse my long comment. I've crossed paths with Mr Pira many times and he's charming, intelligent and a good salesman. He has made Digital prominent within CIBC, and that is no small feet for the risk adverse bank. Let us be fair, growing a team from 50 to 250 will encounter growing pains. Christina Kramer is no fool, she would step in if there was such suffering. However, what I want to provide is a commentary on the merits of the nomination.
  • Posted By S. Gupta
    Thursday, June 08 2017 at 10:50 PM
    You are far more right than you even know, Mr. Carlos. Fools' gold and toxic leader is how Mr. Pira should be described. Many great opportunities of brilliant projects have been missed because Mr. Pira is too busy "looking the part" and playing buzzword politics with executives, meanwhile being divisive and dismissive of his team below. In addition, a mortgage app that took 6 weeks by green interns and then 4 months to roll, can't be trusted. He is not worthy of being on this list.
  • Posted By J. Carlos
    Tuesday, June 06 2017 at 10:40 PM
    @Jan2017 u raise a good point!This guy seems to focus on only "looking the part" .Did a Google search on this "executive" & found an article on how he wears jeans to work & has yoga days & pizza lunches. Wow so innovative.Would been better if he spent half the time creating something that actually brings value to the customer. Another example of where those windfall profits from all the fee increases go for people like him to waste on "innovation hubs".#wannabe
  • Posted By Jan2017
    Tuesday, June 06 2017 at 6:35 PM
    The article focuses on only one half of the equation in lending business. Where is the risk and fraud mitigation perspective?
  • Posted By J. Carlos
    Tuesday, June 06 2017 at 12:32 PM
    Bit disappointed with this article.Though this guy's buzzwords sound amazing,their impact are a whimper. A mortgage app sounds appealing,for many this is a big life decision & thats where you need the relationship aspect of banking. Also, it does not have an Android version (WHAT??) which considering the target demographic is a big gap. They term it is termed as revolutionary, but why? Also heard it has OCR issues. As a keen observer in this space, the bar seems to be really low! Sorry!!