Vanessa Fernandes

Vanessa Fernandes

CTO - Emerging Technologies and Open Source, Itaú Unibanco


Vanessa Fernandes is a leader and advocate for women in emerging technologies and a pioneer of change. Vanessa is an experienced technology leader with international expertise in originating/launching and managing successful global IT strategies.

Vanessa carries a number of executive credentials including an MBA in Technology from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, a certificate Innovation and Strategy from Harvard University and certificates in Management & Leadership and Managing Technical Organizations from MIT. 

Vanessa also acts as advisor, mentor and board member of several startups, which demonstrate her commitment with innovation with a forward thinking. Vanessa’s current focus is to help Itaú drive its global innovation strategy with the goal of being the most innovative and technologically advanced bank in Latin America