Bob Bastian is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Prudential Individual Life Insurance and Annuities businesses. Bastian leads industry experts in creating modern digital and technology solutions, crucial for serving customer needs in a rapidly evolving financial technology landscape. Bastian drives comprehensive changes across multiple dimensions including culture, talent, organization, process and architecture which have dramatically improved time-to-market, reduced cost and established sustainability for future growth. Bastian joined Prudential in 1999 and has spent the majority of his time as part of the Life business. In this role he was instrumental in the successful onboarding of the Hartford business, leading over 25 cross functional teams toward a seamless integration.