Visionary Leadership

Advisory Board

Meet our board members comprising well-respected leaders from the banking and financial services industry.

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Our Advisory Board comprise seasoned leaders with several decades of deep industry experience. The esteemed board members provide counsel, thought leadership, and invaluable guidance to steer Anaptyss’ overall vision and direction. They help us devise the strategy and positioning to deliver optimal solutions for mortgage, financial crime, commercial lending, and other target segments in the banking and financial services industry

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Allison Sagraves
Allison Sagraves

Allison Sagraves is a recognized authority on data and analytics strategy and advises start-ups, companies, and leaders on data monetization and strategy.

As an early enterprise chief data officer in the industry, Allison helped define the role and has achieved international recognition, named to the 2022 Top 100 Global Data and Analytics Innovators, 2022 Top 50 Data and Analytics Leaders, and three-time Global Data Power Women. Allison is a founding faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon University Chief Data and Analytics Officer Program, where she is now both a faculty member and advisor.

After serving as the founding Chief Data Officer of M&T Bank, a Top 20 U.S. Bank, Allison formed her own consulting firm and serves a growing portfolio of global clients. Allison is a popular speaker at top conferences, most recently at CES 2023, where she spoke on Banking in the Age of AI. Allison also consults and delivers content and training on data management concepts for organizations such as the American Bankers Association and Datacamp.

Allison is an advisor to, a Snowflake partner whose platform accelerates enterprise adoption and value realization from the Snowflake Data Cloud. She is an advisor to Uplinq Financial Technologies, a purpose-driven company promoting financial inclusion through an innovative data-driven credit assessment platform. In addition, Allison is an advisor to Ultranauts, a data engineering company that uses the Universal Workplace model to embrace diversity and serve as a replicable blueprint for other employers.

Allison graduated from Harvard Business School, for whom she serves on the Board of the Western New York Harvard Business School Club and teaches in the Management Development Program for Rising Leaders.

Allison serves as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, and has served on numerous non-profit boards in arts and education. Allison is an honors graduate of Smith College, where she majored in Economics and Government.

Prior to attending Harvard Business School, Allison served on the White House Staff and worked for The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, International Paper, Barclays Bank, and Deloitte. Allison lives in Western New York with her husband, D. Gregory Connors, a former member of The Buffalo News Editorial Board. They have three grown children. Allison is a beekeeper and steward of a forest, and has launched her life and business philosophy under her brand Applied Serendipity℠ and Allison Sagraves, LLC.


  • 2022 Top 100 Global Data and Analytics Innovators
  • 2022, 2021, 2020 Global Data Power Women, CDO Magazine
  • 2022 Top 50 Data and Analytics Professionals
  • 2021 and 2022 Business Transformation 150 (BT150) Constellation G
  • 2020 Top 100 Global Data and Analytics Innovators
  • 2018 Top 50 Data and Analytics Professionals in US/Canada
  • 2017 Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement

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