2023 HW Tech Trendsetter: David Baldwin

David Baldwin

David Baldwin is a transformative leader whose role in guiding Fannie Mae’s cloud strategy has been pivotal to the company’s digital transformation. His journey began in 2015 when he assumed the role of head of enterprise architecture, and in 2019, he took charge of the Cloud Center of Excellence. Throughout his tenure, Baldwin has spearheaded initiatives aimed at integrating critical cloud capabilities into the organization, with a strong focus on self-service, governance, automation, security, agility and robustness.

Under Baldwin’s leadership, his team achieved remarkable milestones, facilitating the adoption of cloud technology in a secure and efficient manner. Notable accomplishments include the development of an immutable backup solution, safeguarding the company against ransomware, external threats and malicious insiders. The team introduced a Cloud Governance Portal, providing a comprehensive view of security, operational and resiliency compliance across various cloud providers to support the company’s multi-cloud fit-for-purpose strategy. Baldwin’s team also implemented just-in-time data access capabilities, ensuring safe and timely data access for data scientists and analytics users.

Collaborating closely with multiple departments, including enterprise architecture, information security, resiliency, shared services, business, application development and production support, Baldwin’s team has been instrumental in advancing Fannie Mae’s digital transformation. This transformation has led to expedited time-to-market, faster credit review times through automated transaction triage capabilities and enhanced loan volume management due to the implementation of elastically scalable infrastructure.


David Baldwin


Vice President, Technology Management

Company Name:

Fannie Mae

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