AXA Gulf adopts Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable digital transformation across its organisation

AXA Gulf, a leading insurance provider in the region, will leverage new AWS Middle East Region to be closer to customers

  

Dubai: AXA Gulf today announced that it will move the vast majority of its technology infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to improve its services, increase security, and become more agile on the world’s leading cloud. AXA in the Gulf will be leveraging the new AWS Middle East Region in Bahrain as it undergoes an IT revamp and digital transformation in order to better serve customers.

By using AWS infrastructure for the majority of its platforms, including its core applications, AXA in the Gulf will be able to focus on building even more innovative products and services for customers, thanks to shifting towards a cloud-native application development model. This is estimated to reduce the product development cycle by at least 20%. The migration will also enable AXA in the Gulf to generate business value from its data, as it leverages data lake tools such as Amazon Simple Storage Service and AWS Glue, as well as analytics tools for big data processing, real-time analytics, operational analytics and much more. AXA will also utilise machine learning services such as Amazon SageMaker, to build predictive models to better understand customer behaviour and deliver personalised offerings. It will also benefit from the highly secure AWS data centre and network architecture, in addition to the AWS security, identity, and compliance services to maintain the highest levels of data security.

Javier Cásedas, Chief Information Officer at AXA Gulf said, “Working with AWS to enable digital transformation across our organisation is in line with our overall strategy of being a true partner for our customers. Our collaboration with AWS helps us to improve our business operations to achieve greater efficiency as well as security for our customers, which was a key driver for the migration, allowing us to further enhance our longstanding commitment to security. Additionally, the proximity of AWS’s new Middle East data centres will help us remain close to our regional customers in our cloud transition to further achieve AXA’s ambition of empowering people to live a better life.”

Vinod Krishnan, Head of MENA, AWS, said, “We are excited to be working with AXA Gulf and supporting its digital transformation through the power of cloud computing. With the launch of the new AWS Middle East Region in Bahrain, we are bringing leading cloud technologies so our customers can innovate faster while being close to their end users. AXA Gulf today is benefiting from the security, breadth of services, and the agility of AWS so it can remain focused on building the most innovative insurance solutions for its customers.”

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ABOUT AXA

AXA, one of the largest global insurers, is a worldwide leader in Insurance and Asset Management with a purpose of empowering people to live a better life. In the Gulf region, AXA has been present for more than 68 years, offering a wide range of insurance products and services for corporate, SME and individual customers.

AXA in the Gulf is one of the largest international players in the G.C.C., covering the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar markets, with a workforce of over 800 employees, 25 branches and retail shops region-wide and over 1 million customers. With a range of products and services tailored to each customer, covering property & casualty insurance and life & health insurance, AXA in the Gulf is a multi-lined one-stop shop insurer.

Additionally, AXA is focused on helping the world better face climate risk, whilst also extending protection and risk knowledge to the public, in an effort to contribute to global economic development and become a trusted partner for customers in the region.

Recognised as a leading insurance brand, AXA has won several awards for its quality of services and products. For more information visit www.axa.ae  and follow us on

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

AXA:
Tony Hamad
Regional Brand & Communication Manager
Tony.Hamad@axa-gulf.com
+971 4 447 6181 

WEBER SHANDWICK:

David Ross
Senior Account Director
DRoss@webershandwick.com
+971 4 445 4260                                                

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