Sun Life selects Amazon Web Services as its long-term cloud technology provider

Move is part of its ongoing digital transformation

Sun Life selects Amazon Web Services as its long-term cloud technology provider


By Lyle Adriano

Sun Life has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) to serve as its long-term strategic cloud technology provider.

Through this partnership, Sun Life will use AWS’ portfolio of cloud technologies, including analytics, machine learning, storage, security, and databases. Sun Life noted this will enable it to become the first company in Canada to introduce an “immersive cloud skills training program” for its employees.

The employee training program, called “Catalysts for Cloud,” will leverage the AWS Skills Guild and will focus on attracting and developing top talent. Over the next few months, Sun Life will certify the first 450 business and technical employees through the program. The insurer will train more employees to expedite cloud adoption as it develops new client-facing and internal capabilities.

As part of its move to accelerate digital transformation, Sun Life has also built development workspaces in North America and innovation labs in Asia.

“Our aim in moving to the cloud is to be a digital innovator for our clients and use technology to shape how we work and develop employees at Sun Life. AWS’s portfolio of cloud technologies help us to be predictive, proactive, and personal by taking client insights and translating them into new, digital ways to meet their needs,” said Sun Life chief information officer and executive vice president Laura Money. “I dream of the day when we get client insights in the morning and deliver a solution by the evening. I’m excited to know we can realize this dream with our teams working differently using AWS.”

“Sun Life has a long history of embracing digital technology to offer new services and features that keep customers at the centre of everything they do,” added AWS vice president of financial services Frank Fallon. “By running on the world’s leading cloud, Sun Life has the agility to quickly build and scale new platforms to give customers more ways to manage their portfolios as the demand for digital services continues to grow.”

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