Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that Sun Life has selected AWS as its cloud technology provider.
Sun Life will use AWS’s cloud technologies, including analytics, machine learning, storage, security, and databases, to drive operational efficiency.
AWS said Sun Life became the first company in Canada to launch a cloud skills training program, which is now available to Sun Life employees. The program brings together Sun Life’s cloud experts alongside AWS instructors to offer peer-to-peer learning and hands-on training to build cloud skills.
Over the next few months, Sun Life will certify the first 450 business and technical employees with this AWS program and will continue to train more employees to help expedite cloud adoption and develop new client-facing and internal capabilities.
Sun Life built development workspaces in North America and innovation labs in Asia to bring together IT teams and business leaders to innovate with AWS technologies. In Asia, for example, one of the labs created the Sun Life Secure Experience, which enables Sun Life advisors to collaborate with clients virtually using video conferencing and secure file sharing.
“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 Laura Money, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Sun Life.