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Aegon Life Selects IBM Cloud to Enhance Customer Experience

IBM Hybrid Cloud platform to enable customer’s ‘Digital and Direct’ model
IBM Resiliency Services will help to accelerate business response

Bengaluru, KARNATAKA, India - 07 Dec 2016: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a multi-million dollar, five-year agreement with Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited, to provide a hybrid cloud solution hosted from IBM datacenters in New Mumbai and Bangalore. This will enable them to more quickly launch new products to the market, while improving the efficiency of its IT operations.

As a part of the agreement, IBM will also help maintain continuous business operations and improve overall business resiliency via the IBM Cloud through the IBM datacenter in Mumbai, while creating a scalable IT service platform for Aegon Life India’s infrastructure and applications environment.

Aegon is one of the world’s leading financial service organizations that provides life insurance, pensions and asset management across the globe. Aegon Life in India provides its clients the option to buy policies digitally and wants to enhance the customer experience by working with IBM.

The opening of the marketplace to new entrants meant that consumers have a choice of service providers to go to, making it critical for Aegon Life to maintain its competitive edge. To enhance their customers’ experience and make it easier for them to purchase insurance policies and plans, the company decided to migrate to a ‘direct to consumer and digital’ model by creating an online portal, powered by IBM Cloud.

Aegon Life not only required a seamless IT infrastructure scale-up to meet the growing needs of its clients, but it also wanted to ensure that its business minimized the potential for downtime.  Aegon Life turned to IBM to support their IT environments’ transition to IBM hybrid cloud that would enable faster time to market. This will allow Aegon Life to more easily connect and engage better with their customers. A robust IT infrastructure will enhance the company’s digital journey and will provide their customers with the option of making online financial purchases.  

Mr. K S Gopalakrishnan, Managing Director & CEO of Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited, said, “In a marketplace that never closes and where customers need anytime access to solutions, insurers must achieve reliable up-time and deliver high-quality cost effective service around the clock.  As we look to scale our business, we were looking for a forward looking integrated IT that could provide us real-time access to relevant information and help us mitigate the impact of external threats, thus enhancing our customer experience.”  

“Digital technologies are redefining the consumer behavior and organizations are reassessing their go to market strategy. By leveraging IBM Cloud and IBM Resiliency Services’ business continuity capabilities, Aegon Life will now be able to provide a more holistic coverage for their customers, which will in turn support their vision of delivering differentiated client experiences,” said Ajay Mittal, Director Infrastructure Services, IBM.

About Aegon Life Insurance Company

For further information about Aegon Life Insurance, please visit: https://www.aegonlife.com/

About IBM

For more information on IBM India, please visit http://www.ibm.com/in/en/

Contact(s) information

Zoya Philip
IBM External Relations
+91 9972213435
zophilip@in.ibm.com

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