Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that Sun Life has chosen AWS as its cloud technology provider.
Sun Life will use AWS cloud technologies, including analytics, machine learning, storage, security and databases, to improve operational efficiency.
AWS said Sun Life has become 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 cloud experts alongside AWS instructors to provide peer-to-peer learning and hands-on training to develop cloud skills.
Over the next few months, Sun Life will certify the first 450 commercial and technical employees with this AWS program and continue to train more employees to help accelerate cloud adoption and develop new internal and customer-facing capabilities.
Sun Life has 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 allows Sun Life advisors to collaborate virtually with clients through video conferencing and secure file sharing.
“AWS’s cloud technology portfolio helps us be predictive, proactive and personal in taking customer insights and translating it into new digital ways to meet their needs,” said Laura Money, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Sun Life.