SECURING T CLOUD WITH
Yanna Winter , CIO of Generali Global Corporate and Commercial ( GC & C ) and Generali UK
Generali is one of the world ’ s largest and oldest insurance and asset management providers . And after spending years using lengthy manual processes across legacy on-premises infrastructure , Generali GC & C felt it was time to migrate to the cloud . However , without the help of Okta , this would have not been easy to achieve . Yanna Winter , CIO of Generali Global Corporate and Commercial ( GC & C ) and Generali UK , tells us more .
In 2018 , Yanna Winter , CIO of Generali Global Corporate and Commercial ( GC & C ) and Generali UK , embarked upon a six-year Digital Transformation plan . With so many customers of varying sizes to consider , plus internal staff and external brokers , the company was faced with the tricky task of building a strategy that would serve everyone effectively .
Winter was also clear that any solution had to solve the problems the business was facing now , and also have the flexibility to scale up and address the business needs of the future – all while falling within budget .
“ We needed a solution that could optimise our core focuses – innovation , multiple businesses and expense ,” said
Winter . “ Okta ticked every box for us . And it ’ s one of the most fundamental and important decisions we ’ ve made in our journey to the cloud . Okta has been the backbone of our decision-making process , bringing together the other crucial elements of our infrastructure ”
Getting the right fit with vendor neutrality
For such a complex company structure , the fact that Okta is a vendor-neutral platform gave Winter the flexibility to choose the best applications for her needs .
“ I describe our IT strategy as ‘ divide , conquer and integrate ’,” she stated . “ Buying one system to solve all of your problems never works . You assess the options , select those that best fit your needs and integrate them . That can make for a complex
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