2020 Winner Profile


Ash Shah



Ash Shah, Move to the Cloud Global Program Director for insurance company Axa, has his eyes firmly fixed on the cloud. Quite simply, cloud hosting will embed competitive advantage by promoting business agility, flexibility and speed to market through a speed of innovation that traditional IT methods cannot match.

His job is to migrate all eligible applications on the on-premise IT infrastructure to a hybrid cloud. The programme is massive, involving 60 business units, 30,000 servers and 6,000 applications.

He has already crystallised cloud advantage by transforming property and casualty insurance business processes in the German business so that applications can be deployed in minutes rather than days. And manual data analytics processes have been slashed by up to 80% in the Japanese business by leveraging tools in the public cloud.

INDUSTRY: Financial Services Industry