2015 Winner Profile

The World Bank Group

Project Description:
The World Bank Group (WBG) has two really big goals: to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity around the world. The WBG's strategy to accomplish these goals includes a transformation in its information and technology areas so that front-line staff can work smarter, serve clients better and address the world's most difficult development challenges. The WBG is integrating mobile, cloud and collaboration technologies to give staff access to information anywhere, anytime, including in global hotspots. The strategy, based on cloud-first and buy-before-build principles, has boosted productivity and yielded savings in both capital costs and ongoing operational expenses.
Project type:
Mobile or Wireless, Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS), Collaboration Tools
Business Functions:
Human Resources, New Product or Market, Customer Service or Support
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
Stephanie von Friedeburg, CIO & VP, Information and Technology Solutions
Jim Kim, President
Washington, D.C.
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