Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Axa Group’s Ash Shah

Axa Ash Shah

Who: Ash Shah is the global programs director of Axa Group Operations, which is part of the AXA Group, an insurance and asset management company with 160,000 employees and partners serving 108 million clients in 57 countries. The group reported 2019 revenues of €103.5 billion. Shah is responsible for Move to the Cloud, one of the largest transformation programs at the company to date.

Topic: How moving to the cloud is helping drive innovation at Axa.

Quote: “Cloud transformation is a long marathon, not a sprint. It can take years to successfully complete because it necessitates upskilling your organization, introducing agile working methodologies and new target operating models for the service delivery organization and application teams. Constant change management, stakeholder engagement and team motivation are needed to keep the journey going.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.