IBM and Crédit Mutuel step up their partnership with AmbitionS, a new center of technological excellence in Strasbourg
STRASBOURG, France, 21 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Crédit Mutuel announce a new step in their strategic partnership initiated more than 50 years ago, with the signing of the Ambitions contract between Euro-Information, the technological subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel, and IBM.
The objective is to continue and strengthen their close collaboration over the next four years to continue to anticipate developments in the financial services sector by:
- Accelerate and industrialize the use of data, artificial intelligence (AI) and automated document analysis to develop new services, improve business processes and protect customers and the bank (fight fraud, ensure compliance , etc.)
- Transform the information system into a unified private cloud platform using Red Hat OpenShift, in synergy with IBM Z®. This private cloud, hosted in Crédit Mutuel datacenters located at France and fully operated by Euro-Information teams, will be based on an architecture meeting availability, performance and security requirements in accordance with the digital confidentiality commitment and contributing to the improvement of time-to-market and operational efficiency. This global approach aims to give Crédit Mutuel sustainable autonomy and contributes to the commitments made in terms of reducing its environmental footprint and an IT system resolutely focused on the new digital uses of client-members.
- Creation of an IBM technology and skills center in Strasbourg, dedicated to Crédit Mutuel, around artificial intelligence, data, the cloud and the modernization of infrastructures.
“Faced with the explosion of digital use cases, the Ambitions will accelerate the deployment of new offers and services for the 27 million customers of Crédit Mutuel and its subsidiaries, ”said Frantz Rublé, Chairman of Euro-Information.
Accelerate the transformation of banking and insurance with the creation of a center of excellence dedicated to technological innovation, based in Strasbourg
The strengthening of this strategic partnership with IBM results in the creation of a center of skills and technologies to Strasbourg, hosted in a structure dedicated to Crédit Mutuel. This hub will accelerate the offer of services and technologies such as AI or private cloud, in synergy with the IBM Z platform, for customers and members, partners and employees of all Crédit Mutuel federations, and their subsidiaries. , as well as as members of the Euro-Information IT system.
A co-creation process is planned to accelerate exchanges and knowledge sharing between Euro-Information and IBM Research (including Paris-Saclay). This should strengthen IBM’s teams in Strasbourg as well as access to IBM’s research, consulting, support and technology centers around the world. Finally, an “Academy” approach to develop and perpetuate skills in IBM Z technologies, and attract young talents, particularly in Strasbourg, relying on higher education institutions.
“The creation of the Ambitions technology and skills center will strengthen our strategic partnership with Crédit Mutuel and its technological subsidiary Euro-Information, combining geographical proximity, excellence in skills and the use of technology as accelerators of transformation ”, declared Jean-Philippe Desbiolles, Managing Director of IBM. “After AI, Crédit Mutuel is once again paving the way for a new vision of the bank.
About Euro-Information, a Crédit Mutuel group company
Euro-Information is the technology company of the Crédit Mutuel group. Euro-Information manages the information system of 16 Crédit Mutuel federations1 as well as CIC and all subsidiaries carrying out financial, insurance, real estate, consumer credit, private banking, financing, telephony and technology activities.
With nearly 3,700 employees, Euro-Information offers the best of technology to employees, members and customers combined with a high level of security and protection of personal data. Euro-Information controls all the technologies internally and carries out the necessary developments to serve the entities of the Crédit Mutuel group.
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1 Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale (Central East Europe (Strasbourg), South East (Lyonnais), Isle of-France paris), Savoie-Mont-Blanc Federations (Annecy), Midi-Atlantique (Toulouse), Loire-Atlantique and Center-West (Nantes), Center (Orléans), Normandy (Caen), Dauphiné-Vivarais (Valence), Mediterranean (Marseilles), Anjou (Angers), Massif Central (Clermont-Ferrand) and Antilles-Guyane (Fort-de-France), Crédit Mutuel Nord Europe (Lille), Crédit Mutuel Maine-Anjou, Basse Normandie (Laval) and Crédit Mutuel Océan (La Roche-sur-Yon).
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Michael De Filippis
IBM External Relations