Aviva Services appoints new Director
Alicja Mroczkowska was appointed president of Aviva Services Sp. z o. o., which runs the ASEC expert center. ASEC remains part of the Aviva group structure and will continue to provide specialized services to it, and its headquarters will remain in Warsaw.
Alicja Mroczkowska has been associated with Aviva for over 20 years. She started her work by participating in a business development project in Lithuania (which is just celebrating its 20th anniversary). Later, she worked in Vilnius, responsible for customer service and acted as the main underwriter. After returning to Poland, she managed important projects locally, and in 2009-2012 she worked in Aviva's European structures, where she was responsible for project coordination, including the implementation of an agency network in Russia. Later, she was the director of sales network development initiatives in Aviva in Poland, and for over 7 years she was the director of the Actuary's Shared Services Center.
In June 2020, she was appointed a member of the management board of Aviva Services Sp. z o. o, which leads ASEC, and in July 2021 as its president. ASEC stands for Aviva Services - Expertise Center. It has been operating for 11 years and is not only the largest actuarial center in Poland, but also a growing center of expert services in the field of finance, risk, data science and IT. It employs over 200 specialists.
Cegeka Romania - Nearshore activities grouped in a new cluster: Cegeka European Delivery Center
2020 has been a year of continuous growth and innovation for Cegeka, a leading provider of IT&C solutions based in Belgium, both at a group and local level. Cegeka Romania ended the year with a turnover of approximately 33.2 million euros, 15.6% higher than in 2019. The company exceeded the threshold of 600 employees locally, being recognized as one of the top 10 IT employers in Romania. At European level, the group has also been growing for the 17th consecutive year, the company closing the 2020 financial year with a consolidated turnover of 640 million euros, up by 14% compared to 2019.
The company will expand to more cities in Romania and Moldova to deploy satellite offices, whilst they keep Bucharest as their central Hub together with the activities in Iasi. The expected growth for the next 2 years will be to hire 75 new people in Moldova, while 200 new colleagues to join their satellites in Romania.
“All the Nearshore activities of Cegeka will be grouped in the Cegeka European Delivery Center (CEDC). The CEDC will support the success of all Business Lines in all countries. I'm sure that this step will be instrumental in taking our organization to the next level.”, declared Tom De Vos, Director at Cegeka European Delivery Center.
TCS in major expansion in Warsaw
Analysts from PAC met (late June 2021) with Prabal Datta, General Manager Hungary, to understand TCS's action plan for expanding its operations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
TCS is one of the largest IT service providers on the market, with close to 490,000 employees and revenues of over USD 22 billion in FY21, which ended in March 2021. TCS has a well-established network of delivery centers, with 76 international locations and 107 national locations.
TCS has a global delivery center in Hungary, which is also the central hub of TCS's European Delivery Network (EDeN). This center mainly supports TCS's international and European customers, but also Hungarian organizations on a smaller scale. TCS's Hungarian business unit leverages the entire portfolio of services, including cognitive business operations, IT infrastructure, and digital transformation services (business applications, cloud, analytics, automation, quality assurance, etc.).
In 2020, due to the Covid-19 crisis, all organizations adopted the work-from-anywhere model. The pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital transformation by customers. TCS managed to capitalize on this trend and increased its headcount in Hungary by around 10%, to 2,700 employees. The company plans to add at least another 300 staff to its local organization by 2022.
The company also has operations in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and Estonia.
hese business units are smaller than the one in Hungary. TCS plans to accelerate investments in Eastern European countries to address increased demand for services from Europe.
TCS Hungary supports all vertical industries, with a particular focus on banking and financial services, manufacturing, and life sciences. The company can reference many projects based on innovative technologies. One of them is Vodafone Hungary, one of the leading telecom operators in the country. TCS helped Vodafone improve the digital customer experience by transforming - its legacy marketing systems to an AI and data-driven real-time digital version using an intelligent, customer-centric, and flexible infrastructure based on Pega's marketing platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.
Another exciting project in the region took place in Estonia. TCS deployed its flagship banking solution, TCS BaNCS, for a leading Baltics bank and drove cloud transformation for the mobile banking application based on AWS infrastructure.
The enterprise sector in CEE countries can tap into TCS's horizontal and vertical knowledge to align and implement their digital transformation agendas according to the trends set by the global organizations.
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