Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 15 - Page 15

NEWS EDF Luminus selects HCL to drive Digital Transformation through cloud migration H CL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, has won a five year IT infrastructure and application services contract with EDF Luminus, the second largest electricity producer and energy supplier in the Belgian energy market. HCL will help EDF Luminus transform and modernise its IT infrastructure, applications landscape and will migrate its SAP portfolio to a public cloud environment. “HCL is delighted to have been chosen as EDF Luminus’ transformation partner, which is another great endorsement of our drive to help clients lay the foundations of a successful digital enterprise,” said Sandeep Saxena, EVP – UK Ireland, France and Benelux, ITO, HCL Technologies. The transformation roadmap we have laid out for EDF Luminus will enable it to become a true digital enterprise, supported by best-in-class technology and IT services delivery. Furthermore, by leveraging automation and AI, we will further enable EDF Luminus to provide better services to its clients and achieve its business goals.” EDF Luminus is a subsidiary of Électricité de France (EDF). The deal marks a significant win for HCL in Belgium and will see it taking the responsibility for migrating all EDF Luminus’ SAP applications to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. HCL will also provide integrated cloud and data centre services, non-SAP application management including infrastructure support, end-to-end network and security services, as well as Service Integration and Management (SIAM). ///////////////// Fraud-free digital experiences offered to companies in Spain and fraud-free login experiences to companies and their consumers in Spain. Payfone and the GSMA’s Mobile Connect authentication technology fulfil the need for enterprises in Spain to engage more effectively with their customers. Payfone’s award-winning Trust Platform and Trust Score replace cumbersome and hackable identity verification processes such as passwords, knowledge-based security questions and SMS one-time passcodes with instant, invisible and zero-knowledge digital authentication. P ayfone, a leading digital identity authentication network, and the GSMA, a trade body representing mobile network operators worldwide, have announced a new partnership to bring fast, frictionless The key ingredient to enabling the best possible digital experiences is eliminating the real-time Trust Gap. The difference between the more than 95% of consumers who can be green-lighted through a VIP customer experience and the less than 5% of consumers who require further authentication to confirm that they are who they claim to be. Payfone eliminates this Trust Gap and creates a VIP express lane experience for trustworthy logins through our patented Trust Platform and Trust Score. The Trust Score answers the question surrounding whether the customer is really who they claim to be. “Companies around the globe realise that there is no longer a need to trade off great digital experiences for fraud prevention,” said Rodger Desai, Chief Executive Officer at Payfone. “Winning businesses will be differentiated by delivering experiences that not only engage customers and drive long- term loyalty but save on OpEx by eliminating unnecessary, intervention processes. “We are thrilled to partner with the GSMA and Mobile Connect to bring our advanced Trust capabilities to Spanish enterprises who can leverage them to give their customers a safer and more convenient way to log in while competing more effectively,” Desai said. INTELLIGENTCIO 15