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Cloud Training and Community of Practice Powers Innovation at Globe


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Globe is a leader in digital solutions and telecommunications in the Philippines with more than 90 million mobile subscribers and 3.4 million home broadband customers. With their suite of services and solutions, Globe focuses on innovation with technology to help people have choices, overcome challenges, and discover new ways to enjoy life.

Benefits on AWS

  • Saved $1.5M USD (75M PHP) in operational costs over 15 months
  • 25% year-over-year increase in AWS Certifications       
  • Grew their cloud community of practice, the Athena Guild, by 62%
  • More than 4100 employees received AWS Cloud training

"We hope to increase the collective knowledge of Globe as a cloud community…and create cloud ways of working and highly capable cloud champions to bring our products and services to even greater heights."

Ernest Cu
Chief Executive Officer, Globe Group

Cloud Talent Sparks Innovation

Globe’s leadership position in the competitive telecommunications industry relies on its cloud-first business strategy and on acquiring and retaining the best technical talent. Leveraging the proven AWS Skills Guild framework, Globe has built a high-engagement cloud skills training program, Athena, focused on curiosity, excitement, and innovation. The Athena program helps attract people who value ongoing professional development and expanded career opportunities, giving Globe access to the skills and ideas needed to deliver the leading-edge products and services its customers demand.

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Reduced Operational Costs

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Over the first 15 months of Athena, Globe reduced about $1.5M USD (75M PHP) in operational costs by being more efficient with their technical resources, and shortening times between design and go-live checkpoints.

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Increased AWS Certifications

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With the use of AWS Skills Guild framework and the Athena digital leaderboard, Globe achieved a 25% year-over-year increase AWS Certifications.
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Common Cloud Language

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Across Globe, teams now have a common language to collaborate more seamlessly, enabling IT and business units to communicate more effectively than ever and increasing the collective knowledge of Globe cloud community.
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Closing Skills Gaps

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Globe continues to see success with hiring top talent into technical roles as a result of their progressive approach to cloud training and professional development.
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Innovative Cloud Training Drives Engagement from Globe Employees

With AWS Skills Guild, a comprehensive training framework, Globe builds on their success to increase their in-house technical talent.