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Building Cloud Skills Streamlines Global Cloud Adoption for Verisk


Verisk provides expert data-driven analytic insights that help businesses, people, and societies become stronger, more resilient, and sustainable. Across 30 countries, the company's 9,000+ employees deliver highly differentiated services and exceptional customer experiences for clients in insurance, energy, financial services, and specialized markets.

Benefits on AWS

  • 900+ employees trained in cloud fluency
  • 880+ certifications achieved
  • 60 cloud champions developed to drive excitement for learning
  • Cloud skills acquired across 30+ business units

"What we've done lately is invest in the AWS Skills Guild program, which has allowed us to take what we were already doing and really supercharge it."

Ryan Smith
Senior VP Technology, Verisk Analytics

Building Global Cloud Skills

Migrating to the cloud is central to Verisk’s ability to quickly deliver innovative solutions at scale, but strategic acquisitions and rapid growth for Verisk has led to varying levels of cloud adoption and knowledge across the business. To create a consistent approach to cloud, Verisk looked to enhance their existing education programs by working with AWS Skills Guild to implement a proven framework to accelerate cloud skills acquisition and cloud adoption. Development of the Verisk Cloud Academy is enabling their entire team to be cloud builders.

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Improved Scalability

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Verisk delivers innovative services across diverse industries at scale. With a growing number of cloud-fluent staff, Verisk can now better utilize opportunities with automation frameworks and repeatable processes to build more efficient, scalable services and solutions.

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Common Cloud Skills

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In addition to traditional tech roles, the Cloud Academy is also open to non-technical roles from sales to HR—empowering cross functional teams to collaborate on creative applications. This cloud fluency and common vocabulary is creating consistency and inspiring innovation across a global business.
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Better Migration

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The Cloud Academy program has made more training resources available to all Verisk employees, including content specific to Verisk and its use cases generated on the employee-led Champions blog. This has led to better, quicker migration results.

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Excitement at Scale

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Generating momentum for the program was crucial for success at scale. Using the AWS Skills Guild framework, Verisk built heightened anticipation for the coming Cloud Academy with 1,450 employees joining the virtual launch–far surpassing the few hundred that were expected.