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Meet Ameet Bakshi: The Insurance CloudMASTER

Cloud based platforms, storage and applications change the way of creating and delivering their products and services

Powered by Singapore-based Big Data start-up Crayon Data, BigData-MadeSimple.com tapped the insurance industry as being at the forefront of integrating cloud technology into their digital eco system. As stated in one of their recent articles

"Cloud based platforms, storage and applications change the way of creating and delivering their products and services, managing risks and claims, collaborating with channel members and partners, and communicating with customers, agents and brokers."

After serving as a successful IT Architect and Project Manager for over five years, Ameet Baksi took a stab at what was then the new cloud computing trend,   He completed his CloudMASTER certification and quickly landed a position with Crum & Forster, a leading national property & casualty insurance company with a large, diversified specialty platform. After completing over four successful years with the firm, Ameet could now be referred to as "The Insurance CloudMASTER"!

Read more at http://www.insurancetech.com/insurance-cloud-success-stories/d/d-id/1314195

According to Crayon Data, cloud computing enables insurers to reuse their IT resources more efficiently by reducing the cost of acquiring and maintaining infrastructure. If this is true, Mr. Bakshi surely landed in a good position. The CloudMASTER courses not only provided an understanding of cloud operations and security, but it also gave him the perspective he needed to be valuable to this subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings, a $42 billion global firm engaged in property and casualty insurance,
“The skills you gained from completing the CloudMASTER certification, are skills for life. They give you the self- confidence and knowledge needed to improve you income and to widen your employment opportunities.My overall experience during the course was excellent. The instructors were very knowledgeable and patient when teaching the material. My classmates were a very diverse group of professionals whom came from various occupations and backgrounds. The CloudMasters course curriculum is well designed and the labs allow you the ability to give you hands on experience."

Key to his success was the willingness of  the NCTA instructors to remain after class to help him better understand the material. That willingness also gave him the opportunity to gain more insight into cloud architecture and to improve his cloud assessment skills.

As more companies take advantage of cloud service benefits, the need for IT professionals to be skillful in the use and implementation of a wide range of cloud services becomes even more acute. This form of training also serves as a layer of protection against well-known cloud transition missteps like cloud service vendor lock-in and inadequate cloud service provider due diligence. If this type of training is for you, please check out the National Cloud Technologist Association (NCTA) and Logical Operations NCTA CloudMASTER® Certification Training Program.


 

 


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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE