Insurance giant Swiss Re has selected Indian IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to build its new social and open digital workspace.

Under the contract, TCS will develop Swiss Re’s cloud-based digital workplace using Microsoft’s technologies and manage the underlying operations.

The partnership builds on Swiss Re’s existing 18-year long partnership with TCS.

Swiss Re and TCS aim to offer a persona-based, insights-driven user experience for over 18,000 end-users.

The partnership is aimed at enhancing the operational quality and automating standard processes.

Additionally, Swiss Re seeks to accelerate the innovation in the areas of immersive experiences and artificial intelligence using edge technologies to boost its Hybrid Collaboration strategy.

Swiss Re group chief technology officer Youngran Kim said: “We partnered with TCS to leverage their insurance domain experience, strategic partnership with Microsoft, proven track record in successfully executing similar large transformation programs including with Swiss Re. Together with TCS and Microsoft, we want to empower our employees with a seamless and secure Digital Workplace experience.”

TCS global head of Microsoft business unit Siva Ganesan said: “The key to building an innovative, future-ready organization is a vibrant digital workplace that fosters creativity and collaboration while keeping data and interactions secure.

TCS is thrilled to expand its long-standing partnership with Swiss Re to build a new digital workplace using Microsoft technologies, and help them accelerate their innovation and growth.”

Most recently, Swiss Re partnered with Chinese technology company Baidu to develop the autonomous driving industry.