Published on 19/12/2014

Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions Division rewarded for its expertise in information technology

The Information Technology department of the Global Banking & Investor Solutions division has been awarded “Best IT Team” for its Continuous Delivery initiative by the American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs).

This prestigious award hosted by Waters Magazine demonstrates Societe Generale’s commitment to digital transformation with innovation being a key driver of this strategy. This award is also a testimony of the dedication and team effort among the Information Technology staff in the past year. This is the first time that a French bank has received an award from the AFTAs since it was created 10 years ago.

Continuous Delivery is a revolutionary approach to the practices and technologies used to create and deliver high-value-added applications in a more efficient manner to business lines. Societe Generale is one of the first banks at a global level to implement Continuous Delivery inspired by the Web giants’ way of delivering software. This involves the implementation of the agile method, automation at every stage, frequent deliveries to production departments and the use of cutting-edge technologies. More than half of Societe Generale’s Corporate & Investment Bank applications have been delivered using the agile method on a global level. In a context of increased regulation, the deployment of continuous delivery improves time to market for applications delivered, bringing added value to both business lines and clients.