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Winning formula: Aegon Analytical Academy

Global, May 13, 2016

A year since launch, the Aegon Analytical Academy, an international program to develop leading data analytics capabilities, is set to continue. Data analytics has been identified by Aegon as key to supporting the company strategy.

Discover how the Aegon Analytical Academy is helping a group of carefully selected employees understand our customers and our business better
   

Last year, eight analysts from Aegon businesses around the world kicked off a three year program with an intensive six-week bootcamp. As well as developing experience in big data technologies, coding, visualization, the ability to deal with complex data sets, and analytical techniques, the program also focusses on understanding business requirements, data-driven storytelling and project management.

At the end of the program, participants will use their skills to provide concrete arguments for business improvements and ideas, fully backed by data.

Through analytics, we're learning more and more about our customers, about our distributors, and about our products and services.

Alex Wynaendts Aegon CEO

The international aspect of the program will help participants to develop a network across the business, and build a common language to support understanding, and make the results of analysis more interchangeable. The program also strengthens Aegon's ability to attract and retain key analytical talent.

Understanding consumer needs

"Through analytics, we're learning more and more about our customers, about our distributors, and about our products and services," said Aegon CEO, Alex Wynaendts.

"We're getting better at understanding their needs and their behavior, and we're using data to adapt and change, so that we develop a more targeted approach, improving what we do and how we do it."

Last year's program participants, now into their second year, are currently carrying out a number of international and cross-functional exchanges, supported by regular training modules. Through this approach participants continue to actively contribute to Aegon's business from day one of the program.

Additional participants

The intake for this year's program has just commenced, with space for 12 internal candidates with a background in Econometrics, Physics, Mathematics, Actuarial Sciences or another quantitative degree.

This is just one of a number of development programs that support Aegon in achieving its strategic objectives. Learn more about our Technical Development Program.

Written by: Aegon

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The Aegon Analytical Academy is one of a number of development programs run by Aegon to support its strategic priorities. Aegon's Technical Development Program has been running for a number of years.

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