Cloud Day Talk: Commonwealth Bank of Australia

As part of Cloud Day, Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Quinton Anderson, Head of Engineering, spoke about cloud computing for banks. The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) is Australia's leading provider of integrated financial services, including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and share-broking products and services. As Australia’...s largest bank, we offer a full range of financial services to help Australians build and manage their wealth – with established businesses in New Zealand, US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Commonwealth Bank commenced operations in 1912 and today we have more than 800,000 shareholders, 52,000 employees. The Bank’s vision is to excel at securing and enhancing the financial well-being of people, businesses and communities. In order to ensure the financial well-being of our customers we need to be able to move fast, experiment and learn while remaining secure and reliable. This is an extremely complex undertaking. CBA’s Analytics and Information capabilities have embraced open are increasingly robust in the face of change. The Analytics team is currently focused on infrastructure projects using open source technology, open standards and implementing continuous delivery from the hardware, through the cloud layers to the applications; keeping costs down and allowing us to move fast in a way that is safe, secure and sustainable.