EFIS 2014: AXA CIO Says Make IT Costs Transparent to Incentivize Business Lines to Manage Budgets


When AXA was first faced with the problem of balancing growth-focused expenditure with the costs associated with running its standard IT operations some two years ago, the firm opted to transform its budget from team- to service-based, with the goal of making everyone across the firm responsible for overall IT costs. According to Morel-Derocle, the success of the initiative depended on the adoption of a transparent approach to the new cost management system, as well as on AXA's ability to identi

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