Axa Data Head: Cloud Faces A Growing Talent Challenge

Increasingly specialized systems call for increasingly specialized skill sets; talent acquisition and retention remain problematic.


The struggle to make optimal use of cloud computing is shifting from technology to talent, says Edosa Odaro, head of data services at Axa.

“The battlefield has shifted from technology to talent,” he says. “That is why you see the competition out there for the best.”

While cloud increases flexibility, many organizations struggle to use it effectively for a number of reasons. Asked how to avoid common pitfalls, Odaro says: “If it was a single word, it should be talent. You need to have more

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