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Employee Spotlight - Women in Tech

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Culture l Career Insights l Tech and Digital

We are the Life Company, helping our policyholders live #lifeproof for over 113 years. Our legacy extends beyond our products and services to our culture, which is defined by our core values and how we work. Our people are champions of Integrity, Initiative and Involvement - core values which guide and inspire us to uphold our promise to our customers - to continue doing our best for them - delivering innovative insurance solutions to empower them to live healthier and better.

This is a guide of insights from our female colleagues in the technology field – How they have attained success through the associated behaviours of our core values – Accountability, Customer-Orientation, Decision-Making, Developing Self, Developing Others, Exploring Possibilities and Teamwork – leading to their personal success as well as Great Eastern’s success.

Culture l Career Success l IT l Kwek Ling Ling

Kwek Ling Ling
Head - IT Run & Demand Management

What do you like about your job?
“Two main areas – the ability to work with users to solve their pain-points as well as supporting my team members in their growth.”

Do you have a favourite project during your time at Great Eastern?
“The acquisition of PT. Asuransi QBE Pool Indonesia (PT QBE) and transiting it into the Great Eastern Group in 2019. It was a project of 8 months, where we transferred PT QBE’s infrastructure, data centre, email, policy admin system (the entire end user computing and application landscape) to Great Eastern.”

What is the best career lesson that you have learnt till date?
“Empathy and believing that you can learn something from everyone that you work with.”

What is your advice to people who are looking to join the technology field?
“Do not confine yourself by viewing your role as only a technical role. Continuously learn and it is important to build your soft skills too”

Looking to learn more from Ling Ling? Click here 

 

Culture l Career Success l Data l Phue Yue Cheng

Phua Yue Cheng
Head - Data Science

What do you like about your job?
“Sharing data insights which improves decision-making for the business. I also find it rewarding to see a project through from the conceptualisation phase to actual realisation.”

Do you have a favourite project during your time at Great Eastern?
“Rather than a specific project, perhaps the most fulfilling time in my career are the opportunities where there is collaboration between my team members and stakeholders in exploring possibilities to solve business problems.

It is like playing a jigsaw puzzle – the puzzle can be simple or complex. If you have the big picture in mind, it makes it easier to move forward as the structured approach helps you to navigate through the pieces more clearly. Framing the right business problem is usually the most important task at the start of the project (the big picture). As you start to explore the options (finding pieces of the puzzle), the picture of the puzzle will become clearer with each move.”

What is the best career lesson that you have learnt till date?
“Never stop learning. Learning does not stop when you graduate from school. We learn from our co-workers and build on each other’s ideas for better solutions. We should also keep ourselves updated on the latest trends and technologies.”

What is your advice to people who are looking to join the data and technology field?
“Follow your passion. Continue to learn and find like-minded individuals to engage and share ideas.”

Looking to learn more from Yue Cheng? Click here

Culture l Career Success l IT l Priya Sankaran

Priya Sankaran
Portfolio Director

What do you like about your job?
“The opportunity to participate in projects and solve problems that enables the organisation to move to the next level.”

Do you have a favourite project during your time at Great Eastern?
“Policy system migration for the Financial Products Managment System (FPMS). This is a system used by Great Eastern to manage the insurance policy life cycle. An exciting and challenging project that is top of the list!”

What is the best career lesson that you have learnt till date?
“Not to rest on past laurels and continue to do things out of your comfort zone.”

What is your advice to people who are looking to join the technology field?
“It’s an exciting career choice, especially in the new future. Be prepared to continuously learn.”

Looking to learn more from Priya? Click here

 

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