First Digital: Merger into one of the largest IT service providers

First Digital: Merger into one of the largest IT service providers

The cooperation between the two IT companies of Erste Group creates one of the largest IT service providers in Austria and CEE. s IT Solutions Austria and Erste Group IT International will be merged and will be the first to operate digitally from 1 July 2021. […]

“As a core team, Erste Digital is responsible for the further development of Erste Group’s digital offerings, including our George banking platform,” says David OMahony, COO of Erste Group and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Erste Digital. “Our customers will benefit from this new group-wide positioning. Through reliability, targeted provision and innovative strength of our IT solutions.“

Digital excellence for 16 million customersen

Erste Digital is responsible for the development, implementation and operation of the IT solutions used by Erste Group’s more than 16 million customers. The most important customer-oriented business solutions that Erste Digital enables include the retail, SME and Corporates & Markets sectors and also include George, the digital financial companion used by more than 6.5 million customers.

“The influence of technology on our behavior, our way of thinking and our communication – how we interact as humans – determines digital culture for me. By bundling our IT competencies and the know-how of our Group, Erste Digital will contribute to the fact that Erste Group is at the forefront in the field of digital banking,“ says Dietmar Böckmann, CEO of Erste Digital.

Future-oriented jobs

The headquarters of Erste Digital is located in the newly built Erste Tower in the immediate vicinity of the Erste Campus and Vienna Central Station. In addition to the offices in Vienna and Bratislava, where the majority of IT experts work, Erste Digital also has branches in Innsbruck and Prague. The range of job profiles offered by Erste Digital is broad and reflects the high priority that digital excellence occupies in banking today. The specialists at Erste Digital excel in the areas of artificial intelligence, cloud engineering, data operation and analysis as well as front-end and back-end solutions. The project managers, agility coaches and scrum masters in the company ensure the coordination required for effective service provision.

Another focus of Erste Digital is the promotion of women in IT: The proportion of women in the company as a whole is 24 percent, and one in six management positions is filled by a woman. The company management has set itself the priority of further improving these figures.

The history of Erste Digital goes back more than 50 years. The company was founded in 1968 as the former SPARDAT to take over the data center operation of the Austrian savings banks.

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