Innovation is at the foundation of the UniCredit/IBM partnership. The Value Creation Center (VCC) is the V-TServices body having the mission to create a new innovation working environment between UniCredit and IBM.
It builds on existing relationships and engages global leaders and experts to deliver sustainable innovation in the domains of Infrastructure, Application and Business along with three time horizons.
A structured process between Innovation and Delivery has been set up to guarantee close alignment and consistency with the Transformation program and daily Operations. Our joint Innovation teams have been working on projects that are consistent with emerging technology developments such as
- Big Data
- Cognitive computing
- and DevOps.
An Agile Development Centre will be established, based on Bluemix, to rapidly provision and decommission resources as a "sandbox environment" primarily aimed at hosting innovation and research initiatives.
Four areas of interest have been selected to exploit the huge potential of Big Data applied to
- and Cognitive computing.
The Agile Development Centre will further allow to test a new paradigm for application development to better cope with the increased speed of business requirements, the "app revolution" and the rapidity of the evolution of the Banking sector.