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Smarter, better. Award-winning IT at Budget Direct Insurance

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Saiprasad Janakiraman

The very latest technology benefits customers who insure with Budget Direct Insurance. It makes buying insurance smarter, safer and quicker.

Leading the pioneering IT team at Budget Direct Insurance is Saiprasad Janakiraman. This talented cricketer bowls us over as he explains the secret of Budget Direct Insurance’s award-winning tech.

What’s your job Sai?

I head the IT team at Budget Direct Insurance and manage all IT projects and initiatives across South East Asia. I am responsible for providing the best IT framework to support our business initiatives in the region.

Tell us a bit about the state of the art technology you're using?

We have selected the world’s best of breed systems, including award-winning features. This makes it easier and cheaper for our customers to buy insurance online. Our system offers customers a state-of-the-art experience because it is so personalized and so simple to use.

Data is stored in the cloud. Safe, protected by cutting edge firewall technology, respecting Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) guidelines.

Again, our customers benefit as this allows us to support business growth without expensive changes to our existing IT systems. These savings will be passed onto our customers.

What makes you good at your job?

I am extremely motivated by new challenges. I’m analytical, possess good communication skills and have the advantage of a decade’s experience in the Insuretech space.

I’m also a passionate leader. I like to encourage my team to challenge the limits of technology. I love to learn and update my knowledge about the Insuretech space. I’m always thinking of how IT can be used as a catalyst to help our customers get the best value and best experience with Budget Direct Insurance.

What do you like about working at Budget Direct?

The company has great vision, a fabulous leadership team, excellent colleagues and an extremely positive environment. It is a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. We aim to push boundaries of innovation even in the smallest of IT decisions.

What do you like most about your job?

The opportunity to be in at the launch of a new business with technology at the forefront. The ability to innovate, manage a fabulous team and work with a great leadership team.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I love to take care of my two daughters. I play indoor cricket for the Singapore National Masters team. I am also a passionate reader!

What’s your favourite dish?

Onion Rava Dosa with Sambhar and Coconut Chutney.

Yum! We hope you enjoyed finding out what inspires Sai.

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