Sun Life Financial has appointed Stevan Lewis as senior vice-president of digital transformation.

The newly created role focuses on the company’s use of digital, data and analytics to develop new options for employers.

“We’ve had tremendous success in making it easier for clients to connect with Sun Life using innovative technologies to enhance their experiences and we have exciting opportunities ahead to further tap into data to differentiate their future experiences with us,” said Mark Saunders, executive vice-president and chief information officer at Sun Life Financial, in a news release.

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Lewis has been with Sun Life since 2009, most recently as senior vice-president and chief technology officer. Prior to joining Sun Life, he held a number of roles at BMO Financial Group.

“I’m thrilled to take on this role at such an exciting time for both Sun Life and our industry,” said Lewis. “Data is the new currency and the forces of change — demographics, technology, client expectations, external partnerships and market disruptors — are all moving at an unprecedented speed. I look forward to finding opportunities to augment our client ecosystem to adapt faster than ever as we keep redefining what it means to be relevant with our clients.”

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