Big Data and IoT Success Story


A large global commercial insurance company was embarking on a multi-year plan to create an IoT sensor, big data, and cloud infrastructure to empower the business with real-time, actionable IoT intelligence to improve decision-making and outcomes (claim avoidance and lower premiums).


The company was having difficulties finding qualified resources with big data and IoT skills for a proof of concept (POC). The company’s global staff augmentation suppliers were not finding qualified resources. Some candidates looked good on paper but, when interviewed by the company, did not have the skills or required experience. The company realized it needed the help of a more specialized, technical niche consulting company with an in-depth understanding of the insurance industry.


The company turned to SynergisticIT to provide qualified contract consulting big data and IoT resources. SynergisticIT found qualified candidates by:

  • Analyzing and reworking the job requirements so candidates did not have to be an expert in all aspects of big data. By streamlining the job requirements, each position was opened up to a better and more specialized pool of candidates.
  • Developing a custom search strategy for each job.
  • Having our expert technical recruiters trained on the specific skills our client was seeking to enable more effective screenings.

SynergisticIT quickly filled our client’s need for Big Data Architects, IoT sensor/PLC programmers and ETL/ELT data architects.


The POC was completed on time and the technologies and platforms to be used going forward were established, resulting in the development of an IoT big data vision, IoT reference architecture, and an IoT big data roadmap.

Our client, now well into its journey of creating IoT-enabled commercial insurance products, gave SynergisticIT high marks for the resources we provided. In fact, the company directly hired one of our Big Data Architects as a fulltime employee.

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