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May 05, 2016

Securian again named an InformationWeek Elite 100 company

Magazine has repeatedly recognized St. Paul-based financial services provider as one of nation’s most innovative IT users 

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Securian Financial Group has again been recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative and imaginative users of business technology.

InformationWeek, a leading digital magazine for IT professionals, has named Securian one of its Elite 100 companies for 2016. Securian has made the InformationWeek Elite 100 or its predecessor, the Elite 500, 16 times in the 28 years that the magazine has published its rankings. Securian is one of just two Minnesota companies to make the Elite 100 this year.

“The financial services industry, like so many others, is in a period of rapid change,” said Jean Delaney Nelson, Securian’s chief information officer. “Companies effectively leveraging technology are capitalizing on this change. Securian is proud to again be honored for how we are using technology to drive our business and build capabilities for the future.”

In its nomination, Securian highlighted the company’s recent success in dramatically improving its technology upgrade efficiency. Through an initiative focused on increased collaboration, early involvement of business area customers, the development of a scalable upgrade framework and shortened deployment windows, Securian was able to reduce its IT resource use on technology upgrades by 28,000 hours annually—with the saved resources rededicated to other priority IT projects within the company.

About The InformationWeek Elite 100

The InformationWeek Elite 100 tracks the IT practices of the nation’s most innovative organizations and examines the business strategies of these firms across core areas of operations, including technology deployment, IT budgets, business technology infrastructure and strategies. Open to enterprises with $250 million or more in annual revenue, as well as government agencies, the 2016 Elite 100 represents InformationWeek’s 28th year ranking the country’s most tech-savvy user companies.

About Securian Financial Group

Since 1880, Securian Financial Group and its affiliates have provided financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, investments and retirement plans. Now one of the nation’s largest financial services providers, Securian is the holding company parent of a group of companies that offer a broad range of financial services.

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