Bupa’s Sami Yalavac recognised as one of Australia's top technology leaders


Bupa Asia Pacific Chief Information Officer, Sami Yalavac has been named as Australia’s 12th most innovative and transformative technology leader in the CIO50 2021 Awards, a globally respected list recognising the achievements of Australia's top 50 senior technology and digital executives.

Over the past year, Sami delivered a range of customer-focused innovations across Bupa’s health insurance, aged care, optical and dental businesses. This included introducing artificial intelligence-enabled eye tests, gaming systems designed for aged care residents living with cognitive challenges and advancing Bupa’s telehealth capabilities for health insurance customers through offering physiotherapy exercise plans delivered via virtual reality. 

Bupa Asia Pacific Chief Information Officer, Sami Yalavac said these achievements were made possible by his passionate technology team, who are sharply focussed on seeking out new opportunities that can fundamentally change the experience for Bupa’s customers.

“I am extremely proud of the work our technology team has delivered over the past year across the entire business. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we have created a world-class Technology function focused on delivering an extraordinary customer experience, working in partnership with our colleagues to drive value and deliver great business outcomes.

Sami Yalavac, Bupa ANZ Chief Information Officer
As we move into a period of COVID-normal conditions in Australia and around the world, we look forward to innovating further and delivering new solutions that help our customers and people live longer, healthier and happier lives. 
Sami Yalavac, Bupa ANZ Chief Information Officer