Celent Roundtable: Making Innovation Happen - Registration Closed

San Francisco, California
Wednesday, October 02, 2013



Mike Fitzgerald
Senior Analyst, Insurance


Mike Fitzgerald has expertise in property/casualty automation, operations management and insurance product development. His research focuses on billing, business process and operations, social media use in insurance, and distribution management. Prior to joining Celent, he was VP of Enterprise Underwriting Solutions at Zurich North America. His technology implementation experience includes the installation and maintenance of billing, automobile policy administration, and workers compensation automation.

Jacob Jegher
Research Director, Banking
  Jacob Jegher is a Research Director within Celent’s banking group. Jacob’s research focuses on emerging technologies and business strategies in retail and wholesale banking. He heads up Celent’s online banking research (consumer, small business, corporate cash management) and is a recognized thought leader in this space. His recent research has focused on next-generation online and mobile banking, personal financial management, social media, and financial technology startups. Jacob has provided strategic consulting on issues ranging from online channel strategy to vendor selection. Jacob has been widely quoted in the press including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, the Globe & Mail, and the Financial Post.

Daniel W. Latimore, CFA
Senior Vice President

  Daniel W. Latimore, CFA, is the Senior Vice President of Celent’s Banking group and is based in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Latimore’s areas of focus include consumer behavior, innovation, and technology-enabled strategy. Mr. Latimore has been widely quoted in the press, including the Boston Globe, CNBC and CNBC Europe, and American Banker. He has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences and client presentations, having delivered addresses in more than a dozen countries to audiences ranging from intimate meetings with CEOs and central banks to keynote speeches to 800 people. He has held senior management positions in research groups at Deloitte and IBM, has worked in industry at Merrill Lynch and Liberty Mutual, and was a consultant at McKinsey & Co
Jamie Macgregor
Senior Vice President

  Jamie Macgregor is a Senior Vice President of Celent’s insurance practice and is based in our London office. His research focuses on IT strategy, the business value of IT, and the technology challenges facing the European life and pensions market. Mr. Macgregor’s career spans over 16 years in both management consulting and the insurance industry. Prior to joining Celent, he was a Senior Manager within Deloitte’s management consulting practice. Whilst in industry, he performed a number of key lead IT / Business interface roles, such as Head of IT Strategy for AXA UK & Ireland, and led change delivery at both AIG and Zurich Financial Services.

Axel Pierron
Senior Vice President
Securities & Investments

  Axel Pierron, based in the firm’s Paris office, is a Senior Vice President for Celent’’s Securities & Investments Group. Mr. Pierron’s expertise lies in electronic bond trading, derivatives and FX markets, market infrastructure, trade finance, and claim management automation. Most recently, he was featured in the Financial News 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Trading and Technology, published September 2011. Mr. Pierron is also quoted regularly in the media, including the Financial Times, Reuters, Les Echos, Le Monde, CNBC, BBC, Financial News, France 2, Daily Telegraph, and European Banker. He is a frequent speaker on technology’s impact on strategy and market organization. Mr. Pierron was a member of the Mission Ecoter within the French Senate and of the Association pour le commerce et les services en ligne (ACSEL). Before joining Celent, Mr. Pierron was an Internet research analyst for BNP Paribas. Previously, Mr. Pierron was an internal auditor for Leclerc, the second largest supermarket chain in France.

Craig Weber
  Craig Weber is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for Celent’s global insurance practice and is based in Helotes Texas. In this position, he leads a team of associates spread across North America, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Weber has been a management consultant and analyst for over 22 years, with the majority of his experience coming from various positions within the insurance industry. He has advised dozens of insurers and vendors on IT and business strategies. Mr. Weber is frequently featured as a speaker at industry events, addressing diverse topics such as core systems modernization, innovation, and creative disruption. Mr. Weber’s comments on insurance and technology topics have appeared in USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, AP Newswire, Best’s Review, Business Insurance, and Technology Decisions, and he recently appeared on CNBC’s On the Money. He has written numerous columns for publications such as Insurance Networking & Data Management and Insurance & Technology.


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