Global Insurtech - A Celent Preconference Session at InsureTech Connect (SOLD OUT)

Las Vegas, Nevada
Monday, October 01, 2018


Chris Cheatham
 Chief Executive Officer
and Co-founder
  Chris Cheatham is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of RiskGenius. He has been in this position since January 2012. RiskGenius is on a mission to organize the world’s insurance policy information. As CEO, Chris leads a team focused on developing the RiskGenius product. Powered by Artificial Intelligence, the RiskGenius platform breaks insurance policies into structured data and serves it up basd on a user workflow. Chris has more than 10 years of insurance experience. He served as a claim insurance attorney for five years in Washington, D.C. before launching the company. RiskGenius was selected as the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year by the EIA and the product has been called “The Google of Insurance.”

Jonathan Kalman
 General Partner
Eos Venture Partners
  Jonathan is a General Partner with Eos Venture Partners, having previously served on its Investment Committee. Jonathan has 18 years of FinTech and InsurTech investing experience, as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Jaguar Capital Partners, and prior to that as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Katalyst, an Internet Accelerator. Eos Venture Partners and its affiliates are shareholders of Neos, RightIndem, Digital Fineprint, Democrance, Laka, Asset Vault, Concirrus and Gen.Life . Jonathan has had many notable exits, including the sale of Blockchain provider INVeSHARE to Broadridge Financial Group (NYSE: BR), Enerwise acquired by ComVerge, ERisk acquired by SunGard and several IPO’s including Breakaway Solutions (NASDAQ: BWAY), China Cablecom Ltd. (NASDAQ: CABL) and Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ: ICGE), now Actua (NASDAQ: ACTA).

Ted Stuckey
Managing Director
QBE Ventures at QBE
Insurance Group Limited

  Ted is the Managing Director of QBE Ventures for QBE Insurance Group. QBE Ventures backs early-stage companies who provide intelligence and resolution to the global insurance ecosystem through technically-challenging and industry-changing ideas. Prior to starting QBE Ventures, Ted led QBE’s Global Digital Innovation Lab and spent time in various roles with Travelers and Markel/FirstComp.

John Barr
Senior Analyst
  John Barr is a Senior Analyst providing research, advisory and consulting services to carriers, software, and service providers to the life, annuity, and general insurance industries. Prior to joining Celent, John provided strategic information technology and transformation consulting to a number of firms including EquiSoft/UCT, Transamerica, Genpact, and Pacific Life. He also recently served as EXL Services’ Vice President of Insurance Product Management and Operations Consulting. John has 25+ years of experience in management and executive roles with information technology, consulting services, and insurance companies. He has led the development of insurance business advisory and professional services organizations, and directed global insurance vertical product and services organizations. John brings deep domain expertise across the life, annuity, pensions, and P&C insurance spectrum, and has held leadership positions with Wipro, Capgemini, and CSC/Continuum, and served as CIO of Texas Workers Compensation Insurance (now Texas Mutual).

Mike Fitzgerald
 Senior Analyst
  Mike brings extensive industry experience to the analyst role. Prior to joining Celent, he was vice president of enterprise underwriting solutions at Zurich North America, where he led the evaluation of technology alternatives to support a new underwriting product development process. He held a number of positions at Royal & Sun Alliance, including a field operations regional executive role. His technology implementation experience includes the installation and maintenance of billing, automobile policy administration, and workers compensation automation. In the 1990s, Mike led an initiative which delivered one of the first global online technical underwriting and claims learning platforms in the industry. Mike's research focuses on innovation, emerging technologies (blockchain, artificial intelligence), billing, business process and operations, social media, and distribution management.

Jamie Macgregor

Chief Executive Officer
and Analyst
  Jamie’s career spans over 25 years in both management consulting and the insurance industry. Prior to joining Celent, Jamie was a Senior Manager within Deloitte’s management consulting practice, where he led engagements focused on helping clients develop their IT strategy aligned to their business goals, post-M&A integration, and enterprise architecture. While at Deloitte, Jamie also directed the learning and development programme for the Architecture & Analysis capability, and was a core team member contributing to the development of both the Insurance Core Systems Transformation proposition and the technology implications of the Retail Distribution Review Readiness proposition for the UK Life, Pensions and Wealth Management market. While in industry, Jamie 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.

Juan Mazzini
 Senior Analyst
  Juan’s career spans more than 25 years in the insurance and banking IT industries. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, contributor to many conferences, and evaluator for technology competitions such as BBVA Open Talent and Finnosummit Challenge. He has also mentoring experience in diverse industries. Prior to joining Celent, Juan was Corporate Vice President at Sistran, where he directly contributed to expanding its presence throughout 14 countries, including the US and key Latin American markets of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Central America, and the Caribbean. He brings a deep understanding of core and noncore systems projects and operational business models. Juan also brings to the practice a deep expertise in HR transformation. Before joining Celent, he advised and helped execute a new HR strategy for a group of 450 IT employees working throughout the Latin American region.

Zao Wu
Asia Ambassador
  Prior to joining Celent, Zao was a consultant at Oliver Wyman, with a focus on retail distribution and analytics. Some of his engagements included advising a retailer on digital transformation, using machine learning to drive decision-making and forecasting for a Chinese e-commerce player, constructing analytical tools for an Australian telecom player to set sales targets ,and identifying greenfield retail opportunities for an Asian airline, with a focus on customer engagement. Elsewhere, Zao was engaged in post-merger integration, operational process redesign, and organisational optimisation, as well as commercial due diligence, benchmarking, trend identification, and market landscaping.


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