ELITE 8 2012
Changing Times: How Insurance CIOs Can Strengthen Their Strategic Influence Insurance & Technology's Elite 8 2012 advisory board members discuss what characterizes the successful insurance CIO in a time of great change.
Elite 8 2012: Susan Gueli's High-Energy Approach to Building IT Muscle Nationwide Financial CIO Susan Gueli has led a highly motivated team to simplify systems and build market-leading capabilities for the insurer's adviser distributors.
Elite 8 2012: Graeme Boddy Accelerates IT Development To Stay Ahead For Builders Mutual CIO Graeme Boddy, the recession offered an opportunity to build infrastructure for a new kind of insurance agent and customer. Today, the company is reaping the rewards.
Elite 8 2012: Brian LeClaire Is On A Data-Driven Healthcare Mission Humana's Brian LeClaire leads an organization deeply invested in leveraging the power of big data and advanced analytics to improve healthcare outcomes.
Elite 8 2012: Ellen Fecteau Rolls Out New Technologies While Keeping IT Infrastructure Simple Liberty International Underwriters CIO Ellen Fecteau has built a global technology strategy that promotes collaboration among different constituents and enables growth of the business.
Elite 8 2012: Greg Clancy Transforms IT Organization Through Core Systems Modernization Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance SVP and CIO Greg Clancy has overseen the replacement of nearly all of the company's primary systems. And he had to remake the IT organization in the process.
Elite 8 2012: Mark Clark Powers Jackson National's IT Through Explosive Business Growth Through SVP and CIO Mark Clark's sound technology philosophy and a focus on team excellence, Jackson National's IT organization has become not merely an effective business supporter, but a driver of growth.
Elite 8 2012: CIO Michael Fergang Drives Innovation for the Business at Grange Insurance Grange Insurance CIO Michael Fergang's tenure demonstrates that developing a creative team with the right business mind-set can result in delivery of solutions unforeseen by the business.
Elite 8 2012: Sal Abano Leads Tower IT Team To Growth CIO Sal Abano has drawn on a 26-year military career, including his experience as the U.S. Army's regional CTO in Iraq, in applying a team leadership approach in IT to support Tower Group Companies' growth.
FROM THE EDITOR
Technology Indistinguishable from Business for Insurers Insurance & Technology's 2012 Elite 8 honorees have been at the forefront of insurance IT's transformation into a critical driver of smart innovation.
Go, Go, Gadget: Top Emerging Technology Tools for Insurers
The executives selected as Elite 8 2012 honorees have reached the heights of their profession by being savvy observers of the digital landscape and prudent marshals of technology. Here are some of their views on the latest and greatest enterprise solutions.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Where Are They Now? 2011's Elite 8 Continue To Hone Digital Capabilities As mobile and digital technologies continue to reshape the insurance industry, Insurance & Technology caught up with some of the 2011 Elite 8 to see how the changing expectations of consumers, employees and partners are transforming their focus.
The CMO-CIO Alignment Imperative: Integrating Digital to Drive Insurance Enterprise Performance For insurers to maximize digital opportunities, marketing and IT leaders must collaborate to create an integrated digital marketing and technology road map, says Liz Miller, CMO Council.
TRANSFORMING THE BUSINESS
Big Data: Creating a More Sustainable System for Insurance The use of big data and other technologies that can deliver more personalized experiences and also improve care will shape the future of health insurance, says Cigna's Mark Boxer, a 2007 Elite 8 honoree.
How Insurance & Technology's Elite 8 Balance Work and Life In today's highly charged insurance market, the pressure on technology executives can be extreme. Here's how some of the 2012 Elite 8 leaders balance their work and personal lives.