July 11, 2007 Larry Blakeman has moved from being CIO of MetLife Auto & Home to the CIO role for the carrier's Individual Business division, in the wake of former Individual Business CIO Jeff Stoll's retirement.Blakeman comes to his new role after a diverse technology leadership at MetLife. Before leaving his Auto & Home CIO role, he had taken on responsibility for MetLife's enterprise data management and enterprise architecture functions, and previous roles include responsibility for the carrier's corporate actuarial systems and enterprise reporting group, as well as enterprise wide financial systems and financial systems for both Individual Business and Institutional Business.

Blakeman characterizes his experience at MetLife as "a good balance between the back-office systems - the financial and corporate areas where I started - and the sales side and front-end of the business." He adds that, being out in the line of business [at Auto & Home] with P&L responsibility was a great learning experience, and one that positions me well for being CIO of our Individual Business."

Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek ...