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CIO Visions Virtual Summit – Unwieldy Tech But No Common Strategy

How the CIO of a Global P&C Insurance Company Tackled Its Data Strategy

Datavail Webinar

In this recorded presentation held during the CIO Visions Virtual Summit hosted by Quartz, Tom Hoblitzell, VP of Data Management for Datavail, and Vincent Sasso, former VP and Deputy CIO, P&C Insurance Company, were interviewed regarding how they addressed and solved for the disparate number of analytics tools the insurance company evolved into utilizing over a number of years, and how they developed a consistent company wide data management and analytics technology strategy.

Presentation description:

The former deputy CIO for one of the 25 largest property and casualty insurance companies in the world was faced with the challenge of its business units running their business intelligence and analytics reporting on an ever-growing number of disparate tools and systems.

From Informatica to Business Objects, SAS to Power BI, OBIEE to Hadoop, the company needed a way to not only reduce its costs in managing these disparate tool sets but also develop an integrated data strategy that would align the business units with one source of the truth and lead the company into the future.

The former deputy CIO will discuss the challenges of previously running the business on the myriad of tools, while planning the data management strategy for the future, and the roadmap to get to that strategy.

About the Presenters

Tom Hoblitzell, Vice President of Data Management, Datavail

Tom Hoblitzell is an accomplished IT Executive and Board Member with more than 33 years of success in the retail, information services, FSI, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing industries. His broad areas of expertise include strategic planning, business development, digital client-centric solutions, project and program management, M&A, big data science, data management, predictive analysis, business intelligence, data virtualization, and agile methodology.

Tom’s experience enables rapid, practical development and execution of the profitable application of big data and leading-edge business intelligence. He has led initiatives using service-oriented and web architectures for transactional, analytical, and web business-enabled solutions using leading vendor solutions and technologies. Tom holds an MBA in Finance/Management Information Systems from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Management and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Vincent Sasso, former Vice President & Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), P&C Insurance Company

Vincent is a veteran of the property casualty (P&C) insurance industry, bringing proven history of optimizing resources, maximizing revenue, delivering innovative solutions, and accelerating growth. As former vice president and deputy chief information officer of a top P&C insurance company, Vincent led all operations for the organization’s corporate global IT function. This included defining and building out the technical capabilities necessary to support the functions of a $5B organization. With accountability for a $50M operating budget, he had transformed the organization’s corporate operating model and strategic systems.

Vincent’s core competencies include Enterprise Data Management; Enterprise Architecture; Strategic Planning; Workforce Planning; Vendor Relationship Management; Technology Implementations; Multiple Business Unit Operations; Cloud & Digital Transformation; Agile Delivery & Execution; Information Technology (IT) Operations; and Process Improvement and Quality Management.

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