Vice President of Research and Consulting, Novarica
Deb Zawisza is a Vice President of Research and Consulting at Novarica. She has expertise in insurance technology leadership and transformation with over 25 years of experience. Prior to joining the firm, she spent eight years as SVP/CIO for Claims/Loss Control at Travelers Insurance, leading core system modernization, expansion of data and analytic capabilities, Agile transformation and digital initiatives related to property/casualty claims across all lines of business. Deb has also served as CIO/CTO at The Phoenix Companies (now Nassau Re), where she was responsible for all IT functions for life and annuity and investment management. In addition, she has held roles as a Senior Principal Consultant at PwC with a focus on insurance technology strategy and various IT leadership roles at Aetna for commercial P/C, Life and Annuity and pensions. She attended Rensselaer Polytechnic’s MBA program and holds a BBA from Adelphi University.
In this session we’ll discuss insurance industry challenges and priorities, and hear Novarica Analyst Deb Zawisza discuss trends and predictions, including why technology investments drive productivity and sales growth for insurers, the importance of an active business and IT partnership for successful transformation projects, and other key points and findings from Novarica’s recent research.