Simplify and Win: Beat Insurance Competition with Speed-to-Market
Karen M Furtado
Strategy Meets Action
Karen M Furtado
Karen is a Partner at Strategy Meets Action, a strategic advisory firm offering a unique blend of advisory, research, and project-based consulting services to both insurance companies and solution providers. She is a widely recognized expert in the core systems space. Karen has exceptional knowledge of policy administration, rating, product configuration, billing, and claims and deep understanding of distribution and emerging technologies such as social media, cloud/SaaS, and ideation/crowdsourcing. She knows how to modernize and innovate for competitive advantage. Those seeking an edge in today’s highly competitive world turn to Karen to capitalize on her unparalleled knowledge and experience in connecting solutions to business and IT requirements.
Karen has held various leadership positions including Insurance Practice Director at Collaborative Consulting and Vice President of CGI’s Insurance Practice.
Karen is often quoted in major insurance publications and speaks frequently at leading industry conferences. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College.
Director of Product Management
Drew Birtwistle is Director of Product Management at SAP, focusing on Cloud solutions for Insurance. Drew has over 20 years of enterprise software experience working for both software vendors and insurance carriers. For the last six years, his focus has been on developing, marketing and implementing technology solutions that simplify insurance product development.
Insurance & Technology
Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk management. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at live and online events held by both I&T and third parties. A veteran of the trade press, Nathan worked as a database marketing reporter and copy editor for Direct Marketing News, as well as an assistant editor for The Toy Book, before coming to I&T. He is a graduate of Buffalo State College and a proud Western New York native.
By any measure, the insurance industry is incredibly competitive, with many large brands firing off marketing campaigns at an incredible rate. At the same time, changes in consumer behavior require insurers to develop and promote products that meet their new needs quickly and easily.
Join Insurance & Technology senior editor Nathan Golia and Strategy Meets Action’s Karen Furtado, to help you uncover:
- Why the conversation around product development is so important
- Key insurance product development challenges
- Opportunities to improve throughout the development cycle
- Strategies to manage regulatory content across states and lines of business
Please join us for a stimulating discussion that will feature specific examples of how companies have used innovative product development strategies to trump the competition.