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Header for Website.png    January 14 -15, 2020     l     New Orleans Marriott     l     555 Canal Street

Meet Your Speaker

George Woods 

Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Advisory
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

George is a Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Advisory for Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC. Woods has over 25 years of insurance industry experience. For the last seven years, he has focused on identifying and evaluating technology firms to partner with Guy Carpenter (GC) and their clients. He regularly meets with startup tech companies, visits technology innovation hubs, and speaks about emerging technology at insurance industry conferences. He continues to play a lead role in developing and executing GCs InsurTech and customer value strategy by keeping clients and colleagues abreast of the present technology trends, industry impact and opportunities for leverage. He recently joined GC Genesis, Guy Carpenters InsurTech advisory offering. This new service will focus on the core business functions of insurance carriers and will help GCs carrier clients to leverage the growing capabilities of InsurTech.

Woods also contributed his knowledge and expertise to GCs Global Innovation Capabilities & Insurtech Trends publication and worked with GCs sister company, Celent, to produce the report Insurance Accelerators A Market Scan. This unique report focused on the increasing role that accelerators globally are playing in helping carriers to better access startups and the innovative technology these tech companies can bring to the insurance industry. Both publications were released in 2017.

Prior to joining Guy Carpenter, Woods served as Vice President, Business Development for Aon Inpoint, the consulting firm and subsidiary of Aon Benfield. Prior to Inpoint, Woods worked at Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) holding a variety of leadership positions including: Director of Treaty Reinsurance for Latin America and Branch Manager, of the Chicago and Baltimore offices.

Woods holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College, in Easton, PA and also completed HSBs Executive Development Program, administered by Harvard Business School. He is also an avid artist who enjoys sketching and painting.


Featured Breakout
Insuretech 101: The Latest in Insurance Technology 

As carriers look for best-match agencies, one thing is for certain insuretech will continue to play an increasingly important role within our distribution channel, but what is it exactly? This session will breakdown the fundamentals of insuretechs and what aspects of these emerging insurance technologies will provide the most opportunities for independent agents. 


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