January 14 -15, 2020 l New Orleans Marriott l 555 Canal Street
Meet Your Speaker
Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Advisory
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC
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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.
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.