Mike Fitzgerald is a senior analyst with Celent's Insurance practice based in Cary, North Carolina. His career includes leadership positions in property/casualty automation, operations management and insurance product development. Mike's research focuses on innovation, billing, business process and operations, social media, and distribution management.
Mike brings extensive industry experience to the analyst role. Prior to joining Celent, he was vice president of enterprise underwriting solutions at Zurich North America, where he led the evaluation of technology alternatives to support a new underwriting product development process. He held a number of positions at Royal & Sun Alliance, including a field operations regional executive role. His technology implementation experience includes the installation and maintenance of billing, automobile policy administration, and workers compensation automation. In the 1990s, Mike led an initiative which delivered one of the first global online technical underwriting and claims learning platforms in the industry.
Mr. Fitzgerald has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Davidson College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
The insurance industry is poised to look very different than it has traditionally in the next few years. No matter what line of business you’re in, new technologies will revolutionize the way you interact with customers and bring products to market. We’ll break down the current state of insurance disruption, and take a forward looking view at what’s to come.
In the week since the release of the Celent report “Machine Intelligence in Insurance: Designing the Aware Machine,” I have been involved in several fascinating discussions around a new level of personalization in insurance.