I was asked to kick off proceedings at the first ToastEvents breakfast meetup which focused on the state of UX within the insurance industry.
I was lucky enough to be invited to speak within a CIO Leadership round table for the 5th Annual Insurance Technology Congress. This event aims to bring together insurance technology experts across the industry to help guide people through the inevitable change that is going on within the marketplace.
I was lucky enough to be invited to participate at Google's inaugural "Leaders @ Google" event in London. This event is designed to bring digital leaders across industry together to share insights and war-stories. I met a bunch of great folks - not only from Google, but from the likes of Amazon, Skype, Facebook etc.
In 2014, my team was a prizewinner at Spark the Change in recognition of the achievements we made in driving positive change and cultural transformation within the workplace. At their 2015 conference, I was pleased to be asked to do a follow up talk - sharing experiences from our ongoing digital transformation journey at Markel.
My team and I from Markel Digital participated in a number of events for this years POST Insurance Digital Strategies conference. I spoke at the breakfast event on the Internet of Things and also closed the conference as part of a panel. It was great for me to see others from Markel International also providing thought-leadership throughout the day.
I was lucky enough to give the opening keynote for this years Insurance Technology conference. My talk is a call to arms for insurance leaders to challenge the statusquo and begin driving change from within. Insurance Technology 2014 is the premier gathering for senior technology strategists within the UK insurance sector. More about the keynote here:
Some would say that the only place you would find insurance and innovation close to each other was in the dictionary! My team at Markel International are starting to prove the neigh-sayers wrong by continuing to driveout digital vision within the insurance industry. It seems that our efforts are starting to bare fruit as we have been awarded 2nd place in the 2014 Spark the Change Awards!
I was privileged to deliver the opening keynote for UX Camp Vienna this year. This talk takes a moment to explore some of the challenges and opportunities facing user experience as a community of practice. I talk about problems in the way UX professionals have come to define what they do and who they are within the industry.