Russell Bostick
EVP, Technology & Operations
Conseco Services LLC

Russ Bostick joined Conseco in February 2005 as executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of the company. In August 2008, he was promoted to executive vice president, technology and operations. Bostick is responsible for all enterprise technology and operations shared services. This includes IT, policyholder service, non-LTC claims, and records and print management services for the Conseco Insurance companies and Bankers Life and Casualty Company. Bostick is also responsible for the IT that supports Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company.
Before joining Conseco, Bostick served for seven years as chief technology officer of Chase Insurance, the insurance arm of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. During this time, Bostick served as CIO for Zurich Life U.S., where he led an IT organization through two transformations in less than one year, as Bank One and then Chase ultimately acquired the company. In his role as CIO, he delivered substantial improvement in targeted areas and managed a team spanning several locations and serving multiple markets, products and channels.

Before Chase, Bostick was chief technology officer for Corporate Software & Technology, a licensed software reseller in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Previously, Bostick held key technology positions at CNA Insurance from 1994-1997, and at IBM from 1979-1994. While at IBM, he was introduced to the financial services industry, serving for three years as the client executive for CNA.

Bostick holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Wabash College, and an MBA in marketing from the University of Chicago. He served as Chair of the Board of Governors for Lumity, a nonprofit technology resource for nonprofit organizations, and continues to chair its fund-raising committee.

Jeremy J. Bowler
Senior Director, Insurance Practice
J.D. Power and Associates

Jeremy Bowler is a Senior Director in the Insurance Practice at J.D. Power and Associates. He leads strategic business development spanning syndicated and proprietary research and consulting services for the property and casualty and life and health insurance markets. Previous to his current assignment, he oversaw the design and launch of a series of syndicated research studies in the property and casualty insurance arena.

Mr. Bowler has more than 15 years of experience in market research. Prior to joining J.D. Power and Associates, he was the associate director for strategic planning and analytics with Young and Rubicam, Inc., where he was responsible for all research-based customer insight for the agency’s advertising and direct marketing clients.

Mr. Bowler received a bachelor’s degree in physics and economics from the University of Michigan.

Mark Esposito
Chief Information Officer
Hartford Life
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc

Mark A. Esposito is chief information officer for Hartford Life, a subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG). In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing an information technology strategy across all business segments of Hartford Life. He also supports the transition to The Hartford’s centralized, enterprise-wide information technology strategy.

Prior to joining The Hartford in 2006, Esposito spent more than 20 years with Phoenix Life, where most recently he was vice president of information technology of the insurer’s individual life and annuity business, supporting sales, underwriting, service and financial systems.

During his tenure at Phoenix Life, Esposito held a variety of technology leadership positions, including retail distribution, assignments related to outsourcing, block acquisitions, the Phoenix and Home Life merger, Phoenix’s demutualization and divestitures. He began his career with Electronic Data Systems.

Esposito earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Western Connecticut State University, as well as several additional certifications including the completion of a business integration technology program.

Kevin Murray
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
AXA Financial, Inc.

In February 2005, Kevin E. Murray was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of AXA Financial, Inc. and member of the company’s Executive Management Committee, which sets the policy and strategic direction for the company. Mr. Murray was also elected to the board of AXA Tech, which is responsible for all AXA data processing services. His responsibilities include the management of the AXA Technical Services North American Data Center for AXA Equitable business.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mr. Murray directs all systems strategy and delivery towards the execution of its mission to become the industry leader in the distribution of life insurance and annuity products through financial intermediaries: such as wirehouses, financial institutions, independent financial planners, brokerage general agencies, third-party administrators, registered investment advisors and personal producing general agents. AXA Distributors markets these products to approximately 90,000 registered representatives in those various channels.

Over the past 25 years, Mr. Murray has held a number of leadership roles in the technology industry with a significant focus on retiring legacy technologies and successfully implementing new strategic business systems.

Prior to joining AXA, Mr. Murray served as CIO of the American International Group, leading the organization through a period of transformation and growth within the Domestic Brokerage Group and Personal Lines businesses. Under Mr. Murray’s leadership, AIG significantly expanded its product breadth and investment expertise through the deployment of Web-based strategy to its new business and customer service business systems. This included the retirement of legacy insurance systems. Prior to AIG, Mr. Murray held senior Information Technology positions at J.P. Morgan and Cap Cities/ABC.

Mr. Murray is a member of the American Ireland Fund New York Regional Advisory Board, the AT&T Technology Advisory Board, Hewlett Packard Advisory Board, Financial Services Roundtable Board and the Enterprise Ireland’s Advisory Board.

Mr. Murray earned a B.S. in Computer Science with an emphasis in Finance at Penn State University. Mr. Murray resides in New York City.

Phil Swift
Chief Information Officer
Esurance

Phil has over 30 years of experience in engineering and information services. Before joining Esurance in 2000, he was Vice President of Engineering with eSubscriber. Prior to that, Phil was Vice President of Information Services with QRS, a business-to-business electronic commerce service for the retail industry. Phil has also held management roles at Visa International, Matson Navigation Company, and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.

Deepak Srinivasan
Director of Systems Engineering
Esurance

Deepak brings over 10 years of experience in building e-commerce solutions for the Services industry. Deepak is responsible for the Software Development Group at Esurance. He joined Esurance in 2002 and since then has held several senior positions within the company prior to assuming his current role. Before joining Esurance Deepak worked for Monolith Interactive Solutions.

Craig Weber
Senior Vice President, Insurance
Celent

Mr. Weber is the Senior Vice President responsible for Celent’s insurance practice. Mr. Weber’s research is focused on insurance trends, distribution issues, and new business and policy administration.

He is the author of Celent’s annual independent producer surveys, and the primary author of the popular Insurance Software Deal Trends studies. Recent consulting clients have engaged Mr. Weber for policy administration and new business vendor analyses, an assessment of potential document automation strategies, and custom versions of Celent’s producer survey.

Mr. Weber’s comments on insurance and technology topics have appeared in USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, AP Newswire, Best’s Review, Business Insurance, and Technology Decisions, and he recently appeared on CNBC’s On the Money. He has written numerous columns for publications such as Insurance Networking & Data Management and Insurance & Technology. He is a frequent presenter at industry events, including the LOMA/ACORD Systems Forum, LOMA Policyholder Service, IASA, and A.M. Best E-Fusion.

Most recently, he was general manager of Building2 Information Group, a research and advisory services firm that provided market-entry assistance to US companies expanding to Japan. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of developing the firm’s research business, including project design and marketing of reports.

Mr. Weber received his master of arts degree in Communication from Emerson College and is a summa cum laude graduate of Saint Michael’s College, with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.


Editors & Moderators

Katherine Burger
Editorial Director
Insurance & Technology

Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Insurance & Technology and Bank Systems & Technology, members of TechWeb’s Financial Technology Group. She has led Insurance & Technology since 1991, and assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003.

At Insurance & Technology, in addition to directing the editorial strategy, Kathy has been directly involved in the development of new products, supplements and publications on topics including standards, e-commerce, budgets/ROI, globalization, security, convergence, CRM, standards, privacy, outsourcing, health insurance, and financial management. She also oversees Insurance & Technology News, I&T’s e-mail newsletter, and I&T’s Web site (www.insurancetech.com) and related online offerings.

Kathy is a frequent speaker/participant at industry/association-sponsored conferences and events, both online and face-to-face, including IASA, ACORD, ACLI, IVANS and Insurance Services Office (ISO). She is a member of the IASA Interpreter Steering Committee.

Nathan Conz
Senior Editor
Insurance & Technology

Nathan Conz is Senior Editor of Insurance & Technology and Bank Systems & Technology, members of TechWeb’s Financial Technology Network. He joined the publications in February 2007.

Nathan writes content for both of the brands magazines, newsletters and blogs, while hosting editorial webcasts, audio podcasts and video podcasts.

Before joining TechWeb, Nathan was a reporter for the Hartford Advocate, where he covered local politics, local college news, technology trends and sports. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Anthony O’Donnell
Executive Editor
Insurance & Technology

Anthony O’Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the Financial Technology Network of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information technology in the property/casualty, life and health insurance industries, following the trends and issues faced by senior technology executives. In addition to reporting and editorial duties for I&T, O’Donnell also serves as a moderator and speaker at industry events and broadcasts. He began his editorial career in the healthcare industry where he reported and edited for medical publications with a variety of audiences, from the general public to physicians and researchers. He has also worked in the healthcare field as a media relations professional and Spanish/English interpreter/translator, and has taught English composition and conversation classes to native speakers of Spanish, both in the United States and in Latin America. O’Donnell lives in the Portland, Oregon area with his wife and two sons.


Speakers and panelists at the Executive Summit consist of insurance technology leaders with insights and expertise in the areas of IT innovation and competitive differentiation. Speakers will be primarily senior-level insurance/financial services executives.

We welcome your suggestions for speakers at the Executive Summit. If you would like to suggest yourself or someone else as a potential speaker, please e-mail the following information to Kathy Burger, Editorial Director, Insurance & Technology, kburger@techweb.com:

  • Name/Title/Company
  • Phone number/E-mail address
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  • Describe your expertise as it relates to this topic.

If you are a technology vendor (or represent a vendor), describe which of your insurance industry clients could speak about their success using your products.

Due to the large number of submissions, we cannot respond individually. We will contact you directly if we want to follow up on your proposal.



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