Insurance & Technology Announces the 2013 Elite 8 Honorees

The Best of the Best in Insurance Technology

Oct 14, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech's Insurance & Technology (, the leading technology media brand focused on serving insurance industry IT and business leaders, announces the 2013 Elite 8 honorees, a list of the 8 most successful and inspiring IT executives in the insurance industry.


This is the fifteenth year editors of Insurance & Technology have compiled this distinguished list of insurance leaders, selected for their ability to combine smarts, experience, vision, creativity and common sense in order to help their teams overcome budget limitations, regulatory restrictions, technological uncertainty and cultural resistance to drive productivity, profitability and growth.

The 2013 Elite 8 includes:

  • Judy Haddad, Chief Information Officer, Patriot National Insurance Group
  • Suren Gupta, EVP, Technology & Operations, Allstate
  • Mark Caron, Senior Vice President and CIO, Capital Blue Cross
  • Piyush Singh, SVP and Chief Information Officer, Great American Insurance Co.
  • Peter Moreau, VP and Chief Information Officer, Amica Mutual Insurance
  • Manish Bhatt, Chief Digital Officer, MetLife
  • Michael Healy, Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, AXA Equitable
  • Robin Arendt, Global CIO, XL Group

"For 15 years Insurance & Technology has recognized the most successful and inspiring IT executives in the insurance industry with its annual Elite 8 Awards. Profiling the best of the best in insurance technology, Insurance & Technology's Elite 8 Awards have honored an impressive pantheon of executives from all sizes of companies and across all lines of business, while also providing a valuable record of the ways leading-edge technologies and insightful leadership are transforming the insurance business," said Kathy Burger, Insurance & Technology Editorial Director.

Celebrating excellence in insurance technology, Insurance & Technology's new Elite 8 Executive Forum & Awards event, "Leadership, Vision, Results," will take place November 7, 2013, at Trump Soho ® Hotel in New York. This year's Elite 8 honorees, along with past Elite 8 honorees and other senior-level insurance technology decision-makers, will come together for a unique forum on the future dynamics of effective insurance IT organizations: the technologies that are key to success; new disciplines, capabilities and structures that drive consistent, efficient, high-quality performance; and the leadership qualities that teach, inspire and deliver.

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