Having spent the last five years of his 18 years at Bermuda-based Accenture as the partner in charge of Accenture's relationship with The Hartford's P&C company, Ken Auman already has played a role in the insurer's transformation. As of Oct. 10, he began playing a more intimate role when he replaced Michael Bernaski as the company's CIO.
Auman says his mission as head of the technology organization will be to increase efficiency and effectiveness, and to deliver innovative business capabilities. To do so, he will drive further automation and repeatability of IT processes, more-economical sourcing strategies and skill set retooling within the IT organization, Auman explains.
Auman says his experience at Accenture with large change programs, combined with a dynamic leadership team on the business side at The Hartford dedicated to a technology-driven transformation, will help him leverage today's technology-related opportunities. "The increasing sophistication of our pricing, the more granular segmentation of our customer set and truly leveraging information - not just data, but things we know about - are opportunities that P&C insurers have in front of them today, and that is what's driving the investment that Hartford is making," he says.
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