"What Chubb is asking of me is further people development as well as whatever alignment needs to continue to happen as the company decides on different strategic paths," Drewry says. She notes that Chubb "has some wonderful in-house candidates for the position."
Among Drewry's other challenges will be the ongoing transition of the management of Chubb's infrastructure to outsourcing provider ACS (Dallas). Drewry also will face what she describes as "hacking out our legacy systems and refreshing them so that they're flexible and adept at meeting future needs." In large measure, she adds, Chubb's systems are ahead of the curve, but, "We have to work hard to maintain that position."
According to Drewry, it is the high quality of Chubb's technology organization that makes its CIO position so challenging. "It's much more difficult because you have to be careful not to break something that was working," she says.
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 InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information ... View Full Bio