Guidewire Cloud Fuels Innovation in the Insurance Industry

LONDON, February 23, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) hosted its Guidewire Insurance Forum customer conference in London yesterday. This in-person event brought together several international thought leaders, who shared best practices relating to the property and casualty insurance market in the EMEA region, and offered the opportunity to collaborate with industry peers, as well as enter in contact with the Guidewire team.

Guidewire President and CEO, Mike Rosenbaum, spoke of the diversity of Guidewire’s customer community, which includes nearly 70 companies in 18 EMEA countries, ranging from Tier 1 insurers or new small businesses. He recognized the variety of unique, and also common, innovation strategies employed by this community; supported by a desire to reduce implementation and upgrade costs, and to simplify innovation. Rosenbaum confirmed Guidewire’s commitment to the EMEA region through continued investment in market solutions as part of Guidewire’s transformation as a cloud service. While this transformation is difficult, it is also necessary, he concluded, and Guidewire Cloud Platform has evolved to drive innovation and innovation through go-to-market, data-driven, and digital strategies.

The following Guidewire speakers also presented:

  • Diego DevalleDirector of Product Development, discussed how Guidewire Cloud Platform has evolved to continuously innovate, through cutting-edge digital engagement as well as actionable insights from embedded analytics;

  • Laura DrabikChief Evangelist, described how Integrated Insurance combines core, digital and data to help insurers gain a competitive advantage, as well as Guidewire’s open API that gives insurers access to new groups of clients ;

  • Ian Gibbardresponsible for the London market, and Paul Mallett, Senior Product Manager, discussed Guidewire’s London market roadmap of delivering policy, underwriting and claims capabilities tailored to the London market, as well as supporting further modernization;

  • Will McAllisterVice President, Head of Global Legal, illustrated how Guidewire Cloud enables European insurers to adapt to complex and often challenging regulations, as well as execute safe, secure and resilient operations;

  • Christina ColbyDirector of Clients, and Annemarie Bruch, Senior Director of Transformation Strategy, described Guidewire Cloud’s Enhanced Engagement Model, which enables Guidewire customers to achieve their goals; and

  • Charles Clarkevice president of sales, digital, data and analytics, explained Guidewire’s vision for how data and analytics create unprecedented opportunities for differentiation.

Guidewire Marketing Director Brian Desmond presented the inaugural Guidewire EMEA Outstanding Achievement Awards, which recognized Colonnade (Luxembourg), Direct Line Group (UK), P&V (Belgium), and Tryg (Denmark). Each winner took the stage to share their experience of using Guidewire technology and their knowledge gained.

Prior to the close of the event, conference attendees were treated to a panel discussion on how Guidewire Cloud is accelerating innovation, alongside Rudi Serron, CIO at P&V, Steen Wung-Sung, Chief finance and development at Claim DK, Tryg, and Vittorio Giusti, former CEO of Aviva Italia.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate and grow effectively. We combine digital, core business, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a service in the cloud. More than 450 insurers, ranging from start-ups to some of the largest and most complex companies in the world, are powered by Guidewire.

As a partner to our clients, we are constantly evolving to facilitate their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation record, with over 1,000 successful projects, supported by the largest R&D teams and broadest partner ecosystems in the industry. Our platform offers hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

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Daniel Couzens
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Louise Bradley
PR and communications – EMEA, Guidewire
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