Tony Boobier is a former worldwide insurance executive at IBM focusing on analytics and is now operating as an independent writer and consultant. He entered the insurance industry 30 years ago. After more than 20 years working for insurance carriers and intermediaries in customer-facing operational roles, he crossed over to the world of technology in 2006, recognizing it as one of the great enablers of change in an increasingly complex world.
Based in London, he is an award-winning insurance professional, holding fellowship qualifications in engineering, insurance and marketing, “with other stuff picked up along the way.” A frequent writer and international public speaker, he has had many articles published on a wide range of topics over the past two decades, ranging from claims management to analytical insight, including best-practice documents.
His insurance focus is both broad and deep, covering general insurance, life and pension, healthcare and reinsurance. He is particularly interested in the cross-fertilization of ideas across industries and geographies and in the “big data” agenda, which he believes will transform the insurance industry. “I lie awake at night thinking about the convergence between insurance and technology,” he says.