David Wagner serves as a senior manager at Wipfli. With more than 30 years of experience in the Property & Casualty insurance business, he helps insurance company clients develop their visions into strategy and their strategy into action. David has worked for insurance companies in their IT groups, as a software vendor, and as a consultant, giving him a unique perspective when helping clients use technology to improve their businesses. David says, “I’m pleased to be an Insurance Thought Leadership contributor on technology topics. I want to provide value, be relevant, and have a little fun in the process.”
He specializes in improving decision making by turning data assets into valuable, actionable insight, application software assessment, mobile application development, client relationship management, systems integration, custom software development, and much more.
David studied at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and mathematics.
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