Andy Scurto is Guidewire’s head of products, InsuranceNow, and manages strategic direction. He founded ISCS (acquired by Guidewire), where his deep understanding of both insurance and IT led to the development of products with uniquely rich flexibility and capabilities.
Scurto has more than 20 years’ experience in IT and development, which includes 16 years working specifically with insurance industry systems.
He received his B.S. in computer engineering from San Jose State University.
The marriage of “insurance” and “technology” — “insurtech” — continues to attract investment among P&C insurers, and startups specializing in insurance technology products are popping up all over. In fact, investment in insurtech reached $853 million in the first quarter of 2017 — a 50% increase over the same period in 2016. While, to date, […]
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, right? The reality behind, and perhaps even the origin of, this statement is the simple fact that change is hard. This is especially true in the antiquated, paper- and process-laden insurance industry, which has resisted any kind of fundamental […]
It seems every press release you read, every case study in the news, every session at industry conferences and every webinar on tap for the next six months will at some point mention the 100% implementation success rate of the vendor involved. That fact, in and of itself, throws serious shade on what really constitutes […]
Every five years or so, the insurance industry changes course. Hard market, then soft market. Keep the lights on, then innovate. Build, then buy. Outsource, then in-house. Best-of-breed, then suite. Unlike with most politicians, some measure of this waffling is certainly beyond the control of insurers truly in the thick of it. However, other preferences […]