Chet Gladkowski is an adviser for GoKnown.com which delivers next-generation distributed ledger technology with E2EE and flash-trading speeds to all internet-enabled devices, including smartphones, vehicles and IoT.
He is recognized as a leading insurance/IT executive, providing both strategic and practical insights across all P&C lines of business.
He has worked in the P&C insurance information industry for 40-plus years for carriers, broker/MGA/agency, vendors and industry associations on policy, billing, claims, reinsurance and reporting/BI/AI solutions.
His roles have included CIO for Interstate Insurance, senior director – research and development for ACORD and vice president of software sales on a global basis.
“Once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up.” — Leonardo da Vinci Is it time to recast our vision for where Insurtech 2.0 should be headed? People say that the worst thing you can do is start off with an apology. I still must begin with one; not for the […]
With my wife, Mary Ann, away for two weeks, I’m always looking to score some good food. I live in a small town, where the Super Walmart is the local cultural and epicurean haute cuisine epicenter, so I normally must travel to another town to find something decent to eat. I’m not trying to be […]
I’ve always enjoyed a good magic trick. It gives you a momentary suspension of reality to believe that there is something more. There is also the desire to figure out how they did it, how did they know that your card was the 10 of clubs, how did they walk through a solid wall, how […]
Insurtech making your head spin? Perhaps it’s because of the confusion whether insurtech is a “there and back again” project or more of a paradigm shift? No one can deny the great impact that J.R.R. Tolkien’s books and movies have had on our culture. He’s been called the father of modern high fantasy literature. Not […]
You just never know. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991. I was on a flight to the West Coast when Desert Storm started. The pilot came on and told us about President Bush’s speech. He asked us to pray for our solders in harm’s way and for our country. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. I was at a […]
“Star Wars” first appeared in theaters on May 25, 1977, unleashing one of the great, galactic pop culture tsunamis ever seen. And while there has been an explosion of technology and innovation since that time (one that would rival the explosion of the Death Star), virtually nothing has been done regarding the way insurance information […]
There are several seminal moments when I first experienced something that forever changed the trajectory of my life: –While senior director of research and development at ACORD in 1992, I worked with New Science, a research firm. The insurance industry was heavily investing in the development of AL3 batch data standards via point-to-point dial-up connections. […]
Now that I have your undivided attention. Justice Potter Stewart famously said during a pornography case before the U.S. Supreme Court: ” I know it when I see it” (Jacobellis v. Ohio, 1964.) The same can be said about insurance coverage porn. Since the idea of insurance coverage porn may be new, let me explain. […]
Dentistry was painless, And bicycles were chainless, Carriages were horseless And many laws enforceless. Then, cooking was fireless, Radio was wireless, Cigars were nicotineless, And coffee caffeineless. Soon, oranges were seedless, The putting green was weedless, Men were going hatless, The proper diet fatless. New paved roads are dustless, The latest steel is rustless, Our […]
Insurance technology was once the red-headed stepchild of financial technology. But with more than 800 insurtech startups garnering almost 150 deals totaling $3.5 billion of investment since 2015, insurtech is a force to be reckoned with. With this infusion of new blood have come some interesting and provocative pronouncements about this great industry. Some have […]
Who can forget Don McLean’s iconic “American Pie”? Released in 1971, it was a four-week No. 1 hit in the U.S. It is listed as the No. 5 song of the century by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts. The original 16-page manuscript sold for $1.2 million last […]
I really like the word “hypocrite.” Not because of what it means, but because of where it came from. One of my hobbies is etymologies, which is exploring word origins and the way their meanings have changed over time. I especially enjoy word origins that have a vivid picture behind them, and “hypocrite” has a […]
A little while ago, my 92-year-old mom said that she was tired most of the time and was taking more and more naps. After several doctor visits and tests, the diagnosis was that her pulse was around 40 beats per minute, as opposed to a normal rate of 60. Her cardiologist recommended a pacemaker to […]