Martin Higgins is a vice president of research and consulting at Novarica.
He is an experienced insurance technology consultant, having served as practice director for Edgewater Consulting, where he was responsible for the company’s property/casualty business nationwide. He has expertise in technology strategy, core system selection and implementation, systems integration, legacy modernization, software development and data warehousing in both property/casualty and life/health/annuity insurance.
His most recent experience includes founding a boutique property/casualty-focused consultancy and serving as VP of solutions engineering for a core systems vendor.
Higgins holds an MSc in computer science from Imperial College in London and a BSc in physics from University of Lancaster in the U.K.
Core system replacement rates for property/casualty insurers have fallen from their early 2010s peak, but that doesn’t mean modern systems aren’t in demand. Newer trends for policy administration systems (PAS) include cloud-based options and lower-cost implementations. While these platforms remain vital for stakeholders across the entire insurance life cycle, modern solutions are redefining what constitutes […]
In the last few weeks, another tech giant entered the low-/no-code space when Amazon announced a new platform called AWS Honeycode. While the product does not break new ground from a technology perspective and is still immature relative to the market, it has created an avalanche of media activity centered on low-/no-code technology. Low-/no-code is […]
Agile adoption for insurers has grown significantly in the past few years; most have already begun their agile journey and are at varying stages of maturity. Yet agile has financial, organizational and cultural implications that can reshape the entire organization. Adopting this methodology often leads to the flattening of hierarchies, new budgeting processes and a […]