Mitch Wein, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Mitch Wein

Mitch Wein

Mitch Wein is senior vice president of research and consulting at Novarica with international expertise in IT leadership and transformation as well as technology strategy for life, annuities, health, personal lines, commercial lines, wealth management and banking.

He has broad experience in underlying key technology disciplines, including application development, infrastructure, architecture, process improvement, methodology including agile, quality assurance, business continuity and disaster recovery, outsourcing, performance and scalability.

Prior to joining Novarica, he served in a series of senior technology management positions at major insurance and banking firms, including AXA from 2004-2014, where he was the interim CIO of AXA Ireland in Dublin, the chief architect and CTO for AXA UK in London and the CTO of AXA Equitable in the U.S. Wein was part of the overall AXA Group Architecture Review Board and Information Systems Architecture Committee Board based in Paris and co-developed the AXA IT Strategy and Group Target Architecture.

Before AXA, Wein was with AIG from 1996-2004, where he was the CTO for the Domestic Brokerage Group and Domestic Personal Lines as well as holding other senior technology roles.

Prior to 1996, he held a variety of technology positions in large financial service firms, including Bankers Trust (now Deutsche Bank) and Prudential Insurance.

He holds a BS in finance and an MBA in information systems, both from Fordham University.

Recent Articles by Mitch Wein

AI and Discrimination in Insurance

This past summer, a group of African-American YouTubers filed a putative class action against YouTube and its parent, Alphabet. The suit alleges that YouTube’s AI algorithms have been applying “Restricted Mode” to videos posted by people of color, regardless of whether those videos actually featured elements YouTube restricts, such as profanity, drug use, violence, sexual […]

IT Security: A Major Threat for Insurers

As the insurance industry changes in response to continued digitalization, IT leaders must continue to maintain and improve their ability to protect confidential data and customer information. While technological advances can streamline processes, they can also open the door for potential risks. Modern digital systems and procedures must be completely secure for agents and insureds […]

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