Insurance Solutions

Insurance disruption: Insight from Matt Potashnick, former CIO of AXA UK

Insurance Solutions | Georgina | 5 August 2020

The 2020 global pandemic has seen many industries heavily disrupted. Insurance has been no exception, with the sector experiencing large-scale disturbance. This is leading to a re-focusing of priorities and a speeding up of transformation programmes. From employees working from home, to claims being dealt with differently in the sector, Endava were fortunate to have some time with leading insurance professional, Matt Potashnick. He talked through his views and opinion on what has been happening, but importantly, what needs to happen next.

Matt Potashnick, Bio

With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Matt Potashnick, CIO, serial entrepreneur and cyber security expert, launched two disruptive start ups which enabled customers to buy UK motor and travel / medical insurance online for the first time, sold to AXA and Churchill. Subsequently served as Group CIO of AXA UKI where he undertook large scale transformation including embedding digital culture and customer offering. In August 2020 Matt joined the UK’s largest life insurance broker Reassured as Chief Information Officer.

Insurance disruption

What follows in the video below is a Q&A with Matt Potashnick and Endava. In the conversation, we touch on areas such as modernisation, culture and how insurance as a sector can use this current disruptive situation as a catalyst for much needed long term change. Insurance disruption is continuously changing, and Matt gives Endava a first hand view of the landscape.