Craig Beattie is a Senior Analyst in Celent’s insurance practice, based in the London office. He brings extensive experience in the use of enterprise architecture and applications architecture practices in the insurance industry, working within insurers.
Mr Beattie has advised insurers on IT strategy, legacy modernization, insurance vendor analysis and enterprise architecture topics, principally in the EMEA region. Since joining Celent, Mr. Beattie has been a speaker at industry events in North America and London, as well as Celent events in Europe. He has spoken on topics such as the influence of mobile on the industry, the use of social networks by insurers and how the evolving use of the Internet will influence insurance in the future.
Recent consulting clients have engaged Mr. Beattie for policy administration vendor analyses, market entry strategies, and product messaging work for insurance vendors.
Prior to joining Celent, Mr Beattie was an applications architect with Royal Bank of Scotland Group's Strategy and Architecture team, working extensively with RBS Insurance. He held roles in strategy and architecture during mergers within the division and consulted on a number of internal divestment opportunities. Mr. Beattie was actively involved in defining the roadmaps for the core systems, including vendor selection and defining programs of work to achieve strategic change. His earlier work with RBS Insurance and Direct Line Group involved deployed e-commerce solutions in multiple territories around Europe. Mr. Beattie won the BCS Software Architect of the year award in 2007 for his work with RBS Insurance.
Mr. Beattie has an MSc in Machine Learning and Adaptive Computing from the University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom and a Masters in Engineering in Computing (Knowledge Engineering and Artificial Intelligence) from Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.