Donald's coverage areas include: technology and business strategy; transformative technologies such as insurtech, digital, connected cars and homes, the Internet of Things, core systems; and insurance technology M&A due diligence.
His recent consulting work includes: developing a strategic IT plan for a specialty insurer, core system vendor selection support; a build vs. buy analysis for core systems; and several due diligence assignments.
Light is widely quoted in the press and media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Forbes, NBC and CBS Evening News, CNBC, and National Public Radio (NPR). He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences including those sponsored by ACORD, PCI, and IASA.
Prior to joining Celent, Light was an insurance subject matter expert with Sapient and for his own firm Donald Light Consulting, where he advised senior managers at major insurers and other financial institutions. He has also held a senior research position in Allstate’s Research and Planning Center.
Light has a B.A. in economics from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
November 27 2017When properly addressed, security considerations should not be a barrier to an insurer utilizing and realizing the benefits of cloud-based core s…
November 03 2017This report presents results from a survey of CIOs asking for their perspective on the potential for, and actual deployment of, two types of RPA…
October 04 2017Accelerators have been in existence for some time. They have increased in numbers in recent years. Corporations and investment firms are partneri…
June 13 2017Israel, the “Startup Nation,” is turning its focus to insurtech in a big way. Why should the rest of the world take notice? Celent has released a…
1 February 2018
Webinar: 8:00 AM San Francisco | 11:00 AM New York | 4:00 PM LondonIn this webinar, Celent's Research Director of the Insurance Practice, Donald Light, will present the results from Celent’s annual “Priorities an…
22 February 2018
9:00 a.m. New York, United StatesDo you wonder if you are doing all you can to engage your customers? Or how others in the industry manage to do so? Join Celent and your peers fo…