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.
12 April 2019Celent's 2019 Digital Model Insurer Winners Aimed at Higher Productivity though Process Automation This report recognizes five outstanding implem…
26 March 2019This report identifies an emerging type of insurance platform: the data platform.
13 February 2019What are the 2019 pressures and priorities facing property/casualty CIOs in North America? What financial resources will they have available? And…
24 January 2019As always, CES was overwhelming. 4,500 companies exhibiting to over 180,000 attendees. It might be easier to list some of the things I did not se…
13 February 2019
Webinar: 09:00 AM San Francisco | 12:00 PM New York | 5:00 PM London, United StatesJoin Research Director of Celent's Insurance practice, Donald Light, as he discusses the pressures and priorities facing property and casualty CI…
17 January 2019
Webinar: 10:00 AM San Francisco | 1:00 PM New York | 6:00 PM London, United StatesJoin Research Director of Celent's Insurance practice, Donald Light, as he discusses how insurers are using these new technologies, which automat…
29 October - 1 November 2018
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ, United StatesJoin Celent's analyst Donald Light as he speaks on Insurance Visionaries at this year's DXC Insurance Conference. This year’s conference will inc…
2 - 3 October 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesJoin Celent at this year's 3rd Annual InsureTech Connect Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand on 2-3 October 2018. InsureTech Connect…
1 April 2019As the world awaits the fifth generation of cellular technology, U.S. insurers are investing in telematics to track their policyholders while off…
18 March 2019With Celent referring to 2018 as “the year of the insurance platform,” it’s best to think about developing specialty projects within this context…
30 August 2018Recent tests by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on two key ADAS capabilities cast doubt on the efficacy of these technologies and thus…