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.
28 November 2018To be successful, an insurer has to correctly estimate the probability of losses. To do that, the insurer collects information about risks and ot…
26 November 2018There is an explosion of new data sources and firms providing access to that data. This phenomenon, with a boost from new analytic methods, will…
26 November 2018“Brick and mortar” is a phrase going back around 20 years to the dawn of the generally available internet when web designers were looking for a w…
24 September 2018Donald Light has worked as an insurance analyst and consultant at Allstate, Sapient, his own firm, and now for 15 years at Celent. One of his fi…
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…
8 August 2018 11:00 - 12:00 EDT (16:00 BST, 17:00 CEST)
Webinar: 8:00 AM San Francisco | 11:00 AM New York | 4:00 PM London, United StatesJoin Research Director of Celent's Insurance practice, Donald Light, as he discusses how 2018 will be a critical year for insurance platforms to…
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…