John Barr is a Senior Analyst providing research, advisory and consulting services to carriers, software, and service providers to the life, annuity, and general insurance industries.
Prior to joining Celent, John provided strategic information technology and transformation consulting to a number of firms including EquiSoft/UCT, Transamerica, Genpact, and Pacific Life. He also recently served as EXL Services’ Vice President of Insurance Product Management and Operations Consulting.
John has 25+ years of experience in management and executive roles with information technology, consulting services, and insurance companies. He has led the development of insurance business advisory and professional services organizations, and directed global insurance vertical product and services organizations. John brings deep domain expertise across the life, annuity, pensions, and P&C insurance spectrum, and has held leadership positions with Wipro, Capgemini, and CSC/Continuum, and served as CIO of Texas Workers Compensation Insurance (now Texas Mutual).
John has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, and was in a Ph. D Program in marine neurophysiology at UTMB when he discovered the world of insurance technology. He recently moved back to the Tampa Bay, Florida area from Austin, Texas to be closer to family and the seashore, which has long captured his interest.
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14 November 2019
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23 - 25 September 2019
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20 August 2019
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22 May 2019
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