Featured Analyst: Craig Beattie

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29 June 2018
Craig Beattie

Craig Beattie, like many of the talented and gifted folks in insurance, arrived in the industry by accident, joining a startup looking to auction cars online and sell a bit of insurance on the side. When Craig is not busy providing his unique perspective to clients, you can find him learning a new Nintendo game and spending time with his family.

Where are you from originally / Where did you grow up?

Grew up in Worcester, United Kingdom (not MA or in SA) and lived around the UK. Spent a little time living in and washing dishes in North Carolina.

Where do you currently reside?

Near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

What is your favorite city/place you’ve traveled?

There are so many great cities each with their charms – London, Paris, Jordan, Edinburgh, Boston, Tokyo, New York are a few that come to mind.

Favorite animal?

Duck-billed platypus is pretty cool. As pets, My family has a cockatiel, 2 mice, a hamster, multiple fish, a stick insect, “rescued” snails, 3 bunnies, 2 guinea pigs and 2 ducks.

Favorite Hobby?

Computer games are high up there, Nintendo Switch is a favorite right now.

Favorite Food Dish?

I eat a lot of burgers, Pizza is good, love Calzone, also Chinese food and Japanese meat dishes – and of course anything healthy.

What do you enjoy about your work?

One of the great benefits of my job, is it gives my colleagues and I the chance to think about the big issues facing the industry, some of the solutions and to work out the direction things are going. It also allows me to talk to a lot of folks in the industry. I help people answer questions they have, discover questions they need answering but hadn’t asked yet and also help put people together too.

WHAT’S UP NEXT FOR YOUR RESEARCH?

There is a massive technology shift happening that is still in progress, doesn’t have a clear endgame, and is displacing the work force (moving them, not necessarily removing them). Navigating this change and spotting the changes in direction is going to be difficult, and where we offer a view.