Donald Light is a Director in Celent’s North America Property/Casualty Insurance Practice. His coverage areas include: technology and business strategy; connected car and connected home, autonomous motor vehicles; insurance platforms, insurtech, digital, the new architecture for insurance solutions, and due diligence for insurance technology M&A transactions.
His recent consulting work includes: developing a Technology Strategic Plan for an insurer; creating an opportunity analysis for a technology firm, and a due diligence assignment for a Private Equity investor considering the acquisition of an insurance technology firm.
Donald is widely quoted in the press and media, including Insurance Innovation Reporter, Digital Insurance, and PropertyCasualty 360.
He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences including those sponsored by IASA, InsureTech Connect, ACE, and insurance technology firms.
Prior to joining Celent, Donald was an insurance subject matter expert with Sapient and for his own firm, 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.
Donald has a B.A. in economics from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
23 December 2021This report identifies eight attributes of a cloud deployment of a core system (policy admin, rating, billing, claims) used by property/casualty…
10 November 2021The insurance industry continues to change rapidly to respond to new technologies, changing business models, the explosion of data and the need…
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15 - 17 March 2022
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4 - 6 October 2021
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19 August 2020 13:00 - 14:00 EDT (18:00 BST, 19:00 CEST)
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16 July 2020 12:00 - 13:00 EDT (17:00 BST, 18:00 CEST)
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3 November 2021
By Donald Light, Director, Celent's North America Property/Casualty Insurance Practice. Suddenly the metaverse is everywhere. Ok, the concept of…
15 October 2021
Over the years, insurance technology firms relied on ecosystems to resolve solutions to extend core systems offerings. Donald Light, Director of…
28 July 2021
By Donald Light, Senior Insurance Analyst, Celent. Nearly every core system vendor, and many data providers, have ecosystems. The vendors’ goals…
10 February 2021
Celent finds the two most important corporate goals impacting 2021 tech plans are growth and process optimization.