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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.

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