Following rapidly on the heals of a post on the TOM Passle page on tech-aware directors the below touches a similar theme and talks about what companies need in terms of people in this growing digital age. Not an insurance specific post, but a topic as vital to insurance companies as anyone else.
The excellent James Kaplan shares some insight into what the role of a "business technologist" would be, and why there's more to finding one than simply changing the job title on a business card.
Available as transcript and podcast
Luke Collins: That’s an interesting term. Tell me exactly how you define a business technologist? James Kaplan: I try to define it relatively simply, which is, it’s an executive or a manager who’s responsible for making sure an enterprise gets the most value from its investments in business technology. It includes not only the CIO and all the CIO’s reports who may be working on issues of technology strategy, or in technology delivery, but also many people in business units, or business functions, who are charged with thinking about what technology investments will create the most business value.