Guidewire hires leader for new analytics and data business

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Aon’s Paul Mang has joined Guidewire Software as general manager of its new analytics and data services (ADS) business.

Guidewire ADS is a newly created business unit comprised of the Cyence Risk Analytics, Predictive Analytics and Live Analytics product teams.

Mang joins Guidewire from Aon, where he served as the global chief executive officer of analytics for the enterprise.

Prior to Aon, Mang was a partner at McKinsey & Company in both Chicago and London, and a leader in its North American financial services group.

“This is an exciting time to be in the insurance industry and at Guidewire,” said Mang. “Guidewire has the vision and expertise to support the industry as it addresses today’s complex risk challenges and opportunities. I look forward to working with our customers as they innovate and leverage analytics to deliver more value to their clients.”

Marcus Ryu, chief executive officer and co-founder of Guidewire, commented: “As in every industry, insurers are both excited and anxious about the possibilities in data, but they are very challenged in capturing the benefits—and fending off new competitive attacks—because of the technology and data science skills required.”

“With the creation of the ADS business unit and the recruitment of Paul to lead it, we are uniquely well equipped to harness new data sources at internet scale and apply new analytic techniques to visualise and mine data for predictive insight. The goals of this new unit complement our long-standing mission to enable insurers to transform their operations through new digital experiences and the replacement of their legacy core systems.”

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