Change-Makers Who are Transforming Insurance with AI


Panel will engage thought leaders in the insurance space to discuss challenges and opportunities to transform the insurance industry leveraging AI and data science.


Sears is a senior leader with expertise in the areas of data science and analytics as well as enterprise and internet technology. Over the past 15 years, Sears has spent time leading and innovating in numerous industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, and financial services. Sears currently leads MassMutual’s technology strategy, enterprise architecture, and data science & advanced analytics functions. The organization is focused on bringing automation, data science, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to bear throughout the firm and driving change in the industry. Sears holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, M.S. in Telecommunications, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sears is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has numerous patents and publications in the areas of machine learning, technology and financial services. Sears has been recognized as one of the life insurance industry’s top 25 innovators under 40 by LIMRA and a top 100 innovator by Corinium Intelligence. He is an advisor to Antara Health and a member of the analytics advisory board for Corinium Intelligence and the Innovation Committee for the American Council of Life Insurers.

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