Episode 15: Insurance In The Cloud: Security, Agility, Strong ROI

The insurance industry is finally embracing digital transformation. More and more companies are migrating their operations to cloud platforms because there is much to be gained. Insurance firms that have already made the journey are reaping the rewards: the speed and agility to test and bring new products to market, the data analytics that is helping top in point new markets and the overall cost reductions that cloud-based technology can deliver.

Digital transformation can bring enormous benefits to companies, no matter what industry they operate in. But a successful transformation can only be achieved as the result of a well-conceived strategy – a blueprint, or digital roadmap. Insurance companies also have to grapple with the issue of data security, one of the chief reasons they’ve been reluctant to adapt cloud technology.

Our guests in this episode are Brad Lontz, CTO and Senior VP of IT at CopperPoint Insurance, who is leading a cloud migration within his company, and Donn Vucovich, Gerent’s Insurance Practice Lead.

The insurance industry is finally embracing digital transformation. More and more companies are migrating their operations to cloud platforms because there is much to be gained. Insurance firms that have already made the journey are reaping the rewards: the speed and agility to test and bring new products to market, the data analytics that is helping top in point new markets and the overall cost reductions that cloud-based technology can deliver.

Digital transformation can bring enormous benefits to companies, no matter what industry they operate in. But a successful transformation can only be achieved as the result of a well-conceived strategy – a blueprint, or digital roadmap. Insurance companies also have to grapple with the issue of data security, one of the chief reasons they’ve been reluctant to adapt cloud technology.

Our guests in this episode are Brad Lontz, CTO and Senior VP of IT at CopperPoint Insurance, who is leading a cloud migration within his company, and Donn Vucovich, Gerent’s Insurance Practice Lead.

Episode Highlights Include:

01:56 – Moving to the cloud is a long-term project demanding flexibility and patience but with big payoffs

04:21 – Where to begin a migration to the cloud? Infrastructure

08:42 – The two main reasons why CopperPoint Insurance chose to migrate to the cloud

19:01 – Why data in the cloud is far more secure than data on-site

Episode Guests:

Brad Lontz

CTO and Senior VP of IT, CopperPoint Insurance

Brad Lontz is a seasoned corporate executive with extensive experience in the insurance sector. He excels at concepting and launching comprehensive and innovative business transformations, and has previously led multiple organizations through periods of positive change to achieve new levels of performance, efficiency, and profitability. In his former role at Liberty Mutual, he managed budgets of over $49 million and an additional 60+ contract resources. 


Donn Vucovich

Insurance Practice Lead, Gerent

Donn Vucovich is a multidimensional business executive with 30 years of deep experience in the insurance vertical. He has successfully led organizations through numerous transformations by leveraging his ability to develop and execute operational and technical strategies, deliver hands-on leadership, and offer sharp financial acumen. As Gerent’s Insurance Practice Lead, he serves as a trusted advisor to senior executives in the insurance industry.