Guru Rao

Guru Rao

Job Title: Chief Analytics and Data Officer

Company: FBAlliance Insurance Company

FBAlliance (FBA) is a P&C insurance company, whose investors are Farm Bureau insurance organizations in the U.S. FBA’s strategic goal is to be an innovation laboratory for the investor states. As part of the company’s senior executive team, Guru plays a key role in driving insurance expansion into various states. His specific responsibilities include providing leadership and strategic direction to FBA’s new market and product research, innovation initiatives, enterprise data, data science, operational and predictive analytics, business intelligence, insurance product development and technology functions.

Guru has extensive experience providing strategic and operations leadership in analytics, data science, modeling and risk management. In recent years, he has: (1) established and managed large centers of excellence for analytics, research and product development, (2) built high-performance global teams operating in 100% cloud footprint, and (3) led initiatives to accelerate innovation through formalized process, employee engagement, and partnerships. I am also an angel investor in tech startups.

Speaking at the following:

4.00pm - 4.30pm
Keynote Presentation: Fuelling growth and innovation through Data Governance

Evaluating how Governance of data stands at the epicentre of managing enterprise risks as a direct and growing avalanche of new data, technologies and networks become available to the business. Identifying the opportunities and challenges presented by the Internet of Things, and define how businesses can invent, engage and grow by leveraging data in new… Read more.

5.00pm - 5.30pm
Panel Discussion: The importance of the ‘business translator’

Lack of action isn’t always a lack of technical skill but of communication. Highlighting the need for specialists with communication or data visualization specialism. Understanding the need for skills outside of traditional data analytics