A former AIG chief data officer is the new CEO at CLARA Analytics, a provider of artificial intelligence technology for the commercial insurance industry.
The company’s board of directors chose Heather Wilson for the top spot, based in part on her decade-plus executive experience in data, analytics and artificial intelligence.
“I am excited to take the helm of CLARA at such a pivotal moment in the insurance industry with our differentiated products and continued investment in our platform,” Wilson said in prepared remarks.
Wilson currently sits on Equifax’s Board of Directors, serving on the Audit Committee and Technology Committee. She is recognized as a world-class expert and pioneer in data, analytics and AI, according to the company’s announcement.
Previously, Wilson was the Chief Data Officer of AIG, responsible for the firm’s enterprise data program and next-generation data infrastructure. While at AIG, she was named the Insurance Woman of the Year by the Insurance Technology Association for her data innovation work. Furthermore, she was appointed to the U.S. Treasury Financial Research Advisory Committee in Washington, D.C., in 2015 for her data program experience.
Wilson was also previously the Global Head of Innovation and Advanced Technology at Kaiser Permanente, responsible for overseeing the strategies and implementation of leading-edge, data-driven analytical programs. Outside of the insurance space, Wilson served as Chief Data Officer of Citigroup and Global Head of Decision Management, responsible for spearheading new analytical capabilities companywide. As Executive Vice President, Chief Data Scientist of L Brands, an American fashion retailer, Wilson led several transformational data-oriented initiatives.
Wilson has been a steady supporter of diversity. She launched the Kaiser Permanente Women in Technology group, focused on mentorship and retention for women in math, technology and science. She was an Executive Member of Citi4Women at Citigroup, leading predictive analytics around retention. At AIG, she launched Global Women in Technology and served as Executive Sponsor of Girls Who Code.
Founded in 2016, CLARA Analytics is headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley.
Source: CLARA Analytics