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Miguel Edwards
Vice President
Allstate Independent Agency Strategy & Operations

Miguel is vice president of Allstate Independent Agency Strategy & Operations, responsible for developing the strategies and operational platform to support the expansion of the AIA business model and increase Allstate’s reach in the heartland markets.

Miguel joined Allstate with nearly 15 years of varied leadership experiences in the manufacturing, financial services, and insurance industries. In the 3 years prior to joining Allstate, he was senior vice president for Cover-All Technologies, Inc., a provider of commercial insurance platforms. He was also an IT director for Willis North America, the third largest broker of insurance and risk solutions for the property and casualty market. Miguel earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Accounting, along with an MBA from Rider University. Miguel is married and has four boys, volunteers with several organizations and is an avid private pilot.



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ITA Mission Statement

The goal of the Insurance Technology Association is to provide members with opportunities to collaborate, educate, network, share, and use knowledge related to insurance technology. The ITA serves the insurance technology community as a resource and is dedicated to serving this specialized sector of the industry. Publications and educational programs created by the ITA are geared to professionals interested in or charged with evaluating, implementing, and marketing insurance-specific technology systems or services.

ITA publications

The current issue of ITA Pro Magazine is October, 2017. The cover story, “Cross the Line,” features John Kessler, chief strategy officer for Motorists Insurance Group, as he explains how Motorists has shifted much of its attention to the commercial lines side of the market. Another feature, “The Spiraling of Insurtech,” looks at how investor groups have led the charge in bringing carriers and insurtechs together. The third feature, Think Differently,” examines how claims centers have become laboratories for insurance carriers and new technology In addition you will find features such as:

  • George Grieve's column on the implementation of third-party software, and how carriers need to know their job and not expect others to pick up the slack.
  • Karen Furtado’s Innovation Corner column is on SMA’s 10th anniversary and how they will pass along some predictions for the next decade in insurance and technology
  • In Newsmakers, Rod Travers tells why he left the consulting world for the top spot in the insurance industry’s largest association.

online ita buyers' guide

Information on the ITA Pro Buyers' Guide, and how vendors can be a part of it

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