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ITA Advisory Board

Kenneth B. Zieden-Weber

Executive Vice President, COO/CFO

Xchange Benefits, LLC

Kenneth Zieden-Weber is executive vice president, COO, and CFO for Xchange Benefits with 28 years of experience in insurance and reinsurance. He has worked in almost every facet of the insurance and reinsurance industry and has been associated with insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries, managing general agencies, and consultancies.

Zieden-Weber’s financial experience includes external financial reporting (IFRS, US GAAP, Statutory, and SEC reporting); operational accounting; financial modeling, planning and budgeting; rating agency responsibilities; audit, tax; and treasury and investment accounting. His other experiences include claims management and TPA review; underwriting; process re-engineering; reinsurance management; due diligence reviews; IT system design and conversion; and actuarial analysis.

Zieden-Weber is a graduate of Boston University where he received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Baruch College. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Delaware and also earned Certificated Global Management Accountant designation from the AICPA.

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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.

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

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