SVIA is the insurance industry's first open innovation outpost. As CEO, of SVIA and Chair of their Insurance Disrupted Conference series, Mike facilitates the development of ongoing dialog of innovation that is defining a digital generation of the industry. SVIA provides executives insight and connections to emerging technology, companies, investors, and trends within silicon valley critical to the future of their organization and industry. Programs consist of industry-specific conferences, studies, analysis, blogs, innovation tours, executive briefings and meetings, and leadership development programs.
NewTech Match an Online Innovation Community & Platform
Mike is Co-Founder of NewTech Match. NewTech Match brings innovators together from across the globe. Subscribers can create individual, company, project, and capabilities profiles, as well as upload and share content. The site makes it easy for innovators to find solutions, companies, content, and people based on industry, technology, and innovation domains.
Innovation Trailblazers Webinar Series Host
Mike hosts an ongoing series of webinars. Each webinar brings leading innovators together. During the webinar, Mike and his guests discuss the challenges, opportunities & solutions forming a digital generation of the insurance industry. An industry that is digitally integrated with the ecosystems surrounding industries, homes, cities, and transportation systems.
Author, Speaker, Consultant. Mike is a recognized author, analyst, speaker, and consultant in digital strategy, innovation, transformation, and leadership. He is the author of “Competing for the Digital Future | A Leadership Program for Digital Strategy and Transformation, and the book, “Creating Insanely Great Customers | Always On Innovation”.
Industry Background. Mike worked for Steve Jobs as one of Apple's first product managers and has also worked in a leadership role for Silicon Graphics and Adobe Systems as well as a number of hi-tech startups. He has consulted for startups and fortune companies including Boeing, AT&T, HP, Shell Oil, IBM Global Services, and CISCO.
He is an experienced leader with a background as an entrepreneur, product management, product marketing, business development, technology evangelism, channel development and management, digital transformation, and as an industry analyst and strategist. A background that gives him unique insight into what it takes to create insanely great teams, products, and companies.
Personal Mike lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters. His passions include playing jazz drums, skiing, biking, and hiking.