Barry is responsible for generating the insurance technology research stream within Ovum’s global financial services technology area. He works with insurance executives to review technology strategy they use to strengthen their competitive position, marketing and distribution effectiveness as well as operational and compliance efficacy. He provides analysis and thought leadership on insurance industry trends and the impact of technology shifts on the insurance industry. Mr. Rabkin assists technology providers optimize their approach to the insurance industry. Mr. Rabkin is a recognized authority on current and emerging technology trends and their impact on the insurance industry. He has delivered presentations to a variety of insurance technology audiences and has been published in several insurance technology magazines.
Mr. Rabkin has been an insurance technology analyst for over ten years building on an insurance industry career encompassing twenty years working in the industry and a decade of being a management consultant to the industry. Mr. Rabkin has carried out extensive research in the areas of core administration systems, channel management, predictive analytics, location intelligence, and the digital marketplace.
Prior to joining Ovum in February 2010, Mr. Rabkin was responsible for leading the global insurance advisory team at Financial Insights, an IDC Company. His analyst experience also includes launching the insurance research strategic advisory service at The META Group. Before becoming an insurance technology analyst, Mr. Rabkin was a management consultant with Arthur D. Little, IBM Global Services, and BearingPoint. His industry experience includes working in marketing or marketing research departments of Aetna Life & Casualty, John Hancock Financial Services and The Hartford. Mr. Rabkin earned an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from New Mexico State University in New Mexico and a double B.Sc. in Mathematics and English from Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pennsylvania.