Episode 9 | Aug. 27, 2021

Data Is the Secret Sauce

Special Guest: Ilya Bodner

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In this episode of The Insurance Technology Podcast, Reid speaks to Ilya Bodner about how the perfect concoction of data can create “the secret sauce” that drives greater success across the insurance ecosystem. Learn why high-quality, decision-grade data is essential and how insurance technology has only scratched the surface.

Episode Highlights

  • 4 signs it was time to sell (2:52)
  • How Ilya organizes thoughts and priorities (14:50)
  • How important is data? (17:10)
  • What Bold Penguin is working on now (22:57)
  • What Ilya does for fun (28:00)

Guest Bio

Ilya Bodner

As the founder of several successful insurance technology start-ups, Ilya Bodner has changed the way people buy, sell, and engage with commercial insurance. Bodner began his career on the front lines of insurance as an agent, experiencing the challenges of the industry firsthand that he would later go on to solve as an entrepreneur. Recent recognitions include “Executive of the Year” by BizTech and Best in Biz, “People’s Choice Innovation Leader of the Year” by the Insurance Innovation Awards, EY “Entrepreneur of the Year” Finalist, and “Most Admired Executive” by the C-Suite Awards.

"We've learned how to harness our own data, publicly available data, and there's a couple hundred different sources we're able to put together, put in a blender and make a beautiful cocktail with."

Ilya Bodner

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