In this episode of The Insurance Technology Podcast, Reid speaks to Mike Albert and Allan Egbert about the importance of meaningful connections. Join this tried-and-true trio as they discuss why APIs remain popular and how they keep everything connected, why the personal touch from an agent will never be replaced, and how building new partnerships means more growth.
- Why APIs remain popular (3:00)
- Agents are here to stay (9:15)
- IVANS and Ask Kodiak join together (11:30)
- Who should be next on the podcast (22:30)
- What Mike and Allan do for fun (26:10)
Prior to founding Ask Kodiak, Michael served in senior technology leadership roles in product and strategy. He has extensive experience in the P&C industry and has worked with carriers of all sizes leading teams that have built exceptional software for agents, underwriters, and policyholders alike. He previously served as the SVP of strategy for AgencyPort, a software provider to the P&C insurance industry. He specializes in the art of application design and user experience. Mike holds a bachelor's degree from James Madison University.
For the past 14 years, Allan has traveled the insurtech highway as a consultant, engineer, and product guy. He has worked in key technical leadership roles and led the implementation of critical insurance technology projects across the insurance value chain. Prior to founding Ask Kodiak, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for AgencyPort, a software provider to the P&C insurance industry. Allan has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Florida State University and Bachelors' degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Providence College.
"Listen, data and APIs, anyone can build whatever workflows they want. But when you get it down to that, call it that fundamental unit of technology DNA, that's what gives you all sorts of options"
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