Congratulations to Chartis CIO Karl Uphoff on Elite 8 Award

The Exigen team offers hearty congratulations to long-time customer Karl Uphoff, CIO of global consumer lines at Chartis, on his well-deserved recognition as a 2011 Elite 8 Award honoree as named by Insurance & Technology.

Anthony O’Donnell, executive editor of Insurance & Technology, wrote of Karl that he “demonstrated an adventurous and entrepreneurial style early in his career both in technology start-ups and as a professional musician. His creativity and nose for technology’s potential led to the implementation of the Exigen-based ePCG platform at Chartis’ Private Client Group. Rather than take a piecemeal approach to modernization, Uphoff drove an aggressive, transformational approach that has supported double-digit growth at the high-end property/casualty business unit.” O'Donnell profiles Uphoff in his article Consumer Insurance CIO Karl Uphoff Improves Efficiency, Supports Growth at Chartis.

The annual Elite 8 award recognizes eight senior insurance carrier IT executives who have made an outstanding contribution to their company’s success and have demonstrated leadership, insight and innovation.

"Karl is a genuine visionary who a decade ago could see the huge potential of new SOA technologies and industry data standards to create a new way forward to greater business efficiency," added Gwen Spertell, president of Exigen Insurance Solutions. "We have been fortunate to work with Karl since that time to help him craft an industry-leading organization and we are honored to be able to continue working together within an aligned business model to build on that success.”

Chartis’ ePCG technology modernization has also earned a Celent Model Insurer Award and top honors in the annual Vanguards in Insurance Practices (VIP) Awards.