UP CLOSE: Cory IsaacsonPosted On: Mar. 15, 2015 12:00 AM CST
NEWARK, CALIFORNIA-BASED CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Risk Management Solutions Inc.
PREVIOUS POSITION: Broomfield, Colorado-based CEO at CodeFutures Corp.
GOALS FOR NEW POSITION: To transform the way that risk is analyzed and accessed by the insurance industry.
CHALLENGES FACING INDUSTRY: The industry is changing a lot. The amount of data we have access to and the expansion of insurance into different areas continues to be a challenge.
INDUSTRY OUTLOOK: It's very exciting, the part we are involved in. People are going to be relying on information and data more.
FIRST INDUSTRY JOB: I have built software for insurance before, but this is really my first job in the industry itself.
ADVICE: I think you need to stay on top of the trends and learn a lot about technology to do the job better. It's all changing quickly.
OUTSIDE THE INDUSTRY, A DREAM JOB: This is my dream job, being a (chief technology officer) with a challenge like this. I feel very fortunate.
HOBBIES: I like to be outdoors a lot. I run and ride bikes and hike. I also play music. I've played music all my life.
THING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME: I have an interest in farming and have started a small lavender farm in Colorado.
WHEN I RETIRE: Transition into consulting. I doubt I will ever stop really working.
FAVORITE MEAL: I like Italian food in New York.
ON BOOKS: I like a lot of technology and business books.
BEST CITY: New York is my favorite place to visit.
ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON: I am trying to be outside exercising or catching up on work for the week.
THOUGHTS ON SMARTPHONES: They have totally changed my life, and they have changed many lives. It's hard to imagine what we did before them.