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Prizes for the Best Technical Solution and the Most Innovative Solution and Overall Winner will be awarded by a panel of industry expert judges.
John is Chief Information Officer of First Central Group. He joined the company as Group Chief Architect in August 2011 with responsibility for developing the business’s internal technical capabilities, particularly online. His wealth of experience has helped them digitise the traditional back-office insurance functions and build our own, more modern and flexible insurance 'suite'.
Prior to joining First Central, John spent many years developing innovative solutions for insurers and brokers worldwide, in both commercial and personal lines markets.
Dan is the IT Technical Operations Manager of First Central Group. Having joined the company as a Senior Software Developer in 2014, Dan has grown with the business to become the Software Development Manager and, more recently, the IT Technical Operations Manager. His highly skilled team provides DevOps capabilities for the in-house insurance platform.
Prior to First Central, Dan has had a varied, engineering based background that has included designing commercial sonar systems to developing high volume e-commerce websites.
Simon leads the Commission and uses his background in behavioural science to inform our strategic direction. He is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, is married with two children and is passionate about keeping active.
Powered by First Central and organised by the Digital Greenhouse, the competition is part of the Digital Innovators Programme, which is designed to develop young peoples’ digital skills in preparation for a career in the technology and creative sectors. Find out more about the programme and its aims here: