• Divisional AVP, Emerging Technology

    Location US-OH-Cincinnati
    Posted Date 5 months ago(4/18/2019 1:19 PM)
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  • Overview

    Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group’s member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.


    Great American Insurance Group is seeking a Divisional Assistant Vice President, Head of Emerging Technology to join the Innovation team. This person will help secure a winning future for Great American by leading the development of an emerging technology practice with accountability for the acceleration of planned outcomes aligned to our enterprise innovation strategy. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about next generation technology and the societal and industry change it can bring, while pragmatic and insightful about its application in insurance and our business.


    This person will have in-depth knowledge of an array of emerging technologies including machine learning, RPA, IoT, etc. They will lead a team of technologists that will evaluate emerging technology readiness and conduct business viable pilots to gain experience and derive insights that can be shared throughout the business. This person will be passionate about determining optimal ways to integrate and scale emerging technologies throughout the enterprise. This individual will be a leader that builds consensus while working through established governance patterns and will collaborate extensively with Great American’s Information Technology teams, supporting their efforts and leveraging their expertise. This role will report to the VP, Innovation Strategy.


    • Establishes the evaluation practice (watch, analyze, pilot, integrate) for emerging technology, monitoring technology developments broadly
    • Thoroughly evaluates a short-list of technologies that exhibit readiness and hold potential to accelerate planned outcomes
    • Identifies and evaluates potential partners to further efforts
    • Supports the identification of relevant business use cases
    • Designs and conducts pilots to trial technologies aligned with strategic outcomes
    • Supports integration of the technology and wide spread adoption throughout the enterprise
    • Prepares emerging technology-related presentations and executive briefings


    • Knowledgeable – expertise within financial services and emerging technology
    • Results driven - eager to see output of your work being used and making a difference
    • Accountable and independent - able to succeed in a corporate start-up environment
    • Intellectually curious – always seeking ways to improve work product and your own performance
    • Collaborative - able to work closely together with colleagues to identify opportunities and to develop solutions
    • Presence - comfortable presenting to senior management
    • Organized - able to prioritize and easily switch between projects
    • Clear – departmental mission and team goals are clearly communicated
    • Proven - able to inspire and engage, build talent and foster collaboration in a large company


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