The openIDL Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Reports to the Governing Board and consists of 1 representative from each Premier Member and 1 representative from each hosted software project, along with any other members the Governing Board may appoint. The mission of the TSC is to steer the technical direction for openIDL.
TSC responsibilities include:
- Create working groups focused on ongoing development of the openIDL platform, automation of statistical reporting and the development of regulatory reporting solutions, and the development of new applications that leverage the openIDL platform and data stores
- Approval and provide governance of hosted open source software project proposals from proposal to proof of concept to operational implementation or end of life.
- Developing and recommending the technical standards, operational policies and procedures, monitoring and business continuity framework for the network
The TSC meetings and discussions are open to all, please visit the openIDL wiki to see how to get involved.
Technical Steering Committee Members:
VP Data & Analytics at The Hanover Insurance Group
Allen Thompson, VP of enterprise data & analytics joined The Hanover Insurance Group in July 2019 and is responsible for developing, managing and implementing data governance and data strategy for the organization. In addition, he is working to bring discipline to Hanover’s analytic processes and methods as well as designing and implementing intelligent solutions for the enterprise.
Thompson has 30 years of experience in direct marketing, predictive analytics, data management and business intelligence and was most recently an Executive at Bank of America building and managing the Data & Analytics discipline within the Global Corporate & Commercial Banking Division. Prior to joining Bank of America, Allen spent 12 years with marketing and analytic software providers in the areas of solutions development and analytics supporting many different verticals.
Allen received his Bachelor of Science in Finance & Economics from Northeastern University and an MBA in Business Data Analysis from Bentley University. In addition, he is a Six Sigma Black Belt and holds advanced degrees in direct marketing, client server development and enterprise solution development from various universities. Allen has also published several papers on advances in data mining and modeling methodology.
Enterprise Data Architect, The Hartford
James joined The Hartford in 2001. Since then he has worked on teams in PL Actuarial, PL Data Warehouse, CL Data Warehouse, Enterprise Architecture, Data Innovation, and Data Solutions. Current focuses include empowering data scientists, designing for flexibility and scalability, and improving data quality at an enterprise scale. Passions include promoting the great ideas of technical staff, growing the next wave of strong engineers, and being far ahead on industry trends while not buying into hype. James has been published by the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, has six patents with three pending, and holds a master’s degree in computer science from RPI. James served four years in the Marine Corps and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for his service in Desert Storm. James has two amazing kids and a wonderful wife who also has an MS in CS from RPI where they met.
TSC Chair, openIDL
Director of Application Development, AAIS
Mr. Sayers holds three and half decades of IT experience in the insurance industry, and began at the American Association of Insurance Services in 2015. Prior to this, he worked at Great American Insurance as a solutions architect, FJA, Inc as a project manager and consultant, Chubb as Software Architect and Selective Insurance as Programmer. During his full and distinguished career, he has covered numerous divisions of insurance including carrier (Selective, Chubb and Great American), vendor (FJA) and advisory agency (AAIS), as software developer, architect, project manager and consultant. Mr. Sayers specializes in Product Driven Development, Model Driven Development and Enterprise Architecture.