Global Winning Strategies - Q&A with ACORD CEO, William Pieroni

ACORD’s annual flagship event, ACORD Connect, is taking place October 10-11 this year in New Orleans. What are some of the ways that ACORD Connect supports innovation in InsurTech and the insurance industry? BP: At ACORD Connect, we’ll be holding the final round of the 2018 ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge. The AIIC was the first insurance-specific innovation competition, and we see more impressive pitches every year. This year we’re focusing strictly on startups in the insurance technology space, and awarding approximately $150,000 worth of prizes.

William Pieroni

William Pieroni is President and CEO of ACORD. Prior to his appointment in 2016, Mr. Pieroni served as the Global Chief Operating Officer of Marsh and was responsible for the firm’s global operations. Additionally, he was the Chief Technology and Transformation Officer across the Risk and Insurance Segment. Prior to joining Marsh, Mr. Pieroni was Senior Vice President and part of the Office of the Chairman at State Farm. Prior to that, he served as Aon’s Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer with global responsibility for operations across retail, wholesale and reinsurance brokerage. His extensive insurance and financial services background also includes General Manager of IBM’s insurance business, a partner at Accenture and consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Pieroni earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting with University Honors & Distinction from the University of Illinois. He also received his M.B.A. with Highest Distinction, and was named a Baker Scholar from Harvard University School of Business Administration.