Vicky Mills joined MIS in mid March as the Chief Product Officer. Vicky has an extensive insurance background and is currently studying part time for her MBA. We asked Vicky a few quick fire questions to introduce you to our new CPO.
Hey Vicky, thanks for sitting down to do this quick fire interview. Let's start with you telling us a bit about yourself and your acamdemic background.
After graduating in Law in 2007 I joined RSA’s global graduate scheme and have worked in the London Market ever since, specialising in claims operations. I held roles with Lloyd’s, Arch and later CNA Hardy, working in roles responsible for oversight and governance as well as efficiency and process improvement, whilst completing the ACII qualification.
How did you hear about MIS and what made you want to join?
Over the past couple of years, roughly coinciding with when I began an MBA, I became really interested in and engaged with the London Insurtech scene, meeting lots of new people and new ventures and becoming more and more excited about the disruption happening. This was where I heard about MIS and met the people who would eventually put me in touch with Forbes and the crew.
Of all the start-ups I spoke to, MIS stood out because of their early success with Lloyd’s, proving the business model of combining cutting edge Spacetech with Insurtech works. We're already solving pain points for clients, providing new insight and ultimately providing a better service to policyholders.
You have only been with the Company for a few weeks but what are your (initial) goals/visions/aspirations for the Company?
The potential for further innovation is also huge here which was part of the appeal, and the whole culture is set up to foster it. Without giving too much away, the use cases for Internet of Things data from connected cities combined with our satellite imagery software is very exciting indeed and has fascinating implications for risk selection, industry insight and post catastrophe analysis, which is of course what we are best known for.
I am actually spending this week and next at the University of San Francisco on an innovation programme with my MBA course. I’m also squeezing in meetings with other geo spatial businesses and collaborators. If I can harness some of the passion and energy for change that's all around me here in Silicon Valley and bring it back to EC3, I’m hoping I can play a small part in the wave of disruption the industry is experiencing.
Thank you Vicky for your time and we look forward to touching base again soon.
Published on April 10, 2019 08:39