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Reaping The Tech Payoff Robin Arendt Global CIO, XL Group S ince earning the Elite 8 honor in 2013, XL Group Global CIO Robin Arendt and her team have been continuing the firm's technology implementation and business-by-business rollout across all major IT transformation programs. In the past year, one of Arendt's team's transformation initiatives, XL Group's Global Underwriting Platform, received a Novarica Impact Award for Transformation. " The execution of our XL business and technology strategy is paying off as we have seen market improvement in our business results since 2010, including double-digit growth in gross written premium, improved profitability, regional expansions, and a climb- ing stock price," Arendt explains. November 2014 28 Previous Table of Contents Next Previous Table of Contents Next Among the numerous initiatives that the 2013 Elite 8 honorees are leading, improving data management capabilities and reaping the benefits of modern core systems are among the most prominent. Insurance & Technology caught up with some of last year's Elite 8 to learn more about their recent activities and accomplishments. By Peggy Bresnick Kendler Data Strategies In Spotlight Activity, Growth, And Change Mark Caron Senior VP and CIO, Capital BlueCross CEO, Geneia T he year since Capital BlueCross's senior VP and CIO Mark Caron, CHCIO, FACHE, was awarded the Elite 8 honor has been one of activity, growth, and change. For starters, in addition to his CIO responsibilities in the area of corporate analytics and healthcare provider initiatives, in June, Caron was named chief executive officer of Geneia, the healthcare innovations and services company Capital BlueCross purchased in 2012. Currently holding two key positions at his organi- zation — one in IT and the other on the business side — requires Caron to have both business and IT expertise and acumen. "I'm required to understand both the busi- Elite 8 2013 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Elite 8 2014 Where Are They Now?

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