Welcome!

News Feed Item

Steve Pickworth Joins Unirisx as Executive Vice President of Business Development

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/30/14 -- Unirisx, LLC (Unirisx), developer of world-class, SaaS-based, core administration solutions for property and casualty (P&C) insurance organizations, is pleased to announce Steve Pickworth has joined the company as executive vice president of business development. Pickworth will be responsible for continuing to grow and expand the strategic direction of Unirisx's North American markets in conjunction with Alex Van Gorden, executive vice president of North American sales for Unirisx.

Pickworth has an in-depth understanding of insurance company operational issues gained through more than 30 years in the property and casualty (P&C) industry. Prior to joining Unirisx, Pickworth held high-level sales positions with Xuber, CSC and Accenture Duck Creek, where for several years he successfully structured, negotiated and closed many significant software. His experience in corporate leadership, and his ability to achieve revenue goals and increase marketing and brand awareness have established him as an industry leader with a proven ability to identify innovative solutions to address the business needs identified by insurers of all sizes.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute my knowledge and diverse experience, and I look forward to continuing to build on the success, service, and innovation that defines the Unirisx solution," said Pickworth. "With Unirisx's globally-successful, proven solution, which not only provides true value but also exceptional speed-to-market, the opportunities for further expansion and growth are truly exciting."

A graduate of Georgetown College, Pickworth began his career as an underwriter at The Seibels Bruce Group, where he realized early on that streamlining processes was a critical success factor for any insurance organization. He has continued to apply his business acumen to identify industry trends, recognize areas of improvement, and provide insight into solutions which best serve P&C insurance technology needs.

"We are excited to welcome Steve, who adds even more value to our outstanding leadership team," said Akhil Tripathi, CEO of Unirisx. "As we continue to expand into new markets, enhance our platform's capabilities, and demonstrate the value of the Unirisx's insurance solutions to existing and potential customers, Steve's extensive experience and background coupled with his talent, tenacity, and determination, will help enable Unirisx to provide an outstanding technology solution with unsurpassed quality and capabilities."

For more information, please contact Nikki Dugan, corporate communications manager for Unirisx at 610-915-6440 or [email protected], or visit the company website at www.unirisx.com.

About Unirisx, LLC (Unirisx)
Unirisx, LLC (Unirisx) provides transformational, world-class, core administration solutions for property and casualty (P&C) insurance organizations. Unirisx's highly-configurable, on-demand solutions for personal, commercial, and specialty lines, including ocean/marine, excess and surplus (E&S) and professional liability, enable the rapid creation and launch of new products, broadened distribution, and effective management of the full policy lifecycle in real-time. Via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, Unirisx reduces upfront costs and accelerates speed-to-market through unique customization capabilities currently powering successful implementations in multiple lines, multiple currencies and multiple languages around the world. For more information about Unirisx, please visit www.unirisx.com.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2508653

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), provided an overview of various initiatives to certify the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide re...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assista...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists examined how DevOps helps to meet the de...
Both SaaS vendors and SaaS buyers are going “all-in” to hyperscale IaaS platforms such as AWS, which is disrupting the SaaS value proposition. Why should the enterprise SaaS consumer pay for the SaaS service if their data is resident in adjacent AWS S3 buckets? If both SaaS sellers and buyers are using the same cloud tools, automation and pay-per-transaction model offered by IaaS platforms, then why not host the “shrink-wrapped” software in the customers’ cloud? Further, serverless computing, cl...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
The taxi industry never saw Uber coming. Startups are a threat to incumbents like never before, and a major enabler for startups is that they are instantly “cloud ready.” If innovation moves at the pace of IT, then your company is in trouble. Why? Because your data center will not keep up with frenetic pace AWS, Microsoft and Google are rolling out new capabilities. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Don Browning, VP of Cloud Architecture at Turner, posited that disruption is inevitable for comp...
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
IoT solutions exploit operational data generated by Internet-connected smart “things” for the purpose of gaining operational insight and producing “better outcomes” (for example, create new business models, eliminate unscheduled maintenance, etc.). The explosive proliferation of IoT solutions will result in an exponential growth in the volume of IoT data, precipitating significant Information Governance issues: who owns the IoT data, what are the rights/duties of IoT solutions adopters towards t...
Wooed by the promise of faster innovation, lower TCO, and greater agility, businesses of every shape and size have embraced the cloud at every layer of the IT stack – from apps to file sharing to infrastructure. The typical organization currently uses more than a dozen sanctioned cloud apps and will shift more than half of all workloads to the cloud by 2018. Such cloud investments have delivered measurable benefits. But they’ve also resulted in some unintended side-effects: complexity and risk. ...
It is ironic, but perhaps not unexpected, that many organizations who want the benefits of using an Agile approach to deliver software use a waterfall approach to adopting Agile practices: they form plans, they set milestones, and they measure progress by how many teams they have engaged. Old habits die hard, but like most waterfall software projects, most waterfall-style Agile adoption efforts fail to produce the results desired. The problem is that to get the results they want, they have to ch...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to take part in this disruptive technology. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, discussed why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and containers wit...
The Internet giants are fully embracing AI. All the services they offer to their customers are aimed at drawing a map of the world with the data they get. The AIs from these companies are used to build disruptive approaches that cannot be used by established enterprises, which are threatened by these disruptions. However, most leaders underestimate the effect this will have on their businesses. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rene Buest, Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Ara...