Why Aon is looking to fuse creative thinking and data science

3 Nov 2019

The future of work is set to revolutionise teams and skillsets, and the insurance industry won’t be left behind, according to Jennifer Cruise of Aon.

Jennifer Cruise is head of data science at the Aon Centre for Innovation and Analytics (ACIA) in Dublin.

She believes that insurance is the most exciting industry for data scientists to be in”, and she told Siliconrepublic.com why.

The future of work, particularly in relation to the insurance industry, is very exciting, and I think we’re going to be impacted more than other industries in terms of what our workforce is going to look like,” Cruise said.

She believes that a suite of “very non-typical skillsets” will become central to teams in the insurance sector. 

We’re already seeing that. Our centre here is maybe ahead of the curve, given that it’s 10 years old. The types of skills that you see in this centre are what you’re going to see more widespread across the industry. 

For anyone looking to work with Cruise and her team, shes on the lookout for people using creativity in how they approach a problem, but then fusing that creative thinking with logic and data science and machine learning”. 


Words by Lisa Ardill

Luke Maxwell
By Luke Maxwell

For many years, Luke Maxwell was part of Silicon Republic’s AV team, where his job was shooting and editing great video content.

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