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Warren Buffett’s Insurance Company Finds Global Benefits From the Cloud

Jamie Roser, CIo of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, highlights the value of SaaS implementation in this discussion about building from scratch with Duck Creek OnDemand

When Jamie Roser joined Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance in August 2013 as its first full-time IT employee, most of the business ran on email, Microsoft Word and Excel. A consulting firm had set up a website.

Created earlier that year with backing from Warren Buffett, the insurer didn’t have the legacy IT infrastructure of many of its competitors in the industry. Given the opportunity to start fresh, Mr. Roser decided partnerships with a handful of cloud-based vendors, not a massive build out, could deliver better value.

Read more from The Wall Street Journal here.

 

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