Roland Scharrer, AXA (UK)
Job title: Group chief technology innovation officer
As part of the group chief technology innovation officer’s mandate, Roland Scharrer is responsible for leveraging data and emerging technologies at scale with the potential to disrupt the current insurance business model and provide opportunities to shape future businesses. Scharrer started at AXA Group in January 2018 as CTIO/CDO in charge of data and technology innovation teams in Paris, Lausanne, Singapore and San Francisco. He joined AXA Germany in 2016 as head of data strategy and analytics. Prior to his link with AXA, Scharrer worked across several countries including Germany, Spain, UK, US and India in IT, data science and strategy consulting, focusing on the automotive and financial services industries. In his last position, Scharrer was chief data scientist for Capgemini Consulting. He graduated in computer engineering, statistics, business administration and design thinking, among others from ESADE Business School Barcelona and Stanford/HPI School of Design Thinking.