Deb Zawisza

Deb Zawisza

Senior Principal

Areas of Expertise: Agile Transformation, IT Transformation, Leadership, Property/Casualty Claims

Deb Zawisza is Senior Principal at Aite-Novarica Group. She has expertise in insurance technology leadership and transformation with over 25 years of experience.

Prior to joining the firm, she spent eight years as SVP/CIO for Claims/Loss Control at Travelers Insurance, leading core system modernization, expansion of data and analytic capabilities, Agile transformation and digital initiatives related to property/casualty claims across all lines of business. Deb has also served as CIO/CTO at The Phoenix Companies (now Nassau Re), where she was responsible for all IT functions for life and annuity and investment management. In addition, she has held roles as a Senior Principal Consultant at PwC with a focus on insurance technology strategy and various IT leadership roles at Aetna for commercial P/C, Life and Annuity and pensions.

Deb attended Rensselaer Polytechnic’s MBA program and holds a B.B.A. from Adelphi University.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 03:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Deb Zawisza, Senior Principal, Aite-Novarica Date: September 15, 2021 Time: 12PM PT Curious to learn about how fraternals are handling their distribution in this new remote world? Breathe Life is hosting a 45 webinar on September 15th at 3pm to discuss this topic....
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 1:00 P.M. E.T.
Presenters: Rob McIsaac, Head of Life/Annuity/Benefits Executive Partner Service; Deb Zawisza, Senior Principal; Harry Huberty, Head of CIO Research, Aite-Novarica Date: September 14, 2021 Time: 1-2PM ET In this session, Aite-Novarica senior team member Rob McIsaac will...


September 13, 2021
The prospect of answering a simple yes-or-no question becomes a lot more complex when you add compassion, guilt, accountability, fear, and self-discipline into the mix. Workplace requests can generate feelings of personal accountability in women. However, you could end up overcommitting or even burning out when you don’t say “no” in situations you know you should. Last week, I hosted the 17th...
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July 15, 2021
Interest in policy administration system replacement remains strong at life and annuity insurers. Policy admin replacement was high priority in Novarica’s Insurer IT Budgets and Projects 2021 report: 31% of large and 42% of midsize life/annuity/benefits (L/A/B) insurers reported plans to start or continue replacement projects in 2021 or make major enhancements to their policy...
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Sep 15, 2021
Digital Event
Curious to learn about how fraternals are handling their distribution in this new remote world? Join our panel of industry experts for an engaging 45 minute session. Sharon Ludlow the former President & CEO of Swiss Re will be moderating this panel featuring Lisa Bickus the CEO of 1891...

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