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.


Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. ET
Aite-Novarica Group Special Interest Group meetings are exclusive opportunities for Aite-Novarica Group clients and Insurance Technology Research Council members to review recent trends and ANG insurance research, share knowledge, and learn from peer experiences. Topics will include:...
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. ET
Women at all levels are shaping insurance technology with fresh perspectives and sharp skills. The Aite-Novarica Group Women’s Network, which includes 100 members from 24 companies in the insurance industry, connects these established and emerging leaders to provide a platform for mentorship,...


February 9, 2022
Over the past two years, I’ve witnessed widespread adoption of Agile and DevOps across the insurance industry. Combining Agile and DevOps can result in a powerful capacity to efficiently deliver business capabilities. That being said, pitfalls and challenges can impede your organization’s path to successfully implementing the Agile methodology. Clearly defining each individual’s responsibilities...
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November 4, 2021
Mentorships can yield various benefits on both sides: having others to advocate for your career, opportunities for reflection and growth, and hearing unique perspectives from people with different life experiences. It’s also rewarding to be involved in a relationship that sets aside time for growth and development rather than day-to-day tasks at work or around the house. I recently hosted the...
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Dec 8, 2021
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The Aite-Novarica Women’s Network supports both emerging and established leaders by helping them build and strengthen professional networks, learn from industry experts, and connect with experienced charter leaders for professional and personal development.

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