Craig Weber is a well-known thought leader and independent consultant, focused on financial services technology. Previously, he was CEO of industry analyst firm, Celent. During his 30-year career as a consultant and analyst, he has advised dozens of insurers, banks, and technology vendors on IT and business strategies. He is a passionate advocate for sensibly creating business value through technology. Weber is frequently featured as a speaker at industry events, addressing diverse topics such as innovation, IT strategies, and emotional connectivity. His comments on business and technology topics have appeared in USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, AP Newswire, Best’s Review, Business Insurance, and Technology Decisions, and he has appeared on CNBC’s On the Money. He has written numerous columns for publication and maintains an active research agenda focused on the transformation of financial services.