Samir Ahmed is a Principal at Xby2., an IT consulting firm specialized in business and technology transformation for the insurance industry. Ahmed has spent almost two decades advising leading P&C, Life and Health insurers on their technology strategies. He has provided program and architecture leadership for strategic customer experience, core systems modernization, and data analytics initiatives. Ahmed is currently leading a claims modernization initiative for a regional multi-line P&C carrier. He recently served as Technology Advisor to a leading retirement solutions provider, establishing a Direct-to-Consumer Life insurance company. Ahmed graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with dual bachelor’s degrees in computer science and computer engineering. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.