Blockchain Workstream Lead, Finance Reinsurance Swiss Re
Jags Rao leads DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) practice at Swiss Re and is a
recognized thought leader in the insurance industry on blockchain.
Jags introduced blockchain to Swiss Re in 2015, spearheaded
insurance industry's first prototype on blockchain and since then driving Swiss
Re's strategic agenda for a successful business change using DLT.
He was the cofounder and instrumental in the launch of B3i,
Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative. Jags coauthored a technical paper on
privacy on blockchain networks and significantly contributing to Swiss Re's
innovation leadership position.
He chairs the Blockchain Working Group, to share know-how and raise awareness on the
impact of DLT to Insurance Business.
In 2016 Jags founded Swiss Re Incubator (now called
CrowdPassion) platform to drive grass root innovation within Swiss Re in a
fast, flexible and agile manner. Jags also contributed to the launch of Swiss
Re's first ever start-up accelerator program.
Jags has over 22 years of experience in solution consulting,
innovation management and sales leadership with a blend of technology, business
and entrepreneurial experience. He is raised in India, resident of Switzerland
since 2001, has lived in the USA and briefly in Japan.