Gartner Financial Services Expert

James Ingham

Sr Director Analyst

James Ingham is a Senior Director Analyst at Gartner. His research is focused on established insurance technology and service providers and startups (insurtech) with research that includes business and technology trends in insurance, growth opportunities, competitive landscape, and IT spending forecasts. He identifies insurance technology buyer priorities in both central and business unit IT, supporting product leaders and other technology business leaders to understand current market dynamics and industry trends as well as future scenarios. He supports go-to-market strategy planning and execution and product marketing with industry insight to inform superior segmentation, positioning, messaging and differentiation.

Previous experience

Mr. Ingham's experience includes ~10 years in the Insurance Market in a variety of roles. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Ingham was Senior Analyst at Sequel Business Solutions (part of the Verisk group), responsible for product development of next generation quote & bind and policy administration systems to London Market insurers. Prior to that, Mr. Ingham was an Underwriter at Barents Re writing complex construction and power generation risk, having previously spent 7 years at the insurtech Sciemus (now Occam Underwriting) delivering predictive analytics models to major London Market, European and Bermuda insurers and delivering risk consulting to clean energy investors.

Professional background

Sequel Business Solutions

Senior Business Analyst

Barents Re Reinsurance

Underwriter

Sciemus (now renamed to Occam Underwriting)

Product Owner (Head of Renewable Energy)

Areas of coverage

Industry Strategy Execution

Industry Product Planning

Industry Markets and Technologies

Education

M.Sc., Knowledge Management, Cranfield University

B.A., Business Management and Enterprise, De Montfort University, With Honors

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Key business and technology trends impacting the insurance sector

2Go-to-market strategy for startup vendors

3Document reviews for pitch decks, sales decks, product brochures

4Modern UX for business users

5IT spending forecasts