The insurance software provider, which has nearly doubled in size in the past year, has hired Rob Grigg and Michael Boucher as part of its expansion programme.
Grigg joins RDT as Chief Technical Officer after two years as Head of Architecture at ASOS, the UK’s largest independent online fashion and beauty retailer. Grigg is an authority on Agile software development, a methodology where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration in cross-functional teams, thus promoting the early delivery of fully-functioning software. His knowledge of Agile will help consolidate RDT’s recent implementation of this progressive way of working. Commenting on his new position, Grigg said:
“RDT is entrepreneurial and has a strong culture of continuous improvement. It is a creative and innovative workplace with a very bright and motivated team, so I’m delighted to be playing a part in RDT’s future growth.”
RDT adopted Agile methodology in 2012, and this year the company moved to a bigger HQ, in West Malling. The new office has team areas and plenty of informal meeting spaces to support the collaborative work style that is fundamental to Agile practices. (more…)
As well as having several of our valued clients as guests of RDT at the prestigious 2014 Insurance Times Technology Awards at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London on the 25th of September, RDT also sponsored the “Innovative Use of Data” award. This was won by LV (beating other finalists Marsh Insurance Services and Aviva) and the picture shows Mark Bates, CEO of RDT, with LV. The picture also shows Saxon East of Insurance Times and Angela Lamont, the TV and radio presenter.
Doing business in the information age
On 7 October 2014, at London’s One Aldwych Hotel in Covent Garden, RDT and Celent jointly hosted a seminar to examine opportunities and goals for more efficient insurance in today’s information-rich digital world.
The event, attended by major insurers such as Zurich, Axa, Covea, RSA, LV, Markerstudy, Service, Direct Line and Sterling, focused on straight-through processing and the ground-breaking benefits of RDT’s insurer-hosted rating hub. (more…)