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Exigen Insurance Solutions Congratulates Chartis CIO Karl Uphoff on Elite 8 Award

San Francisco, CA
November 10, 2011

Exigen Insurance Solutions®, a leading provider of insurance core systems delivered through an aligned-outcome business model, congratulates Karl Uphoff, CIO of global consumer lines at Chartis, for his recognition as one of the 2011 Elite 8 Award honorees as named by Insurance & Technology.

“Karl Uphoff demonstrated an adventurous and entrepreneurial style early in his career both in technology start-ups and as a professional musician,” said Anthony O’Donnell, executive editor of Insurance & Technology. “His creativity and nose for technology’s potential led to the implementation of the Exigen-based ePCG platform at Chartis’ Private Client Group. Rather than take a piecemeal approach to modernization, Uphoff drove an aggressive, transformational approach that has supported double-digit growth at the high-end property/casualty business unit.”

The annual Elite 8 award recognizes eight senior insurance carrier IT executives who have made an outstanding contribution to their company’s success and have demonstrated leadership, insight and innovation. Elite 8 executives are nominated by Insurance & Technology readers and other sources throughout the year and selected by a Consultants Advisory Board.

“The Exigen team offers hearty congratulations to Karl on his well-deserved Elite 8 honors,” said Gwen Spertell, president, Exigen Insurance Solutions. “Karl is a genuine visionary who a decade ago could see the huge potential of new SOA technologies and industry data standards to create a new way forward to greater business efficiency. We have been fortunate to work with Karl since that time to help him craft an industry-leading organization and we are honored to be able to continue working together within an aligned business model to build on that success.”

Chartis’ ePCG technology modernization has also earned a Celent Model Insurer Award and top honors in the annual Vanguards in Insurance Practices (VIP) Awards.

About EIS

EIS is an insurance software company that enables leading insurers to innovate and operate like a tech company: fast, simple, agile. Founded in 2008, EIS provides a platform for high-velocity insurance. This open, flexible platform of core systems and digital solutions liberates insurers to accelerate and scale innovation, launch products faster, deliver new revenue channels, and create insurance experiences the world will love. And with thousands of open APIs, the platform gives insurers the freedom to connect to a vast ecosystem of insurtech and emerging technologies. Headquartered in San Francisco, EIS powers premium growth for insurers in all lines of business worldwide. For more information, visit or follow @EISGroupLtd on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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