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5G - The Next Generation in Wireless Network

Presenter: Jo Ann Tan - Vice President, Head of Infrastructure at The Hartford

5G is the 5th generation mobile network architected to offer performance, efficiency and reliability that far exceeds predecessor technologies. Applied in insurance, it offers the ability to maximize the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) enabling more real-time data to not only inform risk calculations, but more importantly mitigate/reduce the impact of catastrophes. Futurists foresee that a widespread deployment of 5G can enable preventative systems on farms, homes, warehouses, vehicles, etc. to advise on meteorological risks and disasters as well as a far more rapid response to insurance claims.

In this webinar, you will learn:

- Brief history of wireless networking and the progression of capabilities toward 5G
- 5G's role in enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)
- Relationship of 5G, IoT and Cloud Edge Computing

Jo Ann Tan is Vice President, Head of Infrastructure in the Operations, Technology & Data Organization of The Hartford, a role she assumed in December 2017. In her role, she is responsible for the strategy, transformation and operations of the following domains: DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering Practices, Enterprise Middleware Integration, Platform as a Service (Environment Engineering, Web & Application Hosting, Database Hosting), Infrastructure as a Service, Hybrid Cloud Operations, Network & Data Center Services, End User and Collaboration Services, Service Management & IT M&A Integration Office.

Prior to taking on an IT role in 2015, she was responsible for Category and Strategic Sourcing Management in the Strategic Sourcing & Real Estate organization. This included transforming The Hartford's sourcing practices across all categories of external spend to improve the value received by The Hartford from large strategic partnerships. She was also the business sponsor for the development and execution of The Hartford's Enterprise Outsourcing Strategy that delivered a breakthrough and differentiated sourcing model to the company.

Between 2010 and 2011, Jo Ann was a Director in MassMutual's Corporate Strategy Department where she helped lead and support enterprise strategy initiatives. Prior to working in the insurance industry, Jo Ann held multiple consulting positions for Arthur Andersen and Prosum Technology Consulting, both in the United States and Asia.

Recently Jo Ann and a couple of her collegues were featured in a Women in Technology at The Hartford. They shared their perspectives of what it's like to be a women in tech and the insurance industry. Read their story here.

About The Hartford
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