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December 07, 2017

Fidelity Investments Speakers Series Welcomes Opal Perry of Allstate

Please join us on January 30th at 6 p.m. in room 1231 in Engineering Building 2 as we kick off the Spring session of the Fidelity Investments “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series.


Our special guest speaker will be Opal Perry, Vice President and Divisional CIO for Claims Technology Services at Allstate.  Her talk topic will be “Digital Forces for Good: Tying Purpose to Action.”


Opal Perry is vice president and divisional chief information officer of Claims Technology Services at Allstate Insurance, leading a global engineering workforce developing and sustaining critical software systems for property and casualty claims.  She has over 20 years of expertise in building and growing global technology organizations across a variety of software engineering disciplines in software development and technology infrastructure.


She earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with a double major in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and her Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business and Columbia Business School.


Perry serves as a member the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and as a member of the Board of YearUp Chicago. She currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.


Abstract:  For over 86 years the Good Hands of Allstate have served customers in their time of need and restored their lives after the unexpected happens. Leveraging a host of technological advancements in mobile, analytics, machine learning and other areas, we are creating software to revolutionize the claims experience and our industry. In this talk we’ll share more about Allstate, talk about recent innovations and their application in recent hurricane disaster response and talk about how many individual efforts in academia and industry over the past decades build upon each other to create increasingly advanced capabilities and customer experience.


The event is free and open to the public.  Ample free parking is available on Centennial Campus after 5 pm.  For directions and more information, click here.


These lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students.



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