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Cytora strengthens management team with appointment of Steve Hurcom

May 30, 2018

Hurcom will support Cytora's global insurance customers as they deploy the Cytora Risk Engine into their commercial underwriting processes.

Artificial intelligence company, Cytora, today announced it has strengthened its management team with the appointment of InsureTech veteran Steve Hurcom. In his new role, Steve will support Cytora’s global insurance customers as they deploy the Cytora Risk Engine into their commercial underwriting processes.

Steve joins Cytora with over 25 years of experience in the software and analytics space. In his previous role as Head of International Client Development at RMS, Steve led the organisation that sold and supported a market leading software and analytics solution to tier one insurers and reinsurers across Europe and Asia. Previously, Steve was Global Head of Sales and Marketing at Mapflow (acquired by Lexis Nexis), a leading location intelligence solution for the P&C Insurance industry, where he was responsible for sales and business growth to customers including AXA, Aviva, Travelers, Hiscox, Amlin and QBE.

“I am truly excited to be able to play a part in the future of Cytora, leading a team that will help drive growth for our expanding list of tier one global customers. Cytora’s core vision of leveraging state of the art machine learning and AI techniques to digitise and transform commercial lines underwriting, creating frictionless and fair business insurance, is one I fully share”, said Hurcom.

At Cytora, Steve will work alongside a team of machine learning and insurance industry experts including Richard Coleman (previously Managing Director of Zurich’s UK Commercial Broker business), Matthew Grant (former RMS executive), Ted Briscoe (Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Cambridge) and Bill Byrne (Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge).

“We are thrilled to have Steve join Cytora at this exciting time in our growth,” said Richard Hartley, CEO and co-founder of Cytora. “Steve brings unrivalled experience in driving customer success and growth from the global insurance market. We’re delighted he has chosen to join us in our mission to provide the building blocks for frictionless and fair business insurance.”