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accomplishments partially enabled by

“In 1989 GUARD was a small two-state

our R&D approach to technology

company,” Witkowski recalls. “I was

yielding over a dozen patents.” With

brought in to hone its processes, create

a wealth of experience in insurance,

efficiencies and develop a managerial

Witkowski has witnessed firsthand how

infrastructure.” As part of this process,

the sector is moving from the paper-

the enterprise re-platformed directly

based work of the past towards a new

onto a browser-based modern architec-

age powered by technology and data.

ture and went increasingly paperless

insurance companies, with both

Many businesses contend that data

– readying itself for a digitally-savvy

is the ‘new oil’ and the same sentiment

future. “We probably had one of the first

rings true at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD.

browser-based client systems in the

With reams of data at the insurer’s

United States,” adds Witkowski. “We

fingertips, Foguel, who is an actuary by

also became one of the first paperless

profession, believes that this appreciation w w w.busi ne ssc hief. com

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