2015 Insurance Executive Conference

VP & Chief Data Officer
Nationwide Insurance
Wes Hunt has over 20 years experience assisting enterprises in realizing value through application of data and analytics. As Nationwide’s Chief Data Officer, Wes is responsible for enterprise-wide governance and the use of data as a strategic asset. He works closely with business partners to determine the data to be captured, retained and exploited, while maximizing value and minimizing risk. Mr. Hunt previously led Nationwide’s customer information and analytics function at Nationwide and sponsored efforts to create actionable insights and a single view of the customer across all consumer facing channels. Wes has a passion for developing high performing teams and building talent in data and analytics. He initiated a unique industry/academia partnership to create the next generation of applied analytics professionals through the Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights at the Ohio State University. He is also an active contributor to the Columbus 2020 data and analytics task force and Columbus Collaboratory. Prior to joining Nationwide in 2002, Mr. Hunt was a Principal with IBM Global Business Services. He previously held management positions at Wells Fargo Bank, KPMG, and JPMorgan Chase. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute in 1996, and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has undergraduate degrees in economics and finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.