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Glenn Hofmann of New York Life Insurance: Busting A.I. Myths

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Glenn Hofmann, Chief Analytics Officer of New York Life Insurance, is our guest on the newest episode of Speaking to Influence where he shares with Laura why we should not be afraid of A.I. and gives tips on how to leverage it for job security.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How he has addressed misconceptions about A.I. with his communications team when people believed they would lose their jobs to A.I., and why he believes ‘intelligence’ in its title is actually a misnomer.
  • How he learned the importance of ‘info-tainment’-- providing enough entertainment to keep his audience’s attention, while still being informative.
  • Why it’s important to practice the first few minutes of a presentation before giving it in front of an audience.
  • Why it’s important to flex your networking muscles to keep yourself on people’s radar.

 

24 Hour Challenge:

Consider being on a podcast! Identify a podcast, pick a topic you would be interested in speaking about, and send a message to the hosts to propose it. (Tune in to the full episode for Laura’s quick tip for some specific resources to help you with this!)

 

About Glenn:

Glenn Hofmann is an influential C-level leader in Data and AI, who is known for building and managing successful data organizations within the complex business, cultural, regulatory and technology realities of large corporations. From 2016 to 2023 he was Chief Analytics Officer at New York Life, and leader of the Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CDSAI). Glenn built the 100-person team which supported many areas of the company, such as Underwriting, Finance, Marketing, Sales Distribution, Customer Service, Product, HR and Compliance, with data and AI solutions, including generative AI projects.

Prior to joining New York Life, he built and led analytics teams in Property and Casualty insurance (at Verisk, TransUnion and Allstate) and held leadership positions at Claritas, ID Analytics, and HSBC. Prior to his business career, Glenn served as Professor of Statistics at the University of Concepcion in Chile.

He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from The Ohio State University in 1997 and his MBA from the Wharton Business School in 2009. Glenn was recognized by DataIQ 100 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Data” in 2022 and 2023.

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  • LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/laurasicola-inc
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  • Website: https://laurasicola.com
  • Laura’s Online Course: virtualinfluence.today

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