Denise Garth has joined insurance industry technology consultant Strategy Meets Action (SMA) in Boston as partner and chief digital officer. Garth will lead SMA’s newly formed Innovation Practice and launch Innovation Communities, an avenue for fostering and facilitating innovation across the insurance industry.
Deborah Smallwood, SMA founder, said the SMA Innovation Practice will provide a blend of research, services, and community activities that leverage next generation technologies such as collaboration, social media, cloud, and analytics. The practice will track and evaluate emerging technologies and their uses inside and outside insurance, bringing the industry a fresh, “outside-in” focus on digital strategies and platforms, collaborative tools, transformation progress, and innovation.
Garth joins SMA after five years as a member of the Innovation Group’s Global and North America leadership team where her responsibilities included strategic marketing, industry relations, partnerships, and global market strategy. Prior to this position, she held senior business and IT executive positions at ACORD, Mutual of Omaha, and CUNA Mutual.