Insurance Technology


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iTs|SC Leadership

Chair: Alan Whelchel, Colonial Life

Vice Chair: Keith Shah, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of SC

Secretary/ Treasurer: Helmut Tissler, Seibels

Industry Engagement Chair: Eddie Jones, Accenture

Marketing & Communications Chair: Jennifer Wilson Peevey, Intelligence

Workforce Development Chair: Gavin Dean, Aetna


The Columbia Insurance Technology Services Cluster (iTs|SC) is a New Carolina cluster dedicated to promoting the Greater Columbia area's wealth of opportunities within the insurance technology sector. The Midlands has over 100 years of history, innovation and growth in the insurance technology and services industry. 

The vision of  iTs|SC is to grow the industry's employers (which already employ nearly 15,000 in the region) into the largest, most dynamic, and most competitive insurance technology cluster in the world. 

Leadership Insurance

 iTs|SC and New Carolina are excited to present the inaugural Leadership Insurance course in Spring 2014. Leadership insurance is an 8-part course running April through November, 2014. The course seeks to further the industry's opportunities in the Midlands by providing a place for its rising stars to connect, collaborate, learn and grow.
Now accepting applications through March 12! Be part of the future of the insurance technology and services industry in the Midlands. Download the packet and application here. For more information, contact Kristin Hamilton

Why Columbia?

Columbia is home to a growing cluster of important entities to the insurance, technology, and services industry. The collaboration among the insurance technology cluster combined with the talent developed at the progressive research universities in South Carolina make Columbia a great place to do insurance business. Columbia is quickly becoming a talent magnet for innovative solutions providers in the insurance technology field from boutique software development firm to fortune 500 nationally recognized leaders. It begins with talent, and it ends with a world class cluster, where innovation, collaboration, and a shared vision collide.

Economic Impact 

  • Total Economic Impact - $6.7 Billion
  • Total Number Employed in Region - 14,900 (EST.)
  • Average Salery $62,000
  • Total Annual Sales - $4.9 Billion
  • Direct Economic Impact - $4.2 Billion
  • % Gross State Product - 2.5%
  • Source - Business in Motion:  Insurance Technology  & Service South Carolina.  Read more here.

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