Martin Williams, one of the motor insurance market’s most respected figures, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and Board Director for ThingCo, the insurtech 100 business created by telematics pioneer, Mike Brockman to develop the next generation of telematics. Martin joins ThingCo from Octo UK, where he has held the position of MD and VP Revenue and Sales for the past 7 years.
The appointment has been made as ThingCo achieves a significant milestone with the roll-out of Theo, the voice enabled, self-installed solar powered telematics device.
Mike Brockman, CEO of ThingCo says: “Martin has the perfect mix of global telematics experience, deep industry knowledge and strong strategic thinking to help take ThingCo to the next level. Most importantly, Martin shares our passion to change the game in motor insurance telematics through next generation technology. It is fantastic to have him on board at such a critical time in our development as Theo devices start rolling off the production line.
“This is just the start, there is so much more to achieve and Martin will be a driving force for good as we reach out to global markets and TheoPro – our revolutionary seeing, sensing and talking AI enabled device in 2021.”
Martin Williams adds: “I am hugely excited to have the opportunity to work with Mike and the team at ThingCo and to help the business reach its full potential through a suite of b2b and b2c products to support safer driving and fairer insurance premiums globally.
Like Mike, I am passionate about improving safety on the roads through the intelligent use data and technology. The pandemic has shown that telematics is no longer about ‘if’ but ‘when’ it can reach mass market adoption to support changed consumer travel habits to deliver more flexible, supportive and personalised insurance protection.”