Jonathon Valentine, CTO for ThingCo, the insurtech 100 business developing next generation telematics has been named Young Insurer of the Year in the Informa Tech Automotive Insurance Awards. IE magazine can also vouch that he’s a potential Top Gear stunt driver too, after attending a recent test day!
The award confirms Jonathon’s status as one of the world’s leading innovators in telematics insurance. It also brings recognition to ThingCo for how it is driving real change in the car insurance market through new technologies such as Voice, to help telematics insurance reach its full market potential.
The Award was announced at the virtual Connected Car Insurance USA Conference, August 18-20, 2020 which brings together the automotive technology and the auto insurance industries.
Lewis Powers, Conference Producer said: “The Young Insurer of the Year Award recognises an individual who has made a sustained and significant contribution to the automotive insurance industry and has demonstrably pushed the boundaries in their chosen field, helping to drive positive change in the industry. That describes Jonathon perfectly.
“Jonathon is a force to be reckoned with in the car insurance market. He has been uncompromising in his quest for innovative solutions to work smarter and tackle age-old industry problems. His technical expertise is hard to match and has been fundamental to the creation of a game-changing telematics device now being rolled out across the UK and the demand for his skills, from the global insurance community.”
Jonathon started ThingCo with Mike Brockman, CEO, in 2018. As CTO he has driven the creation of a range of video enabled telematics devices branded ‘Theo’ incorporating technology not available in some of the newest cars. This is backed by a SMART FNOL process, utilising a low cost serverless platform that is a case study for Amazon Web Services.
Jonathon Valentine adds: “This is fantastic recognition on a global platform at key time for our business as our products start to gain real momentum. I hope this also proves that insurance can provide brilliant opportunities to young people not afraid to challenge the norm.”