allstate northern ireland
Georgina O'Leary, Director of Innovation, Research and Development
Georgina O'Leary is the Director of Global Compozed Labs and Claims Technology at Allstate Northern Ireland, a global in-house center with over 2,300 employees that delivers technology solutions to Allstate Insurance, the largest publicly held property and casualty insurer in North America. Georgina has been instrumental in the delivery of software product lifecycle, extreme programming and cloud engineering at Allstate. She is now embedding this in the claims area delivering on the digital experience for customers.
Georgina has over 20 years' experience in technology businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and has expertise in leading and transforming organizations to become digital enterprises. Georgina has led university engagements, hackathons, and external engagements for Allstate as a highly accomplished technologist. Georgina earned a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Computing from Waterford Institute of Technology and an MSc (1st class honours) in Innovation and Leadership from Sheffield University.
Georgina has also received honours from Trinity College, Dublin in their executive breakout program and added the art of design thinking to her skillset, which she is applying in her work to introduce delivery of Extreme Agile practices to Allstate.
In May 2018 Georgina was appointed as the UK government’s new fintech envoy for Northern Ireland. In this role Georgina is responsible for promoting Northern Ireland’s thriving fintech sector and championing it as a place for firms to develop and grow their business.