Topics: Actuarial Science, Data Management
Joe Izzo is senior vice president of data strategy and information management at ISO. Mr. Izzo manages the maintenance and quality of ISO’s statistical databases and related products and services. He has more than 29 years of actuarial and data management experience.
Mr. Izzo began his career with ISO in 1986 as an actuarial assistant. He has held management positions of increasing responsibility since 1994. Those responsibilities have included personal and commercial lines data management and quality, new data product development, and actuarial consulting.
Mr. Izzo has been a speaker at various conferences and seminars run by ISO, the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), and the Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA).
Graduating from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mr. Izzo earned a bachelor of science in operations research with a concentration in economics. He is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and an Associate in Insurance Services (AIS).
Hernan L. Medina
Topics: Data Management, Predictive Analytics
Hernan L. Medina is senior principal data scientist at ISO. He leads data exploration, as well as the development of databases and analytic platforms in support of ISO's insurance analytics. He has more than 28 years of experience, almost evenly divided among data management, actuarial pricing analysis, and predictive modeling.
Mr. Medina graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from St. Peter’s University and a master of science degree in mathematics from New York University. He has earned the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Management (AIM), Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Associate in Regulation and Compliance (ARC), and Associate in Underwriting (AU).
Topics: Data Management
Tracy Spadola is vice president of strategic data operations at ISO. She manages ISO’s data strategy to improve the organization’s ability to deliver products, services, and analytics and provide insights to customers. Ms. Spadola has been a key contributor in the Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA).
Currently, Ms. Spadola is vice president of business development at IDMA and formerly served as the president and chair of the board.
Prior to joining ISO, she was the practice lead for insurance industry consulting at Teradata.
Ms. Spadola is a recognized leader in the insurance data management field and a frequent speaker at industry and training events run by a range of leading organizations, including the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD), the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), and IDMA. She has authored several articles on the topics of data management, data governance, and stewardship.
Ms. Spadola graduated with a bachelor of science degree in management information systems from Excelsior College and a master of science degree in organizational leadership from Quinnipiac University. She has earned the designations of Fellow of the Insurance Data Management Association (FIDM), Charter Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Certified Insurance Data Manager (CIDM).