Today’s interview is with Jason Stockwood, Group CEO of Simply Business, the UK’s leading B2B insurance broker and among the Tech Track 100 of the nation’s fastest-growing tech companies. He has also just published a new book: Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy, Human Business in the Digital Age, which aims to counter much of the news that predicts the massively negative effect that Artificial Intelligence and automation will have on jobs and shows how any organisation can think freshly and benefit from technology by putting its people first. Jason joins ne today to talk about the book, Simply Business, the challenges that businesses and society are facing and what we should be doing about them.
This interview follows on from my recent interview – Most of customer experience is cleaning and sweeping – Interview with Gerry McGovern – and is number 278 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees.
Here’s the highlights of my interview with Jason:
Jason Stockwood is Group CEO of Simply Business, twice recognised by The Sunday Times as the UK’s best company to work for, and himself awarded the accolade of best leader in 2016.
Simply Business is the UK’s leading B2B insurance broker and is among the Tech Track 100 of the nation’s fastest-growing tech companies. It was acquired by the US insurance group Travelers in 2017 for $490m and has recently been accredited as a B Corporation, one of over 2,000 companies worldwide that are committing to redefining how business measures success, with higher standards of social and environmental impact.
An experienced leader of technology businesses, Jason has previously held leadership roles at lastminute.com, match.com, Skyscanner and Travelocity. Following the recent acquisition, he sits on the management board of Travelers, an S&P500 company employing over 30,000 people, advising them on business transformation through technology.
Grab a copy of Jason’s book: Reboot: A Blueprint for Happy, Human Business in the Digital Age, check out the work that Simply Business do, say Hi to Jason and the folks at Simply Business on Twitter @jstockwood and @simplybusiness and, finally, connect with Jason at LinkedIn here.
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