Ben Bengtson

Ben Bengtson is Senior Vice-President and Global Leader, Insurance Industry Markets, at Cognizant. He has over 30 years' experience advising business and technology executives in the insurance and financial services industries. Ben has helped clients achieve success in many areas, including digital innovation, information technology organizational effectiveness, end-to-end managed services delivery with outcome-based performance measures, and business process improvement. His functional areas of expertise include sales, distribution, CRM, agent effectiveness and customer segmentation, product development, and claims, underwriting and pricing.

Prior to Cognizant, Ben spent 15 years as a Partner and Consulting Practice Leader at Big 4 consulting organizations. As an industry thought leader, he has provided expert testimony on issues relating to information technology management and outsourcing.  He has also contributed to technology innovation research published by Information Week, the Economist, the MIT Business Forum, Risk and Insurance, and CIO.

Ben has a BBA in accounting, decision systems and systems management from University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business. He can be reached at  and 

Putting L&A Insurance Tools Directly in Consumers’ Hands

Talk to senior life and annuity (L&A) insurance executives, and you’ll hear a common theme: How best to adapt to the rising customer expectations and disruptive changes underway? Consumers, especially millennials, who are accustomed to one-click ordering on Amazon or Uber, don’t understand why buying life insurance needs to be so confusing and time-consuming. They […]

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