Carsten Dehner, Vienna Insurance Group

Carsten Dehner, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Vienna Insurance Group

Carsten Dehner is the Group Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDAO) of the Vienna Insurance Group AG (VIG), a role he has held since July 2023. He holds a degree in pure mathematics and initially taught at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2008, he joined VIG, the market leader in Central Eastern Europe, transitioning from academia to industry. And he recently completed the Chief Data Officer (CDataO) Executive Education and Certificate Program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Carsten’s early work at VIG involved an IT subsidiary focused on SAP for Insurance co-innovation. In 2011, he moved to VIG Holding and led the group-wide introduction of Solvency II Reporting. He later took charge of the Data, Processes, and IT workstream for the group-wide implementation of IFRS 17. Carsten has been an integral part of the leadership team of the worldwide SAP FPSL User Group since its inception and became its chairman in 2023.

And from 2017 to 2021, Carsten headed the Data Management and Processes department, and from 2021 to 2023, he led VIG Holding IT, both positions carrying the title of Senior Vice President. Additionally, from 2017 to 2023, he served as managing director in two different VIG IT subsidiaries.

Carsten is a seasoned speaker, having presented at numerous international conferences in Austria, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Singapore, and in most of the 30 countries where VIG operates.

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