Gwenn Bézard

Gwenn Bézard

Co-Founder and Research Director

Areas of Expertise: Blockchain/DLT, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things

Co-founder Gwenn Bézard is the head of research and consulting at Aite Group. He oversees the firm’s analyst team across the Banking & Payments, Securities & Investments, Insurance, Fraud & AML, Cybersecurity and Research Design & Data offerings. He is passionate about developing talent within the firm and producing high-quality research that speaks to the practical challenges and opportunities ​faced by financial institutions and the technology vendor community.

Mr. Bézard has over 20 years of experience in research within the financial services and insurance sectors. Prior to co-founding Aite Group, he was a senior analyst within Celent's banking group, where he helped build an industry-leading payments practice. Before that, Mr. Bézard was with BNP Paribas, where he headed the research team of L'Atelier, the bank's technology and internet intelligence division. He also served as an analyst at Plénitudes, a management consulting firm that specializes in change management.

Mr. Bézard is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and holds a Maîtrise degree in contemporary history from the University Rennes II, France, and he is fluent in English and French.

Webinars

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 10 a.m. ET
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Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET
Join Aite Group research director Gwenn Bézard and his team for a one-hour webinar as they identify 10 trends that will shape the insurance landscape in 2018 and beyond. Attend the webinar to: Learn about the obvious and not-so-obvious trends Aite Group is observing in insurance in the...

Analyst Views

September 19, 2016
Over the past 18 months, U.S. auto insurers have expressed renewed interest in usage-based insurance as consumers become more comfortable with the concept. Some U.S. insurers are seeing growing uptake for their telematics insurance programs. Over 30% of new customers are now opting for usage-based insurance at Nationwide and Progressive, for instance. The maturation of smartphones as telematics...
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September 15, 2016
There is no shortage of speculation about how personal auto insurance may become obsolete in a driverless era, how auto manufacturers’ product liability may compete with personal auto insurance, and how ridesharing may replace personal car ownership and vaporize the need for personal auto insurance. Those topics make good cocktail conversations, but they have little practicality for insurers...
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