Ernst RennerManaging Partner
As the Managing Partner at NEOS, Ernst Renner is responsible for the vision and direction of the company, with a focus on business and IT transformation and modernization within the insurance and financial services industries.
Since co-founding NEOS in 2000, Ernst has grown the company to include core practices in business strategy and operations, data science and engineering, technology modernization, and program and project management. He has advised executives at over fifty clients globally, including twelve Fortune 500 companies, on finding the right blend of strategy, technology, and process to drive desired business outcomes.
Ernst’s business passions are data-driven process optimization, learning systems, and cognitive computing–and their application to make insurance and financial services operations better. He actively consults with client executives on industry insights, strategic planning, and action-focused delivery planning.
His experience spans over twenty years of executive leadership in international business and technology. Before starting NEOS, he co-found Vgo Software – an in-house development aid that helped keep client’s technologies moving forward. Ernst was also the CIO at MeTV Networks, Inc., driving the company’s IT strategy and product development. Additionally, he led the information architecture and technology efforts for the individual and group annuities, mutual funds, and life insurance business units of The Hartford.
Ernst holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Eastern Connecticut State University. He speaks on modernization topics at conferences throughout North America and Europe.