Client Speaker

Sastry Durvasula

Sastry Durvasula

Chief Digital and Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Marsh

Sastry is the CDO and CDAO of Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser. He leads the company’s digital, data and analytics strategy and transformation, while building new digital-native businesses and growth opportunities. This includes development of innovative digital platforms and products, data science and modelling, client-facing technology, and digital experiences across the global business units. Since joining Marsh in 2017, Sastry has built a dynamic global team with top external and internal talent. He and his team launched Bluestream digital broker platform, which will change the way insurance is purchased in the B2B2C affinity, small commercial and consumer space; blockchain platform for certificates of insurance; Marsh Digital Labs to incubate emerging tech and new risk solutions; and InsurTech partnerships in AI, IoT and Cyber. In his previous role at American Express, Sastry led global data and digital transformation across the lifecycle of cardmembers and merchants, driving innovation in digital payments and commerce, big data, machine learning, and customer experience.

Sastry plays a leading role in industry consortia, FinTech/InsurTech partnerships, and building academia/research affiliations, including Stanford and ASU. He is a strong advocate for diversity & inclusion, is an active adviser and mentor in Girls in Tech, and launched an industry-wide initiative called #ReWRITE focused on Women, Risk, Insurance, Technology and Empowerment. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering, is credited with over 20 patents and has been the recipient of several industry awards for innovation and leadership.


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