Jags Rao is Director at Swiss Re and co-leads the DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) practice. Jags is a recognized thought leader in the insurance industry on blockchain and regularly speaks at conferences. He introduced blockchain to Swiss Re in 2015, spearheaded insurance industry's first prototype on blockchain and since then driving Swiss Re's strategic agenda for a successful business change using DLT with focus on commercial supply chains. Jags coauthored a technical paper on privacy preserving transparency on blockchain networks. His passion is on the deeper and more disruptive aspects of DLT relevant to risk management in the new frontiers of the digital economy.
Jags cofounded CrowdPassion platform to drive grass root innovation within Swiss Re in a fast, flexible and agile manner.
He has over 23 years of experience in solution consulting, innovation management, service delivery and sales leadership with the blend of technology, business and entrepreneurial background.