AutoTech Effect 2021 Speaker Introductions

The AutoTech Effect speaker series is a chance for our esteemed guest speakers to share their forward-thinking ideas with the world. Need more convincing to tune in? Meet the speakers, yourself.


Katie DeGraaf

Head of Telematics, OnStar Insurance

Katie DeGraaf brings her passion for making our roads safer to General Motors in her role leading insurance telematics for OnStar Insurance. In this role, Katie focuses on unlocking the value of the largest connected vehicle fleet worldwide to understand driving risk and modernize the insurance product. Prior to joining GM, she has spent nearly two decades leveraging data to improve accuracy and better serve customers in leadership roles at both Arity and Willis Towers Watson. She has a wealth of insurance domain knowledge, having worked with more than 50 companies – insurers, telecoms, and auto manufacturers – on five continents to deploy telematics programs for insurance applications and in product and pricing at Liberty Mutual and Allstate Insurance.


Andrew Rose

President, OnStar Insurance

Andrew Rose has been working in or running start-ups for nearly 15 years and has nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry in a variety of senior roles.  He assumed the role of President of OnStar Insurance – part of General Motors – at the start of 2020 to leverage GM’s scale and the value of the OnStar data. Prior to that Andrew was CEO of, a subsidiary of Admiral Group plc (the UK’s largest auto insurer), White Mountains, and Mapfre. is a consumer website focusing on the transparent and accurate comparison of insurance products from 70+ insurance brands.


Dustin Walsey

Co-Founder, Buckle

Dustin Walsey worked for many years at Akamai Technologies, where he held various roles in business development serving Fortune 100 companies, including Coca-Cola and Cox with consulting, technology, and strategy services. For more than a decade, he was the owner and President of Auto Town Insurance, one of the largest insurance agencies in the Southeast. In 2017, he launched Buckle with the goal of helping gig economy workers access affordable financial services they need to be financially secure, helping them to achieve economic freedom. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Indiana University Bloomington. He passionately supports and serves youth sports in the Atlanta, GA community.


Corey Rocquin

CSO, N-Surity

An experienced thoughtful leader in the consumer goods service industry. Corey has over 25 years of experience building and leading service and customer support teams. In his career, he led organizations that managed service depots, reverse logistics, underwriting, risk management, new product/program launches, vendor management, technology installation, and purchasing. While being mindful of managing costs to ensure program profitability; his innovative leadership style has shown that profitability and customer satisfaction are synonymous when building an industry-leading service organization or designing a new technology program.


Katey Walker

Americas P&C Sales and Practice Leader, Insurance Consulting and Technology- Willis Towers Watson

Katey has extensive loss reserving, pricing, and analytics experience in personal, commercial, and specialty lines of business including managing the implementation of predictive models with Willis Towers Watson. She has been an active member of several acquisition teams focusing on business and data integration and she has partnered with claims, underwriting, finance, product management, audit, strategic planning, and research areas to create alignment and accomplish consistent corporate goals and objectives. She also has considerable experience in the development and monitoring of key metrics, attestation and management reporting, data governance, and trend analysis.


Hayden Broberg

VP of Partnerships, Insurify

Hayden Broberg is the Vice President of Partnerships at Insurify. Hayden’s team establishes and expands existing insurance carrier, agency, and growth partnerships. Insurify is the highest-rated digital insurance agency in the US. Her partnerships team focuses on the monetization for both user acquisition and distribution. Hayden approaches partnerships creatively, collaboratively, and is committed to finding mutual growth.


Scot Wingo

CEO, Spiffy

Spiffy’s CEO, Scot Wingo, is a 4-time serial entrepreneur from the Research Triangle Park, NC region. Scot is an industry thought leader in e-commerce, e-service, and the future of mobility. Scot has appeared on CNBC and The Today Show and has contributed thought leadership to the WSJ, New York Times, Forbes, and many other publications. Scot hosts the Vehicle 2.0 podcast and regularly speaks about e-commerce and e-service topics at conferences across the country.


Duke Hale

Chairman and CEO, HAAH Automotive Holdings

Duke Hale, chairman of the board and CEO of HAAH Automotive Holdings, is known for his work for both European and Asian automakers. The company’s dedication to a disruptive, customer-friendly automotive retailing process, the HAAH Innovation Model, comes from his leadership. It is his vision that created a company committed to providing a transparent, respectful, digitally fluid, and open relationship with vehicle buyers, new car dealers, employees, and the community. As Hale puts it, “the goal was to create customer-friendly, dealer-friendly, employee-friendly and community-friendly organizations.


Sergey Abrosimov

CTO, Axiom Connected

Sergey is an experienced IT professional with over 16 years of experience, and a proven track record in system development, architecture, and project management. Through Sergey’s vision and ability to execute at a high level, all of Axiom Connected’s technology solutions are designed and built completely in-house. This includes application development, data reporting, building and management, business intelligence/analysis, and technology-related projects. Keeping up with the latest advancements in technology and finding practical ways of applying those in Axiom Connected’s technology solutions are key reasons for Axiom Connected’s success.

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