Simon founded IS2 in 1996 after a career in software engineering. He lead the team which developed barbox.com for Coors, one of the most successful B2B web implementations in the UK at that time, it was the No. 1 website within the hospitality sector, taking over £9M per week in online orders.
IS2 quickly became established as a provider of tools for the early adopters of technology at the point of sale within the insurance industry. Simon identified the opportunity around web-based technology in general insurance and he shaped IS2’s E-Trading platform. He worked in a pioneering capacity within personal lines and the aggregator high volume space, delivering intelligent real-time rule based pricing and powering many high profile brands in the sector.
He is passionate about how web technology can be used to make a real difference to IS2’s customers. Delivering a tangible ROI for customers is at the heart of IS2 and the operational development strategy is driven by Simon is to provide an agile approach, meaning IS2’s customers can benefit from the company’s flexible and rapid time to market capability. Simon has continually driven a re-investment programme in the businesses technology, to ensure IS2 has maintained an R&D driven focus. So whilst IS2 as a business has been around a long time, the software platform has stayed very much ahead of the curve in terms of technical innovation and functional capability. A truly modern platform, but one that embodies over two decades of experience.