Jack Ott, Senior Vice President, Innovation Partnerships

Jack Ott is Senior Vice President, Innovation Partnerships at Intact Financial Corporation. Mr. Ott is responsible for building relationships with innovative organizations that can contribute to the realization of Intact Financial Corporation’s strategic plans. These partnerships include, among others, emerging technology companies, broker organizations and educational institutions. Mr. Ott is chair of Intact Financial Corporation’s Venture Investment Review committee which makes recommendations for the deployment of capital to new ventures.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Ott was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Intact Financial Corporation for eight years. During that time he led the transformation of many of the company's core IT platforms and championed the development of leading distribution systems in both the direct and broker channels. He played a key role in the IT integration of several acquisitions. He began his career at Intact as Vice President, Systems Development, for ING Canada's Central Atlantic Region.

Mr. Ott joined the firm in 2005 with the acquisition of Allianz Canada, where he served as Senior Vice President and CIO. Previously, he worked in the information technology group at Munich Reinsurance (Canadian Life Branch). There he progressed through various leadership roles before assuming overall responsibility for information technology.

Mr. Ott is a graduate of the University of Toronto and studied Business Administration at Ryerson Polytechnic University. He is active in the community, serves as a board member for The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations and chairs the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Information Technology Oversight Committee.