INTERVIEW WITH ADAM HUDSON, SHORTLISTED FOR RISING STAR OF THE YEAR, UNDER 40
Thanks Adam for taking the time to speak with us.
ABOUT ADAM HUDSON
Adam Hudson, Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Connected Car, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, leads a new venture started by LexisNexis <Insurance> that is dedicated to developing and driving adoption of insurance telematics and automotive OEM data and analytics solutions in the US.
I take a lot of pride in how this business has grown and developed over a very short period of time. In particular, I am delighted to see the individuals of my team really demonstrate a prowess in the space that we are creating. So, I think that my most proud moment comes from watching my folks “in their element,” and in particular, I am thinking about our most recent Customer Advisory Meeting. Each year, LexisNexis Risk Solutions hosts a private event for the insurance and automotive industries, and my business has our own forum on topics that represent the intersection between these two great markets. This past year, my business played host to over 200 people representing a majority of insurance carriers and automakers, and they were all there to interact with and learn from members of my team. That’s huge.
I’m just one voice, and I did not, and cannot build my business by myself. Seeing my team play host to representatives from two of the biggest industries in our economy, after just two short years of really hard work, is a tangible representation of our momentum and one of my most proud moments in my career.
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions provides customers with solutions and decision tools that combine public and industry speciﬁc content with advanced technology and analytics to assist them in evaluating and predicting risk and enhancing operational efﬁciency. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is leading the effort to deliver a better vehicle ownership experience for consumers. We have built the industry’s next high-performance crossover by bringing together automakers and insurance carriers — helping them transform data into crucial insights using our powerful data analytics platform. We are working diligently to help our automotive partners close information gaps and maximize the power of consumer data designed to help improve customer satisfaction in ways that are safer, more secure, and sustainable.
Adam Hudson currently leads and was a principal architect of the LexisNexis Risk Solutions U.S. Connected Car business, a venture dedicated to developing and driving adoption of solutions for the U.S. insurance market and the U.S. automotive manufacturing (OEM) market. Today, LexisNexis operates one of the largest exchanges of connected car data, and supplies analytics solutions to a majority of U.S. OEMs. Adam also oversees the LexisNexis Global Telematics Platform, leading development of core global telematics product offerings. This innovative platform collects and normalizes petabytes of real-time driving data from multiple sources, delivering key consumer insights to insurers. Adam led Strategy and M&A for LexisNexis Insurance, focused on expansion in Europe and China, as well as continued development of its police records business. Prior to LexisNexis, Adam worked for over twelve years in both management consulting and investment banking working for the firms Alvarez & Marsal, Marcquarie Capital and Capgemini Ernst & Young. His primary focus was on advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies through transactions, strategic planning and restructuring. Adam has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.