Joan Zerkovich

Sr. VP of Operations - Before coming to AAIS in 2012, Joan worked for several organizations in information technology positions, including more than eight years as CIO of ICAT Holdings LLC, a catastrophe insurance intermediary. Joan has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of California-Davis, and an MBA with an emphasis in business information systems from CSU-Sacramento.

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Open Source Benefits are Coming to Insurance

Dec 6, 2021 / by Joan Zerkovich posted in openIDL, Machine Learning/AI, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Robotics/Drones, Open Source, Tech News, IoT, Telematics, Auto, Modeling/Predictive Analytics, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Data/Tech, Linux Foundation


In 2002, Amazon eliminated millions of dollars from its technology costs by switching to the Linux operating system, an open source technology platform from the Linux Foundation. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Amazon stated it was able to cut technology expenses by about 25%, from $71 million to $54 million, primarily through “migration to a Linux-based technology platform that utilizes a less-costly technology infrastructure, as well as general price reductions for data and telecommunication services due to market overcapacity[1]. Amazon continues its open source technology strategy today, as do thousands of other companies. Today, 96.3% of the world's top one million servers run on Linux[2].

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Why Open Source, Blockchain-Powered Infrastructure Matters

Jul 9, 2020 / by Joan Zerkovich posted in openIDL, Community, Technology, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Open Source, P&C Insurers, Blockchain, Data/Tech, Linux Foundation, AAIS Views, University of California Davis


Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Carrier Management Magazine on August 19, 2019.

I started my career as the first network administrator at the University of California, Davis. Part of my job was to help build the Bay Area Regional Research network, one of 10 National Science Foundation networks that, in 1986, became what we call the Internet today.

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Parallels Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Building Data Networks for Success

Jun 30, 2020 / by Joan Zerkovich posted in openIDL, Community, Technology, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Distributed Ledger, Insurtech, IoT, Blockchain, Data/Tech, 2020 VME, AAIS Views


Open source technology. Collaboration and cooperation to improve the products and technologies necessary to move innovation forward. Building a platform where new applications are welcomed to extend the tool’s use cases. These fundamental practices led to the creation of the Internet…and are being seen again as distributed ledger technology takes center stage.

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