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Karl Gouverneur

Vice President of Digital Workplace, Corporate Solutions and Head of Digital Innovation at Northwestern Mutual |Keynote Speaker|

Karl Gouverneur (pronounced “Governor”) is vice president digital workplace, corporate solutions and head of digital innovation for Northwestern Mutual. In this role, Gouverneur leads a team focused on NM’s digital workplace and corporate systems including finance, human resources, investments, compliance and others.

Gouverneur focuses on providing a digital core to enable efficiency and flexibility that enriches the experience of the company’s employees including an awardwinning digital innovation program. He partners with business areas across the enterprise to integrate digital solutions with the company’s business strategies and objectives.

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual in 2006, Gouverneur was the vice president and chief technology officer at Seattle‐based Safeco Insurance, where he built an IT architecture practice and identified over $110 million in business value. Before his role at Safeco, he was the chief architect at Chicago‐based CNA Financial, where he focused on business alignment, IT strategy and IT standards, and strategic and innovative IT solutions including a claims transformation program, service‐oriented architecture, voice over IP, strategic sourcing and enterprise content management. He started his career at Ernst & Young, where he progressed through the ranks to become a senior manager.

Gouverneur is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration – computer science. He is currently a member of the CIO Research Board and the ALPFA National Corporate Advisory Board. In the Milwaukee community, Gouverneur serves as the head of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute and is a member of the Discovery World Board. He is also a board member of Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures and Cream City Venture Capital Investment