Brian Retson

As a Product Marketing Manager, Brian creates ClaimCenter content and messaging to help enable Guidewire’s worldwide sales team. He also supports ClaimCenter demand generation campaigns, public relations, and analyst relations and partner enablement initiatives.

Nov
07
2013

Last month, Guidewire hosted Connections 2013, our 9th annual User Conference. We often talk about the “Guidewire Community,” and nowhere is it more apparent than at Connections. As I walked around the opening reception on Sunday night, I couldn’t help but to notice the palpable energy in the room. It was just the beginning of what would be an action-packed conference over the next several days. We were pleased to welcome over 800 customers and partner attendees.

Jul
18
2013

I recently visited a farmers’ market close to where I live. I walked by a stand that was selling small containers of honey, and I was shocked to see a price tag of $12. Shocked to the point that I stopped to see if I was understanding properly, because how could honey possibly cost so much?

Jun
14
2013

There have been several posts recently about business cases and change within an organization1. Building off of that, I’d like to share some thoughts about best practices in change management for large technology projects such as core system replacement.

Mar
14
2013

Alternatively, you could go with a recruiting pitch of: Join our team - it’s like working in The Matrix!

Aug
14
2012

Like millions of other people around the world, I’ve been glued to my television for the past couple of weeks, taken in by the spectacle that is the Olympic Games. To me, the Olympics represent competition and sportsmanship at the highest possible level, and it’s been a lot of fun to watch. However, in between all of the heartbreak and glory, I can’t help but wonder – what do the Olympics have in common with the property/casualty insurance industry?

Jul
03
2012

Last week, I had the good fortune of attending the ACE (America’s Claims Event) conference in Las Vegas. It was an energizing week for me, and I was particularly inspired to see so many of Guidewire’s customers in speaking roles at the conference. As you might expect with a claims conference, there were many complex issues discussed throughout the week. However, one theme that I heard consistently reinforced was quite simple.