Co-founder and chief data scientist, Lapetus
Ricanek's company is playing in the emerging biometrics space with its Chronos platform. The facial analytics software that uses selfies to analyze BMI, gender and physiological age to determine life insurance underwriting risk, looking for intricate signals that dovetail with the information carriers need. Legal & General America is using the technology to power its SelfieQuote.com quoting tool, on which prospects can upload an image of themselves to get an initial quote. It's been so sucessful in reaching a new market, LGA plans a big expansion this year. “This tool is engaging people in their mid- to late 30s,” says LGA EVP of business strategy and innovation Jim Galli.