Henna Karna

Managing Director, Global Insurance and Risk Management Industry Solutions, Google

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Wisconsin

Stream: Risk

Dr. Henna Karna leads Google’s Global Insurance & Risk Management Industry Solutions initiative. She has more than 25 years of experience leading innovation across digital/data in high-tech, CPG, risk management, and insurance industries (across vendors, brokers, and independent agents). This has included leading businesses and advising Fortune 500 companies on digital innovation and disruption, while designing and developing patent-pending technology and applications in the field of genetic algorithms, behavioral analytics, deep neural nets, & digital-data technologies.

Before Google, Henna worked in business line and product leadership roles at global firms such as AXA, AIG, Verisk, and the NSA. Her recognitions include: ELITE Power Women (2020); Digital Transformation Keynote INFORMATICA (2020); CDO/CDAO Magazine (2020); CELENT Model Insurer – Innovation (2019); Digitally Advanced Apps & AI, ACORD, Semi-Finals; and #5 top execs in insurance tech, Insurance Networking News.

Henna has spent over 20 years in industry, has a Doctorate and Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She has been a member of Mensa and Pi Mu Epsilon, and has worked as an adjunct professor at Babson College. She is gifted at bringing together diverse mindsets and empowering multi-disciplinary teams to transform companies. Passionate about designing disruptive innovations and leading movements that positively shape the world, she has strengthened the brands of every company she has ever served.