David Piesse is the Global Head of Insurance for SUN Microsystems and sets business strategy for the insurance industry for the company. He has established state of the art solutions for policy administration, product management, agency management, claims management and reinsurance. In this capacity he also heads up the alternate distribution channels group which includes providing solutions and managed services for banc Assurance, micro-finance, Islamic finance and other forms of retail distribution. This also covers strategies for the next generation INTERNET where many new players are entering the insurance market. Based in Hong Kong he has worked in all the major insurance markets globally and has combined insurance, IT and risk management in an insurance career of 30 years where he has worked for major insurers, banks, IT companies and the United Nations. He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Practitioner of the British Computer Society.