Aon Appoints Shawn Ram to Technology Practice Helm

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation, has promoted Shawn Ram to national technology practice leader. Most recently serving as an account executive and the San Francisco Bay area Technology Practice leader, Ram has worked with many clients in Silicon Valley and across the country for more than 10 years to deliver risk advisory services.

The U.S. technology sector grew nearly twice as fast as the overall economy in 2010, and that trend is expected to continue into 2011, according to Forrester Research. This growth is the result of investments in cloud and smart computing solutions, which will provide the tools for companies to grow profits.

"This continued boom opens the door to challenges and opportunities for our clients in 2011," Ram said. "Evolving risks, such as those emanating from social media, cloud computing and privacy issues will continue to challenge organizations, and clients who manage these risks now will be a step ahead of competitors."

"Aon is optimistic about the technology industry this year," said John Willett, Aon Risk Solutions' national practice leader. "We are looking to Shawn's continued leadership in this segment to further develop Aon's expertise in meeting our clients' needs."

Aon Risk Solutions' Technology Practice addresses risk exposures, identifies insurance solutions and provides risk program design, risk quantification and analysis for both middle market and Fortune 100 technology organizations. Ram will lead delivery of Aon's strategies to ensure both client satisfaction and growth in the technology segment. He will be responsible for the brokerage, product development and service quality for Aon's technology clients. These new responsibilities build upon Ram's proven expertise in directors' and officers' liability, patent infringement risks, cyberliability and privacy.

Ram is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is actively involved with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the Founder Institute – a startup accelerator and entrepreneur training program, and the Churchill Club, a Silicon Valley business and technology forum. He is a frequent speaker at industry events on technology risk-related topics such as cyber liability, patent infringement and privacy.


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