Darius has worked in varied environments holding executive/leadership roles in firms ranging from large corporates to small avant-garde firms, consultancies and green-field start-ups.  

He is an expert UX practitioner and led the Experience Design Practice for ThoughtWorks Europe (a top technical consultancy) for several years.  During his time there he has led several successful digital programmes including large scale transformations for Thomson Reuters and launching TimeOuts new award-winning iPhone app.

As Head of Digital at Markel International (a specialist insurer), Darius helped build out their digital capability. He introduced new tools, tech and working practices alongside more agile approaches to governance.  Beyond repeatedly delivering quality software, his team was recognised for cultural transformation by being awarded one of the prestigious SPARK THE CHANGE cross-industry awards.

Most recently Darius has co-founded a new insurance startup called Wrisk.  Although in it's infancy, Wrisk’s mission is ambitious.  It hopes to make insurance services relevant to the connected generation with a relentless focus on customer experience and best of breed technology.

Darius is recognised as a change agent within the insurance industry having keynoted and presented at several industry events and is often featured in the insurance industry press.  He is a Post-Magazine Digital Activist and has attended insurtech round-tables at 10 Downing St

Darius is a regular speaker at international conferences on Digital Leadership, UX and Agile Transformation.  Darius is a massive advocate of Lean UX and disruptive innovation.  He loves engaging at a senior level and changing the way companies both work and think.  

More about Darius can be found here:  www.kumana.co.uk

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