Vikas Sharma

Job Title: Head of Oracle & INSIS Tech – Global Delivery, Charles Taylor InsureTech


Vikas Sharma is a seasoned customer focused IT solutions leader with 20+ Years’ of experience in Cloud Computing, Systems & Applications Integration, Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, IT Strategy, Insurance Policy Admin Systems.

He is an experienced Oracle Practice Lead, successfully initiated and built technical centre of excellence, mentored, developed teams and individuals.  

He has an entrepreneurial spirit in partnering with business function leaders to collaborate on strategic initiatives driving revenue-generation goals through technology improvement and process simplification.

Successfully designed, developed and delivered a wide range of projects utilising INSIS, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Integration Cloud, JAVA Cloud Service, Database Cloud Service, SOA, J2EE and BPM for market leading organizations in Insurance, Banking & Financial Services, Media, Public Sector, Energy and Pharmaceutical industries.


Brian Hackett

Job Title: ISV Sales Leader UK&I/Nordics, Oracle


Brian joined Oracle in 2018 and has led the Independent Software Vendor team for the UK & Nordics for the last two years. His team is responsible for Sales of Oracle Cloud Iaas/PaaS to UK&I/ Nordic ISVs to enable their SaaS applications. 

Before Oracle, Brian spent over seven years with Cisco and 20 years with Sun Microsystems leading teams to provide infrastructure solutions. He has held a variety of pre and post-sales roles, including Head of Customer Success for Cisco EMEA, Senior Director Cisco Partner Services EMEA, Director of Financial Services Sales Sun Microsystems, and Director for Services Sales Northern Europe Sun Microsystems.

Brian graduated from the University of Westminster in Computer Engineering, followed by a postgraduate MA in Marketing.


Olly Venables

Job Title: Strategic Client Solutions Director, Charles Taylor InsureTech


Olly Venables started with CTI in 2019 and his current role in Strategic Accounts gives him exposure to multiple different insurance markets on a day to day basis. Having spent more than 18 years in the insurance and banking sectors his previously held roles include: - International IT Delivery Manager, Head of Business Applications & Business Solution Architect. Olly’s primary focus at CTI is to understand and advise Clients on the way in which CTI’s solutions can create business benefit through digital transformations. He has successfully implemented and overseen numerous projects both in London and Globally that span the whole insurance lifecycle from Quote and Bind to Reinsurance management.