New York Life hires Alain Biem as chief data science officer

New York Life Insurance announced the hiring of Alain Biem as chief data science officer. Biem will lead the company’s artificial intelligence team. In this newly created position, he will play a pivotal role in advancing broad AI and data science collaborations across the New York Life enterprise, particularly in enhancing the delivery and enablement of AI solutions. Biem will report to Don Vu, chief data and analytics officer, who joined New York Life in October 2023.

Biem brings more than 25 years of experience in the field of data science, most recently serving as chief data scientist for S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global. In this role, he was responsible for AI and machine learning strategy, and the delivery of AI-based capabilities and assets for data processing, new and enhanced products and solutions, and customer-based solutions.

Previously, Biem held data science leadership positions at Wayfair, Opera Solutions, and IBM Corporation, in addition to serving as a postdoctoral researcher at Advanced Telecommunications Research, an AI research center in Japan.

Biem has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (Paris 6), a Master of Science in Statistics and Telecommunications from Télécom SudParis, and a Bachelor of Mathematics and Physics from Jason De Sailly. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University on Applied Analytics and AI, and is author or contributing author in a multitude of academic publications.

“In today’s fast-paced business environment, AI and predictive analytics capabilities are crucial to remaining agile and competitive. There is tremendous opportunity to unlock the full potential of our data to drive innovation, growth, and efficiencies across the enterprise – while also delivering exceptional experiences for clients and agents. Alain’s expertise will be a tremendous asset as we continue to leverage AI to further our organizational transformation and advance New York Life’s position as an industry leader.” – Don Vu.