VP SIM National Programs
Joe Plasencia is President & CEO of Knightsbridge Technology Group, an information technology and management consulting services company. Mr. Plasencia is responsible for managing the company, formulating and executing long-term strategies, and interacting with clients, employees, and other stakeholders. A proven technology leader with deep expertise in developing strong customer relationships, a passion for building outstanding client solutions and a disciplined focus on operations and execution. In his 25-year career, Mr. Plasencia has held a wide variety of information leadership positions across key parts of reinsurance/insurance and financial businesses. Prior to founding Knightsbridge Technology Group, Mr. Plasencia was the Chief Information Officer and a Senior Vice President at Platinum Underwriters Holdings, a global reinsurance company based in Bermuda. Platinum, was created in 2002 via a successful initial public offering (IPO). Mr. Plasencia was a member of company’s Pre and Post IPO management team. At Platinum, he created and ran a nimble, entrepreneurial, responsive, forward looking and cost effective information technology environment. Platinum had a successful 12 year track record of delivering value to shareholders prior to being acquired at a premium by Renaissance Reinsurance in early 2015. From 1992 to 2002, Mr. Plasencia held the position of Technology Vice President at St. Paul Re, a division of Travelers. At St. Paul Re/Travelers, he was a key member of the management team that grew the company via acquisitions and organic growth from a primarily US based Company to a $1.250 billion Global Reinsurer. Mr. Plasencia serves on the Board of the Society for Information Management (SIMNY) where he is Vice President of SIMNY’s National Programs Committee. He is also member of the CIO Executive Summit Governing Body, and serves on the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Information Technology Advisory Group.