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Nino Tarantino Leads Octo Telematics in North America, responsible for business strategy and implementation. Experienced global telecommunications professional with a successful record representing companies in North American markets, building startups and developing strategic operations. Recognized as a results-oriented leader who builds loyal teams through trust and sound judgment. Launched Octo Telematics in North America in 2011, growing the business from start-up to a market leader. Through a new partner-based business model that transformed insurance telematics pricing and entire go-to-markets strategy, signed several of the largest insurance providers in the country including Liberty Mutual, Hartford, Nationwide and AAA. Prior to Octo, as CEO, Acotel USA, launched the first premium SMS and MMS (including the 2004 Olympics coverage) in North America and built the mobile premium content service under the brand name Flycell. Prior to Acotel, served as Vice President of Business Development for Anoto/Ericsson and developed the US market for the company’s revolutionary digital communication technology.


Increasing Policyholder Retention through Telematics-Driven Claims

Auto insurance has one of the highest Net Promotor Scores™ of any industry, yet nearly all auto insurers struggle to engage with their policyholders in a positive and constructive way. Telematics can play a significant role in improving engagement and improving claims management. Low engagement, combined with highly price elastic customers, leads to the insurance… Read more »