MyDrive Solutions has appointed Karl Matthias as director of operations and architecture, to support the infrastructure for the MyDrive cloud-based platform. In this role, Matthias will be responsible for the entire systems and cloud infrastructure that collects, processes and makes available to insurers individual driver behavioural profile data for MyDrive Dynamic, as well as the day-to-day operations of the service.
Matthias is a senior engineer with 15 years of experience in operations management roles, specifically in the IT and software development industry. Prior to his appointment at MyDrive Solutions, Matthias was the Systems Lead at Scoreloop – a cross-platform social gaming network – where his prime responsibility was the maintenance and continuous development of the Amazon cloud infrastructure and systems that supported the core Scoreloop service.
Matthias comments, “MyDrive Solutions has built an outstanding service platform to support the vast amounts of driver behavioural data that are collected and continuously analysed, and as such, I see the company as being well equipped to maintain its position at the forefront of driver profiling technology. I’m looking forward to bringing the cloud management skillset that I have developed over the last five years to MyDrive as the development of such an infrastructure will be vital to support the expected explosive growth over the coming months.”
In response to the rising cost of insurance premiums, particularly for young drivers between the ages of 17 and 25, MyDrive recently launched its sophisticated telematics product – MyDrive Dynamic – which captures driver behavioural data in the car, stores it in the Cloud and then allows the insurer to assess driving ability and behaviour. Results are displayed through an online portal which can also be accessed by the driver.
Linden Holliday, ceo of MyDrive Solutions, concludes “We are pleased to be welcoming Karl into the MyDrive Solutions team. His previous success in operations management roles makes him a real asset to the company, and his cloud management expertise will be of vital importance at this crucial time in our development. I am confident that Karl will help us to establish MyDrive Solutions as an innovative, market leader in insurance telematics, and I look forward to developing our proposition further off the back of his involvement.”