Stephen Plante, director of research and development, InFront Innovation

Stephen is the architect of leading industry software and founder of The Clay Research Group. He is the author of a number of papers covering a wide range of topics including neuroanatomy, remote sensing, mapping, soils and risk modelling. Much of his work involves researching the uncertainty resulting from the combination of climate, soils and trees and he is currently developing artificial intelligence applications . He has acted as a consultant to many leading insurers and adjusters over the last 20 years and sat on the of the Building Research Establishment’s Steering Committee producing the Soft Soils Digest. In 2007 Stephen joined Innovation Group to develop their unique house-by-house underwriting/risk model.

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