Michael Spears

CIO and Chief Data Officer, The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)

Michael B. Spears is CIO and chief data officer of The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI.) As CIO, he is responsible for oversight of all technology, application development, and the program management office. The Information Technology division provides a robust infrastructure for housing the nation’s largest repository of workers compensation information as well as vast suite of custom-built applications to support NCCI’s unique role in the industry.

In his role as chief data officer, Mr. Spears oversees NCCI's data collection, quality validation, coordination with industry groups on data reporting rules and standards, and the deployment of reporting tools for data providers. His team is responsible for managing hundreds of millions of data records on virtually every aspect of workers compensation insurance that NCCI collects on behalf of insurance NCCI affiliates, insurance regulators, and independent bureaus.

During his career at NCCI, Mr. Spears has held a variety of management positions within the areas of IT, business development, product management, experience rating, customer service, and assigned risk.

Before coming to NCCI, he applied his expertise in IT in the education sector.

Mr. Spears received a BBA in Computer Information Systems and an MBA, both from the University of Miami. He has also completed executive level management courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.