New Property & Casualty Technology Blog site launched; sponsored by Guidewire

Hosted by industry veteran, George Grieve, new blog to provide opportunity for discussion on variety of technology-related topics

Austin, TX, January 23, 2007 – CastleBay Consulting Corporation, a consulting services firm specializing in providing high impact consulting services to the Property & Casualty insurance market, today announced that the company�s CEO, George Grieve, has launched and will facilitate the P&C Technology Blog ( to offer the industry an open forum for opinion, conversation and experience sharing. Sponsored by Guidewire Software, the P&C Technology Blog is intended to coalesce and share perspectives from a broad group of technology minds in insurance for the benefit of the entire industry.

This announcement comes as a result of the need for the industry to have an easy and effective way to share points of view on key technology topics of our day. The objective of the blog is to facilitate ongoing discussion, debate, and unbiased information sharing on a broad range of insurance technology topics.

�It has been a long standing challenge in our industry for insurance technology professionals to find in-depth and unbiased technical and market expertise � expertise that is needed by virtually every insurer to make the most informed IT decisions. This challenge is the driving force behind establishing the P&C Technology Blog and making it available to the industry wide technology community,� commented Grieve. �Guidewire�s sponsorship of the blog is a service to the insurance industry and further demonstrates the company�s commitment to and understanding of the high value of an industry wide and vendor neutral dialogue.�

Leveraging the P&C Technology Blog, George will provide his technology insights and experience while encouraging other authors to share their unique voices and to weigh in on insurance technology relevant topics. In addition to the blog, the site will also offer a wide range of current and frequently updated insurance technology related content and links.

Brian Desmond, vice president with Guidewire, commented, �We�re delighted to sponsor the P&C Technology Blog. There�s nothing else like this available and we believe the entire industry will benefit from the opportunity to have an open dialog about some of the top issues facing carriers and vendors alike.�

About CastleBay Consulting Corp.

Austin, Texas based CastleBay Consulting was founded in 1998 to provide high impact consulting services to the Property & Casualty insurance market. Services include strategic systems planning and acquisition; quality management; program and project set up, management and assessment; business process and requirements analysis; and related software implementation services. On average, CastleBay�s consultants have more than 25 years of insurance industry experience.

To learn more about CastleBay Consulting�s services, call 512.329.2619 or visit the website at

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software is a leading provider of technology solutions to general insurance and workers� compensation insurers. Guidewire delivers proven software to run core insurance operations, including billing, underwriting, policy, and claim management. The Guidewire Insurance Suite� consists of Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire PolicyCenter�, and Guidewire BillingCenter�, which provide a modern, web-based platform for all lines of business. Guidewire is headquartered in San Mateo, California, USA, with offices in Toronto, London, and Sydney. For more information, please visit