How Symetra provides term life coverage in 25 minutes with Socotra

About the webinar

Achieving financial freedom can be a confusing process, especially for first-time homeowners and parents. Recognizing the challenges this underserved market faced, Symetra set out on a mission to re-imagine the term life buying process.

In this webinar, Mindi E. Work, Symetra’s SVP, Chief of Strategy, and Surya Jakhotia, AVP, Emerging Technology Platforms, discuss how Symetra partnered with Socotra to create its digital term life product, SwiftTerm, which customers can purchase in as little as 25 minutes.

In this free webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Symetra’s bold vision for pursuing an underserved market
  • The challenges they faced developing a digital-first term life product
  • Why Symetra chose Socotra and other ecosystem partners
  • How Symetra leveraged an agile core to increase speed of implementation
  • The road ahead for Symetra


Mindi E. Work, SVP, Chief of Strategy, Symetra

Mindi E. Work is senior vice president and chief of strategy for Symetra Financial Corporation and its insurance subsidiaries. She leads the company’s corporate strategic planning process, including the development, design and business execution of strategic programs.

Surya Jakhotia, AVP, Emerging Technology Platforms, Symetra

Surya Jakhotia is the assistant vice president of emerging technology platforms at Symetra. Surya specializes in software engineering and has led multi-disciplinary teams in engineering, DevOps, UX and product. In this role, he has built an engineering team with a startup mindset to deliver on the vision of a reimagined Term product centered around the customer and their needs.

Harsh Shah, Head of Marketing, Socotra

Harsh Shah is Socotra’s head of marketing. Prior to this role, Harsh led relationships with some of Socotra’s largest customers and partners and was directly involved with many of the company’s early go-to-market efforts. Before Socotra, Harsh managed partnerships and marketing for mobile products at Google and AdMob.

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