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Does Big Data Need A 'LinkedIn For Analytics'?
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
A social media approach to analytics could help enterprises get more value from their big data systems, says Teradata exec.
It’s Time to Put Data Mastery in the Driver’s Seat
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Insurers understand the business value of data, but most have yet to understand how to derive maximum value from an enterprise data mastery program.
Humana Lets Customers 'Check Out' Premiums at CVS
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
A partnership with the pharmacy's new bill pay program gives policyholders a retail outlet to make premium payments.
ACE App Mitigates Environmental Risk
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Its mobile and Web-based platform connects and supports policyholders facing environmental emergencies.
Incorporate Test-&-Learn Cycles for Optimal Customer Experience
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
As consumers become more aware, knowledgeable, and self-empowered, it becomes critical for the business to engage with consumers from their point of view.
The Evolution of Telematics Opportunities
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Auto insurers can collect and analyze data that will help to reward good drivers and punish offenders, but they need the right tools and strategies.
John Hancock Rolls Out ‘Genius Bar’-Style IT Help Desk
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Many Manulife divisions are taking the walk-in approach to IT support, according to VP of end-user services Jacques Ouimet.
ACA Open Enrollment: Showtime For Health Insurance Sites
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
During the next three months, consumers can sign up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. New technologies at health insurance websites aim to smooth the way.
Envisioning the Next-Gen Insurer: SMA
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
The industries, trends, and technologies that influence insurers today are poised to change over the next few years.
The Insurance Supply Chain & Innovation
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Modern predictive analytics is fast becoming a critical tool in recognizing key trends, patterns, and potential disruptions within supply chains.
A Plea to Insurers: Consider 'Co-Opetition'
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Let other insurers advertise to the customers you can't give a policy to. What do you have to lose?
Defining Big Data in P&C Insurance
Commentary  |  11/13/2014  | 
Peter Hahn of Zurich North America explored the affects of data growth on commercial P&C insurers at this year’s I&T Executive Summit.
How Big Data Will Influence the Financial Space in 2015
Commentary  |  11/13/2014  | 
Without faster and better analysis and visualization tools, financial institutions will be unable to comprehend relationships or patterns that exist within the data, defeating the point of using it at all.
SAP, Samsung Parter on Mobile, Wearable Technology
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
The partnership will include a foray into payments as well as mobile banking solutions.
Yes, Insurers Are Innovative
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
At the Insurance & Technology Summit, insurers shared real-world examples of innovation and adaptation in an increasingly digital world.
Connect With Customers & Simplify Health
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
At the 2014 Executive Summit, Humana's Ajoy Kodali shared lessons on tech influence and customer-centricity in health insurance.
Big Data Survey: Trouble Brewing For IT
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Just 30% of respondents say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
A Secure Approach to Data Privacy
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
With the increasing importance of information security and recent cyber attacks, it's time for businesses to make strategic privacy decisions.
Inside American Modern’s Transformation Strategy
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Executives share the details behind a system modernization designed to better manage data while meeting changing customer needs.
Cultivating Timely & Effective Insurance Data Management
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
Data is the fuel that feeds core systems, so modernizing data and how it is managed is just as important as the systems themselves.
Elite 8 2013: Where Are They Now?
Slideshows  |  11/7/2014  | 
Data management and customer experience initiatives are high on last years' Elite 8 executives' priority lists.
Main Street America Promotes VP, CIO
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Amy Frederick will work to sustain profitable growth and ensure the right tech tools are available to internal users.
Oregon Mutual’s Fowler Aims to ‘Futurize’ the Business
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
CIO Bryan Fowler is leading Oregon Mutual Insurance on a journey that is helping the P&C carrier leverage data, modern core systems, and the cloud.
Security First's Werner Kruck: A Social Pioneer
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
The Florida homeowners' insurance company COO proves that a tough market doesn’t mean you can’t innovate.
The Principal's Doug Fick: A Customer Advocate
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
The life insurance carrier's CIO focuses on customer and agent experience in all initiatives.
Leading Integration, Inspiring Innovation
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
After his firm was acquired by Nationwide, Arne Herenstein of Harleysville Insurance ensured a seamless assimilation of both systems and staff.
How West Bend’s Tracey Berg Translates Vision into Results
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
At West Bend Mutual Insurance, SVP and CIO Tracey Berg not only runs an effective IT organization — she’s also responsible for corporate strategic planning.
The Power Of Collaboration
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Ohio Mutual’s Todd Albert believes in a strong relationship between business and IT to develop software and services that benefit the entire business.
Making The Commercial Personal
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Analytics investment and implementation separates the most effective companies from the laggards, says Zurich North America's Tom Peach.
The Once & Future Insurance IT Leader
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Insurance & Technology’s 2014 Elite 8 CIOs have what it takes to lead in a changing and challenging business environment.
An Agile Path To Success
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
From the US Navy to Ford, senior VP and CIO Susan Courtney has taken lessons from her unique career path to transform IT, culture, and collaboration at Nebraska Blue.
Torchmark Sends Reconciliations to the Cloud
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
A high-volume data matching solution helps the insurer improve efficiency and reduce risk.
Insurance, Innovation & the Internet of Things
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
What we’ve seen with vehicle telematics is just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine the same types of implications (and more) for every tangible item that the industry insures.
Why a CIO's Last 100 Days Are Most Important
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
It is incumbent on outgoing CIOs to offer up some sort of transition plan, something that will get the IT function from point A to point B with as little disruption as possible.
Becoming Customer-Centric, Not Product-Centric
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
New technology can ensure that your customers get the products they require, rather than being force-fit into a product option that’s not right for them.
3 Themes of Insurance Tech Transformation
Commentary  |  10/30/2014  | 
The insurance industry has evolved around three key transformation themes that can be achieved through the use of technology.
Data Lessons: Achieving Customer Focus
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Stepping back from the hardware and software view of the infrastructure and understanding what data is needed and how it is used to run the business presents a number of advantages to all levels of the organization.
Changing the Security Mindset
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
As cyber attacks evolve in number and complexity, financial services organizations must embrace proactive security strategies.
MiddleOak Policy Admin Revamp Kick-Starts the Business
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
A new policy admin system helps transform MiddleOak’s internal processes, speeds time to market, and enables leveraging data and analytics.
MetLife Geek-A-Thon Refurbishes Computers For Students
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
MetLife's IT staff spent two days updating 311 computers to provide disadvantaged school children with their own home computers.
J.D. Power: Insurers Improve Customer Interaction in Claims
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
The market research organization's latest Auto Claims Satisfaction Study says customer-centric strategies are raising insurers' stature.
Going Direct: More Than a Portal
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Any condition that might occur when the consumer is determining the path they'll take in their insurance buying process needs to be taken into consideration.
Big Data: Helping Acquire Policyholders
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
By combining first-party, third-party, and proprietary data, insurers are given the best possible view of a prospect.
California Auto Insurance: The Cutting Edge of 1988 Technology
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Auto insurers in California are required, by law, to set prices solely using technology that was available in 1988.
The Social Movement: Experts Share Insight
Commentary  |  10/24/2014  | 
Social media experts across the economy share their thoughts on the growth of social media.
How MassMutual Builds a Data Science Pipeline
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
The insurer offers top talent from colleges in its area an enticing opportunity for professional development and real-world work.
Mercury to Acquire Workmen’s Auto Insurance
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
The $8 million transaction is expected to close in early 2015.
HM Insurance Hires SVP, Marketing & Strategy
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
The appointee will lead initiatives in strategic planning, market research, and business analytics.
Creating a Data Contract for Insurance
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Establishing a data contract requires stepping back and looking at all use cases for the data.
Why CIOs Should Be More Involved In Acquisitions
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Here are five important reasons CIOs need to have a voice during mergers and acquisitions.
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