News & Commentary
Content posted in October 2005
Cornelio to Head LFG IT
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Chuck Cornelio has made a mark at Jefferson Pilot Financial by driving the vision of a "digital life company.” He may now get a chance to put that vision into practice as head of IT for the new Lincoln Financial Group.
Wilma’s Wake: Lessons From the Gulf
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Experts forecast insurers will reassess risk in the Gulf due to this hurricane season's record losses.
No Need to Ask
News  |  10/26/2005  | 
Sophisticated carriers are giving online policyholders what they want, before they ask for it.
Intelligent Decision-Making: Resolving the Monty Hall Problem
Commentary  |  10/19/2005  | 
The television show "Let's Make a Deal" was a favorite in my household when I was growing up (do the math, you can figure out how long ago that was).
Critical Data: Supporting ERM Through ACORD Standards
News  |  10/19/2005  | 
Data and information are the most crucial assets for any corporation. But this is especially true for risk managers who have specific data requirements to manage risk, track experience and make educated decisions on risk transfer and loss prevention. Standards are the instrument to support enterprise risk management - ERM.
Swimming-Not Drowning-In Enterprise Data: Step 1 - An Enterprise-Wide Information Inventory
News  |  10/19/2005  | 
If data is one of an insurer's most valuable assets, then why don't more companies holistically manage data like they do their investments, their real estate, human resources and the like? Where is the data management office? Who is the chief data management officer?
Bob (Wilkes) the Builder
News  |  10/16/2005  | 
Last year's Elite 8 honorees continue to pursue technology excellence and innovation.
Piehler Plans Retirement
News  |  10/16/2005  | 
Last year's Elite 8 honorees continue to pursue technology excellence and innovation.
Chu Continues Transformation
News  |  10/16/2005  | 
Last year's Elite 8 honorees continue to pursue technology excellence and innovation.
Ellis Motivates Matters
News  |  10/16/2005  | 
Last year's Elite 8 honorees continue to pursue technology excellence and innovation.
Connolly Broadens Vision
News  |  10/16/2005  | 
Last year's Elite 8 honorees continue to pursue technology excellence and innovation.
Reynolds Ramps Up Responsibilities
News  |  10/16/2005  | 
Last year's Elite 8 honorees continue to pursue technology excellence and innovation.
The Best Transformation
News  |  10/16/2005  | 
Last year's Elite 8 honorees continue to pursue technology excellence and innovation.
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
News  |  10/16/2005  | 
For these former Elite 8 honorees, staying retired is almost as challenging as staying on top - the allure of the insurance business just keeps pulling them back in.
Survival of the Fittest
News  |  10/16/2005  | 
These Elite 8 alumni are shouldering more responsibilities than ever. But to keep the corner office, they've needed to adapt how they approach their jobs.
Liberty Mutual Gains Insight Into Performance Slowdowns
News  |  10/14/2005  | 
The insurer uses technology from Mercury Interactive to get ahead of potential application outages.
Leaders of the Pack: Introducing I&T’s Elite 8 2005
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
Insurance & Technology is proud to present the eight outstanding senior insurance technology officers receiving this year's Elite 8 Award.
Economical Pilots ILOG
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
The Economical Insurance Group is piloting ILOG JRules as part of the carrier's new automated underwriting system for commercial and personal lines of business.
Auman Heads Hartford P&C IT
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
Former Accenture partner will focus on effectiveness, efficiency and innovation.
Mission: Integration
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
As CIO of the nation's largest healthcare provider, Ron Ponder blends leadership skills with technology savvy to move WellPoint past any post-merger integration woes.
There’s No ’I’ in ’Team’
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
At Nationwide Financial, business and IT work together to reduce costs and improve processes. CIO Dennis Noice leads the charge.
Coming Soon...
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
Insurance & Technology: The Blog is on the way!
The Case for Change
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
The Hartford's Mike Byam helped transform how the carrier's personal and commercial lines do business. Now, he's driving transformation for the entire P&C technology organization.
Culture of Discipline
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
At Genworth Financial, CIO Scott McKay is transforming perceptions of IT, improving consistency of the customer experience and leveraging the culture of former parent General Electric.
Going Global
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
Paul Rix breathes new life into AIG's worldwide operations by adapting the company's global resources for local markets.
Rising to the Challenge
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance's Annaclair Kiger is taking on the supplemental insurance market.
Front-End Focus
News  |  10/12/2005  | 
Piyush Singh's front-end strategy took RLI's back-office-focused organization and built agile, user-friendly technology to match the P&C carrier's approach to business.
Constructive Discontent
News  |  10/7/2005  | 
Having transformed MetLife's e-business IT, Georgette Piligian went on to become CIO of corporate systems, and play a leading role in finance transformation and the carrier's acquisition of Travelers Life.
Partners in Strategy
News  |  10/7/2005  | 
As insurance technology continues to mature, so does the appreciation of IT - and the CIO's role - on the part of the business. In an era of increased technology investment, these factors are transforming today's senior insurance technology officers into influential strategic partners.
IBM/ACORD Deal Eyes SOA
News  |  10/7/2005  | 
Elements of IBM's Insurance Application Architecture will give ACORD reach into business processes.
Alliances & Partnerships
News  |  10/7/2005  | 
Oracle Buys Siebel; Business Objects Acquires SRC; Fiserv Offers Aetna; KIG Taps DocASSURE; ASK, IdeaStar Team; Open Text in Sync With InSystems
Real-Time World
News  |  10/7/2005  | 
Insurers use automation and wireless technology to deliver services to customers faster, reveals InformationWeek 500.
The Sun Will Come Out
News  |  10/7/2005  | 
Before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, business continuity plans and partners help insurance entities weather the storm.
Contract News
News  |  10/7/2005  | 
OneBeacon Calls 911; Chubb Claims MS/B; Austin Mutual Licenses .Claim; Gore Mutual Selects Symbility; Security Mutual Uses Common Census; Main Street Chooses Guidewire; Golden Rule to Integrate Norvax; Industrial Alliance Taps Global IQX; Dongbu Relies on Accenture
Mean Season
News  |  10/7/2005  | 
Hurricane Katrina threatened insurers' already low public image, but technology gave carriers a chance to redeem their reputations through effective claims processing.
Leading by Example
News  |  10/7/2005  | 
There has been much discussion about the nature and meaning of leadership in the weeks since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but, sadly, very few actual examples of effective leadership in action.
Technical Papers
News  |  10/5/2005  | 
Industrial Alliance, (about $30 billion in assets) a national Canadian life and health insurance company headquartered in Montreal and Quebec, selected Global IQX’s (Ottawa, Ontario) automation solution systems to streamline sales, underwriting and renewal processes.


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