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Allstate Restructures, Boosting Tech's Profile
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
A new Emerging Businesses unit unites Esurance and connected car initiatives under one umbrella.
Protecting Customer Privacy at Amica
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
The implementation of sound masking technology has enhanced the privacy of meetings and client phone conversations.
Majesco to Merge With Cover-All
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
The combined company will be called ďMajescoĒ and anticipates annual revenue of more than $100 million.
Majesco Acquires Agile Technologies
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
The goal of the buy is to add consulting services to Majesco's offerings, according to the companies.
The Hunt for 'Extreme Digital' Discovers the Unexpected
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Insurers building advanced digital strategies may be seeking inspiration in the wrong places.
MetLife Taps AT&T Exec for CMO Spot
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Esther Lee will lead global brand and marketing for the life insurance carrier.
Apple, IBM Help Insurance Agents Go Mobile
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
The companies have partnered on mobile applications geared toward insurance professionals at the distributor level.
TIAA-CREF: What Digital Innovation Really Looks Like
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Joseph Sieczkowski, CTO of TIAA-CREF, says the model for how digital innovation can change a business is well documented, and financial firms can embrace it.
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
The Tech Talent Shortage Myth
News  |  12/5/2014  | 
IT executives complain about not being able to find enough skilled workers, but they're overlooking the talent that's right around them.
Insurers Expect Arms Race to Acquire Tech Capabilities
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Accenture research reveals that digital startups related to the insurance industry are prime takeover targets by carriers.
ACORD CEO Announces Retirement
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Gregory Maciag will leave his position on January 15, 2016, and serve as an advisor through 2017.
Deflecting 'Inflection Points' in Favor of the Now
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
IT leaders don't need help with inflection points, as important as they are in the long run. They need help getting things done in the short run.
XL Group Appoints Global Analytics Leader
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Tim Pitt has experience as an actuary for the company.
Building a Marketing Enablement Platform for Insurance
Commentary  |  11/26/2014  | 
Insurers struggle with how to optimize their media spending across the lifecycle, as well as across the myriad interaction points used by the now-empowered consumer.
Chief Customer Officer Joins Prudential Team
News  |  11/26/2014  | 
The new role was created to enhance the customer experience across Prudentialís US businesses.
Insurance Innovation: Changing With the Times
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
Price flexibility, telematics, and micro-segmentation are among the trends influencing business transformation in the insurance industry.
First American Names Corporate Data Strategy Leader
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
The real estate-related insurance provider has appointed Dianna Serio as executive vice president of enterprise data strategy.
Social Media in Finance: Process Is Key
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
Traditionally impulsive social media campaigns can seem riddled with risk. Insurers should adopt a process-driven approach.
Itís Time to Put Data Mastery in the Driverís 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.
ACE App Mitigates Environmental Risk
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Its mobile and Web-based platform connects and supports policyholders facing environmental emergencies.
John Hancock Rolls Out ĎGenius Barí-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.
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.
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.
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.
Security First's Werner Kruck: A Social Pioneer
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
The Florida homeowners' insurance company COO proves that a tough market doesnít mean you canít 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 Bendís 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 ó sheís also responsible for corporate strategic planning.
The Power Of Collaboration
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Ohio Mutualís 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.
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.
The Once & Future Insurance IT Leader
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Insurance & Technologyís 2014 Elite 8 CIOs have what it takes to lead in a changing and challenging business environment.
Torchmark Sends Reconciliations to the Cloud
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
A high-volume data matching solution helps the insurer improve efficiency and reduce risk.
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 thatís not right for them.
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.
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 Workmenís 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.
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.
The Need for an Intelligent Quote Engine in Life Insurance
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
An innovative and effective quote engine, backed by the insight of distinguished experts, may enable more people to buy life insurance.
Why You Shouldn't Count On General Liability To Cover Cyber Risk
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
Travelers Insurance's legal spat with P.F. Chang's over who'll pay breach costs will likely illustrate why enterprises shouldn't think of their general liability policies as backstops for cyber risk.
The Rocky Road of Modernization
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Todayís top challenges in core system replacement, from choosing a system through implementation.
New York Life Boosts Social Savvy
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
The adoption of new technologies addresses challenges in customer engagement and business growth.
Assurant Sells Specialty Group to Global Indemnity
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
The American Reliable Insurance Company unit was valued at $114 million.
Agency Tech Adoption: What Insurers Should Know
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Agencies face greater pressure to adopt new technologies and improve service. How should insurers respond?
Erie Selects Guidewire ClaimCenter
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
The system was chosen to improve flexibility and claims service.
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