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Member Since: 5/8/2014
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Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to directing the editorial strategy of both brands, Kathy is charged with the creation and development of new products, editorial supplements, special publications and live and online events including BS&T's Executive Summit, I&T's Executive Summit, Webcasts, live custom events and executive roundtables. Kathy is a frequent speaker/moderator at financial services industry conferences, and also has presented at a number of technology company user group and sales force events, as well as numerous Webcasts sponsored by industry leaders. She is a graduate of Carleton College.

Articles by Kathy Burger

AIG Names New CEO

6/11/2014
Robert Benmosche, who led AIG's post-financial crisis recovery, will resign from board Sept. 1 and assume advisory role.

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Infrastructure Resilience: Where Do We Go After Sandy?

10/30/2013
Policymakers, communities, citizens and the private sector (including insurers) share responsibility for rethinking disaster preparedness and response, agreed participants in a Stevens Institute of Technology conference about lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy.

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6 Trends Transforming Health Insurance

8/12/2013
Enhanced infrastructures, consolidation and great reliance on vendor services are among the trends SunGard sees shaping the industry four-and-a-half months out from the Jan. 1, 2014, implementation of key Obamacare provisions.

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Aflac Names New CIO

7/17/2013
Julia K. Davis hired as SVP/CIO; former CIO at American Safety Insurance replaces Michael Boyle, who has left the insurer.

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Selective Appoints New CIO

5/9/2013
Gordon Gaudet, most recently director and co-lead of Deloitte Consulting's Insurance Core Systems Transformation practice, will have responsibility for all IT operations at the P&C insurer.

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Big Data Not Yet A Best Practice In Insurance

3/18/2013
Big data is a hot topic across the insurance industry, but many carriers are stymied by the challenges of making a business case for the types of systems and infrastructure investments required to support a big data strategy, says Martina Conlon, a principal in the insurance practice of Novarica.

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Seen & Heard at I&T’s 2012 Executive Summit

11/30/2012
Hot topics at Insurance & Technology’s recent Executive Summit in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., included the need to align insurance marketing and IT functions, how to overcome barriers to customer engagement, and an assessment of the insurance industry’s initial response to Superstorm Sandy (which occurred less than one week before the Executive Summit). Along with the discussion was high-level networking and I&T’s annual Elite 8 Awards Ceremony. Participants in this year’

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Andrew Made the Insurance Industry Stronger: Marsh's Pieroni

8/24/2012
The scope, destruction and costs of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 forced the insurance industry to revamp everything from risk forecasting to claims management. Marsh's Chief Operating Officer William Pieroni says technology has been key to helping insurers up their game when it comes to catastrophe response.

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8 Insurance Industry Impacts of Hurricane Andrew

8/24/2012
Technology, regulation, construction and the P&C insurance industry itself all have changed since – and in some instances, because of – Hurricane Andrew, the category 5 storm that made landfall in south Florida on August 24, 1992. Here are eight ways that the catastrophe changed the way insurance companies do business.

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Learning the Lessons of Hurricane Andrew

8/21/2012
Hurricane Andrew caused more than $26 billion in reported damage, but also inspired the insurance industry to transform the ways it manages claims and provides customer service. Insurance & Technology examines the changes, challenges and lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew in a series of special reports.

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5 Reasons Why Hurricane Andrew Still Matters

8/21/2012
In the 20 years since Hurricane Andrew hit south Florida on August 24, 1992, there have been more damaging hurricanes and natural catastrophes, but no other event has had as much impact on the insurance industry. To kick off I&T’s special coverage of Hurricane Andrew’s 20th anniversary, here’s a look at the catastrophe and how it has changed the industry.

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Ginni Rometty, Golf and Technology Strategy

8/21/2012
IBM's recently named CEO has been in the headlines, not because of a big deal or technology announcement, but because of golf club Augusta National's now-rescinded no-women-members policy. What's wrong with this picture?

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5 Customer Experience Concepts Insurers Can Learn from Yahoo’s New CEO

7/26/2012
Just because the background of Yahoo’s high-profile new CEO, former Google executive Marissa Mayer, is in engineering doesn’t mean she doesn’t have some valuable insights about customer experience and engagement. As insurers grapple with these concepts, it could be helpful to review these insights from the woman who is charged with putting them into practice at long-struggling Yahoo.

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Keep It Simple, Insurers

7/24/2012
Policy administration modernization and replacement projects traditionally have been among the most costly, complex and risky initiatives insurance IT organizations oversee. There's got to be a better way, and an increasing number of insurers are looking for alternatives.

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Extreme Weather in the US: Is It Climate Change or a Historical Pattern?

7/6/2012
Devastating wildfires that have destroyed at least 347 homes in Colorado and cost more than $11 million to control. A bizarre derecho storm that killed 22 people and left 4.3 million people without electricity across 10 states. Record heat across the United States. It’s highly unusual – or is it? This summer’s extreme weather has many observers pointing to climate change and global warming as the cause; others argue it’s all part of long-term weather patterns. Either way,

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The Supreme Court Rules on the Affordable Care Act: What It Could Mean for Insurers

6/29/2012
The Supreme Court’s five-to-four ruling that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision is constitutional because it is a tax is having many immediate consequences. It surprised many observers, positioned Chief Justice John Roberts as one of the most influential Chief Justices in history, gave President Obama a victory, and inspired Mitt Romney and other Republicans to declare they would overturn the legislation. But what will be the long-term impact? Here are opinions, r

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