Sent on July 13, 2016

Insurtech futures: telematics the proof point for insurtech
12 JUL 2016 | Insurance telematics is a great proof point for InsurTech, according to Jonathan Hewett, vice president of Octo Telematics. Hewett told Insurance Age: "It's one of the things that work. Telematics is a lot about changing processes as well as changing the nature of the business." He further noted that when it came to car insurance, technology enabled "the innovation in types of policy, the way policies are priced and the way claims are managed".
Insurance is ready for an upgrade
12 JUL 2016 | Insurance may be widely perceived as a sleepy backwater when it comes to innovation in technology, but that’s about to change. Whether the transformations..
Life insurance Insurtech Innovation: Not An Oxymoron
11 JUL 2016 | While most insurance technology startup activity in the US is concentrated in health and auto, there are signs of life (pun intended) in the life insurance sector. Given the business model challenges reported in Eight Startups Aiming to Revive Life Insurance, optimists will see upside and big commercial white space throughout the ecosystem. People with the skills, smarts and guts to envision how life insurance could work can lead the sector in new directions.
Blockchain: the answer to life, the universe and everything?
11 JUL 2016 | Have you heard the good news? The blockchain is here – and it’s going to save everything. If you aren’t tied to the tech community, you might not have picked up on this salvation rhetoric. But you probably have heard of bitcoin, which burst into the public consciousness before imploding dramatically in 2014.
Huge growth expected in IoT healthcare market
08 JUL 2016 | Research and Markets has announced the release of a new industry report, entitled ‘The Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare: Market Analysis and Forecasts 2016–2021‘. According to the report, the healthcare industry is poised for monumental changes in the coming years, pushed forward by countless innovations in the field of connected health. These advances depend on a number of IoT technologies, applications, services, and solutions.
The Extended Policyholder Experience: Reinventing the Insurer/Customer Relationship
08 JUL 2016 | Traditionally, insurance has been viewed by many as a necessary evil. Interactions with carriers exist at the point of purchase and possibly at a point of claim, with often a lengthy gap between those two touchpoints. The Insurance Information Institute estimates that only 3.7 percent of property and 6 percent of collision policyholders file a claim in any given year.
Insurers face several challenges when it comes to innovation
07 JUL 2016 | Innovation has become a business imperative for all organizations participating in today's super competitive, global economy. Companies slow to adopt a culture of innovation supported by flawless project execution quickly find themselves susceptible to disruption and competitive challenges. The threat lies not just in forward-thinking competitors, but perhaps more importantly from new, unexpected problem-solvers. As the old adage goes: “Adapt or die.”
Insurtech, Analytics and Digital Transformation
06 JUL 2016 | Looking back over the last 6 months I have written a great deal about Insurance companies and Insurtech. One theme is that before attempting digital transformation cultural transformation is vital. And I have followed the fortunes of a pioneer 360Globalnet.Read the first blog to see how they have taken self-service to embrace the customer as well as staff.
Swiss Re: Insurers must do or die with IoT
06 JUL 2016 | LONDON, UK – Speaking at the Internet of Insurance at the M by Montcalm earlier today, Swiss Re customer technology manager Oliver Werneyer spoke at length on how insurance business models are changing in light of the opportunities presented by the Internet of Things. As a reinsurer, he said that Swiss Re does “quite a lot of research” in the area of new technologies, adding that the IoT represents an opportunity for insurers to improve their relationships with customers – and ultimately stay in business.
Telematics in insurance: beyond pricing
05 JUL 2016 | Sometimes it is difficult to believe that vehicle telematics for usage-based insurance is 20 years old. While the likes of Norwich Union and Progressive began planning and piloting long ago, most of the real activity in the market has taken place over the last few years.
Sentiment Fintechs in the East & Europe
05 JUL 2016 | The pre-referendum discussions reminded me of the fact that we have more and more noise in the markets. For me, this was a great time to look into the value of sentiment analysis, which overlaps with Artificial intelligence, Big Data analytics, and the wisdom of the crowd. All three domains are present in financial markets sentiment analysis and tools. The world is global; the world is chaotic in that a butterfly movement in Japan can initiate a tornado in the West. The world interacts, consumes, and learns from the web. The unstructured data produced is mind-boggling.
Connected Insurance Observatory: second session of the Ania-Bain think-tank
13 JUL 2016 | On Wednesday 13th July, at the Ania headquarters in Via Aldo Rossi, the Connected Insurance Observatory will be presenting a snapshot of the current innovation status in the insurance sector. The Ania-Bain think-tank has managed to bring together two thirds of the Italian insurance companies, the main international insurers and more than 15 players representing other sectors, to discuss about Insurance Internet of Things.
Insurance IoT Progress Survey Infographic: one fifth of insurers agree IoT is changing their business right now.
04 JUL 2016 | Ever wonder what your peers are thinking about how IoT will affect the insurance industry? Over 200 responded to the Insurance IoT Progress Survey and the results will give you the kick-start you need to get IoT moving in your business. With 19% agreeing that IoT is transforming their business now, these survey results will help you understand why you should be getting IoT-ready right away.
Chief Data Officer Forum Insurance 2016
15 SEP 2016 | Swissotel Chicago, Illinois, USA: The Chief Data Officer Forum Insurance 2016 which will establish a focal point of discussion for Insurance specific CDOs, CAOs and senior data professionals to evaluate the evolving demands of big data and analytics in the Insurance space and importance of championing data/analytics evangelism at an enterprise level. This highly interactive forum, will tackle some of the insurance’s industry’s most crucial topics including price optimisation, fraud analytics, predictive modelling, customer data management, disruptive innovation, embedding a data culture within your organisation and data quality. It will provide you with the tools needed to empower your data and analytics initiatives to bolster your business outcomes. No matter the maturity of your organisation, the two day conference will enable you to shift the cultural mindset to a data-centric approach to problem solving.
Profitable Data Analytics Insurance 2016
20 SEP 2016 | Featuring an unmatched lineup of data analytics experts from some of the largest Auto, Home & Property, and Life, Health & Workers Compensation insurance carriers, Profitable Data Analytics Insurance 2016 (September 20-22), takes a fully comprehensive approach to leveraging data analytics for growing customer revenues and increasing profitability.