Sent on November 15, 2017

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Allstate, Waze partner on roadside service
15 NOV 2017 | Allstate has announced a new partnership with GPS navigation provider Waze to offer roadside assistance to drivers via its Good Hands Service. As part of the agreement, Waze will work with Allstate Roadside Services to connect policyholders to the insurer and make requesting help easier through its mobile app.
Top three insurtech trends to look out for: Crawford
15 NOV 2017 | The risk and insurance industry is on “the cusp of significant technological change”, and there are three broad trends to watch out for in the insurtech space.
Talking Insurtech With Regulators
14 NOV 2017 | It is no secret: Investors are pouring money into insurtech startups with the goal of transforming the insurance industry. This increased investment is fueling not only growth in the industry, but also growth in the number of conferences, expos and seminars that allow companies to promote their products.
Allianz Worldwide Partners Perfects Travel Insurance Offers
14 NOV 2017 | Travel protection products and services provider, Allianz Worldwide Partners, has launched its third-generation ancillary revenue optimization platform known as Fusion CORE.
Insurers can lead in disruption affecting multiple industries
13 NOV 2017 | By now, you may have heard lots of talk about “ecosystems,” and the way they are reshaping the way we collaborate and innovate. Ideas and data flow from one entity or participant to another, enriching all in the process.
Insurtech shakes up insurance industry
13 NOV 2017 | AGE-OLD insurance companies are facing disruption from emerging startups less than half their age, as insurtech companies leverage technology to plug the gaps in the insurance space.
Incumbents could be relegated, if tech giants come for re/insurance
10 NOV 2017 | Incumbent insurance and reinsurance firms could be relegated if tech-savvy, customer focused players like Amazon or Google decide to enter the sector in a meaningful way, and it looks like at least one of these giants is preparing its first foray.
Insurtech start-up introduces drone package for property claims
10 NOV 2017 | Insurtech start-up Betterview has released a commercial drone inspection package to allow insurers to capture, organise and analyse imagery of buildings and property.
Sun Life Financial to host insurtech expo for staff in Toronto
10 NOV 2017 | Sun Life Financial is about to embark on its next step towards understanding and utilising insurtech innovations at the cutting edge of the industry. Insurtech – or insurance technology – is sometimes referred to as a “disruptor” to the industry
10 Essential Talents to Leverage Insurtech
09 NOV 2017 | Many insurance carriers love insurtech because it can help them become more operationally excellent. A growing number realize that this is not sufficient and that they should deploy insurtech to reinvent the way they engage with customers, as well.
Insurtech-Led TPA, Advent Claims, to Administer Claims for Principia Underwriting
09 NOV 2017 | Advent Claims, the insurtech-led claims third party administrator (TPA), announced it has signed an agreement to administer all claims for Aquila Underwriting-backed MGA, Principia Underwriting.
Insights
Insurtech: The Elephant in the Room
13 NOV 2017 | It is now time to address the Elephant in the Room. Speak to any insurance industry pundit and they will tell of an impending shake-up, of the sudden obsolescence of traditional carriers in the face of leaner, nimbler competitors and 'disruptors' under the banner of Insurtech... So it is interesting to step back a moment and examine the material impacts currently being felt by today's insurers – is 'disruption' all it's cracked up to be?
Insurance Nexus Global Trend Map #1: Industry Challenges
07 NOV 2017 | Here we examine the top internal and external challenges facing the insurance industry, as revealed by our Trend Map, for which we gathered over 1000 survey responses from insurance players around the world and consulted over 50 industry thought-leaders. It's a tough time for the insurance industry right now, with a complex raft of issues to deal with over the coming years, from regulatory and climatic change through to adverse market factors, legacy systems and the rise of Insurtech.
Agenda
CONNECTIONS 2017
13 NOV 2017 | Wynn Las Vegas, NV | This is the conference for people who use Guidewire applications, the Guidewire platform, and Guidewire collaboration tools to help inspire their teams to do new and amazing things to bring success to their organizations. More than a third of people who come to Connections are from claims, billing and policy/underwriting departments. Another third are from IT, operations, and development. They range from CIOs to software developers. They understand that mobile technology, agile methodologies, open platforms and social networking aren’t just Connections agenda items: These are the future of the insurance industry. Other attendees range from C-level executives to people who simply love the capabilities they get from using Guidewire products. They attend because they see potential for doing new things, and taking advantage of new opportunities. Many customers and partners don’t simply attend—they make the most of the agenda by bringing several team members to Connections. And better yet, they find people to collaborate with and to share stories of triumphs, failures, and “snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.”
DIA Munich 2017
15 NOV 2017 | The biggest global conference connecting insurance executives with insurtech leaders which will take place on 15-16 November 2017. 50 handpicked insurtech companies from across the globe will showcase the latest and most innovative in insurance technology - solutions that increase cost savings, boost revenues, or accelerate the digital agenda of the insurance industry in some other way. Additionally, several key notes by insurance thought leaders will address the challenges of implementing new technologies, of digital transformation and of cooperating with insurtechs. In just 2 days you will get an efficient overview of the state-of-the-art in insurtech and a shot of inspiration to further enhance digital strategies. As a valued part of our network, we would like to offer you a discount of 200 euro to attend DIA Munich. To benefit from this offer, you can register at www.digitalinsuranceagenda.com/dia-munich/#register and use the following discount code during the payment process: DIA2017DIGITALTECH200

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