Insurance Systems Insights
11th September 2017
A study of Google Trends will show you a huge spike in the mentions of ‘InsurTech’ since February 2016, and that’s because people and investors are beginning to take note of how state-of-the-art AI can enhance the insurance sphere and disrupt specific elements of the insurance value chain.
Indeed, according to PwC’s... read more
16th May 2017
Marco Borza, CEO, Advantio
When it comes to PCI DSS compliance, most organizations consider it as a one-off task, something to complete – often only after the Acquiring Banks ask to do so – and forget about once the compliance has been validated. The problem is that compliance audits only prove best-practice during a snapshot in... read more
12th April 2017
Danielle Guzman is global solutions marketing leader for Mercer, based in New York. She has over 20 years of experience as an insurance marketer and is an expert in the financial services industry. She was recently ranked #2 in the InsTech Power 100 leader board and #5 in the Women in Finance 100.
bobsguide spoke to the marketing leader about... read more
4th April 2017
Hugh Owen - Senior Vice President, Product Marketing, MicroStrategy
Every day, businesses are discovering new ways to tap into the power and potential of big data. Due to access to unprecedented amounts of information on business performance and consumer behaviour, companies are now able to refine their products and services in limitless ways.
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9th March 2017
Emil Eifrem of Neo Technology explains how Wobi, Israel’s best known price comparison website for pensions and insurance, is using graph technology to enhance its service and stay ahead of the competition
Graph databases are helping the financial sector innovate new and exciting services because, unlike traditional relational databases,... read more
3rd March 2017
James Blake, CEO of Hello Soda
Big data is an area that companies are increasingly keen to invest in, and for good reason – with more data being collected and analysed than ever before, it’s essential for companies to understand it and make use of it in the best way that they can.
Many of the decisions that are made within the... read more
23rd February 2017
Adrian Coupland, Managing Director, SSP
The increased prevalence of flooding means it is no longer just a winter issue. Recent data on natural catastrophe losses from Munich Re showed floods accounted for 34% of overall losses last year, while the number of flood events in Europe requiring insurance payouts has more than doubled since 1980.
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13th February 2017
Eric A. Sohn, CAMS, Director of Business Product, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance
The Pareto Principle (sometimes called the 80/20 Rule) is simple: the vast majority of the benefit is derived from a relatively small percentage of the effort. Whether those figures are truly 80% and 20% is immaterial; the general principle holds true that effort... read more
13th February 2017
Blockchain has been much considered by the media in recent months as a relatively new concept. As part of this discussion there are many explanations out there for what it is, and its likely advantages for financial services generally.
It is important to find some independent definitions for what blockchain actually is. One great source is the... read more
7th February 2017
Brian Sentance, CEO, Xenomorph
The economic case for cloud services is more complex than first meets the eye. Comparing any in-house supported technology to one delivered as a cloud service is inherently fraught with subjectivity; depending on your point-of-view and assumptions one could argue the business case for either side.
At first... read more