Insurance Systems Insights
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
6th February 2017
William Wagner, CMO/Vice President of Marketing, Cloud Lending Solutions
Online lenders have been disrupting the lending ecosystem by combining innovation with advanced financial technology to improve borrower experience, address underserved markets, and reduce operating costs.
In 2014, the US marketplace lending origination volume was around... read more
3rd February 2017
Daniel Liptrott, Managing Director at NCC Group
Many organisations use business-critical cloud hosted applications to carry out day-to-day operations, but some may not be aware of the potential consequences of losing access to this software.
Organisations that outsource these applications must ensure that access to the information held is... read more
31st January 2017
Fran Reed, Global Regulatory Strategy, FactSet
In early 2015, the Obama White House Council of Economic Advisors reported that high investment commission fees lead to conflicted investment advice which cost investors an estimated $17 billion a year. With a broad surge in Google searches, investors previously unaware of... read more