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JLT Re expands analytical modelling capability in Canada

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

JLT Re, the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy and part of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, announced on Monday that it has combined forces with flood modelling company KatRisk to provide flood risk modelling capabilities to clients “across

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Tech and talent crunch among six major forces shaping Canadian P&C insurance in 2017: EY

February 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A “potent combination” of technological change, talent pressure, customer expectations and cyber risks is forcing Canada’s property and casualty (P&C) insurers to embrace innovation more urgently than ever in 2017, according to a new report from EY. EY’s 2017 P&C

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82% of security operations centres of reviewed organizations vulnerable to cyber attack: HP

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Security operations centres (SOCs) south of the border are falling below target maturity levels, leaving 82% of reviewed organizations vulnerable to cyber security attacks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) concludes in a new white paper issued Tuesday. The finding is worrisome

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Record number of M&A deals closed in last two weeks of 2016: Willis Towers Watson

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A record number of merger and acquisition deals – 72 – were closed in the last two weeks of 2016, compared to just 48 deals for the same period in 2015, according to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest Quarterly Deal

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More than 40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020: Gartner

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by “citizen data scientists,” according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based information technology research and advisory

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Emerging technologies still discussed more than deployed by U.S. insurers, but balance is shifting: Novarica

January 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

While “hot” topic areas like social media, mobile, analytics, big data, cloud, digital and Internet of Things (IoT) are still discussed more than they are deployed in most cases in the insurance industry in the United States, the balance is

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ICBC identifies over 3,000 possible fraud alerts on open claims with new analytics software

December 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has discovered 3,300 possible fraud alerts on open claims over the last three years following a review with a new analytics tool. ICBC reported on Thursday that it has signed a five-year agreement

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Executives want insurance decision-making to be faster: PwC report

June 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Executives want decision-making to be faster, especially in insurance, banking and healthcare, according to a report released earlier this week by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The 2016 Big Decision Survey, released on Monday, focused on how enterprises around the world, including Canada,

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Enterprises struggling to manage big data flows: global survey

June 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Big data is proving to be bad data for some surveyed enterprises, with almost nine in 10 reporting they believe they are flowing bad data into their data stores, note results of a global survey issued Wednesday by StreamSets. The

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Big data and analytics, cloud computing, mobility solutions and tech start-up firms driving U.S. insurance IT spending market

May 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Big data and analytics, cloud computing, mobility solutions and tech start-up firms are among the emerging trends driving the insurance IT spending market in the United States, according to global technology research and advisory company Technavio. Technavio’s report on the

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Mobile app benefits discussed at Insurance Analytics Canada conference

May 16, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

As one of the brokerages that was “significantly affected” by the Fort McMurray wildfires, Sharp Insurance was able to contact every single one of its clients using analytics, attendees to the Insurance Analytics Canada conference heard on Friday. “We were

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Analyzing new sources of data can help insurers create direct link with customers: speaker

May 13, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Insurers that collect and analyze new data sources – including from sensors – could create direct links with customers, without the need for intermediaries, and promote enhanced personalization, Steve LaValle, a principal at Ernst & Young (EY), suggested during an