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Half of surveyed CEOs plan to adopt cognitive computing by 2019: IBM study

July 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Half of surveyed chief executive officers across the globe plan to adopt cognitive computing by 2019, according to a recent study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBM IBV). The study, titled Accelerating enterprise reinvention: how to build

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Majority of global financial institutions to ramp up transformation initiatives over next year, Accenture survey finds

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An Accenture survey of nearly 800 financial services executives across Europe, Asia and North America found that more than half of financial institutions plan to increase their investments in major corporate transformation initiatives, or “change programs,” over the next 12

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Canadian firms may be overconfident in their cybersecurity preparedness: FICO survey

June 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian firms, particularly those in the telecommunications sector, may be overconfident in their cybersecurity preparedness, according to a recent survey conducted by research and consultancy firm Ovum for Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO. For the survey, Ovum conducted telephone interviews

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François Dagneau appointed CEO of Canadian branch of Arch Reinsurance Company

June 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Arch Reinsurance Company announced on Friday that François Dagneau will be appointed to the position of chief executive officer of its Canadian branch this month. Dagneau will replace Patrick McGuiness, who is retiring from Arch, the company said in a

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43% of companies achieving positive outcomes from digital transformation investments: XL Catlin-sponsored survey

June 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than four in 10 companies surveyed for an XL Catlin-sponsored study have reported achieving positive outcomes from digital transformation investments, especially those using digital technology at all levels of operations, from supply chains and distribution networks to compliance activities

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Innovation-based disruption in personal lines insurance will drive new business models: Conning

May 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Technology-focused investments are pushing business model changes across industries, and insurance is not immune to these pressures, a new study by global investment management firm Conning suggested. Released on Wednesday, the study examines the changes that are underway in personal

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U.S. personal lines carriers investing in insurtech for early information on new ideas, competitive advantage: Novarica

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Personal lines carriers in the United States are using insurtech to focus on diverse research and development efforts, analytics, improved self-service capabilities (including mobile platforms) and core systems upgrades with an eye to the future, suggests a new report from

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Silent cyber a big issue, most companies with insurance book have exposure: AIR Worldwide’s Stransky

April 25, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Silence is decidedly not golden when it comes to cyber risk, Scott Stransky, assistant vice president and principal scientist for AIR Worldwide, suggested to Canadian Underwriter in advance of the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition. Silent cyber

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Investments to fight cyber breaches must include technology, people and risk transfer: WTW cyber head

April 24, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Considering human risk is essential when determining how best to combat data breaches and associated costs, but the human element is routinely overshadowed by technology in organizational efforts to bolster cyber security, says Anthony Dagostino, global head of

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Damage to reputation/brand gets social, cyber jumps higher on risk list: Aon survey

April 24, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Social media is amplifying the impact of the top-ranked risk for businesses – damage to reputation and brand – while cyber risk has fully entrenched itself in the Top 10, becoming the number one risk for respondents in

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Sonnet ‘first step in a multi-step journey’: Economical’s SVP and chief marketing officer

April 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Fully online insurance company Sonnet is the “first step in a multi-step journey” and the learnings from that process will be applied back to other parts of Economical Insurance’s business, Economical senior vice president and chief marketing officer Michael Shostak

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RMS releases new class of cyber-physical risk modelling for property insurers

April 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

RMS has expanded its range of cyber models to include a new class of so-called cyber-physical models in a bid to answer the increasing related risk of insurance losses from hackers targeting control systems linked to the Internet. These cyber-physical