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Get ready for the ‘internet of cows’: Farmers use technology to shake up agriculture

June 19, 2018 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Get ready for the “internet of cows.” Generations of farmers have relied on knowledge and family expertise to grow food, but the sector is set for a surge of disruption at the hands of made-in-Canada artificial intelligence-powered systems.

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The Digital Future of Insurance: Is Risk Passé?

June 19, 2018 Insurance-Canada.ca

TORONTO, June 19, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Risk is not passé just yet, but it is changing dramatically, and as it evolves in nature, insurance participants themselves are at risk. Don’t move too slowly – or too quickly! – but not

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One way of predicting whether a computer will take your job

June 15, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Despite a general consensus that many insurance tasks traditionally performed by humans will soon be done by computers, software still lacks some key human attributes, speakers said Wednesday at an industry panel. “If you are good at following and memorizing

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A new tool for small businesses in the fight against cybercrime

June 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

The federal government has unveiled its National Cyber Security Strategy, with which it will establish a voluntary, recognizable certification intended to enable small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to demonstrate to both businesses and consumers that they meet a baseline set

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Are independent brokerages in Canada adopting digital technology?

June 13, 2018 by Jason Contant

While independent brokerages in four countries (including Canada) are not fully embracing digital technology in 2018, Canadian brokerages are showing an increased adoption of cloud hosting, according to a new annual report from software vendor Applied Systems. Applied released Tuesday

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The untapped potential of telematics in auto claims

June 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Telematics, which records data on vehicle behaviour, is used now mainly for underwriting, but the technology can also provide a treasure trove of information for claims adjusters, one vendor suggests. Auto insurance claims adjusters could potentially use telematics to determine

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Google, Big 4 accounting firm dive into omnichannel insurance game

June 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Google and KPMG LLP are targeting insurers with clients who want to communicate in a variety of ways – whether by phone, email, text message or even snail mail. KPMG recently announced Intelligent Interactions, available now, which KPMG is offering

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How fast are standalone cyber premiums growing in Canada?

June 11, 2018 by Jason Contant

Standalone cyber insurance premiums in Canada are expected to be worth about $68 million in 2020, an increase at a compound annual growth rate of 15.8% relative to the 2016 estimate, Finaccord said Monday. Alan Leach, director of the London,

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How are your clients finding you? Follow the voice…

June 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

Using voice search is a key way for brokers to remove friction from the purchase process, Andrew Lo, president and CEO of Kanetix Ltd., said last week at Insurance Canada.ca’s Technology in Action seminar in Toronto. Lo used the example

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From days to minutes: New tech overhauls quote and bind process

June 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

The launch of the new broker technology Vyne will eliminate some of the “inefficient steps” that brokers have to take between quoting and binding, potentially reducing the quote and bind process from days or weeks to just minutes, the company

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How telematics affected this insurer’s loss ratio

June 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Could Canadian insurers cut auto claims costs by 15% by using telematics? Perhaps, if they could somehow import the experience of European insurers. An unnamed European insurer compared its auto insurance customers who were using telematics with its customers who

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Privacy Commissioner gives brokers more ammunition to sell cyber policies

June 6, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canada’s privacy commissioner is looking to add some bite to the country’s federal privacy laws. And if you need another reason to keep cyber insurance top of mind for your clients, look no further than a recent survey from the