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Uber autonomous vehicle testing resumes in Toronto

December 20, 2018 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Uber Technologies Inc. says its self-driving vehicles have returned to the streets of Toronto in a modified program after it halted testing earlier this year when one of its autonomous vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

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Why insurers should invest in omnichannel strategies

December 19, 2018 by Jason Contant

With strategic investment in digital initiatives and omnichannel, insurers can become more customer-centric, achieve growth and lower costs, Ernst & Young (EY) said recently. Digital and omnichannel is one of five key issues and trends that should be on the

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How not to deal with a ransomware attack

December 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Your client should never have to negotiate with a cyber criminal even if that client has suffered a ransomware attack, cyber security experts advise. Ransomware is a type of computer malware that prevents clients from either using their computers or

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Calgary claims vendor now owned by CoreLogic

December 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

CoreLogic Inc. announced Wednesday it has closed its acquisition of Symbility Solutions Inc. Irvine, Calif.-based CoreLogic – which provides risk data on properties to property and casualty insurers – already owned 28% of Symbility, a Calgary-based vendor of claims processing

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How ransomware can become a broker’s cyber selling point

December 18, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokers placing cyber coverage for healthcare clients may want to take note of a new survey that found for many Canadian businesses, ransomware isn’t a one-time occurrence. Of those polled that said they knew of a ransomware attack in their

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Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

December 17, 2018 Christopher Reynolds - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The flying cars depicted in science fiction classics such as “Blade Runner” and “The Fifth Element” have long been seen as flights of fancy, but their arrival is closer than you think. At least a dozen companies are prototyping or

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Not all Ontario schools follow this cyber security rule

December 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Some former school board employees can still look at children’s records – including address and date of birth – over the Internet because their access to this system has not been revoked, the Auditor General of Ontario suggested in a

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How ‘exponential era technologies’ bedevil insurers

December 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

How you deal with the always-connected consumer will determine whether an insurtech will eat your lunch, speakers suggested at KPMG Canada’s annual insurance conference. “Digital is oxygen these days. If you are not digitizing your products and your service, you

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Why your brokerage needs a lead management system

December 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokerages going through a major transformation such as a merger should consider a lead management system, recommends the CEO of a brokerage that underwent a merger in 2015. “Really focus on a lead management system because otherwise you’ll have no

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Is 2019 the year of hyper-personalized, omnichannel insurance in Canada?

December 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

Meeting consumers where they already are by moving towards an omnichannel strategy is one of the trends that will reshape the Canadian insurance industry in 2019, a market intelligence agency predicts. The application programming interface (API) mindset and integrated omnichannel

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This commercial insurers’ concern caught the auditor general’s attention

December 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Concerns from insurers about boiler explosions has prompted an Ontario safety watchdog to recommend more regulatory oversight of pressure vessels and boilers used in wineries and other agricultural operations, the auditor general noted in a recent report. “Ontario is the only

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Privacy breach hotel faces class action in Canada

December 11, 2018 Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Canadians who stayed at Marriott International Inc. and Starwood Canada ULC hotels are taking legal action against the companies following a security breach. At least three proposed class actions have been launched in Toronto and Montreal against the