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A new way of looking at hackathons

June 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

Thinking of hosting a hackathon, but tired of watching participants build yet another app for the Apple Store? Here’s a new twist on the standard hackathon: try building an application programming interface (API) to help replace an older system, said

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Do you need an API product manager?

June 14, 2019 by Jason Contant

Are you working with enough application programming interfaces (APIs) that you need an API product manager? Mark O’Neill, VP analyst at research and advisory firm Gartner, recommends that companies create such a role within their organization. The role doesn’t necessarily

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What four insurers say about IBAC Data Exchange

August 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Reducing the workload for human beings is one reason some insurance carriers are participating in part of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada’s Data Exchange project. “We are constantly looking for ways to eliminate manual processes, to eliminate administrative functions,

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Why Canada is said to be ahead of U.S. on real-time data exchange

August 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

When it comes to real-time data exchange, the insurance industry in Canada seems to be more on the right path than south of the border, said the CEO and co-founder of an insurtech in the United States that recently incorporated

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Why carriers should share with their competitors

August 1, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Insurance carriers selling through brokers should share, with competitors, some of the software they make to exchange data with brokers’ computer systems, speakers suggested Wednesday at the Data Exchange (D/X) launch. “We need to communicate more quickly and efficiently with

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16 carriers support broker study on API data connectivity

April 30, 2018 by David Gambrill

Ontario brokers have garnered the support of at least 16 insurance companies and “all key broker technology vendors” to participate in a study on data connectivity. The study includes discussion about an Application Programming Interface (API) tech model that would