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Why Ozzy Osbourne is a factor for actuaries to consider

December 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Properly segmenting data within an “ocean” of information can make the difference between champ and chump, speakers suggested at KPMG’s recent insurance conference. “I think the biggest change that most people are grappling with is the amount of data that

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Must-have for insurers to underwrite overland flood

September 26, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Artificial intelligence and data analytics is one reason some Canadian insurers are underwriting residential flood coverage, speakers said Tuesday during an industry conference. “Here is an opportunity that we took to really look at the massive data sets we worked

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Data Converging

September 21, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor; and Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

True, it is all about data these days. That said, determining how best to employ the ever-growing store of internal and external data is necessary to gain forward-looking insights. For Canada’s property and casualty insurance market, knowing what to do with data to meet customer needs and demands will likely prove the end-game.

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Insurance industry ‘struggling to be more agile:’ analytics summit speaker

July 7, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance providers need to use technology to improve their customers’ experience, but sometimes regulation gets in the way, speakers suggested at a recent conference. The insurance industry is “struggling to speed up the process of being more agile,” said Paul

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Brokers taking the initiative to embrace digital transformation: Insurance Analytics Canada speaker

July 4, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Many brokers are taking the bull by the horns and embracing digital transformation, with or without the help of insurers, a speaker suggested last week at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit in downtown Toronto. Greg McCutcheon, president of Markham, Ont.-based

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No need for ‘massive upfront investment’ to get data analytics to work: Insurance Analytics summit speaker

June 29, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance professionals who are implementing data analytics need to focus on what they want to achieve and need to deliver value quickly to senior business leaders, a Travelers Canada executive suggested Thursday at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit. “The focus

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Data analysis may start to focus more on modelling the process than the data itself, CIFF speakers suggest

May 29, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Data analysis may start to focus more on modelling the process than the data itself, speakers suggested last week at the Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF). Although modelling began decades ago to model the process of financial catastrophes, there is

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Facebook a ‘critical part’ of financial service providers’ marketing strategy: CSIO speaker

April 17, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance providers need to consider mobile computing devices and targetting prospective customers at certain stages of their life, a Facebook Canada official recently told members of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations. “Think mobile first,” said Robert Geller, a

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Canadian executives investing in tech skills training, but still struggle to keep up with technology change: PwC Canada

March 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Polled Canadian organizations are struggling to keep up with constant technology change despite executives viewing digital strategy, cyber security and data analytics as quite or highly important skills to their businesses, notes a new report issued Wednesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

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Internal audit departments starting to embrace data analytics, but full potential unrealized: Protiviti survey

March 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Internal audit departments are starting to embrace data analytics, but many have far to go to achieve their full potential, according to a survey from global consulting firm Protiviti. The Embracing Analytics in Auditing report, released on Monday, involved the

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Use of technology could help to enhance compliance efforts: KPMG LLP report

March 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The majority of chief compliance officers (CCO) in the United States taking part in a KPMG LLP survey are struggling to integrate and automate compliance activities across their organizations. Six in 10 polled CCOs report “their company’s technology infrastructure has

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Global insurance CEOs concerned about skills shortages and related pace of technological change: PwC survey

February 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance CEOs have the biggest concerns in the financial services industry over skills shortages and the related pace of technological change, according to a new survey from PwC. The survey, titled Ahead of the curve: Confronting the big talent challenges