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Research on earthquakes, tsunamis and climate change to benefit from federal investment of $46.6 million to Ocean Networks Canada

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government has provided a five-year $46.6 million investment to the University of Victoria’s (UVic) Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) to support its continued research and development. ONC pioneers ocean observatories that stream live data 24/7 to researchers across Canada

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Carpooling apps could reduce traffic 75% in New York City and help with pollution, energy usage: MIT study

January 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Using carpooling options from companies like Uber and Lyft could reduce the number of vehicles on the road in the New York City by a factor of three without significantly impacting travel time, according to a new study from the

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Sustainability in insurance gaining steam: KPMG speaker

December 9, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Although the issue of sustainability in insurance is a relatively new concept in Canada, it is one that is gaining ground throughout the world, a speaker said on Wednesday at KPMG’s 25th Annual Insurance Conference. Houston Cheng, consulting actuary and

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Growing trend toward seeking punitive, personal legal action against corporate leaders: AGCS

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

New and emerging risks are putting corporate leaders under more pressure of falling foul of investigations, fines or prosecution over alleged wrongdoing, notes a new global report issued Monday by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “There is a growing

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Canadian business executives report not doing enough to protect data, security concern over migrating to the cloud persists: Microsoft Canada

October 31, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

Skepticism over security when migrating to the cloud was voiced by almost six in 10 Canadian senior-level business leaders taking part in a Microsoft Canada Inc. survey. In all, 58% of the 711 respondents from the private and public sectors

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Insurance industry must work to reduce protection gap, burden on governments

October 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The insurance industry needs to capitalize on its unique risk understanding to reduce the financial burden on governments in light of “the daunting scale of the protection gap,” Nick Frankland, CEO of EMEA operations for Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC,

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Aegon, Allianz, Munich Re, Swiss Re and Zurich launch blockchain initiative B3i

October 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Five insurers and reinsurers – Aegon, Allianz, Munich Re, Swiss Re and Zurich – have launched the blockchain insurance industry initiative B3i, aimed at exploring the potential of distributed ledger technologies to better serve clients through faster, more convenient and

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Canadian insurers report 1.7% written premium price level increase in Q2: Willis Towers Watson CLIPS Canada survey

October 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Respondents to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey – Canada (CLIPS Canada) have reported a 1.7% written premium price level increase during the second quarter of 2016 compared to the prior year quarter. Data was contributed

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Cyber and data privacy breaches top risk for global transportation industry executives: Willis Towers Watson study

October 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The increased security threat from cyber and data privacy breaches is the number one risk on the minds of executives in the global transportation industry, according to a new report released on Monday by Willis Towers Watson (WTW). Willis Towers

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Industry must more effectively harness potential of satellite, drone and aerial technologies: Guy Carpenter’s head of cat planning & response

September 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Advances in the development of “visual intelligence” based on multiple data sources, including satellite imagery and drone footage, have the potential to significantly enhance claims and catastrophe response processes and underwriting decision making when companies harness that potential effectively, according

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Scientists use undersea drones to help predict hurricanes

September 8, 2016 Mark Pratt - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON – As Hermine worked its way up the East Coast, scientists deployed several underwater drones they say will help them better understand what sustains and strengthens hurricanes and tropical storms – and ultimately better protect life and property. The

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Report details missed opportunities to stop OPM cyber breach

September 7, 2016 Eric Tucker - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government’s computers. After secretly monitoring the hacker’s online movements for months, officials worried he was getting too close to critical information and devised a plan, dubbed “the Big