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How P&C can keep human connections within digital insurance

August 20, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

While the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated P&C’s digitization investments, the need for human connection within digital insurance should not be overlooked, a digital identity firm says. “As the insurance industry accelerates its pace towards digitization, we must keep in mind

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Brokerages accelerating digital transformation in face of COVID-19

August 4, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

COVID-19 has “forced” companies in Canada and the U.S. to accelerate digital transformation efforts, and property and casualty brokerages are no exception. According to Ernst & Young (EY), this sudden accelerated digitization has been “forced” on Canadian companies “in ways

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The role of digital transformation in Westland’s acquisition strategy

January 14, 2021 by Jason Contant

Expanded opportunities for digital transformation are one of the key reasons behind Westland Insurance Group Ltd.’s recent acquisition of Storm Insurance Group, Westland told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. British Columbia-based Westland closed its acquisition of Storm Jan. 7. Storm operates under

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So you’re going digital. How much speed do you need?

November 3, 2020 by David Gambrill

While the global COVID pandemic may have sharpened the insurance industry’s focus on providing digital solutions to customers quickly, the speed at which the industry can move remains limited by traditional barriers such as a carrier’s organizational culture, regulation, and

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Elevate your commercial business

October 21, 2020 Catherine Smola, president, CEO, Centre for Study of Insurance Operations

Top 5 reasons why commercial lines real-time quoting should be a priority

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Digitizing your brokerage? Pay attention to the ‘frozen middle’

June 21, 2019 by Jason Contant

What’s the secret to successful digital transformation? The key is to get buy-in from the lower levels of the organization, said Paul Chapman, chief information officer (CIO) at Box Inc., a provider of cloud content management and file-sharing service for

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5 questions to answer before transforming your business

June 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

So you want to change the way you do business. Great. But before you start turning things upside down, ask yourself five key questions to make sure you’re going to do it properly. Transforming business and the culture within it

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Why digital transformation gives brokers the edge over directs

May 14, 2019 by David Gambrill

It’s a common misperception that large direct insurance companies have lots of money to invest in the best, most innovative technology, creating a divide between them and smaller, “have not” brokerages. But digital transformation is actually levelling the playing field

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Marketers Rising

March 4, 2019 Robyn Croll, Vice President, Customer Insights, Goose Digital

Once considered a line item on the expense chart, marketers are now starting to reach the executive levels of brokerages – and here’s why

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Why less is better for digital transformation

March 1, 2019 by Jason Contant

Companies looking to undergo a digital transformation should follow the expression “more is not always better” when it comes to selecting system integrators and vendors, a speaker said Wednesday at the Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference in Toronto. During the transformation process,

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One way for a mutual insurer to “own the pace of its transformation”

May 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

A mutual insurer in Alberta has partnered with software provider Mutual Concept Computer Group (MCCG) to “own the pace of their transformation.” By incorporating MCCG’s Online Quoting Solution, Mennonite Mutual Insurance Co. (Alberta) Ltd. (MMI) will be able to simplify

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Worldwide small- and medium-sized business IT spending to top US$676 billion in 2021: International Data Corporation

July 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Total IT spending by small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the globe will approach US$568 billion in 2017 and increase by more than $100 billion to exceed US$676 billion in 2021, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC, the