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35% of top global insurers have appointed a chief digital officer to oversee business transformation: PwC’s Strategy&

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than one-third of the world’s top insurance companies have appointed an executive – commonly known as a chief digital officer (CDO) – to oversee the digital transformation of their business, according to a new study from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy

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Global Internet of Things market expected to grow to US$561 billion by 2022: report

June 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global market for the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to grow from US$170.57 billion in 2017 to US$561.04 billion by 2022, according to a new market research report published this week by MarketsandMarkets. The market research firm said

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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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Munich Re operating result down in 2016 from 2015, new partnerships could answer changing client demands

March 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re is looking to set up partnerships that would previously not have been considered, the company reported this week in announcing the group operating result fell 16.5% to 4,025 million euros in 2016 compared to 4,819 million euros in

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Nearly half of global insurers expect to acquire new technologies through M&A in the next three years: Willis Towers Watson survey

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly three-quarters of global insurers (74%) believe that their sector has failed to show leadership in digital innovation, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) released on Thursday. The report, titled New horizons: How diverse growth strategies

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Record number of M&A deals closed in last two weeks of 2016: Willis Towers Watson

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A record number of merger and acquisition deals – 72 – were closed in the last two weeks of 2016, compared to just 48 deals for the same period in 2015, according to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest Quarterly Deal

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Ed launches global cyber academy

November 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced on Friday the launch of what it is calling the insurance industry’s first global cyber academy. The Ed Cyber Academy, which will be led by Peter Hacker, the company’s group chief innovation officer,

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Insurance firms should investigate ‘insurtechs’ to complement their own digital strategies: Gartner

October 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance sector chief information officers (CIOs) should expand their market insight concerning the innovation and disruption potential of insurance technology startups, or “insurtechs,” to complement their digital insurance strategies, according to Gartner, Inc. The Stamford, Conn.-headquartered information technology research and

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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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IBM and Majesco form five-year partnership to accelerate new global insurance services

October 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Technology company IBM announced on Monday a five-year partnership with Majesco – a global provider of core insurance software, consulting and services for insurance business transformation – to jointly offer a new cognitive, cloud-based platform to help insurance carriers worldwide

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Customer expectations require carriers to move to digitalization

August 31, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

There is a need to move beyond digitization to digitalization if insurance carriers expect to truly be prepared to address customer expectations in the digital age, Avi Greenfield, senior manager of product strategy for OpenText Exstream, said Tuesday at Insurance-Canada.ca’s

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Cyberattacks against critical infrastructure, manufacturers likely to target industrial control systems to manipulate operations: AGCS

June 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Rather than stealing data, cyberattacks against critical infrastructure and manufacturers are more likely to target industrial control systems (ICS) to manipulate or shut down operations, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) said on Wednesday. As energy, transportation or telecommunication companies,