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Taking Flight

March 15, 2019 Kabir Shaal, Co-founder, VP of Client Services, Drone Software Canada Inc.

Planning to use drone technology? 3 considerations that will help your ROI to take off

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Massive Take-Up for New CRU VUE Program Reported

June 4, 2018 by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, June 4, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Launched only 14 days ago, the new CRU VUE Roof Image Program is currently running 8 separate two-person teams across Ontario and will be adding another 4 teams in the coming week. Since initial roll-out,

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Third-party drone services developing, immediate post-incident use still a challenge

September 8, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A trend seems poised to take flight whereby companies in need of drone services to gain specific insights will increasingly tap the expertise of third-party providers. “I think third-party companies who provide services utilizing drones will be more common than

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U.S. Geological Survey scientists to track effects of historic Lake Ontario flooding

July 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced on Friday that they will be conducting field work to gather up-to-date information to help emergency managers track and respond to historic levels of flooding on Lake Ontario. The scientists will begin

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More drone activity anticipated, safety-first approach essential: SCOR newsletter

June 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An agile and flexible response by all parties is needed in light of the new and little-understood risks expected to emerge with the anticipated increase in drone activity over the next few years, SCOR experts write in a recent technical

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Unlicensed operators responsible for more near misses involving drones: study

June 6, 2017 Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – A new study says there are more drones in the air than piloted aircraft and the numbers of close calls between the two continue to rise. The University of Calgary study, published online in the Journal of Unmanned

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Loss adjusting innovation emerging in light of insurance claims for forest fires: Cunningham Lindsey

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Greater complexity in insured losses sparked by forest fires has produced a bright spot: innovation in how loss adjusters are tackling these events, suggests a new review from Cunningham Lindsey. Released Tuesday, the company’s 2017 Major and Complex Loss Review

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Canadians want more regulatory review of emerging technologies: Accenture

May 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadians prioritize regulatory reviews of drones, autonomous vehicles and online user agreements above those of other emerging technologies, according to new research from global professional services company Accenture. For the research, an Ipsos I-Say panel interviewed a sample of 1,003

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Damage to reputation/brand gets social, cyber jumps higher on risk list: Aon survey

April 24, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Social media is amplifying the impact of the top-ranked risk for businesses – damage to reputation and brand – while cyber risk has fully entrenched itself in the Top 10, becoming the number one risk for respondents in

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Enhancements to Alberta wildfire regulations take effect

April 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

New wildfire protection regulations have taken effect in Alberta. The enhancements to the Forest and Prairie Protection Act regulations took effect on March 31, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry noted in a press release issued last week. The enhancements include: new

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Aerial Manoeuvres

April 1, 2017 Jeffrey McCann, Vice President, Digital Strategy, Shaw Sabey & Associates

Brokers will play a critical role as trusted risk management advisors in the rapidly expanding drone industry. Brokers need to inform their customers that as soon as the rotors are turning, a standard general liability policy no longer responds, and either an aviation policy or an endorsement is required.

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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)