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Industry must innovate or become irrelevant, conference speaker cautions

August 31, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

The insurance industry will likely face what could be its biggest shift ever over the next decade and successful navigation will demand greater collaboration with a wider group of organizations, Mike Key, SAP’s vice president of business development, Global Core

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Alberta’s new insurance policy for TNCs a first for a Canadian province, policy available July 1

June 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A new insurance policy for transportation network companies (TNCs) is available to insurance firms licensed in Alberta as of July 1, in line with the provincial government’s recently announced TNC framework geared at promoting fairness and road safety. The insurance

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Quebec’s financial services regulator creates fintech working group

June 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Quebec’s financial services regulator, has announced the creation of a financial technology (fintech) working group whose primary mandate is to analyze technological innovations in the sector and anticipate regulatory and consumer protection issues. “The

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GM Canada announces expansion of work on autonomous and connected vehicle technology

June 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

General Motors (GM) Canada announced on Friday an expansion of its engineering and software work in the country to support the development of “innovative new automotive systems and technologies for the future.” GM said in a press release that it

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Insurance industry needs to catch up, huge advantage for first-movers in sharing economy: Nelis

June 6, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The sharing economy is not a new concept, but because it moves so quickly today, the insurance industry must innovate to catch up and reap the benefits, David Nelis, national CoE leader – casualty for Aon Risk Services, suggested last

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Silicon Valley startup accelerator launches new insurance innovation platform

May 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Plug and Play Tech Center, a Silicon Valley global technology accelerator and venture fund, announced that it has partnered with the world’s largest reinsurer – Munich Re – to create what it is calling the first ever accelerator program

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IBAO president anticipates ‘bright future for brokers who are willing to change’

March 29, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The insurance industry may not be known for technological innovation, but there is a future for brokers who are willing to change, speakers said Tuesday during the annual general meeting of the Insurance Brokers of Toronto Region. “The only thing