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Deception Detection

December 6, 2019 Dan McKenzie, Principal Solution Architect, Financial Crimes, SAS

Technology should enhance your anti-fraud strategy, not replace it. Here’s why…


The human bias

June 7, 2019 Wei Ke, Managing Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners

How human decision-making and behaviours will shape your analytics and AI

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Insurance providers advised to check assumptions that younger generation is comfortable buying online

August 29, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

There is a “convergence” of attitudes towards technology across all age groups and insurance providers need to question their assumptions about buying habits of different demographic groups, speakers suggested Tuesday at the Executive Forum. “We want to make sure

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Canadian companies lag in cybersecurity investments, survey finds

May 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than three-quarters (76%) of surveyed Canadian executives believe that the number of data breach attempts on their firms will be higher in a year, yet fewer than half said that their organization’s investments in cybersecurity will increase in that

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Location, Inc. launches predictive crime analytics for Canadian market

March 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A Worchester, Mass.-based location-based data provider has launched “the highest resolution crime analytics available in Canada,” providing exclusive United States-Canadian total, violent and property crime comparisons. Dr. Andrew Schiller, CEO and founder of Location, Inc. said in a press release

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Canadian Reports and US-Reports merge to create risk solutions company Afirm

February 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

H.W. Kaufman Financial Group announced on Wednesday that it has “strategically” combined US-Reports and Canadian Reports, rebranding both companies under the name Afirm. The merger will continue their global presence and allow a single source for loss control inspection, premium

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More than 40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020: Gartner

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by “citizen data scientists,” according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based information technology research and advisory

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Biggest changes for insurers in 2017 could come from product innovation, predictive analytics, cybersecurity and digital distribution: Novarica

December 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The biggest changes for insurers in 2017 could come from product innovation, predictive analytics, cybersecurity and digital distribution, according to a new executive brief from Boston-based research and advisory firm Novarica. Released on Tuesday, the report, titled Five Potential Changes

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Digital Expectations

September 2, 2016 Chuck Ruzicka, Vice President of Research and Consulting, Novarica

Commercial lines carriers face intense competition. Investing in technology is expected to prove key to retaining and serving clients who are increasingly looking for a true digital experience. Just how are commercial lines insurers preparing to deliver that experience?

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Government’s response to 2015 OPM data breach hasn’t improved U.S. federal agencies’ security: study

May 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than half of polled federal cyber executives in the United States said they don’t agree that the government’s response to last summer’s massive Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach has improved their agency’s security. The State of Cybersecurity


Channel Surfing

April 1, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

The look of the property and casualty insurance chain in Canada, as elsewhere, is undergoing an extreme makeover. Once well-defined channels, each with its specific task for helping to distribute products, are being transformed. To some customers, where they get insurance is not as important as when and how quickly. Do channels still matter? Is it all about the customer experience now? And what does this all mean for brokers?