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Former IBAS president Wasylenko acclaimed to CSIO board

April 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Sheldon Wasylenko is among the brokers acclaimed Tuesday to the board of directors of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO). Wasylenko previously served as president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan. He also serves on the board

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How Tech Will Change What You Do

March 11, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Improved data technologies will soon transform the insurance model, changing you from an insurance professional who underwrites and sells policies into a holistic risk advisor.

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Tipping point

March 7, 2018 Rick Orr Owner, Account Executive Orr Insurance Brokers Inc.

APIs liberate the broker channel from the inefficiencies caused by individual market solutions for data exchange.

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2018 Outlook: Denis Dubois, President, COO, Desjardins General Insurance Group

December 29, 2017 Denis Dubois

Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry will continue to evolve rapidly in 2018 in response to accelerating technology, changing customer expectations and climate change. Technology is a double-edged sword for insurers. Vehicles are safer than ever thanks to multiple sensors

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2018 Outlook: Nick Creatura, President, CEO, CNA Canada

December 29, 2017 Nick Creatura

The rapidly evolving environment of recent years has laid bare the need for insurers to focus attention on three core issues — talent, technology, and brand experience — to ensure relevance and success in the face of strong and emerging

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2018 Outlook: Jean-Francois Blais, President, Intact Insurance

December 29, 2017 Jean-Francois Blais

*Editor’s Note:  Jean-Francois Blais retires as Intact President effective Jan. 1, 2018. His contribution to our 2018 CEO Outlook pre-dated his retirement announcement. The insurance industry is facing potential disruption. Insurers are tackling several longer-term trends including the sharing economy,

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Tech only one part of value proposition: broker association

December 5, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Technology advancements may seem like a competitive advantage in the broker channel, “but they have the potential to be a neutralizer” as well, the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario cautioned Tuesday. Some brokers have already dabbled with technology by offering

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Insurer exploration of artificial intelligence accelerating: InsurTechTO speaker

November 7, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

It is still “early days” for most insurers in Canada when it comes to employing artificial intelligence (AI), but exploration and use of the techniques is accelerating very quickly, Greg McCutcheon suggested Monday during InsurTechTO in downtown Toronto. “I would

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Allianz trials blockchain prototype for the captive insurance market

November 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

International insurance transactions can be significantly accelerated and simplified, suggests a trial by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) involving the successful implementation of a blockchain prototype for the captive insurance market. “We are currently seeing many blockchain applications in

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InsurTechTO, November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Try to distill all of the lessons and insights imparted by speakers at the inaugural InsurTechTO conference into a single prescription, and you might get this: Technological change is everywhere in the insurance industry, and you’d better do way, way

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Measuring Up: The 2017 National Broker Survey

October 20, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Canadian Underwriter’s inaugural National Broker Survey polled brokers across the country on issues such as technology and attracting qualified professionals.

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Aite Group introduces vendor evaluation framework, p&c insurance transforming

October 18, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Aite Group has introduced a proprietary vendor evaluation framework that the global research and advisory firm reports will serve as an actionable guide for market participants looking for viable third-party vendor solutions and services. “I think the biggest problem for