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Canada’s road to pre-filled home insurance data

June 27, 2019 by Jason Contant

Where is Canada now on its journey towards using pre-fill data for Canadian home insurance application forms? Step 1 in the process is isolating which questions on the form use data that can be pre-filled. A standard home insurance form

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One way to minimize double entry of data

June 19, 2019 by Jason Contant

One question often on the minds of brokers is how do they better digitize their processes and minimize the amount of data they have to enter into various systems. “Our position is that data should be created in a digital

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A new way of looking at hackathons

June 18, 2019 by Jason Contant

Thinking of hosting a hackathon, but tired of watching participants build yet another app for the Apple Store? Here’s a new twist on the standard hackathon: try building an application programming interface (API) to help replace an older system, said

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Do you need an API product manager?

June 14, 2019 by Jason Contant

Are you working with enough application programming interfaces (APIs) that you need an API product manager? Mark O’Neill, VP analyst at research and advisory firm Gartner, recommends that companies create such a role within their organization. The role doesn’t necessarily

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Big Moves – Former CSIO chairman now at Applied

June 10, 2019 by Canadian Underwriter

Steve Whitelaw has joined broker management system vendor Applied Systems

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Guess who’s in the flood prevention business now

May 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

We’ve seen forensic engineering firms apply remediation methods to commercial and residential properties that were affected by flood damage. But now, as flooding has become more severe, they are in the vanguard of building comprehensive and tailored flood prevention and

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How Ontario got it right on surety

May 30, 2019 by Jason Contant

The federal government should follow Ontario’s lead in addressing contractor insolvency before the federal budget bill becomes law, says the Surety Association of Canada (SAC). The federal budget bill, Bill C-97, was tabled in March and passed second reading on

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CU Total Loss Series: To repair, or not to repair?

April 17, 2019 by David Gambrill

Total Loss Series, Part 1:  Cycle Times Imagine Canada’s auto insurance industry saving millions of dollars each year in total loss costs and passing that along to Canadian drivers in the form of premium decreases. And all by simply reducing

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Applied Systems acquires TechCanary

April 10, 2019 by Jason Contant

Broker management system provider Applied Systems announced Wednesday it has acquired TechCanary. TechCanary is a cloud-based insurance customer relationship management (CRM) system built natively on the Salesforce.com platform for brokerages, managing general agencies (MGA), wholesalers and insurers. Details of the

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Industry veteran Steve Whitelaw joins Applied Systems

April 5, 2019 by Jason Contant

Applied Systems has appointed Steve Whitelaw as vice president of industry and partner relations for the Canadian marketplace. With more than 20 years of technology leadership and industry relations experience, Whitelaw was previously vice president of IT planning, execution and

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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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Steps to scale innovation at your company

March 8, 2019 by Jason Contant

Scaling innovation across a business can be a challenge, as most organizations start innovation in a “pocket, team or lab,” a speaker said late last month at the Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference. Simon Chan, head of corporate innovation thought leadership at