Bertrand Portier

Can blockchain help tackle the insurance industry’s data challenges?

The challenge of data authenticity and data controls in the insurance industry continues to grow at a time when regulators are increasing data security requirements. Regulators do not consistently request data from insurance carriers across all states and may be looking at incorrect, incomplete or outdated data. Carriers only share minimal information because they do […]

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Three New Year’s resolutions in 2019 for your blockchain success

About a year ago, I wrote a blog post on my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 blockchain success. They were lead with business, understand the network type, understand the path to productive use, know why you are choosing blockchain, and make sure your architecture is ready. I tried to stick to these resolutions in 2018 […]

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Blockchain in insurance: Five reasons why openIDL will succeed

As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, I have spent the last two and a half years working on blockchain with our U.S. banking and insurance clients. More recently, I have been the IBM technical executive overseeing open Insurance Data Link (openIDL), the insurance network partnership with the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS). It’s been very […]

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Five considerations for blockchain applied to data privacy and GDPR

People share with the world data about themselves that used to be considered private, all of this in exchange for “likes”, comments or coupons. Actually, even when I don’t want to, I need to share private and personal data digitally with my doctor or my insurance. As a result, I receive letters from some of […]

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Five New Year’s resolutions for your blockchain success

I work with banking, financial services and insurance clients on blockchain. As you can imagine, 2017 was busy! While all these initiatives started with good intentions, some ended up not providing the value I had hoped — many things worked, and many didn’t. Now I want to share with you what I learned in 2017, […]

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