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“Technology and the Future of Work” at Distribution Conference for Financial Services

The term shifting sands is usually used to emphasize that something changes frequently, making it difficult to deal with and thus make plans. But the need for change also can lead to great opportunity. The theme for this year’s 2019 Distribution Conference for Financial Services – “Shifting Sands: Find Your Footing” seems perfect for conveying […]

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Pushing the boundaries of policyholder experience

It is no secret that the entire insurance industry is realigning to be customer-centric. It was a central theme in almost every digitalization story at IBM Think 2019. Salesforce, an IBM partner, is a company that very well could be credited with driving the business in this direction. At the Think session, Pushing the boundaries […]

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How cloud adoption is transforming the insurance industry

Many insurance providers are now at an inflection point in their cloud transformation journey. Going beyond a “lift and shift” strategy with Infrastructure as a Service and focusing on Platform as a Service (PaaS) are the next steps for insurers in gaining cloud maturity. Applications hosted in the cloud cost less to maintain, are easier […]

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How early insurance blockchain adopters are driving practical value

As we roll into 2019, with renewed optimism and expectations, I like to reflect and look back at the year that was for blockchain in the insurance industry. Most reported efforts in the last two years were driven by industry innovators looking to learn about how to work with the technology. I worked with a […]

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Doing more with data means doing more with storage in the insurance industry

Despite the notion of insurance as a stodgy business, today’s insurance industry is arguably in the process of reinvention.  The insurance industry is hitting a developmental milestone—triggered by rapid technology and cultural changes including: Chips (e.g., GPUs) Smartphones Social media Public cloud Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Deep Learning (DL) Sensors and IoT devices, including bots, drones and […]

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Drive differentiating value and fill critical gaps with the IBM Insurance Platform

The IBM Think 2019 conference is just a couple weeks away. After many years, the conference is moving from the casinos of Las Vegas to the home of technology innovation in the beautiful city of San Francisco, CA. This year, we anticipate large attendance, and we have a really interesting insurance schedule with many customers […]

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How big data, AI, and automation impact insurance

Data is the new gold… Data is the new oil… Pick your metaphor, but for insurers, data is the asset their critical business processes require in order to run effectively and produce actionable results. Data is a critical component of marketing, underwriting, product development, claims, distribution and IT operations, to name a few, and insurers […]

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Hot insurance sessions at IBM Think 2019

With such a great lineup of education and activities for insurance leaders at IBM Think from February 12-15  in San Francisco this year, planning your agenda will be tough. While there is a great array of insurance-specific sessions from which to choose, the sessions below are highly recommended. These sessions include insurance leaders in auto, […]

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Putting cognitive underwriting to work

Underwriting is at the very core of insurance. Depending upon the line of business, and the guidelines established by the carrier, the process can be very involved.   The process requires a spectrum of skills, including a balance of art and science, along with lots of information, including structured—traditional quantified data—and increasingly unstructured—video voice, text, images, […]

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The insurance track at IBM Think 2019 is stronger than ever

IBM will be hosting IBM Think 2019 from February 12-15 this year at a new location in San Francisco, CA. The insurance track at the conference is stronger than ever! In 2019, the insurance industry will continue to be disrupted by new market entrants, emerging ecosystems, and shifts in a variety of economic and technological […]

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Insurers accelerate innovation with the cloud

Tomorrow’s insurance industry disruptors will marry the strengths of a digital business with the power of endless digital intelligence. They will set their sights on going deeper and wider into their own data as well as third-party data–structured and unstructured, text-based or sensory. They will shorten the cycles between what they can learn from data […]

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Top Insights on Insurance blogs in 2018

We publish lots of insurance technology thought leadership content from both IBM and industry subject matter experts. Among all the new posts we published in 2018, here are the ones that got the most attention from readers like you.   6. Fighting insurance fraud with AI – An expert discussion Fraudulent claims in the insurance […]

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