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Today’s insurance industry is rich with a number of big time events, all featuring emerging technology that can optimize a operations. Hear about IBM's presence at a number of these occasions.

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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Streamlining insurance with platforms and artificial intelligence: IBM at LIMRA 2018

From October 28-30, 2018, leaders in the life insurance industry will convene in New York City for the annual LIMRA conference to answer questions related to this year’s theme: “Reclaiming Relevance: Now Is The Time!” Speakers will discuss how financial services companies can convey their relevance given today’s “flood” of data and how they can […]

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Making sense of big data in insurance

As InsureTech Connect 2018 continues, there are some common themes that continue to be raised during discussions of this 3-day event. Points like: “disruption is a good thing,” “blockchain is a game changer,” and “big data is only getting bigger.’ With that in mind, it was a pleasure to sit in on a session titled […]

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Building trust in insurance through blockchain

  To a capacity Las Vegas meeting room that saw attendees sitting on the floor and lining the walls due to every seat being filled, it’s clear that interest in blockchain in the insurance industry has reached a fever pitch. At InsureTech Connect, a panel of insurance visionaries assembled to share their first-hand experience of […]

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InsureTech Connect: A front row seat to the thriving insurance technology industry

As the seasons transform from summer to autumn in the US, that means getting back to conference and event season. An event that is quickly becoming a fall tradition for IBM is participating in the annual InsureTech Connect conference. No longer just a subset of the fintech industry, the insuretech market has grown exponentially, and IBM Insurance has had a front […]

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LIMRA 2018 Group and Worksite Benefits Conference: The time for insurers is now

I have just attended the 2018 LIMRA Group and Worksite Benefits Conference and am writing this blog post on my way home. Insurance is an industry based on risk protection and it’s ironic that the venue for this year’s conference was the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Connecticut, the east coast version of Las Vegas. […]

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The platform-fueled insurance future

As announced in my preview post last week, the IBM Institute for Business Value has just released our main insurance study for 2018, titled “The platform fueled-future: New ways to differentiate in a changing insurance industry.” This study is based on a global survey of 1,000 insurance executives, with questions centering on insurance platforms about […]

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Sneak peek: Is the industry ready for insurance platforms?

Next week, we will be releasing a new IBM Institute for Business Value study on the insurance industry. Titled “The platform-fueled future,” we surveyed 1,000 insurers across 35 countries on various questions of interest around insurance platforms – on their disruptive impacts, benefits, downsides and how much or how little participation they are envisioning. We […]

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AAIS and IBM begin new chapter of blockchain in insurance

Timing may not be everything, but in life and business it is a critical element for success. When it comes to blockchain in insurance, we may have just witnessed the perfect confluence of timing with people, process and technology. The American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) is one of just two US insurance ratings and […]

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IICF Women in Insurance Forum: Inspirational and educational

On June 7, hundreds of women leaders in the insurance industry met in New York City to participate in the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Women in Insurance Northeast Forum. Since 2013, this annual event has become the largest diversity initiative in the industry. The goal of this event is to create a more inclusive […]

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Trust and transparency with GDPR

In case you have not heard, General Data Protection Regulation, commonly referred to as “GDPR,” is now in effect. That means that individuals residing in the EU will have more control over how their data are handled. Companies throughout the world have spent a considerable amount of time preparing their systems and procedures, preparing their […]

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New leadership for insurance reinvention

“Your architecture is how you build trust with your customers.”  This quote from Bridget van Kralingen, IBM Senior Vice President of Industry Platforms, from the Reinventing Financial Services event, captures what the day was about. On May 22, about 100 C-level executives from leading financial services institutions joined IBM for an all-day event on defining […]

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