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Transportation Transformation: Poised for Takeoff

August 25 2016 | Mark Breading

The progress of mankind has relied heavily on technology advancement in two key areas: transportation and communications. Communications technologies, for moving information from one place to another and presenting that information to people in new and different ways, have been instrumental to the progress of civilization.

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Watching the Rio 2016 Olympics for Advantage: Big Data and Analytics

August 17 2016 | Deb Smallwood

I love watching the Olympic Games and Rio 2016 has been no different. The fanfare, the stories of the athletes, and of course the competition. It is a showcase of the absolute best in sports and it I think the Games teach us things about our place in the world...

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Virtual Reality in Insurance: Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

August 08 2016 | Mark Breading

Virtual reality seems like one of those emerging technologies with limited applicability to insurance. Its widespread adoption may still be a few years away, and how does it relate to insurance anyway? I’ve tested out a few VR headsets over the past few months and have come to realize that...

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In Claims, All Roads Lead to Innovation

August 04 2016 | Karen Furtado

Claims is making great progress on the innovation journey. Over the past few years, claims organizations have been adopting a more innovative culture that furthers their progress in the areas of efficiency, effectiveness, and customer experience.

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Our Changing Insurance World: Bridging Today to Tomorrow Part 2

August 02 2016 | Deb Smallwood

In part one of this blog, we looked at the transformational changes insurers are facing and the need to build bridges between today’s world and the future. Now it’s time to look at “the hows” – How do you respond? … How do you set a call to build those...

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Why Customer Experience Should Not Be the Reason for Arm Wrestling

August 01 2016 | Karen Pauli

When I was a kid growing up in Wisconsin, arm wrestling was a big deal. I am not exactly certain why that was the case, but my guess is that it was because the winters in Wisconsin are really long and really cold.

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Our Changing Insurance World: Bridging Today to Tomorrow Part 1

July 27 2016 | Deb Smallwood

Change is constant, we all know that. External forces are conjoining with emerging technologies and changing our whole world, including the business of insurance. And changes bring challenges. How insurers face these challenges and bridge their current world to the future is the critical key to success.

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The Top 10 Ways Emerging Tech Will Transform Insurance

July 21 2016 | Mark Breading

Will the unrelenting advance of emerging technologies in the world really transform insurance? That’s the big question. In general, the world of business is undergoing massive upheaval and transformation. It may be tempting to think that insurance will be less affected than other industries by the technology-driven changes in the...

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Data and Analytics in P&C Insurance: Progress and Promise

July 19 2016 | Mark Breading

Often it seems like the insurance industry moves slowly when it comes to technology improvements. The way that insurers manage data and leverage analytics capabilities is no exception. But steady progress is being made. SMA’s recently released research report, Data and Analytics in P&C Insurance, highlights the progress as one...

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Geospatial Solutions: A Vital Enabler of the Connected World

July 14 2016 | Mark Breading

At SMA we have long been tracking the rise of smart things and their implications for the insurance industry. A variety of emerging technologies has been rapidly advancing to make everything imaginable smart. But participating in the ESRI User Conference in San Diego this year has driven home one key...

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