The InsurTech phenomenon reached new heights at the InsureTech Connect 2016 event in Las Vegas in October. Over 1600 attendees spent two days absorbing new ideas, connecting, and making follow up plans to explore working together.
The 2016 SMA Innovation in Action Awards: How Can Solution Providers Contribute to the Success of the Next-Gen Insurer?
SMA has announced the winners of the 2016 SMA Innovation in Action Awards for Solution Providers. The awards were presented to four solution providers for offering innovative solutions or services that enable insurers to make real progress in their transformation journeys toward becoming Next-Gen Insurers.
Last week brought the tragic news of another train crash – this one at the Hoboken train station in New Jersey. If anyone missed the coverage, one person was killed and over 100 were injured as the train rammed through the station bumpers at high speed, causing the roof to...
SMA has announced the winners of the 2016 SMA Innovation in Action Awards for Insurers, recognizing four insurers whose ground-breaking projects and initiatives enable them to advance on their transformation journeys toward becoming Next-Gen Insurers.
If there were any doubts that the insurance industry is innovating and transforming, all doubts were dispelled at the 2016 SMA Summit. Insurer after insurer described innovative new business models, products, and uses of emerging technologies.
Everyone is talking about emerging technologies. Kids want drones for their birthdays. Runners want the latest in fitness wearables. Building managers want smart energy solutions. Farmers want sensors in their fields. The list could go on and include examples from practically every human endeavor.
By now, you might be getting tired of hearing the term InsurTech. You may also be annoyed at everyone telling you about industry disruption. But there is no question that there is a high level of buzz, excitement, investment, and activity in the InsurTech space.
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.
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...
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...