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The Open Road to Real Change in the Insurance Industry

Jul 9, 2020 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Community, Technology, Data & Technology, Events, AAIS Event Archive, Open Source, Tech News, Insurtech, Telematics, Auto, Latest News, Data/Tech, Insurance Services/TPAs, 2020 VME, IBM

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IBM, who has partnered with AAIS on the development of the openIDL data-management platform on blockchain, has long been a strong proponent of open-source software development. Chris Ferris, an IBM Fellow and CTO for Open Technology at IBM, spoke to AAIS’s Joan Zerkovich on the importance of the open-source concept and the powerful outcomes IBM has seen from building technology in an open environment.

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Parallels Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Building Data Networks for Success

Jun 30, 2020 / by Joan Zerkovich posted in openIDL, Community, Technology, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Insurtech, IoT, Blockchain, Data/Tech

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Open source technology. Collaboration and cooperation to improve the products and technologies necessary to move innovation forward. Building a platform where new applications are welcomed to extend the tool’s use cases. These fundamental practices led to the creation of the Internet…and are being seen again as distributed ledger technology takes center stage.

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Looking Back and Looking Forward with a ‘Father of the Internet’

Jun 20, 2020 / by AAIS posted in Community, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Events, AAIS Event Archives, Data/Tech, 2020 VME, google, National Science Foundation

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The Internet was built on the concepts of open source, open collaboration, and cooperation. One industry pioneer believes these principles can and should be put into use today for continued success.

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Fighting Fire with Data: How Public Fire Protection Can Save Lives

Jun 13, 2020 / by Phil LeGrone posted in Community, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Homeowners, Modeling/Predictive Analytics, Fire, Data/Tech, Underwriting, Modeling/Actuarial, National Science Foundation, Homeowner By-Peril, NFIRS

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With more than $22 billion in losses recorded annually, fire insurance is burning a hole in the insurance industry’s proverbial pocket. Having used the same approach to assessing public fire protection (PFP) risk for the past 30 years, insurers have failed to evaluate the impact it has on overall loss cost.

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Reliable Robotics Take on Tasks

Oct 21, 2019 / by Mutual Boiler Re posted in Community, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Robotics/Drones, Insurtech, IoT, New/Emerging Risks, Industry, Data/Tech

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Robots – once the subjects of science fiction books, movies and TV programs – are now real-life partners involved in our daily lives in many ways.

Robotic applications are cropping up everywhere to replace an assortment of jobs that
have been performed by humans for decades. Often times, they’re designed to perform a very specific task, allowing them to deliver enhanced productivity, reduced operating costs and decreased error rates. They can be found in various locations and industries, completing repetitive tasks such as assembling orders in a warehouse, harvesting crops on a farm and even preparing meals at a fast-food restaurant.

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Leveraging Insurtech Capabilities

Oct 7, 2019 / by Truman Esmond posted in Community, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Insurance News/Current Events, Tech News, Insurtech, IoT, Innovation, Design Thinking, Data/Tech

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“Insurtech.” It’s a buzzword that’s ricocheting across the insurance industry. But what does it really mean, and how can regulators and carriers leverage insurtech to support their goals and objectives?

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Making Sense of Insurtech

Aug 23, 2018 / by Truman Esmond posted in Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Insurance News/Current Events, Tech News, Insurtech, IoT, Innovation, Data/Tech

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Insurance and technology have been linked together since the papyrus and quill.  While the technology has changed, from paper to electronic, from documents to apps to web-enabled experiences, the functionality provided by technology has always supported the business – and not the other way around.  While the latest technology is being marketed as “transformational” and “disruptive” to insurance, what is often lost is HOW that might take place. And without that, there’s little value in that transformational technology.  

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