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North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Discusses POC Testing openIDL Blockchain to Assess Uninsured Driver Issue

Aug 1, 2022 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Insurance News/Current Events, Auto, Blockchain, Data/Tech, Linux Foundation, auto insurance, Regulatory Reporting, North Dakota Insurance

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Open Source Benefits are Coming to Insurance

Dec 6, 2021 / by Joan Zerkovich posted in openIDL, Machine Learning/AI, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Robotics/Drones, Open Source, Tech News, IoT, Telematics, Auto, Modeling/Predictive Analytics, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Data/Tech, Linux Foundation

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In 2002, Amazon eliminated millions of dollars from its technology costs by switching to the Linux operating system, an open source technology platform from the Linux Foundation. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Amazon stated it was able to cut technology expenses by about 25%, from $71 million to $54 million, primarily through “migration to a Linux-based technology platform that utilizes a less-costly technology infrastructure, as well as general price reductions for data and telecommunication services due to market overcapacity[1]. Amazon continues its open source technology strategy today, as do thousands of other companies. Today, 96.3% of the world's top one million servers run on Linux[2].

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openIDL COVID-19 Pilot Huge Success, Delivers First-Ever Insights

Aug 17, 2021 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Insights, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, COVID-19, Regulatory/Compliance, Blockchain, Legislation & Regulation, Data/Tech, Regulators, Business Interruption, Linux Foundation, AAIS Views

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AAIS conducted a Proof of Concept (POC) using the open Insurance Data Link (openIDL) for regulatory reporting. The results demonstrated that this blockchain/distributed ledger technology can dramatically improve both the output and process of insurance regulatory reporting for insurers and regulators.

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Modernizing Statistical Reporting: What It Means for Our Industry

May 27, 2021 / by Dina Burgess posted in openIDL, Technology, Data & Technology, NAIC, IBM, Linux Foundation, Hyperledger, AAIS Views, Statistical Reporting, Modern Advisory Services

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Regulatory-driven statistical reporting was first established for the insurance industry by the NAIC Property & Casualty Model Rating Law some 70 years ago. And the practices and procedures that underpin insurer statistical reporting have changed little in the decades since. Now, however, statistical reporting is being modernized with the development of the open Insurance Data Link (openIDL). Dina Burgess, Manager of Enterprise Risk Applications at AAIS, talks about the need for this change and the new ease, efficiency and accuracy that characterizes modern regulatory reporting.

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openIDL Elevates to Linux Foundation Project

Apr 19, 2021 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Open Source, Insurtech, Blockchain, Data, Security, AAIS Pulse, Data/Tech, Insurance Services/TPAs, CyberPolicy, Linux Foundation, Hyperledger

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AAIS CEO Ed Kelly opened the April 13 edition of AAIS Pulse newsmagazine with an exciting announcement: AAIS has launched openIDL as a Linux Foundation project. The Linux Foundation is the preeminent nonprofit consortium supporting one-source technologies that drive innovation and transform industries.

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Leveraging Open Source Technology: Obstacles and Opportunities

Mar 3, 2021 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Community, Technology, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Open Source, Tech News, Insurtech, Regulatory/Compliance, Blockchain, Data, Innovation, AAIS Pulse, Data/Tech, Compliance, Travelers, Data Call, Linux Foundation, Hyperledger, AAIS Views

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During the February 2021 AAIS Pulse newsmagazine, AAIS VP Truman Esmond was joined by Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, Brian Hoffman, Vice President State and Bureau Regulatory Affairs, at Travelers, and Arron Lamp, Vice President Enterprise Business Intelligence & Analytics & Operations, at Travelers, to discuss the obstacles and opportunities around leveraging open-source technology.

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Why Open Source, Blockchain-Powered Infrastructure Matters

Jul 9, 2020 / by Joan Zerkovich posted in openIDL, Community, Technology, Data & Technology, Data Management/Distributed Ledger, Open Source, P&C Insurers, Blockchain, Data/Tech, Linux Foundation, AAIS Views, University of California Davis

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Carrier Management Magazine on August 19, 2019.

I started my career as the first network administrator at the University of California, Davis. Part of my job was to help build the Bay Area Regional Research network, one of 10 National Science Foundation networks that, in 1986, became what we call the Internet today.

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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, Blockchain, Latest News, Agile, Data/Tech, Insurance Services/TPAs, 2020 VME, IBM, Linux Foundation, Hyperledger, AAIS Views

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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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AAIS Learning-Pandemic Coverage in the Age of COVID-19

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