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5 Habits of Data-Driven People

photos: Asking questions and intellectual honesty are just two of the traits of people driven by data.

Policy Admin Systems Still Confined to the Back Office

news: For content management, analytics and other front-end functions, life insurers are choosing best of breed solutions over PAS, a new study by Celent reveals.

More Than 75 Percent of Mobile Apps Will Fail Basic Security Tests

news: Even when application security testing is undertaken, it often is done casually by developers who are mostly concerned with the applications' functionality.

Mobile Device Management – Find That Middle Ground

blog: There's a tug of war over BYOD, but neither those in favor nor those against should tug too hard.

Xchanging Announces Latest Netsett Pilot Program

news: Willis, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford, Ace, XL Group and Generali to participate in the Xchanging-Deutsche Bank Netsett platform pilot.


Industry News

AIG’s Hogan Adds Life Role as Wintrob Leaves Insurer in Shakeup

hr news: Hogan takes on the duties from life-unit CEO Jay Wintrob, who worked at AIG for about 15 years and is departing after being passed over for the top job at the insurer.

AIG Leadership Shakeup Continues

hr news: Insurer announces new operating team and the departures of Jay Wintrob, president and CEO of AIG Life & Retirement, and Michael R. Cowan, EVP and chief administrative officer.

Swiss Re Says ‘Super Profits’ for Catastrophe Business Are Over

news: Reinsurance prices dropped this year during each of the policy renewal periods in January, April and July, according to broker Guy Carpenter.



INN Names 10 Women in Insurance Leadership Award Winners

UPDATE: For the ninth-consecutive year, INN recognizes female insurance executives who have made outstanding contributions to their businesses and the industry.

The Principal Financial Group Names CMO

UPDATE: Elizabeth Brady will manage branding, advertising, media relations, data analytics, research and business intelligence for the company.

Apply Mindfulness to Leadership

UPDATE: Managers can benefit from applying this theory both to their career aspirations as well as to interactions and expectations of staff.

Industry Making Strides in Gender Diversity

UPDATE: Sixty-eight percent of respondents feel their companies are actively promoting gender diversity.



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Social Media for Insurers — Stop Counting and Start Measuring

Terry Golesworthy
Measuring goes beyond just accumulating fans and followers: it looks at the contribution to business.

Digital Vision vs. Harsh Reality

Craig Weber
Much work remains to reconcile insurers' digital vision with the digital reality that seems to be arriving for other industries.

Vendors Embrace Mobile Technology

Karlyn Carnahan
IT leaders at software firms clearly recognize the importance of mobility to drive their businesses forward. Almost 70 percent see mobility as mission critical or important to their organization today.

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The Internet of Things: Helping Insurers Make Better-Informed Decisions about Risk

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The IoT is a major game changer for the insurance industry, and will likely affect every part of the insurance value chain. After all, insurance is data-driven, and that’s exactly what the IoT can deliver—relevant, actionable, real-time data that can provide an accurate picture of what is being—or may be—insured.

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