Top 10 INN Blogs of 2016

This was a big year for insurance technology, and our commentators were there to chronicle every twist and turn. Check out our top submissions of the year.

1. Pokemon GO: Can Insurers Seize the Opportunity? 1. Pokemon GO: Can Insurers Seize the Opportunity?

This summer found millions of people playing the augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go. Novarica's Harry Huberty posits, "As many insurers wonder how they might encourage policyholders to turn over automotive telematics data in exchange for rate adjustment, Pokemon GO shows that if the reward is attractive enough, people will bite."

2. Why Allstate Sees Amazon and Apple as Competitors 2. Why Allstate Sees Amazon and Apple as Competitors

Pat Speer explains how Allstate views other companies as competitors when it comes to analytics strategy.

3. Google Ready for a Second Pass at Insurance? 3. Google Ready for a Second Pass at Insurance?

Google shut down its Google Compare auto insurance aggregator earlier this year, but it wasn't long before the company was once again sniffing around the insurance industry, editor-in-chief Nathan Golia discovers.

4. Insurers Look More Like Google Every Day 4. Insurers Look More Like Google Every Day

As Google encroaches on their business, insurers try to adopt some of the tech giant's tactics, contributor Joe McKendrick says.

5. Is State Farm Positioned for an Insurance Sea Change? 5. Is State Farm Positioned for an Insurance Sea Change?

What can we learn about insurers' tech strategy from their TV ads? More than you'd think, says Celent's Donald Light, who breaks down a State Farm spot.

6. Why Chubb is an IT Architecture Leader 6. Why Chubb is an IT Architecture Leader

The New Jersey insurer got a shoutout for its IT infrastructure, McKendrick shows.

7. Why Insurers Should Take Texting More Seriously 7. Why Insurers Should Take Texting More Seriously

Insurers could be doing a lot more to reach customers via SMS, says Speer.

8. Will Machines Really Replace Insurance Agents? 8. Will Machines Really Replace Insurance Agents?

Artificial intelligence is gaining popularity in insurance, but McKendrick says the human touch still has a place.

9. Software is Eating the Insurance Business 9. Software is Eating the Insurance Business

How insurers are becoming software companies in addition to risk managers, according to McKendrick.

10. Swipe Left to Insure: How Mobility Makes Insurance More Granular 10. Swipe Left to Insure: How Mobility Makes Insurance More Granular

Pat Speer interviews Trov, a company leveraging the transformative power of mobile to insure new risks differently.

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