Posted on May 28, 2015 by Kevin Meadows
The “automated vehicle” (AV) – also known as the autonomous vehicle or driverless car – is here. The AV is no longer part of a vision of the future; real, functioning AVs are on the road in California (thanks to Google and its “Chauffeur Project”) and will soon be in other states. The UK government is testing AVs in Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, and Singapore will begin tests on its public h . . .
Posted on May 28, 2015 by Mark Halverson
One of the most difficult realizations for insurers is that their brand may not be the lead value proposition in the new world order of digital platforms and evolving ecosystems. In my third podcast, I discuss how innovative insurers are starting to expand their metric tools and their alliances, and even using crowd-sourcing to build ecosystems that will occupy an important place in their custome . . .
Posted on May 28, 2015 by Matthew Hutchins
In my last post, I talked about the disruptive forces facing the life, pensions and investments (LP&I) industry today and the necessity for LP&I providers to invest in the “Workforce of the Future.” But what shape will this workforce take?
I believe that the LP&I providers who recognise the benefits of human talent and intelligent technology working together, and embrace both as critic . . .
Posted on May 27, 2015 by Ravi Malhotra
In my last blog I talked about how intelligent software is becoming central to the effective implementation of big data, taking on the burden of analysis and enabling new insights and innovations. I think this is just the beginning, and across a lot of industries including insurance we’ll continue to see innovations which allow humans and machines to do more, together. I talk through these i . . .
Posted on May 27, 2015 by Thomas Meyer
For the past several weeks we’ve walked through a case study of how microinsurance responded to 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Today we will look at the long-term changes resulting from that response.
Based on interviews with customers, providers and intermediaries, microinsurance made a big difference in the recovery from the typhoon. In some areas residents received little government . . .