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Hartmut Schroth 0
Data Governance by a Standard Data Model for Insurance

  Using a standardized data model is an essential condition to achieve data governance in an enterprise. A standard data model supports data governance processes by implementing industry standards wherever possible: standards for contract and claims representation, mapping of data content with standard definitions (glossary function), use of code attributes

Hartmut Schroth 0
Data Governance by a Standard Data Model for Insurance

  Using a standardized data model is an essential condition to achieve data governance in an enterprise. A standard data model supports data governance processes by implementing industry standards wherever possible: standards for contract and claims representation, mapping of data content with standard definitions (glossary function), use of code attributes

Stuart Rose 0
How social brokers is changing insurance

“All for one and one for all” is best known as the motto from “The Three Musketeers”, but this phrase could easily sum up the growing trend in social brokers. With advanced analytical techniques like generalized linear modeling insurance companies have created more granular pricing structures. But despite the assertions

Stuart Rose 0
Innovation in reinsurance – no longer an oxymoron

Insurance is a tough marketplace, but in many respects reinsurance is tougher! Today, the reinsurance industry is faced with an unprecedented number of challenges especially with what appears to be an increasing frequency and severity of man-made and natural catastrophes. To combat these challenges, reinsurers are turning to technology for

Hartmut Schroth 0
Advantages of a standard insurance data model

In my first blog article I explained that many insurance companies have implemented a standard data model as base for their business analytics data warehouse (DWH) solutions. But why should a standard data model be more appropriate than an individual one designed especially for a certain insurance company?

Stuart Rose 0
Back to basics

One of my colleagues often asks me “What’s new in insurance”. For an industry that is risk adverse, change does not come easily. In the past we have discussed innovations concerning telematics, drones, wearables devices and even weather data. However when he asked me last week and I responded that

Stuart Rose 0
No expertise required…

How many of us have used the phrases… It’s a piece of cake Anyone can do it It’s as easy as ABC I could do it with my eyes shut When it comes to business intelligence it should be “easy peasy” but for many organization it can still be a

Data Management
Hartmut Schroth 0
Make or Buy - Standarddatenmodell für Versicherungen

Ohne ein effizientes Standarddatenmodell funktioniert heute nichts mehr, auch keine Versicherungen. Die Frage nach dem Make or Buy haben sich also schon viele Versicherungen gestellt, die vor der Einführung einer spartenübergreifenden, konsistenten Datenhaltungsstruktur für unterschiedliche Business Analytics Anwendungen standen und die Einführung eines ‚Business Analytics Data Warehouse‘ (DWH) planten [1].

Data Management
Stuart Rose 0
Big data – game changer for insurers.

A recent survey by Capgemini found that 78% of insurance executive interviewed cited big data analytics as the disruptive force that will have the biggest impact on the insurance industry. That’s the good news. The bad news is that unfortunately traditional data management strategies do not scale to effectively govern

Stuart Rose 0
Risk and rewards for insurers

The role of insurance is to bring some predictability, manageability and stability in what is in essence, a chaotic and uncertain world. So as we head into 2016, what are the big issues for insurers in the next 12 months? Below is just a selection of some of these issues:

Internet of Things
Viktor Hirvela 0
The era of smart insurance is dawning

What if a reckless driver adopted a more responsible approach because the car insurance pricing was based on driving habits? What if the senior from next door had the insurance payments based on kilometres driven, resulting in significant savings? This may be reality sooner than you think. The Internet of Things will revolutionise

Viktor Hirvela 0
The era of smart insurance is dawning

What if a reckless driver adopted a more responsible approach because the car insurance pricing was based on driving habits? What if the senior from next door had the insurance payments based on kilometres driven, resulting in significant savings? This may be reality sooner than you think. The Internet of Things will revolutionise

Data Management
Stuart Rose 0
The final countdown… and beyond

It’s rather appropriate that the rock band Europe recorded the hit “The Final Countdown”, because today, September 22nd, represents 100 days until the much anticipated (and delayed) European insurance legislation Solvency II will come into effect on January 1st 2016. Designed to introduce a harmonized, EU-wide insurance regulation, Solvency II

Internet of Things
Stuart Rose 0
Flipping the data equation

Big Data has become a technology buzzword. But how is Big Data changing insurance? Historically, insurance companies have used SMALL data to make BIG decisions. Today, insurers are using BIG data for SMALL decisions. What does this mean? Traditionally, insurance companies have aggregated data to group risks into broad categories

Analytics
Stuart Rose 0
No more excuses.. Analytics IS a game changer

Good news...an analytics survey last year found that 72% of insurance executive agreed that analytics is the biggest game-changer in the next 2 years. Bad news...compared to other industries the adoption rates of analytics in the insurance has lagged other industries. To reverse this trend and help insurers travel down the

Analytics
Stuart Rose 0
Help wanted

The insurance industry is heading for a crisis. Depending on which report you read the insurance industry is facing a shortfall in job vacancy from anything from 40,000 to nearly half million in the next few years. Baby boomers in specialized jobs like underwriters and claims adjusters are retiring and insurers

Analytics
Stuart Rose 0
Customer experience conundrum

Who is your best customer?  The answer to this question can vary dramatically depending on your industry. A retailer’s best customer is someone who comes back to their store over and over again. A gym owner’s best customer could be considered consumer who pays their monthly on time but never

Stuart Rose 0
Putting predictive analytics to work.

Insurance relies on the ability to predict future claims or loss exposure based on historical information and experience. However, insurers face an uncertain future due to spiraling operational costs, escalating regulatory pressures, increasing competition and greater customer expectations. More than ever, insurance companies need to optimize their business processes. But

Analytics
Stuart Rose 0
Demystifying analytics

There is no doubt that analytics is an overused and often abused term. So what does really analytics means? In part 2 of a series of articles on the analytical lifecycle, this blog will highlight some of the common and emerging techniques used to analyze data and build predictive models