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November 30, 2020
投資分析用に用いられるFoot Traffic Data(店舗や建物へ出入りする顧客に関するデータ:オルタナティブ・データの1種)を、銀行の融資部門がコロナ下における企業向け融資審査に応用して効果をあげており、2020年11月に発刊したレポート「Advan Foot-Traffic Data: Finding the Diamonds in the Pandemic Rough」でも注目しています。 ■ Foot Traffic DataのAdvan Research社 Advan Research 社は、携帯電話の位置情報を活用して、店舗や建物へ出入りする顧客データ(Foot Traffic Data)を把握、匿名化して販売する事業者だ。これまで、ヘッジ・ファンドなどの投資家や機関投資家(バイサイド企業)がオルタナティブ・データとして活用していたが、コロナ・パンデミック下、...
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November 30, 2020
Abby Hosseini is the Chief Information Officer of Mercury Insurance Group. For the past 12 years, Abby has been responsible for developing and executing Mercury’s technology strategy as CTO and CIO while formulating the long-range vision for technology at Mercury. Abby has broad industry experience, including transformational work with global organizations in insurance, capital markets,...
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November 30, 2020
Over the last few weeks, I have spoken with numerous insurers that have accelerated their move to Agile and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in response to the major changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these carriers have been doing Agile at a project level and are rapidly moving toward a new portfolio-level implementation. Sounds great! However, as organizations have...
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November 24, 2020
GM announced this week that it will start selling policies directly to drivers through its new OnStar Insurance program. The company will start with its employees in Arizona and plans to expand to the general public by the end of 2021. This move has gotten some attention in mainstream sources like the Wall Street Journal. The policies are underwritten by American Family...
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November 23, 2020
Insurers in the group and voluntary benefits space are focusing on digital and data as they plan for 2021. The demographics of the North American labor market have shifted. Millennials now account for 50% of the labor force; by 2025, that figure could be as much as 75%. Concurrent with the changing labor force is the rapid increase of customers who expect seamless digital experiences....
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November 20, 2020
The pandemic forced a shift to remote work that many believe will survive well into the future, accelerating digitization and virtualization trends that once seemed to be years away from industry-wide adoption. Pair this change with a significant shift in American demographics and a younger, more tech-savvy working population, and it becomes clear that insurers need to rethink how they...
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November 20, 2020
米国では、走行中のスマホ操作に起因した業務用車両事故が問題視されていますが、企業や損保会社を巻き込み、専用アプリを活用して運転手のスマホ操作を未然に防ごうとするベンチャー企業LifeSaver Mobileが登場、弊社レポート「LifeSaver Mobile: Preventing Distracted Driving Through Advanced Technology」でも取上げています。 ■ 走行中のスマホ操作と交通事故 米国では、交通事故の27%がスマホ操作に起因していると推計されている。一方、業務用車両は1億5000万台以上あり、交通事故の40%が業務関連の走行で生じている。コロナ・ウイルスの蔓延を背景に、個人所有の車両の走行距離は減る方向だが、業務用車両は増える傾向が見られる。 このような状況下、多数の業務用車両を運用している企業は、...
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November 19, 2020
Since the second life administration system was developed, a philosophical battle has been waged over the conversion approach to take: point in time or from inception. In the early days, it was an easier decision. The systems were relatively newer, the products were simpler, consisting mostly of term and whole life, and the transaction histories were stored in paper files and not on the...
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November 17, 2020
How did you get into the insurance industry? It has been a journey. I started my sales career fresh out of college—taking a role selling kitchen appliances at Sears. One of the families I sold an appliance to offered me an opportunity at Symantec. I began taking phone calls and facilitating transactions. Eventually, I worked my way into a mid-account management role, where I learned more...
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November 16, 2020
As we embark on month nine of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is becoming harder to remember what work and life were like before we all started staying home. Looking at this experience from a “glass half full” perspective, there have been some bright spots. We learned new ways to connect with family and friends across the country and the globe thanks to technology. We appreciate these...
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