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AXA Launches Unit Focusing on Innovation, New Business Models with Phillips as CEO

AXA has appointed Joyce Phillips as chief executive officer of a new business unit dedicated to customer innovation and new business models. Phillips becomes a member of the management committee of AXA Group and reports directly to Thomas Buberl, CEO …

Disruptive Tech Dominates 2nd Annual Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards

Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain were prominently featured among the winners of the second annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance awards. Aimed at showcasing the best examples of insurance technology innovations in multiple …

Technology Is Ultimate Savior of Insurance Industry: Opinion

Insurance companies are running out of ideas. They’ve bolstered their balance sheets since the financial crisis but have few racy growth prospects in a world of low interest rates, pricing pressure and regulatory hassles. Big mergers may be the most …

PwC Develops Blockchain Prototype for London Market Claims

PwC has created a working blockchain prototype for the London Market’s Target Operating Model (TOM) Innovation Exchange, which demonstrates how the technology can support claims bordereau management processes, the company said. Completed over a six-week period, PwC said, the proof …

Insurance CEOs More Concerned Than Others About Disrupters: PwC

Insurance CEOs are more concerned than leaders in other industries about combined disruptive threats to their revenue growth prospects, according to findings from the 20th annual “PwC Global CEO Survey.” PwC polled 95 insurance CEOs from 39 countries, who expect …

Swiss Re & SAP Partner to Develop Financial Steering & Reporting Solution

Swiss Re has formed a strategic partnership with SAP SE, the enterprise application software company, to develop a solution to address the increasingly complex demands of global regulators, in the areas of financial steering and reporting. Insurance companies currently must …

XL Catlin Appoints Karna as Chief Data Officer

XL Catlin has announced the appointment of Dr. Henna A. Karna as chief data officer, reporting to XL’s chief platform officer, Myron Hendry. Karna has more than 20 years’ experience leading data-driven, digital innovation and positive disruption within the insurance …

2017 Predictions for Insurtech, Australia D&O & India Cyber Insurance, Part 2

Insurtech was an insurance buzzword in 2016 and that’s likely to continue next year when it will permeate almost every aspect of U.S. industry, according to a prediction from international law firm Clyde & Co. Clyde & Co.’s insurance team …

Efma & Accenture Invite Entries for 2nd Annual Innovation in Insurance Awards

Efma and Accenture have issued a joint call for entries for the second annual Innovation in Insurance Awards, with insurance and bancassurance companies invited to submit their entries by March 8, 2017. The Innovation in Insurance Awards are a global …

Allianz Worldwide Partners Hires Wuensche as Head of Global Market Mgmt & Innovation

Allianz Worldwide Partners* has appointed Matthias Wuensche as director, Global Market Management and Innovation, where he “will play a leading role in developing new product and service offerings and position Allianz Worldwide Partners as the partner of choice,” the company …