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Disruption Is…

This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation). At the beginning of October was the second annual InsureTech Connect conference in Las Vegas. There were many interesting companies with innovative ideas in attendance. I was …

So Where’s All That Economic Disruption from Technology?

A funny thing happened on the path to disruption. This decade, most of Silicon Valley’s big societal claims have turned out to be wrong. These claims arguably began around the time this cycle’s real expansion began, in late 2011. Two …

Betting on the Insurance Industry of Tomorrow at InsureTech Conference

There was a great turnout for the future of the insurance industry this week in Las Vegas. The occasion was the first InsureTech Connect Conference, which brought together an estimated 1,500 tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance executives from around the …

Top Exposures Facing Global Middle Market Firms Vary by Region: Assurex Survey

While all middle market businesses across the world have concerns about cyber risk, few of these firms view it as their biggest exposure, according to a global survey* of 68 leading independent insurance brokers, which gauged the concerns of their …

Outsourcing Failures Now in Top 3 as Causes of Supply Chain Disruption

According to a survey of 532 organizations from across 68 countries and 14 industry sectors, conducted by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), supported by the Zurich Insurance Group. “outsourcing failure is now a significant cause of supply chain disruption.” In …

Honda’s Thai Production Underwater as Floods Hit Japan Firms

Honda Motor Co said its Thai plant remains underwater as flooding in the center of the country worsens, closing down 4.7 percent of its global output in a disaster that is hammering other Japanese firms that have made the nation …

Japan Disaster Shows up Flaws in ‘Just-in-time’ Production

Just over a week after the massive earthquake hit the sprawling Texas Instruments chip plant here, a gardener is reworking the Japanese garden in an inner courtyard of the office tower attached to the plant. The garden is a symbol …

Marsh Warns Japan Disaster Could Disrupt Global Supply Chain

A bulletin from Marsh warns that “organizations need to prepare for the possibility of an extended disruption to global supply chains resulting from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Thousands of multinational companies that rely on Japanese manufacturers for goods …