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Digital Insurance’s Insurance Analytics and AI event is coming to New York, November 27-28 (new venue and date) Austin September 27-28, 2018. This is going to be a great place to learn how to use analytics, machine learning, data science and AI to modernize your insurance business. I’ll post more as the details firm up but [...]

My second session at IBM Insight is Hamilton Faris Chief Data and Analytics Officer of MetLIfe – a past customer of ours – talking about Predictive Analytics.  MetLife of course is a big insurer with 100M customers in 47 countries. The group Hamilton runs focuses on bringing analytics to the forefront of the decision-making process [...]

First Look: Valen InsureRight

Valen Analytics has been around since 2004 and is focused on providing proprietary data, analytics and predictive modeling to the Property and Casualty market with 25 customers in production. To help carriers manage and segment their portfolios to drive underwriting profitability, Valen develops productized models based on pooled consortium data for carriers. Valen’s InsureRight platform [...]

Last session for me at FICO World is SulAmerica (part of ING) talking about their work with FICO moving decision management applications to the cloud. Cloud is clearly a growth area for businesses, with much of companies’ IT  investment being pushed to the cloud. This move to the cloud turns applications to SaaS, middleware into [...]

Some weeks back I wrote a series of posts on the role of Decision Management in Insurance. One post was called multi-channel distribution and customer communication and outlined how Decision Services that automate customer decisions improve customer treatment in a multi-channel world by improving their accuracy, timeliness and consistency. The diagram at left shows how [...]

On June 7th, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern I am giving a free webinar “From Business Intelligence to Predictive Analytics”. Companies are taking the next step from Business Intelligence to a truly intelligent business by integrating predictive analytics into their operations. Companies need to build on their investments in reporting, visualization and dashboards to move up the [...]

Eagle Eye Analytics is an analytics company offering advanced predictive modeling to the Property and Casualty insurance market. The company was formed 4 years ago and has been marketing a machine learning SaaS product for the last three years. The company prides itself on selling solutions to clients the way they want to buy them [...]

When companies use Decision Management to put data and analytics to work in underwriting, the results are dramatic. For example, one insurance company with about 750,000 policies implemented Decision Management and risk-based underwriting for use across its channels. The company achieved an 8-point reduction in combined ratio in its first year. This was the result [...]

At the core of the Top 10 Imperatives for Insurers is putting the data to work – across channels, in day-to-day operations, in customer interactions and more.  Putting data to work means leveraging the historical data you have about your operations, performance and policy holders to systematically increase the value of your corporate decision assets. [...]

Insurers face new and growing challenges as the market moves into recovery in 2011: more delivery channels, demographic shifts, a changing competitive landscape and a rapidly evolving regulatory and compliance environment. Many insurers are faced with meeting this challenges hampered by inflexible legacy applications, underutilized data from internal systems and external sources, and manual spreadsheets [...]

The second full day of the Business Rules Forum/Enterprise Decision Management Summit is over and once again I have been taking notes rather than blogging live. Once again there were some great sessions – today I heard Steve Hendrick of IDC, Sandeep Gupta of Equifax, Chaitan Sharma of DAASL, Zach Springborn of OneData and Mo [...]

It’s the end of day 1 of the Business Rules Forum/Enterprise Decision Management Summit and time to write a wrap up post for the day – no live blogging today as I have too much on as track chair to sit behind my keyboard! Today I got to attend Jim Sinur’s keynote and sessions from [...]

Talking with SAP today I made the comment that the best place to use business rules was often in stable, core business processes because those processes don’t change, only the decision rules within them. This clearly struck a chord with @GregChase and it made me think I should write a slightly longer version of what [...]

One of the best things about being at DIALOG was the opportunity to meet a bunch of ILOG customers and learn how they are making better decisions in their organizations. It seems to me that every one of these customers is, in a very practical way, helping to build a smarter planet. The first group [...]

Gerhard Hausmann presented on Barmenia and their use of business rules to improve customer experience. Barmenia is a private health / life insurance company in Germany with more than 2M contracts and 1.5Bn Euros in premiums. Been in business since 1904 and still have contracts that date back to the last century. In Germany there [...]

Michele Edelman of Discover presented on Building Blocks of Decision Management: “Tools to Rule”. Michele spends a lot of time educating people inside Discover and her team use sources like McKinsey to show executives why EDM matters. For instance, a report on top 10 macro-economic trends: Centers of economic activity will shift profoundly not just [...]

Chubb has been working with Blaze Advisor to automate a number of decisions. They began with specialty lines underwriting (automated renewals), claims severity calculation and work queue assignment. Current focus is on integrating predictive models and some legacy modernization. The automated renewals project reduced the time to make renewal rule changes from 3-6 months of [...]

Wednesday begins with Antonio Paulo Conde from Citibank Brazil talking about an enterprise decision engine for originations in their retail bank.   Measuring and understanding the risk of new financial products is important and became more so as the sales teams gained more negotiation power. To address this Citibank used Blaze Advisor to build an [...]

After lunch I joined the Insurance track and listened to Don Light of Celent (who wrote this nice paper some time ago) and Mike Gordon of Fair Isaac. Mike started and his first slide was headlined “survival of the fittest” which seems like the right headline! There is clearly a lot on in insurance these [...]

First post in my series of posts on using EDM to thrive in a recession. Let’s start with the easy stuff – companies always look to reduce and control business costs in a recession so how can EDM help you do this? One of the costs many businesses carry, almost without thinking, is a certain [...]