Articles

Sun, Sand and Startups

 

In an era of tightening margins a market-wide IT platform for the (re)insurance sector, open to all, is essential for existing companies and start-ups alike, says Kirstin Duffield...

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A shared vision

 

Morning Data's Kirstin Duffield chairs a discussion between a selection of London market luminaries on key technological issues facing Lloyd's brokers, coverholders, MGAs and underwriters...

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Joining up the dots

 

Ironing out "Londonisms" means reconciling the varying approaches to data management at a disparate array of companies that offer a variety of different service options, says Kirstin Duffield.

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Seeing the light

 

Effective management of risk level data is the Holy Grail of insurance industry reporting, but who should carry out data collection and how should they implement it, asks Kirstin Duffield.

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Stop, Collaborate and Listen

 

If brokers and insurers can work together to improve the market, asks Mike Skinner, then why shouldn't development companies collaborate with clients and peers to create "Agile" IT solutions?

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IT Homeshoring

 

We live in a world where anytime, anywhere and any device connection is now possible. Work is literally anywhere you want it to be and technology definitely makes working from home much easier today.

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Broken promises

 

At last year's London Xchanging ICT conference there was a very interesting presentation on the future of the industry in terms of skills, focusing in particular on the expectation that the management of the future will bring the long-awaited IT age to the insurance industry. However, it struck me that this IT generation may not be quite as expected.

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Enagaging Women in IT

 

Women often have to work harder than male counterparts and achieve more to progress their careers, yet ultimately they're likely to hit the glass ceiling. The IT industry is often quick to bemoan some skills shortage or another, yet encouraging more women into the profession could help. Not only with the numbers, but a more recent McKinsey study revealed that mixed teams improved innovation and were better able to deal with complex situations.

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