When I was 16, I found part time work after school at a large, independent drug store. Beyond deodorant, soap, lipstick, and the like, the owners had really good candy. And, the owners prided themselves with really good candy that came from Europe and England.
The owners were quite generous with the Baby Ruths and Twix, leaving open boxes. But the new stuff was put under lock and key. One older (19 year old) stock boy had the key.
The other staff had to pick up some of the senior’s work to get the good stuff. And all went well, until the owners discovered the sweet grifting trick, and the good stuff just went away, shortly after our senior’s skip.
In a way, I’ve been feeling the same way I did back then. The difference is that I’m getting early looks at insurance-technology tools, platforms, methods, and mobility… and not twisting the law.
There are two, very fast streams..
We’re getting ready for the 2019 Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference, tomorrow and Wednesday (February 26-27) in Toronto. And I’m sneaking to pick up some stuff. I couldn’t fit in all the goodies, but here are a few you might like:
- Mobility / Telematics are getting very serious. There is high demand for autonomous vehicles, but there are concerns by governments (who don’t want to spoil the party). We have some excellent experts who will walk through the jungle and blaze new trails. Check out Insurance in an Autonomous World, with Catherine Kargas, and From UBI to Flying Cars: Mobility and Insurance.
- Brokers and MGAs are driving digital transformation and realizing real internal benefits and improved relationships with carriers. A work is well in progress from an InsurTech Startup with Jeff McCann.
- Streamlining Claims with AI-Powered Fraud Detection will be of interest from brokers, MGAs, insurers and re-insurance
- Neil Jardine from Crawford will focus on Cybercrime and The Eventual Cyber Claim, which will help us understand how we can anticipate and mitigate rather than waiting for the bitter (and expensive) end.
We have excellent strategic analysts looking at larger areas, including:
- Eric Weisberg, Novarica will be taking on Telematics Trends and The New Insurance Order Value Chain .
- Mike Fitzgerald, Celent is prepping for Realizing Blockchain’s Insurance Potential and Product Development: Managing Obsolescence.
- Mark Breading, SMA will look out for one decade and postulate on The Shape Of Insurance In Ten Years as well as closing the #ICTC2019 Technology’s Impact On Insurance – And You
- Jay Sarzen, Aite Group will describe The Medium and the Message: Voice and Insurance and work with Mark Breading at the close.
And there’s much more
You still have time to sign up on ICTC2019 “New Insurance Order” But if that’s not possible, we will be recording the insights for a podcast — more details on that later. Drop me a note ([email protected]) and I’ll put you on the list to be informed when ready.
This is sweet stuff to take to the next decade. Better still, you’ll get rewards that are way better than candy!