- Where Insurance & Technology Meet

Insurance Disruption: How Hard Can That Be?

For the last two years, ‘Disruption’ has been a clarion call to improve productivity, offer greater product choice, and put control into the customer’s hands.  In the category of ‘InsurTech’, insurers and brokers are expending significant dollars to improve customer engagement and solidify relationships. Are InsurTechs improving customer satisfaction and define new protocols for the… Read more »

How Failure Generates Success …

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to have the time to attend the StartUp Grind 2018 Global Conference, sponsored by Google (and other big names), in San Francisco. It was a congregation of a few thousand delegates made up of tech business-starters and entrepreneurs alongside a collection of well-known tech founders and… Read more »

Aviva, OneEleven Partner On InsurTech Growth Program

InsurTech program will help up-and-coming insurtechs to deliver their insurance solutions Toronto, ON (Feb. 5, 2018) – OneEleven and Aviva Canada are joining forces to support the success of growing Canadian InsurTech companies. This four-month program will provide six select companies with the high-impact resources and networks they need to scale and grow their innovative ventures. If you… Read more »

Incumbents fuel InsurTech investment momentum in Q4 2017

London, UK (Feb. 1, 2018) – Incumbents are exerting an increasing level of influence on the start-up community as part of an emerging trend described as ‘The Sobering of InsurTech,’ according to the Fourth Quarterly InsurTech Briefing from Willis Towers Watson, the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. The latest research, produced by Willis… Read more » Applies InsurTech and AI to Improve Lead Generation

A 2018 ICTA nomination Toronto, ON (Jan. 24, 2018) – To improve customer experience and maximize dollars spent on customer acquisition, Kanetix Ltd underwent an aggressive push to implement a highly sophisticated Conversion Rate Optimization program in 2017.  The program was designed to run tests on an accelerated basis across all brands within Kanetix Ltd.  Hypothesis… Read more »

InsurTech Drone Startup Betterview Forms Strategic Partnership with Munich Re

InsurTech Drone Startup Betterview Forms Strategic Partnership with Munich Re San Francisco, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2018) – Betterview, which is quickly becoming the platform essential to transactions around buildings and properties, today announced an agreement with Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re) to offer drone imagery, analysis and reporting to Munich Re’s insurance company clients…. Read more »

Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. Makes Strategic InsurTech Investment

Toronto, ON (Jan. 10, 2018) – Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. is pleased to formally announce that it has invested in a software solution designed to assist in the management of independent contractors. The investment is part of Crawford’s commitment to provide customers with modern solutions that address business needs as it carries out its… Read more »

InsurTech: Where’s the Beef?

New SMA Blog by Mark Breading, Partner, Strategy Meets Action Boston, MA (Jan. 3, 2017) – In 1984, Wendy’s introduced a new ad campaign with the tag line “Where’s the Beef?” The campaign was so successful that the phrase “Where’s the Beef” made it into the popular vernacular as a way to question whether there… Read more »

2018: An Insurance Functional Divide?

2018 will be an interesting year. As InsurTech matures, there are increased pressures to join the digital transformation movement. First movers are setting the course for this, but not all will be in a position to adapt quickly. Will this result in fundamentally different types of insurance providers? The starting point may be earlier than you… Read more »

InsurTech vs InsuranceTech – Who’s Winning?

When the term ‘InsurTech’ first entered the business lexicon, ‘disruption’ was a frequent follower.  Typically, the new technology impact was targeted at Insurers and licensed distributors (agents, brokers, MGAs, etc.).  However,  we may be entering a collaboration period.  Will this truly take hold? Where did the InsurTechs come from? While there had been digital tech… Read more »