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Member Since: 5/8/2014
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Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to directing the editorial strategy of both brands, Kathy is charged with the creation and development of new products, editorial supplements, special publications and live and online events including BS&T's Executive Summit, I&T's Executive Summit, Webcasts, live custom events and executive roundtables. Kathy is a frequent speaker/moderator at financial services industry conferences, and also has presented at a number of technology company user group and sales force events, as well as numerous Webcasts sponsored by industry leaders. She is a graduate of Carleton College.

Articles by Kathy Burger

AIG Names New CEO

6/11/2014
Robert Benmosche, who led AIG's post-financial crisis recovery, will resign from board Sept. 1 and assume advisory role.

The Hartford Names New CEO

6/9/2014
Current EVP/CFO appointed CEO and member of board; current president/CEO Liam McGee continues as executive chairman of the board.

How To Build A Great Insurance IT Workforce

5/9/2014
CIOs from USAA, Unum and other insurance organizations shared secrets to attracting and retaining IT talent during a panel at the 2014 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum.

Mad Men, Insurance and Change

5/5/2014
A metaphor-filled episode of the show about advertising in the '60s has relevance for a transforming insurance industry.

The 5 Biggest Challenges Facing IT Professionals

3/13/2014
Almost two-thirds of executives surveyed by Protiviti report their businesses are undergoing a major IT transformation -- and with these efforts come big challenges around security, data management and new channels.

Realizing The Promise Of Agility

1/3/2014
The ability to move quickly and nimbly in response to market opportunities and challenges is a prized but elusive capability for insurers.

Infrastructure Resilience: Where Do We Go After Sandy?

10/30/2013
Policymakers, communities, citizens and the private sector (including insurers) share responsibility for rethinking disaster preparedness and response, agreed participants in a Stevens Institute of Technology conference about lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy.

The 2013 Elite 8: Identifying True Technology Leadership In Insurance

10/21/2013
It takes an elusive combination of technical skills, vision, business savvy, and insight to make a successful insurance CIO – but these attributes are plentiful among Insurance & Technology’s 2013 Elite honorees, who will be recognized at the new Elite 8 Executive Forum in New York, November 7.

5 Lessons for Employers Looking to Hire

10/18/2013
CareerBuilder study reveals lessons for recruiters and job seekers; use of mobile channel and the need for strong branding are among the differentiators.

Oregon Mutual Achieves Ratings Independence -- In the Cloud

9/16/2013
Working with ClarionDoor, Oregon Mutual was able to rapidly go to market with a cloud-based rating system for personal lines auto that ends dependency on comparative raters’ manufactured rates -- an implementation that received a 2013 SMA Innovation in Action Award.

Insurance IT Innovation: Not An Oxymoron

8/23/2013
The winners of this year's Novarica Research Council Impact Awards demonstrate that insurance companies are increasingly adept at getting measurable results out of innovative IT implementations.

6 Trends Transforming Health Insurance

8/12/2013
Enhanced infrastructures, consolidation and great reliance on vendor services are among the trends SunGard sees shaping the industry four-and-a-half months out from the Jan. 1, 2014, implementation of key Obamacare provisions.

Aflac Names New CIO

7/17/2013
Julia K. Davis hired as SVP/CIO; former CIO at American Safety Insurance replaces Michael Boyle, who has left the insurer.

Big Data's Consumerization Angle

6/7/2013
As with mobile and social media, insurance company employees increasingly expect to have access to analytics and big data capabilities.

Selective Appoints New CIO

5/9/2013
Gordon Gaudet, most recently director and co-lead of Deloitte Consulting's Insurance Core Systems Transformation practice, will have responsibility for all IT operations at the P&C insurer.

ACORD Names Chief Standards Officer

4/23/2013
Former Zurich General Insurance executive Monique Hesseling joins the industry standards group as VP and chief standards officer, a new position.

Big Data Not Yet A Best Practice In Insurance

3/18/2013
Big data is a hot topic across the insurance industry, but many carriers are stymied by the challenges of making a business case for the types of systems and infrastructure investments required to support a big data strategy, says Martina Conlon, a principal in the insurance practice of Novarica.

NAIC Names New CEO

1/22/2013
Former Senator Ben Nelson brings legislative, regulatory and executive experience to CEO role.

Insurance & Technology’s Top 10 Stories of 2012

12/19/2012
Mobility and consumerization initiatives were popular themes in I&T’s most-read stories this year. But technologists also flocked to stories about the workplace, including communication tips, innovation examples and salary outlook.

Seen & Heard at I&T’s 2012 Executive Summit

11/30/2012
Hot topics at Insurance & Technology’s recent Executive Summit in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., included the need to align insurance marketing and IT functions, how to overcome barriers to customer engagement, and an assessment of the insurance industry’s initial response to Superstorm Sandy (which occurred less than one week before the Executive Summit). Along with the discussion was high-level networking and I&T’s annual Elite 8 Awards Ceremony. Participants in this year’

We’re All Risk Managers Now: Anticipating Hurricane Isaac

8/28/2012
Mobile apps, social media and the availability of real-time content give everyone -- from insurance company actuaries to private citizens -- sophisticated capabilities to prepare for natural catastrophes, such as the looming Hurricane Isaac.

Andrew Made the Insurance Industry Stronger: Marsh's Pieroni

8/24/2012
The scope, destruction and costs of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 forced the insurance industry to revamp everything from risk forecasting to claims management. Marsh's Chief Operating Officer William Pieroni says technology has been key to helping insurers up their game when it comes to catastrophe response.

8 Insurance Industry Impacts of Hurricane Andrew

8/24/2012
Technology, regulation, construction and the P&C insurance industry itself all have changed since – and in some instances, because of – Hurricane Andrew, the category 5 storm that made landfall in south Florida on August 24, 1992. Here are eight ways that the catastrophe changed the way insurance companies do business.

Learning the Lessons of Hurricane Andrew

8/21/2012
Hurricane Andrew caused more than $26 billion in reported damage, but also inspired the insurance industry to transform the ways it manages claims and provides customer service. Insurance & Technology examines the changes, challenges and lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew in a series of special reports.

5 Reasons Why Hurricane Andrew Still Matters

8/21/2012
In the 20 years since Hurricane Andrew hit south Florida on August 24, 1992, there have been more damaging hurricanes and natural catastrophes, but no other event has had as much impact on the insurance industry. To kick off I&T’s special coverage of Hurricane Andrew’s 20th anniversary, here’s a look at the catastrophe and how it has changed the industry.

Ginni Rometty, Golf and Technology Strategy

8/21/2012
IBM's recently named CEO has been in the headlines, not because of a big deal or technology announcement, but because of golf club Augusta National's now-rescinded no-women-members policy. What's wrong with this picture?

6 Tips for Avoiding a Social Media Debacle

8/17/2012
Progressive's "robotweet" debacle put a spotlight on social media's importance within the insurance industry and the risk companies take if they do not implement a sound social media strategy.

5 Customer Experience Concepts Insurers Can Learn from Yahoo’s New CEO

7/26/2012
Just because the background of Yahoo’s high-profile new CEO, former Google executive Marissa Mayer, is in engineering doesn’t mean she doesn’t have some valuable insights about customer experience and engagement. As insurers grapple with these concepts, it could be helpful to review these insights from the woman who is charged with putting them into practice at long-struggling Yahoo.

Keep It Simple, Insurers

7/24/2012
Policy administration modernization and replacement projects traditionally have been among the most costly, complex and risky initiatives insurance IT organizations oversee. There's got to be a better way, and an increasing number of insurers are looking for alternatives.

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