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Content tagged with Management Strategies posted in October 2009
Society of Actuaries' New President Takes Office
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
S. Michael McLaughlin, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, will seek to expand awareness of the actuarial profession's preparedness to provide solutions to some of the insurance industry's most pressing challenges.
IT Departments Challenged in a Year of Crisis and Learning
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
In driving senior technology executives to do more with less, the financial crisis clarified the capabilities that distinguish the most successful insurance CIOs in a rapidly changing business environment.
Nationwide Makes Executive Role Changes to Support Customer Service Strategy
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
CEO Steve Rasmussen says spreading business expertise across the company will support the attraction and retention of customers of both insurance and financial services product lines.
Catching Up With I&T Elite 8 2008: Coping With Crisis
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Check in with some of last year's Elite 8 honorees to find out what IT leaders have been up to and how their roles may have changed in the past year.
CSC, TowersPerrin Partner on Financial Risk Solution for Life & Annuity Market
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The Financial Risk Intelligence solution manages data from source systems directly to Towers Perrin's financial modeling platform, enabling insurers to assess financial risk better, gain greater visibility into their data and its lineage, and satisfy regulatory and compliance demands, according to the vendors.
Secrets of IT Talent Management: Workforce Risks Worth Taking
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
Sometimes the less obvious candidates are the right ones when it comes to selecting your IT leadership team, says 2008 Elite 8 honoree Chuck Cornelio, EVP and chief administrative officer, Lincoln Financial Group.
Fixing the Insurance Systems Ecosystem
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
By leveraging an enterprise architecture, insurance IT organizations can simplify their system portfolios, reducing maintenance burdens and improving development capabilities, according to 2006 Elite 8 honoree John Kellington, now SVP, ACORD.
SAP and Novell Integrate Solutions for GRC
News  |  10/13/2009  | 
The collaboration will include integration of GRC solutions from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio with Novell security and identity products, as well as plans for joint marketing and selling of the integrated solutions to joint customers.
Insurance & Technology's 2009 Elite 8 Strive to Lead Their Companies Beyond the Financial Crisis
News  |  10/9/2009  | 
The eight insurance technology executives profiled in Insurance & Technology's 11th annual Elite 8 special report welcome the opportunity to solve problems, deliver effective and innovative solutions and stretch the talents of their workforces.
AXA's Kevin Murray Steals a March on Crisis
News  |  10/8/2009  | 
Kevin Murray's aggressive transformation agenda at AXA Equitable has better positioned the life and annuities firm to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the post-crisis market.
CIO Q&A: The Business Case for Business Intelligence
News  |  10/8/2009  | 
Montana State Fund CIO Al Parisian shares best practices for justifying business intelligence (BI) technology investment to the business.
Aviva Names Mark Hodges Sole U.K. CEO
News  |  10/6/2009  | 
Hodges will lead both U.K. life and general insurance units as part of an ongoing transformation. Aviva also announced that, upon the retirement of Tom Godlasky, Igal Mayer will become CEO for North America and Robin Spencer will be chief risk officer.
Having Stepped Up to CIO, Bob Casale Pushes Innovation at MassMutual
News  |  10/5/2009  | 
MassMutual's Bob Casale has stepped into the CIO role and led the carrier into the next phase of its technology modernization initiative.
Eileen Slevin Leads New York Life's Investment in the Future
News  |  10/5/2009  | 
Thanks to the advocacy of SVP and CIO Eileen Slevin, New York Life is investing in an SOA-based infrastructure that will provide the foundation for the insurer's long-term business plans.
Insurers Proceed on Social Media, With Caution
News  |  10/5/2009  | 
Web 2.0 and social media offer insurance companies a new and potentially more effective way to interact with agents and distributors, according to I&T's Elite 8 technology executives. Still, their approach is, 'Proceed with caution.'
Lori Beer Drives IT to the Next Level at Post-Merger WellPoint
News  |  10/5/2009  | 
Lori Beer's tenure as CTO of WellPoint in the wake of the Anthem merger has helped position her to drive significant change as CIO and take the carrier's IT organization to the next level.

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