Offshore Blueprint: Gartner, Genworth Discuss Strategy
The first step toward outsourcing is often an admission of weakness, according to Gartner's David Furlonger, speaking at "From Blueprint to Reality," a conference held last Wednesday in New York, produced by Patni, Gartner and Genworth Financial.
Gary Scholten, a 2003 Elite 8 honoree, hasn't slowed down since we spoke with him last year.
Michael Connolly fosters a creative and ambitious approach to the possibilities of technology at Aetna to improve the quality and cost of healthcare.
Allianz Life's Doug Reynolds leverages legacy systems with newer technology, while driving tighter business and IT alignment.
By changing the culture of CSAA's IT organization, business transformation officer Bob Wilkes is improving efficiency, service and growth opportunities.
UnumProvident's Bob Best works at enabling the business to think differently about its relationship with the customer.
Todd Ellis combined Chubb Commercial Insurance's home office IT and operations groups into a unified, high-performance service organization.
Evangelist and Educator
The challenge of learning about - and tapping - technology's capabilities helps make the CIO job fun for Northwestern Mutual's Barbara Piehler.
Distinction and Innovation
John Chu puts his financial acumen to work in transforming the IT organization at The Hartford's P&C company from an order-taking facility into a driver of business strategy.
Having created the foundation for an online, real-time infrastructure, Steve Sheinheit is building technology for a single MetLife customer experience.
Insurers find a variety of ways to leverage technology to help claimants recover from the onslaught of ferocious storms.
Breaking the Mold
In the six years since Insurance & Technology introduced the annual Elite 8 Awards recognizing some of the insurance industry's most effective and visionary senior technology executives, much has changed in the world of the CIO.
New technologies, including the use of the Web, have allowed insurance companies to deploy real-time processing models without compromising business controls. But current application portfolios and technology infrastructures are not positioned to use the new technologies in a real-time, seamless process.
ISLF Coverage: The Compliance Conundrum
Regulatory compliance has traditionally been strictly a burden, but it now represents an opportunity, said Matthew Josefowicz, Celent Communications, speaking at the Insurance Standards Leadership Forum, produced by Insurance & Technology and ACORD, on September 30 in New York.
ISLF Coverage: Building With Standards
Business architecture is all about planning, and key to planning is the development of standards. That was the chief theme at the Insurance Standards Leadership Forum produced by Insurance & Technology and ACORD, on September 30 in New York.