Cornelio to Head LFG IT
Chuck Cornelio has made a mark at Jefferson Pilot Financial by driving the vision of a "digital life company.” He may now get a chance to put that vision into practice as head of IT for the new Lincoln Financial Group.
No Need to Ask
Sophisticated carriers are giving online policyholders what they want, before they ask for it.
Critical Data: Supporting ERM Through ACORD Standards
Data and information are the most crucial assets for any corporation. But this is especially true for risk managers who have specific data requirements to manage risk, track experience and make educated decisions on risk transfer and loss prevention. Standards are the instrument to support enterprise risk management - ERM.
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
For these former Elite 8 honorees, staying retired is almost as challenging as staying on top - the allure of the insurance business just keeps pulling them back in.
Survival of the Fittest
These Elite 8 alumni are shouldering more responsibilities than ever. But to keep the corner office, they've needed to adapt how they approach their jobs.
Economical Pilots ILOG
The Economical Insurance Group is piloting ILOG JRules as part of the carrier's new automated underwriting system for commercial and personal lines of business.
As CIO of the nation's largest healthcare provider, Ron Ponder blends leadership skills with technology savvy to move WellPoint past any post-merger integration woes.
There’s No ’I’ in ’Team’
At Nationwide Financial, business and IT work together to reduce costs and improve processes. CIO Dennis Noice leads the charge.
The Case for Change
The Hartford's Mike Byam helped transform how the carrier's personal and commercial lines do business. Now, he's driving transformation for the entire P&C technology organization.
Culture of Discipline
At Genworth Financial, CIO Scott McKay is transforming perceptions of IT, improving consistency of the customer experience and leveraging the culture of former parent General Electric.
Paul Rix breathes new life into AIG's worldwide operations by adapting the company's global resources for local markets.
Rising to the Challenge
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance's Annaclair Kiger is taking on the supplemental insurance market.
Piyush Singh's front-end strategy took RLI's back-office-focused organization and built agile, user-friendly technology to match the P&C carrier's approach to business.
Having transformed MetLife's e-business IT, Georgette Piligian went on to become CIO of corporate systems, and play a leading role in finance transformation and the carrier's acquisition of Travelers Life.
Partners in Strategy
As insurance technology continues to mature, so does the appreciation of IT - and the CIO's role - on the part of the business. In an era of increased technology investment, these factors are transforming today's senior insurance technology officers into influential strategic partners.
IBM/ACORD Deal Eyes SOA
Elements of IBM's Insurance Application Architecture will give ACORD reach into business processes.
Alliances & Partnerships
Oracle Buys Siebel; Business Objects Acquires SRC; Fiserv Offers Aetna; KIG Taps DocASSURE; ASK, IdeaStar Team; Open Text in Sync With InSystems
Insurers use automation and wireless technology to deliver services to customers faster, reveals InformationWeek 500.
The Sun Will Come Out
Before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, business continuity plans and partners help insurance entities weather the storm.
OneBeacon Calls 911; Chubb Claims MS/B; Austin Mutual Licenses .Claim; Gore Mutual Selects Symbility; Security Mutual Uses Common Census; Main Street Chooses Guidewire; Golden Rule to Integrate Norvax; Industrial Alliance Taps Global IQX; Dongbu Relies on Accenture
Hurricane Katrina threatened insurers' already low public image, but technology gave carriers a chance to redeem their reputations through effective claims processing.
Leading by Example
There has been much discussion about the nature and meaning of leadership in the weeks since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but, sadly, very few actual examples of effective leadership in action.
Industrial Alliance, (about $30 billion in assets) a national Canadian life and health insurance company headquartered in Montreal and Quebec, selected Global IQX’s (Ottawa, Ontario) automation solution systems to streamline sales, underwriting and renewal processes.