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Content tagged with Management Strategies posted in October 2011
John Hancock Launches Unified iPad App
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Borne out of an employee competition, the app has different capabilities depending on whether the user is a customer, financial advisor or benefits manager.
Former Insurance Head Rometty Becomes IBM CEO
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Virginia Rometty, who has been with IBM since 1981, served as GM of IBM's Global Insurance and Financial Services Sector on her way to succeeding Sam Palmisano.
Gartner Forecasts 3.9 Percent Growth in Enterprise IT Spending for 2012 – How Will Insurance IT Budgets Compare?
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Gartner forecasts 3.9 percent growth in enterprise IT spending for 2012; cloud, social, information, mobile identified as forces shaping IT spending. Insurance & Technology survey investigates budget plans and IT priorities for the coming year.
Allianz Life Names Jeff Palm CIO
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Palm was most recently managing director-technology at from RBC Wealth Management (Minneapolis). Palm formerly held senior leadership roles in technology at Fingerhut/Federated, American Express, and Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
Meet Insurance & Technology's 2011 Elite 8 Honorees
Slideshows  |  10/18/2011  | 
Insurance & Technology's 2011 Elite 8 honorees exemplify the qualities and skills required of today's senior insurance technology executives to lead their organizations' efforts to create business value and distinction.
CIOs' Favorite Tech Gadgets
Slideshows  |  10/17/2011  | 
You don't get to the elite level in the information technology industry without being a techie at heart. The 2011 Elite 8 reveal their favorite personal gadgets.
From IT Cost Manager To Business-Savvy CIO
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
The opportunities for CIOs to increase their contributions by leveraging IT to create sustainable business value have never been greater, says Harvey R. Koeppel, Executive Director of the Center for CIO Leadership.
Consumer Insurance CIO Karl Uphoff Improves Efficiency, Supports Growth at Chartis
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
CIO of Consumer Insurance Karl Uphoff supported explosive growth and vastly improved efficiency at Chartis' high-net-worth consumer business.
CIO Joseph Smith Provides Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield with IT Blueprint
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CIO Joseph Smith has made a career out of anticipating the pain points in the health insurance industry and identifying the right technologies to solve them.
TIAA-CREF CIO Annabelle Bexiga An Immediate Change Agent
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
TIAA-CREF CIO Annabelle Bexiga hasn't been shy about implementing meaningful change at the company in only a year on the job.
SVP Bob Buchanan Builds IT-Business Success at Auto-Owners Insurance Co.
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
SVP Bob Buchanan's career at Auto-Owners Insurance Co. has been marked by his relationships with both IT staff and the business.
CIO Stuart Tainsky Enables Rapid Growth at PURE
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
PURE SVP and CIO Stuart Tainsky is rallying his small IT team to develop cost-effective ways to drive the carrier's rapid growth and reputation for quality service.
Narragansett Bay Insurance CIO Mike Anselmo on Leading Edge of IT
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Mike Anselmo, CIO of Narragansett Bay Insurance Co., leverages leading-edge IT ideas, such as SaaS delivery of core systems, to support rapid growth within a targeted business niche.
Manulife EVP and CIO Joe Cooper Takes Federated Approach to IT
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Manulife EVP and CIO Joe Cooper balances local and global concerns within a collaborative, federated technology organizational approach.
How Are Insurance Companies Navigating the 2012 IT Budget Process? Respond to I&T's Survey to Share Your Budget Experiences
Commentary  |  10/17/2011  | 
Whether they increase or shrink compared to 2011 levels, insurers' 2012 IT budgets will have to cover everything from compliance to analytics to core systems to customer experience. Tell us how your 2012 IT budget is shaping up by participating in an Insurance & Technology survey.
Q&A: CIO Mark Clark on Balancing Legacy and New Technology at Jackson National Life
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
Jackson National Life's "Long-Term Smart" business strategy behind the life and annuities carrier's outstanding success during times of trouble is backed by a single-platform, legacy-wrapping IT strategy aimed at mitigating risk, minimizing complexity and leveraging existing assets together with new technology.
Another British Invasion? The New Wave of Insurance Regulation
Commentary  |  10/8/2011  | 
Just as the musical "British Invasion" ultimately had a lasting impact on American music and culture, the synergy of regulatory reforms in the U.S. and Europe are also aimed at constructive global cooperation, a blending of the best of both worlds.
Regards to Unum's Bob Best on His Retirement
Commentary  |  10/7/2011  | 
The trajectory of Bob's career brought him through increasingly broad responsibilities and tested him through the rigors of major mergers and acquisitions. His continued eminence from Colonial Life, through UnumProvident to Unum, demonstrated his outstanding worth to those organizations through all their changes.

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