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News & Commentary
Content tagged with Management Strategies posted in November 2010
Willis Re Selects SpatialKey for Risk Models
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
The software-as-a-service location intelligence technology will perform analyses of portfolios and risks for Willis Re and its clients.
Life Carriers Embrace Social Media to Improve Risk: Ernst & Young
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
Many life insurers are using social media to reach a younger market in order to balance the longevity risk of baby boomers with the low mortality risk of these younger consumers, according to research from Ernst & Young.
MedBen Selects Verisk Platform for Risk
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
Verisk's Sightlines Medical Intelligence platform will help the health insurer identify healthcare trends and cost drivers, facilitate benefit program design, improve health status, and reduce spending for its employer clients.
What I Learned on my Autumn "Vacation"
Commentary  |  11/12/2010  | 
This past week was my first Insurance & Technology Executive Summit. It's been a date circled on my calendar since I interviewed for this job back in May — it set a hard deadline for me to transition from subject matter novice to, if not "expert," at least "intermediate."
Celent's Light: Prepare for the New Normal
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Economic pressure on consumers will take quite a long time to correct, meaning carriers must re-evaluate strategies in a number of areas, the analyst said at Insurance & Technology's Executive Summit.
AIG Names Sid Sankaran SVP, Chief Risk Officer
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
AIG names Sid Sankaran SVP, Chief Risk Officer; former Oliver Wyman Financial Services partner will oversee chief risk officers of all AIG business units.
Embrace of New Technologies Generates New Security Concerns
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
Ernst & Young's 2010 Global Information Security Survey finds insurers and other businesses are boosting security spending in response to new risks from mobile, cloud and social networking.
CNA Exec Recommends Military Values and Technology to I&T Summit Attendees
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
George Fay, executive VP of CNA and U.S. Army Major General (ret.) discussed the leader’s role in driving the values of an insurance organization and maximizing the potential of people and technology.
Chubb SVP Shares Details of Successful Social Strategy
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
SVP of enterprise infrastructure support and services Al Durcan walked the audience through the carrier's patient approach to launching social media activities.
State Auto Names David J. Hosler Vice President
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
Hosler will work with business opportunities presented by Risk Evaluation and Design, LLC, STFC's affiliate in the alternative risk transfer market.
Korn Ferry Names New Head of North American Insurance Practice
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Korn Ferry names Tom Rowe as senior client partner and new head of North American insurance practice.
XL Insurance Names COO
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Former Zurich exec Michael Garceau will oversee operations for the company's North American P&C business.
EVP Lori Beer Discusses Strategy of WellPoint’s Enterprise Business Service Organization
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
The new organization, headed by former CIO Beer, unites several core business functions to coordinate services at a high level, providing strategic agility and enabling senior leaders to focus on front-end business concerns.
Chubb Names Kathleen Tierney COO of Chubb Personal Insurance and Mark Korsgaard Worldwide Claim Officer
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
Chubb names Kathleen Tierney COO of Chubb Personal Insurance and Mark Korsgaard Worldwide Claim Officer; Tierney will succeed 25-year Chubb veteran Andrew McElwee, who is retiring.
Elite 8 2009: Where Are They Now?
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
While last year's Elite 8 honorees continue to drive efficiencies, they increasingly are overseeing initiatives to support business growth.
CIOs Prepare to Implement Growth Strategies
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
After two years wandering the desert of financial malaise, insurance carriers are looking to their CIOs to drive strategies that prepare them to grow in a consumer environment that increasingly demands innovative, real-time solutions.
Are Insurers Ready to Embrace Mobile?
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
Mobile technology is one of the hottest topics in the insurance industry, but despite Elite 8 executives' commitment to innovation, their opinions vary as to the potential of mobile applications for their businesses in the near term.
IT Needs Effective Leaders -- Now More Than Ever
Commentary  |  11/1/2010  | 
Times of crisis put unique demands on technology executives to define and defend the IT organization's mission, activities and resources. Those who do so effectively position their firms to capitalize on the eventual upturn, according to former Elite 8 honoree June Drewry.

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