Profile of Kathy BurgerEditorial Director
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 575
Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to directing the editorial strategy of both brands, Kathy is charged with the creation and development of new products, editorial supplements, special publications and live and online events including BS&T's Executive Summit, I&T's Executive Summit, Webcasts, live custom events and executive roundtables. Kathy is a frequent speaker/moderator at financial services industry conferences, and also has presented at a number of technology company user group and sales force events, as well as numerous Webcasts sponsored by industry leaders. She is a graduate of Carleton College.
Articles by Kathy Burger
posted in May 2012
Attendees at next week’s 2012 IASA Educational Conference and Business Show in San Diego are being encouraged to “Achieve Greatness” through networking, educational sessions and interaction with technology companies on the exhibit floor. Greatness may be elusive but there definitely will be a focus on hot topics such as data and analytics, financial management, distribution and mobile capabilities. I&T asked a cross-section of conference participants to identify their prioritie
Optimism about growing mobile penetration combined with ongoing concern about security risks provides an uncertain context to insurers as they weigh their investments in the mobile channel.
Security First Insurance launches all-inclusive homeowners insurance iPhone app; Florida-based insurer introduces app to streamline the claims process, in time for 2012 hurricane season.
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins June 1, is likely to be relatively mild compared to recent years. But even a less-active season or a Category 1 storm places tremendous demands on insurance companies in terms of risk modeling and underwriting, catastrophe response and claims management/payments. Here’s a review of some of the key technologies and tools insurers must have in their arsenals to provide the right levels of service during the 2012 hurricane season.
The 2012 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum featured discussions about evolving technologies, including social media and telematics.
Disability income claims business process services include life-cycle adjudication and payment management.
Although an array of hot topics — including analytics, cloud computing, mobile technology and social media — will be on the agenda at next week’s 2012 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum in Orlando, conference participants will have their own priorities. I&T asked industry executives what they’ll be looking for at this year’s Forum.
Smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.7 billion in 2017, forecasts telecommunications analyst Ovum – more evidence that the growth of the mobile channel presents opportunities for insurance companies in areas as diverse as distribution, claims and customer service. However, security remains a huge concern – especially as the bring-your-own-device movement means increasing volumes of sensitive corporate and client information are handled on mobile devices. To help insurers opti