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 November 2008
In some ways, the situation Xerox found itself in roughly 10 years ago is similar to the current financial services crisis, in that it resulted from a "perfect storm" of factors -- a weak economy, stronger competition, and internal turmoil.
Although the weak economy and global financial crisis are putting pressure on IT budgets, these tough conditions may actually drive insurance companies to pursue what would be considered innovative technology strategies.
What's the biggest challenge facing the insurance industry? If the concerns of attendees at this week's Insurance & Technology Executive Summit are any indication, the urgent need to recruit and retain an effective workforce for the future ranks at the very top of most management priority lists.