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If you were not able to join us in New York yesterday for our annual Celent Innovation & Insight Day, I am sorry to say you missed a great event!    Not only did we have over 250 attendees hearing about this year’s Model Insurers and Model Banks, but you missed some great speakers, content, and […]

Apr 4th, 2014 | Filed under Insurance

In our eighth year of the Celent Model Insurer awards we decided to change the program a bit once we received all our submissions. With a near record 74 submissions, it became evident that we could categorize the submissions into the research themes that we at Celent have been hearing are important to our clients […]

Feb 27th, 2014 | Filed under Innovation, Insurance

For the first time at ACORD LOMA one of the sessions was a discussion, a workshop on a topic that required the audience to participate.  The session, “Social Media in Business: Friend, Foe, or Who Cares” was moderated by Mike Fitzgerald of Celent and in the end was well attended and well received. When I […]

May 20th, 2013 | Filed under Insurance

Seven years.  Isn’t that when some people get an itch?  Not Celent’s 7th annual Model Insurer awards program.  We are excited that this year our Model Insurer program saw a large number of highly competitive submissions.  Our Innovation & Insight Day, where the winners were announced, was combined with our Model Bank awards and had […]

Feb 28th, 2013 | Filed under Insurance

Can you name a song in 6 notes or less?  Click on the link and see if you can do it . . .  Name That Tune  (Hit your back button to return to this blog.  The Answer will be at the bottom!) Can you write a whole story in 6 words or less?  Ernest […]

Dec 13th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

In the Nevada Desert, the US Federal government has spent the last 22 years hollowing out the inside of a mountain. Yucca Mountain was – and technically still is – the US’s official repository for spent nuclear fuel rods. A series of tunnels 1,000 feet below the mountain surface has been carefully bored. The project, […]

Jul 30th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

Jamie MacGregor, Nicolas Michellod and I presented a webinar, Emerging Insurance Technologies: Life, Annuities, and Pensions Industry Edition, on May 31st.  The webinar had an active Q&A session at the end and, as a result, Nicolas, Jamie and I did not have time to answer all the questions.   The blog will provide our answers to […]

Jun 4th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

Jamie MacGregor, Nicolas Michellod and I presented a webinar, Emerging Insurance Technologies: Life, Annuities, and Pensions Industry Edition, on May 31st. The webinar had an active Q&A session at the end and, as a result, Nicolas, Jamie and I did not have time to answer all the questions. The blog will provide our answers to […]

Jun 4th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

In a webinar on March 13th, Craig Weber and I presented our predictions for the North American Policy Administration system market. We also identified some the trends we’ve seen in the market as it relates to deals. A quick recap shows that we believe the NA PAS market will have a slight dip in 2012 […]

Mar 28th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance

In a webinar on March 13th, Craig Weber and I presented our predictions for the North American Policy Administration system market.  We also identified some the trends we’ve seen in the market as it relates to deals.  A quick recap shows that we believe the NA PAS market will have a slight dip in 2012 […]

Mar 28th, 2012 | Filed under Insurance