They said it couldn’t be done, but we held the latest installment in Celent’s series of innovation roundtables in Tokyo recently. Our innovation roundtables put the focus squarely on interactive discussion among the participants. This is a relatively untried model in Japan, where events typically take the form of conventional conferences with presentations. We’re glad […]
Celent’s message of “healthy discomfort” as a driver of positive change seemed to resonate with attendees, both carriers and their vendors. It came into virtually every conversation in some way.
Celent’s Creative Disruption event last week was very well received. For those of you who couldn’t make it, I thought you might like to see the 3-minute videos that set the tone for several segments. (To view these over a slow Web connection, click on the HD button to toggle high definition off.) Special thanks […]
Anyone who has tried to resolve the wildly conflicting opinions found on Zagat or TripAdvisor or Ebay knows that feedback from strangers is of questionable value in determining the truth about goods or services.
Optimism leads Pessimism by a score of 13 to 2. The Pessimism coaching staff is still plotting its comeback at IASA, but I have to say that the odds of getting Pessimism into the win column are very low.
One might naturally assume that the tragic events in northeastern Japan would also be devastating the Japanese insurance industry. By the beginning of April some 320,000 P&C claims related to the disasters had already been filed with insurers. After the Kobe earthquake of 1995, when many home and business owners discovered their policies did not […]
Celent’s annual North American Insurance Software Deal Trends reports will be published in late May 2010. These reports, one focused on Life/Annuity/Health and one on Property/Casualty, examine over 2000 North American insurance software deals inked in 2008 and 2009. Our analyses conclude that insurance software buying patterns over the last two years look different than […]
Is it true that you can never have too much of a good thing? That’s my take when it comes to staffing the Celent insurance team. I’m pleased to introduce three new team members who will make our strong team even stronger. Craig Beattie joins us as an analyst in the London office. Prior to […]