One prediction for 2016 is about to come true – our event on February 3rd

With just under a week to go until our event at The Magic Circle in London is on February 3 I though it worth reflecting on 2016 and the folly of predictions in today’s world. One of the key challenges for any organisation trying to respond to an unpredictable future is the hockey-stick graph or geometric growth that is increasingly describing adoption and the impact of technology on our society. That is to say that the figures stay relatively flat and predictable and then grow out of all proportion to what went before. Adoption of the Internet is a good example, the rise of the smart phones and that of tablets is another. Some may still argue that wearables as a fad has passed, citing them being around for a while but not really seeing the growth one would expect. Perhaps though, this is the false sense of security brought by the flat bit of the graph? The same is true of self-driving cars, a concept that’s been alive and well in Hollywood and on TV shows for decades (anyone remember the Hoff and Kit?) and is only now starting to creep onto real world roads. If the trends of cheaper and ubiquitous technology continue then these trends could at some point see that hockey stick moment, that massive growth in adoption and impact. For insurers – just reacting may not be good enough, instead perhaps it is worth spending time thinking: it is only a matter of time until it is ‘normal’ for clothes and accessories to be internet connected, for cars to drive themselves and for people to live longer through better management of their health. This is precisely the type of thinking we’re hoping to bring to our event, which will be a mix of folks who are on the curve of some of these changes and also some tools to help insurers plan and respond. So while I’m waiting for my Internet connected suit to come along (not that fanciful, you can already get connected yoga-pants and nappies that tweet) and the car that drives me to work – I look forward to spending some time those of you can attend our event next week to discuss the future of insurance and to ask the question, What if … ?

6.26.2014 Celent Insurance Webinar: Functionality and Technology Trends

Jamie Macgregor, Senior Vice President of Insurance and Nicolas Michellod, Senior Insurance Analyst This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. Non-clients can attend for a fee of US$250. If you are unsure of your client status, please contact Chris Williams at cwilliams@celent.com or at +44 208-870-7875. Please click here for more information.

6.11.2014 Celent Webinar: How to Better Leverage Celent

Celent CEO, Craig Weber This event is free to attend and we expect you to walk away with a better view as to how you can get more from working with us. For more information, please contact Anna Griem at +1 603 582 6137 or agriem@celent.com. Please click here for more information.

5.13.2014 Celent Webinar: The Internet of Things and Insurance: Can an Old Industry Learn New Tricks?

Donald Light, Director of Americas Property/Casualty Practice This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. For more information, please contact Chuck Smith at 1-617-262-3125 or csmith@celent.com . Please click here for more information.

5.20.14 Celent Insurance Webinar: Which way is IT going across Europe in 2014?

Senior Vice President of Insurance, Jamie Macgregor and Senior Insurance Analyst, Nicolas Michellod This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. For more information, please contact Chris Williams at 44-208-870-7875 or cwilliams@celent.com . Please click here for more information.

4.29.2014 Celent Insurance Webinar: Insurance Customer Perception

Senior Vice President of Insurance, Jamie Macgregor and Senior Insurance Analyst, Nicolas Michellod of Celent’s Insurance Group This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. Non-clients can attend for a fee of US$250. If you are unsure of your client status, please contact Chris Williams at +44 208-870-7875 or cwilliams@celent.com . Please click here for more information.

4.23.2014 Celent Insurance Webinar: Insurance CIO Pressures and Priorities, North America 2014

Donald Light, Director of Celent’s Americas Property/Casualty Insurance Practice This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. Non-clients can attend for a fee of US$250. If you are unsure of your client status, please contact Chuck Smith at +1.617.262.3124 or csmith@celent.com. Please click here for more information.

6.5.2014: Celent Insurance Webinar: Consumer Mobile Apps in Latin America: Life & Health Edition – Spanish Language

Celent Senior Analyst Juan Mazzini. This event is free to attend. Please contact Juan Mazzini at jmazzini@celent.com with any questions. Please click here for more information.

6.3.2014: Celent Insurance Webinar: Consumer Mobile Apps in Latin America: Life & Health Edition – English Language

Celent Senior Analyst Juan Mazzini. This event is free to attend. Please contact Juan Mazzini at jmazzini@celent.com with any questions. Please click here for more information.

4.17.2014: Celent Insurance Webinar: Consumer Mobile Apps in Latin America: Property & Casualty Edition – Spanish Language

Celent Senior Analyst Juan Mazzini. This event is free to attend. Please contact Juan Mazzini at jmazzini@celent.com with any questions. Please click here for more information.