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The Journey to Digital Insurance and Beyond.
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Bill Ohnemus
There's a huge existing technical footprint in nearly all insurance companies. Rather than replace all that we found a way to extend what they have in a way that gets them #digital innovation without breaking the bank - that's our REST API approach.
Chris Fangmann
+ leverage for external data => use customer data to get to personalized / customer specific insurance (e.g. reducing costs for #manufacturing equipment insurance through predictive maintenance)
Bill Ohnemus
@ChrisFangmann so we pull info from wherever it lives, make it available both for analytics and to the consumer, agent, maybe partners of the insurance company, create not just a technical ecosystem, but a business one
Chris Fangmann
Yes => We need to continue crafting our Use Cases across industries
Femi Ladega
this concept of contextual information provisioning is a key differentiator
Dan Hushon
we need to find ways to free the information from the legacy policy set, decorate with "actual" actuarial data and like weather forecasting, enable new models to exist... US or EU model better?
Dan Hushon
This said, we need to enable an engagement layer and analytic layer on legacy environments then enable our new products to be built on a more advantaged information fabric
Bill Ohnemus
@danhushon Which is exactly what we're working on - need to get our customers excited about the change - 'cause its coming, ready or not (actually, it's here)
Dan Hushon
so are we looking at information fabrics as a primary transaction & analytic environment... whether #cassandra or #hana there is some good tech out there... and we have the policies to create value
Bill Ohnemus
@danhushon pulling back the heavy blankets that cover all the older systems is the harder part - but not impossible - overlay that with the cool stuff to build real insights for consumer and company
Rich Carreau
Use @ to reply Dan, not yet to my knowledge - but fair point for the roadmap. Baby steps in the data arena due to dearth of funding - limited investment as you know...
Kyle Zellman
What's the future of car insurance as technologies like self-driving cars and telematics continue to emerge and drive down premiums? Will it be less profitable? Will hackers' hostile takeovers of vehicles be insured in the future?
Chris Fangmann
you hit one of my fav topics: A new approach to cyber security for autonomous and/or connected vehicles is required - not only to keep insurance profitable but also to plainly keep the bad guys from using cars as weapons
Kyle Zellman
Yeah, we all must be considered about nefarious characters in the digital world, but when they can use digital tools to impact physical phenomenon...that seems quite scary.
Joe Champlin
I'd like to see cyber in #insurance focus on identity to drive decisions and premiums. Will be lively debate around privacy
Brian Wallace
It's likely the traditional indemnification component will contract, thus why insurers need to raise the bar on their offerings...step up to a more meaningful proposition built around a ecosystem of service providers
ghorbal
what digital healthcare insurance are in industry assessment
Dan Hushon
@Joe_Champlin don't disagree... potential good use for blockchain?
Brian Wallace
@DanHushon One of many...insurance is ripe for blockchain applications...given the entire industry is based around the concept of a middleman
Dan Hushon
@bwallac5 sure, has anyone seen blockchain analytic tools? outside transactional assurance? we need to make sure that the analytics don't suffer in the disaggregation
Scott Kohn
@bwallac5 couldn't agree more Brian
Barbara Rosenblum
The Digital shift in insurance is very exciting to watch. Do insurers see more efficiencies in their cost structure? esp. in personal lines, can consumers look forward to lower premiums? Why is that not happening as expected?
Chris Fangmann
It is happening to some extent, one reason for not happening on larger scale is also laziness of consumer...when did you change your insurance last time? => More #education required
Dan Hushon
will likely see the premiums emerge from disruptive players IMO as established firms have [tech] debt to service
Bill Ohnemus
@danhushon which is an opportunity for us - reduce that tech debt or mitigate it so they can move quicker
Faisal Siddiqi
Lower premiums happen in UBI and micro-targeted policies instead of a one size fits all.
Barbara Rosenblum
I am guilty, in MA there is little difference among auto insurers due to state regulations
Brian Wallace
Overall risks and some operating costs are lowering but cost/complexity of individual claims is rising, net/net is a wash.
Jerry Overton
@alanhartwelluk Is simulation an option for overcoming a lack of #digital #insurance #data?
Chris Fangmann
Jerry, definitely Yes => Was just thinking about your biz simulation model => that's what I was referring to a few minutes ago re risk assessment
Jerry Overton
@ChrisFangmann Cool. Btw I owe you a follow-up conversation on digital twin in insurance. Will reach out soon.
Chris Fangmann
Let's use the slot we had secured for this Friday => Can't do the blab with the platform being dead now...
Sorin Costea
how can we get to learn (then show) such simulations?
Rich Carreau
Use @ to reply Simulations are important - Monte Carlo and other forms are part of the business planning model, market testing and deterministic targets make for a good combination play, which again comes back to ability to market test vigorously
Joe Champlin
I bet simulations would help with user training to lower premiums. AKA using #HoloLens to simulate texting while driving and lower premiums based on successful completion
deon erwee
The consumption and thus new operating model starts with InsuranceBusiness discarding their "old" IT models and embracing a new more agile and vastly diverse technology model that is driven by data, connecting data and use of data not just number crunching
Chris Fangmann
I don't see a fast "discarding" of old biz models, but an enabling for a smooth, fast transition / transformation
deon erwee
Agree we need to transform for sure. But they need to discard or it these long embedded processes will simply reappear in a new guise
Rich Carreau
Use @ to reply agree, Newco thinking, not junkyard disposal
Bill Ohnemus
I second what @ChrisFangmann is saying. It will be hard to discard wholesale, but we can extend what they have with a more open approach and carve out the most valuable (outside-in) services, data to begin a robust journey - API Community on C3
Jeff Ely
I would see that Insurance will become more personal and model will look across your lifestyle to plan the cost structure.
Ian Cotterill
Evolution, not revolution
Dan Hushon
Why evolution cotterill... the disrupters will not have the same tech debt... can the established afford not to self disrupt
Brian Wallace
@jeffely That's exactly right. The leaders in customer experience are focusing on your life goals as a starting point. What do you want and how can they help...not just with insurance products, but other products and services.
Bill Fiora
Interesting to note that in certain industries one of the oldest factors - tight regulatory controls - may help insulate existing companies from disruption (or at least slow the onslaught)
Bill Ohnemus
@billfiora Not sure that insulation will hold very long. We need to enable the move for them and encourage it - sink or swim time, IMO
Lisa Braun
@bwallac5 Brian, you mean like other financial services like retirement or college savings plans? Makes sense to take a lifelong view as Jeff said.
Will Kelly
What happens to the data if you change insurance providers? Who owns the data? Will it transfer with you?
Dan Hushon
@wkelly24 congrats on TechOfMonth!
Rich Herald
@DeonEhrwee This is where our modernization offering plays
Dominic Wong
@billfiora I agree the regulatory framework changes will be a major contributing factor to the speed of change in the insurance industry.
Dan Hushon
@wkelly24 it's always a multi-owner situation... but you're talking more about the detail on the basis vs. the contract that represents the txn right?
Brian Wallace
@wkelly24 The industry understands that you "own" the data...but there are few effective mechanisms to enable portability. InsurTech is targeting this need, in both insurance and in healthcare. Secure vaults that you use to grant access.
Alan Hartwell
ideal application for blockchain
deon erwee
I own my data, and I "licence" the insurer to use it. It should transfer where I go. Solve this dilemma and we not only solve the insurance industry headache but the benefits through healthcare etc could be huge
Bill Ohnemus
Not sure insurance companies really think that way, but it is true. Lots of culture shifts need to happen inside these companies to get engaged with their customers
Ian Cotterill
@DanHushon True, but will existing players want to throw away their existing technology/processes and move to the new world in a big bang, or are they more likely to introduce new technology bit by bit and allow the old systems to wither and die?
Alan Hartwell
This incremental approach is driving M&A activity in other sectors but not seeing it in London Insurance yet, CSC with Global360net is an example
Dominic Wong
@OhneMoose Yes, a lot of insurance think they acquired your data. How can you stop the from looking at it?
Bill Ohnemus
Not seeing a lot of appetite for any big bangs - but we can still bring them along
Chris Fangmann
@OhneMoose Agree as you know => there won't be a big bang, but we need to prepare the massive changes e.g. via API approach, service automation, smart/social analytics