How to define yourself in the workplace of the future

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I almost switched the headline above from “how to define yourself” to “how to brand yourself,” but I don’t think it’s healthy to people to view themselves as a product — because in the age of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), it is our humanity that gives us value. That’s the point made by Aaron […]

Cloud migration: Making the right choices up front stacks the odds in your favour

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IT leaders are looking before they leap Bring up the topic of cloud migration with a C-Suite executive and you’ll usually get a positive reaction. Viewed through a business lens, the prospect of cost savings, quicker time to market, and transparent consumption models are all compelling benefits. Have the same discussion with an IT leader, […]

Is healthcare IT causing a clinician burnout epidemic?

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It used to be so easy as a Marcus Welby-era general practitioner or nurse when the most sophisticated technology was the blood pressure cuff. Record keeping was a matter of manila folders with cryptic paper notes and prescription records filed in giant buff-colored cabinets. There was a library of patient x-ray records with a lightbox […]

The digital workplace: Making the magic happen

Globalization and the growth of the “outside-in” digital enterprise have thoroughly disrupted the workplace. The company-employee equation has changed dramatically, with the “task” becoming the primary focus. Collaboration happens intuitively and digitally across boundaries. As workers exercise more independence, taking jobs they’re truly interested in, businesses reduce traditional benefits and brick-and-mortar office space to free […]

Blockchain’s identity problem

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As an old dog in technology marketing and research, I’ve had the opportunity to watch the emergence of many new products and categories and observe the traction (or lack thereof) that the products get in the marketplace. I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard about blockchain. I was speaking with a […]

How can the insurance industry improve its talent pool?

The report ‘Talent in the London Market – Unique Advantage’ by the London Market Group and Deloitte, came out in 2016 just as I finished my first year working in the insurance industry. Before my career change, I worked in IT and telecoms for a decade, serving multiple vertical industries, large-scale corporates, SMEs and consumers. Needless to say, I saw and helped […]

Consider this when configuring and customizing insurance technology

What’s driving the need for customization and configurability in the insurance technology space? As a philosopher once said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” And this is certainly true of the insurance industry. Mix a dash of market forces, a cup of product launches, a sprinkling of new countries, a handful of fresh business lines […]

Integrating new technologies into holistic insurance solutions

Advances in technology have meant applications are more open and can talk more easily to one another. This gives CIOs the ability to pick and choose the applications that make the most sense for their organization, and to integrate them into an end-to-end landscape. The approach eliminates the one-size-fits-all mentality of the past and makes […]

Empresa aseguradora e infraestructura tecnológica ágil, ¿es posible?

Las aseguradoras siempre han participado en la carrera por llegar antes al mercado, con sus productos y soluciones, pero siempre al menor coste. El origen de este gran reto tampoco es nuevo; cambio en las expectativas de socios y clientes, aumento de la competencia y exigencias de los organismos reguladores, tal vez añadiendo el clima […]

Assurance : comment développer une infrastructure informatique agile?

Les assureurs ont toujours dû relever le défi d’apporter des produits et des solutions rapidement sur le marché et tout cela à moindre coût. Les challenges ne manquent pas : de nouvelles attentes de leurs fournisseurs et de leurs clients ; de nouveaux acteurs qui bouleversent le champ concurrentiel, de  nouvelles réglementations. Sans oublier le […]