Despite advances in technology, the insurance industry still struggles with the sheer volume and complexity of data. Simple changes and the use of new software can help organisations understand their business and meet regulatory requirements, says Richard Brown, director at VIPR.
The insurance industry is not the only business to struggle with understanding its data. But the sheer volume of information hitting insurers’ desktops on a daily basis means it cannot ignore the importance of acting now to embrace the latest technology in order to get to grips with the issue.
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There's nothing like a relaxed cappuccino after your lunch or during a relaxed evening. Whether you are drinking it as you read a book, chatting with friends or sitting looking out at the garden or the park, we have an excellent soundtrack that you can enjoy with your drink.
Yana Nesterenkova was born and raised in Russia during a time of enormous economic and social turmoil in the 1980s, but she’s gone on to become an internationally respected and highly successful software engineer.
Perhaps it’s no surprise then that she has been breaking what she calls “perception patterns” throughout most of her life. As a child, despite a lack of resources and study materials, Nesterenkova excelled at puzzles, which would later become a love of data structures and algorithms.
Rap music continues to evolve rapidly in 2016. Check out our playlist of the latest and biggest tracks!
Hip-hop is taking plenty of interesting twists and turns in 2016. Surely the biggest track of recent months is ‘Sucker For Pain’, which features an unexpected combination of some heavy hitting rappers, including Lil Wayne, with indie band Imagine Dragons - and is from the blockbuster movie Suicide Squad.
Technology to help businesses transform their training for a wide range of staff remains patchy, but its wider adoption is inevitable It is among the most promising technologies, yet remains rarely used in business. Learning analytics, a pioneering system used in a number of universities to transform tuition, is stuck at the periphery of managers’ strategic vision, pushed out by the dominant efficiency and customer targeting strategies.
Businesses are missing out. Experts say learning analytics technology would enable them to make development programmes consistently deliver. Staff would learn more quickly and efficiently, and achieve better outcomes, because their engagement and learning could be measured, understood and responded to.
Ambitious people are often told to reach for the stars but few are able to take that idea quite as literally as Dawn Stanley, a Systems Engineering and Integration Manager for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS).
Stanley’s work is focused on developing the technology around SLS, a system being readied to propel crewed missions to Mars.
Ever more complex financial products, growing technical automation and a narrow focus on regulatory box-ticking could be the perfect storm for banks to lose control of their decision-making processes and potentially wreak havoc on the financial system, warns Dr. Colin Lawrence, partner and managing director of financial services at Parker Fitzgerald.
A thirty-year veteran of the financial risk management arena, Lawrence believes CROs need to move far beyond conducting measurement, and start driving strategic change.
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