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Living at the Intersection of Decisions and Duplication

June 17, 2021
12 pm - 1 pm Central Time, 1 pm - 2 pm Eastern, 10 am - 11 am Pacific

True or false… More than 50% of companies with a CI function struggle making decisions informed by intelligence.

If you said true, you’re probably right. 

Last March, Cipher commissioned Forrester Consulting to survey CI professionals in the Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries. What we learned is shocking. The industries with arguably the most mature CI practices struggle to execute many fundamental CI activities. Join Cipher president, Peter Grimm, and a panel of CI professionals from SIR carrier members as they discuss current CI challenges and what the insurance industry can learn from this study.

Discussion Topics Include: 

Making decisions informed by competitive intelligence
Reducing duplicative research
Managing third party CI service providers
Improving time to insight 

Webinar Panelist: 
Savannah Young, Senior Research Strategist at The General
Lisa Orton, Corporate Underwriting Product Development Analyst at United Fire Group
Peter Wood, Strategy Manager at Erie Insurance Group
Chris Rzany, AVP or Strategy at EFinancial/Fidelity Life Association 

Peter Grimm, President of Cipher Systems 

SIR Annual Conference 2021


October 17-19, 2021

Dawn Faint
Florida Blue

“Participating on the SIR Annual Conference Committees has allowed me to expand my network and develop new personal and professional connections. It has provided me with significant opportunities to work on impactful projects, which has allowed me to grow and gain valuable experience outside of my role at my company.”

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