SIR On Demand Webinar: Insurtech Hype Vs Reality

Robert will share knowledge he has obtained through meeting with 100’s of InsurTech startups, Venture Capitalists, and Insurance Company experts.  He will decipher what has been hyped through the media and what has been executed in reality.  He will also provide insight into Munich Re's innovation journey and the challenges they overcame.

Presenter: Robert Mozeika
As Munich Re US’s Innovation Executive, Bob Mozeika works with the Reinsurance Division to investigate clients’ strategic business needs in order to identify potential technology startup solutions. He is instrumental in helping clients develop plans to integrate this technology into their organizations. For the past three years Bob served as Munich Re Group’s Innovation Leader in Silicon Valley.  In that position he was responsible for partnering with technology companies that could enhance Munich Re’s business processes, developing new emerging products, and exploring new business models. While in Silicon Valley, Bob established a leadership position in the InsurTech space, and acquired vast knowledge of technology trends and established an extensive network of technology partners.  Bob will continue to play a key role in our relationship with Plug N Play and bring to market trends in the InsurTech space. Bob is based in Princeton and is a member of Munich Re US’s Reinsurance Division Leadership Team.

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SIR On Demand Webinar: Using CI to Develop/Test Strategy and Influencing Senior Executives Across the Company
Insurers are definitely at the forefront of using data. They’ve been doing it well for decades, way before the Big Data hype. But the weakest point of all data is how to use it to influence top management’s strategic decisions. In that, insurers share a lot in common with other industries like Pharma and financial institutions. In this presentation, Ben will suggest two approaches to increase your effect on strategy in your company. He will also use data to show how data alone isn’t meaningful.

Presenter: Ben Gilad, President of FGH Academy of Competitive Intelligence
Dr. Ben Gilad, founded the Academy of Competitive Intelligence in 1996 and is President of Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence which was founded in 1999. He is considered a leading developer of competitive intelligence theory and practice in the US, is a former Associate Professor of Strategy at Rutgers University’s School of Management. Gilad’s first CI books, The Business Intelligence System (1988, AMACOM, co-authored) and Business Blindspots (1994, US: Probus/Irwin; 1998, UK: Infonortics, e-edition, 2012, ACI, Inc.), paved the way for the CI evolution in US corporations, many of which emulated the basic principles of Gilad’s CI process model. He is the co-editor of the definitive analysis book, The Art and Science of Business Intelligence Analysis (1996, JAI Press), author of Early Warning (Amacom, 2004), and Business War Games (Career press, 2009).

CI Magazine labeled Ben “our CI guru”. The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals honored him with its highest Meritorious award in 1996.

Dr. Gilad has been the creator of a unique war game methodology and lists many Fortune 500 companies as his consulting clients, including such global market leaders as Shell, AstraZeneca, Sun, IBM, Dupont, Kellogg, Intel, BestFood, 3Com, Ericsson, Procter & Gamble, Johnson and Johnson, SAS, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, SBC, and Cadbury Schweppes, Pratt & Whitney, Nestle, ExxonMobil, Novartis and Roche. Business Week chose Gilad to teach its executives about CI and Fortune Magazine chose him to lead its CEO skills sessions on the subject. The American Management Association chose him to lecture to its Presidents’ division. His articles on CI appear in all the major business journals, including Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Business Horizons, Competitive Intelligence Magazine, CFO Magazine, The Pharmaceutical Executive, and The Conference Board. His article, “Strategy without intelligence, intelligence without strategy” (Business Strategy Series, vol. 12, issue 1, 2011), won an Excellence Award in 2012.

For over 17 years Ben was consistently rated as one of the best teachers at Rutgers’ undergraduate management program. His love of teaching makes his CI seminars an experience no one ever forgets.

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SIR On Demand Webinar: SIR Innovation Research Update

n 2017, the SIR Research Committee presented results from its inaugural research study on consumer perceptions of innovations within the insurance industry. This year’s study revisited many of the key topics from last year’s study. Our key objective was to again assess consumer sentiment and to understand the movement of perceptions over time. Insight from this presentation will be critical in helping industry practitioners identify the progress made and the opportunity for improvement.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Consumer views on the innovativeness of the insurance industry as compared to other financial services industries.
  • The level of success the industry has had in communicating and promoting the innovations currently taking place within the insurance market space.
  • Current usage/adoption of innovations and innovative technologies.
  • The appeal of the various types of insurance innovations, independent of whether the consumer is currently utilizing or aware of the innovations.
  • Prevailing consumer views/concerns regarding inherent risks involved as innovative technologies evolve.
  • Agreeability of consumers to potential behavioral modifications and technology adoption related to insurance innovation.
  • Identification of outcomes (, lifestyle improvement, etc.) that may drive consumer agreeability.
  • Innovation assessments for some top auto and home insurers based on the perception of these carriers’ own customers.
  • Insight on how factors like gender, age, income, etc…impact the views of consumers on the various topics within the study.

  • Presenters:

  • Gary Hodge, American Modern Insurance Group
  • Sharon Markovsky, Verisk Insurance Solutions-Claims
  • Patrice Nolan, Competiscan

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    SIR On Demand Webinar: The Member's Edge

    SIR On Demand Webinar The Member's Edge: A Refresher on SIR Benefits

    The Society of Insurance Research is proud to present an in-depth webinar of the many member benefits available to our community. While SIR members to receive discounted pricing to our bi-annual conferences, there are also several additional member benefits available to the community that we would like to review. With our 50 year anniversary this year, we are expanding our member benefits and continuing to look for new and fresh ways to build out our member experience.

    - A Member's only resources tour
    - SIR's dedicated community listserv
    - Our online member directory
    - An overview of our Competitive Intelligence Calls
    - A walkthrough of the events outside of our annual conferences

    Adam Nunes: Betterview

    Michelle Herr: SIR Executive Director 

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    Once you complete your registration, you will receive a link to the webinar recording in your confirmation email.