New Year always gives me a feeling of good cheer and optimism. As president and CEO of the Institute, good cheer comes from celebrating the effort of thousands of insurance professionals across Canada who pursued an insurance education in 2016.…Read more →
“Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” – Oscar Wilde Clearly, Mr. Wilde – expert as he was at crafting witticisms – never spent any time in an insurance office. Our industry has a longstanding history…Read more →
A couple of posts ago (Why ‘just-in-time’ insurance would be a non-starter) I answered a question that I get asked at least a few times a year: ‘Why not allow consumers to purchase insurance just before a foreseeable loss is…Read more →
Three years ago, I wrote an article about the status of electronic insurance cards. Despite the fact that smartphones, tablets and other technological gadgets are now part of everyday life, providing proof of auto insurance coverage is like a nos…Read more →
Professional athletes recently demonstrated their highly-publicized talents in the Super Bowl, an annual event that prompts celebrations throughout the United States and Canada. Although not nearly as well publicized, the Canadian property and casualty industry is also filled with many…Read more →
My colleagues in the IBM Institute for Business Value have been hard at work over the past few months, analyzing the responses of more than 5,200 interviews with C-Suite executives in 21 industries and more than 70 countries globally on the threats and opportunities facing Continue readingRead more →
Fall Convocation is one of my favourite times of the year. Soon I will be attending the graduation ceremonies of local Insurance Institutes across the country, congratulating many of the 1,000 people each year who receive their Chartered Insurance Professional…Read more →
On June 18, 2015, the Digital Privacy Act received Royal Assent and is now law in Canada. The Act amends PIPEDA in a number of ways, but there are three major changes that insurers need to know about: Organizations must…Read more →
Since I started working with technology, I have relied on an aphorism when talking with nervous non-technology folks: “Technology doesn’t really destroy jobs; it creates new ones.” I likely missed the memo, but this may have become a lie sometime…Read more →
I’m featured in the news report below on Uber and insurance.
Mon, Mar 23: Customers who used ride-sharing services like UberX may be at risk if the driver is involved in an accident. As Sean O’Shea reports insurance experts say drivers are violating insurance rules and may be putting themselves and their fares in jeopardy.
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Prompted by an invitation from the organizers of the Multaqa insurance conference to join a business leaders’ roundtable earlier this week in Qatar, a couple of frantic hours reading up on the subject of our discussion, the digital transformation of the insurance industry, turned out to be time very well spent. Of little surprise was […]Read more →
The National Building Code and the building codes of each province and territory in Canada are some of the best in the world, as are local building inspection practices. And Canadian homebuilders most certainly construct some of the best homes in the world.
But there is always room for improvement, and as severe weather gets fiercer and more pervasive, this need will only become more acute.Read more →
Relationships are important in any business – whether with customers, suppliers, partners or other stakeholders. For Canadian P&C insurers, poor customer relationships are the very thing holding them back. EY recently issued its second survey of insurance customers. Results show…Read more →
Love is seemingly in the air in 2015 with the engagement of Axis to Partner Re recently announced hot on the heels of the betrothal of Catlin to XL. Guessing who will be next up the aisle is the favourite game in the coffee shops and wine bars of the London Market. Few doubt that […]Read more →