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ITA Pro Weekly, February 22, 2019

Glatfelter Insurance, CapGemini World Insurance Report, and more news from ITA

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Electronic Chat


Electronic Chat is an on-going feature published in both our newsletter and on the ITA Pro magazine website. In this column, we feature insurance industry luminaries, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, and pundits. We ask them questions about their background, their business and how they're addressing the challenging issues facing the insurance industry. 

This week, we talk with Larissa Tosch, CIO of Glatfelter Insurance Group, one of the largest private insurance brokers in the U.S. with more than 500 associates serving 30,000 clients. Based in York, PA, the company has been voted one of the best places to work in Pennsylvania for more than 10 years running.

Click here for the conversation.

Viewpoints and Perspectives

Companies in every industry are under more pressure than ever to move quickly to better satisfy evolving customer preferences. The stakes are high, and for insurance companies, achieving business agility can mean the difference between success and failure. 

The World Insurance Report (WIR) 2018, a new study by CapGemini and Efma, showed that executives understand the necessity for improving the customer experience. In fact, 

  • 65% cited the need for end-to-end personalization of the customer's insurance journey as their most pressing imperative for the future, while,
  • 63% highlighted the need to integrate new data sources.

To get more highlights from this report, click here to read "For insurers, digital agility is key in a new competitive landscape."

Today, a more strategic data analytics approach to information is everything to insurers—those insurers who can wield its power for actionable insights can create a competitive advantage for themselves. The key step for insurers is to elevate their data analytics activity from operational/tactical to a more strategic perspective. To do so requires a shift in thinking and approach, and a realignment that puts the data analytics effort at the center of the strategic plan.  

In this article, data architect Zahid Ansari provides six key action steps that insurers should undertake to begin making those changes.  

Click here to read "Deploying data analytics for strategic advantage."

Words of Wisdom
‘There is an increasing awareness that digital and customer are not the same things. Digital is a vital enabler of CX because of the potential of the transformational technology capabilities. And, investment at the intersection of digital and CX is happening.’’

- Deb Smallwood, Founder and CEO, Strategy Meets Action
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