Risk listening: monitoring for profitable growth

Thursday, April 19
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Room III

Historically, insurers used 50-, 100-, and 500-year flood models for risk evaluation and pricing. The extreme weather events we have experienced in 2017 alone prove how dated these methods really are.

To better understand their customers and potential current/future liability claims, forward thinking insurers are monitoring, analyzing, and integrating external data sources in real time (weather feeds from USGS.gov, news and stock feeds, and satellite imagery, to name just a few). By integrating and injecting these new data sources into their risk models and underwriting, insurers are better able to identify their risk appetites and effectively price.

The session will include real-world case studies, including how a global P&C insurer is now quickly analyzing and monitoring 50,000 customers and targets, gaining new insights into the market. Another example is a global reinsurance and specialty company that now leverages digital news channels to monitor its risk portfolio for early warning claims indicators to help drive down loss costs.

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SPEAKERS

Cindy Maike
VP Industry Solutions, GM of Insurance
Hortonworks
As General Manager for Insurance, Cindy Maike is responsible for global insurance strategy and customer engagement for Hortonworks. She works with customers and partners leveraging analytics for current day business growth and exploring the use of new data sources to drive innovation in the evolving world of insurance. She has over 25 years of finance, consulting and advisory services experience in the insurance industry working with clients globally on their business strategy leveraging analytics and technology to further drive business results. Cindy has deep industry knowledge in both claims and underwriting with a focus on the use of analytics and data to enhance business outcomes. She has held positions with the IBM Watson Solution Group, Carrier Insurance, Director of Strategy at ACORD, and was co-founder of Strategy Meets Action Research and Advisory Services. Cindy has also held and is a CPA. She is passionate about solving business problems and eternally believes in process improvement and strongly believes that today's next generation of business intelligence in the form of advanced analytics will revolutionize the insurance industry. Cindy frequently speaks to business events on the value of business analytics, cognitive computing and the evolution of insurance in a connected world.