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Big Data, Meet Thick Data for More Relevant Insurance

For years, I was frustrated as an anthropologist in academia where we gathered data on culture and communities, but often ...

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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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The Atomisation of Insurance

The insurance sector is on the cusp of fundamental change. And at the heart of that change is the sector ...

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Big data capabilities impact on optimal premium underwriting

The intersection of big data and distributed computing technologies, statistical and engineering algorithms with optimal (re)insurance underwriting principles is ...

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Beyond data...

Last year when I attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, I was struck by the number of people talking ...

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Social Sorting: a nightmare for the insurance sector?

Privacy is an ethical issue that the insurance sector often thinks about, usually in terms of it being something of ...

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Democratizing Big Data

Consumers have limited knowledge about the factors that drive their insurance premiums and how they compare to other consumers. What ...

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Do personalised premiums mean the end of risk pooling?

“With insurance no longer a matter of risk pooling, policyholders pay a fairer premium”. So said a director of a ...

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Big Data in re/insurance: Not 'if' but 'how'

Yesterday, Swiss Re's CEO Michel Liès kicked off the Big Data debate at the RVS in Monte Carlo, hosted ...

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Big Data and Advanced Analytics for Casualty Risks

Insurance companies sell a product where the main component of the cost of production is not directly measurable. Therefore, the ...

STORY URL: sigma | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
sigma insurance reports offer In-depth analysis of economic trends and strategic issues in insurance, reinsurance and financial services, covering life and non-life business.

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Who'll win the Big Data race?

Did you know that 90% of the data in the world today was created in the last two years (Source ...

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What's your internal cyber threat?

This week I sat in on several educational sessions and expert panels at the Advisen Cyber Insights Conference in Chicago ...

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Big data rocks, or does it?

In very general terms, big data expertise means the ability to analyze vast amounts of information in order to make ...

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Where are the ethics of "big data"?

When I read these days the news, I read about "big data" all the time and what great values it ...

STORY URL: What Big Data Needs: A Code of Ethical Practices | MIT Technology Review
Four key principles that companies should follow if they hope to analyze customers’ data without alienating them.

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WEF 2014: Data, data and more data

It seems that everyone at the WEF is talking about data this year.

Technology has revolutionized the way we do ...

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