Tue.Sep 20, 2022

7 KPIs for customer-centric IT


Customer centricity can be defined many ways, but for today’s IT, it’s no longer about just the quality of the product or service being provided. It’s the total experience, says Pratibha Salwan, co-leader of consumer services at technology research and advisory firm ISG.

Key Criteria When Hiring AI Software Development Agency

Smart Data Collective

There are a number of amazing AI companies. You may want to create an equally successful one. However, you won’t be able to do this without the best experts at your side.


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Salesforce Genie aims to release customer data from the marketing bottle


Salesforce is putting a new customer data platform, Genie, at the heart of its software to deliver real-time access to customer information across the enterprise.

Traits AI Startups Seek When Hiring New Employees

Smart Data Collective

Are you launching a new AI startup? You will discover that there are a number of opportunities and challenges of creating a company that develops new AI algorithms to solve problems. The demand for AI technology has surged in recent years. One analysis indicates that 90% of companies have made investments in AI and 37% actively deploy it. AI startups have a burgeoning market that they can serve.

The State of Business Intelligence in 2022

Speaker: Howard Dresner & Chandrashekar (a.k.a. LSP)

In this session, Howard Dresner will examine the latest end-user trends surrounding the business intelligence and analytics market, cutting through the hype to focus on what's really happening and why it matters. This interactive session will cover BI drivers, targets, and success factors, as well as the increasing importance of data leadership.

Identity Security Pain Points and What Can Be Done


By Clayton Donley, Vice President & General Manager, Identity Management Security, Broadcom Software. This article was originally published in Dark Reading by Clayton Donley.).

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CIO Leadership Live with Benjamin Mann of foodpanda


Benjamin Mann, CTO of foodpanda, joins James Henderson for CIO Leadership Live in ASEAN, produced by CIO.com and Foundry. Benjamin talks through foodpanda’s technology journey and how innovation at scale can only be achieved by a commitment to data and experience.

Get Context-Driven Natural Language Processing for Better Search Results


If your business is focused on data-driven, fact-based decisions, your business users may be leveraging an analytics solution to gather, find, and analyze data.

Dow makes production more efficient through IT-OT collaboration


Dow is reaping the benefits of a year-long program to roll out new digital technologies to one of its largest manufacturing sites, resulting in improvements in performance, reliability, and employee experience.

Creating a winning DE&I hiring strategy

Splash BI

Upcoming Webinar. Oct 4th, 2022 | 10 AM ET / 3 PM BST. Creating a Winning DE&I Hiring Strategy. Jump to abstract. Webinar Abstract. A robust diversity, equity, and inclusion plan is a must for any organization – no longer just a nice to have.

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A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

Speaker: Marius Moscovici, CEO Metric Insights & Mike Smitheman, VP Metric Insights

This presentation will provide a practical step-by-step guide for implementing effective BI governance and a toolkit for addressing the three critical aspects of any program.

CIO Leadership Live with Suzanne Pullman, Chief Information Officer at New Zealand Commerce Commission


Commerce Commission Chief Information Officer Suzanne Pullman on taking on the role of CIO just as NZ went into lockdown, why she favours servant leadership, and the challenge of getting more women to consider IT as a career. Watch this episode: Careers, CIO, CIO Leadership Live

NAIC Proposes Actuarial Guidelines for Index-Linked Variable Annuities

Wink Intel

On July 25, 2022, the Index-Linked Variable Annuity (A) Subgroup of the NAIC’s Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee issued for public comment an exposure draft of proposed actuarial guidelines for index-linked variable annuities (ILVAs).


GigaOm Recognizes TIBCO® Data Virtualization’s Strong Data Management Capabilities


Reading Time: 2 minutes. Gathering accurate and time-sensitive enterprise data is a daily challenge for most big businesses. Their data sources are siloed and disparate, making the retrieval and interpretation of these insights difficult and delayed.

11 Questions Clients Have About Annuities and Taxes

Wink Intel

Annuities have become a common choice for investors who want to receive a steady income stream in their retirement years. They can be structured to pay income for a set number of years (such as 10 or 20) or for the lifetime of the annuity owner. Further customization is also available for most types of annuities, though fees for such tailored insurance products can get quite high.

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Flex tables – “The Pen-Pen-Ultimate Value”


A Problem statement: How to exclude weeks and months from the Flex Table card that are not yet complete so users don’t think the period over period numbers are soft?


S&P: Though recession may loom, life insurers in a good position

Wink Intel

The life insurance industry is facing significant headwinds, an S&P Global Ratings’ analyst said this morning, but is strong enough financially to push through 2023. Speaking during the 2022 Insurance Summit organized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Carmi Margalit, life insurance sector lead, said storm clouds are gathering and it starts with the economy.

Disruptive Technology: Four Themes Driving Cross-Sector Growth

Alpha Sense BI

The Covid pandemic ushered in and accelerated many areas of technology. Transactions, services, and our general way of life had to quickly adapt to the contactless (read: online) mode of things.

Lincoln Financial wants consumers to understand life insurance’s living benefits

Wink Intel

RADNOR, Pa.– – New research from Lincoln Financial Group finds U.S. consumers surveyed are looking to better understand how to weather the current economic climate, yet few are taking action. During Life Insurance Awareness Month, Lincoln Financial encourages consumers to adopt an “if not now, when?”

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Experts portray life insurance as in demand, undergoing change

Wink Intel

It’s easy, and unfair, to think that life insurance is a stodgy old product that hasn’t changed much since its inception eons ago. But an overview this week of current life insurance trends and what leading advisors are doing to maximize the use of life insurance for clients portrayed an industry radically changing to meet consumer needs. And those needs, particularly in these times of economic upheaval, have never been greater. . Click HERE to read the full story via INN.

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Life insurance associations propose producer licensing reforms

Wink Intel

WASHINGTON – Associations representing life insurance companies and producers have proposed reforms to the producer licensing process that will remove barriers preventing qualified individuals from becoming life insurance agents. The American Council of Life Insurers, Finseca and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors presented the proposal today during the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Insurance Summit.

AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to CL Life and Annuity Insurance Company

Wink Intel

OLDWICK, N.J.–( –( BUSINESS WIRE )– AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “bbb+” (Good) to CL Life and Annuity Insurance Company (CL Life) (Fort Worth, TX). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

AIG Announces Closing of Corebridge Financial, Inc. Initial Public Offering

Wink Intel

NEW YORK–( BUSINESS WIRE )–American International Group, Inc. NYSE: AIG) today announced the closing of its initial public offering (“IPO”) of Corebridge Financial, Inc. Corebridge,” NYSE: CRBG). The gross proceeds of the offering to AIG, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other expenses payable by AIG, were approximately USD 1.7 billion. Corebridge’s common shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on September 15, under the ticker symbol “CRBG.”.

A-CAP and AmeriLife Enhance APP Annuity with Addition of ESG Macro 5 Index from Credit Suisse

Wink Intel

NEW YORK and CLEARWATER, Fla. September 13, 2022 12:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. A-CAP and AmeriLife today announced the addition of the Credit Suisse ESG Macro 5 Index (Bloomberg: CSEAGESG) to their industry-leading Accumulation Protector Plus SM (“APP”) Annuity, a 10-year fixed indexed annuity, offered through A-CAP’s subsidiaries, Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company and Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company.

Second-Quarter Life Sales Point to End of the Covid ‘Dividend’

Wink Intel

The average premium per whole life policy for the second quarter was $3,513, according to Wink ’s Sales and Market Report. Click HERE to read the full story via LifeAnnuitySpecialist. The post Second-Quarter Life Sales Point to End of the Covid ‘Dividend’ appeared first on Wink. Wink's Articles

Ohio National Rolls Out Whole Life Product Linked to Indexes

Wink Intel

In the second quarter, sales of whole life insurance fell 3% from a year earlier, as measured by premiums, Limra reported on Tuesday. Market research firm Wink , which does its own survey, reported an even steeper drop of 6% to $1.1 billion. The category of final expense captured 56.5% of sales, Wink reported. MassMutual was the top seller of whole life in the second quarter with a market share of 15.17%, Wink said.

Life Insurance Faces a Family Budget Stress Test: Joshua Police

Wink Intel

Joshua Police thinks financial professionals can help families protect themselves better against the risk of premature death by getting people talking about their hopes and fears. Police is the executive vice president of distribution and business development at Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, a Canton, Massachusetts-based life insurer that’s been around since 1891 and has $1.6 billion in assets. Click HERE to read the full story via ThinkAdvisor.

Life Settlement Firm Sues John Hancock Over UL Cost-of-Insurance Increases

Wink Intel

An Irish asset manager is suing John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York over a cost-of-insurance increase on a $15 million universal life insurance policy. The lead plaintiff, Skellig ICAV, joined with its U.S. securities intermediary, Wilmington Trust, to file a complaint against John Hancock last week, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Click HERE to read the full story via ThinkAdvisor.

Corebridge, AIG’s Annuity Arm, Completes $1.7B IPO

Wink Intel

Investors today gave Corebridge Financial — AIG’s life insurance and annuity arm — a lukewarm welcome as its shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, under the stock symbol “CRBG.”. Corebridge shares opened at $20.50 per share. The price increased to a high of $21.05 before closing at $20.73. Click HERE to read the full story via ThinkAdvisor. The post Corebridge, AIG’s Annuity Arm, Completes $1.7B IPO appeared first on Wink. Industry Articles

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