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November 29, 2022
On Tuesday, November 1st, I hosted the Insurance practice’s Agile Special Interest Group with my colleague, Aite-Novarica Group Senior Principal Martin Higgins. Special Interest Group sessions are exclusive opportunities for Aite-Novarica Group Insurance practice clients and Insurance Technology Research Council members to review recent trends and relevant research, share knowledge, and learn...
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November 10, 2022
On October 26th, I hosted the latest meeting of the Aite-Novarica Women’s Network on perspectives from developing leaders. We were joined by guest panelists Katie Wendling (Manager, Electric Insurance), Kimberly Wilson (AVP, Strategy and Planning, MetLife), and Dani Baresel-Pavlik (ECM Director, Pinnacol Assurance) who shared their experiences and perspectives. They had a couple pieces of key...
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September 7, 2022
On August 10th, I hosted the latest meeting of the Aite-Novarica Women’s Network on when to call it quits on a project. We were joined by two guest panelists, Traci Ducceschi, Director, Planning & Project Management at Penn National and Melissa Hunting, Project Manager at Global Indemnity Group, who shared their perspectives on why projects get cancelled, navigating projects that should have...
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August 3, 2022
Personal lines carriers have been through tremendous upheaval in the last two years. The pandemic forced many carriers to return premium and implement new digital processes as the country went into shutdown. 2021 brought a different set of challenges. Exploding housing and auto markets dramatically increased exposures while supply chain issues and resource shortages fueled rising loss costs....
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February 9, 2022
Over the past two years, I’ve witnessed widespread adoption of Agile and DevOps across the insurance industry. Combining Agile and DevOps can result in a powerful capacity to efficiently deliver business capabilities. That being said, pitfalls and challenges can impede your organization’s path to successfully implementing the Agile methodology. Clearly defining each individual’s responsibilities...
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November 4, 2021
Mentorships can yield various benefits on both sides: having others to advocate for your career, opportunities for reflection and growth, and hearing unique perspectives from people with different life experiences. It’s also rewarding to be involved in a relationship that sets aside time for growth and development rather than day-to-day tasks at work or around the house. I recently hosted the...
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October 27, 2021
Workers’ compensation insurers are delivering innovative solutions despite the highly regulated nature of the business line. They are investing in capabilities to improve the ease of doing business for insureds, agents, and brokers and mitigate loss costs that continue to rise due to medical inflation. Core systems transformation, portals, and the expansion of predictive analytics are key to both...
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September 13, 2021
The prospect of answering a simple yes-or-no question becomes a lot more complex when you add compassion, guilt, accountability, fear, and self-discipline into the mix. Workplace requests can generate feelings of personal accountability in women. However, you could end up overcommitting or even burning out when you don’t say “no” in situations you know you should. Last week, I hosted the 17th...
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July 15, 2021
Interest in policy administration system replacement remains strong at life and annuity insurers. Policy admin replacement was high priority in Novarica’s Insurer IT Budgets and Projects 2021 report: 31% of large and 42% of midsize life/annuity/benefits (L/A/B) insurers reported plans to start or continue replacement projects in 2021 or make major enhancements to their policy...
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July 12, 2021
Becoming a leader is a career-long journey. Some may think the path to leadership is linear, but it can take upward, horizontal, or even cyclical trajectories. Women can be leading individuals, teams, or entire organizations as they progress through the four phases of emerging, developing, guiding, and strategic leadership. Last week, I hosted the fifteenth Virtual Meeting of the Novarica...
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