Nathan Golia is editor-in-chief of Insurance Networking News, a publication covering the nexus between the insurance industry and technology. His topics of focus include mobility, analytics, telematics, and the insurance IT workforce. A frequent presenter at first- and third-party conferences for...
It's easy for those of us who work in the insurance industry to look at stories like this one or this one and shake our heads. Sure, hurricanes as disruptive as Harvey and Irma are still relatively rare. But how can consumers who live in risky areas still be underprepared after seeing this story play out with Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, and so many other "stark reminders" of nature's wrath?
The proliferation and improvement of satellite and aerial photography has led to a major increase in the amount of geospatial data insurers have consumed over the past several years. The opportunity wasn't lost on Airbus, which lauched an aerial imagery services division in May. That company uses a range of aircraft, including manned planes, drones and satellites, to get data for commercial use.
The insurance industry is consolidating at a rapid rate, and Nationwide Insurance is a particularly aggressive buyer — its affiliated companies number in the dozens. As the company has added new divisions and employees and office locations, Tammy Craig, SVP and CIO of commercial lines and agency for the multiline carrier, has taken on the difficult tasks of managing teams spread across several states and time zones, and across lines of business.
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Selecting a term
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