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E-Fusion highlights 2005.

Monday's keynote slot features the first major appearance by Bill Pieroni in his new post as Aon's chief information officer. Pieroni formerly was IBM's point man on insurance.

Winners Never Cheat ... Or Do They?

Robert W. MacDonald, author of Cheat to Win, is the outspoken insurance leader and entrepreneur who founded LifeUSA. He's got some provocative views on the future of the industry, where insurers are missing the mark on technology and what products insurers are overlooking.

Agents of Change

Insurance technologists are increasingly making it to the top, taking board seats and sometimes even the top slot. How technologists rose to overall leadership positions, how they navigated a path to the top and how they use their backgrounds to guide their organizations into new realms. Plus: Advice for technologists and operations managers looking to demonstrate their value. Warning: moving up can be a mixed blessing mixed blessing

an event or situation with both advantages and disadvantages

mixed blessing n it's a mixed blessing → tiene su lado bueno y su lado malo


Rich Agar Agar, in the Bible
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agar, substance obtained from seaweed
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, Global CIO CIO: see American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

(Chief Information Officer) The executive officer in charge of information processing in an organization.
 and Shared Services shared services, the administrative, clinical, or other service functions that are common to two or more hospitals or their health care facilities and used jointly or cooperatively by them.
 Leader, GE Insurance Solutions

Philip Roeper, CIO & Senior Vice President, American Re-Insurance Co.

Ratings and Technology

A.M. Best and other raters are paying increasing attention to how organizations integrate ratings into their operations and whether companies' use of technology is ahead of the curve. An inside view from A.M. Best's analysts on how they rate organizations, where the role of technology becomes important and how they weight various factors.

10 Cutting-Edge Technologies Every Insurer Should Know

GIS, multivariable underwriting, wireless communication, personalized marketing Personalized marketing (also called personalization, and sometimes called one-to-one marketing) is an extreme form of product differentiation. Whereas product differentiation tries to differentiate a product from competing ones, personalization tries to make a unique product , scanning and personal electronic records, next-generation credit scoring Credit scoring

A statistical technique that combines several financial characteristics to form a single score to represent a customer's creditworthiness.
 and more. Innovative insurers are tapping the power of telematics, embedded information appliances, wireless communications wireless communications

System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data.
, new forms of encoding and real-time processing to gain advantages in communications, underwriting, marketing and claims. We guarantee you'll learn something about one area you may never have heard of.

Matthew Josefowicz, Manager, Insurance Group, Celent Communications Bill Rohde, President, Global Technology, St. Paul Travelers

Regulatory Forecast

Stakes are getting higher, regulations grow more complex and auditors demand access and accountability. An overview of upcoming laws, regulations and fast-emerging liability issues guaranteed to keep an insurance technologist up at night.

Jenevra Georgini, Associate General Counsel, American International Group
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American International Group, Inc. (AIG) (NYSE: AIG; TYO: 8685 ) is a major American insurance corporation based in New York City.
 Gary Gummig, Vice President, E-Government, Sircon Corp.

Big Bang big bang

Model of the origin of the universe, which holds that it emerged from a state of extremely high temperature and density in an explosive expansion 10 billion–15 billion years ago.
, Small Bucks

Limited budgets, smaller organizations and finite time don't have to be handicaps--they can be opportunities. Real-life examples of insurers who employed creativity, resourcefulness and cleverness to develop breakthrough technological and operational solutions.

Brian Mauck, Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, American Fidelity Assurance

Piyush Singh, CIO, RLI RLI Realtors Land Institute
RLI Reserve Life Index (oil industry)
RLI Rhodesian Light Infantry (Rhodesian Army Unit)
RLI Retail & Leisure International
RLI Resource List Interoperability

E-Distribution 2006

How insurers are using rich media, sponsored search, online video, two-way interactivity and other cutting-edge approaches to redefine the Internet experience. Hey, some are even selling a surprising amount of coverage.

Donald R. Jackson, Principal, Jackson Consulting Group Ltd.

Alan Katz, Senior Vice President of Strategic Distribution, WellPoint Health Networks

Kevin McKenna, Chief Executive Officer, The Credo Group

Plus ... other panels and speakers, in-depth looks and case studies of more than 30 innovative insurance projects, all competing for this year's E-Fusion Awards. Full details at
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Title Annotation:E-Fusion 2005; technology application of insurers; Bill Pieroni chief informative officer of Aon Corp.; Cheat to Win biik by Robert W. MacDonald
Publication:Best's Review
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Date:Sep 1, 2005
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