From the Senior Vice President
With the dog days of August approaching, there's a lot of red on the global weather map. I was in Tokyo last week, and it was hot and humid. Here in the US, same thing. Ditto much of Europe. It feels hot everywhere I go.
The same could be said about IT in insurance. Despite global economic uncertainty, most carriers seem to be erring on the side of action. Maintaining the status quo is aiming for mediocrity, if not today, then in the very near future. And the companies that I talk to-on both the executive level and the front lines-have grander visions. Someone's going to win the battle for the hearts and minds of producers and consumers, so perfecting the visions and executing on them is critical.
All the action makes this a crazy, exciting time for Celent staff. We're responding to the industry's thirst for answers and delivering a great mix of research and consulting that is targeted at industry issues.
If you've ever interacted with Celent personally, you probably picked up on the fact that we enjoy what we do. But with more people than ever asking for insights and inspiration, we are cranking it up a notch, and having more fun than ever.
For some light summer reading, check out the upcoming reports list, our massive library of past reports (if you're a current client), or the Celent insurance blog. You'll have to provide your own lemonade, but otherwise we're here to help you beat the heat.
Senior Vice President
Chart of the Month
From the Celent report Asia Insurance-The Year Ahead: The CIO Perspective
Celent Published Reports
UK Insurance Broker Survey: Technology, Service, and Drivers of Choice
Distribution Trends in the Asian Insurance Market
European Claims Vendors in 2010
Asia Insurance-The Year Ahead: The CIO Perspective
Solvency II IT Vendor Spectrum
The Labours of Hercules: The Challenges Facing Insurance Enterprise Architects
Visions and Re-Visions for Insurance Technology
Insurance Software Deal Trends 2010: Property/Casualty Edition
Insurance Software Deal Trends 2010: Life/Health/Annuity Edition
IT Spending Trends in the Japanese Insurance Industry: 2010
Research in Progress
• IT Spending by North American Insurers
• Asian Model Insurer 2010: Case Studies in Effective Use of Technology
• Wealth Management in Insurance in Europe
• Current and Future Technologies for Insurance Customer Service
• Gearing Up: Trends in Core Systems Renewal
• Semantic Web and Insurers
Celent Insurance Webinar: Asia Insurance-The Year Ahead: The CIO Perspective
Wenli Yuan and KyongSun Kong
Asian Financial Services Group
July 27, 2010 - July 28, 2010
Webinar: State of the Market-2nd Annual Forum: Where We Are, Where We're Going
July 29, 2010
Celent Insurance Webinar: Distribution Trends in the Asian Insurance Market
Asian Financial Services Group
August 10, 2010 - August 11, 2010
For more about Celent speaking engagements, see our Events page.
Celent Launches Asia Blog
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Celent is accepting nominations for our Model Insurer Asia report athttp://www.celent.com/2889.htm.