Insurance Newsletter: September 2018
I have a few things to bring to your attention this month.
The first is VendorMatch, which launched in beta earlier this year. We’re now looking at the final set of changes required to turn it into a core proposition to clients to sit alongside our premium Research & Advisory service.
As of today, about 90 insurance vendors (out of a total of about 99 vendors across the financial services technology market) have chosen to list their services on VendorMatch. VendorMatch helps you to discover new, exciting, and relevant commercial technology solutions, allows you to evaluate partners for future projects, and saves you time and money in the process.
We are not stopping there! We will also use VendorMatch internally as a mechanism for our own research and plan to deliver the bulk of our vendor-related research through the platform. Our goal is to run our ABCD and Spectrum reports on VendorMatch by the end of the year. We’ve got an ambitious digital roadmap ahead of us, and I look forward to hearing your feedback from you as we continue to launch our new digital services.
The second is our Model Insurer awards. We’ve now opened up the admission forms on our site and are ready to receive your nominations for innovative new projects in the field of Data, Analytics and AI, Digital and Omnichannel Technologies, Innovation and Emerging Technologies, Legacy and Ecosystem Transformation, and Operational Excellence. Last year, we had over 130 brilliant nominations from 29 countries. If you know of a great project that meets the entry requirements, then please submit it here. Can’t wait to learn more.
Finally, InsureTech Connect comes back to Las Vegas next week, presented by our parent firm Oliver Wyman. So far, over 6,500 people have registered for the event from all over the globe. It is a “must-go” destination for those interested in innovation across the industry. We'll be there and reporting on what we see and learn. If you're keen to attend, then feel free to use this link for access to a Celent discount.
Also, this year it looks like there are more insurers from outside the US attending ITC. If you are new to the event, we’ll be holding a preconference session on 1 October designed to help get you oriented. Details can be found here. If you'd like to attend this, then please speak with your Celent Account Manager.
We hope to see you there!