When you talk about insurtech innovation, many think of Silicon Valley as its natural geographic center. After all, Silicon Valley has been home to many great technology innovations dating back to World War II. To this day, it still gets a disproportionate share of VC funding and startup headlines. However, despite all the glory in Silicon Valley, the truth is the Midwest holds key advantages for an insurtech startup that many startups have yet to realize.
The road to success is often long and turbulent. In my over 20 years of experience delivering technology solutions to the P&C insurance industry, I have seen many recurring mistakes that prevent the full value of a solution from being realized. In this post, I will cover the four most common ones, which can be easily avoided with a healthy dose of self-awareness and caution.
As we frantically prepare for the holidays—the celebrations, gatherings and, for many, gift giving—it’s easy to forget what they are all about. End of year holidays not only provide much-needed downtime with family and friends, they also provide a time to reflect on the year and to celebrate our achievements.
This was my first year attending InsureTech Connect (ITC) and it did not disappoint! Held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, the conference was an explosion of fantastic industry talent, thought leadership and ambitious ideas. It has grown from 1,500 attendees in 2016 to nearly 7,000 this year! Needless to say, I was neither able to attend nor write up every session and activity at the event, so this post will not cover all this conference had to offer, however it will give the highlights from my experience there.
As Platform Delivery Lead for DataCubes, I find myself bridging two different worlds on a daily basis: technology and leadership. I love having a foot in each of these worlds but they are very different states of mind.
This was my first year attending the AASCIF Annual Conference and it did not disappoint! Held at the JW Marriott within the Mall of America in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota, the conference featured some fantastic industry talent, thought leadership and local sightseeing. DataCubes was a proud sponsor of the event. A brief disclaimer: I was neither able to attend nor write up every session and activity at the event, so this post will not cover all this conference had to offer, however it will give the highlights from my experience there.
One of the cofounders of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, is famous for his 7 Star Design Principle. His approach starts with defining what a 5 Star customer experience looks like, then continues to push the boundaries, making it better and better, until the realm of possibility is left behind. He draws the line of what is possible at 7 Stars in his business, but his ideas go way beyond that. Take a look at how he defines each level within his part of the hospitality industry.
This week I made a huge leap – from the world of relatively stable investment fund employment to becoming an early employee at DataCubes. I went from having a fairly predictable future and well-defined structure to the open greenfields of a startup (hopefully).
I come from India. My father was a farmer and our day typically started early. My mother was a homemaker raising six kids in a challenging environment and on a variable income. My whole life, I’ve believed in working hard and investing yourself in your occupation.