Blogger: James Barber

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With 28 years of experience at both IBM and Information Builders, James leads insurance executive visioning and solution design efforts concentrating on our North American Insurance business. Leveraging prebuilt insurance business warehouse applications and custom work to implement solutions that span all areas of: customer facing, channel facing, marketing, underwriting, pricing, reserving, claims, operations, and finance for a broad range of insurers. They require strong technical / project capabilities in BI, predictive, integration, data management often applied together and with strong insurance expertise.

What Payers Missed at World Health Care Congress April 7-9th in D.C.

april 16, 2014

The first and last sessions at the World Health Care Congress in D.C. last week were bookends, focussing on repeating the traditional tussle of the two political parties’ talking points, and ending...

Kicking off the Analytics for Insurance Conference

maart 25, 2015

Information Builders is at the Analytics for Insurance Conference and Expo this week in Chicago, and the event is off to a great start. The show floor is filled with insurance professionals from all...

Four Worst Practices for Leveraging P&C Information When Core Systems Change: Introduction

juni 07, 2018

For years, aging systems put P&C insurers at serious risk. Now that they are rectifying the problem with significant investments in core system upgrades to help with efficiency, it’s time to...

Four Worst Practices for Leveraging P&C Information When Core Systems Change: Part 1

juni 21, 2018

#1: Fearfully Focus on “Go Live” Previously, I discussed the importance of BI and analytics as part of a core systems upgrade initiavtive. In my next few posts, I’ll focus on specific worst practices...

Four Worst Practices for Leveraging P&C Information When Core Systems Change: Part 2

juli 12, 2018

#2: Starting Off With Massive Gaps in BI and Analytics In my last post I highlighted the issues P&C insurers face when they narrow their focus to only the “go live” of their new core system...

Four Worst Practices for Leveraging P&C Information When Core Systems Change: Part 3

juli 26, 2018

#3: Operational Objectives Instead of Transformational Opportunity In part 2 of this series, I discussed the problems that arise when these new core systems go into production with existing gaps in...

Four Worst Practices for Leveraging P&C Information When Core Systems Change: Part 4

augustus 09, 2018

#4: No Integrated Vision for Turning Data into New Business Opportunity Our fourth and final worst practice comes about when IT takes a leadership role in core upgrades, as well as the related BI...