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The most innovative analysis of weather risks

Munich Re (Group)

For a long time Munich Re has been using analytical models that can calculate weather risks with an unbelievably large number of parameters. But it is only now that the computing power is available to analyse these large amounts of data in a comprehensive and deep way. The cloud provides a new impetus for risk assessment and climate research.
Microservices from the Cloud as a Strategic Investment in Agility

Provinzial Rheinland AG

Provinzial Rheinland is one of the leading German insurance companies. It employs about 2,200 employees who manage around six million insurance contracts. In addition, the insurance company operates around 700 branches in the Rhineland in order to be near to its customers.
Technology empowers PhilHealth to reach more Filipinos

PhilHealth

Data insights create more possibilities to create PhilHealth programs for the poor and indigent “Bawat Filipino, Miyembro, Bawat Miyembro, Protektado, Kalusugan Ng Lahat, Segurado” (Every Filipino is a member. Every member is protected. Everyone’s health is ensured.)
Insurance goes bot - Artificial intelligence deployed in customer contact

VHV Allgemeine Versicherung AG

VHV Allgemeine Versicherung AG has tested the bot technology to support the existing communication and distribution channels within the framework of a pilot project. Together with Microsoft Consulting Services, the company managed to create a productive bot within just a few weeks.
Pacífico Seguros centrally manages its complex portal architecture with a cloud solution

Pacifico Seguros

Seguros Pacífico renewed its entire portal platform, including sites for internal use and those for customers and its value chain. The Peruvian insurer adopted a hybrid model that combines local servers with a large infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Microsoft Azure. Processes that used to take weeks are now completed in just a few days. Furthermore, changes in infrastructure are much more agile than before.
Specialized insurance broker reduces program setup time from months to weeks

Lockton Affinity

Lockton Affinity designs property and casualty insurance plans that are custom-tailored to the needs of affinity groups such as nonprofits, professional organizations, and trade associations. Its understanding of the nuances of each group allows it to more effectively structure solutions with insurance carriers that deliver competitive rates and protection to group members. Because it delivers its affinity programs through custom-branded websites to groups ranging from hundreds of members to millions, Lockton Affinity needed a technology platform that would support quick implementation and cost-effective scalability, while requiring a minimum of maintenance. To meet the needs of both carriers and group members for flexibility, scalability, and stringent security, it chose Microsoft Azure coupled with the Instec Policy system. In so doing, it shortened site implementation from months to weeks and eliminated maintenance associated with those sites.
UAE-based Union Insurance protects itself from business risk with Azure

Union Insurance Company

Led by some of the most experienced and respected professionals in the industry, Union Insurance is an innovative, superior-value insurance coverage provider. Union Insurance Company (UIC) offers individuals, corporate and government entities an array of insurance products with better risk coverage, combined with a friendly, efficient and reliable customer experience. The company also offers a comprehensive range of retail and commercial insurance products to clients in the UAE and the Middle East.
Risk manager reduces its own risks by protecting data in the cloud

Risk Management Solutions

RMS is a leading global risk modeling and data analytics firm providing software and solutions used by the insurance industry — insurers, reinsurers and brokers — financial markets, corporations, and public agencies to evaluate and manage risk throughout the world. RMS selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud hosting partner to deliver a next generation approach to exposure and risk management. RMS clients can now access an expansive suite of RMS(one)® modeling and analytical tools using Azure. In addition, to offer customers improved disaster recovery (DR) for their RMS-hosted applications and data, RMS is using Microsoft Azure Site Recovery. With cloud-based protection of its on-premises VMware-based workloads, RMS can much more easily test DR setups, which improves protection of customer data. RMS also migrated dev/test and production workloads into Azure, accelerating infrastructure deployment dramatically.
Taking the risk out of risk management

Milliman Consulting

In the insurance industry, the biggest risk of all might just be business as usual. Running risk models consumes and produces large volumes of data. Increasingly complex regulations and compressed reporting timelines are pushing legacy systems to their limits, revealing that the old way of working is fundamentally flawed. This is why insurance providers look to Milliman, one of the world’s largest actuarial and consulting firms, and its state-of-the-art financial and risk management platform Integrate®. Powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud, Integrate gives insurance companies access to unlimited computing resources to perform compute- and data-intensive, mission-critical work. With the advanced reporting capability of Microsoft Power BI Embedded built in, Integrate provides a rich, immersive experience that allows users to simply and intuitively visualize and analyze data in one place.
Embracing the public cloud for greater agility and security

Willis Towers Watson

As part of its digital transformation, the Risk Software and Technology Solutions group at Willis Towers Watson is transitioning global employees to a hybrid-cloud architecture in Microsoft Azure. Leading the charge are the company’s international developers, who are migrating projects to Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services to expedite efficiency and control. They’re also enjoying greater agility. Instead of waiting weeks for development environments, they can now self-provision what they need in Azure within a few hours. To facilitate high levels of security, Willis Towers Watson takes advantage of industry-leading, ISO-certified Azure services. Today, its cloud infrastructure has more layers of protection than its on-premises systems.

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