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How blockchain is fundamentally changing insurance

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Insurance is changing quickly these days and undergoing a digital transformation is not easy. Adding blockchain to the mix can change an entire architecture. When used appropriately, however, blockchain can become an indispensable tool for your ledger technology.

In this episode, we discuss the use of blockchain in insurance as well as how it applies to other industries such as banking and capital markets, healthcare and manufacturing.

Specifically, you will learn how companies are using Corda's smart contracts feature to create complex, logic-based, on-block content and events. Listen to how R3, with the open source Corda blockchain, is helping companies get started with blockchain today.

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Ryan Rugg

Ryan is the Global Head of Insurance for R3 and leads the company's Insurance strategy to drive business growth. She is responsible for the strategic design, development, and commercialization across the ecosystem of blockchain innovation within the Insurance Industry.

In 2017, she launched the Center of Excellence for Insurers and Reinsurers in partnership with ACORD which is redefining the foundations of insurance by harnessing the power of collaborative networks, through the deployment of DLT within the financial services industry. 
 
Since then Corda, R3's blockchain platform has been the platform of choice for the insurance industry. Corda integrates and secures the entire stream of disparate data sources, while simultaneously ensuring transparency across an interconnected network of clients, brokers, insurers and other third parties.
 
Prior to R3 Ryan worked for Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan where she gained extensive experience in financial services covering a broad range of institutions including; insurance, hedge funds, banks and asset managers. Ryan started her career in Technology at Lehman Brothers, experiencing first-hand the inefficiencies in the legacy infrastructure which she is now working to solve. She has a double major in Computer Science and Finance.

Nick Leimer

Nick Leimer is the Principal Insurance Industry Lead for Azure. Nick brings 20+ years of experience bridging the business and IT gap in application development, operations, and infrastructure.

Before joining Microsoft, Nick was the Senior Director for Actuarial Compute at Manulife leading the migration of LAN based HPC Farms to the Azure environment for all of Asia; including all desktop Moody’s / GGY Axis users and data feeds.

Prior to Manulife, his career progressed through developing applications for Actuarial Valuation and Projection including components of ArcVal and Prophet, the Defined Benefit area with the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (BPGC), and leading life insurers, AIG and Manulife. 

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Hyper-personalization in retail

In this episode, we speak with Marcy Larsen, Microsoft Industry Solutions Executive focused for Retail in Australia. She helps us understand how hyper-personalization is the future for successful retailers. She shares how retailers balance the line of how personal can offers really be, without being off-putting to the customer. Marcy tells us about working with Microsoft to garner feedback and build services retailers want. Also, Marcy offers insights into how retailers can take advantage of the data they already have.

Preventing financial fraud with behavioral biometrics

Behavioral biometrics is an emerging topic in the security sector. Users are profiled in how they use specific applications. These patterns of usage establish something like a behavioral fingerprint, which can keep your assets secure. Banks use biometrics to prevent fraud from websites and mobile applications. What if someone found your unlocked phone, went to your banking app and was able to transfer money? If the application is trained to your personal biometric behavioral print, this transaction can be flagged. There are many other uses for behavioral biometrics we will discuss and continue to pay attention to its use across industries as the field grows.

Growing a culture of innovation at FIS with InnovateIN48

FIS is an international company with offices all over the world. Generating new ideas from around the globe could be a logistical problem—not to mention differences in languages and cultures. But FIS has a hands-on way to get innovation to the forefront: a hackfest called InnovateIN48. Contestants get 48 hours to start and finish their solutions before having them judged. This event has helped FIS innovate in key areas. And this year, FIS challenged contestants to solve a social, humanitarian, scientific or philanthropic challenge. The theme was “Innovation Empowering Hope.” Hear how they did it in the podcast. 67 finalists. 14 teams. 48 hours. That's the InnovateIN48 hackathon.

Changing Everything for Retailers

Rubikloud is an artificial intelligence (AI) company and has created a cloud-native, machine learning platform especially for retail. RubiKloud was founded in 2013 and is based in Toronto. In this episode, Waleed Ayoub, Rubikloud's Chief Technical Officer takes us through their thinking on the addition of AI to retail, along with other insights into up and coming technology in retail. Further, this episode looks at the benefit Rubikloud has received by being a valued Microsoft partner. Whether you are in the retail space or not, this is a great episode to just hear the possibilities of what AI might do to change the whole supply chain.

Running an eCommerce system in Azure (and more)

In this episode, we speak with Kelly Goetsch, who is Chief Product Officer at commercetools. We touch on current and emerging trends in retail and hear how data-informed decisions can change a company culture. Further, discuss commercetools and their offering of APIs to retailers who are building their own eCommerce sites that live on commercetool's platform. Our discussion covers how Azure allowed them to spool up their multi-tenant app quickly in containers using Azure Kubernetes Service. Looking forward into the future of retail, we hear about uses for AI and even augmented reality.

The full lifecycle of implementing IoT with PTC

From planning to streaming analytics, this episode looks at all phases of introducing IoT to a company. Just having the data is often not enough to make decisions. Insights must be gleaned from that data. Joe Biron walks us through PTC's approach to full IoT adoption including everything from installation to organizational change. Finally, we talk about the coming technologies that Joe is excited about.

Evolving actuarial risk compute and modeling on Azure?

Nick Leimer shares changes occurring in the insurance industry and how companies are dealing with it. Specifically, we look at computing risk for regulatory compliance and how it might be a good match for Azure services, like Azure Batch or Azure High-Performance Computing. Additionally, Nick explains some of the current and evolving industry regulations. Regulatory compliance is key to insurance companies and the discussion addresses this issue.

Reduce healthcare costs with digital transformation: security, compliance and backup on Azure

Healthcare IT veteran, David Houlding, chats with us about reducing costs in healthcare as part of an organization’s digital transformation and specifically, outlines the tools and techniques needed for these transformations to succeed. Additionally, we discuss core technologies of Azure and how they can help in the move to the cloud, ensuring regulatory compliance, security, and privacy. David discusses how healthcare organizations are adopting cloud technologies and explore some non-exotic reasons to move to the cloud like data storage and security. Finally, we point to partners for the applications created on top of the Azure infrastructure.

Innovation acceleration: Benefits of moving manufacturing processes to Azure

In this episode, we dive into IoT, High Performance Computing (HPC) and even delve into scaling strategies. Diego Tamburini takes us deep into the digital transformation occurring in the manufacturing world. Along the way we discuss IoT, moving systems and data into Azure, and the interesting issues that can come up in time-series data. Additionally, we even go deeply into some 3D printing for manufacturing and rendering jobs from standalone desktop applications.

Adopting Azure for real-time payments

In this episode, Howard Bush talks with us about enabling real-time transactions instead of the customary batch transactions that financial institutions use today. The discussion also covers the problem of providing real-time transactions and recommends a set of tools to help you get going faster in your organization's digital transformation.

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