Ty Sagalow is a 30-year senior insurance executive veteran, 25 of which he spent at AIG, where he held various positions, including chief underwriting officer and general counsel of AIG Executive Liability (D&O, E&O), chief operating officer of AIG eBusiness Risk Solutions (cyber insurance), and president of AIG Product Development. Folllowing AIG, Sagalow was chief innovation officer of Zurich North American and chief innovation officer of Tower Group. Among the products Sagalow is credited with creating is Y2K insurance, (entity cover) directors and officers nsurance, cyber insurance, reputation insurance, collectible authenticity insurance, and intellectual property collateral insurance.
He is currently president of Innovation Insurance Group, a consulting firm to the insurance industry specializing in product development and subject-matter expertise in management and professional liability insurance.
In the mid- to late 1990s, the insurance industry was struggling with “the Y2K crisis,” not only in connection with its own systems but, more importantly, with the systems of all its policyholders. As the chief underwriting officer of one of the largest subsidiaries of one of the largest insurance companies in the world, AIG, […]
CHAPTER 4: Roadmap to Creativity Culture of Creativity Creating a culture of creativity is an essential building block for a successful product development company. To succeed, every profit center leader should ingrain a culture of creativity into every aspect of its daily routine. The start of this creative journey begins with the support, process, rewards […]
CHAPTER 3: Creating and Working With a Centralized Product Development Department There is no single corporate structure for developing a successful product development process. However, there are numerous advantages of creating some type of centralized function. The size and scope of the function depends not only on the size and scope of the corporation itself […]
Every major change in the world began with a single creative thought. The New Product Development Reference Guide was developed as a tool to be used by any company wishing to create a corporate structure for the development of new (from the slightly enhanced to the new to the market) products. It is written as if […]
A company’s reputation, which is core to its profitability and long-term competitiveness, faces new challenges as information speeds blindly through online media and social networks. Lanny Davis, former assistant to President Clinton on crisis management and principal in Lanny J. Davis & Associates, recently noted that, in the age of the Internet, “you never get […]
The Need Is There There were more than 26 million new strains of malware released into circulation in 2011, the last year with solid data on malware. Such a rate would produce nearly 3,000 new strains of malware an hour! Almost two-thirds of U.S. firms report that they have been the victim of cyber-security incidents […]
Overview Of The Risk There were more than 26 million new strains of malware released into circulation in 2011. Such a rate would produce nearly 3,000 new strains of malware an hour! Almost two-thirds of U.S. firms report that they have been the victim of cyber-security incidents or information breaches. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reported […]