Kirstin Marr is the executive vice president of data solutions at Insurity, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions and data analytics for the world’s largest insurers, brokers and MGAs.
Previously, Marr was the president of Valen Analytics and one of the pioneers of the Insurance Careers Movement coalition, a grassroots initiative of more than 1,000 insurance organizations raising awareness of what insurance has to offer millennials.
Before Valen, Marr ran B2B marketing for internet technology pioneer and market leader ServiceMagic.com (now HomeAdvisor). She has a passion for building companies that invent leading-edge technologies to improve customers’ lives and solve the inefficiencies that exist in traditional marketplaces.
Analytics can be a great equalizer in every industry. It’s why 90% of respondents to a McKinsey survey call their analytics investment “medium to high” and another 30% referred to the investment as “very significant” proof that the surveyed understand the value that analytics possesses. Those investors—especially the commercial insurers—understand the value of analytics and get their […]
There’s keen focus in the insurance industry about overhauling obsolete IT infrastructure to support innovation, along with the resulting costs and benefits. Yet few people talk about the benefits of top industry talent in the same quantified manner. For innovation to truly scale, the industry needs to be able to attract and retain the best […]
As the foothold of innovation across industries grows stronger by the day, insurers are witnessing the advent of tech-based economies, and with them a fundamental shift in the very definition of risk. Every advancement stands to revolutionize how property, businesses and employees will be insured. Consider automated cars and workplace automation tools, such as Amazon […]
Back in 2001, famed technologist and futurist Ray Kurzweil boldly proclaimed that the human rate of progress was doubling. He added that, by the time the 21st century ends, the progress would feel like 20,000 years’ worth of transition instead of 100. At the time, Kurzweil’s statement sounded a bit dubious. But with how rapidly […]
A few years ago, simply applying predictive analytics to insurers’ underwriting practice was enough to gain a competitive edge against the large portion of the market that was still operating with traditional methods. That ship has sailed with increased adoption of analytics, raising the stakes for companies that once enjoyed a first mover advantage. Currently, […]
With more than 70,000 expected U.S. retirees in 2017, the insurance industry faces an imminent talent crisis. Industry leaders have been eagerly searching for ways to recruit and attract young talent to replace the outgoing staff, but, due to poor industry perception, it remains an uphill battle. The Insurance Careers Movement began as a grassroots, […]