Six Things Newsletter | November 17, 2020 - Insurance Thought Leadership



November 17, 2020

Six Things Newsletter | November 17, 2020


In this week's Six Things, Paul Carroll ponders the key technology trends of 2021. Plus, 6 megatrends shaping life insurance; new paradigm for reinsurance; how to boost chance of being acquired; and more.

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2021’s Key Technology Trends

Paul Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of ITL

While I usually don’t believe in either Christmas songs or lists of key New Year’s trends until after Thanksgiving, Gartner recently produced an early list of technology trends for 2021 that provides some pre-turkey food for thought.

The most intriguing trend is what Gartner calls the Internet of Behaviors. The name itself reeks of consultant-speak for me, but the trend is profound. It combines the ever-growing reach of the Internet of Things with a surge in ability to understand customers, based on the burgeoning array of digital interactions with them.

Lots of commentators have talked about how the pandemic has accelerated the world’s move toward digital. That’s true and important, but this trend explains what comes next.  continue reading >


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6 Megatrends Shaping Life Insurance
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How to Boost Chance of Being Acquired
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