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Innovation and Agility Summit

January 22, 2009

The second quarterly meeting of members of the Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council was held yesterday in our NYC offices, featuring presentations from James Knight, CIO of Chubb, and Patty Lewis, strategy consultant from Allstate’s Innovation Lab.

Much of the discussions centered around improving communications — between business and IT through metrics, social networking technologies, and staff mixing; and between insurers and their solution providers. Driving Innovation and Agility, like so many other issues faced by insurer IT groups, relies on facilitating effective communications among stakeholders. This is an area where wikis and blogs are starting to have impact.

A meeting report will be published next week, stay tuned.