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Inspired by Inspire

Some take-aways from Microsoft Inspire 2019 What’s happens in Vegas should not stay in Vegas…. Microsoft Inspire is one of the major events for the global data community. It is exciting to learn about the developing vision of Microsoft as the leader in all things data for everyone. From 14-18 July, 2019, Microsoft Inspire invited […]

Search and Match: Navigate Muddy International Waters

Geopolitics entering Banking IT Author: Jan-Kees Buenen The global financial system is weaponized in the war that the US and the international community are waging on rogue states and individuals. Regulators harness the international financial and banking system for strategic-political purposes. Countries like North-Korea, Iran and Russia are hit through boycotts. But also high-level individuals […]

How to manage End User Computing and avoid GDPR or IFRS fines

Author: Jan-Kees Buenen I’ve long said that End User Computing (EUC) is here to stay, whether we like it or not. EUC applications such as spreadsheets and database tools can provide a significant benefit to companies by allowing humans to directly manage and manipulate data. Unlike rigid systems like ERP, EUC offers flexibility to businesses […]

What can 3 world-class Michelin chefs teach us about Big Data?

Author: Jan-Kees Buenen Heston Blumenthal. Grant Achatz. Joan Roca. Names that are on the list of the most awarded chefs in the world. They have been leaders in the global gastronomic sector in the last years and are known for their innovative, emotional and modernist approaches. They are famous for fusing food and tech. And […]

Why 2019 will be all about End User Computing?

Author: Jan-Kees Buenen As 2019 approaches, it’s time to look back at all the IT initiatives in that have happened and see what has shaped 2018.  End user computing, applications aimed to better integrate end users into the computing system environment, will surely definitely be high on the list. With the pace of change in data monitoring and management […]

Sometimes Too Good To Be True Blocks Disruptive Innovation

Author: Jan-Kees Buenen Over the last few months we have had the opportunity to present our SynerScope Ixiwa solution to many prospect corporations and potential business partners. I have learned a lot from these conversations, both on how to make our offering even more user-friendly, as well as on which technical developments should be prioritized. […]

Insurtech: Winning The Battle But Losing The War?

Author: Monique Hesseling It was exciting to visit InsurTech Connect last week; there was a great energy and optimism on what we collectively can innovate for our insurance industry and customers,  and it was wonderful to see insurers, technology providers of all sizes and maturity levels and capital providers from all around the world coming […]

Using Smart City Data for Catastrophe Management: It Still Is All About the Data …

Author: Monique Hessling Recently I had the pleasure to work with SMA’s Mark Breading on a study about the development of smart cities and what this means for the insurance industry (Breading M, 2017. Smart cities and Insurance. Exploring the Implications. Strategy Meets Action). In this study Mark touched on a number of very relevant […]

Data Lakes, Buckets and Coffee Cups

Author: Monique Hessling Over the last years, primarily large carriers and especially the more “cutting edge” ones (for all the doubters: yes there is such a thing as a cutting edge insurer), have invested in building data lakes. The promise was that these lakes would enable them to more easily use and analyze “big data”, […]

Dataworks Summit Munich and Dreams Coming True

Author: Monique Hesseling Last week the SynerScope team attended the Dataworks Summit in Munich: “the industry’s premier big data community event”. It was a successful and well-attended event. Attendees were passionate about big data and its applicability to different industries. The more technical people learned (or in the case of our CTO and CEO: demonstrated) […]

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