Ellen Carney

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The Cyber Insurance Roller Coaster: As Demand Speeds Up, Some Insurers Disembark

Heidi Shey June 28, 2021
The first half of 2021 has been anything but quiet for cyber insurance. Forrester has seen a steady flow of client inquiries on the topic, with questions coming in not just from the private sector but also from the public sector. Some are trying to navigate acquiring a cyber insurance policy for the first time, […]
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Navigating The Struggles Of Data Deletion And Secure Data Disposal

Heidi Shey April 12, 2021
How long does your organization retain customer, employee, and sensitive corporate data, and how do you go about disposing of it? In the absence of explicit regulatory mandates, when and how to delete different types of records and personal data can become a tug-of-war between line-of-business, legal, and security teams. There are consequences of improper deletion and disposal, as well as excessive retention. In Italy, telecommunications company TIM received a fine […]
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Toss Those Tea Leaves: Reading Real Signals Of Growth And Retention

Amy Bills April 9, 2021
Teams supporting retention, cross-sell, and upsell are most effective when they focus on the right signals from buyers and customers. At B2B Summit North America, learn more about these signals and how to use them.
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Understand Today’s Investors In Metro China, Hong Kong, And Singapore

Tom Mouhsian February 24, 2021
Why You Need A New Segmentation Approach To Understand Today’s Investors Wealth management firms commonly segment their clients by investable assets. But this is not enough to help firms decide on new products and services or optimize customer engagement models. Self-directedness is a crucial dimension that reliably predicts many investor attitudes and behaviors (see Figure […]
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Insurance Leaders: Review Your Marketing And CX Budgets In The Wake Of COVID-19

Ellen Carney November 16, 2020
Business leaders at insurance firms with influence on marketing and CX budgets review their spending in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our advice on how.
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The Tech Vendors That Are Remaking The P&C Insurance Claims Experience

Ellen Carney November 5, 2020
Today, Forrester published its first-ever evaluation of the technology that gets consumers back to normal after an insurance claim. The combination of COVID and catastrophes has hit property and casualty (P&C) insurers especially hard, driving more and more complex consumer and commercial claims. The efficiency of the process and the experience delivered to both the […]
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Three Business Scenarios Insurers Can Use To Navigate The COVID-19 Storm

Ellen Carney September 22, 2020

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Beneficiary Experience: The Big Retention Opportunity Missed By Financial Services Firms

Ellen Carney June 22, 2020
Many financial services firms are missing out on a big opportunity to win, serve, and retain customers: the beneficiary experience.
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Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2020: Looking Beyond The Challenges

Guannan Lu June 9, 2020
Huawei started the 17th Huawei Global Analyst Summit on May 18, 2020 in Shenzhen, China. Huawei’s rotating chairman, Guo Ping, spoke on the theme of “Huawei: A Year and Beyond” to both look back on a very challenging year for the company and look ahead with a focus on accelerating growth. The US Entity List […]
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The Top Tech That Will Win The Wallets Of Insurance Companies In 2020

Ellen Carney December 3, 2019
Nearly three dozen insurance decision makers and solutions partners told us how they plan to prioritize their tech investments next year.
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Faster, Better Life Underwriting Underscores The Need For Smarter Tech

Ellen Carney November 21, 2019
Principal Analyst Ellen Carney highlights three key points insurers should consider when evaluating automated underwriting solutions providers. Read the blog and then check out the latest Wave report.
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WeBank Is Driving Financial Inclusion At Scale In China

Aurelie L'Hostis October 25, 2019
Around the world, the financial services industry has underserved or even excluded millions of consumers and SMBs (small- and medium-sized businesses) that have long been considered unprofitable. Still today, large numbers of people and businesses do not rely on banks to help them meet their day-to-day financial needs. But you know how the story goes: […]
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How And What Insurance US Small Businesses Buy Is Changing

Ellen Carney September 10, 2019
Shifts in the labor market, changing technology, and other forces have led small companies to rethink their insurance priorities. Providers will need to adapt.
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Hot Or Hype? What Are The Insurance Tech Investments That Will Drive Business Value In 2020?

Ellen Carney September 10, 2019
Insurers are transforming their organizations with digital technologies. Drivers ranging from startup incubators and changing customer behavior to new risks and a potential recession are all influencing the tech investments from both carriers and agent/brokers. So just how likely is it that some of these big-buzz technologies will produce business value in 2020? Forrester is […]
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Chinese Banks Offer Great Functionality And Usability, But There’s Still Ample Room For Improvement

Riccardo Pasto July 5, 2019
Chinese banks are vying to offer consumers the best possible mobile experience. We break down what's working and where there's room for improvement.
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What’s Hot In Insurance Tech In 2019?

Ellen Carney May 14, 2019
Read a preview of our “The Top Insurance Tech Trends To Watch In 2019” report.
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How Ping An Insurance Embraced Digital To Rewrite Its Business

Danny Mu February 24, 2019
China’s Ping An insurance company wedded digital technology with a renewed commitment to customer obsession. The investments were well worth it: They’ve increased revenue by 250%. We’ve listed the cornerstone initiatives that enabled this impressive growth.
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The Three Key Actions That Will Define Insurance Tech Investment In 2019

Ellen Carney January 31, 2019
What are insurance technology decision makers’ priorities for 2019? Read three key ways they’re investing to respond to threats like climate change, tech disruptors, and a history of lackluster CX performance.
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Top Insurance Tech Trends To Watch In 2019

Ellen Carney November 29, 2018
How will the “whats” of insurance — underwriting, claims, and compliance — translate into new “hows” in 2019? Watch the video below for more information on what’s driving changes in insurance business strategy and the tech that enables it. Do you need more help? Forrester clients can set up an inquiry with us.
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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018
Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.
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