The Smart Data Blog

2017 Update: The First 100 Days of Big Data

Posted by Kirk Newell on Apr 10, 2017 5:02:00 PM

Today marks the 100th day of the New Year, and we’d like to take a moment to reflect on a few of the more interesting developments we’ve seen thus far in the fast-moving big data analytics arena.

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Topics: Big Data, Financial Services, Analytics, Healthcare, Insurance, Government, Competitive Intelligence

How Big Data Is Disrupting the World of Insurance

Posted by Kirk Newell on Feb 18, 2017 2:06:00 PM

The nature of the insurance industry is changing quickly, and much of that change is being attributed to big data and analytics. In fact, a Research and Markets report on the global insurtech market highlighted big data discovery and analytics as a key market trend that will drive a projected CAGR of 10.41 percent during the period 2016-2020.

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Topics: Data Lake, Smart Data Lake, Insurance

ACORD: The Semantic Approach to the Insurance Industry

Posted by Patrick Wall on Jul 17, 2016 2:00:00 PM

There is no simple way to define the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD), or its significance to the insurance industry. It is simultaneously a global community of insurance professionals and a certifying agency, an established semantics framework and standards-based approach to data management, the reference architecture of choice and a burgeoning body of knowledge for business domains and the data landscape.

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Topics: Insurance, ACORD