How AI will redefine Insurance Industry

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This second machine age has seen the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), or “intelligence” that is not the result of human cogitation. It is now ubiquitous in many commercial products, from search engines to virtual assistants. AI is the result of exponential growth in computing power, memory capacity, cloud computing, distributed and parallel processing, open-source solutions, and global connectivity of both people and machines. Continue reading

How to accelerate flip from analytics to data sciences to extend the maturity curve

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As a relatively new – but already highly sought after – position, it can be hard to know where Data Analytics ends and Data Science begins. Is it science? Statistics? Programming? Analytics? Black magic? Or some strange and wonderful combination? Making the most of this digital goldmine to optimize outcomes and meet business goals requires some very advanced skills that many organizations don’t yet have within their ranks. Continue reading

HR industry disruption through Data Sciences

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When General Motors was looking for someone to lead its global talent and organizational capability group, the $152 billion carmaker clearly wasn’t looking for a paper-pushing administrator. Michael Arena, who took the position 18 months ago, is an engineer by training. He was a visiting scientist at MIT Media Lab. He’s a Six Sigma black belt. He’s got a Ph.D. Continue reading