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Apr
22
A Few Thoughts on Risk-Aversion, Delivery, Pricing, and a New Home at Agencyport
by Jeanette Tweed, CFO

Q.  CFOs are stereotypically risk-averse.  Do you put yourself into that category? A.   I think every CFO carries some trace of risk-aversion DNA—and it comes in handy when the job requires us to be “protectors” of the company’s assets. I have to say, though, that my involvement with technology-centric companies over the years has shown […]

Apr
16
Shielding Agents During a PAS Conversion
by Tara Durheim

If you are an insurance IT exec reading this post, there’s a really good chance that your company is in the middle of—or seriously thinking about—a policy administration system conversion or consolidation.  A really good chance. In fact, Novarica tells us more than one-third of the industry currently falls into this new policy system bucket. […]

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