Peter J. Roker

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Five Reasons Consumers Will Embrace Artificial Intelligence

Christmas 2017 was a busy one for retailers. During peak season, Amazon reported records for holiday shipping as they handled deliveries to 185 …

Aviation Mechanic Shortage Looms as Risk for Industry

The aviation industry faces a best-of-times, worst-of-times situation as it moves into the next decade. While airlines are aggressively modernizing …

How Climate Resilient Is Your Company?

This pressing question is increasingly being asked of management and boards. But what is climate resilience, and why is it so important?<p>Companies …

Climate

The Truth About Trade

Is free trade good or bad for most American workers? That is the wrong question, because most of what is called “free trade” today is neither free …

Insurers want drivers in the vehicle data ownership seat, not car makers

<b>Connected cars and vehicles overall are among the main IoT use cases. The automotive industry invests in vehicle data while the insurance industry,</b> …

How to Write a Bio that Convinces Readers You’re Their Personal Superhero

Writing a bio is hard.You have to knock ’em dead with two or three dazzling sentences that show you’re a likable, credible, and accomplished …

California axes self-driving car rule limiting liability for crashes

California has been happy to tweak the rules to get more self-driving cars on the road, but it still has its limits. The state's DMV has eliminated a planned rule (suggested by GM) that would have let companies avoid liability for an autonomous vehicle crash if the machine hadn't been maintained to …

‘Loyal’ customers pay 70% more on home insurance

<b>Around 13 million households across the UK are paying a penalty for staying with the same home insurance provider.</b><p>People who renewed their policy …

Speed of culture has transformed personal branding: adopt these 4 habits to keep up!

The average age of an American farmer is 60 years old. This average has been gradually climbing upwards since the early 1980’s when the average age …

Ethical Leadership: The Pathway to Organizational Integrity

In the last five years, corporate directors in the U.S. and Canada have come down hard on CEOs responsible for ethics infringements in their …

Why the “AI is destroying jobs” argument is a bit overblown

This is something you read a lot about these days: Robots are coming for your job; AI is driving human employment into extinction; the X jobs AI will take first. The articles are often accompanied with feature images of penniless humans and rich robots, robots enslaving humans, and worse.<p>To be …

Artificial Intelligence

Are Finance Professionals Ready for Disruption From Emerging Technologies?

It’s no secret that we are in the midst of an unprecedented era of global disruption. This disruption is being enabled by the rise of new …

How Smart Weed Could Make Pot the Go-To Painkiller

Making it easier to calibrate the correct dose of medical marijuana may prompt more physicians to prescribe it as an alternative to painkillers such …

Powerful Swell or Caught in a Rip? China’s Insurance Industry Plots its Course to Embrace InsurTech

<i>This article originally appeared in Harvard Business Review, China</i><p>The race to cash in on China’s insurance sector is gathering momentum. In the last …

Mitigating Risks In The Innovation Economy

The report and joint initiative were prepared by the Forum in collaboration with Oliver Wyman.<p>Among the participants are insurers Allianz, Lloyd’s, …

The “Next Generation” of Risk Management for Insurers

Insurers need to be confident that their processes around identifying, prioritizing, understanding (as far as possible) and measuring such emerging …

Reimagining Business: How to Cater to the Customer of the Future

Meet Dawn. She’s never been to the doctor’s office, but she visits her doctor every week. She’s constantly shopping, but she’s never waited in line. …

Chubb reveals new cybersecurity app for commercial clients

Chubb has unveiled a new cybersecurity app for U.S. and Canadian commercial clients in response to recent upticks in ransomware attacks.<p>The …

Cybersecurity

Three Risk-Avoidance Strategies That Allow Aviation To Keep Pursuing New Technology

So not surprisingly, when an aircraft manufacturer announces the development of game-changing technology, the entire industry and those that invest …

The Many Faces Of Insider Threats

You may not realize it, but the majority of data breaches today involve the role of an insider in some capacity. And did you also know that in many cases, these incidents aren’t malicious in nature? Insider incidents come in all shapes and sizes, from the disgruntled employee to the accidental …

In the frame … the real cost of making an insurance claim

<b>I am in dispute with LV= over the renewal of my home insurance which has gone up from of £160 to £231.</b><p><b>When I queried this by phone I was told it was mostly due to a claim I had made a month earlier – the first in five years. That was for a broken spectacles frame with a replacement cost of £123. I</b> …

Finance

Insurance-Tracking Platform myCOI Preps for Massive Growth, Eyeing $3.2 Billion Domestic Market

Before she founded myCOI, Kristen Nunery used to flip houses for a living. This line of work brought her into contact with a lot of building contractors and introduced her to the complicated world of professional liability insurance.<p>Most businesses collect certificates of insurance (or COIs) before …

I am a freelance journalist. Do I need to buy liability insurance?

<b>Reporter Yashar Ali</b> in August found himself in a difficult situation for any journalist, let alone a freelancer. He was hit by a lawsuit from Fox …

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