Today, thousands of people return for the second day of the 2011 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum, bringing together the best in insurance and technology. This year, Microsoft attends the conference (booth #403) with six key partners that offer innovative solutions to the industry: Wipro, Accenture, Hyland, Neudesic, VUE Software and Customer Effective.
As we see it, technology is evolving at a blurring rate and is changing the way insurance firms operate, communicate and relate to their customers and each other. Just as Cindy Saccocia wrote in a recent post, we take note of some key trends that will be important for this industry:
Together with our partners, Microsoft will be showing ACORD attendees just how these ideas can be put in place within their own organizations. Last night, Colin Cole, Industry Technology Strategist for Insurance, US Financial Services Group, discussed the architecture behind Microsoft’s public cloud platform, Azure, and trained attendees on how to begin to incorporate leverage a public cloud platform into their software offerings. As he shared, cloud technology gives insurance companies great flexibility in moving data from the back office to the PC, to mobile devices and across continents in an increasingly borderless world.
Microsoft and our partners are also participating in the following events:
We look forward to sharing more insights gathered at this year’s conference. For additional information on industry trends and Microsoft’s participation at ACORD, please visit our Insurance Industry website.