SAS Afternoon Talk : Big Data in the Southeast Asian insurance industry

From:6 Jul 2017 - 15:30
To:6 Jul 2017 - 18:00
Location:OCBC Centre, 33rd level (access via West Lobby), Chulia Street, Singapore 049513


Dear SAS members,

 

We are pleased to welcome Ms. Theresa Blissing, Detecon Asia-Pacific, as our speaker for this talk on Big Data:

 

Adoption of Big Data in the Southeast Asian insurance industry: An organizational change perspective

 

Big Data has become a ubiquitous term attracting wide spread interest in many sectors and the insurance industry is certainly no exception. While there has been extensive research on the technical aspects, the impact of the adoption of Big Data on an insurance organization are often not transparent. What does it mean for an insurance company to actually adopt Big Data? What are the challenges and resistances? As part of the master thesis “Adoption of Big Data in the Southeast Asian insurance industry: An organizational change perspective” a total of 28 insurance industry experts across Southeast Asia including Hong Kong have been interviewed. Findings from those interviews give some indication of the impact of Big Data on organizational structures, processes, technology and people and what challenges and resistances insurers are facing.

 

Date: Thursday 6 July 2017

Time: 3.40pm to 6.00pm

Venue: OCBC Centre, 33rd level (access via West Lobby), Chulia Street, Singapore

 

3:40pm Registration

4:00pm Talk commences

5:30pm Talk ends, refreshments starts

6.00pm End

 

Cost: Free for paid up Members (please login with your Username before signing-up), full-time students showing student identification. Non-Members: S$40. Payment via cheque / internet banking / cash deposit at any DBS branches is preferred. Paypal is also available on our online registration form. During Paypal payment, please wait until the transaction is complete and you are transferred back to the SAS website before closing your browser. Please pre-register as the seats are limited. Priority will be given to paid up members who have pre-registered and then to others who have pre-registered and finally, if any seats remain, to those who do not pre-register based on their order of arrival. If you would like to attend, please register by signing up by 26 June 2017.

 

About the speaker:

 

Theresa is an insurance professional with 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry in Europe and Asia. She received a vocational college degree in insurance, followed by a B.A. in Business from German university Fachhochschule fuer Oekonomie und Management (FOM) and recently completed her MBA degree with American university Webster, School of Business and Technology. As part of her master thesis she conducted the first ever academic research on the adoption of Big Data in the Southeast Asian insurance industry from a change management perspective. Apart from completing her MBA, Theresa has been an active contributor to the-digital-insurer.com as News Correspondent and works as a Management Consultant for the German consultancy firm DETECON. She is based in Bangkok, Thailand but as ‘Insurance Lead Asia’ is responsible for the Asia Pacific region focusing on digital transformation of the insurance industry.

 

Thank you

 

Frederic Boulliung

Forum Coordinator

Singapore Actuarial Society