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#readyfortomorrow .04 | NOV2017

DeepMind’s New AI Taught Itself to Be the World’s Greatest Go Player

https://singularityhub.com/2017/10/23/deepminds-new-ai-taught-itself-to-be-the-worlds-greatest-go-player/

DeepMind has unveiled a new version of the AlphaGo called AlphaGo Zero that outperforms the version that beat Sedol on every metric. In just three days and 4.9 million training games, it reached the same level that took its predecessor several months and 30 million training games to achieve



Amazon can now deliver straight into your living room

https://qz.com/1111556/amazon-has-a-new-service-for-prime-members-that-delivers-straight-to-your-living-room/

In the name of convenience, Amazon’s latest service for Prime members, Amazon Key, will let the company deliver packages or services directly into your living room—if you just install its smart lock on your front door and companion security camera inside your home


5 Companies Pushing the Boundaries of 3D Printing

https://disruptionhub.com/5-companies-pushing-boundaries-3d-printing/

A surge of investments in 3D printing as businesses benefit from the technology



QIC; the next chapter begins

http://frederikbisbjerg.com/blog/qic-next-chapter-begins

This Thursday October 26th, 2017, another line of duties was added to my responsibilities so I'm now also holding the position as Executive Vice President, MENA Motor Claims for personal and corporate lines for the QIC Group


How militaries learn and adapt: An interview with Major General H. R. McMaster

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-sector/our-insights/how-militaries-learn-and-adapt

An experienced combat commander and leading expert on training and doctrine assesses recent military history and its implications for the future


Tech Giants Race to Dominate Transportation

https://disruptionhub.com/tech-giants-race-dominate-transportation/

Alphabet & Softbank backing Lyft & Uber


Creating a DMZ between innovation and operations

http://frederikbisbjerg.com/blog/dmz-between-development-and-operations

It’s no news that there are tensions between a company’s business development / digital innovation and the day-to-day business operations. On one side, you have a team of enthusiasts focusing on the Big Next and on creating the digital future of the company – and on the other side, you have the operations focusing on delivering on financial targets and complying with regulations while providing excellent customer service daily

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#readyfortomorrow .03 | OCT2017

HOW TO ENCOURAGE A GROWTH MINDSET IN YOUR COMPANY

http://www.cmswire.com/digital-workplace/how-to-encourage-a-growth-mindset-in-your-company/

Before you can create a strong feedback culture you have to consider if your workforce is ready for it. People may be receiving more and more feedback but may not have the tools to actually take in, absorb and use the feedback they receive effectively


DISRUPTION IN DISGUISE: THE TROJAN HORSE

http://frederikbisbjerg.com/blog/disruption-in-disguise

It's not "like that" to disrupt an incumbent organization over night - but if you want your company to survive, you nevertheless has to begin - this is one way of doing it


GARTNER'S TOP 10 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2018

http://sdtimes.com/gartners-top-10-technology-trends-2018/

With only a couple more months left of the year, Gartner is already looking ahead to the future. The organization announced its annual top strategic technology trends at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this week



HOW AI IS DISRUPTING THE INSURANCE MARKET

https://www.cta.tech/News/i3/Articles/2017/September-October/How-AI-is-Disrupting-the-Insurance-Market

A New York-based insurer, Lemonade set the world record in December 2016 for settling a claim in just three seconds by using its claims bot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) running 18 fraud algorithms


INSURANCE DISTRIBUTION: ABOUT TO GET PERSONAL

http://insurancethoughtleadership.com/distribution-about-to-get-personal

The supply chain will co-exist with brands and within ecosystems unconnected to insurance. Carriers will be irrelevant


TENCENT WILL SELL YOU INSURANCE — IN ITS APPS

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-10-12/101155519.html

WeChat and QQ, China’s most-used messaging apps that also have online payment capabilities, together have more than 900 million users. Such a massive platform will likely immediately boost the company’s internet finance portfolio


TO UBER OR NOT? WHY CAR OWNERSHIP MAY NO LONGER BE A GOOD DEAL

https://singularityhub.com/2017/10/20/to-uber-or-not-why-car-ownership-may-no-longer-be-a-good-deal

Potentially one-quarter of the entire US driving population might be better off using ride services versus owning a car


 
 

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#readyfortomorrow .02 | SEPT2017

DIGITAL GLOBALIZATION: THE NEW ERA OF GLOBAL FLOWS

http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/our-insights/digital-globalization-the-new-era-of-global-flows

Soaring flows of data and information now generate more economic value than the global goods trade


HOPPING ABOARD THE SHARING ECONOMY

https://www.bcg.com/publications/2017/strategy-accelerating-growth-consumer-products-hopping-aboard-sharing-economy.aspx

This article focuses on opportunities created by the sharing economy, consumer attitudes toward sharing, and the industries likely to be affected


HOW MOBILE BRAND EXPERIENCES HELP (OR HURT) BUSINESS RESULTS

https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/data-collections/consumer-mobile-brand-experiences/

Over 17,000 brand experiences shed light on how people interact with brands today, and why mobile is critical


DISRUPTION, WE HAVE A PROBLEM

It's not "like that" to disrupt an incumbent organization over night - but if you want your company to survive, you nevertheless has to begin - in this short video I explore how to get started


5 STRATEGIES FOR LEADING A HIGH-IMPACT TEAM

https://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/five-strategies-for-leading-a-high-impact-team

Why “teams are not cocktail parties,” and other words of wisdom


MUCH MORE TO OFFER - TELEMATICS INSURANCE HITS SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHORES

https://insurtechnews.com/insight/much-more-to-offer-telematics-insurance-hits-southeast-asian-shores.html

Telematics insurance (or connected insurance) is carving out its own space in the insurance industry globally. It is the fastest growing insurtech segment and has been consistently demonstrating the highest impact on the insurers’ profitability


THE INSURTECH TRENDS MAKING THE GREATEST IMPACT IN 2017

http://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/2017/Sep/11/the-insurtech-trends-making-the-greatest-impact-in-2017/

  • Open marketplace
  • Customer experience
  • AI / Machine Learning
  • P2P insurance


WHITEPAPER: THE CASE FOR DETACHING THE DIGITAL INSURER

http://frederikbisbjerg.com/blog/detaching-the-digital-insurer

The insurance industry is moving at three speeds today. Insurtechs are moving at hyper-speed, innovative incumbents at medium speed and the rest of the industry at very slow speeds. At the same time, the insurance markets, grounded in the ongoing changes in the users’ needs and expectations, are moving at hyper+ speeds - this creates a blue ocean opportunity

 

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#readyfortomorrow .01 | SEPT2017

The firm of the Future

http://www.bain.com/story/firm-of-future/index.html

We're beginning to see what the next generation of successful companies will look like


CIOs must have vision and consciously drive change

http://www3.asiainsurancereview.com/News/View-NewsLetter-Article/id/40184/Type/eDaily/Asia-CIOs-must-have-vision-and-consciously-drive-change

A challenge for CIOs today is to be seen as “more than a glorified IT manager”


IoT: Collaboration Is Now Mandatory

http://insurancethoughtleadership.com/iot-collaboration-is-now-mandatory/

"What is becoming apparent is that there is a convergence taking place between these entrepreneurial startups and the traditional carriers, sparking collaboration between the new, small and fast market entrants with the old, big and slow incumbents"


Is the future passing by your management?

http://frederikbisbjerg.com/blog/future-passing-by

If you insist on only looking at what your best close competitors are doing, you’re “comparing your horse to other’s horses and ignorant to the car being introduced next door”


The digital future of work: What will automation change?

http://www.mckinsey.com/Videos/video?vid=5511848358001&plyrid=HkOJqCPWdb&aid=BA6124ED-A59F-43CA-82C8-9C3AFFDB9CEF

Half the tasks of today's tasks can be automated - McKinsey video


How to Successfully Work Across Countries, Languages, and Cultures

https://hbr.org/2017/08/how-to-successfully-work-across-countries-languages-and-cultures

Rather than assuming we’ll work in one location, in our native culture, we will need new skills, attitudes, and behaviors that help us work across cultures. Our ways of thinking about careers, colleagues, and collaboration will need to become more flexible and adaptable


DAVID-GOLIATH CULTURE GAPS

https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insight-david-goliath-culture-gaps

Large organizations could be wasting a significant growth opportunity because of their inability to effectively collaborate with startups. These “David-Goliath” culture gaps between the two types of organizations are a major obstacle


The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource

A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable listed firms in the world


'Insurtech' should help lower premiums: AIG chief

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Insurtech-should-help-lower-premiums-AIG-chief

Big data and artificial intelligence should help insurers assess risk more efficiently, and that should help reduce costs and drive down premiums for clients, the new CEO of American International Group told The Nikkei recently.


Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2017/01/23/top-10-hot-artificial-intelligence-ai-technologies

Coined in 1955 to describe a new computer science sub-discipline, “Artificial Intelligence” today includes a variety of technologies and tools, some time-tested, others relatively new. To help make sense of what’s hot and what’s not, Forrester just published a TechRadar report on Artificial Intelligence (for application development professionals), a detailed analysis of 13 technologies enterprises should consider adopting to support human decision-making

 
 

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