A 2014 Oxford University study concluded that jobs in the “service” and “sales and related” categories have high probability (greater than .7) of computerization (computerization is job automation by means of computer-controlled equipment). According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, the underwriting profession is vulnerable to having at least 35% of its tasks automated. Now, before you dust off your resume, let’s think about this a little further.
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Pyramid Solutions is excited to attend and sponsor the Association of Home Office Underwriters (AHOU) 16th Annual Conference: Appetite for Disruption.
Recent advances in cognitive technology make life insurance underwriters more effective at assessing policy applications. This technology allows life carriers to extract key data from documents, process it into relevant information, and present it back to Underwriters – all within the context of their normal application review process. Anecdotal evidence indicates that this can increase the productivity of underwriters by 30% when assessing complicated applications.
The typical customer experience for purchasing software, IT hardware, or even professional services looks a little something like this: You do some online research, read reviews and articles in journals and magazines (online or in print) and/or talk to your peers inside or outside of your organization or even go as far as hiring a consultant. Then after a while, you narrow your choices down to one or more vendors that you may evaluate even further – perhaps having the vendors perform a proof of concept or provide a demo. You’re a customer in this scenario.