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Juergen Weiss
Research Vice President
5 years with Gartner
14 years IT industry

Juergen Weiss is research director and industry services director in the Gartner Industry Advisory Services group, focusing on insurance. Mr. Weiss covers a number of insurance industry topics, including risk management and… Read Full Bio

Policy administration systems require more reflection

by Juergen Weiss  |  September 13, 2011

Jeff Haner here. It’s been fascinating for us to watch the surge in activity around policy administration solutions. As we talk with Gartner clients, I’ve been surprised at how many are, quite simply, embarrassed about the amount of time it is taking to implement their new policy administration solutions. There seems to be a common […]

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Business Process Managament Systems: Not a One Trick Pony

by Juergen Weiss  |  June 9, 2011

Kimberly Harris-Ferrante here. At Pegasystems’ Pegaworld this week, I started thinking about the role and how BPM suites fits into the insurance IT environment. The event brought together over 300 attendees for insurance and healthcare this past week in Orlando, Florida.  Sessions explored best practices in BPMS implementation, lessons learned, and decision criteria for project […]

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Regulation on top of insurance risks

by Juergen Weiss  |  June 6, 2011

The latest Insurance Banana Skins survey by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) and PwC indicates that regulation will dominate risk management concerns within the insurance industry in 2011. Compared to the last survey, regulation jumped from rank 5 to rank 1 leaving capital and macro-economic trends behind. I’m not surprised about […]

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Disrupting Innovation in Insurance

by Juergen Weiss  |  May 27, 2011

One of the interesting results of Gartner’s 2011 CIO survey was that almost two-thirds of the insurance CIOs don’t see their organizations pursuing unique or differentiated business strategies in their industry. In other words: Everybody is doing the same. I believe that this is a potential threat for the insurance industry – to be challenged […]

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Will insurance curtail the new cyber risks?

by Juergen Weiss  |  May 13, 2011

The digital economy has suffered a number of serious blows during the last couple of weeks and months. Data breaches from Sony, Epsilon and others. System outages from Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Denial of service attacks on WordPress and many other web sites. These recent incidents prompted the U.S. government to propose a new […]

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Are insurers losing the control over their distribution channels?

by Juergen Weiss  |  April 27, 2011

Two recent news made me thinking about the increasing threat for life and P&C insurers to lose the control over their distribution channels. Google announced in March the acquisition of BeatThatQuote, a U.K. based price comparison website while three German insurers acquired the German price comparison website Aspect Online. It’s an undeniable fact that price […]

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Will Solvency II turn into a never-ending story?

by Juergen Weiss  |  April 13, 2011

A recent survey by the Economic Intelligence Unit and Deloitte on Solvency II among 60 UK-based insurers painted a rather sad picture on the readiness of the industry for Solvency II. According to the survey only 46% of all UK  insurers are confident that the industry will meet the Solvency II deadline. With the official […]

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Welcome to the Gartner insurance blog!

by Juergen Weiss  |  April 5, 2011

There are 159,228,799 blogs worldwide according to Blogpulse. So this blog is number 159,228,800. The purpose of this blog is to provide insurance practitioners interested in Gartner’s insurance research with a platform to exchange industry views and opinions. I’m interested in your feedback about our research and any other thoughts you may have. Welcome to […]

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