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Insurers Aren't Prepared for the Future of Transportation - Learnings & Wrap Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 2:25:35 PM / by Jason Yu, Innovation Chef posted in future of insurance, autonomous vehicles

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"Insurers are not prepared to seamlessly integrate with the future of transportation."

This was one astounding conclusion that our project team came to at the end of our 4 week sprint. Through 16 days, 11 participants, 5 companies, and 4 partnerships, we inferred that the auto insurance industry needs to move quickly to adapt to the shifting change in risk.

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InsurTech & Insurance Innovation Conferences of 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 10:38:58 AM / by Jenny Zhang posted in insurtech, conferences

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A brand new year means a brand new list of conference opportunities! And with all kinds of technology advancing in the insurance world, how can you be sure which InsurTech conferences are the ones to attend? 

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The Most Innovative Gifts of 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 10:38:38 AM / by Jenny Zhang posted in innovation

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Holiday season is fast approaching and that means it's gifting time! But with so many new things on the market, how can you be sure that what you've picked is something that they'll love? 

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Blockchain & Group Benefit Coordination: Learnings & Wrap Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2017 3:18:33 PM / by Rhiannon Snell, Innovation Chef posted in blockchain

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Blockchain has been one of the most talked about technologies of 2017, with some even calling it the most revolutionary technology since the widespread use of the Internet.

How will blockchain technology affect the insurance group benefits coordination process?

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The Future of Transportation, Autonomous Vehicles: Project Update

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2017 1:09:08 PM / by Jason Yu, Innovation Chef posted in autonomous vehicles

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Most manufacturers have announced plans to bring semi-autonomous vehicles to the market by 2020, but would you take your hands off your steering wheel while driving 100 km/h? 

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Free Taster: How to Innovate in Two Days

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 2:42:55 PM / by Ibeth Ramos, Head of Innovation Delivery posted in innovation, Pop-Up Lab

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Take a moment to reflect on the last problem you wanted to solve, issue you wanted to change or great idea you wanted to implement in your professional environment. Were you able to solve the problem? Change the issue? Implement the idea? Or did execution fail because you didn’t have time to get around to it.

This can often happen when organizations approach innovation. The concept seems like this ‘big, scary, time prolonged’ project that no one has time for. BUT it doesn’t have to be. And our recent 2-day innovation sprint in Munich, Germany can prove it.

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Blockchain & Group Benefit Coordination: Project Update

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2017 11:41:02 AM / by Rhiannon Snell, Innovation Chef posted in innovation project progress

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Blockchain has been all the buzz and last week, Cookhouse Lab kicked off our second project in our Blockchain series. During this four week sprint, the project will delve into group benefit coordination to produce a prototype using Blockchain technology to improve the coordination of benefits process.

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The Effect of Autonomous Vehicles on Insurance

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2017 10:58:07 AM / by Jenny Zhang posted in autonomous vehicles

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What if I told you that in just twenty years, it is estimated that there will be 23 million autonomous vehicles on highways in the US?

How does it make you feel? Uneasy? Excited? Both?!

The technology for autonomous driving has arrived. And with that, change is inevitable. Here are some of the ways this technology will shift the insurance industry:

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[Blockchain Series: Part 1] Revolutionizing the Insurance Customer Experience

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2017 11:38:43 AM / by Jason Yu, Innovation Chef posted in blockchain, future of insurance

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Amongst the hottest innovation trends today, Blockchain is often mentioned.  Although Blockchain is often just associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, this technology 
has enormous potential to impact the future customer experience. From our first collaborative Blockchain project, we've learned that countless insurance use cases are ripe for exploration. These use cases span from back office improvements, fraud detection, to positively impacting the role of insurance from the consumer's perspective. 

Let's take a moment and think about what the future of insurance will look like once Blockchain is widely used and implemented.

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[Chatbot Series: Part 2] A Cookhouse Conversation: BOTFriends & Chatbots

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2017 10:50:46 AM / by Jenny Zhang

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Cookhouse Lab had the pleasure of hosting the BOTFriends team earlier this month as Cookhouse embarked on its first chatbot project. While they were in town, we had the opportunity to sit down with the team to learn more about their story and their thoughts on chatbots, innovation, and the future. Read more on our Q&A session below:

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