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Hackathon Recap: Passive Risk Takers to Active Risk Managers

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2018 11:56:09 AM / by Ibeth Ramos, Innovation Coach posted in risk exposure, design thinking, Hackathon

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Cookhouse Lab hosted its second annual Hackathon which challenged participants to find solutions to move from passive risk takers to active risk managers. The Hackathon had twenty-four participants which included professionals from various organizations including CAA, Gore Mutual, Munich Re, and Jauntin. These professionals also had the chance to work with thirteen talented students from the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS).

Check out the recap below to discover the problem being tackled, solutions created and methodologies used to ensure a successful experience.  

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How to Simplify Life Insurance Underwriting in 48 Hours

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2018 3:23:04 PM / by Ibeth Ramos, Sprint Facilitator posted in innovation, design thinking, underwriting

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In the life insurance industry, there are many processes we encounter daily that have the potential to be modernized and made more efficient. The current underwriting process is no exception, with outdated rules, blanket questions that don't allow for personalization, and long customer wait times  that can take up to four to six weeks. This is a process that is ripe for disruption and last month, Cookhouse Lab invited underwriting professionals to try their hand at disrupting it in just 48 hours. 

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[SERIES] Inside Cookhouse Lab - Introduction to Design Thinking

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2018 1:49:30 PM / by Sven Roehl | Chef posted in design thinking

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Every hero needs a villain, right? Similarly, every great idea, solution, or invention always needs a problem. And while the solution is often what gets all of the glory and attention, how we deal with said problem is just as, if not more, important. As Albert Einstein once said, “we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”.

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