Microsoft Azure for Industry : Podcast

The digital transformation of insurance with Nick Leimer

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Nick Leimer from Microsoft brings us an astounding view into the digital transformation occurring inside the insurance industry.

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Nick Leimer from Microsoft brings us an astounding view into the digital transformation occurring inside the insurance industry.

Thanks to cloud computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics capabilities and other transformative technologies, insurance companies can more accurately model risk, customize pricing and better meet the needs of a transforming marketplace and customers who want more from their insurers.

"InsurTech" organizations are using these and other technologies, marrying to the cloud to provide new and better services to their customers. Nick touches on IoT, AI, bot technologies, and real-time analytics.

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Nick Leimer

Nick Leimer is the Principal Insurance Industry Lead for Azure. Nick brings 20+ years of experience bridging the business and IT gap in application development, operations, and infrastructure. Before joining Microsoft, Mr. Leimer was the Senior Director for Actuarial Compute at Manulife leading the migration of LAN based HPC Farms to the Azure environment for all of Asia; including all desktop Moody’s / GGY Axis users and data feeds. Prior to Manulife, his career progressed through developing applications for Actuarial Valuation and Projection including components of ArcVal and Prophet, the Defined Benefit area with the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (BPGC), and leading life insurers, AIG and Manulife. 

Read Nick's recent blog posts on how to address common insurance use cases using Azure.

Follow Nick on LinkedIn or Twitter (@LeimerNick).