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Insurance Development Forum (IDF) Chair Stephen Catlin, and Chairman Elect of the IIS, has today announced the appointment of leading insurance CEOs to serve on the Steering Committee of the IDF.
Dr. Joan Lamm-Tennant, CEO of Blue Marble Microinsurance and an IIS Executive Committee member, was chosen to represent the insurance industry at the April 22 COP 21 Signing Ceremony at UN Headquarters, where she articulated the commitment by the industry to design and implement solutions intended to narrow the protection gap and improve disaster risk resilience by sharing its risk management expertise with governments and international institutions.
Deloitte presents an article on how smartphones can develop into hubs for the management of interconnected technology ecosystems including wearable devices, cars, home appliances, and other technology. The authors describe three elements as critical to the development of integrated personalized technology: interconnectivity, intelligence, and identity. To manage and personalize multiple communicating devices requires a platform and currently the ubiquitous smartphone looks set to play that role. The authors discuss various factors that will affect whether the smartphone will in fact become the preferred platform for future personalized technology ecosystems.
On 24th June 2016, it was confirmed that the United Kingdom had voted to end its membership of the European Union following a referendum on the subject. The process of leaving the EU begins only after the UK Government invokes Article 50 - formally notifying the European Union of its intention to withdraw from the European Union. It will then take up to two years for the UK’s membership to officially end. During that period it continues to be a full member of and enjoy access to the single market under current passporting rights.