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Real Time Day was 'Best One Yet!!'

By Wendy Watson, President of ORBiT Canada

If the feedback is to be believed, Real Time Day 2015 was a resounding success. In fact, it is reported to be "the best one yet!!".

The agenda was full with diverse topics and speakers who were engaging and knowledgeable. The sessions balanced strategic insights with practical tips which offered something for everyone. Our moderators were great at thinking outside the "insurance box" which is exactly what our industry needs. 
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Session Highlights
Brian Bartosh
Brian Bartosh, Top O' Michigan, and his brokerage implement Real Time and maximize their BMS for marketing, sales tracking, auditing and coaching. Hear how he has empowered his sales team to go for, or walk away from, an account - all with the use of cards. Innovative, empowering, working!  View video

IBM Launches Internet of Things Unit

By Halya Rudiak, Portfolio Manager, IBM Canada

IBM estimates that 90 percent of all data generated by devices like smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances is never analyzed or acted upon. In fact, as much as 60 percent of this data begins to lose value within milliseconds of being generated. 

To address this challenge, IBM recently announced a groundbreaking global strategic alliance with the Weather Company through WSI, its global B2B division, and a $3 billion investment over the next four years in an  Internet of Things (IoT) unit which will help businesses integrate IoT data -- including weather data -- into business operations for real-time, analytics-based decision making. Read more


Emerging Threats and Opportunities 
2015 Executive Forum

By Doug Grant, Partner,


Insurance-Canada Executive Forum So much is changing so quickly. In many cases technology is a contributing driver but it may also underpin an opportunity. The forum's theme Emerging Threats and Opportunities looks ahead into the 3 to 5 year timeframe and beyond. The speakers will address a number of developments that will have an impact on insurance, just in time for this year's Fall planning season. Are you ready to confirm - or revise - your business plans?


Presentations include Disruption, Consumers & Technology, The Specialist Channel 2025, Distribution 2025, Automotive Technology, Transformation and Risk, The Intelligent Machine, and more. More details