Xceedance Makes Multi-Million Dollar “Series A” Investment in ChainThat, an Insurance Blockchain Specialist

LONDON, November 14, 2017 — Xceedance, a global provider of insurance consulting, managed services, technology and data sciences, today announced a multi-million dollar “Series A” equity investment in ChainThat , a London-based blockchain specialist organisation serving the re/insurance industry.


Monalisa Samal Inducted in 2017 Class of Influential Women in Re/Insurance

BOSTON, September 25, 2017 — Xceedance is pleased to announce Monalisa Samal has been inducted into the 2017 class of the “Influential Women in Re/Insurance” program, sponsored by Intelligent Insurer.


Xceedance Expands Managed Services Portfolio to Include Bermuda Insurance Market

BOSTON, May 31, 2017 — Following its recent incorporation in Bermuda, Xceedance today announced an expansion of its industry-focused consulting and managed services to support re/insurance organizations domiciled in Bermuda.


Xceedance Joins AAIS as Associate Member

BOSTON, April 19, 2017 — Xceedance is pleased to announce that the company has joined the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) as an associate member.


Xceedance Launches Insurance Operations Centre in Krakow, Poland

LONDON, December 5, 2016 — Xceedance today announced the launch of an operations centre in Krakow, Poland.


Xceedance Appoints Rajesh Iyer Senior Vice President – Head of Data Sciences

BOSTON, November 15, 2016 — Xceedance today announced the appointment of Rajesh Iyer as senior vice president – head of data sciences.


Xceedance Establishes London Office

LONDON, October 24, 2016 — Xceedance has established an office in London to serve the European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market.


Xceedance Welcomes George Freimarck as Vice President of Business Development

BOSTON, May 31, 2016 — Xceedance announces George Freimarck, vice president for marketing and business development.


iir-logoKaushik Gohain and Prateek Vijayvergia discuss the outlook and possibilities for insurance operations and knowledge workers in the era of intelligent technology.
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iir-logoThe partnership of Xceedance and ChainThat enables the two companies to drive the adoption of blockchain in re/insurance by developing and applying decentralized technology, data/analytics, and consulting services.
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As pioneers in blockchain, distributed ledger technologies and smart contracts, Xceedance and ChainThat have partnered to provide secure online transactional services tailored for re/insurance processes, and to develop blockchain products for the commercial, specialty and reinsurance markets.
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Collaborating with the right strategic managed services partner is a good option to reinforce the forward-looking skills and tools required for change management and operational transformation.
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Re/insurers, and brokers are increasingly turning to experts for support in handling a growing array of vendor models, and to better manage their exposure.
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Justin Davies and Amit Tiwari explore the rise of InsurTech, what the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) means for the insurance industry, and what insurers can do to better to achieve operational productivity and success amid wide-ranging changes.
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Monalisa Samal, vice president of the catastrophe and exposure management unit at Xceedance, is featured in the fourth annual “Influential Women in Re/Insurance” edition of Intelligent Insurer, an international recognition program featuring “female executives excelling in, and changing, the risk transfer industry.”
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In a roundtable discussion, four senior executives consider how insurance organizations are implementing emerging technologies and data resources — to drive meaningful transformation and innovation in insurance operations.
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iir-logo CEO Arun Balakrishnan shares insights on blockchain technology and how it can help to transform and manage the way insurers deal with rapidly increasing data sources in insurance operations. As blockchain gains traction in the industry, Arun discusses its potential to improve data security, accuracy and continuity.
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carrier-management CEO Arun Balakrishnan discusses how insurance companies will become customer-centric, how personalized risk assessment will be possible in the wake of IoT, and how managed service partners will ease the operational pressures in the next 10 years.
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carrier-management Amit Ranjan highlights the benefits of industry-dedicated consultative partners for insurance-managed services in the fast-evolving environment of the “next industrial revolution.”
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propertycasualty360 Manish Khetan and Amit Tiwari examine the challenges insurance organizations face in adopting emerging technologies, and how industry-focused managed services partners can help bridge the gap of expertise and operational timeliness.
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yourstory Leading Indian publication Yourstory.com throws light on the journey of Xceedance, from being a start-up to thriving globally as a service provider for the insurance industry.
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CEO Magazine identifies Xceedance as a “Great Place to Work” and members of the leadership team describe how Xceedance focuses on developing future leaders.
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Extending services in the Bermuda market is integral to the efforts of Xceedance to enhance the international scope and proximity of its consulting and managed services capabilities.
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Insurance day CEO Arun Balakrishnan discusses the rapid advancements in technology and RPA, along with some perspectives on transformation and change for insurance operations.
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iir-logo As a lesson for how Blockchain can be internalized and implemented, the insurance industry can look at the measured way in which cloud was evaluated, rejected, and then slowly adopted.
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iir-logo Xceedance has joined the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) as an associate member. AAIS is a national advisory organization that develops policy forms and rating information used by more than 700 property/casualty insurers.
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is transforming the way people, businesses and machines work together. Justin Davies, region head – EMEA, provides some interesting observations on how the insurance industry is ripe for disruption during the unfolding 4IR.
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Startup city Xceedance is identified as one of the fastest growing startups in India. CEO Arun Balakrishnan and members of the Xceedance leadership team describe a unique journey of growth and innovation as an industry-focused managed services provider.
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) combines the Internet of Things and the Internet of Systems, from which cyber-physical systems (CPS) are emerging. Rajesh Iyer, head of data sciences at Xceedance, discusses how edge computing and scoring models can align with 4IR principles in the business of insurance.
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Company of the Year (P&C Insurance): The rapid and ongoing growth of Xceedance is solid confirmation of the company’s business and managed services strategy.

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logo-intelligent-insurerProperty/casualty insurance technology provider Xceedance has opened an office in Krakow, Poland, and hired a former Aon executive to run it as vice president and country manager.

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logo-insurance-journalXceedance launches an operations center in Krakow, Poland.

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With rates squeezed and investment returns wafer thin, what options do insurers and reinsurers have for growth?
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The traditional “analog” domain of insurance is no longer acceptable or productive. We have definitively entered the age of digital commerce. And it is fast reshaping the insurance landscape, just as it has in many other industries.
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Xceedance…offers services for re/insurance companies critical in a fast-changing market, ranging from accounting services to the creation of complex data models and artificial intelligence programmes that allow businesses to price their transactions correctly.
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Xceedance establishes a dedicated data sciences and services team to create strategic data products and analytic tools.
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Data sciences is becoming increasingly prevalent in the insurance industry, mobilizing insurers to leverage internal, external, structured and unstructured data to inform strategic decisions.
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Insurance technology provider Xceedance has expanded once again with the hire of a new head of data sciences.
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Xceedance is seeing a very strong demand from re/insurers to improve operational efficiencies whilst reducing their costs, by partnering with managed service providers.
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Through the London office, Xceedance works with brokers and re/insurers to launch new products, drive lean operations, implement cutting-edge technology and leverage analytic capabilities.
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How does an insurance business transition to operating successfully and efficiently in the new world of work?
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Xceedance representatives will attend a wide range of international insurance conferences in 2017. Check out our event schedule below.
Connecting at these industry venues is a great opportunity to explore how Xceedance can support and strengthen your insurance operations.
Please reach out via contact@xceedance.com to arrange an onsite discussion, and we look forward to meeting you.

CAT Risk Management, February 14-16, Orlando, FL, USA

Navigating the landscape of CAT modeling approaches, this conference draws risk managers at insurers, reinsurers, and investment banks, government officials, regulators and academic leaders.

CAT Risk Management & Modelling Europe, March 1-2, London, UK

The largest independent global CAT Risk Conference Series in Europe.

claims-conferenceClaims Conference & Insurance Expo, March 26-29, Boston, MA, USA

Top claims professionals from hundreds of insurance companies and nearly 300 service provider organizations gather to discuss a wide array of claim challenges and concerns.

AAIS Main Event, April 2-4, Fernandina Beach, FL, USA

The AAIS Main Event provides a unique opportunity for risk and insurance experts to meet and share knowledge on a range of topical issues.

risk-revolutionRisk Revolution 2017 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition, April 23-26, Philadelphia, PA USA

This international conference covers the full spectrum of risk management and features the largest global exhibition dedicated to risk management for CROs, CEOs, CFOs, risk analysts and managers.

Reactions Latin America Re/Insurance Conference, May 4-5, Miami, FL, USA

The conference examines developments facing insurers across Latin America. Discussions focus on innovation, new lines of business, reinsurance rates, evolving distribution channels and M&A activity.

target-marketsTarget Markets 2017 Mid-Year Meeting, May 15-17, Arlington, VA, USA

Forum for program carriers including London markets, reinsurance support, program development and distribution resources.

aamgaAAMGA 2017 Annual Meeting, May 21-25, Orlando, FL, USA

Wholesale insurance distribution assembly for U.S. and Canadian managing general agents, program managers, brokers and aggregators, markets, intermediaries and reinsurers.

logo-reactionsReactions Alternative Capital Market Conference, Date TBD, New York, NY, USA

all-systemsIASA 2017 Educational Conference and Business Show, June 4-7, Orlando, FL, USA

Annual conference of the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, offering educational tracks in technology, accounting, risk and finance and career skills development.

rendevousRendez-Vous de Septembre, September 9-14, Monte Carlo, Monaco

International rendezvous of more than 2,600 insurers, reinsurers, brokers and reinsurance consultants from more than 80 countries.

napsloNAPSLO Annual Convention, September 11-13, San Diego, CA, USA

An annual meeting of insurance brokers, agents and underwriters who are committed to the wholesale value distribution system and the surplus lines industry.

insuretechInsureTech Connect, October 3-4, Las Vegas, NV, USA

The largest and most comprehensive gathering of tech entrepreneurs, investors, builders and forward thinking carriers.

napsloInsurTech Rising, October 16-18, London UK

An international gathering of insurance executives and industry solution providers focusing on the future of insurance at Europe’s largest InsurTech event.

target-markets17th Annual TMPAA Summit, October 16-18, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Annual summit focused on program administration, attracting more than 800 program professionals.

acordACORD 2017, October 24-26, Boston, MA, USA

The annual ACORD conference focuses on the latest in global insurance technology and business trends.

Xceedance and ChainThat discuss blockchain on RETV

December 4, 2017

Reinsurance magazine’s “RETV” recently talked with Justin Davies, Region Head – EMEA at Xceedance and David Edwards, CEO of ChainThat, on the potential of blockchain and the creation of insurance marketplaces within the industry.

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Beyond Hype. Blockchain Shifts up a Gear.

November 19, 2017 | Matthew Grant

Matthew Grant, founder of Abernite and partner with Instech London spoke with David Edwards, CEO of ChainThat and Justin Davies, head of EMEA at Xceedance — on how ChainThat and Xceedance will collaborate and leverage the potential benefits of blockchain to streamline risk transfer between insurers and their markets.

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Blockchain Q&A

October 25, 2017

In a Q&A with Intelligent Insurer’s Baden-Baden Conference daily publication, Marek Kaszczyc, vice president and head of Poland operations at Xceedance discusses the evolution of blockchain in insurance and how this technology can improve transactional transparency, increase data security and reduce fraud.

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Emerging Technology and IoT Q&A

October 23, 2017

In a Q&A with Intelligent Insurer’s Baden-Baden Conference daily publication, Justin Davies, vice president and regional head of EMEA at Xceedance explores the landscape of emerging technologies and the prospects for robotics and artificial intelligence to transform insurance operations by boosting productivity, reducing turnaround times and improving process accuracy.

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Enhancing Operations with Managed Services Partners

August 25, 2017

Manish Khetan, chief strategy officer and Amit Tiwari, chief technology officer at Xceedance advocate the benefits of industry-focused managed services partners with examples of how such providers can help bridge the gap of expertise and operational dexterity for insurers seeking efficiencies and growth in the age of insurtech.

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The Benefits of Industry-Dedicated Managed Services Providers in an Evolving 4IR Environment

August 21, 2017

Amit Ranjan, EVP, global service delivery at Xceedance, explains how the insurance industry today is on a whirlwind learning curve. He predicts that while insurtech business models have the potential to create meaningful disruption in the industry, they also create new challenges for a variety of insurance stakeholders.

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Typists Are Obsolete: A Parable for Emerging Technology in Insurance

August 15, 2017

Xceedance CEO Arun Balakrishnan explores the convergence of new technologies including AI, RPA and blockchain, and their potential to spur positive change, process optimization and growth for insurance organizations.

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A Primer on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

July 31, 2017 | Marek Kaszczyc

With looming deadlines for General Data Protection Guidelines (GDPR), insurers are among companies worldwide gearing up to better safeguard data and meet the regulatory standards of GDPR. Marek Kaszczyc reviews key questions and procedures insurers should examine to optimize data protection and avoid significant penalties.

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Are Underwriters Going the Way of Buggy Whip Salesmen?

July 14, 2017 | George Freimarck

A report by the Center for Business and Economic Research lists underwriting on the top ten list of occupations vulnerable to automation. But despite technology, experienced underwriters will continue to add value to insurance operations.

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The Landscape of RPA in Insurance

July 06, 2017 | Gaurav Mathur and Vinay Sabharwal

Xceedance is exploring RPA to enhance the business processes of insurers, helping to reduce operational costs, gain efficiency and improve overall accuracy and customer experience.

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Can the Lloyd’s Market Overcome the Lake Wobegon Effect?

June 30, 2017 | Justin Davies

The objective of the London Market Group’s Target Operating Model (TOM) is to ensure that risk assessment data is cleansed once and then distributed to all relevant parties, thus increasing efficiency, reducing duplication and costs and ensuring uniformity of information for the entire Lloyd’s market. Removing barriers to exposure data efficiency can only lead to an improvement in the market.

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Data Precision and Timeliness Fuels Exposure Management

June 26, 2017 | Leo Lockwood

Exposure management is a vital part of the insurance industry’s service offerings. But the quality of risk data provided to underwriters is poor, with most submissions requiring significant enhancements. Even to achieve marginal gains, each part of the process needs to be examined and improved.

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At the Movies: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Human Touch

June 23, 2017 | Deborah Grey

Artificial intelligence and robotics are inevitably tied to our future business and personal interactions. Yet, human intuition and expertise will remain key to leveraging the decision-making benefits that will emerge as a result of intelligent technology.

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CEO Arun Balakrishnan Shares Thoughts on the Future of Blockchain Technology

May 18, 2017

Xceedance CEO Arun Balakrishnan recently provided some perspective on the potential of Blockchain in insurance markets.

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Startup City Covers the Unique Journey of Xceedance

May 11, 2017

Startup City magazine highlights the emergence of Xceedance as a disruptor of traditional business service models in insurance.

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Xceedance Expands Industry Reach with Two New Memberships

May 1, 2017

Xceedance joins Target Markets and NASSCOM to connect with global insurance program administration markets and with the technology/business service provider community in India.

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Xceedance Becomes Associate Member of AAIS

April 20, 2017

Expanding its reach as an industry-focused strategic consultancy and managed services provider, Xceedance is delighted to join the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) as an associate member.

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To Boldly Go…

March 22, 2017 | Sachin Kulkarni

I’m a Trekkie and a pretty obsessed one at that. If you are wondering what Gene Roddenberry’s extraordinary creation has to do with insurance, humor me and I’ll explain.

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Coming to Grips with the 4th Industrial Revolution

March 9, 2017 | Justin Davies

The term “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR) first shot to prominence when it was the theme of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos last year, and it was the subject of a short book by WEF founder Professor Klaus Schwab. It is an emerging buzz phrase among technologists, futurists, big data scientists and the digital cognoscenti. But to most people, it remains a relatively unknown concept.

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Xceedance Sponsors a Leading CAT Risk Management Event

February 20, 2017

Xceedance is proud to be a silver sponsor of the CAT Risk Management & Modelling Europe 2017 conference at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London, March 1-2, 2017.

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The 6i Data Sciences Maturity Framework

January 25, 2017 | Rajesh Iyer

Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to visit with a few hundred general managers (GMs) at mostly large insurance enterprises. While all were polite and patient, many expressed reservations when I tried to persuade them to make new, or deeper, investments in data sciences.

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Xceedance Launches New Website

January 8, 2017

In an effort to better align our services with the insurance lifecycle and the needs of insurance organizations, Xceedance launched a new website.

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Xceedance Targets a New Outsourcing Model

January 5, 2017

Reactions, one of the leading news outlets in the insurance industry, recently wrote a feature on Xceedance and its new outsourcing model.

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Xceedance Featured in SiliconIndia

December 30, 2016

A blend of technical knowledge and insurance expertise has helped set Xceedance apart, according to a recent profile in SiliconIndia.

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Xceedance Opens Operations Center in Poland

December 10, 2016

Xceedance announced the opening of a new operations center in Krakow, Poland, the latest in a series of international expansion steps to capitalize on new business opportunities around the world.

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Technology Continues to Revolutionize the Insurance Industry

December 7, 2016 | Amit Tiwari

The insurance and reinsurance industries are awash with an enormous amount of data, much of which is not being utilized to improve the efficiency and profitability of business.

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Davies Shares Thoughts on the Perpetually Soft Insurance Market

November 29, 2016

Justin Davies, newly appointed head of the EMEA region, recently shared his thoughts on the realities of a perpetually tough insurance market in an article for Global Re-Insurance.

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Reversing the Standard FTE Staffing Model for Competitive Advantage

November 27, 2016 | Justin Davies

Until recently, traditional market wisdom was that insurance and reinsurance pricing moved in cycles. But the era of fairly predictable market cycles has expired with few believing it will return in a recognizable form.

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Iyer Joins Xceedance as SVP, Head of Data Services

November 18, 2016

Rajesh Iyer has joined Xceedance as senior vice president – head of data sciences.

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Supporting Insurance Transformation with Managed Services

November 9, 2016 | Arun Balakrishnan

Partnering with outside suppliers to improve their efficiency and save money is nothing new for insurance companies.

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Xceedance Opens London Office

November 1, 2016

Xceedance recently announced the opening of its London office, a continuation of the company’s ongoing growth and commitment to expanding as a worldwide provider of insurance technology, analytics and consulting services.

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Freimarck Joins Xceedance as Vice President of Business Development

October 30, 2016

The business development team at Xceedance was expanded in the summer with the addition of announce that George Freimarck as vice president of business development.

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Xceedance CEO Shares Thoughts on Changing Trends in the Insurance Workplace

October 26, 2016

A while back, our CEO Arun Balakrishnan shared his thoughts with the Insurance Technology Association (ITA) on changing business and workplace trends in the insurance industry. It’s a timely topic, so we wanted to revisit it in our blog.

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