Digital Insurance – LIMRA has partnered with the University of Connecticut’s School of Business in supporting financial services companies’ analytics projects.
According to research by the life insurance trade association, 80% of organizations are now piloting or implementing at least one advanced analytics initiative. Yet, a big challenge remains finding the right talent and skill sets to meet growing industry needs.
LIMRA – LIMRA today announces its partnership with the University of Connecticut’s School of Business, supporting the mission of the new Center for the Advancement of Business Analytics (CABA). A major goal of the partnership is facilitating collaboration with the financial services industry.
A dozen colleges and universities were represented at the 2017 UConn Analytics Roundtable on July 18 at the Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC) in downtown Hartford.
The goal of the event was to form alliances between career coaches from Northeast business schools with analytics/data science graduate programs.
In addition to UConn, participating universities included: Clark, Syracuse, Merrimack College, NYU, Quinnipiac, Fordham, Brandeis, SUNY Buffalo, Rutgers, Boston University and the University of New Hampshire.
Professor John Wilson from the OPIM department was the keynote speaker and addressed the audience about the trends and future of analytics.
“From the moment guests arrived there was chatter and energy in the room,” said Katherine Duncan, a UConn MSBAPM career adviser, who organized and moderated the event. “It was clear that all invited had passion for helping students and enthusiasm to share.”
School of Business Welcomes 10 New Professors, Each ‘Well Chosen’
During the first faculty meeting of the new semester, Dean John A. Elliott formally welcomed 10 new faculty members to the UConn School of Business.
“The group is a mix of tenure track, in-residence and visiting professors. They range widely in experience, but each is well chosen,” he said. “Our students, our research mission, and our role in advancing the success of our corporate partners, and the state, will all be well served by their engagement.”Continue Reading