Business Re-Design

COVID-19: Drive the future of work (Part 4)

Following up on part 1, part 2, and part 3, McKinsey’s Jump-starting resilient and reimagined operations discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the future of work. We are already seeing radical changes in how people work, especially with remote collaboration and other digital tools. But work is also going to change in more fundamental ways […]

COVID-19: Increase transparency (Part 3)

Following up on part 1 and part 2, McKinsey’s Jump-starting resilient and reimagined operations highlighted how COVID-19 will rapidly increasing expense transparency in organizations. Increasing transparency generally is one of the key benefits of our approach to working with clients – our use of decision modeling and business rules technology often dramatically increases the general […]

COVID-19: Accelerate Digitization (Part 2)

Following up on part 1, McKinsey’s Jump-starting resilient and reimagined operations also talked about the impact of COVID-19 in accelerating end-to-end digitization. Many organizations were on this journey already but the need to support remote customers and remote workers has really accelerated it. The thing about end to end digitization is that you must digitize decisions […]

COVID-19: It’s time to transform (Part 1)

A recent McKinsey paper titled Jump-starting resilient and reimagined operations had some great advice for operational executives working on re-starting and reimagining their operations for a COVID-19 world. In particular, it identified 5 themes that will share post-COVID-19 recovery efforts in operations: Building operations resilience Accelerating end-to-end digitization Rapidly increasing expense transparency Driving the future […]

Algorithms and Regulations: Tips for Success

Cathy O’Neill wrote an interesting piece on regulating automated decision making recently. I am not going to argue about whether use of algorithms should or should not be regulated because I think it is inevitable that they will be. The question is how companies should respond to these regulatory efforts as they are rolled out […]

Using Technology to Reduce Operating Costs in Insurance

In February, we published a blog post on “Using Technology to Add Value in Insurance”. That post, referenced Matt Josefowticz’s article – Technology May be the Answer for Insurers, but What Was the Question?, in which he states that there are only three levers of value in insurance: 1. Sell More, 2. Manage Risk Better, and 3. Cost Less […]

Using Technology to Better Manage Risk in Insurance

In February, we published a blog post on “Using Technology to Add Value in Insurance”. In that post, I referenced Matt Josefowticz’s article – Technology May be the Answer for Insurers, but What Was the Question?, in which he states there are only three levers of value in insurance: Sell More, Manage Risk Better (aka underwriting and adjusting), […]

Tips for Successful Data Science Implementation in Insurance

Nancy Casbarro and Deb Zawisa of Novarico recently published a new paper on Data Science in Insurance: Expansion and Key Issues subscription required) that was summarized in this nice little article on Dig-in  3 challenges facing insurers in data science implementation. These three challenges – getting business buy in, attracting talent, and strategic alignment are exactly […]

BBC 2017: Adopting Process and Decision Technology: the SME’s Perspective

Working with SMEs is a critical element of any project and new approaches to process and especially decision technology make a big difference. To learn more, join me and Alexandra Caraballo of Kaiser Permanente at the Building Business Capability Conference (BBC 2017) in Orlando. We will be speaking on Day 2 of the conference, Thursday, […]

Upgrading Clinical Decision Support Systems with Decision Modeling and Business Rules

Kaiser Permanente is developing Clinical Decision Support systems using a combination of Decision Modeling, DecisionsFirst Modeler and IBM’s Business Rules Management System ODM. Their experience is that well-designed decision services can replace existing guideline documents. This is critical as guideline documents are expensive to develop (they involve significant investment from SMEs) and even good guidelines are of […]