Thu27Feb20147:00 amNEOS YouTube Channel
The third webcast in our performance management series on KPIs. The first webcast started with the pitfalls, then discussed the what and the why that companies should ask before embarking on a project. Now we are going to talk about the HOW
Tue11Mar2014St. John's Manhattan Campus
Today, data is becoming as critical an asset as people and budgets. With the explosion of retained data, companies are challenged with turning this data into actionable information or Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
In this webinar we will explore this topic and speak with business and IT leaders on what their experience has been with the identification and utilization of KPIs. We will hear about their challenges, success and lessons learned. In addition, Brian Harris of NEOS, will speak to what he has experienced across industries and how companies can avoid typical pitfalls by leveraging the NEOS KPI Discovery Model.
During the webinar you will hear from:
Brian Harris, Senior Strategy Consultant, NEOS: Brian brings over 25 years of experience in technology and business at world-class organizations in a range of industries including financial services and healthcare. He is currently an independent consultant, leading, working with and advising clients on the successful implementation of large scale IT transformation and change programs. He has been a leader in various KPI projects for large insurance companies where he has created executive dashboards and created performance indicator strategies.
Jason Frain, Retirement Product Development Leader:
Jason Frain is a senior retirement industry executive with over 15 years of experience in the retirement product development environment. Jason previously worked with Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and Hartford Financial Services Group. While at the Hartford, Jason held various leadership roles in their Retirement Plans product development area and was a key member in the acquisition of 3 businesses. Mr. Frain is a graduate of the University of Hartford, with a BSBA in Actuarial Science, Summa Cum Laude. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Kimberly Dornisch, Program Manager, Catlin Group:
Kimberly brings over 23 years of delivery and IT leadership within the financial services and insurance industries. Throughout her career she has delivered multiple large scale technology platform and business transformation projects in all project delivery roles ranging from developer, business analyst, tester, project manager, and program manager. She has also managed large life and annuity technology investment and maintenance portfolios, establishing and measuring portfolio performance metrics to maximize benefit attainment. She is currently the Program Manager for a US-wide business and technology transformation for Catlin Inc., based in Atlanta.
Mon07Apr2014Fri11Apr2014Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
EOS will be attending the 2014 Life Insurance and Retirement Industry Conferences in Chicago April 7-11.
Professionals from both industries will be converging to network with peers and leading industry experts while re-examining and rethinking strategies for sustainable growth and learning the latest regulatory issues impacting the industry. For more information on the conferences, visit their website at http://www.limra.com/conferences/.
Come find us at our exhibit booth or set up a meeting ahead of time to make sure your questions answered.
Tue29Apr20146:15 pm VGO Software Hartford
The JCP, or the Java Community Process, is the place where companies and individuals meet and discuss the evolution of Java Technologies. The JCP is an open, inclusive process, that allows virtually anyone to join and participate. But, being a standards organization, it has its set of rules and documents, that sometimes seems too complex, what can scare away interested parties. This talk is really an open conversation with a long time JCP member, that have been battling for more transparency and simplicity in the process. No question is too basic, no question is forbidden, no comment is too bold, this conversation will try to answer everything you ever wanted about the JCP!
Bruno Souza is a Java Developer and Open Source Evangelist at Summa Technologies, and a Cloud Expert at ToolsCloud. Nurturing developer communities is a personal passion, and Bruno worked actively with Java, NetBeans, Open Solaris, OFBiz, and many other open source communities. As founder and coordinator of SouJava (The Java Users Society), one of the world's largest Java User Groups, Bruno leaded the expansion of the Java movement in Brazil. Founder of the Worldwide Java User Groups Community, Bruno helped the creation and organization of hundreds of JUGs worldwide. A Java Developer since the early days, Bruno participated in some of the largest Java projects in Brazil. Bruno is also Honorary Director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), President of the innovation-focused Campus Party Institute, and Coordinator of Nuvem, the Cloud Computing Lab of LSI/USP. When not in front of a computer, Bruno enjoys time with his family in a little hideout near SÃ£o Paulo. An amateur in many things- photographer, puppeteer, father - he strives to be good in some of them.
New Meeting Location - VGO Software Hartford
20 Church St
Hartford, CT 06103
Park in the garage and take the elevator to the 7th floor. Bring your parking ticket to have it validated.
Tue17Jun20146:15 pm20 Church St Hartford, CT
Topic and speaker details coming soon!
NEOS will be attending Gartner Symposium/IT Expo 2014. If you are attending too, send us a note to meet at the conference.
At Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014, CIOs and senior IT executives will learn how to realize, build and optimize digital opportunities, move digital business from theory to practice, and evolve their own IT leadership to become indispensable in the new digital business world.
Despite ongoing improvement among systems and service providers, and more experience among insurers, NEOS still sees 40% or more system deployment projects challenged to deliver expected value. Traditional systems selection processes that fail to differentiate between vendors, accurately identify needs, and balance the needs of all stake holders tend to be at the heart of this issue. In this webinar, we will discuss the best practices that insurers can follow to help system selection leaders be more effective, efficient, and successful in selecting the best solution and getting the implementation project off to a successful start.
Mon09Mar2015Wed11Mar2015New York, NY
NEOS is attending the Operational Excellence in Financial Services Conference. Ernst Renner, Managing Partner, and Carla Gregory, Senior Principal, will run a pre-conference workshop at the conference. Their workshop Optimizing Data and Information Management Processes will cover:
- Applying the same management principles to data that are used to manage other corporate assets
- Identifying what you need: Defining the information resource, drawing boundaries and prioritizing and what can and should meaningfully be used
- Information and data value chains: Finding and resolving breaks in the chain · Integrating data, knowledge and information management systems
- Creating a strategy: Drafting a statement of principles, setting policies and standards, and conducting an annual strategy review
- Optimizing data and information management processes
- Information and data value chains: Finding and resolving breaks in the chain
- Integrating data, knowledge and information management systems
- Information engineering: the missing link?
For more information on the Operational Excellence in Financial Services Conference or Carla and Ernst's workshop contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the NEOS hosted webinar to learn how to diagnose your projects actual or potential vulnerabilities. Every project contains a level of risk. By using NEOS’s seven categories to pinpoint where potential areas of weakness lie, you can create a plan to mitigate the level of risk or simply keep an eye on problem areas. At the end of this webinar, you will walk away with a vulnerability score and steps to address your score. Do you know where your project stands?
Jointly hosted by LIMRA, LOMA, SOA and ACLI
Professionals involved in the development, operations, marketing, distribution, or administration of life insurance products.
Learn about the latest life insurance industry developments, marketing strategies and product and technology innovations while networking with industry leaders.
Jointly hosted by the LIMRA LOMA Secure Retirement Institute and SOA
Professionals from all areas of the retirement industry, including those involved in the product development, marketing, and distribution of individual annuity and retirement income products, and defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans.
This important conference covers the latest strategic, sales, product, operations and administration, marketing and distribution trends as well as regulatory issues that impact the industry. Each year, attendees get the very best in retirement industry insights, solutions, and strategies.Learn more about the conference
Tue19May20156:30 pmAt NEOS
Steve Citron-Pousty from Red Hat
Are you confident in your ability to expand your product portfolio? Many insurers want to implement innovative products or expand product lines but struggle to get over the finish line. There is a gap between the products they want to offer and their internal capabilities. Don’t miss this NEOS and Milliman webinar where you will learn about the common barriers preventing product expansion, how to get past those barriers, and recommendations to help you gain confidence in your capability to expand your portfolio.
NEOS'S Steve Leigh, Managing Consultant, is attending the Underwriting Issues and Innovation Seminar hosted by the Society of Actuaries in Rosemont, IL. This two-day seminar will cover topics such as:
- Predictive modeling and big data
- Lab scoring
- Automated underwriting and older age underwriting
- Prescription histories
The seminar will illustrate the continued development in the underwriting sector and offer collaboration of multiple disciplines. For more information on this seminar, please visit the Society of Actuaries official event website.
So you’ve redesigned your future state organization and processes successfully. They address all the pain points raised by stakeholders, and you’ve confirmed that it can accommodate distribution channels, transaction volumes and product types. It’s approved for implementation and you have the green light to begin. Now what do you do? Attend this webinar to learn about enterprise transformation challenges, methodologies, and best practices. Save your Seat!
Tue29Sep20156:30 pmVgo Software - 20 Church St. Hartford, CT
Connecticut Java User Group's (CTJUG) September meeting has been posted. This month David DiGangi from AppDynamics will present on the "Top 10 Most Common Java Performance Problems." Most performance issues in Java can be attributed to a handful of root causes. Occasionally bizarre corner cases can come out of the blue and wreak havoc in an application, but for the most part a vast majority of performance issues in Java are all pretty much cookie cutter. In this session, we’ll talk about some of the most common performance problems one can encounter along with how to recognize and address these issues to minimize their impact and prevent them from occurring in your application.
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Mon26Oct2015Wed28Oct20157:30 amHartford, CT
NEOS is the lead sponsor for the IQPC 2015 Operational Excellence in Insurance Summit. Held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Hartford, the summit includes case studies and round table discussions centered on insurance companies aligning and transforming operational performance. In addition to the sponsorship, Carla Gregory, a Senior Principal at NEOS will lead a workshop on making (and keeping) the link between execution and business value. During the workshop, Gregory will discuss:
- Building the most compelling case for deeper process focus
- Ensuring alignment between business strategies and business transformation initiatives
- How to get leadership to focus on process governance
Gregory joins a list of speakers from Aetna, The Hartford, AXA US and other additional companies involved in process excellence. The conference provides insurers the opportunity to align and accelerate their transformation efforts through sharing success stories from insurers who have successfully improved their performance and solution providers who have proven methods. Register for the IQPC 2015 Operational Excellence in Insurance Summit here.
In this Data Governance webinar, we will investigate the operational efficiencies that need to be created in order to successfully ensure data management efforts are indeed optimizing data for its intended use. The panel of participants will explore operational processes, data ownership, business transformation planning, data quality monitoring and control, and integration of data security and privacy across the data governance framework. We will also discuss the role data plays in the digitization of business and how governance needs to adjust to accommodate this use.
Thu18Feb20161 - 5 pmDallas, Texas
If you are in the Dallas area attend the North Texas DAMA chapter meeting. The agenda includes the below presentations:
- Cognitive Business: Placing light on your Data by Romelia Flores
- Data Governance-in-a-Box: Establishing an end-to-end Data Governance program with people, process and technology by Sunil Soares
- Humanizing Business Insights with Social Data by Babar Bhatti
For complete details visit www.northtexasdama.org/meetings
NEOS is speaking at the 2016 LOMA Customer Service Conference in Austin, Texas on March 3, 2016. Ernst Renner, CEO & Managing partner will present When Your Strategy is "Go Digital" and Your Operations Are "Still Analog". He will discuss impacts to process and operations for companies adopting a digital transformation, along with ways to use new capabilities to create a more customer-centric strategy. He will also walk through a maturity model that companies can use to assess where they are in the digital evolution and prioritize where they need to go next.
Are you attending the conference too? Make sure to meet Ernst.
Mon07Mar2016Wed09Mar2016New York, NY
Kris Morin and Claudia "Clu" Monroe, both process experts at NEOS, are headed to the Operational Excellence in Financial Services Summit. Will you be there too? Make sure to meet Kris or Clu.
Mon04Apr2016Wed06Apr2016Las Vegas, NV
Steve Leigh, Managing Consultant at NEOS, will be co-presenting with Milliman's Kelly Rabin, FSA, CFA, MAAA, on Organizational Barriers to Product Innovation at the 2016 Life Insurance Conference. Kelly and Steve will will discuss common product development pain points, root causes, and solutions, from the points of view of an actuary and a systems and operations expert.
Did you know Milliman and NEOS have a relationship? Find out more
Tue12Apr20166:30 pmHartford, CT
Join the CT Java Users Group for their first meeting of 2016. Ryan Cuprak will be giving his JavaOne talk on continuous integration in the cloud using Amazon and Atlasssian, as well as a brief update on Java EE 8 and the efforts to get Oracle to move things forward.
6:30-6:45 Food & Networking
Tue03May20166:30 pm20 Church St. Hartford, CT
In this session will talk about what is different about this generation of web applications and how a solid development approach must consider the latency, throughput and interactivity demand by users across both mobile devices, web browsers, and IoT. We will demonstrate how to include Couchbase in such applications to support a flexible data model and easy scalability required for modern development.
We will demonstrate how to create a full stack application focusing on Java, Couchbase, and AngularJS.
6:30-6:45 Food & Networking
Tue17May20162:30 amNashville, TN
Steve Leigh, Managing Consultant at NEOS, will be presenting multiple topics at the SOA Advanced US GAAP Seminar on May 18th in Nashville, TN. Steve and Milliman’s Kelly Rabin, FSA, MAAA will be co-presenting on ideation and innovation where they will elaborate on subjects such as idea generation and innovation labs. Steve will also speak about systems and operations where he will talk more about downstream impacts of new products and flexible build options. Register Now!
Similar to broker dealers, insurers selling annuities are trying to understanding how to address the new Department of Labor rules. The changes will impact the selling process, methods of disclosure, service routes, and alter sales requirements; all of which can seem overwhelming. NEOS has been observing the initial trends that will help insurers seamlessly transition into the new environment. We want to share with you the key role that technology will play in helping companies leapfrog their competition and enhance their value to distribution partners. Join us as we talk with industry experts related to the following technology topics:
•Leveraging a lens-based approach to evaluate existing core systems against future requirements.
•Best practices in leveraging technology to sell and service smaller accounts.
•How digitalizing key processes will help gather the right data to ensure BICE requirements are met.
Improper and untimely engagement of IT stakeholders – and any stakeholder for that matter - has been blamed for numerous mistakes, delays, or failures to deliver on critical company initiatives. Rather than troubleshoot project failure and project management best practices – since each circumstance has its own’ complications - this platform will discuss the topic differently. This 3-part blog series will demonstrate an end to end approach for managing process or capability redesign efforts, designed to nail down a strategy and gain leader buy-in quickly and effectively. You will gain practical advice and tips to understand how and when project teams should engage key stakeholders in redesign initiatives, from strategy to implementation.
Fri09Sep20163:00 pmOMNI Nashville Hotel Nashville, TN
Ernst Renner, CEO and Managing Partner at NEOS, will be speaking at the American Fraternal Alliance Annual Meeting this week on the topic of Technology & Distribution: Changing the Way We Do Business. Please stop by and see Ernst if you are there.
If you can't attend but would like more info - Contact us for more information on Ernst's presentation.
Fri23Sep20168:00 amLoews Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando, Florida
Carla Gregory, Senior Principal at NEOS will be speaking at the 2016 LOMA Contact Center Symposium in Orlando this month on the topic of Five Ways Your Contact Center Could be Driving Your Company’s Strategy.
If you'll be there, please stop by and say hello. If you can't attend feel free to contact us for presentation material and/or to speak with Carla about this topic.
Mon17Oct2016Wed19Oct2016Hilton Hartford, Hartford, CT
NEOS Senior staffers Carla Gregory, Senior Principal and Kristopher Morin, Managing Consultant will be conducting a pre-conference workshop on Monday, October 17th at the OPEX for Insurance Annual Conference in Hartford, CT. The highly interactive workshop titled "The 6 Dimensions of Operational Excellence Initiatives" will discuss understanding the most common vulnerabilities and what you can do to avoid problems and deliver value, plus a self-diagnostic to figure out where your initiative may be weakest.
You will learn to:
- Self-diagnose your initiative and compare your ratings to survey respondents
- Anticipate the pitfalls your project will encounter that could diminish the business value delivered
- Discuss among peers and plan best practices
- Tactically create a strategy to ensure your team’s success
At the end of this workshop, you will walk away with a vulnerability score and immediate take action steps.
Come prepared to share your experiences and best practices in this highly interactive workshop. If you aren't able to attend, but would like more information regarding the workshop notes - contact us.
Sun23Oct2016Tue25Oct2016Chicago Marriot Downtown Magnificent Mile
NEOS is excited to participate in the 100th year celebration with LIMRA at their annual conference in Chicago! Please stop by and say hello to Ernst Renner, CEO and Managing Partner, Carla Gregory, Senior Principal, and Amanda Muro, Director of Marketing.
Kristopher Morin, Managing Consultant, will be speaking at the Lead Change 2017 conference hosted by Change Management Review™ and the ACMP New England on October 2nd in Burlington, MA. Kris will be sharing his expertise and thoughts on delivering a rapid Data Governance Change Management program to drive awareness and adoption of tools and policies that enable mitigation of compliance risks, and that truly manage data as an asset.
Key takeaways will include:
• Learn how we converted change management into agile campaigns that can be repeatable, measurable, right-sized, and delivered in 30-day increments with maximum impact
• Learn from our lessons learned in designing stories that can be completed in hours instead of weeks and how to estimate your efforts accurately
• Learn how we mobilized change agents, employees, and leaders and developed a toolkit to enable them to support rapid change
Congratulations to Rob Nocera, Partner and CTO of NEOS on being selected to speak at The Data Architecture Summit 2017 in Chicago on November 15th at 3pm. Rob was chosen from a very competitive list of speakers. With his extensive knowledge and experience with data lakes, Rob will be sharing his thoughts on “Zoning a Data Lake”.
Congratulations to Rob Nocera, Partner and CTO of NEOS, for being selected to speak at UKOUG Technology Conference & Exhibition 2017, being held at the ICC, Birmingham from December 4th-6th. Rob will be sharing his in-depth knowledge and experiences during the BA-Data stream of the conference on Zoning a Data Lake (December 6th).