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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).

 


 

 

 

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

 


NEOS Announces Strategic Partnership with Collibra

Partnership provides clients with best-in-class data governance solutions

Hartford, CT – March 10, 2016 – NEOS, a management consulting firm that helps its clients solve challenges related to data, process and technology, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Collibra, an internationally recognized leader in data governance technology.

NEOS has partnered with Collibra to help business leaders implement a more collaborative data governance organization that manages change and promotes business and IT alignment. Through the partnership, clients can expect faster data management maturity improvements, reduced data issues and a lower overall risk exposure.

Ernst Renner says of the partnership, “Together, NEOS and Collibra will offer our clients a complete, end-to-end solution for data management that is built on deep industry business knowledge and a superior data governance framework. We are excited to help bring this much-needed offering to the market.”

Specific to Insurance and Financial Services clients, NEOS aims to develop a framework to help clients rapidly deploy data governance operations in their organization using Collibra. This will provide an “out of the box” solution to increase speed to market and reduce costs for insurance carriers, as well as banking and ratings organizations.

“We are happy to join with NEOS to enable our financial services customers to unlock the potential in their data,” said Felix Van de Maele, co-founder and CEO of Collibra. “The partnership between Collibra and NEOS will accelerate the ability of financial services and insurance firms to access, use and trust their data.”

About Collibra
Collibra is an internationally recognized leader in data governance technology. Collibra automates data governance and management processes by providing business-focused applications where data quality, collaboration and ease-of-use come first, giving all data users the benefits of having easy access to good and trustworthy data. For more information on Collibra, visit www.collibra.com.

NEOS Sponsors North Texas Chapter of the Data Management Organization

Sponsorship seeks to boost the capabilities of the start-up chapterNTDAMA-Logo

Hartford, CT – February 23, 2016 – NEOS, a management consulting firm that helps its clients solve challenges related to data, process and technology, today announced it is a leading sponsor of the North Texas Data Management Association (DAMA).

NEOS understands the importance of a sustainable professional organization that promotes best practices in data and information management, and has committed to supporting the start-up chapter in order to realize this vision. NEOS and North Texas DAMA seek to develop a well informed and motivated membership base to promote the exchange of information, trends and best practices among information management leaders.

Kevin Ladwig, managing consultant at NEOS and member of the North Texas DAMA Board of Directors, says of the affiliation, “I worked to restart the North Texas DAMA Chapter because I recognized that there was a need for information professionals in North Texas to share ideas regarding Enterprise Information Management (EIM). NEOS excels in the area of EIM and is, thereby, a natural sponsor for promoting and imparting a pragmatic approach to data management.”

To learn more about NEOS, visit www.neosllc.com.  For information about North Texas DAMA, visit http://www.northtexasdama.org/.

About North Texas DAMA

North Texas DAMA promotes the understanding, development and practice of managing data and information as key enterprise assets to support the organization. North Texas DAMA is a not-for-profit, vendor-independent, association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information and data management. North Texas DAMA is an essential resource to those who engage in information and data management.

About NEOS

NEOS is a management consulting and technology services firm specializing in the global insurance and financial services industries with deep experience in holistic modernization, enterprise data and business operations consulting. Clients range from large multi-line companies to more specialized providers. Solutions encompass legacy product and closed block management, operational and IT risk, and business-technology strategy. Services include process, organizational and operational consulting, enterprise architecture strategies and design, deployment and data analysis.

NEOS Announces Premium Affiliate Membership with LOMA

Affiliate membership provides LOMA members with an additional source for solutionsLOMA premium affiliate member

Hartford, CT – December 18, 2015 – NEOS, a management consulting firm that helps insurers solve challenges related to process, technology and data, today announced it has become a Premium Affiliate member of LOMA, an international trade association for the insurance and financial services industry beginning in 2016. NEOS is recognized by LOMA a thought-leader within the industry and a recommended resource for their membership.

LOMA, and by extension, its members, can expect to benefit from this affiliate membership by gaining access to NEOS’s thought-leadership and viewpoint of the industry. NEOS will participate in LOMA’s annual events and publications. NEOS can be found in the LOMA membership directory, participating in LOMA committees, and spotlighted in LOMA’s Resource Magazine.

Ernst Renner says of the membership, “LOMA and NEOS have the same goal, which is to help insurers consider product development, digitalization, process efficiency, and using data to make informed business decisions. It is a natural pairing that will provide expanded solutions for members. We are excited for this opportunity to work closely with LOMA and share our unique insights.”

To learn more about NEOS, visit www.neosllc.com.  For information about LOMA, visit www.loma.org/.

About NEOS

NEOS is a management consulting and technology services firm specializing in the global insurance and financial services industries with deep experience in holistic modernization, enterprise data and business operations consulting. Clients range from large multi-line companies to more specialized providers. Solutions encompass legacy product and closed block management, operational and IT risk, and business-technology strategy. Services include process, organizational and operational consulting, enterprise architecture strategies and design, deployment and data analysis.

About LOMA

LOMA provides valuable resources and information to make critical management and operating decisions to nearly 1,200 insurance and financial services companies from over 80 countries around the world. LOMA strives to improve their member’s management and operations through quality employee training and development, research, information sharing, and related products and services. LOMA memberships provide access to current industry trends, regulations, emerging technologies and best learning practices in the industry.

NEOS® Sponsors IQPC Operational Excellence in Insurance 2015 Summit

NEOS will be co-chairing conference panels and conducting workshops.

OPEX in Insurance conference lead sponsor

Hartford, CT – June 22, 2015 – NEOS LLC, a management consulting and technology services firm, announced today its sponsorship of IQPC Operational Excellence in Insurance 2015 Summit taking place in Hartford, CT October 26-28, 2015. The conference includes expert panels and round table discussions centered on insurance companies transforming and optimizing their operational performance.

In addition to the sponsorship, one of NEOS’ Senior Principals, Carla Gregory, 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, and how to get leadership to focus on process governance.

Gregory also stated that:

“We see an insurer’s processes as one of their biggest assets. If their processes are hindering their business objectives, they are missing a huge opportunity for competitive advantage, and ultimately, success. We are excited to sponsor this event and we are looking forward to the opportunity to share our expertise on continuous improvements,” says Gregory.

Gregory joins a list of speakers from Aetna, The Hartford, AXA US and other companies involved in process excellence. The conference provides insurers the opportunity to align and accelerate their transformation efforts through sharing success stories from those who have successfully improved their performance, as well as solution providers who have proven methods.

For more information on the conference, visit http://operationalexcellenceinsurance.com/.

About NEOS

NEOS is a management consulting and technology services firm specializing in the global insurance industry with deep experience in holistic modernization, enterprise data and business operations consulting. Clients range from large multi-line companies to specialized providers. Solutions encompass legacy product and closed block management, operational and IT risk, and business-technology strategy. Services include process, organizational and operational consulting, enterprise architecture strategies and design, deployment and data analysis.

All rights reserved. NEOS and Vgo are registered trademarks of NEOS Holdings LLC. For more information on NEOS, visit www.neosllc.com.

About IQPC

The International Quality & Production Center (www.iqpc.com) is a production company that provides business executives around the world with tailored practical conferences, large-scale events, topical seminars and in-house training programs, keeping them up-to-date with industry trends, technological developments and the regulatory landscape. IQPC’s large-scale conferences are market leading “must attend” events for their respective industries.

For more information on IQPC, visit http://operationalexcellenceinsurance.com/.

 

NEOS and Milliman Announce Joint Offerings for Life Insurers Developing New Products

Relationship gives insurers clarity into new product initiatives

Hartford, CT – NEOS, a management consulting firm that helps insurers innovate business solutions, and Milliman, the leading actuarial firm, today announced a strategic relationship to help life insurers improve their product development and product deployment capabilities.

The relationship will combine NEOS’s experience with process and IT optimization with Milliman’s product design and assessment expertise. The joint offerings will enable insurers to develop new products with the assurance that implementation will meet time and budget requirements.

“Speed to market is a differentiator for insurance companies, but many are challenged to develop products and bring them to market in a timely manner due to various factors. This new relationship between NEOS and Milliman addresses many of these challenges with innovative product design and operational concepts,” says Ernst Renner, NEOS’s Managing Partner.

The collaboration between NEOS and Milliman will help insurers minimize risks associated with product design and launch while optimizing an organization’s ability to develop and maintain new products. “We believe that our two firms together offer pragmatic solutions to insurers’ product development obstacles. We assess the situation, identify pain points, and offer quick hit solutions to help make insurers far more effective at rolling out new products. This provides the competitive advantage that insurers seek,” said Kelly Rabin, Consulting Actuary at Milliman.

The new offerings are currently available for insurers. To learn more about the offerings and NEOS, visit www.neosllc.com. For information about Milliman, visit us.milliman.com/.

About NEOS
NEOS is a management consulting and technology services firm specializing in the global financial services and insurance industry with deep experience in holistic modernization, enterprise data, and business operations consulting. Clients range from large multi-line companies to more specialized providers. Services are focused around business process optimization, project value assurance and realization, data strategy, and product development strategies. Solutions encompass legacy systems modernization, closed block insurance product management, operational and IT risk, and business-technology strategy.

All rights reserved. NEOS and Vgo are registered trademarks of NEOS Holdings LLC.

About Milliman
Milliman is among the world’s largest providers of actuarial and related products and services. The firm has consulting practices in healthcare, property & casualty insurance, life insurance and financial services, and employee benefits. Founded in 1947, Milliman is an independent firm with offices in major cities around the globe.

Webinar helps attendees overcome hurdles of product portfolio expansion

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Steve Leigh and Kelly Rabin at the Life Insurance and Retirement Industry Conferences promoting the upcoming webinar.

NEOS LLC, a management consulting and technology services firm, will host a joint webinar with Milliman, the leading actuarial firm, on “Overcoming the Hurdles of Product Portfolio Expansion” on May 22 at 12 pm ET.

Steve Leigh, Managing Consultant at NEOS, and Kelly Rabin, Consulting Actuary at Milliman, will discuss the common barriers preventing product expansion, how to get past those barriers, and recommendations to help insurers gain confidence in their ability to grow their portfolios. 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.

During the webinar, there will be an opportunity for attendees to participate and submit specific problems or roadblocks they are experiencing to be addressed by the speakers.

“We have witnessed insurers’ ongoing struggles to release their products on time and budget. If they can’t be quick to market, they will lose their competitive advantage,” says Steve Leigh.  “That’s why Kelly and I wanted to host this webinar: to provide some insight to help them get over these hurdles.”

Kelly Rabin adds, “Amid generational shifts and a record-low interest rate environment, the insurance industry must innovate in order to stay relevant.  But it’s not enough to have a great idea – you also need the right process throughout the organization to make it happen.”

This webinar is part of a series of NEOS-hosted webinars focusing on a variety of topics within the financial services, insurance and information media industries.  Previous webinars have addressed topics such as gaining value from closed block portfolios, leveraging processes to reduce operational risk and the use of actionable key performance indicators.  The webinar series includes experts from across industries to maximize value to attendees.

About NEOS

NEOS is a management consulting and technology services firm specializing in the global financial services and insurance industry with deep experience in holistic modernization, enterprise data, and business operations consulting. Clients range from large multi-line companies to more specialized providers. Services are focused around business process optimization, project value assurance and realization, data strategy, and product development strategies. Solutions encompass legacy systems modernization, closed block insurance product management, operational and IT risk, and business-technology strategy.

All rights reserved. NEOS and Vgo are registered trademarks of NEOS Holdings LLC.

About Milliman

Milliman is among the world’s largest providers of actuarial and related products and services. The firm has consulting practices in healthcare, property & casualty insurance, life insurance and financial services, and employee benefits. Founded in 1947, Milliman is an independent firm with offices in major cities around the globe. For further information, visit www.milliman.com

Webinar helps attendees self-diagnose their project’s actual or potential vulnerabilities

NEOS, a management consulting and technology services firm, will host a webinar “Can Your Project be Saved?” on March 30th at 11am EST.Carla Gregory, Senior Principal at NEOS, and Randall (Randy) Love, VP Retirement Division and Shared Services IT at Symetra, will discuss how to evaluate a project’s actual and potential vulnerabilities. The speakers will guide attendees through a self-assessment that will provide a project vulnerability score and discuss best practices to mitigate the level of risk each project contains.During the webinar survey results from an online questionnaire answered by business professionals in various industries will be revealed and analyzed. The survey asked participants to rank factors that led to projects delivering poor business benefits.

“Anyone with an inflight or upcoming project will benefit from this webinar,” says Carla Gregory, Senior Principal with NEOS.  “Every project has risk. The key to mitigating that risk is to get ahead of it and know what you are up against in order to plan accordingly. We want to make sure everyone has the tools they need to avoid cost overrun and delays. This webinar is one way to provide those tools to business professionals.”

This webinar is part of a series of NEOS hosted webinars focusing on a variety of topics within the financial services, insurance and information media industries.  Previous webinars have addressed topics such as gaining value from closed block portfolios, leveraging processes to reduce operational risk and the use of actionable key performance indicators.  The webinar series includes experts from across industries to maximize value to attendees.


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