General Interest

Know your customer. Sounds obvious, but we all know it’s a challenge.... Read More >
Given that Aspen is the launch that changes everything, we at Guidewire took the opportunity to rethink our overall go-to-market approach—including how we name our launches. We were inspired by other software companies, like ServiceNow, which uses major cities and locations, as well as macOS, which uses big cats and locations in California. Names are meaningful. They give things identity. If you think we’re overthinking it, you can read the 244-page e-book that explains the origins of the names of all NASA launch vehicles, satellites, and manned space flights. ... Read More >
Covid-19 is forcing our industry to rethink how insurers do business with their consumers. In this blog series, I will focus on insurtechs in our partner community that are enabling the “new normal” of digital and online business. ... Read More >
This weekend I was joined by Guidewire colleagues who generously donated their free time to help me kick off, mentor, and judge our annual hackathon organized by a woman student: DV Hacks II. Hackathons are a fun way of linking code to viable and real-life outcomes, and they also give students a chance to compete for prizes and recognition. ... Read More >
Insurers have access to an unprecedented amount of information today. They can look at the treasure troves of internal information collected through historical artifacts, access external up-to-the-minute information on the current state of the relevant landscape, and capture behavioral information from the digital footprints of their customers and partners.... Read More >
Scott Belsky, the former chief product officer at Adobe, once said about innovation: “It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen.”... Read More >
The Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence award ceremony took place on Thursday, May 16, 2019, where I was honored to be one of the 100 women recognized for leadership in our professions and in the community.... Read More >
Sure, many people’s accomplishments can look good on paper. Then there are those people who, after talking to them, excite you, motivate you, and just get you pumped to take on your challenges. Laura Drabik, Group Vice President of Business Innovation at Guidewire, is one of those people for me.... Read More >
That’s what we heard from Khushi, a high school student and organizer of last weekend’s 24-hour hackathon sponsored by Guidewire. Her goal was to get students involved in hackathons to prove to them that coding is fun. Hackathons link code to viable and creative outcomes, and they also give students a chance to compete for prizes and recognition. ... Read More >
In mid-August of this year, I wrote a blog about an event that was held at Guidewire – Girl Geek X. In it, I lauded the women who have endured the ups and downs of insurance technology. I’m still inspired by the tenure of many women in this industry, especially when I hear some experiences of slow movement to leadership roles.... Read More >

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