UBM Tech introduced the new community-driven Insurance & Technology (insurancetech.com), an interactive platform for insurance technology professionals to connect with peers, editors and industry experts.

The redesigned site provides the latest news, commentary and discussion on the most pressing issues that technology and business leaders face in the insurance marketplace. Complementing the brand’s award-winning editorial is perspective from more than 50 community contributors and subject matter experts involved in channel strategies, security, data management, compliance, policy administration, claims and underwriting.

Insurance & Technology is now optimized for rapid interaction and engagement among community members through moderated online discussions, blogs and social media, as well as at live events. Insurance & Technology provides insurance technology professionals with business-critical content they have trusted for nearly 40 years, while bringing the community together online and at events like the Insurance & Technology Executive Summit, which will take place November 9-11, 2014, in Bal Harbour, FL.

"The insurance marketplace is highly competitive, and after years of caution is now undergoing dramatic change. It’s estimated that insurance companies will spend $100 billion on IT worldwide in 2014 – much of that focused on transformative technologies such as cloud, analytics and mobile. Amid all this change, insurance executives need to be able to share ideas, pain points and questions. But they’ve never really had a forum to do so – until now," said Katherine Burger, Editorial Director, Insurance & Technology.
Core sections of Insurance & Technology include channels, policy administration, claims, security compliance data & analytics Infrastructure and management strategies.

Insurance & Technology is the latest in a series of groundbreaking online community-platform launches from UBM Tech. The InformationWeek community platform launched in November 2013, and has seen a significant lift in engagement with a 40 percent increase in comments, and a 22 percent increase in page views.

EE Times’ site launched in July 2013, and has experienced similar increases, attesting to UBM Tech’s unique community-based online model. UBM Tech launched the Dark Reading information security community in March; the Network Computing infrastructure community in April, the Wall Street & Technology community in May and the Bank Systems & Technology community in July.