SOURCE: SMA Strategy Meets Action

SMA Strategy Meets Action

May 11, 2011 11:28 ET

SMA Launches Insurer Forum

New Initiative Sparks Conversations, Education & Networking Among Business and IT Leaders

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - Strategy Meets Action (SMA), a leading insurance strategic advisory firm, is pleased to announce the SMA Insurer Forum. Opened exclusively for insurer membership in February 2011, the Forum already includes over 90 business and technology leaders who share a common interest in leveraging technology for business value and competitive differentiation.

SMA Insurer Forum members are addressing pressing issues and opportunities in the insurance industry, including:

  • Peer Analysis - What are my peers doing? What are their key investment initiatives? How are they using technology for competitive advantage?
  • Possibilities - What is the state of the possible for IT? What are leading examples of successes? What are the obstacles and pitfalls?
  • Pathways - What does the typical roadmap look like? What are the solution options? What is the level of maturity across the industry?
  • Product Selection - Who offers key products and services? How do I determine who is best for my company?

The SMA Insurer Forum puts members in the midst of discussions and leading research occurring at the intersection of business and technology. Members highly value the opportunity to validate perspectives and ideas through an exchange with peers, and insights representing different business areas, lines of business, and company sizes.

In addition, a recent survey by Innovation in Insurance (i3), confirms SMA's success and visibility in the industry. Insurance company survey participants identified Strategy Meets Action as one of the top insurance analyst firms, and a recognized, well-known leader in the industry, especially in the key areas of insurance business trends, and recommendations for technology enabling business capabilities.

"We are thrilled with the rapid growth of the SMA Insurer Forum and with the positive industry recognition of SMA," said Deb Smallwood, SMA Founder. "This clearly sends a signal that there is a need for fresh and new insights, research and advice, and SMA is hitting the mark. Insurers want to understand the competitive landscape regarding IT investment options, roadmaps, and solution options, and understand where they are relative to their peers. Since we work closely with organizations across all segments of the insurance industry providing extensive research, strategic advisory services, and deep experience in insurance subjects, SMA is in the unique position of being able to offer a complimentary forum to insurers."

Insurers interested in learning more about SMA, the SMA Insurer Forum, or our services, see the links below.

Please contact Deb Smallwood (603.770.9090) or dsmallwood@strategymeetsaction.com if you are interesting in joining the SMA Insurer Forum or would like more information about SMA.

About SMA Strategy Meets Action
Exclusively serving the insurance industry, Strategy Meets Action (SMA) blends unbiased research findings with expertise and experience to deliver business and technology insights, research, and advice to insurers and IT solution providers. By leveraging best practices from both the management consulting and research advisory disciplines, SMA's services are actionable, business-driven, and research-based - where strategy meets action -- enabling companies to achieve business success. For more information, please visit the SMA website at www.strategymeetsaction.com.

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