IAG

IAG has invested in rural technology start-up Digital Agriculture Services (DAS), to help its customers better understand and manage their farm property risk by using new data and location insights from satellite imagery. Established in 2017, DAS focuses on deep digital, domain knowledge, business and delivery expertise to offer greater access

The “millennial mindset” is extending beyond its namesake demographic in the insurance industry, putting increased pressure on incumbents, according to new research from Capgemini, which found laggards are at risk of being disintermediated.  Consumers are increasingly opting for insurance from big tech companies and product manufacturers, like Tesla for car

The explosion in remote work because of social distancing restrictions has accelerated Australia’s move out of offices by a decade and brought into sharp focus the value of digital experiences, according to Australian technology leaders. Didier Elzinga, co-founder and CEO of local tech unicorn Culture Amp today said the COVID-19

Australia’s largest general insurer announced its venture fund has invested in Arturo, an insurance analytics provider which uses AI, satellites and drones to assess commercial and residential property. Terms of IAG’s investment were not disclosed but was made in February by IAG Firemark Ventures as part of Arturo’s $8 million

IAG is planning to train 3,000 staff – around 20 per cent of its workforce – in its new Cloud Academy by June next year to assist in the company’s ongoing digital transformation. Since establishing a new strategic vision in 2017 to leverage data and technology to drive customer experiences,

SAP Ariba and insurer IAG have created an online marketplace to enable its employees to channel their spend to Indigenous and women-owned businesses. The initiative, called “Rise”, was announced this week and expands IAG’s supplier pool to include businesses from diverse backgrounds. Webinar: Can I Trust You? Building Customer Trust

Car subscription and trading platform Carbar has raised $16.8 million from insurance company IAG and private investors. IAG is now the majority shareholder in the three-year-old business, which it says will help it to better understand changing mobility trends and provide new sources of value to its customers. The majority

team collaboration

Leaning on technology to improve the employee experience has led the HR team at insurance company IAG to work more closely with both IT and analytics. Speaking to Which-50 between sessions at ServiceNow’s user conference in Las Vegas this week, David Lahood, Executive Manager, Systems & Partnering at IAG, said

IAG, via its $75 venture million fund Firemark Ventures, will invest in Airtasker. The company says the move is part of its strategy to invest with partners who might potentially to disrupt the insurance sector. While not disclosing the actual dollar figure, a spokesperson confirmed it was several million, but

chatbot, smartphone, AI, assistant

Hyper Anna, a Sydney-based Australian start-up has secured a $16 million series A funding round, led by Sequoia China, to launch its virtual assistant in new international markets. The start-up has created an AI agent called Anna which plays the role of data scientist, giving customers business intelligence and on-demand