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The Impact of Geographical Information Systems in the Property and Casualty Landscape



Geographical information system (GIS) data and applications have become a go-to source to further enhance an insurer’s ability to better analyze risks, provide more competitive pricing models and increase customer service and satisfaction.

Join the Cognizant and Google webcast to learn more about this emerging technology, hear directly from our partner Google about their Maps 2015 strategy, and be introduced to Cognizant’s Interactive Exposure Map™ (IEM) solution.

Combining Cognizant’s in-depth insurance knowledge with Google’s unique MAPs API capabilities, the
Cognizant IEM solution delivers a visual canvas where unparalleled geospatial and social media data are combined alongside weather, census and geopolitical information.

Learn how GIS, Google and IEM enable:

  • Layering historical scenarios over active ones and impact simulation
  • Accelerated effectiveness of key business processes by providing visual analytics
  • Increased productivity of key business processes by providing single view/source of information to improve efficiency through location intelligence
  • Improved accuracy of decision making by providing more robust and granular analysis data such as location / weather data
  • Analysis of pre- and post-catastrophe satellite imagery for risk and claims assessment


There is rising demand by insurers around the world to use interactive mapping and modeling in understanding impacts of catastrophic events for more accurate risk analysis – Cognizant IEM with Google addresses this need.

Join the webcast to learn how GIS, Google and Cognizant IEM can provide impact to your areas of focus across underwriting, claims and distribution for insurers.

Date: On Demand

Time: On Demand

Featuring: Michael Clifton, Justin Kinght, Ann Stocks, & Ajoy Kumar

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**Please note that there is no dial-in option for attendees. The webcast audio will be heard through your computer’s speakers. If the audio is still not loud enough for you, headphones are recommended**
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Mike Clifton, Vice President Insurance Global Strategy & Managing Client Partner, Cognizant

Mike Clifton, is the Vice President Insurance Global Strategy and Managing Client Partner at Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ: CTSH). As a senior leadership and strategist with broad expertise in assessing operations and business challenges, developing strategies, and delivering results, Mike is leading the emerging business group with Cognizant’s Insurance Practice to bring new innovation solutions to market.

Mike brings extensive experience in driving innovation and change for business transformation. He has a diverse background in the insurance, financial services and technology industries (software and services) focusing on delivering on global initiatives that align corporate targets.  His specialties include IT modernization of infrastructure, legacy applications, skills and strategy, and has worked closely with large scale and geographically distributed workforces to enable change.  Prior to Cognizant, Mike held C -level positions at Federal Bank of Boston, Hanover Insurance Group, as well as several startups.

Justin Knight, Northeast Territory Manager, Google Maps for Work

Justin is an Account Executive on the Google Maps for Work team. In this role, he focuses on the Google Maps API.

Justin has a Master`s Degree from Binghamton University in Geographic Information Systems. He earned a bachelor`s degree in Environmental Planning from Plattsburgh State University.

Ajoy Kumar, Associate Director, IEM Solution Architect, Cognizant

Ajoy Kumar Palanivelu is an experienced Insurance Business Architect and venture solution lead for Cognizant’s properiatary OptimaWrite solution suite.

He plays the role of Product Architect responsible for product definition of Cognizant’s Interactive Exposure Maps which leverages GIS technology for Insurance use cases.  He has successfully lead several Consulting and transformational programs in the Insurance P&C space with focus in Commercial Underwriting and Claims Transformation programs. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration, Bachelors in Computer Science and is a ACORD Certified Expert.

Ann Stocks, Director, IEM Product Management, Cognizant

Ann Stocks is the Product Manager of Cognizant’s insurance innovation practice, overseeing the design, development and delivery of products across the insurance value chain.

Ann is responsible for a variety of portfolio offering, including Cognizant’s Interactive Exposure Map™ (IEM) solution.  Working in partnership with internal development teams and Google, Ann oversees the development and delivery of IEM for Cognizant’s insurance clients.  In addition, Ann manages the overall Cognizant insurance partnership with Google which spans Maps, cloud, analytics and Glass capabilities.

Prior to Ann’s current role, she was a Client Partner for several of Cognizant’s insurance clients across property and casualty, and life and annuities.