Tag: Risk

Technology drives the parametric risk transfer market: Artemis Live

Undoubtedly, technology continues to be the driver of growth in the parametric risk transfer sector, said David Whitehead, Co-CEO of Speedwell Weather in a recent webcast with sister publication, Artemis.

Last week, the Artemis Live series of interviews and webcasts with leaders and experts from across the re/insurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector, hosted a webcast on parametric insurance in partnership with the Weather Risk Management Association and supported by our kind sponsor Descartes Underwriting.

Titled, The Power of Parametric Solutions for Climate Resilience, panellists explored the past, present and future of parametric risk transfer as adoption for this type

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Ad Lightning Appoints Technology, Marketing and Risk Solutions Leader as New CEO | State News

SEATTLE, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb — Ad Lightning, the ad intelligence firm that offers the industry’s most comprehensive ad quality solution, today announced the appointment of a new CEO, Dan Frechtling, during a period of high growth for the company as well as its expansion into privacy regulation compliance.

Ad Lightning’s current CEO and co-founder, Scott Moore, is stepping down for personal reasons but will remain with the company overseeing business development and strategy as well as on the board of directors. Scott founded Ad Lightning in 2016 along with co-founders Kate Reinmiller, Chief Revenue Officer

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The Smart 5G City Means Permanent Surveillance and Risk

Cities around the world are getting smarter. A growing number even designated themselves “smart cities.” There are, of course, as many definitions of smart cities as there are cities professing to be smart. Very generally, smart cities deploy a host of information communication technologies—including high-speed communication networks, sensors, and mobile phone apps—to boost mobility and connectivity, supercharge the digital economy, increase energy efficiency, improve the delivery of services, and generally raise the level of their residents’ welfare. Becoming “smart” typically involves harnessing troves of data to optimize city functions—from more efficient use of utilities and other services to reducing

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U.S. dollar at risk as China races ahead on digital yuan

Hello, China Watchers. Your guest host this week is Emily Parker, a managing director at CoinDesk, a news site specializing in bitcoin and digital currencies, and co-anchor at CoinDesk TV. Emily is a former member of the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. State Department and a former writer and editor at the Wall Street Journal, where she covered Asia. Her book, “Now I Know Who My Comrades Are,” (FSG) details the impact of the internet in China, Cuba and Russia. She’s also co-founder of LongHash, a blockchain startup that focuses on Asian markets. Over to you, Emily!

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Musk’s Internet-From-Space Subsidy at Risk as Rivals Protest

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission faces pressure from rural internet service providers to deny a planned $886 million subsidy to Elon Musk’s SpaceX for beaming broadband to underserved areas from outer space.



a large building: A Falcon 9 rocket is displayed outside the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) headquarters .


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A Falcon 9 rocket is displayed outside the Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) headquarters .

Even before winning a competition for the funds, SpaceX had set up its service and begun launching satellites. More than 1,000 of the Starlink craft are now aloft, providing service to test subscribers. The company says its system “is uniquely positioned to deliver high-quality broadband service

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Snap Tells Investors Apple’s Opt-In Ad Tracking Privacy Measure Presents ‘Risk’ to Advertiser Demand

With Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 privacy changes looming, Snap on Thursday warned investors that they could hurt Snap’s ad business (via Reuters).

Starting with the next versions of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14 due to be released in the early spring, Apple’s App Tracking Transparency privacy measure will require all apps to request the user’s permission to track their activity across other apps and websites.

Granting permission would allow developers to access the random advertising identifier, known as the Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), on the user’s device for targeted advertising purposes or to measure how effective their

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