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A compilation of recent, high-quality business insights from our businesses that brings together some of the best ideas and stories on Vision and Ideas, Strategy Execution, Top Leadership Effectiveness, and Talent and Succession.

The Future of Health Insurance in the United States

Is the 20th century model still viable in the 21st century’s new economy? The 20th century’s health insurance business model based on risk pooling no longer reflects the social, technical, economic, and political realities of the 21st century. The new reality and long-term trend suggest that health insurance in the US will evolve into a […] Read More »

John Bradshaw and John Blankenbaker quoted in Procurement Leaders magazine

SSA & Company Vice President John Bradshaw and Principal Data Scientist John Blankenbaker were quoted in Procurement Leaders Magazine on creating a predictive analytics team within an organization. In today’s digital revolution, any company can adopt predictive analytics in its operations, but Bradshaw notes “it may require upscaling staff through training.” Blankenbaker explains that companies […] Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | July 2017

Confronting Cyberwarfare Evolving cyber threats demand greater agility from security officers to protect a corporation’s most valuable – and vulnerable – assets. A Spencer Stuart study profiles how companies build better responsiveness by staffing cybersecurity teams with talent outside of IT and rethinking the CISO’s role: “More sophisticated CISOs are social butterflies; they’re very collaborative. […] Read More »

John Rodgers and Nick Kramer contribute to CFO Tech Outlook, “How do data analytics-savvy CFOs stay ahead of the game?”

SSA & Company’s John Rodgers and Nick Kramer authored “How do data analytics-savvy CFOs stay ahead of the game?” in CFO Tech Outlook. New technologies, additional data, and other digital disruptions dramatically impacted today’s business landscape. Consequently, CFOs must lead efforts to adopt and invest in digitization and analytics as a broad business initiative to […] Read More »

John Rodgers and Sachin Sachdeva featured in Insurance Innovation Reporter

SSA & Company’s John Rodgers and Sachin Sachdeva authored, “4 Ways Established Insurers Must Future-Proof Their Organizations” in Insurance Innovation Reporter. While digitally born insurance firms may have advantage in today’s increasingly digital landscape, legacy insurers can still “achieve the flexibility of a startup while maintaining the benefits of a market leader.” Though the tools […] Read More »

SSA & Company Notebook | Summer 2017

Ideas That Made Us Think Delivering on Robotic Process Automation’s Promise Robotic process automation (RPA) can fundamentally change the way companies operate. While many financial services firms have experimented with the technology, universal best practices have yet to surface, leaving many to learn as they go. Deutsche Bank made significant investments in RPA over the […] Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | June 2017

The Fed’s Lone Dissenter For the second time this year, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari voted against raising interest rates, sounding a more optimistic tone about the economy than Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Kashkari, the lone dissenter on the Federal Open Market Committee, asked recently: Why are we trying to cool down the economy, […] Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | May 2017

Transformation Lessons from Transportation Last year, I sat down with former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett shortly after he traded his Ford director seat to lead a new operational division in Smart Mobility. Our conversation takes on greater significance today, given how Ford’s recent management shakeup requires Jim to reprise his role as CEO and usher in […] Read More »

Jason Meil quoted in U.S. News & World Report

SSA & Company’s Jason Meil, Managing Director of New Products and Innovation, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report on how new technologies have massive potential for change. “The question is which will actually have a meaningful impact on businesses and consumers, and therefore be around for the long term.” Once these new technologies […] Read More »