Author Archives: kmccarthy

About kmccarthy

Data geek and tech enthusiast intrigued by information and all that is 2.0. VP at insurance data firm - Risk Metrics. Laxer, lacky surfer, fisherman and cook. Happy Heat fan and an unfortunate Dolphins "Finatic".

On to the NBA Finals!

Heat vs. Spurs tonight in game 6.  With their backs against the wall, the Heat are a 6 point favorite tonight but the big winner still appears to be Chubb and the underwriters at their Federal Insurance Company subsidiary.  We’ll … Continue reading

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NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 7

Seeing that we’re all big Miami Heat fans here at the Risk Metrics office and in the spirit of tonight’s NBA Eastern Conference game 7 in Miami, I thought we would take a look at the lineup. Now, ESPN and … Continue reading

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Amazon AWS vs SSDNotes – SSD Nodes Rocks

So lately at Risk Metrics we have be developing for our cloud based offerings and API’s. Having read pretty much everywhere about Amazon’s amazing AWS we thought we would spin it up and give it a go. Off we went, … Continue reading

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Big Data & Data 2.0 Conference

Listening to the Data 2.0 conference while pondering what percent of companies today can actually capitalize on all that is big data.  My feeling is that everyone wants big data but not many can handle it.  

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UBS: P/C Insurance Agent Survey: March 2011

Highlights from the Insurance P&C report out today by ex colleague and commercial lines analyst at UBS, Brian Meredith. Commercial Lines Improvement Continues  „Small/middle market commercial-lines pricing continues to firm Agents’ expectation of commercial lines insurance pricing has improved to … Continue reading

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State Farm to Stop Insuring Churches in Florida

Recently, Insurance Journal covered the news that State Farm would stop insuring Churches in the state of Florida. Michael Adams at IJ commented that “the churches being non-renewed by State Farm Florida should be able to secure private coverage. There … Continue reading

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Risk Metrics Insurance360

Rolled out our new Insurance360 API last week in Dallas. Some shots of the event and slides are below.

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Data scientist: The hot new gig in tech

The unemployment rate in the U.S. continues to be abysmal (9.1% in July), but the tech world has spawned a new kind of highly skilled, nerdy-cool job that companies are scrambling to fill: data scientist. A data scientist helps companies make … Continue reading

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LinkedIn takes a deep dive into the profiles for startup founders Here’s how LinkedIn evaluated and separated the data. Linkedin considered professionals as Startup Founders if they identified themselves as founders (or co- founders) of U.S. companies created after 2000, … Continue reading

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Illinois Work Comp Legislation – Pushing Data Analytics!

Just last month, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn singed into law sweeping changes to the Illinois workers compensation system.  The modified bill, totaling 179 pages is a bit much to wade through on a Thursday night so we decided to give … Continue reading

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