New Whitepaper Available: Autonomous Vehicles

We are pleased to share our latest Technology whitepaper titled, “Autonomous Vehicles: Why Drive When the Vehicle Drives You.”

The whitepaper, authored by OneBeacon’s Tushar Nandwana, provides an overview of the history of Autonomous Vehicle development, pros and cons of the technology as well as considerations for the future of the market.  

More whitepapers can be found at onebeacontech.com/whitepapers.

Staying Connected during COVID-19- IMU and Technology

At OneBeacon, we continue to try and find creative methods to stay connected during this unprecedented time of social distancing and remote work.  Our International Marine Underwriters (IMU) and  Technology teams have both recently come up with unique ways to stay connected and bring a little fun to their days.

IMU FaceTimes
Ever since our company transitioned to remote work, IMU’s North Pacific Region has had regular conference calls.  Recently the team decided to upgrade those calls to  FaceTime.

“It’s  wonderful to see each other’s faces, and feel more connected than to just a phone speaker,” says IMU’s Lauren Dixon.

The team is also participating in a 30 day song challenge, where team members pick one song a day based on a unique daily category. Learning a bit more about everyone’s musical tastes and interests has brought some unique fun.

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Pictured from top to bottom: Sara Farren, Dawn Dulay, Leilani Sinkula, Candice Yi, Lauren Dixon

Technology Shows Their Work
The Technology team recently decided to put their own spin on a remote work stations selfie contest.  Participants were asked to take a selfie at their home “offices”– serious and/or silly. The winner, Pam Pearson, was chosen by a neutral judge (team member spouse) and received a prize in the mail.

Leading Domain Registrars Hacked by Third-Party – Protect Your Account Information

According to a recent Krebs on Security article, top domain name registrars, NetworkSolutions.com, Register.com and Web.com, issued a statement asking customers to reset their passwords after discovering a third-party gained unauthorized access to customer account information in August 2019.

Read more on our Tech Risk blog>>

Another great year at PLUS!

Earlier this week, OneBeacon Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Management Liability and Technology attended and sponsored the annual PLUS Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland. It was a great forum to connect with colleagues and develop new relationships, while keeping up with the latest trends and news in the industry. Additionally, the group hosted a cocktail hour where they caught up with their producer partners, while enjoying appetizers and cocktails at the Pienza Marketplace.

Check out a few photos below!

Join Us at the 2019 PLUS Conference in National Harbor, Maryland

Our Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Management Liability and Technology teams will be in National Harbor, Maryland for the 2019 PLUS Conference from November 11-13. We’re excited to catch up with colleagues and host our producer partners for cocktails and appetizers at the Pienza Marketplace. We look forward to seeing you there! #PLUS2019

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and this year marks the 16th annual collaborative effort between government and industry to increase cyber security awareness and provide resources for online safety and security. In support of this important risk mitigation effort, OneBeacon Technology is posting informative articles on the TechRisk Blog. Check out the first two articles on Smart Devices and Deepfake videos.

For more information about this initiative and this year’s theme, please visit the National Cybersecurity dedicated website.

 

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Great Seeing You in Seattle!

We had the pleasure of hosting our producer partners in Seattle, WA for our final Product Fair of 2019! Underwriting teams from Entertainment, Environmental, Financial Services, Inland Marine, Management Liability, Technology, Specialty Property and Surety were on hand to discuss their products and services, while enjoying lunch and drinks at Loulay Kitchen & Bar. It was a great event, and we look forward to 2020 for these opportunities to see colleagues and make new connections. Thanks to all who joined us!

Check out a few photos from the event!

Join Us in Seattle

Seattle partners! We appreciate your business and the relationship you have with OneBeacon. We hope you’ll join us at our Product Fair on Thursday, October 10. Stop by anytime from 11:30-2:30pm at Loulay located at 600 Union St, Seattle, WA. Join us for some lunch, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services from nine of our underwriting teams:

  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Inland Marine
  • Management Liability
  • Technology
  • Specialty Property
  • Surety

You can register for the event here. We hope to see you there!

Great Seeing You in Phoenix!

Recently we had the pleasure of hosting producers in Phoenix, AZ for our second open house of the year. Eight of our businesses were on hand to discuss their products and services, while enjoying lite bites and drinks during a warm Phoenix evening at the Culinary Dropout. Underwriting teams from Entertainment, Environmental, Financial Services, Government Risks, International Marine Underwriters, Inland Marine, Management Liability and Technology were the hosts for the evening. These events provide great opportunity see colleagues and make new connections. Thanks to all who were able to join us – it was a pleasure to host you!

Enjoy some photos from the evening.

Gene Editing: Life-Changing Science

In recent years, the practice of scientifically adapting human DNA has been advanced through the breakthroughs resulting from the National Institute of Health’s Human Genome Project. Through the careful adaption of DNA, researchers are advancing targeted options for treating serious illnesses, such as certain cancers. But these opportunities are also introducing important conversations regarding medical ethics and other risks.

OneBeacon Technology is pleased to offer deeper insights on this topic in their first whitepaper of the year titled “Gene Editing: CRISPR/Cas-9 and Beyond” authored by Medical Technology Risk Control Specialist Michael Campbell. In this whitepaper, Mike provides an overview of the methodology, reviews issues and concerns, and notes what is on the horizon for this emerging discipline.

We hope you enjoy this publication and invite you to browse their complete whitepaper library for additional technology-focused insights.

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