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10:00 - 10:45 William Albright


BEST PRACTICES: Maximizing MDM Value in Today’s World via Cloud & Big Data Analytics


William Albright
Head of Data Architecture and Data Shared Services, Farmers Insurance


Session Description

Farmers Insurance Group (Farmers) is an American insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides other insurance and financial services products. Farmers has more than 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 22,000 employees.

Using IBM’s MDM platform, over the past 5 years they have furthered their digital transformation by building out a flexible architecture necessary to meet a variety of consumption patterns and use cases which can be executed in a “crawl, walk, run mentality”. Along the way, Farmers also had to rethink the value delivered as they provide a connected experience on their digital platforms. Additional business strategies are now accelerating via MDM-enabled analytic opportunities and knowing your customer, as well as measures that are put in place to track and continuously improve the customer experience.

Topics to be discussed include:
• Establishing the master data governance foundation

• Executing on a Cloud & digital strategy

• Provisioning for future analytic enablement


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