Insurtech: Tell us what you think

A U.S. flag flies as the the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge and city skyline are seen in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis is scheduled to release gross domestic product (GDP) figures on June 26. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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I'm excited to launch Digital Insurance's first State of Insurtech survey. Yes, last year was rough, and this year is looking like more of the same in many ways. But this project represents something I've always wanted to bring from us to our readers: Actionable, focused, fresh industry data that can help both us and you develop the best strategy to continue insurance's digital transformation.

The survey is open until Jan. 15 and can be found here. We're looking for a wide range of participants: insurance carriers, vendors, insurtechs, VCs, so we can get the most holistic view of insurtech in this consequential time.

My goal for 2021, despite whatever headwinds are in the way, is to make this more than just a one-off. We will be doing proactive outreach on a number of topics this year so that we're folding you, the practitioners of the insurtech phenomenon, into our coverage. Digital transformation in insurance is quite operational indeed, and is beyond the realm of the theoretical. The COVID-19 pandemic is both a bump in the road and a steep downhill grade: It may force some quick stops to recalibrate but is only maginifying the need and desire for transformation across the sector. Let's make 2021 a year of dialogue on how that's manifesting in insurance's real world.

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