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Were excited about the potential innovation that the accelerator can bring to the insurance industry, says Doug Fick, VP and CIO of U.S. Insurance Solutions for The Principal Financial Group and a board member for the accelerator. Were also excited that its located here in Des Moines. [See also: Global Insurance Accelerator Propels Industry Innovation] Following are brief capsules of each member of the inaugural class, who range from Des Moines locals to Berliners and are exploring video, analytics, telematics, distribution, and claims automation.
Drive Spotter Omaha, Neb.
Drive Spotter is developing a video analytics platform to reduce driving accidents which provides driving forensics and alerting to insurance companies and vehicle fleets. It plans to integrate big data from telemetry, weather, and road condition sources. Dashboards will be created for training, actuaries, operations, and other user personas. The technology extends to ensure drivers can assume control of automated vehicles.