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Strategy Meets Action Launches Ground-Breaking Next-GenInnovation
New Offering Provides an Outside-In Ecosystem and Communities to Fuel Innovation in the Industry
BOSTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategy Meets Action (SMA), a leading insurance strategic advisory firm, is pleased toannounce the launch of the first-of-its-kind offering,
. The offering is a unique blend of an outside-inapproach for innovation through SMA's new SMA Innovation Ecosystem and an environment for collaboration andcrowdsourcing with SMA Innovation Communities to allow insurers an ideal way to re-envision and reshape the business of insurance. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140521/90045SMA's research and work with the industry has identified major influencers that are converging, challenging decades of business traditions and technology environments, and demanding innovation, all leading to the rise of the Next-Gen Insurer.The SMA Next-Gen Innovation offering will help insurers to strengthen and fuel the innovation journeys that are taking hold atbusinesses of every size. It will help them to evolve their visions and ideas into the central components of their businessstrategies, cultures, and transformation plans.
Companies across all industries are embracing innovation to propel their visions and strategies. They are working to create
new levels of competitiveness and customer value," said Denise Garth, SMA Partner and Head of the Innovation Practice.
"Fueling this innovation journey will be the combination of outside-in and inside-out thinking. It is a collaboration, through anetwork of relationships that will inspire and activate new ideas and thinking. The SMA Next-Gen Innovation offering uniquelyputs insights and action around innovation strategies." The new SMA Innovation Ecosystem, a core component of the new offering, will provide access to an integrated, thrivingnetwork of "outside-in" and "inside-out" resources and voices, including futurists, trailblazing technology start-ups, leaders inother industries, technology R&D insiders, think tank experts, and seasoned insurance leaders. Participation in collaborationand crowdsourcing at the SMA Innovation Communities will focus on the Next-Gen Insurer. "The SMA Next-Gen Innovation offering builds on SMA's foundation of research, trusted advice, and consulting services toprovide an environment to help the industry move forward in this fast-paced, changing market," said Deb Smallwood, Founder of SMA. "Based on our research and work with insurers around innovation over the last three years, the industry is looking toSMA to help guide and inspire innovation and embrace all the possibilities for an exciting future."The development of the SMA Next-Gen Innovation offering was shaped and influenced by industry leaders from insurers of all
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