Swiss Re and NUS nurture next generation of insurance talent and big data expertise

12 Jun 2015

Swiss Re and the National University of Singapore (NUS) signed an agreement on 10 June to collaborate in joint activities using big data, business analytics and information technologies. The collaboration will incubate innovative solutions that can address complex risks caused by digitisation, societal and urban challenges. These include ageing population, healthcare advances, changing risk landscape created by the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as the natural catastrophes challenges in Asia.

The three year partnership is the first such initiative undertaken by a reinsurance company in Singapore. It aims to combine Swiss Re's industry-leading expertise with NUS top research and education capabilities to address the protection gap in Asia.

(From left to right) Robert Burr, Head of Life & Health Asia, Swiss Re; Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean of NUS Business School; Sharon Ooi, Country President of Singapore, Swiss Re; Professor David S. Rosenblum, Dean of NUS School of Computing and; Associate Professor Teo Yik Ying, Vice Dean (Research), Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS at the signing ceremony.

Through this partnership, Swiss Re will offer its global expertise and knowledge to guide graduate students through a series of activities from ideation to research. Swiss Re will work with the Business Analytics Centre, the Business School, the School of Computing and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the NUS.

This public-private partnership also supports Singapore's development as an international business analytics hub, and nurture the talent that is needed in Singapore to join the Business Analytics and Smart Nation journeys.

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