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1ST CENTRAL extends its partnership with Hubio

1ST CENTRAL Insurance has extended its commitment to Hubio’s claims platform, ICE Claims, with a new agreement.

1ST CENTRAL has partnered with Hubio to provide ICE Claims and ICE Intelligence in support of its end to end claims operations since its launch in 2008. Hubio has continued to support their business with their ongoing goals of increased efficiency, better customer communication and overall cost management. Since its go-live, 1ST CENTRAL has implemented 9 Hubio ICE upgrades, with the most recent being in September 2016.

Speaking of its recent upgrade to ICE Claims, Glen Marr, Claims and Counter Fraud Director at 1ST CENTRAL commented: “I want to compliment Hubio upon how well our most recent ICE upgrade was delivered. It once again demonstrated how everyone in both organisations works well together across our projects.  We continue to take upgrades from Hubio year on year as new functionality comes into the application that we can benefit from.”

Lynette Slater, Client Services Director at Hubio said: “We have a longstanding relationship with 1ST CENTRAL, and are delighted that they have confirmed their ongoing commitment to working with Hubio with this agreement. ICE Claims gives 1ST CENTRAL the tools to achieve the automation and efficiencies needed in today’s high expectation, high availability environment.  We look forward to working further with 1ST CENTRAL to leverage the benefits of Hubio’s technology.”

For more information about the partnership, please visit www.hubio.com/1st-central-extends-partnership-hubio

Hubio attending Guidewire Connections 2016

Hubio is attending Guidewire Connections 2016

Having recently joined the Guidewire PartnerConnect program, Hubio will be attending Guidewire User Conference – Connections 2016 in San Francisco on October 24th-27th.

The conference brings together insurance companies who use Guidewire applications as well as representatives from technology suppliers such as Hubio, who provide solutions that complement and enhance the Guidewire core offerings.

Working with Guidewire, we’re developing pre-built accelerators that will take Hubio’s proven technology and integrate it with Guidewire, to give insurance customers a tried and tested solution. The first will address insurance carriers’ needs to complete their regulatory filing requirements using a pre-built accelerator integrating Guidewire PolicyCenter and ClaimCenter with Hubio’s reporting solution.

Read more about our accelerator in this blog: www.hubio.com/hubio-attending-guidewire-connections-2016/

BAS shortlisted for Third Party Intermediary of the Year in the 2016 Energy Awards

BAS Energy, one of the UK’s leading independent Energy Consultancies, has been shortlisted for the Energy Awards 2016 in the ‘Third Party Intermediary of the Year’ category.

In the last 12 months, BAS has experienced success in securing competitive energy contracts on behalf of UK businesses.  Its unique energy management platform, OpenView and strong customer support have helped it win more customers which has fuelled growth for the company.

In announcing BAS as a finalist, the organisers congratulated the company’s success within this hotly contested sector.

Commenting on the announcement, Chris Shaw, CEO of BAS, said “The Energy Awards are recognised within the industry as being one of the most coveted in the UK. To be a finalist is not just an honour, but a recognition of the dedication, investment and commitment Business Advisory Service has made to delivering first class energy consultancy services to UK businesses.”

To find out more about BAS, please visit www.bas-energy.co.uk

Hubio Fleet debuts its real-time fleet tracking solution at Van & Truck show

Watchstone Group plc (“Watchstone”) is pleased to announce the launch of Hubio Fleet (www.hubiofleet.com). Hubio Fleet is a provider of simple, low-cost vehicle tracking designed to improve driving behaviour, lower the cost of fleet operation, increase productivity and minimise vehicle wear and tear.

Built on Hubio’s proprietary platform for the usage-based insurance industry and Road Angel Fleet’s experience within the commercial vehicle market, Hubio Fleet enables fleet managers and operators to track their drivers and vehicles using a web-based portal.

Andrew Betteley, Chief Technology Officer for Connected Car said: “What fleet managers want is a simple and cost-effective tracking tool that drives real change. Our dashboard gives an overview of an entire fleet’s driving performance and the ability to drill down into individual driver behaviour enabling personalised feedback. These insights lead to improved driving style, which minimises the risk of accidents and reduces fuel costs by up to 15% for fleet operators.”

Hubio Fleet offers two tracking devices – an OBD plugin that is plugged directly into a vehicle’s on-board diagnostics port (OBD port) by the user and a black box that is professionally fitted and located out of sight.

Data from the devices (GPS location, speed, acceleration, and braking) is then transmitted over the mobile phone network to the fleet manager or owner-operator who can see where their drivers are in real-time on a Google map, with Street View built-in.

Indro Mukerjee, Group CEO of Watchstone said: “In line with our commitment, Hubio Fleet has launched this month. Using our proven telematics tracking platform, we have developed a compelling user interface and a go-to-market approach based on competitive pricing. We will target small to medium size fleets initially in the UK. This telematics market gives Hubio the opportunity for rapid business development and growth.”

For more information on Hubio Fleet, please visit www.hubiofleet.com

BAS awarded contract for Suffolk County Council energy portfolio

Business Advisory Service (BAS) in partnership with Vertas Global Limited has been awarded the contract for managing the entire energy (electricity and gas) portfolio for Suffolk County Council procurement framework. The deal is for a minimum three years – and up to five years. Purchasing of gas and electricity will be provided using BAS “Openview” technology and will manage all of the councils c£16m of energy spend every year.

On why BAS was chosen, Head of Energy for Vertas, Lisa Galbraith said: “BAS has the experience and expertise necessary to manage large energy portfolios and bring a full suite of energy services for the benefit of our customers.”

BAS Commercial Director, Andrew Blake added: “Vertas will now be operating the leading framework in the country due to its flexibility in delivering multiple energy procurement and data management services. We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with them – and are excited about public sector opportunities.”

For more information, please visit www.bas-energy.co.uk

Hubio to take the stage at Connected Car Forum

Our Connected Car team at Hubio will be attending TU-Automotive Connected Car Insurance 2016 conference in Chicago on 7-8 September. With hundreds of delegates expected, it is a significant and the most informative forum for executives from across the connected car and auto insurance industries.

The forum presents a lively opportunity to discuss the development of consumer centric insurance solutions for the connected mobility era. With the number of internet-connected vehicles skyrocketing, the conversation is more relevant than ever.

Hubio’s Joe Armeni, SVP Business Development and Insurance Solutions, will be on the panel session “Tune Insurance to the Fleet Beat” exploring the positive impact telematics can have on a fleet’s bottom line:

As telematics for Personal Lines continues to take form in the US marketplace, it is becoming more and more clear that the same type of data and process can be leveraged within Commercial Lines as well. As telematics penetration in fleets continues its upward trend, Ill look to explore ways that insurers can add value to the fleets they insure and at the same time improve bottom line performance through better risk selection, improved rate segmentation and reduced loss costs.” – Joe Armeni 

To find out more about Hubio, please visit www.hubio.com

Hubio named as a Leading Global Telematics Service provider in New Global UBI Study

PTOLEMUS Consulting Group has named Hubio 2nd in its North American UBI Telematics Service Providers ranking in the dongle category and 3rd in Worldwide OBD dongle UBI Supplier.

The UBI Supplier Rankings were calculated using data and insight from the UBI Global Study, launched ­earlier this year. The industry reference document comes with a Global Supplier and Markets Handbook, profiling the strengths and weaknesses of 38 telematics service providers, 14 technology providers and 16 mobile UBI service providers.

The rankings were built using a large variety of market-specific criteria across each distinct supplier category. The list of criteria is detailed in the ranking presentation, available to download below.

http://www.ptolemus.com/ubi-study/ubi-supplier-rankings-2016/

The Hubio telematics platform has been developed such that it is capable of capturing and processing data points from any connected measuring device including OBD dongles, fixed black boxes and smartphone applications. This enables Hubio to provide flexible telematics solutions with advanced driver behaviour analytics to insurance companies so that they can configure the most appropriate UBI solution for their target market.

It is this same robust and scalable core technology that Hubio has further developed into the Hubio Fleet solution, due to be released in Q3 2016. This platform uses OBD dongles and fixed black boxes to provide commercial vehicle fleet operators real-time location data across their fleet. Hubio is also extending the same driver behaviour analysis that has been successful in UBI to the Fleet solution, enabling fleet operators to measure and coach their drivers to effectively reduce risks and improve driving performance.

Hubio’s UBI solutions create further opportunities for an insurer to effectively compete in an increasingly challenging market. Insurers wishing to run the solution as a pilot project can gain immediate telematics experience supported by our customer service team.

The solution is available to auto insurers, rental car companies, leasing companies, telematics service providers, telecommunication providers and telematics hardware providers.

For more information about Hubio, please visit hubio.com.

About PTOLEMUS

PTOLEMUS is the first strategy consulting firm entirely focused on connected vehicle services and the Internet of Things. It assists leading insurers, car makers and service providers in defining and executing their strategies and the end-to-end development of their telematics programmes.

AGM 2016 product and business showcase

On Thursday 30 June 2016, we held our Annual General Meeting at which all resolutions proposed were duly passed. Our product and business showcase held immediately after the AGM provided further interest and value to the attendees.

The event gave us the perfect opportunity to showcase our businesses’ greatest assets, our people and our products, and to connect with our shareholders. Employees from ptHealth/InnoCare, ingenie, BAS and Hubio presented their respective technologies in an interactive event.

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Heather Shantora, ptHealth and InnoCare CEO, engaged enthusiastically with shareholders and discussed the opportunities to simplify and digitise clinic administration through the InnoCare software and the continual improvements the clinic business is making.

Representing ingenie was Mark Sterritt who showcased the platform that underpins ingenie’s telematics offering. Since launch in 2011, the brand has grown a policyholder base of approx. 40,000 young drivers, collected 600 million miles of driving data, amassed deep expertise and built models with 200 algorithms to deliver a successful usage-based insurance program. Our recently launched B2B proposition has already won a five-year contract with ANWB, the Royal Dutch Touring Club, as its first customer.

From Hubio, Andrew Betteley, Neil Thomson and Louise Robertson were present to demonstrate a beta version of the fleet dashboard, the connected car platform and discuss our Enterprise Insurance Suite activities. Following on from the TU Auto and TINtech conferences and increased marketing activities, Hubio is increasing its profile in the industry and becoming a more established brand having initiated extensive discussions with potential customers.

Andy Blake from BAS described our energy brokerage business which provides added value energy procurement and consultancy services and he also showcased the OpenView platform.  OpenView allows UK companies to run multiple energy tenders by inviting suppliers to tender for their gas and power within an agreed live “auction” window.

The level of interaction and interest generated around our businesses was very encouraging. At the core of our businesses are people and products and we are pleased to have been able to share the development of both with our shareholders.

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Feature in The Insurance Post June 2016 – “The Enabler”

Indro Post Cover June 16Indro Mukerjee, Watchstone Group plc CEO, is on the cover of this month’s Insurance Post Magazine. His interview with editor Jonathan Swift is featured in the magazine and online.

Read the interview on Post Online here.

TINtech conference 2016 – “Insurance an industry ripe for change”

Indro Mukerjee, Watchstone Group plc CEO, chaired the 2016 TINtech conference. With some 300 senior insurance executives gathered to hear about how technology is driving strategic change in the industry and enabling business processes, it was an opportunity for the Hubio team to engage face-to-face with key stakeholders and influencers from the industry.

Read our CEO’s summary here.