The Vietnam Actuarial Conference 2018 hosted by Prudential with the attendance of over 200 actuaries and insurance professionals discussing Big Data More insurance businesses are now planning to apply new technologies in their management systems and improve customer services, while many also plan to develop new products to meet market demand as well as diversify insurance sales channels, according to a survey released by Vietnam Report in June last year. In particular, 82.4 per cent of insurance companies said they were building a Mobile Internet development strategy and 64.7 per cent have adopted strategies based on two key factors in Industry 4.0: the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. Disruptive technology Big Data provides new insights from social networks, telematics sensors, and other new information channels. As a result, it allows understanding customer preferences better, enabling new business approaches, product development, and enhancing existing internal models, … [Read more...] about How can Big Data drive the future of insurance?
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Ta Hien Street is frequented by foreigners (Photo: thanhniennews.com) Ta Hien street in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is just two hundred meters long, but it has everything: restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops. There seems to be no sidewalk. That’s because of all the customers sitting on tiny stools around small tables in front of every house, drinking, chatting, and enjoying the boisterous street atmosphere. The ground floor of every house here is used for some kind of business, and the upper floors are the living quarters of local families. Two years ago many streets of the Old Quarter were officially declared pedestrian-only streets during certain hours, giving the area a new look and bringing big changes to the lives of local residents. Follow me into this house to find out what life is like behind the scenes. We’re at “Leu café” owned by Ms. Hoang Thi Hanh. It’s a small, cozy shop with lanterns and a small balcony dotted with pots … [Read more...] about Life in the pedestrian streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
The Hanoitimes - Whether you`ve got £100 (US$130) or £800 (US$1,031) to splash, here`s how to make the most of your cash. With £300 (US$387) the three-night trip from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay in Vietnam has been named among the best holiday destination inspirations for every budget in the world, according a list released by The Independent, a UK online newspaper. Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh province in Vietnam. “With US$387, you can take a three-night trip from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, with Ha Long Bay Tours. The trip includes a night on a luxury boat in the bay plus two nights in a hotel in Hanoi,” The Independent wrote. In addition, with US$130, you can spend a couple of days eating your bodyweight in francesinhas, a gut-busting sandwich which originated in Porto, with return flights to Portugal’s second city with TAP Air Portugal. Explore Kerala’s peaceful backwaters with two nights on a traditional houseboat, booked through Karma … [Read more...] about Ha Long Bay among world’s cheapest destinations for every budget
When Apple announced two major new healthcare features this week, it billed them both as terrific innovations that may well keep us alive. Later this year, its Watch will be able to automatically call emergency services if it detects you have suffered a fall and are no longer moving. And it will also let you know if you have heart problems and should perhaps visit your doctor as soon as possible. Other devices have offered similar functions in the past, albeit in less elegantly presented gadgets. But with an estimated 50 million Apple Watches out there already, there are concerns about the pressures it may bring to already-strained healthcare systems. The result may be even more calls to emergency services and, according to one of Britain’s leading surgeons, a new wave of technology-driven hypochondria. "Medical professionals will also need to be vigilant to the risk of misdiagnosis and overtreatment that this proliferation of personalised health information could bring,” … [Read more...] about Can health services handle the Apple Watch?
Back in Việt Nam: Mathilde Tuyết Trần travelled to the northernmost point of Lũng Cú flagpole in the north Viet Nam News Mathilde Tuyết Trần* looks back to the events of April 30, 1975 and what that date means for her. She writes exclusively for Việt Nam News. It was a Wednesday. April 30, 1975. A day I’ll never forget. For those of us living in Europe at that time we could be found either working or in college. As we were all in a different time zone, we learned about events in Sài Gòn that day hours after it had actually happened. I was at college in what was still West Germany at the time. The Aachen University. We watched the television reports and listened to the radio open mouthed. Jaws dropped as we took in the news. Sài Gòn was lost or Sài Gòn was liberated. Was the glass of water half full or half empty? My mood back then was hard to put into words. As the crow flies, the distance … [Read more...] about April 30 has become the National Day of Solidarity and Reunification