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Tapping into the magic of the Internet of Things


Whether used commercially for industrial inspections, aerial photography, border patrol, emergency deliveries and crop surveys or recreationally by millions, drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have the potential to become a multi-billion dollar business and deliver problem-solving technologies across numerous industries.

   

Growth in commercial drones to bring multiple benefits but also new risks, Allianz warns


The great science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clark, formulated three laws in his time. The third of these claim that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. Sadly, Clarke passed away in 2008, just as the Internet of Things was beginning to evolve. However, the visionary writer might have been referring to precisely this technology.

   

Why are insurance expansion opportunities being missed in Africa?


In spite of the African continent being one of the fastest-growing insurance environments in the world, its share in the global insurance market is surprisingly low, at around 1.5 per cent. Apparently, it is the unfamiliar and challenging issues surrounding distribution on the continent that is a stumbling block to potential investors, insurers and brokers.

   

Dressing for success


If there is one thing I have learned from being a woman in a predominantly male industry, it is to dress appropriately for all business-related functions. If any woman had a choice, I am quite sure they would rather be remembered for their intellect rather than their cleavage and thighs!

   
 

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Past Events

IIG Golfing Exclusive


The IIG’s Golf Exclusive took place at the magnificent Nicklaus Design Steyn City Golf Course on Thursday 1 September 2016 and was proudly sponsored by Zurich. There was no better way to bid welcome to the spring season than soaking in the beautiful natural surrounds at one of South Africa’s premier golfing establishments. The IIG Golf Exclusive was sold out within a day of invites going out and, with a full field of 20 four-balls, it was a great day to network and catch up with friends, clients and colleagues. IIG President, Tracy McLaughlin and fellow IIG councillors – Drew Schnehage and Amanda Thomas – were in full swing along with 9 other ladies out on the field.

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It’s a RIOT!



Justin Brice was MC at the 3rd Insights session held by the IIG at the GIBS campus on 14 September 2016. The session was attended by over 120 people and was sold out within 8 days. The main topic of the day was riot wrap cover.

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