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Case Study: Predictive Intelligence for Claims Adjustment and Underwriting in Marine Insurance

By David Thompson

This paper illustrates how data fusion and machine learning-based insight generation can enhance visibility and risk assessment in maritime trade, with particular emphasis on marine insurance providers in their challenges of originating profitable customers, underwriting risk, optimizing loss reserves, and offsetting risk through reinsurance. In this case, we analyze the voyage of the Maersk Shanghai on March 3, 2018; the vessel encountered a Nor’easter storm while sailing from Norfolk, Virginia to Charleston, South Carolina.

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Case Study: Fentanyl Trafficking Risk Management

By David Thompson

Today, synthetic opioids are one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. The increasing complexity and scale of fentanyl trafficking pose significant challenges for traditional forms of targeting and investigations. To tackle this threat at its root causes, it is necessary to employ data to systematically construct the illicit networks of production and distribution, and to target those networks at their central nodes.

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Announcing Our Alliance Agreement with TTEK for Customs and Border Risk Management

By Evan Smith

We are excited to announce our alliance agreement with TTEK Inc. Together, Altana Trade and TTEK have the ability to revolutionize customs and border management for governments. TTEK is the world’s leading customs administration and risk management software provider. A rapidly growing company with a global customer base and a team comprised of more than 150 of the world’s preeminent customs modernization and risk management experts, TTEK is changing the customs and border management paradigm. TTEK software helps to facilitate...

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The Past and Future of Borders: Lines, Flows, and the Role of Technology

By Alan Bersin

Technology and globalization have brought the world to a turning point. The inadequacies of Westphalian governance, and the limitations of conventional wisdom and traditional process, have become painfully evident in the increasing inability to control transnational illicit flows and the criminal activity generating them. In technology lies a solution.

Alan Bersin is the Executive Chairman of Altana Trade, and former Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.

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