Renew is probably the most overpowered tool you could use to automate ISO requests, but we didn't let that stop us!
At hx we manage weird and wonderful datasets on behalf of our customers every day. Some of the data is highly sensitive (like historic loss data), some of it less so (like weather trends at the Baikonur Cosmodrome). Regardless of the sensitivity we take our responsibility to our customers incredibly seriously so we adhere to (and are regularly audited against) the ISO27001 standard for information security.
One upshot of ISO27001 is that have to maintain an audit trail of changes that we make to customer systems: what, why, who, when, and how. Our MVP process (a manually-completed Word template) has served us well until now (one of our rules is “it’ll do until it doesn’t”) but as our release frequency has increased the admin is starting to annoy us a little.
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At hx we try to carve out time for side-projects or ‘extracurriculars’ where we can hack, experiment and play. Adomas (one of our brilliant engineers) decided to see if he could crack the paperwork nut with the biggest hammer he could find: our modelling platform Renew! With a few hours effort (and maybe a stroopwafel or two) he developed a model which generated a fully-populated ISO27001 change request form at the touch of a button — result!
“As we move towards our ‘north star’ of continuous deployment we know we’re going to have to automate more and more of our manual processes”
This will help keep the team (and Captain ISO) happy for now, but as we move towards our ‘north star’ of continuous deployment we know we’re going to have to automate more and more of our manual processes.
…Is it weird that we’re really looking forward to doing that? No? We didn’t think so — and if you don’t either you might enjoy working with us.
Hackathon, Renew Use Cases, Insurtech, Technology3 Mins
The first hackathon of 2021 saw us burn an arduino sensor, reverse engineer algorithms, automate breakout rooms and even weigh the benefits of unicorn animations for kanban boards. It was busy. Because we had so much fun, we wanted to share a roundup of the best bits of our first hackathon of the year.
Renew Connect, Renew Labs, Renew Use Cases2 Mins
Because our platform is built using open-source languages, the possibilities as to what you can do with it are endless. However, in insurance pricing there are some common things that our users want to build. Which is why we’ve put together Renew Labs. Housed on our platform, it’s filled with easy-to-follow guides for our customers so they can benefit from our experience in delivering models. The instructions enable anyone to make truly bespoke pricing models, without needing to reinvent the wheel each time. This forms part of our commitment to comprehensive training and ongoing support.
Renew Connect, Data Partners, Partners, Renew Use Cases2 Mins
hx is on a mission to build a best-of-breed tech ecosystem for the insurance market. Renew Connect offers seamless integrations for data insights, workflow management or pricing. This month we’re highlighting Addresscloud, whose detailed property data can be used to assess flood, fire or a whole host of other property related risk. This information is available directly in the Renew platform, reducing the tedious administrative work and errors which can be made by switching between platforms.