Silvermoon's Education offerings are specifically targeted at the effective use of Information Technology in the Insurance Industry. Solidly grounded in the proven Insurance Application Architecture (IAA) and Insurance Information Warehouse (IIW) from IBM and presented by seasoned practitioners and actuaries, our education provides the springboard for the enterprise to understand these models and their application in terms of a reference architecture; to build systems, applications and information warehouses that conform to accepted best practices and are based on business and information models developed by IBM in partnership with many of the most respected insurance companies around the globe.
An architectural design can only be deployed successfully if it is well understood by the different stakeholders: business sponsors, project managers, business analysts, developers, data designers... This is where the role-based Silvermoon education curriculums come into play. Silvermoon education is structured in modules that are typically organized in curriculums depending on the target audience.
For business executives, we explain the strategic importance of a sound systems architecture, business object models, information models and discover how these tools are and can be used to achieve business objectives such as customer centricity, insurance product agility and speed to market -- amongst others.
Technology Executive Overview
We describe the main technical usage of the Insurance Application Architecture (IAA) and of the Insurance Information Warehouse (IIW). The main methodological steps required for the use of these models as reference architectures in the delivery of different types of projects are covered and an overview of the existing content and appropriate tooling is provided.
Business Analyst Education
This offering focuses on business transformation and the contribution of analysis to application transformation. It constitutes a foundation for projects using Component Business Model (CBM) analysis, where we analyze the alignment of enterprise strategy with the organization's capabilities and investments, identify redundant or overlapping business capabilities, analyze sourcing options for the different options (buy or build) and prioritize transformation options.
Systems Designer Education
We focus on model-driven application transformation, in particular integration, using Rational Software Architect (RSA) and Websphere Integration Developer (WID), and the deployment of Services-Oriented Architectures (SOA) in the design of systems for insurance administration.
Data Management Education
We focus on Data Management and in particular dimensional data warehouse development from the definition of analytical requirements to data warehouse and data marts design. The curriculum is structured in independent modules, which as a whole cover all the aspects of Silvermoon's Data Management expertise in an integrated manner.