Tag: data

GEICO has it all, including Big Data

By on August 19, 2015 at 2:12 PM

I had the opportunity to speak with Chris White, one of GEICO’s lead data scientists. Chris started with GEICO in an actuarial position after he earned his master’s degree in astronomy and undergraduate in physics. After 13 years in the actuarial field, he switched to the information technology field, where he has worked for two […]

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Memory of the Month: Miles of files

By on June 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM

During my career, now in its fourth decade, I’ve seen a lot of things change here at GEICO. But there have also been some constants; for example, we’ve always been a data-intensive company. When I started here in 1984, our IT operations were more or less in their infancy. We were converting paper policy records […]

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Memory of the Month: Racks of records

By on March 25, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills. This mid-1970s photo shows how GEICO stored policy records and other company information as it moved into the computer age. These IBM 3420 tape drives held about 120 megabytes of data. But converting from paper files to this […]

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