Author Archives: Steve

Socially inclusive governance

It’s very rare I write about anything to do with geopolitics, in fact it’s currently rare that I write about anything other than risk/reinsurance over at, but a paper I read this morning has got me thinking and in … Continue reading

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Talking hurricane Sandy and catastrophe bonds on Russia Today (RT) TV

The 30th October was a memorable day. I was having one of my busiest days ever on Artemis, with traffic having jumped by a factor of 20+ because of interest in our coverage of hurricane Sandy’s impact on the U.S. … Continue reading

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Travel GDS’ need to work backwards from the user experience

Apparently Amadeus, one of the world’s largest travel GDS (global distribution system) companies is investing €200m of loans in improvements in their software and services. They make bold claims that they want to ‘revolutionise the travel industry’ which would be … Continue reading

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On complexity in online travel

On Saturday morning I woke up early thinking about complexity. I blame this on a couple of recent online travel consultancy jobs I’ve done and also on my experiences with travel companies I’ve worked for in the past who were … Continue reading

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Will Google+ be gamed by SEO’s?

I’ve yet to see anyone get particularly excited about the launch of Google+ from an SEO perspective but believe me they will… I’ve been wondering if Google+ will feed into the organic search results and how that would work. Looking … Continue reading

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From a web of links, to a web of likes, to a web of sentiment

I was drawn to a tweet by Steve Rubel, from Edelman Digital, earlier:

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Web teams need to share knowledge to be most effective

I’ve held senior roles and run projects at major brands where I’ve been responsible for a large part of a web or ecommerce strategy and as a result responsible for a lot of the staff who make that strategy come … Continue reading

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Operation Window Seat

Someone I follow tweeted a link to the design & aesthetics blog which showed their Operation Window Seat series of posts containing photos taken from the window of planes. I love photos which show features of the earth from … Continue reading

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Why you (as a brand) need a strong and effective online presence

I’m always amazed by the way some brands and even some whole industries still seem to ignore the web as a viable channel for communication, content, sales, PR or even advertising. What does it take to persuade them that they … Continue reading

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Financial markets and social media: adapt to adopt

Social media and social networks are a part of our daily lives. They’ve now been accepted as more than just entertainment. It’s taken a while but the world of business has now realised that it can no longer ignore them … Continue reading

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About Steve Evans

I’ve been working in senior digital & e-commerce roles for 16 years so I’ve got a wealth of experience to share. I specialise in online travel, e-commerce and also have a focus on reinsurance, risk and particularly insurance-linked securities / catastrophe bonds. I live and breathe the internet & risk transfer, am tech savvy, user experience focused, think out-of-the-box, offer design & research driven business consultancy and always keep business goals in mind. Read more about me

My ventures

I run a successful portal and blog devoted to the reinsurance, alternative risk transfer and catastrophe bond markets. I’ve managed Artemis for 11 years and am now the owner of this site. Visit Artemis.

I’m a partner in a start-up offshore/onshore energy risk modelling and transfer firm called CatVest Petroleum Services LLC.

Connect & contact

You can find out more about me and the various things I do over on Linkedin.
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