Esurance is up to something

Director of research and innovation at Esurance Haden Kirkpatrick took the stage at INN’s Inaugural DigIn Conference, which took place May 2-3 in Austin. The Gist: the Allstate Company claims to be betting on Big Data, Machine Learning and IoT tools to ensure it stays relevant in the future. Think: Esurance’s DriveSense mobile app offers policy discounts based on how well one drives while its Fuelcaster site can predict spikes in gas prices.