Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. today announced the challenges to be solved in its second annual Reverse Pitch MKE competition.

Entrepreneurs ask questions of Northwestern Mutual at the Reverse Pitch kickoff event in 2017.

The 2018 challenges are:

  • Securing payments: An automated way to conduct secure high-volume, high-dollar, business-to-business financial transactions.
  • Evaluating inclusion: A solution for comprehensively measuring the effect of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace.
  • Streamlining medical record review: How to reduce human review of PDF medical records in insurance underwriting and claims analysis.

“Those are the challenges that we think have enough breadth and depth,” said Karl Gouverneur, vice president of digital workplace, corporate solutions and head of digital innovation at Northwestern Mutual. “We need to make sure these challenges actually can be the seed of a future company, not just solve a problem for us.” Read the full story here.