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The Virtual Episodes

 

Streaming live across October & November

Episode 1 | 12 October
Episode 2 | 13 October
Episode 3 | 20 October
Episode 4 | 3 November
Episode 5 | 10 November

 

Broadcasting throughout October and November, our 5 virtual episodes will see leading experts take to the screen and shed light on the most exciting topics in insurance innovation.

Whether it’s all about digital acceleration, emerging data ecosystems, underwriting new risks, commercial lines transformation or the future of insurtech, tune in for some food for thought and make sure you’re on the right track for the year ahead.

THE VIRTUAL EPISODES

Episode 1: The next frontier: becoming a truly digital insurer
Digital acceleration is the hottest topic of 2021. Following a catalytic year of digital change and transformation, the question is ‘where next’? We’ve created an ‘Ask the Experts’ session dedicated to getting you answers, case studies and tips for success.

Episode 2: Triumphing in a data driven world
Data is the key that will unlock the next level of customer-centric innovation. Implementing and scaling AI, leveraging new data sources, transforming data into actionable insight, tune in to learn how to become a data-driven insurer.

Episode 3: Underwriting new risks – from robots to natural disasters
Underwriting is entering a new phase of possibility. In this episode we dig deep into new and emerging risks, supercharging human expertise with AI, and the power of automation.

Episode 4: Commercial lines – on the brink of a revolution
Commercial lines insurance is poised for a seismic digital shake-up. Join our experts as they discuss strategies for handling the challenges and opportunities, and learn how you can take your commercial lines proposition to the next level.

Episode 5: Next-generation insurtech innovation
The insurtech landscape has never been more far-reaching and innovative than it is now! Explore the key trends – from commercial lines, to parametric, to peer-to-peer – and understand how these innovators are changing the game.

Our Virtual Episodes Speakers

Kushal Pasari

Director, Data Analytics & Digital Lead, Chubb

Sudaman TM, Allianz

Sudaman TM

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Benelux, Allianz Benelux

Beat Stalder - Helvetia

Beat Stalder

Group Chief Underwriting Officer, Helvetia

Elena Rasa

Chief Underwriting Officer, Italy, Zurich

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David Williams

Managing Director, Underwriting & Technical Services, AXA

Paolo Cuomo

Director of Operations, Brit Insurance

Thierry Daucourt

Head of P&C Commercial Lines, AXA

Andrey Vorobyev

Head of Commercial Lines Underwriting UK & Ireland, Euler Hermes

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Episode 1 | The next frontier: becoming a truly digital insurer
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12 Oct

Episode 2: Triumphing in a data-driven world
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13 Oct

Episode 3: Underwriting new risks: from robots to natural disasters
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 20 Oct

Episode 4: Commercial lines: on the brink of a revolution
Wednesday, 3 November 2021 3 Nov

Episode 5: Next-generation insurtech innovation
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 10 Nov

The next frontier: becoming a truly digital insurer

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Keynote

Radical innovators & digital pioneers


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Fireside chat

Becoming a digital-first insurer: what does this really mean?

  • Defining a digital-first insurer: what are the key criteria?
  • What are the prerequisites for success in digital transformation?
  • Understanding the role of analytics: why is analytical excellence essential, and how can it best be delivered?
  • Collaborating to innovative: how can this be successfully achieved both internally and with ecosystem partners?
  • Scaling digital technologies across the business: what determines the most effective roadmap?

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Question time with the experts

Secrets to success: how to triumph in a digital era

Our panel of experts will take questions from the industry around technology, transformation and embracing the digital era. Offering practical solutions, real-life insights and case study examples – this is the place to learn, share and garner practical steps for transformative change. Leave with a picture of how to promote digital innovation across the value chain and what the successful digital insurer will look like in 2030.

 


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Triumphing in a data-driven world

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From the studio

Your host, Juliette Foster, will moderate the discussions and debrief with insurance pundits


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Keynote

Unlocking innovation through data: the practical steps


Sudaman TM, Allianz
Sudaman TM

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Benelux
Allianz Benelux

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Fireside chat

Supercharging analytics

  • From underwriting to claims to CX: where have advanced analytics had the most transformational impact to date?
  • Merging public and private data: using new external data to enrich insight
  • Unlocking actionable insights from new data: where do the opportunities lie?
  • Leveraging AI to achieve real-time analytics at scale
  • A virtuous circle of increasing accuracy: the potential of machine learning
  • Empowering non-data scientists with analytics: what are the keys to success?
  • GDPR and regulatory concerns: how are external pressures affecting developments in analytics?

Kushal Pasari

Director, Data Analytics & Digital Lead
Chubb

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Panel discussion

Data-driven insurer: exploring the keys to success

  • What does an effective data management strategy look like? And what are the current obstacles to achieving this?
  • Treating data as an asset: what does it mean to truly curate and commercially drive value from data?
  • Bridging the gap between old and new: how can intelligent automation be used to fully leverage internal data ecosystems?
  • From IoT to social media: how can insurers overcome the challenges of integrating new, unstructured data?
  • Implementing AI and advanced analytics on an industrial scale: how can insurers transform emerging data into predictive and actionable insights?
  • Accessing the benefits of cloud: should security still be a concern?
  • Looking ahead: what are the keys to becoming a successful data-driven firm?

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Underwriting new risks: from robots to natural disasters

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Keynote

The future of insurance underwriting


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Fireside chat

Robots, terrorism, cyber, climate change: what is required to underwrite emerging new risks?

  • Taking on new and more complex tasks: how can new technology help?
  • Robot insurance: how can liability be priced in a newly evolving space?
  • Underwriting new risks without a wealth of historical data: how can AI help?
  • How are developments from IoT to AI and smart contracts enabling new insurance models?
  • Business interruption, cyber, closing the protection gap: where is the parametric model set to move next?
  • What’s preventing parametric from becoming a mainstream proposition? When will it be widely used?

Beat Stalder - Helvetia
Beat Stalder

Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Helvetia

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Panel discussion

The bionic underwriter: capitalising on new tech and models

  • Data-driven underwriting: how can far the personalisation of pricing go?
  • What technology changes are required for underwriters to leverage new and alternative data sources?
  • How is automation and machine learning supercharging existing human expertise?
  • From spotting new patterns to underwriting at speed: where are biggest efficiencies from automation?
  • Re-evaluating the risk portfolio: how can AI help?
  • The shift from risk mitigation to risk prevention: what does this mean for the role of underwriters?
  • The role of the human underwriter: how is this set to evolve?

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David Williams

Managing Director, Underwriting & Technical Services
AXA

Elena Rasa

Chief Underwriting Officer, Italy
Zurich

Paolo Cuomo

Director of Operations
Brit Insurance

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Commercial lines: on the brink of a revolution

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From the studio

Your host, Juliette Foster, will moderate the discussions and debrief with insurance pundits


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Keynote

Reflections on the 2020s: key lessons learned for the coming decade

From product design to policy wording and improved communication – what should commercial lines insurers do to re-build trust and surf the waves of the digital revolution?


Thierry Daucourt

Head of P&C Commercial Lines
AXA

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Fireside chat

Underwriting new risks in commercial lines

  • Post COVID-19, how are traditional risks set to change?
  • The growing threat of cyber risk: how can insurers help corporates prepare?
  • Assessing emerging risks: from climate change to autonomous vehicles
  • Automating underwriting: what are the challenges with more complex risks?
  • How are new tech, IoT and telematics transforming underwriting capabilities?
  • Capitalising on parametric and smart contracts in the commercial space
  • Where will the challenges for commercial lines underwriters move next?

Andrey Vorobyev

Head of Commercial Lines Underwriting UK & Ireland
Euler Hermes

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Panel discussion

A new era for commercial lines: grasping the opportunities of digitalisation, disruption and innovation

  • Which areas of commercial lines are most in need of a digital overhaul?
  • From legacy architecture to outdated systems: what’s holding back innovation?
  • Grasping the potential of AI and ML: where are the biggest gains to be had?
  • How can technology be optimised to improve communications and CX?
  • Insurtechs as a catalyst for change: from disruption to new partnerships
  • Looking ahead: what’s the timeframe for widespread digitalisation?
  • Will commercial lines ever match the pace of personal lines innovation?

Renato Haechler, Swiss re
Renato Haechler

Senior Vice President - Head of Innovation Strategy & Operations
Swiss Re

Paul Zarzara, Uniqa, Insurance Innovators
Paul Zarzara

Head of Corporate & Affinity Business
UNIQA

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Next-generation insurtech innovation

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Keynote | The VC perspective

From ESG to HealthTech to commercial lines: exploring key trends


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Insurtech pitches

Insurance Innovators has invited the most exciting insurtech disruptors to take to the virtual stage to showcase their innovative products and services.

Pitch 1 | Dead Happy

Phil Ziedler, Co-Founder, Dead Happy

Pitch 2 | Collective Benefits

Senior representative, Collective Benefits

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Pitch 4 |
Pitch 5 |

Phil Zeidler

Co-founder
Dead Happy

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Pundit discussion

You heard it here first! Predictions, priorities and partnerships

Expert pundits will discuss and comment on the preceding pitches:

  • What new innovations have come to light?
  • Which insurtechs are shaking up the market?
  • Where has 2021 left the world of insurtech?
  • Where is there new capacity to disrupt, partner and collaborate?
  • Looking to the future: what does 2022 have in store for insurtech?

Sophie Dingreville
Sophie Dingreville

Investment Director
Munich Re

Matthew Jones

Managing Director
Anthemis

Hanbing Ma

Head of Innovation Scouting
ERGO Group AG

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CHECK OUT THE BIG MEET-UP

The Big Meet-up, at the QEII Centre on 18 November 2021, will bring the insurance community back together – face to face.

It will be the moment we’ve all been waiting for: hear from innovative headline speakers at the top of their game, join interactive think tanks, mingle at the cafe or the all-day bar or participate in 1-to-1 meetings.

Soak up the excitement as part of our live audience in one of three buzzing TV studios.