Insurance Innovators Festival

The Virtual Episodes

 

5 Episodes

Oct – Nov 2021

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Shedding light on the most exciting topics in Insurance Innovation

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.

Episode highlights

The next frontier: becoming a truly digital insurer

Following a catalytic year of digital change and transformation, the question is ‘where next’? Expert speakers bring you answers, case studies and tips for success.

Triumphing in a data driven world

Data is the key to unlocking next-level success – tune in to learn how to leverage new data sources and become a data-driven insurer.

Underwriting new risks – from robots to natural disasters

Underwriting is entering a new phase of possibility – from automation to AI and new data sources, insurers are supercharging human expertise.

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 the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Next-generation insurtech innovation

The insurtech landscape has never been more far-reaching and innovative than it is now! Learn how pioneers and innovators are changing the game.

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Shedding light on the most exciting topics in Insurance Innovation

Speakers

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Dr Nazim Cetin

Chief Executive Officer, Allianz X

Thierry Daucourt

Chief Commercial Lines Officer, AXA

Jonathan Saunders

Chief Data Officer, Direct Line

Beat Stalder - Helvetia

Beat Stalder

Group Chief Underwriting Officer, Helvetia

Renato Haechler, Swiss re

Renato Haechler

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

Mattias Trostek, ICA Försäkring | Insurance Innovators

Mattias Trostek

Chief Information Officer, ICA Försäkringar

Dr Xenia-Isabel Poppe

Director Insurtech Munich, Plug and Play

Paolo Cuomo

Director of Operations, Brit Insurance

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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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From the studio

Your host, Lindley Gooden, Founder and Cheerleader-in-Chief, Greenscreen, will moderate the discussion and debrief with insurance pundits.


Pundit

Niels Trzecieski, IBA | Insurance Innovators
Niels Trzecieski

Vice President of Sales
IBA

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Keynote

Pioneering digital change: a view from the top


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Dr Nazim Cetin

Chief Executive Officer
Allianz X

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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 innovate: how can this be successfully achieved both internally and with ecosystem partners?
  • Scaling digital technologies across the business: what determines the most effective roadmap?

Peter Stockhammer
Peter Stockhammer

Managing Director
Generali Vitality

Eileen Potter

Solution Marketing Manager, Insurance
ABBYY

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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.

 


Brad O'Connor

Head of Technology
Beazley Group

Svein Skovly
Svein Skovly

Head of Innovation
Fremtind

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Ken Cregan – Unum

Head of Innovation
Unum

Dr Eike Schmidt

Chief Technology and Product Officer
Fadata

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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


Pundit

Paul Ridge, SAS | Insurance Innovators
Paul Ridge

Head of Insurance UK & Ireland
SAS

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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

Simon Jones, Ingenie
Simon Jones

Head of Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Saga Group

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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?

Paola Scarabotto

Head of Business Intelligence and Product Engineering
Groupama

Mattias Trostek, ICA Försäkring | Insurance Innovators
Mattias Trostek

Chief Information Officer
ICA Försäkringar

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Dr Penelope Quah

Managing Principal
CAPCO

Jonathan Saunders

Chief Data Officer
Direct Line

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Underwriting new risks: from robots to natural disasters

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Keynote

The future of connected and autonomous vehicle insurance

Having established themselves as pioneers of drone insurance, this year Flock announced a new venture offering safer and smarter fleet insurance. In this keynote, Ed discusses the challenges around underwriting and insuring new mobility types – from air taxis to on-demand car hire apps – learning how to underwrite a connected world starts here.


Ed Klinger, Flock Cover
Ed Leon Klinger

Chief Executive Officer
Flock Cover

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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

Paolo Cuomo

Director of Operations
Brit Insurance

Dr Simone Bohnenberger-Rich

Senior Vice President Product
Eigen Technologies

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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


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Keynote

Being an insurer in the 21st century

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

Chief Commercial Lines Officer
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

John Warburton, Konsileo
John Warburton

Co-founder
Konsileo

Graham Gordon

Product Marketing and Strategy Director
Sapiens

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Next-generation insurtech innovation

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From the studio

Your host, Lindley Gooden, Founder and Cheerleader-in-Chief, Greenscreen, will moderate the discussion and debrief with insurance pundits.


Stephen Brittain, Insurtech Gateway
Stephen Brittain

Co-founder
Insurtech Gateway

John Spellman

Special Advisor
Insurtech Isle of Man

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Keynote | The VC perspective

From ESG to HealthTech to commercial lines: exploring key trends


Dr Xenia-Isabel Poppe

Director Insurtech Munich
Plug and Play

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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 Zeidler, Co-Founder, Dead Happy

Pitch 2 | Collective Benefits

Russell Corbould-Warren, Chief Underwriting Officer, Collective Benefits

Pitch 3 |  Yokahu

Tim McCosh, Founder, Yokahu

Pitch 4 |  Blink Parametric 

Perry McShane, Head of Financial Institutions and Brand partnerships, Blink Parametric


Phil Zeidler

Co-founder
Dead Happy

Tim McCosh – Yokahu

Founder
Yokahu

Russell Corbould-Warren, Collective Benefits | Insurance Innovators
Russell Corbould-Warren

Chief Underwriting Officer
Collective Benefits

Perry McShane, Blink Parametric | Insurance Innovators Festival speaker
Perry McShane

Head of Financial Institutions and Brand Partnerships
Blink Parametric

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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

Senior Venture Capital Investor

Matthew Jones

Managing Director
Anthemis

Hanbing Ma

Head of Innovation Scouting
ERGO Group AG

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The Big Meet-up

18 November 2021 | QEII Centre, London

Be part of the ultimate insurance reunion.
We’re bringing the insurance community back together again this Autumn, and this time it’s face-to-face.