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A Speaker Line-Up of Visionaries and Senior Leaders, Including:

Tony Boobier

Conference Chair

Tony Boobier

International Author, Commentator and Mentor

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Francesca Smith

Conference Chair

Francesca Smith

CEO and Managing Partner, Cambridge Consulting Associates

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Peter Stockhammer

Peter Stockhammer

Managing Director, Generali Vitality

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Head of back office, Head of product design, Head of sales & marketing, Head of insurance technique, Member of management and supervisory board

  • leadership personality with a broad experience in marketing, operations and strategy
  • sustainable success in expanding distribution and markets, optimize back offices, transformation due to mergers and cost reduction and turnaround activities
  • successful in personnel development, enhancing engagement of the staff

Head of back office, Head of product design, Head of sales & marketing, Head of insurance technique, Member of management and supervisory board

  • leadership personality with a broad experience in marketing, operations and strategy
  • sustainable success in expanding distribution and markets, optimize back offices, transformation due to mergers and cost reduction and turnaround activities
  • successful in personnel development, enhancing engagement of the staff
Michael Dritsas

Michael Dritsas

Head of Global Proposition Development and Services, Global Life and Health, Allianz

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Beth Cooper

Beth Cooper

Strategy and Innovation Delivery, QBE

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Kuldeep Kaushik

Kuldeep Kaushik

COO, Axa

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Philippe Vayssac

Philippe Vayssac

Chief Innovation Officer, Groupama

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Marc Lehmann

Marc Lehmann

Global Head of Client Service Development, Client Risk Solutions, AIG

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At AIG Marc is part of the Client Risk Solutions leadership team and Head of Client Service Development, responsible for promoting existing products & offerings and developing new technical risk services and data technology solutions for AIG’s clients and prospects.

Marc Lehmann joined AIG from insurance broker Willis Towers Watson where he was a Partner and founding member of a risk consulting practice providing a multitude of services including Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Finance Optimization, Actuarial Services, Cat Modelling, Terrorism Risk Consulting, Engineering, Supply Chain Modelling and Data Analytics.

Prior to Willis Marc worked as Principal Engineer and Business Development Director at ABS Consulting (formerly EQE) managing the delivery of catastrophe risk advisory services to global clients across various industry sectors and also responsible for developing and promoting the CAT modelling software products (EQECAT) for the re/insurance markets.

Marc is a structural/civil engineer by training with degrees from Imperial College, London and the ETH, Zurich.

At AIG Marc is part of the Client Risk Solutions leadership team and Head of Client Service Development, responsible for promoting existing products & offerings and developing new technical risk services and data technology solutions for AIG’s clients and prospects.

Marc Lehmann joined AIG from insurance broker Willis Towers Watson where he was a Partner and founding member of a risk consulting practice providing a multitude of services including Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Finance Optimization, Actuarial Services, Cat Modelling, Terrorism Risk Consulting, Engineering, Supply Chain Modelling and Data Analytics.

Prior to Willis Marc worked as Principal Engineer and Business Development Director at ABS Consulting (formerly EQE) managing the delivery of catastrophe risk advisory services to global clients across various industry sectors and also responsible for developing and promoting the CAT modelling software products (EQECAT) for the re/insurance markets.

Marc is a structural/civil engineer by training with degrees from Imperial College, London and the ETH, Zurich.

Rhys Dudding

Rhys Dudding

Global Life Chief Claims Officer, Europe, Zurich

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Ângelo Guerra Vilela

Ângelo Guerra Vilela

Senior Director, Country Head of Digital, Ageas

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Evangelos Avramakis

Evangelos Avramakis

Digital Catalyst Lead, Swiss Re

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João Pedro Machado

João Pedro Machado

Director of Business Transformation, Fidelidade

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Sophie Dingreville

Sophie Dingreville

Investment Director, Munich Re

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Caj Sjöman

Caj Sjöman

Global Head of Bank Partnerships, Ferratum Group

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Caj Sjöman, Global Head of Bank Partnerships at Ferratum Group, is an experienced and highly-specialized service developer. At Ferratum, he is responsible for the development of the Group’s Bank Partnership concept where Ferratum will expand Ferratum Operating System globally to offer financial services via digital distribution channels.

Mr. Sjöman is a senior executive with 20+ years of experience in ICT and Business Process Outsourcing sectors with in-depth knowledge of customer services, quality, operations, planning, sales and finance. Mr. Sjöman is experienced international leader, with P&L and management experience from teams of 10 to 400+ people, including, in several cases, staff spread across several locations & countries.

Caj Sjöman, Global Head of Bank Partnerships at Ferratum Group, is an experienced and highly-specialized service developer. At Ferratum, he is responsible for the development of the Group’s Bank Partnership concept where Ferratum will expand Ferratum Operating System globally to offer financial services via digital distribution channels.

Mr. Sjöman is a senior executive with 20+ years of experience in ICT and Business Process Outsourcing sectors with in-depth knowledge of customer services, quality, operations, planning, sales and finance. Mr. Sjöman is experienced international leader, with P&L and management experience from teams of 10 to 400+ people, including, in several cases, staff spread across several locations & countries.

Nick Wildgoose

Nick Wildgoose

Global Supply Chain Product Leader, Zurich

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Nick is a qualified accountant and supply chain professional and has held a variety of senior global financial, supply chain and commercial positions in a number of industry sectors, working for companies such as PWC, BOC Group, The Virgin Group, and currently Zurich Insurance Group.

He has spoken and written on a number of topics related to business intelligence and value chain management. He served on the Board of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply which if the biggest professional body in the world with around 110,000 members. He has also served as a specialist advisor to the World Economic Forum on the topic of systemic supply chain risk and as Chairman of the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council a select group of multinational companies looking to improve supply chain risk and still serves on the Board.

He has served as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils: Global Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risks 2012-2014 and Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience 2014-2016 where he has contributed to many books and publications including the Global Risk Report.

He is currently leading the rollout of innovative and award winning supply chain risk products for Zurich Insurance Group, which has given him the opportunity to interact with a large number of global companies and understand how they are addressing the real issues they are facing in terms of the globalisation of their value chains and how they improve their effectiveness and efficiency.

Nick is a qualified accountant and supply chain professional and has held a variety of senior global financial, supply chain and commercial positions in a number of industry sectors, working for companies such as PWC, BOC Group, The Virgin Group, and currently Zurich Insurance Group.

He has spoken and written on a number of topics related to business intelligence and value chain management. He served on the Board of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply which if the biggest professional body in the world with around 110,000 members. He has also served as a specialist advisor to the World Economic Forum on the topic of systemic supply chain risk and as Chairman of the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council a select group of multinational companies looking to improve supply chain risk and still serves on the Board.

He has served as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils: Global Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risks 2012-2014 and Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience 2014-2016 where he has contributed to many books and publications including the Global Risk Report.

He is currently leading the rollout of innovative and award winning supply chain risk products for Zurich Insurance Group, which has given him the opportunity to interact with a large number of global companies and understand how they are addressing the real issues they are facing in terms of the globalisation of their value chains and how they improve their effectiveness and efficiency.

Stefaan de Kezel

Stefaan de Kezel

Programme Director Innovation and Smart Synergies, Ageas

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Jaco Oosthuizen

Jaco Oosthuizen

Co-Founder and Chief Wellbeing Officer, Yu Life

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Jaakko Olkkonen

Jaakko Olkkonen

CEO and Founder, Wellmo

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Javier Recuenco

Javier Recuenco

CMO, Drive & Win

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Jean Pierre	Krause

Jean Pierre Krause

Global Head of Risk Engineering, Zurich

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Parul Kaul-Green

Parul Kaul-Green

Head of UK Strategy, M&A and Innovation, AXA

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Marco Toja

Marco Toja

CEO, SeeYourBox

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Kirsten Gronborg

Kirsten Gronborg

Innovation Consultant, Alm Brand

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José Líbano Monteiro

José Líbano Monteiro

Senior Director, Country Head of Strategy, Ageas

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Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, joined Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture) developing a career in Management Consulting for Financial Services with a wide base of projects delivered like Core Systems implementation, Management Information System Definition, Design and Implementation, Strategical Operational Model, Interbanking Clearing from design to implementation, joint venture (bank and telecom) to manage Direct Channels, and more.

Joined Millenniumbcp, the major private held Bank in Portugal to lead reengineering projects. Later on was appointed as Head of Quality and Process Management. After implementing “Business Process Management” assumed the responsibility of Bancassurance area leading the implementation a new governance model that in conjunction with the development of new products / processes (Auto and Home included) allow to almost double stand-alone sales at bank branches in a 3 year period.

Joined Ocidental Vida (AGEAS & MillenniumBCP Group) to lead the consolidation program of the Life Companies as AGEAS acquired AXA Portugal being invited, after one year, to be Head of Strategy, New Business and Innovation at Ageas Portugal.

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, joined Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture) developing a career in Management Consulting for Financial Services with a wide base of projects delivered like Core Systems implementation, Management Information System Definition, Design and Implementation, Strategical Operational Model, Interbanking Clearing from design to implementation, joint venture (bank and telecom) to manage Direct Channels, and more.

Joined Millenniumbcp, the major private held Bank in Portugal to lead reengineering projects. Later on was appointed as Head of Quality and Process Management. After implementing “Business Process Management” assumed the responsibility of Bancassurance area leading the implementation a new governance model that in conjunction with the development of new products / processes (Auto and Home included) allow to almost double stand-alone sales at bank branches in a 3 year period.

Joined Ocidental Vida (AGEAS & MillenniumBCP Group) to lead the consolidation program of the Life Companies as AGEAS acquired AXA Portugal being invited, after one year, to be Head of Strategy, New Business and Innovation at Ageas Portugal.

Cecilia	Sevilano

Cecilia Sevilano

Head of Smart Home Solutions, Swiss Re

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Jenny Trueman

Jenny Trueman

Head of Connected Homes and Product Innovation, Direct Line

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Niall Concannon

Niall Concannon

Business Development Director, Zurich Life Assurance

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Charlotte Halkett

Charlotte Halkett

MD, buzzvault

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Jose Fiorentino

Jose Fiorentino

Head of Product and Channel, Domestic and General

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Lukas Ammann

Lukas Ammann

Director, dacadoo

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Pauline Issard

Pauline Issard

Co-Founder & CEO, Trackener

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Julio Pernía Aznar

Julio Pernía Aznar

CEO and Co-Founder, bdeo

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Stephan Muecke

Stephan Muecke

Private Equity Investor, Swiss Re

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Matteo Carbone

Matteo Carbone

Founder and Director, Connected Insurance Observatory

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Matthias Søren Wegmüller

Matthias Søren Wegmüller

Senior Innovation Enabler, Die Mobiliar

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Darko Matovski

Darko Matovski

CEO, Causalens

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Alessandra Girardo

Alessandra Girardo

CEO, Kubris, Kirey Group

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Avner Freiberger

Avner Freiberger

Analytics, IoT/Telematics, Verisk

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Gemma Watson

Gemma Watson

Lead for AR / VR / MR, Drones & IoT, XL Catlin

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Lavanya Kaul

Lavanya Kaul

Senior Solution Director, Larsen & Toubro Infotech

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Cindy Maike

Cindy Maike

VP Industry Solutions & GM – Insurance and Healthcare, Hortonworks

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Satadru Sengupta

Satadru Sengupta

General Manager – Insurance, DataRobot

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Tomas Franceschin

Tomas Franceschin

Business Development Manager, See Your Box

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Nic Sheen

Nic Sheen

Strategic Development Director, Communisis

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After successfully completing a degree in Astrophysics and a PhD in Neural Networks, Nic spent 10 years in the software industry as a developer and Technical Director.

During his time at Communisis, Nic has led the implementation of business solutions in many strategic contracts, including Barclays Bank and Centrica across all areas of Marketing, supply chain management and document composition.

Nic has experience across all areas of online and offline direct marketing and a detailed knowledge of the end to end marketing process.

Using this process knowledge Nic has led several implementations of Aprimo’s industry leading Market Resource Management (MRM) suite to deliver operational time and cost efficiencies as well as relevant and timely MI to allow the business decisions made by our clients to be based on accurate and up to date information

After successfully completing a degree in Astrophysics and a PhD in Neural Networks, Nic spent 10 years in the software industry as a developer and Technical Director.

During his time at Communisis, Nic has led the implementation of business solutions in many strategic contracts, including Barclays Bank and Centrica across all areas of Marketing, supply chain management and document composition.

Nic has experience across all areas of online and offline direct marketing and a detailed knowledge of the end to end marketing process.

Using this process knowledge Nic has led several implementations of Aprimo’s industry leading Market Resource Management (MRM) suite to deliver operational time and cost efficiencies as well as relevant and timely MI to allow the business decisions made by our clients to be based on accurate and up to date information

Lavanya Kaul

Lavanya Kaul

Senior Solution Director, Larsen & Toubro Infotech

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Graham Rowe

Graham Rowe

CEO, Guidepost

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Nick Walker

Nick Walker

CEO, Nick Walker Consulting

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35 years international business leadership experience in growing and developing fast-paced, complex technology businesses of all sizes.

Sectors include telematics, telecom, insurance, leasing, digital, manufacturing and dot.com. An entrepreneur at heart, experience includes a tech software start-up in California.

CEO, MD, Chair and Board role experience.

35 years international business leadership experience in growing and developing fast-paced, complex technology businesses of all sizes.

Sectors include telematics, telecom, insurance, leasing, digital, manufacturing and dot.com. An entrepreneur at heart, experience includes a tech software start-up in California.

CEO, MD, Chair and Board role experience.

Kevin Meagher

Kevin Meagher

Chief Commercial Officer, Intamac Systems

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Kevin Meagher is the CCO for Intamac Systems, a company he founded in 2001. Intamac’s IoT Platform powers innovative products and services from leading vendors and service providers globally.  From single point devices to broad product eco-systems, Intamac’s end-to-end software stack supports the rapid integration of devices and enables partners to deploy highly differentiated and compelling service solutions.

Meagher is the former VP and General Manager of Lowe’s Smart Home platform, Iris. He led Lowe’s IoT initiative, including the development of deployment of connected products and services throughout all stores.

Meagher has been recognized as a global pioneer and thought leader in the smart home and IoT. He has lectured on business management and published papers at national and international conferences. Additionally, he is the recipient of numerous awards including Ruban d’Honneur as European Entrepreneur of the Year, and Intamac won the European Best Business Innovation Award. He has 3 patents. He has also served as a Group Captain in the Royal Air Force.

Meagher is a Chartered Engineer in Aeronautics and holds an MBA from the Open University.

Kevin Meagher is the CCO for Intamac Systems, a company he founded in 2001. Intamac’s IoT Platform powers innovative products and services from leading vendors and service providers globally.  From single point devices to broad product eco-systems, Intamac’s end-to-end software stack supports the rapid integration of devices and enables partners to deploy highly differentiated and compelling service solutions.

Meagher is the former VP and General Manager of Lowe’s Smart Home platform, Iris. He led Lowe’s IoT initiative, including the development of deployment of connected products and services throughout all stores.

Meagher has been recognized as a global pioneer and thought leader in the smart home and IoT. He has lectured on business management and published papers at national and international conferences. Additionally, he is the recipient of numerous awards including Ruban d’Honneur as European Entrepreneur of the Year, and Intamac won the European Best Business Innovation Award. He has 3 patents. He has also served as a Group Captain in the Royal Air Force.

Meagher is a Chartered Engineer in Aeronautics and holds an MBA from the Open University.

Marcus Scheiber

Marcus Scheiber

CEO, ROC-Connect

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Marcus Scheiber is Co-Founder and CEO of ROC-Connect, a leading IOT company providing Smart Home as a Service. ROC-Connect delivers full-end-to-end connected brands in the Smart Home space for channels as Retailers, Insurances & Financial Industries, as well as for Service Providers. Before starting ROC-Connect in 2012, Marcus founded the ms.GIS group of companies (Austria nd US), a leading geospatial technology provider. Marcus held various positions as Co-CEO, board member, and investor. Earlier in his career, Marcus was working as a technical consultant with Prime-Computervision, and in C.S. research at the AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology). Marcus holds a Masters of Science in Management (Sloan Fellow) of Stanford University, and a Master’s Degree of the University of Economics and Business Administration of Vienna, Austria.

Marcus Scheiber is Co-Founder and CEO of ROC-Connect, a leading IOT company providing Smart Home as a Service. ROC-Connect delivers full-end-to-end connected brands in the Smart Home space for channels as Retailers, Insurances & Financial Industries, as well as for Service Providers. Before starting ROC-Connect in 2012, Marcus founded the ms.GIS group of companies (Austria nd US), a leading geospatial technology provider. Marcus held various positions as Co-CEO, board member, and investor. Earlier in his career, Marcus was working as a technical consultant with Prime-Computervision, and in C.S. research at the AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology). Marcus holds a Masters of Science in Management (Sloan Fellow) of Stanford University, and a Master’s Degree of the University of Economics and Business Administration of Vienna, Austria.

Doug Plenty

Doug Plenty

Director | Insurance, EY

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Doug is a Director in the EY Insurance Advisory business. He has over 12 years of experience in advising Insurers and Brokers on Strategy and Operations and leads EY’s digital and business transformation capability in the Specialty (Re)insurance market. He is currently leading market engagement for Insurwave, the world’s first blockchain powered platform for the specialty insurance market.

Doug is a Director in the EY Insurance Advisory business. He has over 12 years of experience in advising Insurers and Brokers on Strategy and Operations and leads EY’s digital and business transformation capability in the Specialty (Re)insurance market. He is currently leading market engagement for Insurwave, the world’s first blockchain powered platform for the specialty insurance market.

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Joachim Klink

Joachim Klink

Head of IoT Vertical Fleet, Transport and Logistics, T-Systems International GmbH

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Joachim Klink, Head of Fleet, Transport & Logistics, Digital Division, T-Systems International.

In this role, Joachim takes care of business development & industry-specific innovation for connected vehicles, fleet management and other mobility-related topics. His main goal is to leverage Digitalization in order to drive tangible business outcome for enterprises and improve user experience for their customers. He joined T-Systems in 2016 after an 8 year tenure as a director at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise in various roles for the automotive industry. He started his professional career 1994 at Fraunhofer Society, followed by 7 years at T-Systems until 2008, when he was responsible for the first connected car project at Deutsche Telekom. Joachim holds a degree as mechanical engineer and lives in Stuttgart.

Joachim Klink, Head of Fleet, Transport & Logistics, Digital Division, T-Systems International.

In this role, Joachim takes care of business development & industry-specific innovation for connected vehicles, fleet management and other mobility-related topics. His main goal is to leverage Digitalization in order to drive tangible business outcome for enterprises and improve user experience for their customers. He joined T-Systems in 2016 after an 8 year tenure as a director at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise in various roles for the automotive industry. He started his professional career 1994 at Fraunhofer Society, followed by 7 years at T-Systems until 2008, when he was responsible for the first connected car project at Deutsche Telekom. Joachim holds a degree as mechanical engineer and lives in Stuttgart.

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