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50 top-level speakers from the world’s biggest insurance companies

Speakers just announced for 2017 include:

Greg Barats

Greg Barats

President & CEO, The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co.

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Greg Barats is president and chief executive officer of HSB Group Inc., parent company of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company with insurance and engineering affiliates worldwide. He assumed responsibility for this position in September 2011. He serves on the Munich Re America Property and Casualty Executive Board for U.S. operations, the boards of Munich Re Weather and Commodity Risk Holding Inc. and Munich Re Trading LLC, and on the boards of various HSB affiliated corporations.  Effective November, 2016, Mr. Barats additionally assumed responsibility for Munich Re’s overall Commercial/Industrial IoT strategy, including HSB.

He was appointed executive vice president of HSB engineering services in 2008 and assumed additional responsibilities for HSB’s inspection services, engineering risk management and insurance risk analysis operations in 2009.

Mr. Barats also is chairman of HSB Solomon Associates, LLC, an energy management consulting company that offers performance improvement services for the petroleum refining, petrochemical and power generation sectors worldwide. He has held this position since 2002.

While at HSB, Mr. Barats has developed and holds seven U.S. business-method patents. He also started HSB’s strategic corporation venture fund, based in San Francisco, investing in early to late stage innovation that drives HSB’s long term vision and strategy.

During his 30 year career, Mr. Barats co-founded two companies and has held executive management positions within Munich Re, HSB and AIG. At AIG he was senior vice president and also served as chairman of SAIGTAS, a Shanghai-based subsidiary of AIG that provides engineering consulting services to companies in China.

Prior to his tenure at AIG, Mr. Barats co-founded Applied Earth Technology Inc., a physical science research firm focused on the energy sector and Applied Environmental Technology Inc., specializing in environmental assessment and remediation in the San Francisco region. He began his career as a research scientist for the United States Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California.

Mr. Barats holds a bachelor’s of science degree in geology and a master’s degree in business administration with emphasis in finance from Southern Oregon University.

,p>Mr. Barats is a member of the Board of Governors of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). He also serves on the MetroHartford Alliance Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services board, the board of the Connecticut Science Center and board of directors of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. He was the 2015 United Way Campaign Chair for Central and Northeastern Connecticut and continues in that role in 2016.

Ty Sagalow

Ty Sagalow

Founding Member & Board Director, Lemonade Insurance Company

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Mr. Sagalow is a founding member and current Chief Insurance Officer of Lemonade. Lemonade is the first licensed and regulated InsureTech insurance company in the United States. Lemonade offers homeowners and renters insurance powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics. Launched in September 2016 in New York, Lemonade Insurance Company is operating in both New York and Illinois (as of 4/12/17) with expected operations in multiple additional states in the coming weeks and months.

Ty is a 36 year senior insurance executive veteran. Most of Ty's career was spent at AIG where over a 25 year period he held various positions including Chief Underwriting Officer and General Counsel of AIG Executive Liability (D&O, E&O), Chief Operating Officer of AIG eBusiness Risk Solutions (Cyber insurance) and President of AIG Product Development. Following AIG, Mr. Sagalow was Chief Innovation Officer of Zurich North American and Chief Innovation Officer of Tower Group. Immediately prior to joining Lemonade, Ty was Founder & CEO of Innovation Insurance Group, LLC, a premier consulting firm to the insurance industry.

Mr. Sagalow is considered on the world's experts in innovation in the insurance industry having been credited with creating various insurance products including Y2k Insurance, (Entity Cover) Directors and Officers Insurance, Cyber insurance, Reputation Insurance, Collectible Authenticity Insurance and Intellectual Property Collateral Insurance. He is also the host of the series Innovations in Insurance With Ty Sagalow and What's New in Insurance, both produced by World Risk and Insurance News.

Mr. Sagalow is a frequent author and speaker. His works include @Risk: Internet and E-Commerce Insurance and Reinsurance Legal Issues and Directors & Officers Insurance Handbook.

Mr. Sagalow has appeared on CNBC, WPIX-TV, FOX, PBS and Bloomberg Radio, and he has spoken before various tech, legal and insurance forums on issues including the White House, Department of Homeland Security, and Congress. For the past two years, Mr. Sagalow has been a frequent speaker on InsureTech issues and insurance innovation.

Mr. Sagalow is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and holds a LLM (Master of Laws) from New York University Law School

Jacob Abboud

Jacob Abboud

Chief Information Officer, Allianz

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Jacob Abboud is Chief Information Officer of Allianz Insurance plc. The company is focused on the provision of property and casualty insurance to commercial and personal customers in Great Britain and is the UK insurance arm of Allianz SE, the global financial services provider and the world’s largest general insurer. Jacob is also a Board Non Executive Director (NED) at the MIB (Motor Insurers Bureau) and has recently been appointed as a NED for Premier Business Care Brokers.

Prior to this, Jacob was IT Director Savings, Insurance and Digital at Legal & General. Prior to that, Jacob worked at a technology product company, Fluency, as the Chief Technology Officer and VP of Product Development. Jacob also held roles in Retail Banking & Credit Cards as well as Investment Banking.

He is an Engineering graduate of the University of Bath where he was also awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer-Aided Engineering. He is a Chartered member of the British Computer Society and also the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Gareth Hemming

Gareth Hemming

Director of SME Commercial Lines, Aviva

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Gareth has been with Aviva 27 years, working as an underwriter in Watford and Bristol before moving into Corporate Partnership distribution where he was responsible for Avivas relationships with a number of major Financial Services organisations.

Gareth has led a number of strategic initiatives for Aviva including a Commercial Transformation programme which saw the business turnaround its Commercial Performance and Ask It Once a revolutionary approach to simplifying Insurance for Individual and Commercial Customers.

As Managing Director of SME Gareth is responsible for all aspects of Aviva SME business,, including operational responsibility for the underwriting teams across the country, all digital trading solutions including Fasttrade.

Gareth has an MBA from the Open University and lives near Manchester with his wife Jo and 3 daughters.

Cecilia Sevillano

Cecilia Sevillano

Head of Partnerships, Smart Homes, Swiss Re

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Cecilia has been forging partnerships and structuring channel distribution strategies across insurance and the financial sector for more than 10 years. In the last years, she has specialised in the impact of technology in insurance with a focus on the motor and household business. Cecilia is currently Head of Partnerships, Smart Homes at Swiss Re leading the market development globally. Prior to Swiss Re, she was Partnership Director at Aon, where she developed the Affinity business for personal lines in France through product innovation.

Cecilia holds a MA in Financial Marketing and an executive diploma on Strategic Marketing from INSEAD.

Benoit Fontaine

Benoit Fontaine

Director Strategic Projects and Group Synergy, AG Insurance

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Benoit Fontaine holds a master in Business Administration from the Free University in Brussels and additional training at Insead and Vlerick school.

He has been active in the insurance industry over the last 20 years holding various management responsibilities in development, operations and innovation in all branches : Life, Employee Benefits and Non-Life.  For Ageas he started a bancsinsurance joint venture in Italy between 2009 and 2012.  He is currently active within AG Insurance -the Belgian subsidiary of Ageas- as director responsible for the startup of new strategic initiatives.

In particular, he is responsible to develop the strategy related to connected home for Ag Insurance and Ageas.

He is 47 years old, married and father of 2 teenagers.

Mark Evans

Mark Evans

Marketing Director, Direct Line Group

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Mark started his Marketing career in Mars Inc and for 10 years worked on a number of their global brands across sectors and geographies.

Subsequently Mark worked at 118118 and then HSBC. He joined Direct Line Group in 2012 in the build up to an IPO process and in the past 4.5 years has overseen the transformation of DLG's brands and marketing approach, including the multi-award winning reinvigoration of the flagship Direct Line brand.

Mark was in the 2016 Marketing Power 100 and the 2016 Marketing Week Vision 100 and was also the Financial Services Forum marketer of the year in 2015.

David Williams

David Williams

Technical Director, AXA Insurance
Chair of the Automated Driving Insurer Group

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David has over 30 years’ experience in General Insurance, roles including Chief Commercial Underwriter at one of AXA’s largest branches, Reinsurance Manager, Casualty Insurance Manager, before moving to claims in 2003. After leading AXA’s Personal & Commercial Claims Teams, David returned to Underwriting as Managing Director, Underwriting, and now has a broader role reporting in to CEO Amanda Blanc, as part of the newly recombined AXA general insurance businesses in the UK

He was heavily involved in the government and ABI responses to the ‘Liability Crisis’ way back just after the Access to Justice Act, and continues his lobbying work as the insurance industry looks to remove unnecessary costs and delay from the current adversarial compensation process. He is an outspoken critic of Claims Farming, Credit Hire, High Legal Costs and exaggerated Whiplash Claims.

As well as operating at an Executive level within AXA Insurance, David is a Non Executive Director of AXA Assistance UK, Vice President of the CII and Chair of the CII Underwriting Faculty. He is Chair of the recently formed Autonomous Driving Insurance Group and RISCAuthority, was previously a member of the National Stakeholder Council for the Governments ‘Workplace Health Connect’ initiative during its currency, and was a Director of Thatcham, the Insurance Industry Motor Vehicle Research Institute for four years.

He is a member of various AXA Group Boards and has represented the UK on Asbestos, Health, Pollution and Fraud issues. He speaks regularly at conferences and other events in the UK and Europe on a variety of subjects including most recently, improving customer service, flooding, climate change, Big Data & Driverless cars

David has also appeared on BBC Breakfast TV, Sky, Channel 4 and BBC News, as well as Radio 4’s ‘Today’ Programme, being interviewed on topics varying from Compensation Culture to Business Crime.

David originally hails from Bristol (explaining his passion for Bristol Rovers!) but now lives in Suffolk with his wife Catherine and two young sons Evan (10) & Ryan (8)

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Craig Beattie

Craig Beattie

Senior Analyst, Insurance, Celent

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Craig Beattie is a senior analyst with Celent’s Insurance practice, and based in the firm's London office. He brings extensive experience in the use of enterprise architecture and applications architecture practices in the insurance industry, working with and within insurers. Craig has advised insurers on IT strategy, legacy modernization, insurance vendor analysis and enterprise architecture topics, principally in the EMEA region. Since joining Celent, he has been a speaker at industry events in North America and London, as well as Celent events in Europe. He has spoken on topics such as the influence of mobile on the industry, the use of social networks by insurers and how the evolving use of the Internet, data and IoT will influence insurance in the future. Recent consulting clients have engaged Craig for policy administration vendor analyses, market entry strategies, and product messaging work for insurance vendors. Prior to joining Celent, Craig was an applications architect with Royal Bank of Scotland Group's Strategy and Architecture team, working extensively with RBS Insurance.

Ben Allen

Ben Allen

CTO & Co-Founder, Insure a Thing

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Ben Allen is the CTO and Co-Founder of London-based Insure A Thing, offering a novel approach to insurance by introducing a cost-plus business model based on claims settled rather than policies sold. Ben has been building cloud-based software platforms for over 16 years across various industries including Recruitment, Data Analytics, Tax and Accountancy and FinTech. He is now focussed on harnessing emerging technology to drive a step change in insurance.

Mario Raad

Mario Raad

Chief Technology Officer, InsureMyTrans

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Mario Raad, CTO & Co-Founder of InsureMyTrans (IMT), a Software Company fully focused on supporting the Marine Cargo Insurance industry in their digitalisation journey.

Mario is a talented Entrepreneur, Innovator, Communicator and Collaborator. His enormous passion for technology has created his mission for life to explore and create technology that enables and empowers the world in a way that exceeds current imagination.

Having worked many years at various positions in different countries for Microsoft, Mario, together with two Co-founders developed the InsureMyTrans Collaboration Platform; An end-to-end solution that enables cooperation between the different stakeholders in the Marine Cargo Insurance Value Chain, enhance cross-sectoral collaboration and integration, digitalisation and data driven efficiency within the intersection of Insurance, Logistic Service Providers, Freight Marketplaces and E-commerce Operators.

Paul Etchells

Paul Etchells

Marine Innovation Programme Manager, RSA

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Paul has spent over 25 years in the insurance sector in a variety of strategic and operational roles. He is currently leading an innovation programme in RSA’s Marine operation. Part of this work is to evaluate the potential applications and benefits of emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, AI and Block Chain in underwriting, claims and reinsurance processes.

Marie Huyghues-Beaufond

Marie Huyghues-Beaufond

Head of Actuarial Sciences and Data Science, Moonshot-Internet, Société Générale Insurance

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Marie Huyghues-Beaufond, head of actuarial sciences and data science, Moonshot-internet, Société Générale Insurance. She has more than 5 years of experience in bancassurance and consulting with groups such as Société Générale and Actense, in actuarial sciences with expertise in risk assessment and pricing. She is a business author (third edition of Guide marketing de l’assurance, Editions de l’Argus de l’Assurance) and is a regular speaker and lecturer in big data and actuarial programs.

Antony Yousefian

Antony Yousefian

Managing Director, 30MHz

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Antony is the Director of 30MHz and heads up the presence in UK. 30MHz believes that with technology and data, organizations of any size can innovate to become more efficient, sustainable and profitable. Using an easy to deploy sensor product, the company empowers businesses to turn metrics captured from the physical world into actionable insights at industry-scale.

Antony began his career in asset management, quickly moving onto the challenge of internationalising China's leading investment bank, his thirst for innovation has now resulted in the transition to a fast growing tech start-up. A believer in a world where change is accelerating, Antony is passionate about businesses that are open minded and can generate sustainable growth.

Antony is now focused and working on bringing the 30MHz toolkit to the commercial insurance market.

Matteo Carbone

Matteo Carbone

Founder & Director, Connected Insurance Observatory

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James Tucker

James Tucker

Manager, Smart Technologies, Allianz

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James has worked in many fields of technology both inside and outside the insurance sector, including IoT, and cyber risks, autonomous vehicles, machine learning and AI. He is currently Manager, Smart Technologies for Allianz UK working to ensure the company is well positioned to exploit new opportunities in a world of accelerating technological change.

Kevin Meagher

Kevin Meagher

SVP Business Development, ROC Connect

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Lukas Ammann

Lukas Ammann

Sales Director Europe, dacadoo ag

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Lukas joined dacadoo in 2015 as Sales Director Europe. Following his Master Degree in Sport Technology and Administration at the EPFL in Lausanne in 2008, Lukas moved to Singapore where he worked for World Sport Group Pte Ltd (now a part of the Lagardère Group) – Asia’s leading Sport Marketing and Media Agency. From 2008 – 2013 Lukas worked in various sales, marketing & business development roles in football, golf and cricket, operating mainly in South East Asia, Australia and Uzbekistan. Following his return to Europe Lukas joined a high precision wearable technology mainly used in Formula 1 as Head of Sales Switzerland, UK and Austria.

Diogo Santos Franco

Diogo Santos Franco

Master in Management Associate Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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Gwenn Bézard

Gwenn Bézard

Partner, Aite Group

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Gwenn Bézard is a co-founder of and research director at Aite Group, where he leads the Insurance practice (encompassing P&C Insurance, Life Insurance, and Healthcare Insurance). He also oversees the firm’s Banking & Payments practice and the Research Design & Data team.​ He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is researching how technology is creating new market opportunities for insurers.

Mr. Bézard has over 15 years of experience assisting financial institutions, payments companies, and technology vendors with advisory services and strategy consulting. Prior to founding Aite Group, he was a senior analyst within Celent's banking group, where he helped build an industry-leading payments practice. Before that, Mr. Bézard was with BNP Paribas, where he headed the research team of L'Atelier, the bank's technology and Internet intelligence division. He also served as an analyst at Plénitudes, a management consulting firm that specializes in change management.

Mr. Bézard holds a Maîtrise degree in contemporary history from the University Rennes II, France, and is fluent in English and French. 

Pierluigi Fasano

Pierluigi Fasano

Head of P&C Enterprise Architecture, Swiss Re

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Pierluigi Fasano is currently working in Swiss Re with a double hat, one being Head of Enterprise Architecture for Reinsurance and the other Practice Leader for IoT Competence Cluster. He is a passionate technology leader with solid track in transitioning organizations towards higher level of performance and efficiency. Started his career when the IBM Personal Computer was "coming soon" and the startups where just called "small companies". He has grown up across important international experiences in multicultural organizations and crossing several industries like Allianz Group, Novartis and The Global Fund. Currently he devotes most of his time to develop and realize the vision of a digital Insurance that help people supporting a connected lifestyle. In this context, he lives and breathes IoT, Artificial Intelligence, hyper-cloud, micro-services and whatever else can bring Insurance into the right century. When he is not working, reading a book or cooking there is a high chance to find him around a football field screaming loud to support his two boys playing on the pitch.

Sabine VanderLinden

Sabine VanderLinden

Managing Director, Startupbootcamp InsurTech

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Sabine is the Managing Director of Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the leading early-stage and independent accelerator for insurance technology startups located in Europe. Sabine cultivates the expertise of leading insurers, investors and mentors to bring the innovation of ten start-ups to market within a three month-period. She brings extensive operational and growth strategy expertise gleaned from her corporate innovation and startup acceleration activities working with global firms and 100s of well-known financial services institutions for which she's developed unique growth strategies.

 Outside Startupbootcamp, Sabine advices and coaches a variety of businesses. Sabine is also a co-editor of the first crowdsourced InsurTECH Book, which will be published by Wiley early 2018. 

Joseph Lu

Joseph Lu

Director of Longevity Science, Legal & General

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Joseph Lu leads a multidisciplinary team of experts to research and develop innovative ways to improve the understanding of mortality and longevity risks of international populations. He works for Legal & General, one of the UKs leading annuity providers. His work covers insurance products such as annuities, life protection, lifetime mortgage and pension de-risking solutions such as Pensions Buyouts and Buy-ins as well as Longevity risk solutions.

Joseph gained a bio-medical research background from University of Leicester’s College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology before becoming an actuary. He is active in research & development with the Actuarial Profession which includes being the co-author of 2 prize-winning papers ‘Longevity in the 21st Century’ and ‘Two Dimensional Mortality Data: Patterns and Projections’ presented to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

He has been voted Life Actuary of the Year by the actuarial community through the Actuarial Post. He has been working with the Longevity Science Panel, bringing together experts from various disciplines to understand the implication of scientific development on longevity. He has been focusing on longevity and mortality risk issues since 2004

Dirk Schmachtenberg

Dirk Schmachtenberg

Head of IoT, Munich RE

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Dirk Schmachtenberg has authoriative experience in the areas of strategy, digital business models and innovation. In 15 years of management consulting within different companies, he successfully accomplished numerous business transformation projects in the financial and other industries, with a strong focus on digital strategy. Combining an IT and management background, he is widely regarded as an expert especially for challenges where strategic and technological developments go hand in hand, such as IoT.

In his former role as partner and managing director of Trevisto – a Germany based consulting company specializing in digital strategy and data driven business models – he also built and led the “solution lab” in Berlin – an agile unit acting as a “start up for hire”, enabling corporates to realize MVP´s (minimum viable products) in just 6 weeks of co creation. He joined Munich Re in June 2016 and is responsible for IoT.

Gareth Eggle

Gareth Eggle

Head of Insurance, Flint Hyde

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Gareth leads the (Re)Insurance practice at Flint Hyde, providing insight across Broking, Insurance and Reinsurance, whilst sourcing and representing senior level (Re)Insurance Professionals, throughout the UK, Continental European, Asian and American markets. He has written a number of articles on the challenges and realities of securing talent in the industry, engaging in debate at the most senior level on the subject. For much of the last few years he has focused primarily on strategic hires within income-generating positions, and with an excellent track record of delivery, particularly on hard-to-fill projects, priding himself on his ability to find creative solutions to problems.

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Andrea Silvello

Andrea Silvello

Co-Founder, Neosurance

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Andrea Silvello is a business & strategy consultant focused on innovation, digital strategy and corporate finance and is also an InsurTech entrepreneur.

  • Over 15 years of experience in business & strategy consultancy in international firms (like The Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company)
  • 5+ years as founder and managing director of a business & strategy boutique focusing on innovation, digital strategy and corporate finance (Business Support)
  • 3+ years as founder and director of InsurTech start-ups focusing on micro-insurance, health & home insurance innovative solutions and eHealth services (Neosurance and Digital Tech)
  • Master in strategy at the Sorbonne University in Paris, international management at the Business School of the University of Lyon and business management at the University of Turin
  • Member of the Italian Journalist Association
  • Contributor at The Indian Economist, Insurance Thought Leadership, future.inese.es, InsurTechNews.com
  • Top Fintech influencer Italy (letstalkpayments.com) and 50insurtech influencer (Insurtechnews.com)
Charlotte Halkett

Charlotte Halkett

General Manager Communications, Insurethebox

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Alexandre Rispal

Alexandre Rispal

CEO of Moonshot-Internet, Société Générale Insurance

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Alexandre Rispal is Associate Director at Moonshot-Internet (Société Générale Insurance). He is also the president of the finance and insurance club Adetem (French National Marketing Association).

Alexandre Rispal has more than 10 years of experience with Société Générale, the Macif Group, Crédit Agricole, and AXA in marketing and innovation management, operational, strategic, products, digital, social media, disruptive projects, partnerships with startups, and creation of services, recruiting, training and management of experts.

He is a business author and is considered a thought-leader in areas such as Telematics, Internet of Things, Artificial intelligence and Blockchain. He is publicly involved in the cause of regulation of Artificial Intelligence.

Thomas Hallauer

Thomas Hallauer

Research & Marketing Director, PTOLEMUS Consulting Group

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Adele Sumner

Adele Sumner

Head Of Fraud Intelligence and Strategic Development, RSA

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Kenny Leitch

Kenny Leitch

Global Connected Insurance Director, RSA

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As Global Connected Insurance Director, Kenny heads up RSA's Connected Insurance Centre of Excellence, leading on how RSA leverages value from motor telematics, connected home and pet tracking technology, as well as heading up RSA’s involvement in the autonomous car space. A key part of his role and a great source of learning, is having P&L responsibility for the two young driver telematics portfolios that RSA underwrites in the UK - ingenie and MORE TH>N SM>RT WHEELS.

Kenny was previously UK Pricing Director for RSA, with responsibility for all of RSA’s personal and commercial products and has been with the company around 8 years. Prior to RSA, he was with Aviva and legacy companies for 22 years in a variety of senior roles, spanning product management, strategic marketing and affinity new business, as well as pricing, underwriting and reserving. He is an actuary by profession and, at weekends (and when not injured) can be found running up and down mountains.

Roel Peeters

Roel Peeters

CEO & Co-founder, Roost

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Roel Peeters is the CEO and Co-Founder of Roost, a technology company based in Sunnyvale, California. Roost has developed the Home Telematics Platform that provides the hardware, software and data solution enabling the transformation of the Property Insurance industry. Peeters is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of startup experience ranging from enterprise software to consumer electronics and semiconductors. Most recently, he was the co-founder of Ozmo Devices, a pioneer in low-power Wi-Fi where he successfully raised angel and venture funding rounds for the company and executed Ozmo’s go-to-market plan.

Antony Elliott

Antony Elliott

Group Head of Business Transformation, Zurich

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Antony stands for delivering customer centric, efficient and effective solutions and propositions for retail and commercial insurance customers. He believes that as Peter Drucker said 'culture eats strategy for breakfast', and that in the insurance industry we need to embrace a 'lean start up' like innovative culture to drive meaningful transformation across the industry.

In his 18 year career in the insurance industry Antony has worked across roles in operations, finance, governance, architecture and innovation covering projects across the globe and the insurance value chain.

In the IoT space Antony has oversight of Zurich's work looking at IoT for commercial insurance. He believes that the nexus of connected devices, machine learning and digitalisation will bring a step change in the way insurers can help customers to understand, manage and insure risks

James Taylor

James Taylor

Managing Director, DriveNow UK

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James Taylor is the Managing Director for DriveNow UK, the revolutionary new drive-by-the-minute car sharing service from BMWi, MINI and Sixt. James has worked in senior marketing and operational roles for over 15 years across a variety of sectors. James has been with DriveNow for the past two years, with responsibility for driving the growth of the UK membership and promoting the benefits of car sharing for both customers and cities alike.

Sam Evans

Sam Evans

Managing Director, Eos Venture Partners

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Sam Evans is Founder and General Partner of Eos Venture Partners, an independent and specialist InsurTech investor. Sam founded Eos in 2016, prior to that he was head of KPMG’s Global Deal Advisory Business for Insurance. He has lived in Sydney, Hong Kong, Zurich and London working with the world’s largest insurers and reinsurers.

Marc Lehmann

Marc Lehmann

SVP - 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 that offers clients a multitude of services including Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Finance Optimization, Actuarial Services, Cat Modelling, Terrorism Risk Consulting, Engineering 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. He is fluent in English, French and German.

Dawn Mortimer

Dawn Mortimer

AVP IoT/Telematics Claims Product Development, Verisk Insurance Solutions

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Dawn Mortimer is the assistant vice president of IoT/Telematics Claims Product Management at Verisk Insurance Solutions/ISO. Before that, Dawn was with Guidewire Software as the market strategy director for data and analytics; she was innovation director at American Family Insurance. Dawn’s background of insurance for the past 29 years has been to serve the industry in many capacities, such as strategy, marketing, I/S, claims, agency, and product lines. She is responsible for leading the claims efforts around IoT/Telematics with suppliers and insurance companies to develop new products, services, and business opportunities.

Dawn has her master’s degree in business administration. She is also a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute, is a certified Usability Specialist with Human Factors International, has a certification in Alliance Management from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, and has her Fraud Claim Law Associate designation from American Educational Institute (AEI). Dawn’s experience with project management, technology, usability, and market development is critical to working with partners to leverage the Internet of Things for the future.

Brando Vehlo

Brando Vehlo

Digital Enterprise Architect, Bupa

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Ari Zadikov

Ari Zadikov

Head of Technical Marketing, Vitality Health

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Ari Zadikov, is currently Head of Technical Marketing for Vitality Health, which forms part of the global Discovery Group. Ari has been with the group for 5 years and has focussed on helping develop and deliver Vitality’s Shared Value Insurance proposition in various markets and with different partners. These include Discovery Health and Discovery Vitality in South Africa, Generali Vitality in Germany and France, AIA Vitality in Hong Kong, and more recently with Vitality Health in the UK.

Ari holds a MSc in Mathematics from the University of Cape Town.

Sylvain Riviere

Sylvain Riviere

Director of IoT / Z-wave, Sigma Designs

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Sylvain Riviere is Director of EMEA Sales for Sigma Designs Europe. He is an industry veteran with years of hands-on experience in sales, marketing, and management in the service provider space.

Prior to joining Sigma Designs, Mr Riviere was Director of product at Bigband Networks responsible for deployment of HDTV and Advertising networking solutions. Under Mr. Riviere's management, these solutions grew to cumulatively provide services to more than 40 million digital cable subscribers.

Before this, Mr. Riviere was with Harmonic, There he was senior group manager in the video product group organization, responsible for defining and launching the first ever digital to home satellite head end solutions.

Mr. Riviere holds a master's degree in computer science from ESIEE University Paris.

Clotilde Triniac Norlöff

Clotilde Triniac Norlöff

Groupama

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Since July 2016, Clotilde Triniac Norlöff is Director of Sales, Marketing and Innovation at Cofintex 6, a Groupama subsidiary specialized in telemonitoring of goods and remote assistance people. At Cofintex Clotilde is responsible for "NOE", a service using connected tablet as a mean to monitor and assist elderly in their everyday life. Prior to cofintex, she acted as chief commercial officer to groupama Epargne salariale and prior to this, In 2005 she was Head of Development Employee Savings was at Barclays France.

Philip Proost

Philip Proost

Mentor, StartUpBootCamp InsurTech

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Philip is passionate about developing strategy and company cultures focused on customer outcomes which drive value and encourage participation.  He has a proven track record in leadership roles in global financial organisations and, as an advisor to early stage start-ups and scale-ups, empowering and energising teams to achieve outstanding results.

Ruth Polyblank

Ruth Polyblank

Head of SME, Chubb Insurance Company of Europe

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Ruth Polyblank is an insurance manager and strategist with overall management responsibility for Chubb's SME portfolio in the region with a focus on digital engagement, customer innovation and new technologies.

Ruth is a B2B insurance marketing expert who holds a postgraduate degree in Marketing, is a Chartered Marketer (MCIM) and has over 17 years’ experience in the risk management and insurance industry, having held senior marketing roles at CLS, EY, Fusion Insurance and Equity. She speaks and writes about the need for customer focussed strategy, engagement and innovation within the industry to ensure sustainability and growth.

Marco Toja

Marco Toja

Founder & CEO, See your Box

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Ing. Marco Toja is CEO of See Your Box UK and CHF. He has started the company with two friends in 2014 and lead it ever since through a seed round and the round A, growing it to 10 people as of today. Serial entrepreneur with a 25-year experience, both as a strategic consultant and manager specialised in sales restructuring and M&A. Marco has been an active player in the technology (internet Telecom), Retail and Consumer Goods Industry. Former McKinsey consultant, he has a long time service record within the clean tech industry for the UK government. Previously as DTC deputy sales director, he has managed not-diamond related activities in 72 countries around the world. Marco started his career buying a T1 supplier in 1995 and followed by serving as a civil contractor for the NATO in Brussels.

João Mestre

João Mestre

Business Development, Fidelidade

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João belongs to the Business Development team of Fidelidade in Portugal and has been involved in innovative projects in several insurance LoBs with a special focus on IoT projects in areas such as Connected Home or Elderly Support.

Before joining Fidelidade, João was a consultant in The Boston Consulting Group where he developed several strategic projects in a number of industries in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Germany and UAE.

João holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Instituto Superior Técnico – Portugal.

João Bocas

João Bocas

The Wearables Expert, Digital Salutem

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João is a Wearables Expert & Keynote Speaker. His passion lies in helping others, sharing experiences, transferring knowledge, working collaboratively and passing on the latest wearables technology trends. As a thought leader in wearables, João explores the intersection of technology and human behaviour. Also he analyses the impact of wearable applications by sharing future trends and global market insights.

He possesses more than 20 years of hands-on experience in Professional Sport and Corporate environments working with senior management, Boards and executive teams. He has worked across Healthcare, Financial Services, Media, Sporting, Third and Public Sector organisations. He was nominated a Finalist of the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards 2015 and he’s a proud board member of YMCA Brighton, a Charity organisation caring about community wellbeing.

Julien Fursat

Julien Fursat

Head of Product Design and Ecosystem, AXA Global P&C

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Julien Fursat is Head of Product Design and Ecosystem at AXA Group, where he is driving the implementation of IoT-based solutions in P&C products (incl. telematics for cars and connected home), and preparing the impacts of new mobility trends such as autonomous vehicles.

Former entrepreneur and still associate of a French web Agency, Julien Fursat spent 15 years in Financial Services companies where he was bringing his digital skills and his intrapreneurship mindset. In his previous role at AXA, he was leading the Digital Strategy of the Group for West Europe.

Julien holds a master degree of e-management at Paris Dauphine University.

Jean-Philippe Doumeng

Jean-Philippe Doumeng

UK Healthcare Development Director, Nokia Digital Health

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JP is the Director of Healthcare Development at Withings (part of Nokia), a pioneer company in the connected health revolution, where he is responsible for launching and managing Withings corporate and healthcare business in the UK. Prior to this, JP co-founded of Tictrac, a leading Digital Health Platform that focuses on centralising healthcare around the consumer. JP is also a Mentor at Startup Bootcamp (IoT & Connected Device), Europe's first global & leading accelerator program for start-ups, and an Ambassador at La French Tech, a governmental initiative enabling the growth of French start-ups in France as well as internationally.

Anwar Ahmed

Anwar Ahmed

Head of Solutions Architect/Connected Car Insurance, Munich RE

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Anwar Ahmed has been working as a solution architect with Munich Re Digital Partners in London since last year.  Digital Partners is a global business working with, and investing in start-ups, with the ambition of building a more engaged proposition for insurance customers.

Before joining Digital Partner, he was a founding member of HIMEX, a gamification vehicle telematics company. Before switching industry Anwar worked in mobile telecoms for Nokia, Navteq, Samsung and Qualcomm.

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Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Head of Insurance Practice, Sapiens

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Richard is the Head of Insurance Practice for Sapiens, who provide award winning mission critical solutions to all forms of national and international insurers (Property & Casualty, Life & Pensions and Reinsurance). These range from back office policy and claims administration through to digital transformation of the insurers processes and enabling effective customer journeys. Richard has 30 years’ experience working in the insurance industry, in both life and pensions, as well as property and casualty. He has worked for insurers and technology firms providing solutions to enable business value. Experience in both the creation and delivery of propositions, Richard is focused on the provision of solutions which help deliver business objectives as well as meeting customer and consumer expectations.

Morten Bremild

Morten Bremild

Co-founder, Anyware Solutions

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Morten is the co-founder of Anyware Solutions with almost 20 years of international executive experience within Consumer IoT/Smart Home/Energy industry. Morten has successfully developed business development and customer engagement strategies and innovative business model designs in both corporate new ventures and innovative tech startups. It has ensured a deep understanding of the forces at work and how to navigate in the fast-paced, immature and constantly changing consumer technology and IoT market.

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Simon Baker

Head of Commercial Underwriting, AXA Commercial Lines

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Helen Raff

Helen Raff

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Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7582

Email: helen.raff@insurancenexus.com

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