Joe O'Connor, RDT: Claims, Customers and Composition Engines - Why Orchestration is the Key (307)
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6d ago
Is your insurance technology up to speed? This week on the podcast, we have an insightful conversation with Joe O'Connor, Deputy CEO of RDT. RDT is a well-known software and services provider for the motor insurance industry, with plans to expand into the specialty market. Joe discusses how technology provision has changed over the last decade, what RDT has learned from providing services to general insurers, what the specialty market can learn from achievements in the retail sector, the launch of its new workflow and orchestration platform (ACE), and RDT’s future plans. Learn how RDT has iden ..read more
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Jonathan Liddell, Mitiga & Wiebke Cundill, HDI Global SE: On-demand climate risk analysis for the future (306)
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by InsTech
1w ago
Is climate risk a part of your analysis? On the podcast this week we are spotlighting an important collaboration between Mitiga, a climate risk intelligence provider, and insurer HDI Global. As climate change rises to become one of the most pertinent and defining risks of our generation, find out how the partnership is working to evolve the landscape of climate risk management for various industries. One such asset is Mitiga’s platform EarthScan. Joining Matthew is Wiebke Cundill, Senior Risk Engineer at HDI Global SE and Jonathan Liddell, Customer Success Lead at Mitiga. Key talking points in ..read more
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How insurers are overcoming underwriting challenges in 2024 (304)
InsTech - insurance & innovation with Matthew Grant
by InsTech
3w ago
Unstructured data - is this a challenge that will ever go away? Or can it be a challenge which insurers adapt to work in their favor… At our last New York event in March, InsTech gathered three leading industry experts to candidly discuss what change in the industry looks like to them, specifically in the way unstructured data is handled and managed.  We all know streamlining underwriting processes and optimizing data intake & routing will aid with precise risk pricing, but how are the US’s biggest carriers approaching the problem? Hear from Patrick Gallic at Tokio Marine HCC, Georgea ..read more
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Louw Hopley, Co-founder: Root: The future is embedded (303)
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1M ago
Root provides platforms and API for insurers, MGAs, brokers to build, launch and manage digital insurance products and embedded experiences in South Africa and the UK. Matthew Grant caught up with Louw Hopley on the opportunities and challenges in the insurance industry, focusing on the role of embedded insurance in adapting to changing customer demands. Discover all from the emerging areas Root is planning to tap into, to the company’s appointment of a new CEO and regional manager.  Key talking points: A year of progress and expansion The development of insurance distribution The future ..read more
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Russell Higginbotham, CEO: Swiss Re Reinsurance Solutions: Making society more resilient - using new data to close the protection gap (302)
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by InsTech
1M ago
Swiss Re Reinsurance Solutions was launched two years ago to make Swiss Re’s unique knowledge and tools available across the insurance value chain. Swiss Re’s strongest point of knowledge is property - around which we centre this podcast. Robin Merttens spoke to CEO of Reinsurance Solutions Russell Higginbotham on approaching climate-related risks in the insurance industry as well as managing the balance between data accuracy and inclusivity of insurance products for customers. Key talking points: The implication of climate change on property insurance If you are running an insurer now - what ..read more
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Rosina Smith, CPO: McKenzie Intelligence Services: Innovation and the insurtech journey - are we there yet? (301)
InsTech - insurance & innovation with Matthew Grant
by InsTech
1M ago
McKenzie Intelligence Services (MIS) helps accelerate disaster relief and economic recovery for insurers. Matthew Grant spoke to Rosina, Chief Product Officer for MIS, who shares insights from her MBA dissertation's findings on the adoption of technology in insurance, highlighting the necessity of collaboration between insurtechs, insurance companies, and other stakeholders to drive innovation and effectively address the insurance protection gap.  Key talking points include: Transitioning from working for a large organization to the world of startup and scale up MBA Dissertation - the pr ..read more
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Dag Lohmann & Brandon Katz: KatRisk: High speed, high resolution catastrophe modelling (300)
InsTech - insurance & innovation with Matthew Grant
by InsTech
1M ago
KatRisk is a catastrophe modelling company providing global inland flood, storm surge and windstorm loss assessments for some of the largest insurers, reinsurers and brokers in the world.  Taking a macrocosm approach, the company’s models offer an open software architecture, allowing users to better understand correlated risks and to make modifications to suit specific needs. Matthew Grant caught up with Dag Lohmann and Brandon Katz on the company’s development such as taking on strategic investment from TA Associates, and the challenges that come with modelling correlated risks such as t ..read more
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Dani Katz, Co-founder & Director: Optalitix: Fix the roof while the sun is still shining (298)
InsTech - insurance & innovation with Matthew Grant
by InsTech
2M ago
Optalitix was borne out of the need for ‘optimization’ and ‘analytics’, as Co-founder and Director Dani Katz realized the biggest blocker for insurance companies was converting spreadsheets. Having now expanded beyond spreadsheets, Optalitix offers three software products to UK (re)insurers and MGAs.  Robin Merttens spoke to Dani about the spreadsheet polemic, innovation in the London Market and the permeability of finding solutions to difficult problems in both work and personal life. Key talking points include: Growing out a company - solving challenges for insurers To spreadsheet or n ..read more
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Ben Ruddle, Senior Principle: Publicis Sapient: Beyond Beige - The untapped potential of underserved niches
InsTech - insurance & innovation with Matthew Grant
by InsTech
2M ago
Robin Merttens is joined by Ben Ruddle, Senior Principle in Strategy at Publicis Sapient, to discuss how technology can help insurers cater to customers outside the typical insurance model. The discussion covers the concept of 'Beyond Beige,' focusing on the opportunity to serve individuals and businesses with unique or specialized needs that standard insurance products don't cover. Key talking points include: The rise of comparison sites What is ‘Beyond Beige’ - the opportunities in the market Publicis Sapient's expansion into insurance  Addressing the issue of underserved markets If y ..read more
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Verena Brenner, Founder: HDI TH!NX: Insurer-led innovation (296)
InsTech - insurance & innovation with Matthew Grant
by InsTech
2M ago
HDI TH!NX was founded in 2019 by Verena Brenner, initially operating within the German insurer HDI Global, as an incubator for IIoT solutions.  Now providing software to support risk management applications for insurers and insurance clients, tune in to hear Verena discuss the mechanics behind founding a startup within an insurer and the company’s development in providing varying solutions for their customers. Key talking points include: Why HDI TH!NX was launched - from a PhD in global supply chains to utilising the impact of IIoT solutions The centrality of the customer Advice for laun ..read more
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