EP 222 – Jack Xia – Chief Actuary at Igloo – Using Math and Statistics to Predict and Manage Financial Risk
Asia InsurTech Podcast
by Asia InsurTech Podcast
1w ago
The world of InsurTech continues to rapidly evolve, driven by technological advancements, innovative products, and a push to expand insurance penetration in emerging markets. The podcast was joined by Jack Xia, the Chief Actuary at Igloo, who shed light on several critical insights into the InsurTech landscape, particularly in Southeast Asia. Jack explored how Igloo leverages AI to transform insurance offerings, from automating policies to introducing microinsurance products that cater to the unmet needs of emerging markets. Jack also sheds light on the challenges and successes of introducing ..read more
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AIP News RoundUp – EP 65 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Mergers, Consolidation, and Strategic Market Expansion
Asia InsurTech Podcast
by Asia InsurTech Podcast
3w ago
Welcome back to the AIP News RoundUp co-hosted by Michael Waitze and Theresa Blissing. This episode focuses on key developments in the InsurTech sector for January 2024, highlighting significant trends and strategic movements within Asia’s insurance industry.  Theresa and Michael discuss the notable acquisition of Singlife by Sumitomo Life, marking a significant move in mergers and acquisitions in the region. We also examine OneDegree’s expansion into the UAE, offering cyber policies for cryptocurrency exchanges, and PhonePe’s innovative approach to insurance distribution in India, which ..read more
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EP 221 – Avinoam Baruch – COO at Previsico – To Be Flooded Is a Devastating Experience
Asia InsurTech Podcast
by Asia InsurTech Podcast
1M ago
The Asia InsurTech Podcast recently spoke with Dr. Avi Baruch, a co-Founder and COO of Previsico. Avi shared his insights on the important global issue of flooding, emphasizing its far-reaching impacts beyond just financial loss. He described how his journey from academia to entrepreneurship led to the development of innovative flood forecasting technology at Previsico. This technology, born from his team’s research at Loughborough University, aims to minimize the impact of flooding worldwide by providing early warnings and enabling preventative actions. Avi also discussed how Previsico’s work ..read more
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EP 220 – Shaun Quincey – Simfuni – Capitalizing on the Payment Interactions to Enable More Experiences
Asia InsurTech Podcast
by Asia InsurTech Podcast
1M ago
Shaun Quincey, co-founder and CEO of Simfuni, is a self-proclaimed “payments geek” who has dedicated his career to building elegant payment experiences. His initial experience in payments led him to start a successful buy now, pay later business, which was later sold to Latitude in 2019. Driven by a desire to continue to innovate in the payment space, Quincey co-founded Simfuni, aiming to revolutionize the payment experience in the insurance industry. Simfuni’s goal is to digitize payment processes, making them more efficient and user-friendly for both consumers and internal stakeholders. This ..read more
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Year End Special 2023
Asia InsurTech Podcast
by Asia InsurTech Podcast
2M ago
When we wrapped 2022, we did a list of the pod’s top ten episodes. This year was a bit different. AIP split into two shows and birthed a brand new podcast we called InsurTech Amplified to give us the opportunity to cover all of the excitement in the Insurance and InsurTech spaces outside of Asia. This allowed us to broaden our guest list to the entire globe. This also means that we rotate weekly between InsurTech Amplified and Asia InsurTech Podcast. This year we covered our top 5 AIP episodes, our top 9 countries and the top ten topics we covered all year. All in all, 2023 was an amazing year ..read more
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EP 219 – Fred Hegner – Insurance Industry Expert – The Fundamental of the Claim Is the Promise to the Customer
Asia InsurTech Podcast
by Asia InsurTech Podcast
2M ago
The Asia InsurTech Podcast hosted Fred Hegner, an expert in life and health insurance claims. Fred’s deep passion for the insurance industry, particularly in the realm of claims, makes for a compelling dialogue. Drawing inspiration from his father’s legacy in the field, Fred shares his unique perspective on the evolution of insurance claims, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the promise to customers, especially in their moments of need. We dive into the transformative role of technology in insurance claims. Fred explores how advancements like AI, machine learning, and chatbots have rev ..read more
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EP 218 – Divyajot Singh – Neutrinos – The Introduction of Technology in Abundance
Asia InsurTech Podcast
by Asia InsurTech Podcast
3M ago
The Asia InsurTech Podcast was joined by Divyajot Singh, the Principal Product Strategist at Neutrinos. He dove into the topic of democratizing insurance through the use of technology and low-code platforms. Neutrinos is a platform that helps insurers and carriers overcome the complexities and backlogs in their IT departments, enabling them to move faster in their digital transformation journey. Divyajot explains how their platform allows for the creation and sharing of digital assets and templates among different insurance companies, similar to how GitHub functions for developers. We also dis ..read more
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EP 216 – Michail Chopra – Mayfair Group – A 30 Year Journey of Insurance Innovation
Asia InsurTech Podcast
by Asia InsurTech Podcast
4M ago
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Michail Chopra, CEO of Mayfair Group, and unveiled an in-depth exploration of the shifting terrains of the insurance industry, particularly through the lens of technology and empathetic cultural practices.  Michail and his team leveraged technological advancements, transforming traditionally cumbersome insurance processes into a seamless, user-friendly digital experience. The journey starts from identifying a gap in the market for affordable insurance for IT professionals traveling abroad, leading to the development of innovative policies and a digita ..read more
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EP 215 – Terence Ho – Chief Commercial Officer at Nanoinsure – We Just Love Insurance
Asia InsurTech Podcast
by Asia InsurTech Podcast
5M ago
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Terence Ho, Chief Commercial Officer at Nanoinsure, and delves into the evolution of the insurance industry in Hong Kong, especially its digital transformation. A significant highlight was the development of a self-configuration platform by a bootstrapped company, leading to significant growth in their revenue. This platform enabled the creation of tailored insurance products, particularly for FWD insurance companies. A standout technological advancement discussed was the conversion of Excel spreadsheet logic into a database through an API, an innovation t ..read more
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EP 214 – Mark Simmons – CEO Europe and Asia at bolttech – I See It as a Way to Supercharge Customer Experience
Asia InsurTech Podcast
by Asia InsurTech Podcast
6M ago
The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Mark Simmons, the CEO of bolttech for Europe and Asia, and delved into the changing landscape of insurance and insurtech, focusing on emerging trends in Asia and Europe. Highlighting the concept of “life of the asset,” Mark explains how building services around an asset, be it a car, mobile phone, or even a family, can prevent loss. With a past in mobile phone insurance and being pivotal in Asia’s restaurant delivery evolution—culminating in the launch of Food Panda after selling to Rocket Internet—Mark has a rich entrepreneurial background. He underscores ..read more
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