Insurance Accelerators, MGAs, and AI, with David Gritz of Insurtech NY
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by Duck Creek Technologies
4d ago
In today’s episode, Rob Savitsky sits down with David Gritz, Founder and Managing Director of Insurtech NY to discuss the role of insurance startup accelerators in facilitating innovation, the evolving role of the MGA and carrier relationship, and the impact that AI is having to drive better business outcomes.   What role do accelerator programs play in helping insurers extend their innovation programs? Given the proliferation of MGAs (some of which are coming out of accelerators), how should carriers be approaching and evaluating partnerships? What are some of the more prominent AI and a ..read more
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Millennial Perspectives: Forecasting the Insurance Landscape in '24 with Ema Roloff
Conversations on the Creek
by Duck Creek Technologies
1M ago
In Duck Creek’s annual reflections and predictions on the Creek episode, hosts Rob Savitsky and Zach May sit down with fellow millennial, Ema Roloff of Roloff Consulting, to rewind the tape on 2023 and crystalize their visions for the evolving terrain of the insurance industry in 2024.   With older workers retiring in droves, what have carriers been doing to attract younger workers and what will they be doing in 2024? What impact have we seen thus far by generative AI and what impact will it have in the coming year? Will claims teams reinvent themselves in 2024 or will it be more of the s ..read more
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Live from ITC Vegas ’23 – The Innovators Part 2
Conversations on the Creek
by Duck Creek Technologies
3M ago
In this episode of Conversations on the Creek, host Rob Savitsky continues the conversation from Part 1 and takes the show on the road to the InsureTech Connect (ITC) Vegas ’23 Conference to have quick hitting discussions with several P&C innovators around the most pressing industry trends. Guests include Sabine VanderLinden (Co-Founder & CEO; Alchemy Crew); Tara Kelly (President & CEO; SPLICE Software); Joshua R. Hollander (CEO, North America; Horton International; Host, Insurtech Leadership Podcast) Silvia Diaz-Roa (Co-Founder; ClaimDeck); Ryan Baillargeon (Senior Marketing Manag ..read more
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Live from ITC Vegas ’23 – The Innovators Part 1
Conversations on the Creek
by Duck Creek Technologies
3M ago
In this episode of Conversations on the Creek, host Rob Savitsky takes the show on the road to the InsureTech Connect (ITC) Vegas ’23 Conference to have bite-sized discussions with several P&C innovators around the most pressing industry trends. Guests include Rose Hall (SVP, Head of Innovation, Americas; AXA XL); Ryan Lockwood (Senior Manager, Data Platform; Toyota - Connected Analytic Services); Stephanie Behnke (VP, Solutions and Consulting; Hi Marley); Tony Cañas (Co-Founder; Insurance Nerds; Senior Recruiting Partner; Goodwin Recruiting); Kurt Jackson (Global Head of Sales; ICEYE). Fr ..read more
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ITC Vegas 2023 Preview with Caribou Honig
Conversations on the Creek
by Duck Creek Technologies
5M ago
On this episode of Conversations on the Creek, Rob Savitsky chats with Caribou Honig, Chairman and Co-founder at InsureTech Connect (ITC), and Partner at SemperVirens Venture Capital about why he started ITC, what attendees can expect at this year's event, as well as his predictions for what technologies will impact insurance in the future.  As a VC back in 2015, Caribou had been investing in the broader fintech space and was looking to begin investing more specifically in insurtech. The problem: as Caribou was trying to learn more about the industry, he couldn’t find an event that met hi ..read more
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Digital Twins in Insurance with Sarat Varanasi of Cognizant
Conversations on the Creek
by Duck Creek Technologies
6M ago
On this episode of Conversations on the Creek, Rob Savitsky chats with Sarat Varanasi, P&C Practice Leader at Cognizant about the concept of “digital twins” and how insurers are leveraging them across the insurance lifecycle. Digital twins are virtual representations of physical objects or processes. They are fed by real-time data leveraging technologies such as IoT sensors, telematics devices, and AI/ML solutions.  Rob kicks off the show by asking Sarat for his own definition of digital twins. Sarat notes that while the term is overused and applied differently by different folks in t ..read more
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Building Insurtech for a Warming Climate with Ben Zimmerman of Opterrix
Conversations on the Creek
by Duck Creek Technologies
7M ago
On this episode of Conversations on the Creek, Rob Savitsky chats with Ben Zimmerman, Founder and CEO of Opterrix about the founding of his company, and his viewpoint on how climate change will impact extreme weather events and its implications to the insurance industry.  Incubated inside of the venture-build studio at American Family Insurance, now known as Tenney 110, Rob and Ben spend a fair amount of time on this episode talking about what that experience meant to him. Ben shares his thoughts on how the organizational structure and culture at American Family provided the support and t ..read more
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Live Episode! Reimagining Small Business Insurance with Matt Morgan of Argyle
Conversations on the Creek
by Duck Creek Technologies
8M ago
Conversations on the Creek’s first-ever, live video podcast episode was recorded during the Duck Creek Formation ’23 conference!  In this episode, Rob Savitsky sits down with Matt Morgan, Co-Founder and COO of Argyle Insurance to discuss forming and running a new insurtech company targeting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia. The show kicks off with Matt discussing why he decided to start Argyle.  The conversation goes into why Matt believes brokers are so instrumental in 2023, and why he chose to partner and distribute through the broker channel rather than selli ..read more
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Demystifying Smoke from Wildfire Risk with Tim Greene of Verisk
Conversations on the Creek
by Duck Creek Technologies
9M ago
On this episode of Conversations on the Creek, Zach May fills in as host to chat with Tim Greene of Verisk about wildfire risk and the role of smoke damage, and how advances in new data sources can help insurers better manage the risk.  The show kicks off with Tim recapping the past couple of years of wildfire trends. From there, they delve more specifically into the role of smoke damage, including its financial impact during claims. Tim also shares his thoughts on what homeowners can do to protect themselves from smoke damage and how insurers can work more closely with their policyholder ..read more
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