InsTech London - insurance & innovation with Matthew Grant

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Bringing together the best technology and innovation for insurance and risk management together from around the world. Podcast hosted by Matthew Grant.

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When it comes to innovation, claims technology has not always got the level of focus it deserves. That situation is changing though with several companies, including this week’s podcast guest, providing new technology solutions to speed up and improve claims processes. Matthew talks to Jeremy Hyams, CEO and founder of Claims Consortium Group, about building a claims service provider, innovating at speed during Covid-19, and how its Synergy Cloud platform is helping the AA to manage home insurance claims in-house. Talking points include: Claims handling technology in practice Building technology for third parties The growth in remote claims assessments Linking partners and customers through platforms Validating claims using real-time weather data If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Explore why only a small proportion of investment by insurers goes into claims Understand what claims handling technology is Compare some of the trends around remote claims assessment technology If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 166 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

28 nov

29 min 45 seg

Descartes Underwriting, founded in 2018, has scaled quickly to provide parametric insurance against climate risks to corporate clients around the world. Co-founder & Head of Underwriting Sébastien Piguet joins Matthew on Podcast 165 to discuss trends in parametric insurance and Descartes' experiences with its clients. Talking points include: Why some corporates are replacing indemnity policies with parametric Educating brokers and risk managers about parametric Insuring solar and wind farms Data sources for natural perils The potential for parametric cyber insurance Descartes Underwriting was featured in our report Parametric Insurance - 2021 outlook and the companies to watch, which is available to download for free to InsTech London members. If you want to keep up-to-date with the latest parametric insurance news and developments, sign up for our Parametric Post newsletter. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand the value of parametric insurance Explore the role parametric insurance can play in climate change mitigation Compare some of the data sources for parametric insurance If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 165 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

21 nov

22 min 9 seg

Start-ups looking to sell insurance products often struggle to secure the insurance capacity from incumbent (re)insurers they need as a managing general agent (MGA). Ensuro is piloting an alternative source of insurance capital: using cryptocurrency funds from investors, locked in smart contracts on a blockchain, to underwrite risks. Founder and CEO Marco Mirabella joins InsTech London's Henry Gale on Podcast 164 to discuss the opportunity for cryptocurrency to be used as insurance capital and how Ensuro's technology works. Talking points include: The crypto market and decentralised finance (DeFi) The regulatory landscape for crypto insurance Applications of parametric insurance An insurance use case for NFTs (non-fungible tokens) InsTech London's latest report, Demystifying Crypto: the insurance opportunities and challenges, sets out what the insurance industry should know about crypto in more detail.  To learn more about Ensuro, you can read an insight article we wrote about the company earlier this year, Cryptocurrency - the next capital pool for parametric insurance? If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand how crypto can be used as a source of capital in insurance Explore some of the regulatory landscape around crypto Identify an example of how NFTs can be used in insurance If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 164 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

14 nov

19 min 9 seg

The Managing General Agent (MGA) model has become a successful way for many insurtech startups to establish themselves, but the subject of this week’s podcast is a bit different to other MGAs in the marketplace. Pen Underwriting was created by bringing together 12 companies in 2014. Its work covers claims, pricing, and distribution with more than £650 million in gross written premium per year. Chief Business Development Officer Nick Wright joins Matthew on Podcast 163 to explain how Pen Underwriting supports its partners and why investing in innovation is a key part of the company’s approach. Talking points include: Advantages of the MGA model Creating products for insurer partners Monitoring the market and looking outside of insurance The growth of parametric and usage-based insurance Using telematics to mitigate risk More information on Pen Underwriting is available from the company’s InsTech London member profile page. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Identify some of the benefits of innovation in insurance Understand what is unique about MGAs and some of their advantages  Determine how telematics can be used to mitigate risk If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 163 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

7 nov

21 min 6 seg

We're bringing you the highlights and key insights from our property risk event at The Steel Yard in London. ‘Property Risk - What’s New and What Works?’ brought together experts in flood forecasting, digital twins, rebuild costs, remote assessment and more, to discuss new data and analytics solutions that are helping insurers understand the physical characteristics and risks of properties. The episode begins with Robin in conversation with Todd Rissel, Chairman and CEO of event sponsors e2Value, and is followed by interviews with:  Mark Cunningham, WhenFresh Olivia Iltcheva, Convex Anthony Siggers, Archipelago Jonathan Newbery, Zurich and Jonathan Jackson, Previsico Jay Gentry, SafeGraph Bob Frady, HazardHub (acquired by Guidewire) Anthony Peake, Intelligent AI Laurent de la Porte and Antonin de Benoist, Allphins Talking points include:  What is important for insurance companies when looking for property-related data What information has been hard to get, but is now available How information for the US varies from the UK What are some of the major sources of data from outside of the insurance industry What are some of the data hubs and platforms now being used If you would like to hear more about the work our guests and their companies are doing, click the links above to visit their respective InsTech London member profiles. Further podcast episodes are also available featuring Todd Rissel (Podcast 153), Mark Cunningham (Podcast 111), Archipelago (Podcast 145), and Bob Frady (Podcast 135). If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand the potential for data to transform the understanding of property risk for insurers Explore some of the existing platforms and solutions available  Identify the factors that insurers should consider when selecting a property data partner If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 162 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

31 oct

51 min 48 seg

Liberty Mutual Insurance is a global insurance company that embraces innovation, with a strong track record of building successful partnerships with technology companies. Matthew talks to Brendan Smyth, SVP, Global Risk Solutions Innovation, and Premal Gohil, Head of Innovation Partnerships & Investments, to understand how Liberty approaches innovation projects and works with third parties to understand new insurance trends.  The episode also includes advice for start-ups on how to approach insurers with new ideas and what Liberty is looking for from potential data and technology partners.   Talking points include: How to create a culture of innovation Balancing innovation projects with day-to-day business Building successful commercial partnerships The importance of ecosystems and efficient integration Comparing insurance innovation - differences between the US and Europe Premal’s article, 5 Tips for ensuring Startup-Corporate collaboration success, is available to read on LinkedIn. More information on Liberty Mutual Insurance is available on the company’s InsTech London member profile page. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Identify some of the impacts of innovation and its importance in the future of the insurance industry Discern the roles required for successful innovation partnerships Understand how incumbents and start-ups can work together and learn from each other If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 161 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

24 oct

41 min 17 seg

Robin is joined by Concirrus CEO and Co-founder Andrew Yeoman on Podcast 160 to discuss how commercial insurers are beginning to use algorithms to support underwriting decisions. The conversation covers the findings from the InsTech London report, A Practitioner's Guide: Algorithmic underwriting in commercial and specialty insurance, which examines where industry adoption is right now and what’s needed to move the technology forward. Andrew shares his insights on the potential of algorithmic underwriting, plus practical examples of how Concirrus is using algorithms to identify marine risks and build dynamic pricing models.  Talking points include: How underwriters are using algorithms The challenges to wider industry adoption Predicting behaviours through technology ‘Digital fracking’ and the importance of structured data Automation as a journey and where we are on it The balance of AI and human input A Practitioner's Guide: Algorithmic underwriting in commercial and specialty insurance is available to download from the InsTech London website. For more information about Concirrus, take a look at the company's InsTech London member profile page.  If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand how algorithms are being used to build dynamic pricing models Recognise how algorithmic approaches support underwriting decisions Distinguish how structured data improves the efficiency of underwriting algorithms To continue learning about commercial insurance, visit the Concirrus profile page on the InsTech London website. If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 160 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

17 oct

27 min 35 seg

Atrium Underwriters has been operating in the London market for almost 100 years and has established itself as one of the most forward-thinking insurers when it comes to innovation and new technology. Underwriters Simon Lewis and Matt Greaves join Matthew on Podcast 159 to discuss where that drive for innovation comes from. The conversation covers how Atrium assesses ideas and products for new opportunities like crypto, using technology to speed up claims and reduce costs, and how it supports start-ups through the Lloyd’s Lab and Product Innovation Facility (PIF) at Lloyds.  Talking points include: Aligning innovation with day-to-day underwriting Building an innovation culture Assessing viability and accepting “fast fails” Using natural language processing (NLP) to review claims Collating location data for catastrophe risk underwriting If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand some of the opportunities that innovation can bring for insurers Recognise how insurers are supporting start-ups and the potential costs and benefits Compare some current forms of innovation and the impact they are having on the underwriting process If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 159 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

10 oct

40 min 27 seg

For underwriters, time spent searching for information is time lost to underwriting. Terrene Labs, acquired by FRISS in April 2021, aggregates third-party data sources to help underwriters focus on the core of underwriting rather than the chore of data collection. The acquisition will expand FRISS's range of underwriting insights beyond risk detection analytics. Matthew speaks to Piyush Singh, CEO of Terrene Labs, on podcast 155 to discuss why he left his senior role to launch a start-up, how Terrene Labs built its client base and why his business was acquired by FRISS. Listen now to learn about: The importance of classifying businesses accurately How to find out a lot about a company from just four questions How the insurer can become an expert advisor to its customers The unusual data that can impact risk pricing that insurers don’t usually look at The opportunities in small commercial lines insurance in the US If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. For more information on FRISS, go to friss.com Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Realise how technology sales can happen in insurance and how this has changed in the pandemic Understand how businesses can be categorised and what happens with the data Recognise how data collection can be automated and the hurdles to overcome To continue learning about the essential data for underwriters, read our insight 50 free insurance data sets you'll need. If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 155 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

8 oct

31 min 52 seg

Podcast 158 features the highlights from Part 1 of our first live event back at The Steel Yard in London and is packed with advice for start-ups looking to grow and future founders. Ed Leon Klinger (Flock), Oliver Brew (CyberCube), Andre Symes (Genasys Technologies), and Jonathan Spry (Envelop Risk) returned to the InsTech London stage to discuss their experiences of the journey from start-up to scale-up. They shared their insights with Matthew and Robin on surviving the ups and downs of early-stage growth and building successful products, right through to securing hundreds of millions of dollars in investment funding and much more.  Talking points include: Market analysis and how to spot opportunities Focusing on your USP and building the right team The importance of data and how to get it from clients The benefits of ecosystems and harnessing new technologies  Insurtech disruption vs insurer partnerships If you would like to hear more from the speakers and companies involved in the event, you can listen to separate podcasts with Ed (Podcast 126), Andre (Podcast 106) and CyberCube CEO Pascal Millaire (Podcast 120). Jonathan shared his insights on how to build a successful technology enabled MGA on Podcast 142. Part 2 of the highlights from the event, featuring interviews with the founders of four new arrivals on the insurtech scene, will be available in a future episode of the InsTech London podcast. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Hear from established companies on the challenges facing start-ups and the key to ensuring their survival Realise the importance of data for start-ups and where to source it Compare some of the ways a start-up can build a team If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 158 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

3 oct

35 min 59 seg

Health insurers have been on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have had to get to grips with the new peril of the COVID-19 virus, experience changes in demand and plan for the long term while adjusting to lockdowns and home working. Mark Allan, Commercial Director UK Insurance at Bupa, joins Robin to discuss Bupa’s experience during the pandemic in the UK and what lies ahead. Talking points include: The challenges of being a health insurer during a pandemic The long term impact of COVID-19 Digitising customer access and engagement The challenge of legacy systems Today’s podcast is sponsored by Fadata. Fadata has been providing software to the insurance market for over 30 years. Its modern insurance process platform, INSIS, spans the entire insurance product lifecycle for life, non-life and healthcare insurance. You can find out more about Fadata at www.fadata.eu. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand some of the impacts the pandemic has had on health insurers Compare some of the ways that the pandemic has accelerated digitisation Recognise the potential of embedded insurance for health insurers To continue learning about the impacts of the pandemic on insurance, read our insight Covid-19 - Insurance innovation your time has come. If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 157 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

26 sept

22 min 34 seg

Insurance Business Applications (IBA) has established itself as a genuine insurance innovator over the past decade, embracing new technologies to offer a full cycle property and casualty insurance platform in the cloud. Chief Commercial Officer Karina Buch joins Robin to discuss the company's origins and growth so far, why global insurers like Zurich and AIG are choosing to use its IBSuite platform, and the potential of both embedded and parametric insurance.   Talking points include: Why speed matters when building products Re-platforming vs greenfield development Covid-19 and the race to modernise The demand and attraction of embedded insurance Integrating external data for parametric triggers If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand what a full cycle insurance platform is and some of its benefits Compare some of the differences between building a new platform or onto a preexisting one Realise some of the potential opportunities within parametric and embedded insurance To continue learning about platforms in insurance, read our report No-Code/Low-Code Platforms - A Bridge from Legacy to Digital? If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 156 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

19 sept

31 min 44 seg

For insurtechs to flourish, companies need to match their innovative technology solutions with market opportunities and an understanding of how the industry works.  Some of the best innovation in recent years has come from combining new technology with deep insurance knowledge and experience, and this week’s podcast guest is a great example. Originally an underwriter, Niall Barton co-founded Wrisk in 2015 and has gone on to become one of the leading figures in the UK insurtech scene. Niall joins Matthew on Podcast 154 to discuss the growth of Wrisk, his experiences as a founder, developing insurance technology solutions, and building a business during Covid-19 lockdowns. Listen now to learn about: Changing careers and advice for aspiring founders   Crowdfunding and working with investors Building vs buying technology platforms Pivoting a start-up and embedded insurance opportunities The growth of the UK insurtech scene Wrisk was named as one of the companies to watch in our embedded insurance report, Insurance: to Embed, or not to Embed, which is available to download for free on the InsTech London website. You can contact Niall directly on LinkedIn to discuss insurance, technology or holiday homes. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Realise where insurtechs stand in the UK insurance industry  Understand how to begin solving a technology problem with a start-up Discern some of the different ways a start-up can obtain funding To continue learning about insurtechs, read our insight This is the next stage, not the end, of the insurtech promise. If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 154 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

5 sept

33 min 50 seg

When you think of insurance innovation, there is a whole host of exciting start-ups and scale-ups that spring to mind, but this week’s podcast guest has been consistently innovating for the past two decades. Todd Rissel founded e2Value 20 years ago and has built a company that now provides Insurance to Value (ITV) data and products to over 500 clients in the US and Canada. Matthew and Todd discuss how e2Value has managed to stay relevant and move with the times, including its latest product offerings for estimating repair costs and gathering data about property characteristics. Talking points include: Why insurance knowledge matters when building technology How to maintain customer relationships Creating a digital, scalable underwriting process Working with partners to refine new products How companies approach innovation - UK vs the US e2Value was named as one of the companies to watch in our Location Intelligence 2021 report, which is available to download from our website and free to InsTech London members.  More information on Structure Insurance Score (SIS) is available on the Willis Towers Watson website. To find out more about Inspect Connect, go to inspectconnect.com. More e2Value content from InsTech London is available on its member profile page on our website.  If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand the Structure Insurance Score (SIS) and how it works in the insurance market Compare some of the ways innovation differs in the US and UK Recognise where innovation in the industry might be heading To continue learning about innovation in insurance, read our insight Covid-19 - Insurance innovation your time has come. If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 153 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

29 ago

32 min 50 seg

Whether you are an established company or a new kid on the block, you need to be smart and flexible to make the most of new opportunities and stay ahead of the game. ICE InsureTech is one of the companies that is helping the insurance industry do that, using its experience of building digital policy administration and claims management systems to tackle legacy issues and drive innovation. CEO Andrew Passfield talks to Robin Merttens on Podcast 152 about the company’s ICE platform, providing more agility to clients and their customers in a digital world and their shared experiences of careers spent working in insurance technology. Talking points include: Helping start-ups go to market faster Platform requirements for MGAs   Embedded insurance and industry trends Using APIs to speed up renewals Insurance technology and the speed of change Walking football If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Realise how innovative platforms can offer some new opportunities to clients Compare some of the promising trends in insurance Understand where the insurance industry might be heading in the future To continue learning about innovation in insurance, read our insight Covid-19 - Insurance innovation your time has come. If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 152 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

22 ago

29 min 2 seg

There has been no shortage of founders looking to transform insurance over the last five years, but turning innovative insurtech ideas into successful businesses is an incredibly tough challenge. Jerad Leigh is the co-founder of Supercede, one of many companies we’ve worked with at InsTech London that have made the leap from 'early stage' to ‘established'. He joins Matthew on Podcast 151 to share his experience of that journey and some great advice on how to build a business. Talking points include: How to test your idea before you quit your job  Whether to build or buy your technology  Where to look for seed funding Juggling day-to-day operations with fundraising Selling versus research? Tactics for getting your first clients The power of communities If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Discern some of the important elements of founding a company Understand how to get funding in an early-stage company Realise some of the ways to help a new company grow If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 151 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

15 ago

42 min 41 seg

Recorded after the InsTech London Summer Party, our first public event since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, Matthew and Robin catch up for their quarterly partners’ chat.  The conversation covers their pick of the latest insurance and insurtech news stories, reaction to our report on embedded insurance, and even Robin’s restaurant recommendations.  Talking points include:  Face-to-face events and our return to The Steel Yard  Insurtech investment and lessons learnt from the last five years Embedded insurance opportunities The rise of the tech-enabled MGA Climate change, ESG and the demand for data The InsTech London report, Insurance: to Embed, or not to Embed, is available to download for free from the InsTech London website. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 149 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

1 ago

33 min 40 seg

Founded in 2010, CoreLogic has established itself as a leading provider of location and property intelligence, with more than 500 insurers and reinsurers now using its products. Mick Noland, General Manager for Insurance, joins Matthew to discuss the company’s growth over the last decade and the unique data sets that CoreLogic is creating for its insurance clients.  The conversation also covers recent investment in CoreLogic, how the company integrates with third-party providers, and the development of data and insights for catastrophe modelling and climate change risks. Talking points include: How insurers are using real estate data Building a data-led approach to underwriting Establishing unique identifiers for individual properties The benefits of using platforms and APIs The growth and importance of climate change risk information More information on CoreLogic's Digital Hub Alliance is available here on the company's website.  CoreLogic was named as one of the companies to watch in our Location Intelligence 2021 report, which is available to download from our website. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand the value of property data in the insurance industry Realise how a data provider can differentiate the different buildings in a dataset Recognise how property data can intersect with climate change To continue learning about property data in insurance, read our insight US Property Data​: Is this as good as it gets? If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 148 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

25 jul

25 min 22 seg

While insurtech, start-up funding and data and technology developments are important to all of us, we also need to understand how the major insurers make money, what their needs are from technology and how they address the challenge of change.   William Hawkins, Director of Research for Europe at investment bank KBW, joins Matthew to share insights from his team's research into the mainstream world of insurance.   With incumbent insurers spending an annual IT budget of $200 billion how much is earmarked for innovation, and how should a technology company attract insurers as clients? Talking points include: The basics of how insurers make money Why incumbent insurers struggle to innovate What senior executives think about insurtech MGAs and new distribution models Which emerging technologies could become the norm If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Realise what is holding some incumbents back from innovating Understand what the linear adaptation model is and how to break free of it Discern some technologies that are receiving investment in the insurance industry If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 147 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

18 jul

35 min 55 seg

Skyline Partners and AEGIS London have launched a new parametric product to provide US small and medium business owners with cover in the event of a shooting. The Active Assailant policy uses police department data to define when an event has taken place, triggering a non-damage business interruption cover payment of up to $50,000. An initial launch is taking place in Dallas, Texas with the aim of scaling the policy out to other states across the US.  Skyline Partners Co-founder Gethin Jones and Calum Williams from AEGIS London join Matthew to discuss the product’s development and how parametric insurance can help fill the protection gap left by traditional policies. Talking points include:  How insurers can work with tech companies Using data to create parametric triggers Selling insurance products through a broker network Launching and scaling a business Skyline’s experience of working in the Lloyd’s Lab Skyline Partners is featured in our ‘Parametric insurance: 2021 outlook and the companies to watch’ report, which is available to download from our website and free for InsTech London members.  More information on the Active Assailant insurance product is available on the AEGIS London website.  If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand what parametric insurance is Recognise why an active assailant product was developed and how it is offered Realise some of the legal and regulatory hurdles that parametric insurance can encounter If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 146 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

11 jul

35 min 30 seg

Archipelago is aiming to improve the data shared between insurers and their corporate clients related to property risks. Archipelago is going directly to the original data sources - upstream from insurers to the risk manager and building owners. This is then collated and shared on a platform with brokers and selected insurers. Co-founder and CEO Hemant Shah, previously founder of catastrophe modelling company RMS, joins Matthew to discuss how Archipelago is improving risk reduction and better access to reliable insights between all parties. Talking points include: Finding the right problem to solve Building trust and sourcing data directly from customers Replacing spreadsheets and emails with technology The benefits of the network effect and collaborating with partners across the full value chain Launching a company remotely Archipelago was named as one of the companies to watch in our Location Intelligence 2021 report, which is available to download from our website. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand how property data can be sourced and updated Realise how data can benefit the insurer and insured alike Recognise some of the ways underwriters can utilise property data If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 145 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

4 jul

36 min 1 seg

The attraction and vast potential for ‘embedding’ insurance products has made it one of the hottest topics of 2021.  Robin Merttens chats to Simon Torrance on Podcast 144 about the opportunities offered by embedded insurance and insights from the InsTech London report, Insurance: to Embed or not to Embed. Talking points include: The definition of embedded insurance Embedded success stories from around the world Why customers like embedded solutions Third-party distributors and platform business models The challenges facing incumbents If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Insurance: to Embed or not to Embed will be available to download on the InsTech London website from 9am on Thursday 1 July. The report takes an in-depth look at what embedded means in practice, the emerging opportunities, and the companies who are making it work. Join Robin at 12pm on 1 July as he discusses the findings from the report in a Live Chat with Franck Pivert, Chief Revenue Officer, Wakam; Jean-Charles Velge, Co-Founder, Qover; Louisa Murray, Chief Operating Officer (UK & Europe), Railsbank. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Understand what embedded insurance is and how it differs from some pre-existing solutions Realise some of the opportunities embedded insurance offers and its value in the future Recognise how incumbents could benefit from embedded insurance and what is holding them back If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 144 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

27 jun

42 min 46 seg

Tesselo is one of the companies looking to help its clients manage the impact of climate change, using satellite data and remote sensing to monitor tree and crop health and support forest owners and farmers in mitigating risks. The company, based in Lisbon, is now exploring insurance applications for its data and analytics and was recently selected to join Cohort 6 of the Lloyd’s Lab. Matthew talks to Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder Marine Utgé-Royo on Podcast 143 to discuss how Tesselo’s technology is tracking changes in forests and how it can help with compliance to environmental regulation. Talking points include: Measuring forest health and carbon sequestration bonds Building High Definition vegetation models and risk maps from satellite data Closing the insurance protection gap  What Tesselo's clients think about insurance Parametric solutions for fire and flood risk The advantages and opportunities provided by the Lloyd’s Lab More information on the companies and technology helping insurers to identify and manage climate change risks is available in our Location Intelligence 2021 report, which is free to InsTech London members.  If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Comprehend some of the different types of data associated with the environment and how they're sourced Realise the actionable insights that can come from environmental data Understand how data can help manage climate change and its value in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and ESG To continue learning about the intersection of insurance and climate change, read our insight Regulation – the next innovation super-charger for climate change risk assessment? If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 143 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

20 jun

33 min 19 seg

The Managing General Agent (MGA) business model, by which companies can underwrite risks without retaining capital, has proved popular among insurtechs looking to use new technology to improve underwriting. So how do you set up a successful MGA? Matthew was joined by leading figures from tech-enabled MGAs when he hosted a panel at the 2021 Virtual KBW European Financials & Insurtech Conference. The panelists were Elizabeth Jenkin (Chief Commercial Officer at Nimbla), Graham Elliott (CEO of Azur), Alastair Speare-Cole (President of Insurance at QOMPLX) and Jonathan Spry (CEO of Envelop Risk). Talking points include: Why to set up an MGA How to make better use of data Innovating vs investing in innovators Data sharing The future of MGAs If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. The Learning Objectives for this podcast are: Comprehend how data can be utilised by modern MGAs Realise some of the benefits of innovating for MGAs and why it is necessary for the future of the insurance industry Understand how to set up an MGA and what makes them unique To continue learning about the benefits of MGAs, read our insight MGAs: the fast track to insurance innovation? If your organisation is a member of InsTech London and you would like to receive a quarterly summary of the CPD hours you have earned, visit the Episode 142 page of the InsTech London website or email cpd@instech.london to let us know you have listened to this podcast. To help us measure the impact of the learning, we would be grateful if you would take a minute to complete a quick feedback survey.

13 jun

30 min 28 seg

Robin steps back in as host this week to find out more about Sotera Heritage from co-founder Elizabeth Marston.  Sotera is using AI and machine learning to create irrevocable digital identities for ancient antiquities, helping insurers to accurately verify objects and provide tools for law enforcement agencies in the fight against the illicit sale of stolen artefacts.   Talking points include:  Digital fingerprints for antiquities Creating patterns through image recognition Tracking high-value objects in real-time Building a solution for insurers Crowdsourcing data through partnerships The conversation also covers a shared love of wine as they discuss Elizabeth’s role at the Marston Family Vineyard in Napa Valley and the impact of last year’s devastating California wildfires. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 141 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

6 jun

22 min 29 seg

Gamma Location Intelligence helps insurers to understand property-based risks by providing accurate location data to support underwriting decisions. The company combines its own data sets with information from partners and third parties to provide a clearer view to clients on risks including flooding, subsidence, fire and crime. Chief Commercial Officer Richard Garry joins Matthew to discuss Gamma’s approach, its technology solutions and how clients are making use of its data. Talking points include: Pinpointing risks through geocoding Automating declines and referrals Using maps vs risk and accumulation scoring Working with data partners Identifying new data sources Gamma Location Intelligence was named as one of the companies to watch in our Location Intelligence 2021 report, which is available to download from our website. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 140 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

30 may

20 min 30 seg

The accelerated shift to digital over the past twelve months has raised the profile and importance of pricing platforms in insurance. AkinovA is one of the companies finding success in the space, with its digital marketplace allowing buyers and sellers to carry out transactions wherever they are in the world. Matthew talks to Co-founder and CEO Henri Winand on Podcast 139 about how the platform helps in the creation of new insurance products and gives the owners of the risk a better way to optimise their capital.  Talking points include:  Matching brokers with the right investors Meeting the challenges posed by intangible assets The importance of standards Creating parametric insurance products Improving business interruption cover post-Covid AkinovA is one of the featured companies in our report, ‘E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative’, which is available to download for free. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 139 page of our website, or email cpd@instech.london.

23 may

36 min 12 seg

Insurance policies may leave businesses exposed to uninsured economic loss in the event of a hurricane or earthquake, because of excess, deductibles and exclusions. New Paradigm Underwriters offers parametric insurance products which use the wind speed of hurricanes and shake intensity of earthquakes to determine payouts to their clients in North America. Co-founder Evan Glassman joins Matthew on Podcast 138 to discuss New Paradigm’s technology and how to build parametric products. Talking points include: Measuring hurricane-force wind speeds Basis risk in traditional and parametric insurance The parametric insurance community The benefits of parametric products to protection sellers Educating brokers and buyers about parametric If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 138 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

16 may

34 min 18 seg

Covid-19 caused an overnight demand for digital primary healthcare services accelerating major improvements in how we all access and interact with providers. Dr Anushka Patchava, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Vitality, joins Robin on Podcast 137 to discuss what that digital shift has meant for life & health insurers over the past 12 months, and the challenges that still lie ahead to achieve true digital engagement and improve access to health data.  The conversation also covers Anushka’s experience of moving from a medical career into insurance and her role as an Expert Advisor to the United Nations. Talking points include: How healthcare providers reacted to Covid-19 What life & health insurers can learn from home and motor products Incentivising customers to share health data How legacy technology impedes digital delivery Using blockchain for healthcare If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 137 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

9 may

26 min 10 seg

Flood is the most pervasive hazard in the United States, but despite the huge scale of the risk there are major challenges around the provision of adequate flood cover based on accurate, real-time data. JBA Risk Management has spent the past decade developing flood models covering 99% of the world’s landmass and has leveraged that experience to provide new flood hazard maps and real-time modelling for US insurers. Matthew finds out more on Podcast 136 from Jane Toothill, Managing Director, JBA Risk Management Ltd, and Matt Reid, Managing Director, JBA Risk Management Inc. Talking points include: Integrating flood data into decision-making processes Applying global insights and knowledge to US extreme weather events Real-time probabilistic modelling through JBA’s FLY technology Catastrophe modelling for climate change scenarios The state of the US NFIP and the emergence of a private US flood insurance market If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. You can read an edited transcript of the conversation from Podcast 136 on the InsTech London website. JBA Risk Management was named as one of the companies to watch in our recent Location Intelligence 2021 report. More content is also available on the company's InsTech London profile page.  Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 136 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

2 may

26 min 31 seg

Good data helps insurers to price and manage risks more effectively, but only if the right information is available, affordable and easy to integrate into underwriting processes. HazardHub are providing solutions to those challenges by supplying insurers with data for perils like flood and wildfire and unique property risk information, including the location of every fire hydrant in the US. The company was selected to join the Lloyd’s Lab last year and was named as one of the companies to watch in our new Location Intelligence report. HazardHub Co-founders Bob Frady and John Siegman join Matthew on Podcast 135 to discuss the types of data they’re offering and how they’re making it affordable and easy for clients to use. Talking points include: Accessing real-time data via APIs Lessons learned from the Lloyd’s Lab Harnessing technology to cut costs Pinpointing wildfire risks through modelling How to make clients confident about data For more information on HazardHub's AgentRiskView, go to agentriskview.com Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 135 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

25 abr

23 min 10 seg

Artificial intelligence has opened up a wealth of opportunities for both insurers and insurtechs, but turning AI’s vast potential into scalable, successful technology solutions is a major challenge. Tractable is a great example of a company that has managed to do it, with its AI solution for assessing vehicle damage now being used worldwide to process thousands of claims every day. Co-founder and President Adrien Cohen joins Matthew to discuss Tractable’s global growth, the challenges of working with AI, and what the company has planned for property insurance. Talking points include: Why insurance is a great use case for AI Data challenges and training AI systems Why insurers struggle to develop solutions in-house Spotting opportunities and expanding into different markets Convincing customers about new technology Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 134 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

18 abr

29 min 33 seg

By installing low-cost, easy to use sensors, Safehub is creating unique insights on how a building would react in the event of an earthquake. The technology continuously monitors a building’s natural frequency to create a profile of potential vulnerabilities and a baseline for assessing structural damage if catastrophe strikes. Co-founder and CEO Andy Thompson joins Matthew to discuss how Safehub is helping to reduce risk and why the wider adoption of affordable sensors benefits both customers and their insurers. Talking points include: Making faster, better decisions through data analysis How different earthquakes affect different buildings Using technology to spot inaccessible damage Understanding vulnerabilities through building frequencies Why user experience is crucial for new technology The RFID Journal article mentioned in the discussion can be found here - https://www.rfidjournal.com/iot-shakes-up-building-intelligence-with-earthquake-sensor-management Safehub is listed as one of the companies to watch in our new Location Intelligence report, which is free to download until the end of April.  Sign up to the InsTech London newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 133 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

11 abr

31 min 39 seg

Nigel Walsh from Google Cloud steps in as a guest host on Podcast 132 to talk to Matthew about our new report, Location Intelligence 2021 - the Companies to Watch: Where, what and how risky? The report offers a comprehensive look at the technology helping insurers identify and manage risk, and profiles more than 50 companies that are leading the way in the provision of location intelligence. Talking points from Nigel and Matthew’s discussion include: Key considerations for pricing and selecting risks Data and developments for supporting claims Insights for residential and commercial property How location intelligence can help with ESG Consumers, trust and having too much data Our Location Intelligence report is free to download until the end of April. You can get your copy from: https://www.instech.london/insights/location-intelligence-2021-companies-watch-where-what-how-risky Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 132 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

4 abr

37 min 59 seg

Robin and Matthew catch up for their quarterly Partners’ Chat on Episode 131 to discuss the latest news and themes emerging in insurance. Talking points include: Whether Covid-19 has actually accelerated innovation Why Robin is expecting a rise in insurtech M&A activity The emergence of real AI insurance products and solutions How Zego managed to become the UK’s first insurtech unicorn Vaccines, face-to-face dinners and a return to The Steel Yard Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 131 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

28 mar

35 min 12 seg

Changes to the US government’s National Flood Insurance Programme have created opportunities for insurers to offer alternative solutions for protection against flood risk. Fathom is one of the technology companies helping insurers to do that by providing accurate flood modelling hazard data for the entire US, down to a resolution of one metre. Matthew is joined on Podcast 130 by Fathom’s Chief Operations Officer Dr Andrew Smith and Chief Research Officer Dr Oliver Wing to discuss the creation of its US flood model and how Fathom evolved from a university research project into a successful commercial product. Talking points include: the impact of different types of flooding making data consumable through technology platforms tracking vulnerability as well as hazards the key focus areas for growing a business why insurance technology is attracting interest from other sectors Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 130 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

21 mar

32 min 24 seg

The most useful insurance products are often a combination of a simple concept powered by complex technology.  Flyreel’s AI Assistant is a great example, harnessing the potential of AI in a practical application that allows policyholders to conduct self-inspections using their phone camera. Founder and CEO Cole Winans joins Matthew to discuss how insurers are using Flyreel’s technology to create a comprehensive baseline record for underwriting, risk management and claims. Cole also shares some great tips on starting a company, finding customers and how to scale a business. Talking points include: Balancing AI with human intervention How to sell to insurers Developing portfolio risk characteristics through data Why a mutual customer benefit is vital Building a company culture and collaboration Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 129 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

14 mar

46 min 47 seg

Using its own constellation of microsatellites, ICEYE is providing insurers with high-resolution, building-level flood depths around the world immediately after an event. VP of Solutions Charles Blanchet joins Matthew to discuss how the company is making satellite technology commercially viable, and how insurers are now able to provide rapid flood loss estimates and efficient claims settlements.  Talking points include: How synthetic aperture radar can see through clouds Why the insurance division of this company has been engaged by leading insurers in only 12 months How aerial imagery is augmented with third-party data Parametric product solutions Making a complex offering easy to use  Look out for ICEYE on our Live Chat panel on Thursday 1 April. The company will also be one of more than 60 featured in our forthcoming Location Intelligence report.  Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 128 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

7 mar

34 min 47 seg

The ability to accurately forecast annual changes in the likelihood of damaging hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons occurring has been a challenge in the past.    Now, with advances in technology, research and the use of AI, new companies are emerging with techniques to provide insurers with the evidence they need to confidently change their assessment of potential catastrophe risks over the short term (less than one year). Australia-based reask is rethinking how catastrophe models are built, with a global solution that has caught the attention of leading insurers and investors. Co-founders Nick Hassam and Thomas Loridan join Matthew on Podcast 127 to discuss how they are helping insurers understand climate change, and why it is driving a greater frequency and intensity in natural disasters. Talking points include: Why today’s models need a global focus Seasonal forecasting Machine learning and neural networks Integrating new approaches with historical views Tracking storms after landfall Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 127 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

28 feb

37 min 23 seg

Since its inception in 2015, Flock has grown from a promising insurtech to setting its sights on becoming a truly global insurance provider.  The company’s micro-duration policies have made it a market leader for insuring drone flights, and it launched Flock Motor last year to provide flexible, digital-first products to the commercial motor space.  CEO Ed Leon Klinger joins Matthew to discuss the company’s growth, its new connected vehicles division, and a whole lot more.  Talking points include:  Finding funding and building a brand Identifying and researching new markets How to innovate with insurers Augmenting traditional datasets Embedded insurance solutions  Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 126 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

21 feb

44 min 53 seg

A lack of standardisation and the ability to transfer data through the entirety of the insurance lifecycle remains a major challenge for the industry. Charles Taylor InsureTech CEO Arjun Ramdas joins Matthew on Podcast 125 to discuss data collaboration between insurers, MGAs and brokers, and how Charles Taylor’s technology is supporting the Lloyd’s market. Talking points include: Moving from on-prem to SaaS tech solutions The shift towards platform solutions Delegated Data Manager (previously known as DA SATS) Minimising paperwork through automation Forging partnerships with Systems Integrators Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 125 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

14 feb

24 min 36 seg

Money is the rocket fuel for business growth, but raising funds is a major challenge for almost every company looking to scale. So how do you do it? Matthew asks three founders who secured early stage funding for their tips. Goncalo de Vasconcelos (Rnwl), Sam White (Stella Insurance) and Jonathan Spry (Envelop Risk) share the lessons they learned in turning start-ups into scale-ups. The conversation was recorded from Raising Money: The Founders' Stories, an InsTech London Live Chat sponsored by Genasys Technologies. CGO Andre Symes also shared his insights on the key characteristics Genasys sees in successful start-ups. Talking points include: Identifying potential brand advocates Crowdfunding vs bootstrapping What to expect from angel investors How to spot when you’re wasting your time The importance of having a strong narrative Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 124 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

7 feb

35 min 29 seg

Since forming part of the first Lloyd’s Lab cohort in 2018, Parsyl has established itself as an innovative technology company, global cargo insurer and more recently, a vital part of the fight against Covid-19. CEO and Co-founder Ben Hubbard joins Matthew on Episode 123 to discuss the company’s rapid growth.  Listen now for more on how Parsyl is using sensors to keep vaccines safe in transit, combining traditional and parametric insurance, and why companies no longer have to ‘ship and pray’.  Talking points include: Using data and automation to improve cold chains Designing technology that users understand Working with government organisations MGAs and launching a Lloyd’s syndicate Scaling at speed and future plans  You can read edited highlights of the conversation on the Episode 123 page of the InsTech London website. Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 123 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

31 ene

42 min 35 seg

Robin Merttens talks to guest host Mark Geoghegan ahead of the release of our new report on e-trading of reinsurance and complex risks.  E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative examines the renewed interest in the platforms space, accelerated by Covid-19, Lloyd’s Blueprint Two and the needs of increasingly demanding customers. Talking points include:  What’s needed to help e-trading catch on The lessons learned so far Who is doing what in the platform space How to get brokers on board The role that Lloyd’s has to play  E-Trading Platforms: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperative is available to download from the InsTech London website.  Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 122 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.  

27 ene

30 min 13 seg

On Podcast 121, Matthew Grant talks to Mark Patterson from Deloitte about its survey, The Future of Home and Motor Insurance. The survey is the result of interviews with 8,000 consumers across 12 countries. Mark Eastham, CEO of Avantia, which sells insurance under its HomeProtect brand, joins the discussion with a view from insurance.  Talking points include:  The importance of simplicity Pros and cons of embedded insurance products Connected devices and what’s holding the market back Flexibility of policy systems Why parametric solutions are capturing consumer attention Download the Deloitte report here. Read edited highlights of the conversation on the InsTech London podcast page. Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 121 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

24 ene

55 min 59 seg

The increasing threat from cyber attacks has presented the insurance industry with its biggest opportunity in over a century, according to Pascal Millaire. The CyberCube CEO joins host Matthew Grant to discuss the expansion of the cyber insurance market since his first podcast appearance in 2019, and why the world’s largest insurance institutions are turning to CyberCube to manage their cyber exposures. Talking points include: Business interruption and lessons from Covid-19 The role of data, and how to access it, in improving modelling capabilities Establishing clear exclusions and lines for cyber risk How brokers are engaging with their clients and using analytic tools Why regulation is key to tackling cyber risk  Capital markets and public-private partnerships Learn more about CyberCube on their dedicated member's page on the InsTech London website. Sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 120 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

19 ene

38 min 54 seg

This week we're hearing from a well-known leader from one of the largest global speciality insurers, AXA XL and someone who always provides a refreshing perspective on what is happening around us.  The core purpose of insurance is to provide a safety net for customers. As the industry looks at improving its own efficiency, is it at risk of losing sight of that purpose? Robin Merttens is this week's host, and our guest is Parul Kaul-Green, Chief of Staff, AXA XL Asia and Europe.   Talking points include: The importance of context in digital transformation  What commercial teams can learn from the consumer side Accelerating disruption to meet Covid challenges Becoming a true partner to the customer Tackling the industry's diversity issues  Keep track of everything we are up to at instech.london and sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 119 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

10 ene

24 min 53 seg

After the rollercoaster of 2020 it’s a brave soul that’s willing to commit to what 2021 will look like. But running a global network of talented and successful people means that we have been able to dip into the collective wisdom of 20 of our friends and supporters from InsTech London. We crowdsourced what is top of mind from some of the best people to predict the year ahead – i.e. those that are part of making it happen. One investor, two reinsurers, three consultants, five Lloyd’s syndicates, six growing insurtechs, and three others – all that was missing was the partridge and the pear tree. Scrubbed and polished - find out what the movers, shakers and thinkers at PKF, Munich Re, Swiss Re, EY, PwC, Deloitte, Brit, Talbot, Convex, Wakam, Chaucer, Concirrus, CyberCube, Blink, Riskbook, Flock, Zego, Insurtech Gateway, Voice of Insurance, Miller and FintechOS had to say. So much in 40 minutes: Why platforms will be so powerful, finally Climate change - here it comes Data - still hard to extract, but will be more in demand Trust - can insurance win it back? Outsiders - who's going to be revealing their true colours this year? Parametrics  And much much more.  Keep track of everything we are up to at instech.london and sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 118 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

3 ene

41 min 52 seg

A pause from interviewing our usual guests this week as Matthew Grant and Robin Merttens - the InsTech London partners - are back to reflect on the year that's passed and what's coming up. Find out: how we've been getting on putting some of the insurtech offerings to the test - personally high and low points of the year the insured and uninsurable from real life to digital in 26 steps and more random recollections. Normal service will be resumed soon. Keep track of everything we are up to at instech.london and sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 117 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

dic 2020

37 min 54 seg

Rod Fox co-founded TigerRisk Partners in 2008 after spotting a gap in the reinsurance market. Just over a decade later, the company has established itself in a leadership role and a reputation for innovation. Rod joins Matthew on Episode 116 to discuss how the company has grown, the future of the broker, and why he feel right now is the most interesting time for insurance. Talking points include: Solving problems through technology The future of placement platforms Protection gap and opportunities Embedded insurance solutions Building a culture to attract talent Keep track of everything we are up to at instech.london and sign up to our newsletter for a fresh view on the world every Wednesday morning. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on whichever platform you use, or contact Matthew Grant on LinkedIn. Continuing Professional Development - Learning Objectives InsTech London is accredited by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening to any InsTech London podcast or reading the accompanying transcript, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards the CII member CPD scheme. To claim 0.5 hours for this podcast, go to the Episode 116 page of the InsTech London website, or email cpd@instech.london.

dic 2020

38 min 12 seg