InsTech London Podcast
The Platform Players: Part One - Novidea, Salesforce and their partners (54)

The Platform Players: Part One - Novidea, Salesforce and their partners (54)

November 10, 2019

Platforms are emerging as one of this year's top topics for insurance and technology - and we are going to hear a lot more about them in the next year. Start-ups have been finding it hard to get the attention of insurers, and experience is showing that most insurers are not really set up to nurture early stage companies. Insurance technology platforms provide a way for insurers to more easily access data, analytics and the related services they need to improve efficiency and engagement - and for technology companies to get to insurers. Our event on 22nd October at The Steelyard featured companies talking about their platforms and their ecosystems. In this, the highlights from the first half of the event, Matthew is on stage with our sponsors Novidea, their platform Salesforce and their ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) Conga and Financial Force. 

You can read our summary of the whole event on the dedicated page on our website - and see photos and details of all the speakers. Look out for the remainder of the evening that included Guidewire, ICEinsurtech, AXA, DMS and RiskBook.

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Mark Bates: CEO and Founder of RDT: 50 million server calls a day (53)

Mark Bates: CEO and Founder of RDT: 50 million server calls a day (53)

November 4, 2019

Not every innovative, fast-growing technology company in insurance is a start-up. RDT was founded in 1991, but Mark Bates has the energy, enthusiasm and tech driven vision more commonly founded in early-stage companies. He's grown RDT to be one of the leaders in the UK providing the core underwriting platforms to 19 insurance companies and MGAs around the world. RDT is exploring new technologies such as voice, as well as creating its own consumer app. 

Matthew finds out how (and why) Mark founded the company,  what they are working on today and exactly why one of their clients is responsible for 50 million calls on the RDT server each day.

RDT is one of the many InsTech London corporate members. Find out more about what we are up to at www.instech.london

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Amrit Santhirasenan: CEO & Founder of Hyperexponential - modelling reimagined (52)

Amrit Santhirasenan: CEO & Founder of Hyperexponential - modelling reimagined (52)

October 27, 2019

We're back in the Lloyd's Lab for this week's episode talking to Amrit Santhirasenan. Amrit, a qualified actuary,  founded Hyperexponential having become frustrated by the lack of available tools he could use to run his actuarial models. Previously head of pricing and analytics at Tokio Marine Kiln, Amrit founded Hyperexponetial (or HX) in 2017 and already has clients and revenue. Matthew finds out from Amrit how his time in the Lloyd's Lab Cohort 3 has been accelerating the company's success in finding supporters and clients in Lloyd's and beyond. 

Look out for our write up of this interview coming soon, and save time from taking your own notes by reading the transcript on www.instech.london (available a few days after our podcasts are released).

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Part two of the Insurers Reverse pitch - Allianz and Renaissance Re (51)

Part two of the Insurers Reverse pitch - Allianz and Renaissance Re (51)

October 20, 2019

One of our most lively and most popular events so far - in this, the second half of our "Reverse Pitch" event from The Steelyard that we held on 24th September, Matthew Grant is on stage talking to Hayley Maynard, Chief of Staff to the CUO of Allianz ACGS and Karl Stanley VP Technology Ventures, Renaissance Re. Two great guests from two of the world's biggest insurers. 

You can find out highlights from every speaker on the night - and what help they are looking for - on the event section of www.instech.london

Enjoyed this? If you haven't found the first half yet - it's Episode 49. 

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Rob Galbraith; Director of Innovation at AF Group, author, prophet and business lubricant (50)

Rob Galbraith; Director of Innovation at AF Group, author, prophet and business lubricant (50)

October 15, 2019

We were delighted to be able to find some time with Rob Galbraith whilst he was over in London recently. Rob is well known for his commentary on insurance, insurtech and all things related.  Join us to find out why Rob, author of the recent insurance bestseller "The end of insurance as we know it", has been called "the most interesting man in insurance" and "the WD40 of insurance".  Matthew and Rob compare notes about the latest issues in insurance and technology, mutual friends, finding information and other hot topics from around the world. (Note - since we recorded this, Amazon lowered their UK price of Rob's book in line with the US price)

This is a special mid-week release. Too much to talk about and not enough time! 

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Reverse Pitch: What the insurers want - Part One: Talbot, Bupa, Brit plus Experian (49)

Reverse Pitch: What the insurers want - Part One: Talbot, Bupa, Brit plus Experian (49)

October 13, 2019

The summer is over and we're back in the Steelyard for our autumn season of evening events. There are many opportunities to find out what technology companies offering product and services to insurance have to offer, but how often do we know what the insurers really want? In this episode, from the first half of our Reverse Pitch event on 24 September,  Robin Merttens is on stage with our guests, finding out what they are up to and where they need help. Part Two coming soon. Who needs Vegas?

Jamie Garratt, Head of Underwriting Strategy - Talbot (2:00)

Madeleine Durand, Senior Strategy Manager -  Bupa (8.25)

Jason Smith, Deputy Lead, Data Exchange - Experian (12.35)

And our very own Paolo Cuomo in his new role as head of Strategy at Brit (18:00)

No need to take notes - get the summary of what we heard at the event, and all 20 requests for help from our speakers in the article on the event specific section on  our website www.instech.london. You will also find photos from the event and the full agenda.

Thanks to PKF Littlejohn for sponsorship of this event, and to Insurance Insider for their support for these podcasts.

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Trevor Davis, Managing Director, Life & Health at Instanda (48)

Trevor Davis, Managing Director, Life & Health at Instanda (48)

October 6, 2019

The curse of "legacy" is often blamed for lack of innovation in established insurance companies - but is that really the problem? Instanda was founded 7 years ago and has proved it can successfully build new systems for insurers and work alongside, and with, legacy and still deploy its solutions quickly and relatively cheaply. With 40 companies drawn mostly from P & C, Instanda is now branching out in Life & Health. Trevor Davis joined Instanda last year from Swiss Re. In this episode he talks to Matthew Grant about how the company builds its products, why it has been successful, the new opportunities arising in the Life & Health space and what the future for System Integrators may look like. 

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James Slaughter;  Chief Underwriting Officer; Global Risk Solutions at Liberty Mutual Insurance (47)

James Slaughter; Chief Underwriting Officer; Global Risk Solutions at Liberty Mutual Insurance (47)

September 29, 2019

Liberty Mutual is the world's fifth-largest property & casualty insurer. James Slaughter is responsible for setting the overall underwriting strategy -  which includes pricing, risk appetite, distribution and innovation - for the global commercial & specialty lines business of Liberty Mutual.

Matthew talks to James about what drew him to insurance and the challenges of bringing change and new technology to the underwriting of large and complex risks. Topics include lessons to be learnt from personal lines, creating an internal culture of innovation and how the market will evolve in the next few years. 

More information on James and the head of innovation partnerships, Premal Gohil 

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Balance sheet risk, subrogation, crypto currencies & wine; the Partners’ chat (46)

Balance sheet risk, subrogation, crypto currencies & wine; the Partners’ chat (46)

September 22, 2019

A short episode this week as Matthew and Robin talk about what they have been up to recently, the latest trends catching their eye and what the autumn has in store for InsTech London and our community of 4,000 people supported by 80 corporate members. 

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Making the Financial Director’s life easier - Phinsys at the Lloyd’s Lab (45)

Making the Financial Director’s life easier - Phinsys at the Lloyd’s Lab (45)

September 15, 2019

The finance teams in insurance companies often struggle as much as others when it comes to bringing together multiple sources of data, and identifying key business metrics. Improving efficiency is one of the foundations of the "Future of Lloyd's" strategy and the 3rd cohort in the Lloyd's Lab brings together scale-ups rather than start-ups.

Phinsys, founded in 2010, was chosen because of its record in providing systems to speed up and improve reporting capabilities to leading insurers.

In this week's episode Matthew is back in the Lab talking to CRO Stuart Conibear and Marketing Director Ian Jones about what the company does, why they joined the Lab, and their experience so far.  We also hear why Phinsys became a corporate member of InsTech London and what gets Stuart and his team to give up his evenings to join us at our events. 

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Link to Pedius, mentioned by Ian, here