Sent on September 07, 2016

News
Insurtech investment in the UK has tripled
06 SEP 2016 | More than $22m (£16.5m) has been ploughed into insurtech so far this year - more than triple the amount invested in the whole of last year and faster growth than any other country in the world. The research from Accenture and CB Insights, reveals interest in the more specific sectors of fintech is blossoming beyond the popularity of the payments and lending which has so far dominated fintech investment.
What is the Blockchain and Why is it So Important?
05 SEP 2016 | Blockchain is growing in importance. Increasingly organisations have to explore what this revolutionary technology will mean for their business. Marc Andreessen from the well-known VC firm Andreessen Horowitz calls it as big an invention as the internet. Last year, in my Big Data Trends prediction for 2016, I already foresaw that 2016 would become the year of the Blockchain and now also Gartner has included in their Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.
The new, scary face of auto insurance
05 SEP 2016 | Technology in the mobility space has made travel safer, faster and more convenient. The results have been incredible: The Insurance Information Institute found a 33 percent decrease in automobile deaths in the past three years. The same survey found that nine models registered zero fatalities per vehicle per million. Mobility has also become more accessible with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft delivering more than one million rides a day in more than 60 countries.
Samir Shah to lead insurtech risk securitisation start-up Ledger Investing
02 SEP 2016 | Samir Shah, the ex-Head of Insurance Capital Markets at AIG, has joined Ledger Investing as Chairman and CEO. The Silicon Valley backed insurtech start-up is focused on creating a business-to-business marketplace for the securitisation of insurance risk, a vision Shah has helped to crystalise
Insurtech firm Neos launches UK first home insurance service
02 SEP 2016 | The insurance industry is awash with exciting new technological developments – however, few have caught the eye quite like the UK first that has just been launched by Neos. The insurtech start-up has begun beta testing on the first connected home insurance service to hit the UK today (September 01) –
New Technologies: A Double-Edged Sword for Insurance Companies
02 SEP 2016 | The insurance industry is on the horns of a dilemma: how to use new technologies to improve their operations and how to insure the risks these new technologies present to their customers. Womans eye with futuristic digital data concept for technology, virtual reality headset, biometric retina scan, surveillance or computer hacker security
How Digital is Changing Business Success Metrics
01 SEP 2016 | Twenty-one years ago, Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersama, two respected management consultants, published a book called The Discipline of Market Leaders. They boiled down market success as coming from three important factors: 1) operational excellence, 2) product leadership, and 3) customer intimacy. Many insurance executives were inspired by the book and took these guidelines to heart, shoring up their capabilities in these three pillars.
In claims, all roads lead to innovaton
01 SEP 2016 | Claims is making great progress on the innovation journey. Over the past few years, claims organizations have been adopting a more innovative culture that furthers their progress in the areas of efficiency, effectiveness, and customer experience. All areas of insurance can benefit from innovative thinking, of course, but we have seen particular trends in innovation within claims that highlight a unique approach.
8 ways long-term care insurance applicants are different
01 SEP 2016 | People in the United States who apply for private long-term care insurance seem to be a pretty healthy bunch. Portia Cornell, a health policy researcher at Harvard University, and four other researchers have presented data supporting that conclusion in a paper published, behind a paywall, on the website of Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on health care delivery and health care finance systems.
Insights
Announcing InsurTech IoT Webcast featuring top corporate insurance VC and accelerator leaders
07 SEP 2016 | Technology is transforming insurance. With so many new options for insurers to consider, test and implement, it is difficult to forecast which solutions are going to get real traction and results. To prepare for the future impact of IoT on Insurance, I have recruited leading industry investors and an accelerator to participate in a one-hour webcast on September 14th to share their focus and perspectives on today and tomorrow.
2016 InsurTech Survey
05 SEP 2016 | InsurTechNews.com is glad to announce that we are partnering with the Singapore Fintech Consortium to conduct a global survey on Insurtech trends. A selected list of thought provoking questions will be submitted to InsurTechNews Top 50 Influencers Powerlist and to the general public. The objective is to gather the experts' and the general public opinion on expected developments and possib.e implications The results of the survey will be presented at the InsurTech Conference that will be held on 27-28 September at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Center in Singapore and subsequently published on InsurTechNews.com.
Agenda
Connected Car Insurance USA 2016, 7th Annual Conference and Exhibition
07 SEP 2016 | Radisson Aqua Blu, Chicago: The Connected Car Insurance USA Conference & Exhibition is the largest and most informative forum for executives from across the connected car and auto insurance industries. This year, more than ever before, we broaden the scope to encompass the most current topics shaping the motor insurance space: from new mobility and autonomous to ADAS and the connected car disruptor to data sharing and advanced analytics.
Insurance IoT Webinar: Insurtech Investor Briefing
14 SEP 2016 | Hear from American Family Ventures, Global Insurance Accelerator, Hartford Steam Boiler Ventures, Liberty Mutual Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, USAA in this one hour long discussion. The purpose of the webinar is to ask our Insurtech Investors about their insights on Insurance IoT with a view to: •Identify top technologies seeing investment interest in insurance - what is being…Read more

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