Sent on October 04, 2017

News
Underwriting Lessons From the PGA
04 OCT 2017 | One of the amazing things about where we are in the arc of data changing our lives is that analytic models are pervasive. They are changing our professional lives, for sure, but I was also reminded recently that models can be used in all areas of our lives.
InsurTech firm PremFina raises $36m from backers including Rakuten Capital
04 OCT 2017 | PremFina, a UK software firm which serves insurance brokers, has raised $36m (£27m) from investors including Rakuten Capital – the investment arm of Japan’s FinTech firm Rakuten – and Draper Esprit.
Etiqa, ethics and insurtech
04 OCT 2017 | HOW would you feel if that fragile item you bought online is assured to arrive at your doorstep safely. Simply because the driver of the delivery vehicle is being tracked to drive responsibly? Or, just moments after your travel insurance comes into play due to a flight delay, you get a text message that your compensation money is already in your account.
2017 Insurance Investments
03 OCT 2017 | Here's a quick look at 2017 insurtech investments brought to you by Coverager. Coverager is an online insurance platform, featuring news, insights and data in a modern way.
InsurTech startup Canopy gets £1.6m to expand across the UK
03 OCT 2017 | InsurTech startup Canopy has raised £1.6m to expand across the UK. Lead investor Direct Line Group contributed £1.3m to the round. Launched in May, Canopy is looking to disrupt the property rental market by making it easier for renters, landlords and estate agents to co-exist.
Insurtech exposed. No smoke, no mirrors.
02 OCT 2017 | Instech London went on tour this week, heading north from the sand blasted railway arches of the Steelyard to the stripped back chic of WeWorks Moorgate. Tuesday 26th September saw us return to the Show & Tell format.
Insurtech start-up partners with Munich Re unit
02 OCT 2017 | Insurtech start-up Nimbla has partnered with Munich Re’s new business unit Digital Partners to provide complete credit management for SMEs (small- and medium-sized enterprises)
The new tech giants of 2020?
01 OCT 2017 | "Not Google nor Facebook: Most valuable company will be an insurance company.” With a headline like that, how could you resist not reading the article? Its author, Julian Teicke, makes the case for insurers ultimately becoming dominant players in the digital world.
Ping An Launches 10 AI+ Innovative Services
28 SEP 2017 | Ping An Insurance China announced the launch of 10 innovative services backed by the world’s leading AI technology. The services are jointly launched by the Group’s subsidiaries, including life and P&C insurance, annuity, bank, credit card, securities, Caifubao, Lufax, Puhui, Ping An Good Doctor and Ping An Technology.
Gary Lineker-backed Neos heads to Silicon Valley
28 SEP 2017 | Six firms lead the 2017 InsurTech Trade Mission to San Francisco to raise awareness of the UK InsurTech industry. Smart home insurance provider Neos has been selected by the Department of International Trade (DIT) as one of six companies leading the 2017 InsurTech Trade Mission to San Francisco this week.
Leading Businesses Rely on Cloudera for Machine Learning to Drive IoT Innovation
28 SEP 2017 | Cloudera, the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, optimized for the cloud, announced that more enterprises across an array of sectors are turning to Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub to power their IoT journey, generate actionable insights and as a result, disrupt their own industries.
Insights
Neosurance wins Munich Re Digital Partners “Best Insurance Game-changer” award
25 SEP 2017 | Neosurance, the AI and machine learning based agent, has won the inaugural Munich Re Digital Partners Award as the Best Insurance Game-changer'. The award was received at an event in London which gathered one hundred and fifty participants from the VC and business angels communities as well as numerous players from the insurtech ecosystem. Neosurance won the vote by the event participants for its disruptive distribution model based on the principles that insurance is not bought by but sold to the customer, through the creation of smart emotional engagements at the point of need, directly on their smartphones.
How does an insurtech ecosystem X-ray look like?
19 SEP 2017 | The Electronic Commerce Brazilian Chamber (camara-e.net) launched in August, during the insurance and technology experts’ meeting, at São Paulo city, the first Insurtechs’ ecosystem mapping in Brazil. The initiative aims to design a map with all companies developing innovative technologies and solutions for the insurance market. "We are going to do an X-ray of this segment raising the initiatives with investment solutions, Internet of Things, user's journey, products, information security, data analysis and future technologies, among other categories that compose this ecosystem", says Gustavo Zobaran, coordinator of the Insurtechs Committee of camara-e.net.
Agenda
Chief Analytics Officer, Fall 2017
02 OCT 2017 | Join us at the Chief Analytics Officer, Fall returning on October 2-5 in Boston, bigger and better than ever with over 300+ delegates and 125+ speakers, it is set to be the largest gathering of senior analytics leaders in North America. Our newly launched agenda covers the most vital and timely topics for CAOs and Senior Analytics professionals featuring case studies from IHeartMedia, FBAlliance Insurance, Legendary Entertainment, Capital One, 20th Century Fox, UnityPoint Health and many more… A Dedicated Industry Focus Day’s for Insurance – Join 100+ Insurance data and analytics executives will explore the impact of rapidly changing disruptive technology on this very traditional sector. This massive accumulation of data can expand the possibilities for analytics beyond actuarial science and provide opportunities to better enable underwriting, risk management, customer personalization and enterprise wide decision making. Take advantage of this great summers deal to book your conference ticket for main conference, preconference day of your choice and post conference focus day.
IoT Solutions World Congress 2017
03 OCT 2017 | Barcelona | The IoT Solutions World Congress is the leading international event that links the Internet of Things with industry. On its second edition, the event doubled the figures registered on its inaugural one, with 172 exhibiting companies and over 8,000 attendees from 70 countries. The next edition of the IoTSWC will take place on 3 – 5 October 2017 and will offer a highly international environment with more than 10,400 visitors. The event will focus on IoT solutions for industries and use cases in six dedicated areas: Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities, Connected Transport, Healthcare, Buildings & Infrastructure, and Open Industry (Retail, Agriculture, Mining, Hospitality and other industries). Join the IoTSWC 2017 to see keynotes from top experts in the industry, who will discuss the opportunities offered by IoT technology as well as its transformative role in the business world.
Insurance Distribution Forum Middle East Dubai
10 OCT 2017 | Dubai, UAE | Despite economic headwinds and lower oil prices, insurance markets in the Middle East have remained resilient due to two of the region’s largest markets, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), having an excess of US$10b each in gross written premiums — underlining the region’s increasing significance to global insurance markets. As the Middle Eastern markets continue to mature in increasingly competitive environments with price and margin pressures, the relatively low levels of penetration present both a challenge and an opportunity. The regional penetration rates remain lower than in most of the world’s emerging markets despite showing an impressive double digit growth rate in the last five years. Despite these conditions, the insurance industry is growing at a faster rate than the rest of the economy. In keeping with the robust growth pace of this sector in the region, The Insurance Distribution Forum Middle East 2017 (10 – 11 October 2017, Dubai -UAE) will define the key issues that are driving the region's insurance penetration rates along with highlighting the strategies for success in this sector.

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