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Arity Launches Mobility Intelligence Tools for Growing Shared Mobility Industry
27 SEP 2017 | Today, Arity, a technology company founded by The Allstate Corporation, launched its Shared Mobility Solutions suite to enable rideshare, car share, car club and peer-to-peer companies to optimize efficiency and grow their business by utilizing insights derived from driver analytics.
InsurTech Futures: ConstructaQuote launches Chatbot
27 SEP 2017 | Broker says aim is to provide faster and simpler service for customers. Online broker ConstructaQuote has developed an interactive chatbot for potential customers searching for information on business insurance.
State Auto Labs Launches Corporate Venture Fund to Drive Insurance Innovation
26 SEP 2017 | State Auto Labs Corp., the innovation arm of the State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, has launched a $25 million corporate venture fund to support entrepreneurs and innovations in the insurance industry
InsurTech accelerator launches in Hartford
26 SEP 2017 | Startupbootcamp has launched an insurtech accelerator in Hartford, intended to recruit new entrepreneurial and tech talent to the insurance hub. The incubator program, now accepting applications, is part of The Hartford Insurtech Hub.
MarketScout launching $25m InsurTech venture investment fund
25 SEP 2017 | Texas-based insurance exchange and managing general agent MarketScout is set to launch an InsurTech venture investment fund, capitalised with $25 million to focus on distribution related opportunities.
Adapt to survive an uncertain future, warns insurtech start-up founder
25 SEP 2017 | “The difficulties that the car insurance industry faces today are the ones of a legacy industry adapting in a fast-changing world.” That is how Andreas Alamanos, founder of insurtech start-up PODIS, and Harry Mylonas, partner at the start-up, define this part of the insurance sector.
Insurtech firm Swyfft offering agents homeowner quotes in five seconds
22 SEP 2017 | It sounds like an insurtech. It looks like an insurtech. It calls itself an insurtech. But new-kid-on-the-block Swyfft is actually bucking the trend of most insurtech companies – the MGA is working with independent agents in a pseudo-traditional sense.
Discovery Health's DrConnect links patients with doctors
22 SEP 2017 | Health insurance company Discovery Health has partnered with HealthTap to develop Discovery DrConnect, an online platform for members of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme. Based in Silicon Valley, HealthTap operates an online platform that connects people looking for health information to a network of doctors who answer their health questions.
Insurtech Concirrus launches AI-powered marine platform
21 SEP 2017 | London-based insurtech company Concirrus launched an AI-powered marine insurance analytics platform called Quest. The platform provides a single web application to allow commercial marine insurers to access internal data from across their organization integrated with external, third party data.
MATTEO CARBONE – LESSONS IN INSURANCE INNOVATION
21 SEP 2017 | In this episode of the Insurance Innovators Unscripted Podcast, I speak with Matteo Carbone, a world renowned expert on Insurance Innovation. Matteo is the Founder and CEO of the Connected Insurance Observatory and a global insurtech thought leader
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
InsurByte 2017
26 SEP 2017 | Lattice80, Singapore | Building on the success of the 2016 conference, InsurByte 2017 has evolved into a platform that aims to provide knowledge exchange, foster synergies among market players to find solutions, and implement & promote innovative insurance practices in a collaborative, open and transparent manner. We are expecting participants from a close knitted gathering of various players from the insurance industry from across different stages of the business lifecycle. InsurByte Conference 2017 will take the stage on 26 to 27 September 2017 at Lattice80, Singapore. We hope to see you there!
2nd Annual Internet of Insurance
26 SEP 2017 | Four Seasons, Austin, TX | The Only Event for Insurance Carriers Capitalizing on IoT. Navigating Digital Disruption of Traditional Insurance Business Models. Adopting IoT to Minimize Risk & Enhance Customer Engagement. 35+ Case Studies by Leading American Insurance Companies
9th Annual Reactions North America Re/Insurance Conference, New York City
28 SEP 2017 | Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York | With a fresh agenda and unrivalled networking opportunities, the 9th Annual Reactions North American Re/Insurance Conference is a must attend event for insurance and reinsurance professionals. As in previous years, this conference will cover a wide range of topics currently affecting the market. Much of this year’s subject matter will go around the effects of various macroeconomic trends that are transpiring in North America, including inflation and interest rate trends, financial deregulation, and tax code changes. How will global political and economic risks impact the re/insurance industry? Industry experts will also discuss some of the key opportunities and risks associated with the market and provide insight into offsetting the intense competition seen in the reinsurance industry. Furthermore, as shifts towards technological innovation continue to arise, there will be a focus on the level of concern that traditional players should have with the emergence of Insurtech.
InsureTech Connect 2017
03 OCT 2017 | InsureTech Connect is the world’s largest insurtech event — offering unparalleled access to the largest and most comprehensive gathering of tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance industry incumbents from across the globe.

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