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News
Insurtech: Deutsche Bank Partners with Berlin based Friendsurance to Complement Banking Services
16 JAN 2018 | Deutsche Bank has announced a new strategic partnership with Insurtech firm Friendsurance. The arrangement will see the two companies working together to advise clients and help them take out and manage insurance policies
Mike Brockman launches new insurtech venture ThingCo
16 JAN 2018 | Mike Brockman, one of the insurance sector’s leading visionaries and most respected disruptors has begun a new insurtech venture. ThingCo, a brand which reflects how the business will be leveraging data from the Internet of Things has launched from 1 Royal Exchange Avenue, London.
My Insurtech Story
15 JAN 2018 | I had almost a decade of commercial underwriting experience and had been at an insurtech for about a year but disagreed with the direction the company was being taken by a leader without an insurance background.
5 TOP INSURTECH PROPHECIES FOR 2018
15 JAN 2018 | 2018 is already well underway, and for the Insurance industry this could prove to be one of their most exciting years yet. How so? Because of the InsurTech revolution…
What can we expect from insurtech in 2018?
12 JAN 2018 | In terms of product launches and new entrants into the marketplace, 2017 was a relatively quiet year in the insurtech space, says Insurance Technologies Corporation president Laird Rixford – but don’t expect 2018 to follow in its footsteps.
Top Trends from CES 2018 That Will Change Insurance
12 JAN 2018 | It’s a freezing January but what’s really hot is all the research and innovation in technology that is being unveiled at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. From artificial intelligence (AI) and driverless cars, to gadgets and consumer electronics, the pace is hectic.
Amazon seeks staff in European insurance push
11 JAN 2018 | Amazon.com Inc is expanding its nascent European product insurance business, according to recent job adverts, which industry watchers say could signal the start of broader ambitions in insurance.
Bots, AI and smart home sensors – the future of insuring the things you own
11 JAN 2018 | This week, a new initiative called ‘open banking’ launches – which puts customers in control of their financial data and makes it easier for them to share it with other services to get better deals. This could be the future of banking, but what do the coming years hold for the other financial product we all own – insurance.
Liberty Mutual pilots home-management platform for property owners
11 JAN 2018 | Liberty Mutual is piloting a new home insurance tool, Dwellbeing, designed to help homeowners maintain the infrastructure of their property and reduce claims.
MetLife Adds Insurtech Investment and Training Programs
10 JAN 2018 | MetLife Inc. is trying to plant, fertilize and water new insurtech ideas. The New York-based insurer says its Chief Digital Office has started two new insurance technology programs.
Insights
Let’s talk about insurance before Amazon disrupts it
05 JAN 2018 | I predict Amazon will not disrupt the insurance sector. I believe they will do something – especially around insurance coverages on the products they sell – but they will not be able to touch the core of the insurance profit poll on commercial lines but also on personal lines (auto, property, life, health). My view is based on two main beliefs.
Whatsapp for claims submission and IoT & blockchain to combat fraud
21 DEC 2017 | In our previous post, on Distribution, we pointed out that claims represents perhaps the most important customer touchpoint in the entire insurance journey. But claims is even bigger still – Nothing affects carriers’ bottom lines like claims; too many are not just capable of wiping out company margins but can jeopardise company survival full stop. And it’s not as if customers like claims either
Agenda
AI Assistant & Deep Learning Summits 2017
25 JAN 2018 | San Francisco | RE•WORK will be hosting the AI Assistant & Deep Learning Summits in San Francisco on 25 & 26 January 2018. The summits will showcase the opportunities of advancing trends in AI Assistants and Deep Learning. This is a unique opportunity to interact with business leaders, influential technologists, data scientists & entrepreneurs in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. Join RE•WORK to learn from industry experts, discover emerging trends in deep learning & expand your network: https://re-work.co/events RE•WORK is a global platform of events bringing together breakthrough technology, cutting-edge science, and entrepreneurship shaping the future of business and society. Regular participants at our events include AI pioneers Yoshua Bengio, Yann LeCun and Geoffrey Hinton.
Paris Fintech Forum 2018
30 JAN 2018 | Palais Brongniart, Paris | Following the huge success of 2017 edition, Paris Fintech Forum 2018, organized by Altéir with the support of 60+ international partners next January 30th & 31st, aims to gather 2,000+ attendees over 2 days in the very heart of Paris, to listen to 200+ CEO's and c-levels from banks, insurance, telco, regulators and of course Fintechs from all continents. Over 150 Fintechs CEOs from all over the world will be in both panels & interviews and on our stage dedicated to pitches & showcases. Most of those Fintech will also be present in our exhibition hall in one of our 100+ Fintech pods. During these two days we'll address all key issues at the heart of the news of digital finance in general and Fintech in particular. To host this international event we have booked a mythical place in our industry: the former French stock market exchange in the heart of Paris, fully privatized for this great occasion.

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