Sent on September 14, 2016

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New platforms shake up the insurance industry's distribution system
14 SEP 2016 | Insurers and their intermediaries could be forgiven for presuming that since the products they sell are so often complex, opaque, and misunderstood, the expertise and sales skills of the industry’s agent-based distribution system preclude widespread disruption by new types of providers.
InsurTech start-ups can revolutionise the industry
13 SEP 2016 | “New ventures are starting up across the globe, with $9 billion of entrepreneurial venture capital funding them,” Paul Mang, chief executive officer (CEO) of analytics at Aon, told Monte Carlo Today. “Where there is innovation, the important ideas will evolve into some sort of partnership between start-ups and carriers.” He added that it is likely that the industry will be disrupted not from the outside, but rather from within.
On accelerating the transport of risk to capital (ILS + Insurtech)
12 SEP 2016 | The reinsurance and broader risk transfer market is increasingly becoming a process  of matching risk to the right capital in the most efficient manner possible, with industry trends pointing to a need to accelerate the transport of risk to capital. Combining ILS structures with Insurtech promises to enhance and accelerate this process dramatically, while raising efficiency and lowering costs, all of which insurance and reinsurance markets need right now. R
Fintech, insurtech and the millenially-minded
12 SEP 2016 | Throughout your work life, you come across a myriad of presentations, reports and pitches on the fintech opportunity in Asia. Most of these presentations look and sound basically the same – welcome to the world of fintech clichés: Big dreams of a post-banking world, bluish black images of numbers, lines and network nodes, 3D-renderings of coins with imaginary currency symbols, illustrations of robots, and photos of teenagers immersed on smartphones.
6 trends that will change insurance claims
09 SEP 2016 | Expanding data volumes from sensors and other connected technology, intensifying regulation, increasingly volatile weather patterns — these are among the powerful forces reshaping the insurance industry. Their effect on the claims function certainly will be profound. Nearly every link in the claims process will evolve in the future thanks to:
5 ways Genworth wants to reboot LTCI
08 SEP 2016 | Can private long-term care insurance really do much to help the United States pay the baby boomers' home care, adult day care and nursing home bills? The debate has been cooling and flaring since 1989 and 1990, when the Pepper Commission was looking into the possibility of creating a universal Medicare long-term care benefits program.
Blockchain catastrophe swap platform ready, shows insurtech potential
08 SEP 2016 | A catastrophe swap software platform based on the blockchain is ready for use, according to the developer of the technology which featured in the pilot catastrophe swap undertaken between Allianz and Nephila Capital recently, Symbiont.
AI in Insurance: 5 Use Cases
07 SEP 2016 | No longer simply the subject of science-fiction movies, artificial intelligence is making its way into the insurance enterprise. According to Accenture, four in five insurers are planning to or have deployed some sort of artificial intelligence technology in their enterprises. Here are some examples.
Allianz Hires New CEO for Insurtech Unit
07 SEP 2016 | Startup incubator Allianz X has announced Peter Borchers as its new chief executive officer, effective Oct. 1, the company announced today. Borchers comes to the recently established Allianz X by way of Deutsche Telekom where he founded his own tech accelerator, hub:raum, in 2012, according to his LinkedIn page. He is tasked with helping lead Allianz Group’s digital transformation strategy, by identifying and building companies within the insurtech space that can improve the lives of customers.
UK’s insurtech investment triples
07 SEP 2016 | Insurance technology investment in the UK has surged three-fold in just a year, according to new research from global professional services firm Accenture. According to the company’s latest data, Britain’s insurtech investment has rocketed to over US$22 million (about £16.5 million) as of August 31.
Insights
How will the InsurTech agent of the future be?
12 SEP 2016 | InsurTech is fragmenting the insurance sector “bringing innovation to various areas of the insurance value chain” as predicted at the beginning of the year by Matteo Carbone, the Founder of the Observatory on Connected Insurance. In particular, the “purchase” step of the value chain is gathering more and more attention from Incumbents.
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.
Agenda
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
Chief Data Officer Forum Insurance 2016
15 SEP 2016 | Swissotel Chicago, Illinois, USA: The Chief Data Officer Forum Insurance 2016 which will establish a focal point of discussion for Insurance specific CDOs, CAOs and senior data professionals to evaluate the evolving demands of big data and analytics in the Insurance space and importance of championing data/analytics evangelism at an enterprise level. This highly interactive forum, will tackle some of the insurance’s industry’s most crucial topics including price optimisation, fraud analytics, predictive modelling, customer data management, disruptive innovation, embedding a data culture within your organisation and data quality. It will provide you with the tools needed to empower your data and analytics initiatives to bolster your business outcomes. No matter the maturity of your organisation, the two day conference will enable you to shift the cultural mindset to a data-centric approach to problem solving.

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