Sent on December 28, 2016

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Chinese insurtech giant Zhong An turns its back on a US IPO
23 DEC 2016 | Chinese fintechs may be among the world's largest and most well funded, but it appears some are not yet confident they would see success outside of their home market, as evidenced by Chinese online insurer ZhongAn abandoning its plans to pursue an initial public offering (IPO) in either the US or Hong Kong.
The Top 10 Insurtech Trends for 2017 that set the Digital Insurance Agenda
23 DEC 2016 | December is usually the month to predict key trends for the year to come, and so it goes with the insurtech sector as well. Most lists focus on the latest sexy technologies and applications. But, after a year, we find these have hardly gained any traction and so cannot really be considered “trends” in our view. To call something a key trend, new and innovative is not enough. It requires adoption at scale. We, therefore, decided to take a different approach, resulting in quite a different kind of list.
Re/insurers face insurtech challenge in 2017
22 DEC 2016 | Traditionally slow at deploying technology, insurers and reinsurers are quickly realising that they need to respond to technological advances and innovate in order to remain relevant to clients, but not all are likely to succeed.
InsurTech's Predicted Impact on Agents in 2017
22 DEC 2016 | For many people, the arrival of the New Year heralds the promise of achieving bigger and better things, reaching new heights, and perhaps accomplishing things in the new year that weren’t done in the prior year. 2017 is going to mark a pivotal year for agents and brokers as InsurTech distributors really hit the marketplace with new ways of fulfilling customer sales and service expectations.
Lemonade to Expand into 46 States as Insurtech Company Gears Up to Challenge National Insurance Companies
22 DEC 2016 | For many people, the arrival of the New Year heralds the promise of achieving bigger and better things, reaching new heights, and perhaps accomplishing things in the new year that weren’t done in the prior year. 2017 is going to mark a pivotal year for agents and brokers as InsurTech distributors really hit the marketplace with new ways of fulfilling customer sales and service expectations.
Big Data Already Paying Off in Insurance Fraud Detection
22 DEC 2016 | Data mining techniques may be able to more readily identify red flags or spot patterns that suggest fraud, but insurers will still need to rely on data-minded teams to create the algorithms and systems that will detect it and root it out.
Insights
Connected Insurance and the opportunities for startups
28 DEC 2016 | About connected insurance, what are the opportunities for startups? Do they need a proprietary underwriting algorithm? See what these insurtech thought leaders have to say about it. Let’s talk about the business model: A startup with a B2C approach is selling connected insurance products to the final users. This player needs a proprietary underwriting algorithm only if it underwrites the business, so only if the startup wants to be an Insurer or an MGA. In all the other cases, this startup is only a distributor of a product underwritten by someone else and doesn’t need an underwriting algorithm, it just needs to be a great selling machine;
Main Trends to Impact the Insurance Industry in 2017
27 DEC 2016 | What are the main trends that will influence the insurance industry in 2017? We’ve had the exclusive opportunity to find out the view of ten thought leaders on how they see insurance technology in 2017. I consider connected insurance the most relevant insurtech trend: it is the more mature as of today and with the larger TAM. Connected insurance solutions are all the insurance approaches based on sensors for collecting data on the state of an insured risk and telematics for the remote transmission and the management of the data collected. Connected Insurance is an insurtech trend able to generate for the insurance sector
Agenda
RE•WORK Virtual Assistant Summit, San Francisco
26 JAN 2017 | The next generation in predictive intelligence. Anticipating user & business needs to alert & advise logical steps to increase efficiency. The event will showcase the opportunities of advancing trends in virtual assistants and their impact on business efficiency, personal organisation and society. Explore the theory and application of VAs and chatbots in communications, healthcare, transport and more, with leading innovators. Use our discount code INSURT20 for 20% off tickets. Visit the event website & apply the discount at the checkout: https://www.re-work.co/events/virtual-assistant-summit-san-francisco-2017
Big Data & Analytics for Insurance, London
14 FEB 2017 | Data analytics is no longer restricted to the realm of technology in insurance. Today it is a business imperative. As well as providing solutions to long-standing business challenges, big data and analytics offers the power to transform fraud detection, underwriting, pricing and claims. Yet with new data sources, new modelling tools and the rise of Insurtech, it’s increasingly difficult to keep up with the latest innovation in insurance analytics. That’s why we’re bringing together insurance companies from across Europe to explore how big data and analytics can drive business growth. We’ve assembled leading experts from the biggest insurers to guide you through the latest data-driven strategies for success.

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