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Welcome to New IoT: ‘Insurance of Things’
12 DEC 2017 | With connected homes, it's now possible for the insurer to know that, say, a policyholder leaves the garage door open regularly, an invitation to thieves.
Reinsurance investment in InsurTech rises to $1 billion in Q217: Valen Analytics
12 DEC 2017 | Reinsurance investment into InsurTech rose to $1 billion in Q2 2017 – an indicator that reinsurers are accelerating the pace of innovation in an industry rife with disruption, according to a report on InsurTech market dynamics by Valen Analytics.
Insurtech jobs increasing 22 times faster than the rest of the UK market
11 DEC 2017 | There’s no denying it – insurtech has been big news this year. In the UK, the sector saw record investment levels, pulling in £218 million in just the first half of 2017 – more than double the amount invested in the whole of Europe combined, according to Accenture figures.
Insurtech: An Adventure or a Quest?
11 DEC 2017 | The difference between Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" sheds light on how to categorize insurtechs' goals. nsurtech making your head spin? Perhaps it’s because of the confusion whether insurtech is a “there and back again” project or more of a paradigm shift?
Sure tackles rental car insurance with new mobile-based product
08 DEC 2017 | Insurance industry startup Sure has launched an app-based rental car insurance product for U.S. customers. The move comes just a few months after the company released its smartphone-insurance product in June, enabling consumers to protect new or used mobile devices.
Insurtech and Bots in 2018: Should insurers dream of electric sheep?
08 DEC 2017 | The movie Blade Runner (and the novel it is based on, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) depicts a future world where artificial intelligence is taking over. It is a striking dystopia where robots – the replicants – have more humanity than their human masters.
Ping An’s Smart Insurance Cloud and an update of emerging Insurtech startups in China
08 DEC 2017 | This post, which describes recent news coming from Insurtech and Digital Insurance in China, was written by Zarc Gin from Insurview from within China.
Acko shows the Indian Insurtech elephant starting to run
07 DEC 2017 | Acko is the first really new Insurance company in India since forever. It is full stack, totally digital, properly funded and may end up more valuable than all the high profile Insurtech ventures in America and Europe.
ZhongAn, China’s largest online insurer, sees Ping An as an insurtech rival it can learn from
07 DEC 2017 | China’s insurtech market is set to hit US$211b by 2021, with 5 key technologies to reshape the industry – blockchain, AI, internet of things, big data and cloud computing
Insurtech — The Thoughts of Matteo Carbone
06 DEC 2017 | The role and ability of new technologies to drive change in the very fabric of the insurance industry are both among hot topics of the day. It is hard to see any aspect of the industry that is immune to change; yet the industry has faced supposedly impending disruption before but remained largely untouched.
Insights
Amazon is coming. Game over for the insurance industry?
13 DEC 2017 | Amazon opening a new division in London – and targeting the insurance market – was the most debated topic at the EXECinsurtech conference in Cologne, at least when there were no cameras around.
Are insurers actually meeting clients' expectations? Not quite there yet
06 DEC 2017 | In this installment, we approach the topic of marketing and customer-centricity at insurance carriers by looking two principal measures: customer performance and customer priority. We finish with a look at customer loyalty, and how distribution affects the customer relationship.
Agenda
InsTech London Christmas Party
14 DEC 2017 | London, UK | We’re not just about showcasing great people and ideas – it’s the opportunities we’ve created by putting so many fascinating people together over the past two years that we’re most proud of. We all love the tech, but sometimes it gets in the way of the talk. So for our Christmas party this year we’re back in WeWorks, Moorgate for a chance to catch up with old friends and find new ones. A night of collaboration for sure, and no doubt a bit of disruption too. No tech, just talk. And of course, food, drink and festive spirit. Dress code is Christmas Jumpers and because of what we believe in, there will be the Merttens award for the most innovative. For more information and tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page.
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.

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