Sent on September 20, 2017

News
Insurtech Zebra Receives $40 Million Series B
20 SEP 2017 | The Zebra, an auto insurance comparison marketplace, has raised $40 million in Series B funding led by Accel Partners. Simultaneously, the Zebra introduced Keith Melnick, former president of travel metasearch engine KAYAK as Chief Executive Officer, joining the company as it expands to reach new users and markets.
Axa launches automatic compensation for late flights product
20 SEP 2017 | The product uses blockchain technology and will be available to UK brokers from 2018. Axa has developed a product called Fizzy which enables customers to claim compensation for late flights automatically with payments going direct to their bank accounts, Insurance Age can reveal.
HERE and Pioneer announce a capital alliance
19 SEP 2017 | HERE Technologies (“HERE”) and Pioneer Corporation (“Pioneer”) today announced a capital alliance that will result in each company becoming a shareholder in the other. The capital alliance is intended to solidify the strategic collaboration between HERE, Pioneer and Pioneer’s mapping subsidiary Increment P Corporation, as outlined in previous announcement.
Insurance companies increasingly using 'InsurTech' to set rates
19 SEP 2017 | The latest World Insurance Report (WIR) finds a wave of new digital technology is confronting most insurance sectors. While disruptive, the InsurTech movement is forcing insurance companies to rethink their business model and customer relationships.
Insurance: Market Conditions & Trends 2017/18
19 SEP 2017 | The last year has seen a series of dramatic political and economic upheavals. Add to these the powerful forces of the InsurTech revolution and the agenda for insurers looks very challenging. On the one hand, the global economy remains highly interdependent, with many businesses recognising that an international outlook remains essential to further growth and diversification.
On-demand insurance: Trov app for iPhone coverage taps into InsurTech revolution
18 SEP 2017 | The insurance offered by the telcos does cover loss and theft but it's more expensive, at about $15 a month. I'm probably not eligible having bought my phone outright directly from Apple. A quick Google search reveals a few options: Brightside Cover at $12 a month or Phone Insure for $89 a year (less than $8 a month), for example.
Allianz Specialty Goes Live with ‘Insurtech’ for Small Business Brokers, Policyholders
15 SEP 2017 | Borrowing ideas from some insurtech startups, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has a new platform for brokers and their Main Street customers “from barber shops to bakeries and toy stores to tailor.”
Parks Associates: Nearly 40% of Consumers Would Switch Insurance Providers to Obtain Smart Home Products
15 SEP 2017 | IoT research firm Parks Associates announced new research today showing that nearly 40% of U.S. broadband households with an insurance policy would switch providers in order to obtain smart home products as part of a new insurance service.
Organizations turning to 'InsurTech' as technology industry evolves
15 SEP 2017 | Technology is disrupting every industry and its functions. The insurance market is the latest sector to adapt its offerings to the challenges tech presents to consumers. Three-quarters of insurers agree that adopting InsurTech is pertinent to providing evolving coverage needs.
Startupbootcamp InsurTech seeks storming start-ups
14 SEP 2017 | London-based accelerator Startupbootcamp InsurTech is on the search for the next wave of insurance-inspired start-ups to “take the industry by storm”.
Agenda
Blockchain Live London
20 SEP 2017 | The Brewery, London | Unlocking the value of blockchain for Enterprise and the Public Sector. At Blockchain Live we are dedicated to ensuring that you have access to content that is best suited to your individual needs. As such we have separated our audience into Adopters and Explorers with 5 market-leading content stages providing information and guidance targeted at where you are in your blockchain journey.
Pricing in Personal Lines Insurance
21 SEP 2017 | London | This marcus evans event will provide an opportunity to focus on new and improved techniques to strike the balance between competitiveness and profitability. Machine learning and AI, data from non-obvious sources, dynamic pricing and data enrichment are all matters that need to be talked about this year. Attending this premier marcus evans conference will enable you to: • Discover the strategies employed by insurance companies across Europe to price products in personal lines • Hear the latest advancements in data analytics and the key role it plays in the pricing of personal lines products • Examine the developments of regulations directly effecting how personal lines products are priced • Assess how projected market changes and innovations such as driverless cars will impact pricing Special offers for InsurTechNews members using code CM378-ITN when registering for this conference • 2 day conference: -£200 • 2 day conference & 1 workshop: -£250 • 2 day conference & 2 workshops: -£350 (Not for solution providers and consultants) For more information simply send an email to melinih@marcusevanscy.com
InsurTech Conference London 2017
22 SEP 2017 | Our mission is simple, we are working to enable and significantly enhance collaboration through partnerships between the incumbent insurance market and the InsurTech community. We believe that commercial partnerships between the old world and the new is critical to the future success of the global insurance industry. This is why this conference is relevant to all stakeholders and practitioners in the industry regardless of age or experience. It will provide practitioners and innovators across the international insurance ecosystem with the knowledge and connections to thrive in a digitally driven world.The enormous change sweeping through the industry, brought on by the significant technological advances, will effect all areas of the global insurance market and at all levels of experience and professional disciplines.
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!

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