2021 Insurtech conference speakers

Session 1:  Searching for the soul of the industry (27 July 09h00 to 10h00)

Session Sponsored by OWLS

Are we moving away from the traditional insurance concept of risk sharing and will each insured eventually end up paying for their own, precisely quantified risk, leaving many uninsured, or have we always been doing this, albeit in a much less sophisticated way? Has insurance lost its way? Think again.

  • Tavio Roxo, CEO OWLS Software
  • Anton Ossip, CEO, Discovery Insure
  • Carli Jacobs, Head P&C Southern Africa, Swiss Re
  • Greg Becker, Independent Actuary.
  • Facilitator – Tony Van Niekerk, Editor COVER

Session 2: When Ecosystems Collide – Opportunities Abound (27 July 10h00 to 11h00)

Session Sponsored by Genasys

Exploiting the full insurance ecosystem is now paramount to success, especially partnering with technology providers. However, leveraging technology ecosystems to integrate with consumer ecosystems is where the secret sauce to outperforming lies. Insurance is sold, not bought? Think again.

  • The Importance of understanding ecosystems: André Symes, CO-CEO, Genasys Technologies
  • Art of Integration – Wimpie VD Merwe – CEO, Global Choices
  • Is embedded insurance the future? – Daniel Guasco – CEO, Click2Sure
  • Successfully navigating the risks – Donald Dinnie, Director, Norton Rose Fulbright

Session 3: Insurtech – Think Again (27 July 11h30 to 12h30)

Session Sponsored by Genasys

The term insurtech is understood to be an insurance startup with an app providing end-to-end insurance or a plug in technology solution to improve one or other process in the insurance value chain. How should we approach digital transformation to ensure holistic and sustainable benefits? Think again.

  • The Bigger picture – Christiaan Steyn, Head MiWay Blink.
  • Magic of holistic digital transformation  – Tony van Niekerk, COVER
  • Breaking the Mold – Craig Olivier, Co-CEO, Genasys

Session 4: Alternative Distribution goes mainstream (27 July 12h30 to 13h30)

Session Sponsored by COVER

Technology has unlocked the vault to inclusivity and increased penetration across the continent. From the smallest personal item through partner collaboration to previously uninsurable groups using parametric insurance, we now have the ability to spread the value of insurance, more than ever. Insurance penetration stuck? Think again.

  • Is bancassurance meeting expectations? – Lee Bromfield, CEO, FNB Life
  • How far can Mobile go? – Alfred Ludwig Kissiedu, Chief Strategist, RedPear
  • Testing the waters of digital insurance – Bruce Sahd, CEO CaseJohnson and Partner, COVER Advisory
  • Parametric Insurance as a Distribution Channel: Alex Karvelas, Head of Global Consulting, Munich Re of Africa
  • Moderator, Bruce Sahd, CEO CaseJohnson and Partner, COVER Advisory

Session 5: Bite size insurance – A future of choice (28 July 09h00 to 10h00)

Session Sponsored by Guidewire

With radical lifestyle changes and an increasing drive to underwrite risk according to very specific needs, COVID-19 has accelerated innovation focused on highly flexible technology and building systems with an open ended future in mind. Unlimited innovative opportunities has us thinking again.

  • A Platform for boundless innovation – René Schoenauer, Director, Product Marketing, EMEA, Guidewire Software
  • Gig worker risk management – Steve Piper, Chief Distribution Officer, FMI
  • How personal can you get? – Sumarie Greybe, Co-founder, Naked Insurance

Session 6: Is Technology killing insurance? (28 July 10h00 to 11h00)

Session Sponsored by CN&CO

Are we on the way to an environment where technology is going to allow us to manage our risks or transfer our risks so effectively that we require less and less insurance? Will insurance become so adaptable that we don’t need traditional insurance products? Think again.

  • Herman Schoeman, CEO, Guardrisk
  • Kobus Wentzel, Head of Distribution at 1Life
  • Theuns Botha, Lightstone

Session 7: Modernisation v New Stack Build (28 July 11h30 to 12h30)

Session Sponsored by SAPIENS

Budget plays a big role when making decisions around technology, especially when it comes to making long term strategic decisions. To build or not to build and then, when considering modernization, answering the question whether modernization will be enough to capitalize on strategic opportunities. Cannot afford to join the new future of insurance? Think again?

  • Modernisation v New Stack Build – Gary Tessendorf, Regional Director – Sapiens Sub Saharan Africa
  • Insurance Systems across a multi-national group – Kevin Wright, Santam Group CIO

Session 8: Disappearance of the Fancy App (28 July 12h30 to 13h30)

Session Sponsored by COVER

Insurtechs paved the way with innovative use of technology to solve real life problems for consumers and improve the user experience dramatically. The large incumbents are catching up and updating their systems, processes and UX to deliver the same value and experience**. If not a the fancy app, what is the future of insurance? Think again.**

  • Tavio Roxo/ Ryan Roxo, Owls Software
  • Amit Singh, Solution Architect at AlphaCode
  • Riaan van Reenen, CEO of Discovery Life
  • Moderator: Tony van Niekerk
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