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#long live insurance

The next stage in the evolution

The next exciting stage in the evolution of the insurance industry – Technology has now taken its rightful place at the boardroom table of all insurers, invigorated but not distracted by the sexy start-ups. The focus is back on effective strategic planning, with technology as a major lever for competitive advantage, efficiency, and innovation

3 x 1.5 Hour sessions + Two day virtual conference on 17 &18 May

Now a true tech fest, Insurtech 2023 consists of 3 sessions, as well as a two-day virtual event on 17 & 18 May, followed by an in-person networking cocktail function. Registration is free, thanks to our conference sponsors!


Session 1

The Fundamentals of successful Insurance
Izak Smit, Group CEO, PPS will give the opening keynote, followed by a roundtable discussion from a technology perspective that features a collective of platform providers.

Session 2

What are we missing?
Craig Olivier, Co-CEO, Genasys Technologies will unpack the challenges faced by the industry, which will form the backdrop to a roundtable discussion around the strategic approach to innovation & technology: transformation or evolution?

Session 3

The opportunities created 
Jen McKay,Director, Linktank will share invaluable insights from the Intermediary digitisation report, which will form the backdrop to a roundtable discussion with Rudi Bedeker, Jason Judge, Sandro Geyser  & Pieter Erasmus.

Conference main event

Day 1 – 17 May 2023

Digitisation strategies

Thanks to OWLS™ Software for sponsoring this session.

Keynote by Tavio Roxo: Building blocks of a digitisation strategy , followed by a roundtable discussion on mapping the digital evolution model.

  • Tavio Roxo, Co-Founder & CEO, OWLS™ Software
  • Robin Wagner, Senior vice president: International Insurance at TransUnion
  • Amritha Reddy, Head of Farud, Transunion Africa
Breaking down the barriers of innovation

Thanks to Genasys Technologies for sponsoring this session.

Keynote by  Brad Toerien, Co-Founder, Aynjil: Reinventing the wheel , followed by a roundtable discussion on Innovation with a fresh start.

  • Roundtable: Innovation with a fresh start
  • Brad Toerien, Aynjil
  • Gavin Peters, VP of Marketing, Genasys
  • Tony van Niekerk, Editor-in-chief, COVER
Data - what tech is all about
Thanks to The Data Company for sponsoring this session.

Keynote by  Kali Bagary, CEO, The Data Company: Your data, my data, our data, followed by a roundtable discussion on how to unlock the data treasure chest.

  • Roundtable: How to unlock the data treasure chest
  • Kali Bagary, CEO, The Data Company
  • Jen McKay, Co-Founder, Linkfinium
  • Anthony Miller, Founder & CEO, Simply
  • Paul Donnelly, Executive VP of EMEA, FINEOS Software

Day 2 – 18 May 2023

Insurance business workflow automation: Empowering intermediaries

Thanks to Briisk for sponsoring this session

Keynote by Hanno Van Aarde : Ensuirng intermediary sustainability, followed by a roundtable discussion.

  • Roundtable discussion: Empowering intermediaries
  • Hanno van Aarde, CEO, Briisk
  • Stephen Motseki, MD, Quantum Leap Risk Management.
  • Fred De Beer

Thanks to GhostDraft for sponsoring this session

Keynote by Wayne Toms, CEO, GhostDraft SA : Innovation agility with effective document automation, followed by a roundtable discussion.

  • Roundtable discussion: Unpacking effective client communications management
  • Wayne Toms, CEO, GhostDraft
  • Dane Richards, CEO, JMR Software

Thanks to Guidewire for sponsoring this session

Keynote by Federica Pisano : Considerations on fairness in AI, followed by a roundtable discussion.

  • Roundtable discussion
  • Federica Pisano, Solutions Consultant for Analytics, EMEA at Guidewire
  • Bryan McLachlan, CyborgIntell
  • Matthew Westaway, Co-Founder & CEO, Voyc AI

Conference sponsors

Thank you to our conference sponsors: Headline sponsors: OWLS™ Software

Session sponsors:
Genasys Technologies, The Data Company, Briisk, Linktank, GhostDraft, Guidewire
Cocktail sponsors: JMR Software, FINEOS Software, Santam

OWLS™ Software

End-to-end insurance administration software
OWLS™ Software is an end-to-end, native cloud, administration software used to administer all aspects of the policy lifecycle for both short term and long term insurance business.
We are proud service providers to insurance companies, UMA’s, administrators, intermediaries and financial services companies.

Genasys Technologies

Genasys is a modular, cloud-based insurance solution for insurers, MGAs and brokers, with the features and flexibility to run and grow a modern business. Choose the modules you need, configure with ease and get to market quickly.

The Data Company

We help businesses with their digital transformation journey by unravelling
complex data and rapidly building applications to reveal powerful insights &
automate processes.


Work-flows that automate the complete insurance value chain, at a lower cost and higher speed than legacy systems, with the Briisk Instant Transaction Platform (ITP) – fully API-enabled.


Linktank supports technology providers, independent financial advice practices, networks and corporate financial services institutions, enabling the journey to provide financial well-being to their clients.


GhostDraft simplifies how enterprises engage with their customers through its leading suite of document creation, automation and distribution tools.


Accelerate your digital transformation with Guidewire, the P&C platform that supports the entire insurance lifecycle for leading insurers in 38 countries.

JMR Software

JMR Software are Financial Services IT Experts providing specialist IT consultancy, Software and Solutions through proven enterprise-scale solutions and IT implementation services that ensure your technology delivers the results your business needs..


FINEOS is a global software company providing modern customer-centric core software to the Employee Benefits and Life, Accident and Health industry. We help our customers move on from outdated legacy administration systems to our modern purpose built, customer-centric core product-suite, FINEOS AdminSuite for New Business, Billing, Claims, Absence and Policy Administration, enabling improved operational efficiency, increased effectiveness and excellent customer care.


Santam is the leading general insurer in South Africa with a market share of more than 22%. We provide a diverse range of general insurance products and services in southern Africa and internationally through a network of 2 700 intermediaries and direct channels. We serve more than 1 million policyholders who range from individuals to commercial and specialist business owners and institutions.