Insurtech2020 Conference

Benefit from vital networking opportunities, live demos, interactive workshops & leading experts sharing insights into innovations shaping the future of business.

Craig Olivier

VP Tech stuff, Genasys

Craig Olivier, Director of Genasys Technologies SA and UK, has been at the heart of Genasys for more than 21 years and was part of the original team that started the development of SKi®.Craig currently heads up the sales and new business development teams. He has over 21 years’ extensive experience in South African, UK and African short-term insurance compliance requirements.

Platforms: The backbone of Insurance technology:
Monday @ 09:20 am  –  JHB
Thursday @ 08:50am – CPT

Dane Richards

CTO, JMR Software

Currently the CTO at JMR Software, a software company specializing in Insurance, Data Migration and Technology solutions.

Involved in the design, development and implementation of JMR’s in house software solutions and products, delivering for companies locally and abroad.

Platforms: The backbone of Insurance technology: 
Monday @ 09:00 am – JHB
Thursday @ 08:30 am- CPT


Claire Wood

Director, Innosys

Claire Wood is the MD of Innosys, a software company specialising in bespoke solutions for the SA, UK, & European insurance markets. She has over 18years’ experience in this area & holds qualifications in information technology, accounting & insurance.

Responsible Automation: 
Monday @ 11:00 am – JHB
Thursday @11:00 am – CPT


Tavio Roxo

CEO, OWLS Software

Experienced with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Corporate Law, Management, Corporate Governance, and Risk Management. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration focused in Business Administration and Management, General from Gordon institute of Business Science.

The Essence of System Development :
Monday @ 11:30 am – JHB
Thursday @ 11:30 am – CPT
System Demonstration & questions: 
Monday @ 12:00 pm – JHB
Thursday @ 12:00 pm – CPT

Lukas van der Merwe

Specialist Sales Executive , Security,  T-Systems South Africa

I have spent most of my career working with technology service providers. This has allowed me to build a deep understanding of the IT industry’s principles, methodologies and lifecycles.

My current mission is to position Cybersecurity as a critical business enabler in a digital transformation era.

The Risks in Underwriting Cyber Risk:
Monday @ 12:30pm – JHB
Thursday @12:30pm – CPT

Kali Bagary

CEO , The Data Company Group

An experienced business and IT entrepreneur with a passion for business networking and delivering successful business outcomes. Kali is the Chairman of TechFINIUM Limited and has been working with business and Insurance for over 30 years and has gained experience from many transformation programmes.

Data: The magic in the potion:
Monday @ 14:50 pm – JHB
Thursday @ 14:50 pm – CPT

Ilan Ossin

Head of Telematics , Discovery Insure

Ilan joined Discovery Insure in 2011 after starting a vehicle telematics and software business, building and deploying telematics devices and developing location software solutions for the fleets and promotions industries.

Telematics: Driving Positive client behaviour: 
Monday @ 16:30pm – JHB
Thursday @ 09:00 – CPT

Gerald van Wyk

Strategic Partnerships: Santam C&P

Gerald has gained invaluable experience in the short term insurance industry most noticeably in the fields of claims management, underwriting management, business development, relationship management and strategic business management. He aspires to be a successful insurance intrapreneur that engenders the drive to succeed in others.

Tech shaping Intermediated business  Tuesday @ 9:00am

Michael Settas

Independent Strategic & technical healthcare advisor , Cinagi

Michael’s 30-year career in healthcare has made him an expert on risk management within healthcare. He’s delivered numerous talks on sustainable health financing & written extensively on his concerns on private sector regulations & government’s contentious NHI. He is currently involved in several commercial healthcare initiatives.

Healthtech – The Real disruption :
Tuesday @ 10:00am – JHB
Friday @ 10:00 am – CPT

Donald Dinnie

Director, Norton Rose Fulbright

Donald is an experienced lawyer in the insurance litigation practice at Norton Rose Fulbright. He headed up the their Disputes Practice Group for four years, and before that was the Head of Insurance Litigation for South Africa. Donald has an impressive reputation in the insurance sector for his depth of experience in a range of contentious disputes.

Technology – Can Regulation ever catch up?
Tuesday @ 12:30pm – JHB
Friday @ 12:30pm – CPT


Yolanda Mackay

Director, Norton Rose Fulbright

Yolanda is an insurance litigation lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright. She and has represented a wide range of insurers, government departments and clients, including international indemnity organisations, client in the security industry and the medical and dental professions during her career.

Technology – Can Regulation ever catch up?  
Tuesday @ 12:30pm – JHB
Friday @ 12:30pm – CPT


Jen Mckay

Director,  Linktank

Having navigated the seams of financial services and technology for over 20 years, I’ve held various positions with both software vendors and financial services providers over time and have been fortunate enough to experience the wealth management industry from a vantage point of technology enablement. Prior to partnering with Nina Lowes in 2014 to establish Linktank, I served on the senior management team of Iress SA.

Fintech: A brave new world in advice   
Tuesday @ 11:00am – JHB
Friday @ 11:00 am – CPT


Wimpie van der Merwe

Group CEO & MD, Global Choices

Wimpie holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture and is the founder and director of Global Choices Assets, Global choices Lifestyle, Digital Path and Claim Central Africa. Wimpie considers himself an entrepreneur and is passionate about South Africa, design thinking and Insurtech.

Panel: UX/CX – The chicken or the egg  
Tuesday @ 14:20 pm – JHB
Friday @14:20 pm – CPT

Ronald Gall

MD, Claim Central Africa

Ronald has worked in insurance and banking related industries for 20 years with the last 5 focused on Insurtech and Fintech projects and companies. The consumer driven design philosophy has been of particular focus with the automation of processes and enabling AI to take over cumbersome manual processes.

Panel: UX/CX – The chicken or the egg   
Tuesday @ 14:40 pm – JHB
Friday @ 14:40 pm – CPT


Daniel Guasco

CEO & Founder, Click2sure

A successful serial e-commerce entrepreneur who spotted an opportunity in the insurance sector while building Groupon SA. Daniel has been instrumental in growing the e-commerce industry in SA and developed Groupon into one of Africa’s leading e-commerce companies.

Panel: UX/CX – The chicken or the egg   
Tuesday @ 14:00pm – JHB
Friday @ 14:00 pm – CPT

Carel Nolte


Playing the hand I have been dealt & loving it! Investor in people, Stithian alumnus, Jozi dweller, proud African 🙂 Believes 2+2=(at least)22

Panel Facilitator  
Monday @ 16:00pm – JHB
Thursday @ 16:00 – CPT

Brad Smith

Director, JaSure

Brad is an actuary with Business Science Honours degrees cum laude in Actuarial Science, Statistics and Computer Science, and a Business Science Masters degree in the applications of machine learning techniques to risk management.

Brad is interested in how digitisation and artificial intelligence can drive automation in the insurance industry thereby enabling new models of insurance and enhanced customer experiences.

Panel: Platforms: The backbone of Insurance technology:
 Monday @ 10:00 am – JHB
Thursday @ 09:30 am – CPT

Sean Cullen

Location Intelligence Specialist, Esri South Africa

Sean Cullen is a Location Intelligence Specialist working at Esri South Africa.His main focus at Esri is to provide clients in the Insurance, Banking and Retail industry insight into their businesses through Location Intelligence.He studied at the University of Pretoria and is currently pursuing a MSc in Geoinformatics. Sean comes from a data analysis background, focussing on satellite imagery, to solve spatial problems and engineer new data to answer spatial questions.

Panel: Data – The magic in the potion (AI, Machine Learning, Analytics):
Monday @ 15:10 pm – JHB
Thursday @15:10 pm – CPT

Grant Locke

CEO, OUTvest

Grant has been working in the financial services industry since 2004, starting out at Standard Bank and working briefly as a financial advisor for Old Mutual. From 2006, Grant spent 9 years at Schroder’s in London. Since 2005 Grant has been thinking about digitising investment advice and in 2011 began work on the first user interface in Microsoft Excel. After several years of experimentation, he was offered the
role of a lifetime with OUTsurance to build OUTvest and has never looked back.

Panel:  Tuesday @ 09:30am


Amit Lev

Trade and Investment Commissioner, head of the Economic Mission at the Israeli embassy in South Africa.

Mr. Amit Lev is the Trade & Investment Commissioner, head of the Economic Mission at the Israeli embassy in South Africa. In his last position, Amit was the manager of development finance institutions department at Israel’s Ministry of Economy & Industry. In this capacity,he helped Israeli companies to take part in development projects of the World bank, IDB, etc. In addition, he managed development funds on behalf of the Israeli government in order to expose Israeli technologies for decision makers at these institutions.Prior to that Amit was a marketing & sales manager in an Israeli startup. He was in charge of all global business collaborations with costumers, distributors and integrators in several countries.

Panel: Data: The magic in the potion
Monday @ 15:30 pm – JHB
Thursday @ 15:30 pm – CPT

Gary Clifford

National Business Development Executive, InfoSlips

A specialist in the e-billing industry with 18 years of extensive knowledge and practical experience in account management, project management, business development, business analysis and information technology.

Panel: UX/CX
Tuesday @ 15:00 pm – JHB
Friday @ 15:00 pm – CPT

Peter Castleden

CEO, Sanlam Indie

Peter Castleden is CEO of Sanlam Indie , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sanlam Life. He spent the majority of his career within the Sanlam group prior to starting Sanlam Indie, most recently heading up the actuarial product management function. His experience has helped to mould the innovative product design at Sanlam Indie, where the team is on a mission to bring digital together with design-led thinking in the financial services environment..

Topic title to be confirmed
Friday @ 16:00 pm – CPT

David Küsel

Chief Product Officer, Sanlam Indie

David leads the product team at Sanlam Indie. He has a deep passion for growing people and building high-performance teams. Together with the team at Indie, he’s forging a new path, combining modern technology and great design with the wealth of knowledge from inside Sanlam, to create something truly impactful for its customers.

Topic title to be confirmed
Monday @ 08:30 pm – JHB

Sascha Graham

Head of legal for Purple Group Limited

Sascha’s vast array of experience spanning across the full financial services industry enables her toprovide multi-faceted advice and full-service assistance to the group which is focused on innovation and disruption in the financial services sector. Sascha has particular expert knowledge in respect of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, Financial Markets Act, Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, National Credit Act and the Financial Sector Regulation Act. Sascha’s specialisation in financial services regulatory compliance which, in addition to performing the legal function, also allows her to assist the compliance function within the group with regulatory compliance advice, oversight and assistance”.

Fintech: A Brave New World in Advice
Tuesday @ 11:40 pm – JHB
Friday @ 11:40 pm – CPT

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March 09-10, 2020, JHB | March 12-13, CPT
Benefit from vital networking opportunities, live demos, interactive workshops & leading experts sharing insights into innovations shaping the future of business.

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