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  –  JHB
Thursday  – 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.

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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.



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.

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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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.



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.


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.



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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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Gary Clifford

National Business Development Executive, InfoSlips

Gary describes himself as a Chief Opportunity Officer with a passion for digital innovations and a champion for change in the way people engage with systems, experience processes and consume information. Together with the team at InfoSlips, he’s striving to deliver innovative digital document solutions that solve complex business problems, build stakeholder value and improve customer experience.

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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.


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”.

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Candice Sutherland

Cyber Insurance Underwriter at iToo Special Risks

iToo is the specialist underwriting management agency (UMA) underwritten on the Hollard Insurance licence . Candice is a qualified CAIB(SA) specialising in Finance, holds a Certificate in Cyber Security through UJ and is currently studying at ISACA .

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Paul-Roux De Kock

Analytics Director, Lightstone

Paul joined Lightstone in 2012 as Analytics Director. He has abackground in predictive analytics, credit-risk consulting andactuarial science. He is a geek at heart who appreciates properly assembled gadgets, elegant data visualisation and interesting puzzles. Paulbelieves that through predictive analytics, big data and artificial intelligence we can unlock significantly more than what we currently expect of technology -in business and in life. He has a B.Com (Insurance Science) and a postgraduate degree in Econometrics from the University of Pretoria.


Charl Theron


Charl is passionate about financial inclusion and utilising entrepreneurship and digital innovation as a means to achieve this. He started his career in building custom software solutions, then moved to PWC as a Strategist and Technology Adviser focusing on clients within the financial sector. It was from this position that Charl realised that there was a significant need to move the entire industry forward should the systemic issues be addressed effectively. The Financial Services Exchange (ASTUTE), sits at the heart of this ecosystem through data exchange and was thus a natural progression to move to, as a company with potential for exponential impact due to strategic positioning. As CIO, Charl manages the strategy, innovation and delivery of ASTUTE’s services to industry. Charl studied Digital Strategy at the University of Bacconi Italy, Business Honours and MBA at University Stellenbosch.

Yolandie Le Grange

COO, Click2Sure

Yolandie co-founded 3 startups and exited 2 successfully. Her areas of focus in Click2Sure are business model innovation, business strategy, operations, product, and brand positioning. She has held senior leadership roles for 10 years in the food retail/QSR sector in London, and 6 years in e-commerce and e-learning in Cape Town. She holds an Executive-MBA from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town..

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Pieter Erasmus

Head of Marketing & Co-Founder, Ctrl

Master mingler and networker Pieter Erasmus comes to the party with experience in the short-term insurance industry. He was responsible for sales, marketing and broker distribution for a large financial services group. He takes care of our industry relationships and assumes the role of key individual.

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