FinTechNZ and InsurTechNZ joined forces to bring members a combined Connect event, following FinTechNZ’s inaugural Annual Meeting on 1 November.
The final Connect event for 2018 was the result of a successful collaboration between FinTechNZ and InsurTechNZ, with a wide range of speakers discussing a variety of subjects in front of a highly engaged audience.
Europe is an extremely active InsurTech market, with London appearing to be the emerging epicentre. Throughout the conference it was hard to escape the energetic presence of funding and accelerator-type programs, and of course incumbents scouting for new propositions or start-ups looking for exposure. Discussions generally pointed to one of two preferred outcomes: building alternative insurance value chains, products and services; or accessing new technologies that create efficiencies across processes.
Jason Roberts, Co-chair of FinTechNZ’s largest Working Group, InsurTechNZ shares an update on the group’s latest activities:
Another busy month has flown by for the InsurTechNZ leadership team, having recently finalised the Working Group Charter, which will be posted on the FinTechNZ website shortly. Defining our purpose has been an important job for a group less than a year old, which is now formally:
“To enable collaborative innovation in insurance to provide positive customer outcomes”
FinTechNZ’s largest Working Group, InsurTechNZ, continues to grow and mature. Over the last few months Jason Roberts (Co-chair) and Ian Cormack (Co-chair) have developed thought leadership in this sector with help of members, and we’re looking to seeing the influence InsurTechNZ has in this space continue to grow.
This blog proposes that cross sector collaboration is the key to accelerating sector Innovation for the good of all. It identifies the core market participants (with a particular focus on energising engagement between InsurTech’s and Incumbents) and notes the core issues the writer observes the InsurTech sector seeks to surface and discuss.
The blog supplements the ‘Bridging the Gap’ event hosted by InsurTechNZ and Suncorp.
Jason Roberts, FinTech and InsurTech Specialist, discusses the July InsurTechNZ Meetup:
It was great to see a healthy turnout for the InsurTechNZ event The Evolution of Cyber Risk and Insurance hosted by Marsh.
Source: Insurance Business NZ
InsurTech NZ gathered 70+ attendants at its most recent event, Customers and Data, which focused on how insurers need to approach customer management amid the new technological landscape.
AI, robotics and robo-advice were the key areas under scrutiny, with a range of industry speakers discussing the potential of these advancements in improving customer engagement. The event also touched on the imminent contract law review, with MBIE principle policy advisor Daniel O’Grady speaking about the need for changes in the more technical areas of the almost century-old legislation.
FinTechNZ’s InsurTech Working Group is pleased to report we are now formally called InsurTechNZ, and are a founding member of the Global InsurTech Alliance (GITA).
Jason Roberts, FinTech and InsurTech Specialist, discusses the June InsurTechNZ Meetup:
It was tremendous to have over 70 attendees at the June InsurTechNZ Meetup, kindly hosted by Bell Gully.