West meets East - Think Digital

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About the event

Think digital. Think innovation, technology, smart solutions, insurance, customer care. Now think how embracing the digital technology in insurance will produce change.

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The experience

Learn and benchmark, discuss trending topics with different stakeholders in the insurance industry. Hear and meet the most innovative players on the market. All important people in one place, use the time to connect.

The Culture

Enjoy evenings with gala dinner, city tours. Experience the unique opportunity of mingling with different cultures.






Keynote speakers

Meet our most valued speakers

Flavia Costa

Group Business Development and Partnerships, Generali

    Karl Heinz Passler

    Product Manager & Startup Scout and Coach | Baloise Group I Germany

      Diogo Garrido

      Head of Digital Delivery, Grupo Ageas

        Dr.Sebnem Ozdemir

        Istinye University MIS Head of Department, MIT CSAIL

          Andrew Warburton

          General Manager, Insurtech Hub Istanbul

            Aarti Khurana

            Vice President Bancassurance, Affinity & Strategic Initiatives, Union Insurance

              Marijan Mumdziev

              CEO I Amodo I USA

                Harry Van Der Zwan

                Head of broker distribution, NN Group

                  Kobi Bendelak

                  CEO, InsurTech Israel

                    Angel Rodriguez Elices

                    Digital Insurance Director and Head of Digital Transformation, MAPFRE SIGORTA

                      Erik Barna

                      Founder and CEO, Life is Hard

                        Hannes S. Chopra

                        Founder & CEO RaSa Future Fund

                          Roy Perlson

                          Managing Director EMEA, Atidot

                            Eugene Greenberg

                            CEO and Founder, Click-Ins

                              Alexandre McCormack

                              CEO & Co-Founder, Shayp

                                Christopher Meyer – Molleringhof

                                Head of Innovation, LV1871

                                  Edouard Boisnel

                                  Business Development Manager, DriveQuant

                                    Iman Arastoo

                                    Director of New Channels Development, Saman Insurance

                                      Joel Bassani

                                      CEO & Founder, Jinnbee

                                        Gijs Jeuken

                                        CEO, Aegon Growth Capital Fund, Aegon

                                          Alexander Denton

                                          Partnerships Development Manager - Europe, Middle East & Africa, AXA-GLobal Healthcare

                                            Michele Grosso

                                            Co-Founder & CEO, DEMOCRANCE

                                              Esben S. Sorensen

                                              Head of Sales, penni.io

                                                Okan Utkueri

                                                Co-founder & investor, Angel Effect

                                                  Muhammad Zubair

                                                  CEO, AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics

                                                    Pinar Kuris

                                                    CEO, Cigna

                                                      Emilio Figueroa

                                                      Chief Insurance Officer, Safesite

                                                        Sonja Kohn

                                                        Founder and CEO, BestFit

                                                          Burak Gunduz

                                                          Assistant General Manager, AcerPro

                                                            Saif Aljaibeji

                                                            Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group

                                                              Francesco Cara Romeo

                                                              Chief Transformation Officer - Mediterranean Countries/ Middle East/ Africa, Euler Hermes

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                                                                Keynote Session: Leaders of Digitalization
                                                                • Innovating insurance to become lifetime partner for our customers
                                                                • Why insurTech?
                                                                  – Disruption waves and digitisation in insurance
                                                                  – Future and new generation business model of the industry
                                                                  – Why insurtechs are so important and valuable?
                                                                • The human factor of digitalization
                                                                • Digital Health: How Technology Could Reshape the Health Insurance
                                                                  – How digital health can work for insurance companies
                                                                Flavia Costa, Okan Utkueri, Diogo Garrido
                                                                • Life Insurance – what is possible with data analytics
                                                                Roy Perlson

                                                                – How a MENA-based startup is transforming how the largest insurers in the world are selling and servicing their products
                                                                – Case Studies from the 12 markets across MENA, South-East Asia and Latin America where Democrance is live

                                                                Michele Grosso
                                                                • Three steps to ensure that InsurTech startups deliver what they promise
                                                                Karl Heinz Passler

                                                                Digitize or die – how insurers must adopt business process transformation and become agents of change. Adopting digital technologies and services with the customer experience and satisfaction in mind.

                                                                Kobi Bendelak
                                                                • The Global Trends in Insurtech – Healthcare
                                                                  – Adoption of wearable tech — smart technology that monitors
                                                                  physical activity via apps linked to mobile technology
                                                                  – Using data gathered to mitigate and reduce risk while influencing mutually positive behavior in the customer
                                                                • Creating the new insurance digital customer experience
                                                                  – Digital first every time – the modern consumer is never off their mobile phone
                                                                • Risk mitigation through customer engagement
                                                                  – How customer engagement can change risk behavior
                                                                  – How the use of data can enhance engagement and reduce risk
                                                                  – How behavioral economics can mitigate risk through nudge theory
                                                                Emilio Figueroa
                                                                • HI (Human Intelligence) and AI, the Power of Prediction
                                                                • Click-Ins: A new standard for Automatic vehicle damage recognition and fraud detection
                                                                • An introduction to mobile telematics: the game changer for motor insurance
                                                                • Digital distribution of insurance – inspiration and experience from the Nordics
                                                                Sonja Kohn, Eugene Greenberg, Edouard Boisnel, Esben S. Sorensen
                                                                • The role of telematics within underwriting and pricing
                                                                • Mobility as a service (MAAS)
                                                                • Who carries the coverage?
                                                                • Selling via App and Digital Insurer
                                                                • Technology and personalized services
                                                                Christopher Meyer-Molleringhof
                                                                • Advanced analytics and proactiveness – making use of data and connected devices for better services:
                                                                  – Managing New Data to Generate Insights
                                                                  – Gaining Competitive Advantage
                                                                  – AI for improved customer experience through chatbots / AI assistants
                                                                  – AI for analytics; AI for fast-track claims; AI for fraud detection

                                                                Smarter buildings, smarter insurance: a concrete case on claim mitigation and service differentiation with integrated IoT

                                                                Alexandre McCormack
                                                                • Using Blockchain for Smart Contracts
                                                                • Improved Data Security
                                                                • Capital Efficiencies

                                                                Panel discussion in presenting the modern way of distribution, different models, success stories, incl. bancassurance, omni channels, brokers, affinity, tied agents, apps etc. Why is it so important to understand the new customer behavior to design an effective portfolio through distribution channel? With digitalization , collaboration, aggregation, & AI trending currently, what innovations can be expected in the distribution journey? Customers being more aware, more demanding, smarter, how can insurance be seamlessly distributed? How is the distribution landscape evolving with the current regulations?

                                                                Aarti Khurana
                                                                • How insurtech is changing the face of bancassurance

                                                                Insurtechs and startups on stage; fast presentations

                                                                • Putting the client at the center of the business
                                                                • Technology: mobile as the main screen; the role of social media in the client experience; application of big data to change the experience and business model
                                                                • How can we use technology to make the craft of insurance smarter?
                                                                • Making smarter decisions
                                                                • Better predictive insights for analyzing risks more precisely
                                                                • Leveraging data and predictive analytics
                                                                Joel Bassani

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                                                                What people said

                                                                Some of the presentations were very comprehensive, energetic and very engaging. Good time management.
                                                                SECIL OZEKIN ERDOGANAdvisor, Sabanci Holding Insurance Group, Turkey
                                                                Highly relevant, speakers and topics very important.
                                                                KADYR USHURBANIYEVNomad Insurance Kazakhstan
                                                                Very good blend of Sessions and Speakers, very relevant.
                                                                VIKAS M. ARORAFinancial Advisor & Consultant, AMFORCE (DBS, Deutsche Bank earlier), India
                                                                Excellent mix of theory and practice.
                                                                ROMAN KARANDINHead of Bancassurance & Investment, Raiffeisen Bank, Russia
                                                                I’m very satisfied, I especially liked the short and quick presentations.
                                                                ACAR UGURRelationship Leader, Zurich Insurance, Switzerland
                                                                This conference showed me new products and ideas
                                                                JAN CHABADABusiness director | Global Assistance a.s.

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