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15-16 May 2018

2017 Speakers

Andrea Veltri

Chief Marketing Officer, BNP Paribas Cardif

Biography

Andrea Veltri is Chief Marketing Officer of BNP Paribas Cardif in Italy. Recently he was also appointed Head of Strategy with particular focus on digital transformation and external growth.
As a former senior manager of BNL-BNP Paribas he is an Executive Board Member of PerMicro, a European leader in Microfinance.

Cardif is among the top ten Italian insurers with a leadership position among bank-insurers and an innovative proposition both in Savings and Protection.

Prior to that Andrea Veltri was a Marketing Manager of BNL-BNP Paribas with a responsibility for Lending product, Investments and Protection contributing to the transformation of the Bank after the privatization.

He joined financial services after several years in Automotive – Nissan, Ford, BMW – always in sales and marketing positions. This thanks to BBVA who decided to recruit managers from more competitive industries to animate their JV with Banca Nazionale del Lavoro.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreaveltri/

Derek Smith

Head of Innovation, Lloyds Banking Group Insurance

Biography

Leading a team which focuses on how to embed startup collaboration into the Innovation approach within Insurance. This involves building relationships across startup ecosystems (including as a partner on Startup bootcamp Insurtech programme) and identifying early stage partnerships where we can be a strong Corporate partner who collaborates with startups to drive Innovation in the Industry.

– Managing Insurtech ecosystem partnerships: inc Startup Bootcamp Insurtech partner

– Identifying and shaping innovative solutions for e2e Insurance business, leveraging new technology

– Designing and delivering portfolio of innovation experiments to meet emerging Customer needs

– Building rapid test & learn capabilities with Insurtech partners

– Driving Innovation culture

https://www.linkedin.com/in/derek-smith-b687721/

Matthew Jones

VP Customer Engagement, Swiss Re

Brooks Tingle

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, John Hancock Insurance

Biography

Mr. Brooks Tingle serves as Vice President of JH Networking Insurance Agency, Inc. Mr. Tingle is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategy of John Hancock Insurance and leads all of John Hancock’s insurance marketing activities, and also developing and implementing their market expansion strategy. Mr. Tingle was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Life Insurance where he led underwriting, IT and operations.  In 2012, he was chosen to lead the efficiency and effectiveness initiative for Manulife’s global operations. He has held diverse roles in Manulife’s life, annuity and long term care businesses and in 2004, oversaw the successful integration of the life insurance operations of John Hancock and Manulife’s U.S. Division. Mr. Tingle is a member of the Board of Directors of John Hancock Networking Insurance Agency, Inc. and is also a member of IBM’s North American Insurance Advisory Council. He is a FINRA registered representative and registered principal. Mr. Tingle was Chair and current director on the Board of the Better Business Bureau for Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont. He serves as a Director of JH Networking Insurance Agency, Inc. He has been a Director of MIB Group, Inc., since May 08, 2015. He is a director of the New England-Canada Business Council and serves on the Board of Directors of The Partnership, Inc.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brooks-tingle-66a968/

Monika Schulze

Global Head of Marketing, Zurich

Biography

Monika Schulze moved into the role of Global Head of Marketing in 2014, following over five years at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role she took the lead in driving customer centricity and developing digital assets, including the launch of a successful social media platform.

She joined Zurich from Unilever in May 2008, where she worked in senior positions in several countries as well as on a global level. In her function as Global Vice President for the brand “Knorr” she was responsible for the US, Canada, Japan and Europe. Monika Schulze holds a degree of business administration from Hamburg University.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/monikaschulze/

Paul Middle

Global Telematics Partnering Director, RSA Insurance Group

Biography

A background of strategic change in Insurance Operations, employed at RSA for 17 years. Took the opportunity in Apr 2012 to move into the exciting world of Telematics with the core aim of building and delivering a strategic pathway for the future.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-middle-03511013/

Shannan Fort

Assistant Vice President, Aon

Biography

Member of Aon’s Global Broking Centre (Financial & Professional Services) in London and focuses on a variety of Professional Liability placements including: Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Cyber Liability, Technology Errors & Omissions and Media Liability. She also specializes in placing Security/Privacy coverage programs for first-time buyers.

Joined Aon full-time (Early Career Development Program) in July 2006, spending 6 months in Casualty Brokerage, 6 months in Account Management and joined the PRS Team in July 2007. After leaving Aon in July of 2009, taught English in Morioka, Japan from August 2009 to December 2010. Rejoined the PRS Team in March 2011 in New York and moved to the wholesale Global Broking Centre in London in 2015 (8 years experience in the Insurance industry, 7 years in E&O/Cyber).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannan-fort-4b54952a/

Steve Jackson

Head of Financial Crime, Covea Insurance and Chair, Insurance fraud Investigators Group (IFIG)

Biography

Following more than 22 years service as a police officer, Steve has spent over 16 years working in counter-fraud. As Head of Financial Crime for Covéa Insurance, Steve leads the development of Covéa Insurance’s internal and external counter-fraud strategy, encompassing both claims and underwriting fraud.

With a strong counter-fraud team, Steve also manages investments in appropriate intelligence, skills and technology to maintain the team’s market-leading capabilities to successfully combat application and claims fraud.

Prior to joining Covéa Insurance, Steve held senior fraud management roles with Equity Insurance and Zurich Insurance together with specialist investigation roles with Cunningham Lindsey and Capita Insurance Services. From 2008-2011 Steve also chaired the North West Fraud Forum, which had the objective of sharing counter-fraud advice between local businesses and public authorities within the region.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-jackson-a5473543/

Marc Lehmann

Head of Client Service Development, AIG Client Risk Solutions

Biography

At AIG Marc is part of the Client Risk Solutions leadership team and Head of Client Service Development, responsible for promoting existing products & offerings and developing new technical risk services for AIG’s clients and prospects.

Marc Lehmann joined AIG from insurance broker Willis Towers Watson where he was a Partner and founding member of a risk consulting practice that offers clients a multitude of services including Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Finance Optimization, Actuarial Services, Cat Modelling, Terrorism Risk Consulting, Engineering and Data Analytics.

Prior to Willis Marc worked as Principal Engineer and Business Development Director at ABS Consulting (formerly EQE) managing the delivery of catastrophe risk advisory services to global clients across various industry sectors and also responsible for developing and promoting the CAT modelling software products (EQECAT) for the re/insurance markets.

Marc is a structural/civil engineer by training with degrees from Imperial College, London and the ETH, Zurich. He is fluent in English, French and German.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-lehmann-2827108/

David Williams

Technical Director, AXA

Biography

David has over 30 Years experience in General Insurance, roles including Chief Commercial Underwriter at one of AXA’s largest branches, Reinsurance Manager, Casualty Insurance Manager, before moving to claims in 2003. After leading AXA’s Personal & Commercial Claims Teams, the split of AXA Insurance saw David return to Underwriting and is now Managing Director, Underwriting for the newly formed Commercial Lines & Personal Intermediary Organisation.

He was heavily involved in the government and ABI responses to the ‘Liability Crisis’ from his time as Casualty Manager, and continues his lobbying work as the insurance industry looks to remove unnecessary costs and delay from the current adversarial compensation process. He is an outspoken critic of Referral Fees, Credit Hire, High Legal Costs and the escalating issue with Whiplash Claims. He represented the insurance industry in ministerial meetings during the Riots & continues to be involved in lobbying at all levels.

As well as operating at an Executive level within AXA Insurance, David is a non Executive Director of AXA Assistance UK, Vice President of the CII and Chair of the CII Underwriting Faculty. He was previously a Board Member of the CII / CILA Faculty of Claims, a member of the National Stakeholder Council for the Governments ‘Workplace Health Connect’ initiative during its currency, and was a Director of Thatcham, the Insurance Industry Motor Vehicle Research Institute for four years.

He is a member of the AXA Group P&C Board and has represented the UK on Asbestos, Health, Pollution and Fraud issues. He speaks regularly at conferences and other events in the UK and Europe on a variety of subjects including most recently Insurance Fraud, improving customer service, flooding and climate change.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-williams-9234724/

Minh Q. Tran

General Partner, AXA Strategic Ventures

Biography

Minh Q. Tran is a VC and entrepreneur of 20 years experience. As General Partner, he brings his unique international expertise and passion for entrepreneurship at the service of funding great startups. Minh lived in Asia, New York, Finland and Paris, and worked for several prestigious VC funds (Bertelsmann Ventures, Nokia Ventures, Truffle Capital) where he led successful investments in tech, media and mobile ventures worldwide. He now sits on the board of several tech companies and focuses on FinTech and InsurTech at AXA Strategic Ventures. Minh is an MBA graduate from INSEAD. In addition to his investment activities, Minh regularly writes and curates news on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the state of the Fintech industry on his blog “The Full Stack VC”.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/minhtran/

Yannis Korgialos

Partner Development Manager, Munich Re Digital Partners

Biography

Yannis Korgialos’ key responsibilities include the development and execution of partner engagement strategy across Europe, as well as on-boarding management of insuretech companies across Europe and the US. He has more than 10 years of professional experience within management consulting of financial services clients across Europe (Oliver Wyman); building a travel startup market aggregator; investment banking (IPOs at Credit Suisse); and engineering across UK and Southern Europe.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/yannis-korgialos-9a80252/

Rod Willmott

Innovation Director, LV

Biography

Rod Willmott is the Fast Track Director at LV= , leading the thinking on introduction / creation of innovation practice. With 25+ successful years of introducing change in corporate environments, Rod spent many years challenging the perceived norms of business system creation and replacement, and latterly leading the challenge of promoting  innovation at LV=.

The Fast Track goal is to take strategically important items that are stuck on the corporate agenda and find a different way to achieve them. With a career spanning Banking, the Home Office and the insurance sector Rod is no stranger to environments that are difficult to persuade about change.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodwillmott/

Pierre Du Toit

Head of Technical Pricing & Big Data Analytics, Vitality UK

Biography

Pierre du Toit heads up the technical pricing and big data analytics departments at Vitality. He has experience in leading diverse projects in the fintech and insurance industry and in his current role, cutting edge analytics is used with the goal of improving customer wellness and creating shared value. He holds qualifications in Financial & Actuarial Mathematics, Financial Engineering and is a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. His research work has contributed to a number of actuarial papers and he has been an active member of working parties at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierre-du-toit-8448a39b/

Guillaume Lehallier

Digital Ecosystem Program Manager, AXA Global P&C

Lance Grant

Chair of the Strategic Design Authority and Service Management Review, London Market Group

Biography

Taking existing operational and technology infrastructures and reshaping for better delivery and cost using every tool in the tool box – sometimes inventing solutions…

Working with the business to define technology needs and then translating these through to IT development for specification and completion.

Company integration following M&A – to date always cross border and appreciating the nuances that exist country to country within a widening regulatory framework even within the same business mix

Specialties: Reshaping operations to take account for a changing business model for scaling, both up and down. Offshoring, near shoring or in house shared service centres, whether selection, contract negotiation of build and evolution.

Working Operational Change Within the Various country Labour Laws.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-grant-08537b14/

Alexander Rispal

Associate Director Moonshot Internet, Société Générale Insurance

Biography

Alexandre Rispal is Associate Director Moonshot Internet, Société Générale Insurance. He is also the president of the finance and insurance club Adetem (French National Marketing Association).

Rispal has more than 10 years of experience with Société Générale, the Macif Group, Crédit Agricole, and AXA in marketing and innovation management, operational, strategic, products, digital, social media, disruptive projects, partnerships with startups, and creation of services, recruiting, training and management of experts.

He is a business author and is considered a thought-leader in areas such as telematics, internet of things, big data and blockchain. Rispal has won several innovation prizes.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rispal/

Spiros K. Margaris

Venture Capitalist and Founder of the Advisory Boutique, Margaris Advisory

Biography

He is a senior advisor and investor at InsureScan.net (a US insurtech company), Frapz.com (a US modern advertising company), Kapilendo.com (the only full-service funding marketplace in Germany) and moneymeets.com (the leading German ‘Fintech Supermarket’). An advisory board member at Werthstein.com (a unique Swiss digital wealth management company) and senior advisor at DSER.de (a B2B German fintech company with a client portfolio volume of over EUR 40 billion), he is also a senior advisor to the Fintech Forum (the first and largest hub for fintech in Continental Europe).

Previously, he worked in banking and money management (hedge funds) and launched two start-ups in New York during the dotcom boom and bust period, one of which would nowadays be termed a fintech.

No. 1 Fintech Influencer in DACH (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) (Fintech Switzerland, February 2017)
Ten Twitter accounts to follow for the latest on Fintech (BBVA, January 2017)
No. 1 Fintech Influencer (Onalytica, July 2016)
No. 2 InsurTech Influencer (Onalytica, Nov. 2016)
No. 7 Banking Influencer (Klout, Dec. 2016, among 56’000 experts)
No. 10 Blockchain Influencer (RightRelevance, Oct. 2016)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/spirosmargaris/

Iain Macbeth

Automotive & Intelligent Mobility, TFL Programme Manager

Biography

Iain is a senior manager within Transport for London’s Directorate for Transport Innovation. I am responsible for defining policy and strategy on Connected & Automated Vehicles, and account management of TfL’s relationship with the automotive sector and OEM’s. Areas of interest include connected and automated vehicles, vehicle trials, electric vehicles, ultra low emission vehicles, ‘Mobility as a Service’, car sharing, ride sharing and car clubs, the fleet sector (including grey fleet), integrated ticketing and usage based insurance.

Iain represents TfL on the UK Automotive Council and IM-PACT Cities group, and is the TfL lead on a number of EU programmes, including the GEAR2030 High Level Working Group, and the Horizon 2020 ‘CARTRE’ and ‘Sharing Cities’ Lighthouse projects. He works closely with the DfT Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and the Greenwich GATEway driverless vehicle trials.

Outside work, Iain has a strong interest in motorsports, and has worked for Corvette Racing at the Le Mans 24 Hours for the last 17 years.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/iain-macbeth-81583a11/

Andrew Tarver

Futurist

Biography

Andrew Tarver has spent 15 years working in financial services. He was a partner at Accenture, where he worked across a range of investment banks. He has designed and built algorithmic, listed and exotic derivatives trading platforms. He is working with the World Economic Forum on the impact of disruptive technologies and founded the start-up BOLDROCKET, an organization set-up to help every individual get access to the latest technologies and industry leading financial products.

At BOLDROCKET, they believe that we are entering a new era, one where technology advancements are changing our everyday lives, irrespective of industry, where our constant collaboration with trusted communities is broadening our perspectives, opening our minds, where people, like you and I, are starting to have a voice, an opinion, we are entering the era of what we refer to as “the people revolution”. BOLDROCKET is providing the required infrastructure to help make the people revolution a reality. They provide expertise, support, insight, guidance, software, platforms, funding and delivery structure to the organizations that we believe are at the heart of this revolution. This may be start-ups, it may be individuals, it can also be the corporates, for profit and not-for-profit, as long as the corporates have seen the light and are willing, and motivated, to change!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewtarver/

Leanne Kemp

Founder & CEO, Everledger

Biography

After 20+ years in the tech sector, from RFID to Supply Chain to Advertising (adtech), with multiple successful exits to both International and Public Listed companies. I have turned my mind to expanding horizons and focused on developing an International Business portfolio in the epicentre of global finance ~ London.

The insurance industry (fintech) is the next deep blue. The industry is undergoing a metamorphosis, with an unprecedented scale of innovation taking place. New technologies represent opportunities to re-think legacy systems, that for the most part have been taken for granted as the way things must be done, rather than what could be done… What’s on offer is a potential ‘Value Chain Collapse’ that will materially create tens of millions (if not hundreds) of dollars of value by combatting fraud instances, money laundering and making old 20th Century systems redundant.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/leannekemp/

Ken Marke

Head of Strategic Futures, Ageas UK

Biography

Extensive experience in the insurance industry/financial services focused on corporate/strategic planning roles. Over 12 years overseas, primarily developing new markets in the Far East in addition to operational roles in Hong Kong, Greece and Spain.

Five years with Direct Line/RBS Insurance managing strategic planning and development process with main focus on long term strategic planning. Currently working for Ageas UK in research, innovation, horizon scanning and strategic development.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenmarke/

Bernhard Limberger

Director of Operations, Tourmaline Labs

Biography

Bernhard has 10 years of experience in business management. He studied at the University of Applied Sciences Krems in Austria where he obtained a Master’s degree. He serves as the Director of Global Operations for Tourmaline Labs, Inc. He speaks four languages is executing strategic operating plans and objectives for the long term future of Tourmaline Labs, Inc. globally.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lim-ber/

Lukas Ammann

Sales Director Europe, dacadoo

Biography

Lukas joined dacadoo in 2015 as Sales Director Europe. Following his Master Degree in Sport Technology and Administration at the EPFL in Lausanne in 2008, Lukas moved to Singapore where he joined World Sport Group Pte Ltd (now a part of the Lagardère Group) – Asia’s leading Sport Marketing and Media Agency. From 2008 – 2013 Lukas worked in various sales, marketing & business development roles in the football, golf and cricket departments of World Sport Group, operating mainly in South East Asia, Australia and Uzbekistan. Following his return to Europe Lukas joined a high precision wearable technology company mainly used in Formula 1 as Head of Sales Switzerland, UK and Austria.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukas-ammann-1138083b/

Andrew Yeoman

CEO and Co-Founder, Concirrus

Biography

Andrew has established himself as a thought leader in the Internet of Things, following a long and successful track record in telematics and extensive experience of fast-growth business strategies, turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to Concirrus he worked with Trimble Navigation where, as Managing Director, he expanded the business across Europe, America and Asia through both organic and acquisitive growth. He has enjoyed a career working in Europe, USA and Asia.

As well as being the CEO of Concirrus, Andrew holds non-executive directorships and Chairman roles and performs regular consulting with the VC and PE industry.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-yeoman-864469/

Ben Lagemann

CEO, OHIoT

Sylvain Riviere

Director of Sales Z-Wave/IoT Business Unit, Sigma Designs Europe

Biography

Sylvain Riviere is Director of Sales Z-wave / IOT business unit for Sigma Designs Europe, As a mart home convergence enabler. Industry veteran with years of hands-on experience in sales, marketing, management , he is responsible for European sales of Sigma’s home networking, long-range low power interoperable device technology.

Prior to joining Sigma Designs, Mr Riviere was Director of product at Bigband Networks responsible for deployment of HDTV and Advertising networking solutions. under Mr. Riviere’s management, these solutions have grown to cumulatively provide services to more than 40 million digital cable subscribers.

Before this, Mr. Riviere was with Harmonic, There he was senior group manager in the video product group organization, responsible for defining and launching ever first digital to home satellite head end solutions.

Mr. Riviere holds a master’s degree in computer science from ESIEE University Paris.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rivieresylvain/

Nigel Pugh

CEO, IMONT

Biography

Nigel brings over 20 years of big company and start-up management experience in the software industry to IMONT. He’s led business and development teams for numerous global companies including UBS, Betfair, and Canonical. As an industry expert in the field of AI and Big Data, most recently Nigel led the creation of the AlertMe connected home platform, which was acquired in 2015 by British Gas for $100m. A professional member of the British Computer Society with an MSc in Optoelectronics from the University of Northumbria and postgraduate study at UCL, he also has extensive experience in business information, compliance, high throughput data management and continuous delivery architecture.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigel-pugh-44a617/

Tony Boobier

Insurance Analytics Expert

Biography

Tony Boobier has deep knowledge and proven experience of use of business analytics and business intelligence, as an past-Executive with IBM as a world class leader in this space, and now as an independent expert.

With over 20 years experience in the insurance sector, plus 10 more in the Tech sector, Tony has specific business interests in customer analytics , risk and operational effectiveness (claims and fraud analytics). He is a firm advocate of enterprise-wide analytics and concept of the ‘Analytical Insurer’.

Professional qualifications in engineering, insurance, supply chain management and marketing also provide a strong and broad based insight to many other parts of commerce and industries Digital eminence, internationally.

Strong international experience and consultancy-based approach to change, always keen to understand the ROI element but advocate of emotional intelligence. Has a strong interest in growth market – especially LATAM and China.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyboobier/