#STARTUP PITCH

STARTUPS LIVE! 5×5 PITCHES FROM THE NEXT GENERATION IN INSURTECH

Join our pitch session on Wednesday 28 February 2018 at 11am in the Auditorium

ChainThat is a provider of commercial & specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions utilizing blockchain, smart contracts and distributed ledger technology. ChainThat’s Insurance Blockchain Framework (CT-IBF) modules support Placement (contracting and endorsing), Facilities, Technical & Financial Accounting, Claims Agreement, Settlement and Reporting, all with a shared source of digital truth.  By allowing brokers, insurers, reinsurers and MGAs to collaborate securely in a peer-2-peer manner, solution users gain increased processing efficiency, guaranteed data quality, greater operational productivity and cost reductions without the need for central service providers.

MEET VIKAS ACHARYA

Turnkey IS, an “InsureTech” and a Specialised Insurance Business Consultancy Services Company.

The Company’s goal is to provide the insurance industry with innovative “IT as a service” products and solutions for the whole underwriting cycle. Our current products and solutions are aimed at specialty insurance lines. Underpinning our work is advanced cloud-based technology which is integrated with machine learning components and data services from the “IOT: internet of things”. We aim to give our clients the tools to gain the competitive advantage over their peers in the insurance market.

Our consultancy services are focused on the Global Specialty Insurance Market and our team of experienced insurance professionals have a demonstrable track record of delivery and adding value to our clients. Our focus areas are Business Change Management, Business Planning, Capital Management, Catastrophe Modelling, Exposure Management, IT, Operations, Portfolio Management, Regulatory, Risk and Compliance, and Underwriting Decision Support.

MEET STUART TAYLOR

Vizru is the Digital Transformation platform that allows enterprises to rapidly create new applications in a short period of time to pilot and then deploy into production. Our customers, Visa, Dell, Vmware,BNP Paribas, ZF-TRW, Toshiba, and others have used vizru to tackle strategic problems and propel them to be leaders in their respected vertical. 

MEET CHARLIE CHU

Adapt Ready, Inc. is a provider of software products for commercial lines insurance. Our risk intelligence platform measures connected risks that affect the (re)insurance world. Built on big data analytics and machine learning algorithms, it delivers enriched, interconnected risk insights providing overall benefits to insurers in three key areas: more accurate pricing, proactive risk management, and new market opportunities. For more information, visit www.adaptready.com.

MEET SHRUTHI RAO

VIP RESCUE SAL is a Lebanese startup company established in 2016.

After establishment, the founders joined forces to develop the platform and started deploying some of its modules in different countries among which are Lebanon and UAE.

VIP Rescue System & App is one of the Block Chain concept platforms. It is an incidents and services management system built to serve different industries & bodies like: Insurance, Governmental Bodies handling incidents, Supply & Delivery, Fleet Management and others. It is also a modular based system that can be utilized in full or in parts.

As a start, the system is used as a Motor Accidents & Services Management Platform coordinating, managing and controlling the work flow and the data transfer digitally & instantly from the moment a motor accident occurs till the full claim file is closed. And while going through the process, the system analyses all captured data and releases precise analytics, statistics, alerts and information which will help the concerned Insurance Companies & Governmental Bodies in taking the right decisions and measures which shall decrease the number accidents & their severity as well as to eliminate errors and fraudulent claims. In other words, it is a cost containment tool aiming to achieve better participants’ satisfaction in all means.

MEET YAHYA AL HAWANI

MEET YOUSSEF JALLOUL

JUDGE

Roger Bickmore, Group Strategic Development Director, Tokio Marine Kiln

With 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, he has held a number of senior management roles in the London Market, in Continental Europe and Asia. He commenced his career at RSA, initially as a financial products underwriter before managing their reinsurance operation in Singapore and European global risk managed division based in Rotterdam. Roger then switched to Lloyd’s spending a year leading a project team working to liberalise distribution for the Corporation before joining Aon to head up their group of specialist underwriting agencies. With a career background in the underwriting and distribution of specialist classes of insurance and reinsurance, a keen advocate of social media with his own blogging platform, Roger is passionate about keeping the risk transfer business relevant.

JUDGE

Salvatore Orlando, Head of P&C MEAR, PartnerRe

As Head of MEAR, Salvatore Orlando is responsible for PartnerRe’s P&C business in Middle East, Africa and Russia. He assumed this role in spring 2016 having previously been Head of High Growth Markets (Middle East, Africa and Latin America).

Salvatore began his reinsurance career in 1987 as an engineering underwriter with Winterthur Re (acquired by PartnerRe in 1998). He went on to assume progressively senior management positions
overseeing P&C and Specialty Lines business for Southern Europe and Latin America.

Salvatore holds an MBA in Financial Services from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

JUDGE

Nigel Walsh, Partner, Deloitte

Nigel is a partner in our Financial Services technology practice. Nigel has a background in end to end technology transformation, digital transformation and InsurTech – key enablers in enabling insurers on the journey to become true digital insurers. 

Prior to this, Nigel led the UK Insurance business for Capgemini.  Nigel has advised UK and European Insurance companies on major systems replacements and technology transformation projects helping to improve the customer and broker experience. 

Nigel is one of the leading members of the InsurTech global movement and has been a mentor for many start-ups, including at the StartupBootcamp InsurTech programme.