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Ep. 70 – Risk Transfer 2.0 – insights from Ryskex

Dr. Marcus Schmalbach is the CEO and co-founder of Ryskex, a provider of a blockchain-based ecosystem for alternative risk transfers and innovative insurance solutions. In this podcast we discuss Risk Transfer 2.0 from a perspective of how to use blockchain and AI solutions for new and emerging risks.   What is blockchain? Candidly, Marcus, Googled...

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Ep. 69 – State Farm’s blockchain – Auto Claims Subrogation

Dustin Helland is blockchain product strategy and implementation manager at State Farm. In this exciting episode he talks to us about the auto claims subrogation implementation on blockchain by State Farm and USAA. What is interesting about this implementation is that it was done on a Quorum blockchain, which is a first on Insureblocks.  ...

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Ep. 68 – Successful scaling of blockchain consortia through governance

In this podcast we are joined by Kevin Leuthardt who wrote an interesting article on this subject earlier this year where he analyses the use of governance from a business network layer, protocol layer and data layer for scaling blockchain consortia. Kevin Leuthardt is the cofounder of KSquared which works with start-ups across industries and technologies....

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Ep. 67 – The Data Economy – Insights from Ocean Protocol

Trent McConaghy grew up on a farm in rural Canada. He did AI research for 20 years including running 2 startups and a PhD. For the last 5 years he has been focused on blockchain and in particular on Ocean Protocol which he has co-founded.. Ocean Protocol is a protocol whose mission is to unlock...

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Ep. 66 – Blockchain & AI in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare – insights from FarmaTrust

Najib Rehman, Data Strategy Lead, at FramaTrust and Raja Sharif, CEO and Founder of FarmaTrust join us in this exciting podcast on how they use AI and blockchain technology in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry to help resolve some of its problems.   What is blockchain? Blockchain is essentially a database that is distributed for...

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Ep. 65 – Unlocking investment in blockchain projects

Managers in enterprises or start-up founders all have to go through a framework in order to unlock the necessary investment for their blockchain projects. Understanding that process and what it entails is key. Areiel Wolanow is managing director of Finserv Experts, expert advisor to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain amongst many other blockchain advisory...

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Ep. 64 – The Convergence Ecosystem – insights by Outlier Ventures

Jamie Burke is the founder & CEO of Outlier Ventures. He also is a pioneer of the “Convergence Thesis”, where blockchain is foundational to Web 3.0 a more decentralised and automated future. In this podcast we discuss how we are starting to see the emergence of a “convergence ecosystem” that involves blockchain, AI, IOT, big...

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Ep. 63 – Fireside chat with Antony Elliott – Chairman of B3i

Antony Elliott, is Chairman at B3i and Group Head of Business Transformation at Zurich Insurance.  In this podcast we discussed innovation in the insurance industry, blockchain as part of the new stack, but also what he feels were the lessons learnt at B3i and what his aspirations are for it.  At Zurich Insurance, Antony is...

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Ep. 62 – Parametric insurance on Smart Contracts – Insights from Clyde & Co

On the 15th of May of this year, law firm Clyde & Co launched an off-the-shelf connected parametric insurance contract for use by insurers. In this episode, Walid catches up with Lee Bacon, partner at Clyde & Co and co-founder of Clyde Code. Lee makes a repeat appearance to discuss connected contracts and Clyde Code, which is...

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