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Ep.41 – Key barriers to blockchain adoption – insights from Cygnetise

For this week’s episode, we spoke to Steve Pomfret, CEO at Cygnetise. Steve describes himself as a “process guy” with over 18 years of experience in bringing about operational change (efficiency and de-risking) at reputed banks and brokerage firms. After learning about blockchain, Steve spotted an opportunity to apply his skills and learnings together with...

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Ep.40 – IBM’s 2019 Insurance Predictions

For this week’s episode, we spoke to Sandip Patel, Global Managing Director for insurance across IBM. Sandip refers to himself as a lifetime practitioner in the insurance industry having worked for PWC and Aetna and IBM within the insurance industry. In this special episode Sandip shares with us what are IBM’s 2019 insurance predictions.   What is...

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This is us – The Insurance Innovators

  For the last 330 years, the insurance industry hasn’t fundamentally changed. Too often attempts to disrupt it have had limited success due to legacy systems and a  “why change the status quo?” attitude that is stemmed from legacy mindsets. It is an industry whose level of diversity and inclusiveness in its core execs is...

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Ep.39 – Blockchain from a Nationwide perspective & lessons learnt

This week’s episode is slightly different from the norm – it was recorded off the fly and in the moment as a fireside style discussion. Walid had the opportunity to speak to Timothy Dwyer and Michael Fulton from Nationwide. During this podcast, we get an overview of Nationwide,  discussed their perspective and lessons learnt on...

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Ep.38 – ‘Mutualisation’ of insurance through blockchain – insights from VouchForMe

In this week’s episode we get an insight into how blockchain can enable ‘mutualisation’ and learn about social insurance from VouchForMe. Our guest is Matt Peterman, Founder, VouchForMe and InsurePal. Matt’s experience spans private equity and fraud detection in the insurance industry. It was roughly 3 years ago that Matt realized that ‘mutualisation’ in insurance...

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Ep. 37 – Blockchain in the specialty insurance market – insights from Ed, a Lloyd’s broker

For this week’s episode, we spoke to Arun Narayanan, Head of Data and Analytics at Ed. This episode provides an excellent insight into the specialty insurance market at Lloyd’s and how blockchain based solutions can streamline processes, generate savings and promote product innovation. Ed Broking is a global wholesale insurance broker which is headquartered in...

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Ep.36 – Blockchain in the Indian insurance market – insights from Policybazaar

For this week’s episode, we spoke to Ashish Gupta, CEO of docprime.com and CTO of Policybazaar. This is our first time focusing on the Indian insurance ecosystem and Ashish provides an excellent insight into the $95 billion insurance market along with Policybazaar’s latest blockchain implementation. Indeed, an episode you cannot miss! Policybazaar is India’s leading...

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Ep.35 – B3i:An insight into commercial insurance on the blockchain

For this week’s episode, we had the opportunity to speak to Antonio Di Marzo, Product Owner – Commercial Insurance at B3i, at the B3i headquarters in Zurich. Antonio provides an excellent insight into B3i’s upcoming project – commercial insurance on the blockchain which was announced in September this year at the ‘Rendez-Vous de Septembre’. If...

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Ep. 34 – Blockchain from Swiss Re’s perspective and the lessons learnt

In this week’s episode we get an insight into blockchain from the perspective of Swiss Re and hear about the lessons learnt from their projects. Our guest is Jags Rao, Blockchain Workstream Lead, Finance Reinsurance at Swiss Re.  Having started out his career over 22 years ago as a software engineer working on a COBOL...

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