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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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Ep. 61 – Insurwave, one year on since launch

Shaun Crawford is the Global Vice Chair of Industry at EY and the chairman of Insurwave. It has been nearly a year since Insurwave has launched and since then it has won 8 industry awards. In this episode we discuss some of their exciting learnings from last year’s Insureblock’s podcast and their plans for the...

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Ep.60 – Calculating ROI on blockchain – Insights from RiskStream Collaborative

Patrick Schmid has a Phd in Economics and is the Vice President of RiskStream Collaborative (previously known as the RiskBlock Alliance). In this fascinating episode he provides an expert opinion and process for calculating ROI for blockchain applications. This is a must listen episode for anyone looking to develop blockchain solutions and need a functioning...

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Ep.59 – USA roadtrip – blockchain & insurance

On the 12th of May 2019, Insureblocks went on a 2 week road trip across the United States of America. This trip took us from the International Finance Corporation in Washington D.C. to the North American Contingency Associaiton in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From there we headed to New York City to run a blockchain...

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Ep. 58 – Convergence of AI, machine learning and blockchain – Inisghts from BlockClaim

Blockchain is one of many new emerging technologies alongside AI, machine learning, robotics and much more. Most insurance companies unfortunately look at these technologies in silos and thus get a limited return on their investment. BlockClaim is an exciting insurtech that had the foresight to design an offering that combines both AI, machine learning and...

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Ep. 57 – AI & Blockchain – insights from Dessa

For this week’s podcast we continue into our theme at looking at new technologies that constitute the “New Stack”. Dessa is a company that specialises in offering artificial intelligence solutions to enterprises. We had the pleasure of having Paul Brikis, insurance lead at Dessa shares his thoughts on AI & Blockchain.   What is blockchain?...

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