Podcasts

The weekly InsTech London Podcast hosted by Matthew Grant. Join us as we discover what some of the most fascinating people in, and beyond, insurance are doing, the trends they are seeing, and what motivates them.

Paul Prendergast: CEO and Co-founder, Blink Parametric: Parametric, payments and protection

27 Nov 2020

Blink Parametric’s new Hurricane Non-Damage Business Interruption solution, developed in the Lloyd’s Lab, is aiming to cut waiting times for payouts from months to days. 
It’s the latest product from... read more

Robin Roberson: Founder of WeGoLook & Managing Director of Claim Central Consolidated: A journey of people, platforms and perseverance

20 Nov 2020

Turning a start-up into a successful company requires the ability to clearly identify customer problems and spotting market opportunities for growth. 
A conversation with a friend about eBay led... read more

Mark Cunningham: Co-founder, WhenFresh: The data supermarket and its master chefs

13 Nov 2020

A shortage of data isn’t a problem in insurance but identifying sources that are high-quality can mean a lot of shopping around.
WhenFresh is one company looking to speed up that process, through... read more

Paul Mang: Chief Innovation Officer, Guidewire: Insurance analytics for 21st century risk management

06 Nov 2020

Insurance might be “swimming in data” - but without actionable insights that data is just noise.
Matthew catches up with Paul Mang, Chief Innovation Officer at Guidewire to explore the latest... read more

Gianni Biason: Head Property & Specialty Solutions, Swiss Re: Insurance product innovation at scale

29 Oct 2020

Founded in 1863, Swiss Re is one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies and is well known for its innovative use of technology, data and willingness to address global issues like climate change... read more

Andres Webersinke: Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Life/Health at Gen Re: Reinventing customer care

23 Oct 2020

We're back talking directly to a senior executive from a major reinsurance company about their views on innovation and what they see as the industry’s major challenges.
Andres Webersinke, Global... read more

Clive Rich: Founder & Chairman, LawBite: Legal platforms and partnerships

16 Oct 2020

Insurance is about managing risk, but so is law - and both industries are discovering the changes and challenges from new sources of data, remote working and the power of platforms.LawBite was... read more

Andre Symes: CGO, Genasys Technologies: Agile products and speed to market

09 Oct 2020

Staying relevant and able to embrace new technology is a big challenge for any established company.
Despite being 20 years old, Genasys Technologies continues to innovate and work on new solutions... read more

Jeroen Morrenhof: CEO and co-founder, FRISS: Underwriting and claims fraud revealed

04 Oct 2020

One of the most effective uses of data and analytics in insurance is to prevent fraud both at the point of underwriting and from claims.
Jeroen Morrenhof founded FRISS in 2006 and today the company... read more

Kate Stillwell: CEO and Founder, Jumpstart: Earthquake parametric insurance in practice

25 Sep 2020

Five years ago Kate Stillwell had a vision of how she could help people recover quickly after they had suffered the effects of an earthquake. Today she has set up a company, acquired clients and... read more

Marcus East: Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google: Cloud, culture, collaboration and innovation

18 Sep 2020

Google’s products are playing an increasingly important role helping insurance companies innovate and grow. There are also lessons for everyone in how the company has developed a culture to keep its... read more

Stephen Brittain: Co-founder, Insurtech Gateway: Secrets of scale - incubation & investment

11 Sep 2020

There is no shortage of ideas, and opportunities, for starting up new companies in and around insurance, but scaling fast, with access to capital, capacity and connections is critical.
Stephen... read more

Scott Quiana: Head of Products, Marketing & Partnerships, Quantemplate: Turning data into insights

03 Sep 2020

Launched in 2013 Quantemplate was one of the early insurtech stories in London and the US, but after a few years things went quiet. Quantemplate had not gone away, but instead had been busily... read more

Matthew Grant, Robin Merttens and Paolo Cuomo: The Partners’ Centenary Chat

28 Aug 2020

Matthew Grant, Robin Merttens and Paolo Cuomo reunite for a special InsTech London Partners’ Chat to celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast.Reflections on the past five years of insurance and... read more

Forbes McKenzie: CEO of McKenzie Intelligence Services: Data driven intelligence

20 Aug 2020


Without a good understanding of their clients - both during underwriting and during claims - insurers are increasingly going to struggle to offer the right products, at the right price to the right... read more

Katie Crook-Davies and Rajasree Variyar: The Risky Mix Podcast hosts: Diversity, inclusion and innovation

14 Aug 2020

Katie Crook-Davies and Rajasree Variyar are the hosts of the Risky Mix Podcast which features conversations on making insurance more diverse and inclusive.
They join Matthew Grant on Episode 98 to... read more

Andrew Johnston: Global Head of InsurTech, Willis Re: Insurtech innovation insights quarterly

07 Aug 2020

Andrew Johnston is Global Head of InsurTech at Willis Re and responsible for the team that produces the Willis Quarterly InsurTech Briefing.
Using data and resources from around the world, the... read more

Adam Richards and Andy Stevenson, Albany Group: Supply chain management & operational resilience

30 Jul 2020

After spotting a gap in the market, Adam Richards co-founded Albany Group to build technology solutions to help insurers improve their supplies and claims processes, and how they interact with their... read more

Mark Lusted: Managing Director & Founder, Dock9: Innovation for the incumbent

24 Jul 2020

Digital innovation agency Dock9 has a mission to help incumbents be as agile and innovative as the best start-ups in customer engagement and digital with clients from Lloyd’s brokers to global... read more

Dan Joyce: General Manager EMEA, SafetyCulture: Risk managed

16 Jul 2020

It's not only insurtech start-ups building new insurance solutions. Many companies from outside of insurance are now realising that their data, customers and distributions can be very valuable for... read more

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