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.

James Slaughter; Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Risk Solutions at Liberty Mutual Insurance

30 Sep 2019

Liberty Mutual is the world's fifth-largest property & casualty insurer. James Slaughter is responsible for setting the overall underwriting strategy, which includes pricing, risk appetite, ... read more

Balance sheet risk, subrogation, crypto currencies & wine; the Partners' chat

23 Sep 2019

A short episode for you this time as Matthew and Robin talk about what they have been up to in recent weeks, the latest trends catching their eye and what the autumn has in store for InsTech London... read more

Making the Financial Director's life easier - Phinsys at the Lloyd's Lab

16 Sep 2019

The finance teams in insurance companies often struggle as much as others when it comes to identifying key business metrics and bringing together multiple sources of data. Improving efficiency is one... read more

Bevis Tetlow, CEO Imaginera. Reinsurance underwriter and technologist

09 Sep 2019

Bevis Tetlow returned to his roots in technology earlier this year, joining Imaginera as CEO, having spent 13 years as a reinsurance underwriter for Hiscox. Prior to leaving Hiscox, Bevis was chair... read more

Mark Geoghegan: Editorial Director, Insurance Insider

03 Sep 2019

Mark Geoghegan started his career as a broker in 1992 and has run Insurance Insider since 2008. In that period he has got to know all of the leaders in the London market and further afield.
Over the... read more

Podcast 42. Adrian Jones, Head of Ventures and Strategic Partnerships, SCOR

30 Aug 2019

In this episode Matthew Grant talks to Adrian Jones who heads up Ventures & Strategic Partnerships at SCOR Global P&C, the #5 global reinsurer. P&C Ventures, one of the more active VCs in... read more

Podcast 41. Insurers' innovations: still just digital lipstick on a legacy pig?

21 Aug 2019

Are insurers finally making meaningful moves to being digital, or is it still mostly digital lipstick on a legacy pig? This question is mooted as Paolo catches up with Matthew and Robin to check in... read more

Podcast 40. The Describe Data team on Lloyd's Lab & their D & O Analytics tool

13 Aug 2019

A great way to get attention as an insurtech start-up is to find a new area of risk to model, particularly when the founders have a deep history in insurance, analytics and technology.The founders of... read more

Podcast 39. Insurtech as a Service (Part Two). Google Cloud, Genasys, Xtract and Hitachi

06 Aug 2019

These highlights from the second half of our 8th July event address the question "what is Insurtech as a service?".  Matthew talks to Stewart Reeder of Hitachi (13:45) and three more of their... read more

Podcast 38. Insurtech as a Service (Part One). Hitachi, Munich Re Digital Partners, Kasko, Shepherd and QBE

30 Jul 2019

Another fast moving series of chats with more leaders from insurance, technology and data. In this episode, the first half of our 8th July evening at The SteelYard, Robin investigates how Hitachi (2:... read more

Podcast 37. Graham Elliott CEO & Founder of Azur Underwriting

23 Jul 2019

Graham Elliott describes Azur as a "Managing Digital Agency" (MDA). He founded the business in 2015, providing High Net Worth insurance for clients of UK brokers, in partnership with AIG.
Matthew... read more

Podcast 36. Robin reflects on DIA. Dan White of Ninety Consulting on innovation and company value

17 Jul 2019

A double bill this week. Matthew talks to Robin about his experience of visiting the DIA Amsterdam conference this year with the highlights, lowlights and his meeting with the rising stars from... read more

Podcast 35. Sean Ringsted, Chief Digital Officer, Chubb

11 Jul 2019

In this episode Matthew Grant chats to Sean Ringsted about how Chubb is introducing innovation across the company and he gives some tips to help anyone starting up a new business aimed at selling to... read more

Podcast 34. Keeping your algorithm safe, legal and morally acceptable

10 Jul 2019

With all the talk of the use of AI and algorithms in insurance innovation we thought we'd better check out some of the potential pitfalls and challenges that need to be considered with using... read more

Podcast 33. More algorithms that really work from ChAI, e2Value and We Predict

09 Jul 2019

More fun from our Algorithm and AI event at the Steelyard on 3rd June in this, our selected highlights from the second half of the evening. We covered the first half in episode 31. Now it's Robin... read more

Podcast 32. Inter-operability and catastrophe modelling and Dickie Whitaker, CEO of Oasis LMF

08 Jul 2019

Dickie is CEO and co-founder of the open source catastrophe modelling platform Oasis. After a career in reinsurance broking, Dickie has spent the last eight years creating a way to help insurers get... read more

Podcast 31. How humble is your algorithm? Talking to AIG, Cytora, WhenFresh and Polar Capital

13 Jun 2019

This week’s podcast features edited highlights of Matthew chatting on stage with leading figures from AIG, Cytora, WhenFresh and Polar Capital at our live event in The Steelyard.
Everyone’s talking... read more

Podcast 30. Report from New York. Bernard Goyder from Insurance Insider’s first impressions of US insurance and tech

11 Jun 2019

The team from Insurance Insider are regular attendees at our InsTech London events. Bernard Goyder, senior reporter for Insurance Insider was previously covering the London insurance technology and... read more

Podcast 29. The Partners’ chat. The latest Lloyd’s strategy paper, Insider Tech event and IOT

10 Jun 2019

In this episode Matthew, Robin and Paolo catch up on what they heard whilst attending the recent Insider Tech event hosted by Insurance Insider. Robin talks about his keynote (read it here) and other... read more

Podcast 28. Talking to Pascal Millaire, CEO of CyberCube about enabling controlled growth for cyber underwriting

10 Jun 2019

In this episode, Matthew Grant discusses the challenges in building a cyber model for insurance pricing and portfolio management with Pascal Millaire, CEO of CyberCube over from the US visiting his... read more

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