Insurtech

Format:   Webinars
Level:   Intermediate - Advanced
Duration:   9 hours
CPD Points:   8

A series of round table debates where industry professionals will explore how technology is reinventing the soul of the industry. 

A nominal once off administration fee of R100 is payable to earn CPD points for watching the Insurtech talks. Purchasing access to our CPD Package automatically provides you with access to the Insurtech talks, COVER magazine articles, 10 online courses and various webinars.


Format:   Webinars
Level:   Intermediate - Advanced
Duration:   9 hours
CPD Points:   8

Tech when needed, human when wanted
A series of round table debates where industry professionals will explore how technology is reinventing the soul of the industry.

A nominal once off administration fee of R100 is payable to earn CPD points for watching the Insurtech talks. Purchasing access to our CPD Package automatically provides you with access to the Insurtech talks, COVER magazine articles, 10 online courses and various webinars.

Tech when needed - Human when wanted


Hard tech and soft touch. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that technology solves many problems but not all problems. People need technology but sometimes, they want humans. It is up to us to find out where the line is drawn. 

Tavio Roxo, CEO, OWLS Software
Christelle Colman, Founder & CEO, Amisure
Tyrone Moodley, COO, Constantia Insurance


Harmony between tech and user


How can we leverage design thinking to create rich and intuitive experiences for customers and our own internal teams?

Debbie Holroyd, CEO, Scottfin
Marais Neethling, Principal: Artificial Intelligence, Synthesis
Wimpie Van Der Merwe, CEO, Global Choices


Brokers optimising tech


The end of the broker has been predicted many times before, with Insurtech sure to be the final cause of their demise. But, as so many times before, the resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of the broker prevailed, and we are seeing them embracing the latest insurtech trends with open arms.

Coert Knoetze, MD, StaySure
Devan Reddy, Group Digital and Operations Executive, Cardinal
Ed Halsey, COO, hubb


Solving the Broker Platform challenges


There certainly is still some tension between the needs of the broker and the needs of the product providers when it comes to broker platforms, most prominent of these being independence and freedom of choice. Is there a solution to this challenge?

Jason Judge, Co-MD, Nimbus
Peter Olyott, CEO, Indwe Risk Services
Rudi Bedeker, Co-MD, Nimbus


Technology & Managing Risk

The more we move to a technology enabled environment, the more complex and intense the risks become. How do we ensure systems are secure and manage the risks businesses face when external platforms are continuously being engaged with? How do we incorporate this risk culture into all IT development?

Alicia Narainsamy, Digital Distribution Underwriting Head SHA
Sizwe Cakwebe, Cyber Risk Manager, SHA
Mike Cannon, Director & Co-founder, Mitig8


Making sense of Fintech innovations

It’s a whole new, fast changing world when it comes to a variety of fintech developments. NFTs, Crypto Currencies, Digital Currencies, AI Investment Platforms, Metaverse, Airtime currency. What’s real and what’s not?

Martin Pieterse, MD, Ellipsys Technologies

Tanya Knowles, Business Manager, Adhara
Tony van Niekerk, COVER Advisory


What happened to the Insurtech revolution?

The big insurtech disruption, predicted about a decade ago, seems to have taken a very different trajectory. Have the funders caused a bubble, and will that impact funding of startups? Where to from here?

Alexandre N'djore, Founder and CEO, Digitech Africa Ltd

Bart Patrick, CRO, Genasys Technologies
Christine Rodrigues, Partner, Bowmans
Daniel Guasco, CEO, Click2Sure


Searching for the soul of the industry

Are we moving away from the traditional insurance concept of risk sharing and will each insured eventually end up paying for their own, precisely quantified risk, leaving many uninsured, or have we always been doing this, albeit in a much less sophisticated way? Has insurance lost it’s way? Think again.


When Ecosystems Collide – Opportunities Abound

Exploiting the full insurance ecosystem is now paramount to success, especially partnering with technology providers. However, leveraging technology ecosystems to integrate with consumer ecosystems is where the secret sauce to outperforming lies. Insurance is sold, not bought? Think again?


Insurtech – Think Again

The term insurtech is understood to be an insurance startup with an app providing end-to-end insurance or a plug in technology solution to improve one or other process in the insurance value chain. How should we approach digital transformation to ensure holistic and sustainable benefits? Think again.


Alternative Distribution goes mainstream

​Technology has unlocked the vault to inclusivity and increased penetration across the continent. From the smallest personal item through partner collaboration to previously uninsurable groups using parametric insurance, we now have the ability to spread the value of insurance, more than ever. Insurance penetration stuck? Think again.


Bite size insurance – A future of choice

With radical lifestyle changes and an increasing drive to underwrite risk according to very specific needs, COVID-19 has accelerated innovation focused on highly flexible technology and building systems with an open ended future in mind. Unlimited innovative opportunities has us thinking again.


Is Technology killing insurance

Are we on the way to an environment where technology is going to allow us to manage our risks or transfer our risks so effectively that we require les and less insurance? Will insurance become so adaptable that we don’t need traditional insurance products? Think again.


Modernisation v New Stack Build

Budget plays a big role when making decisions around technology, especially when it comes to making long term strategic decisions. To build or not to build and then, when considering modernization, answering the question whether modernization will be enough to capitalize on strategic opportunities. Cannot afford to join the new future of insurance? Think again?


Disappearance of the Fancy App

Insurtechs paved the way with innovative use of technology to solve real life problems for consumers and improve the user experience dramatically. The large incumbents are catching up and updating their systems, processes and UX to deliver the same value and experience. If not a the fancy app, what is the future of insurance? Think again.