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Evening Event

The new data-first market for brokers and carriers – from digital placement to Smart Follow

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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4:00pm - 7:30pm (BST)

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CodeNode, 10 South Pl, London EC2M 7EB, UK

This event is £60 (Free for Insurers, Risk Managers, MGAs, Brokers and Members)

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About the event

No topic is generating more interest in the London Market than Digital Placement and Smart Follow underwriting. Brokers are driving digitalisation strategies across their operations and Carriers are seeking to build out their capabilities and assessing which suppliers to work with.

In collaboration with Artificial and Placing Platform Limited (PPL), join InsTech for our upcoming evening event “The new data-first market for brokers and carriers – from digital placement to Smart Follow” on 25th June.

Our joint programme will explore how the market is beginning to adopt a data-led digitally enabled working practice, and will cover:

  • How brokers are advancing their digital strategies and its impact on their operating practices
  • The experience of those firms that have begun to embrace APIs as a way of bringing greater connectivity between parts of the value chain
  • How data and digital connectivity enables innovative technologies like Smart Follow, and what that promise holds
  • How the industry can continue to work together to accelerate digitisation of London Market practices to help drive competitiveness on a global scale.
How To Register

You can register below for free if you are a Insurer, Broker, MGA, Risk/Insurance Manager or InsTech Corporate/Individual Member. Otherwise, it’s £60 to attend.

If you are an InsTech Corporate/Individual Member, please log in or create an account with your work email before registering.

If you have been provided with a promo code, please use it below to register.


4.30 pm - 4.35 pm

Welcome & House Keeping

4:35 pm - 4.55 pm

Meet our sponsors

  • David King, Founder, Artificial Labs
  • Steve Hearn, Chairman, PPL Placing Platform Ltd 
  • Moderated by Robin Merttens, Chairman, InsTech

4.55 pm - 5.15 pm

Broker panel

  • Oliver Woods, Head of Operational Transformation, WTW
  • Lewis Gibbons, Operations Director, Howden
  • TBC Aon
  • Moderated by Tanya Duckworth, Director of Channels and Partner, PPL Placing Platform Limited

5.15 pm - 5.25 pm

API panel

  • Dave Holliday, Senior Product Manager APIs, Munich Re
  • Moderated by Tom McFarland, Product Manager, Novidea

5:30 pm - 6.00 pm


6.00 pm - 6.10 pm

State of the Nation

  • Martin Reith, Chief Executive Officer, Helios; Chairman, Artificial Labs
  • Bob James, COO, Lloyd’s
  • Moderated by Robin Merttens, Chairman, InsTech


6.10 pm - 6.25 pm

Smart Follow: the reality and the potential

  • Will Roscoe, Head of Portfolio Underwriting, Beazley
  • James Slaughter, Chief Underwriting Officer, Apollo Syndicate 1969
  • Moderated by Sheila Cameron, CEO, Lloyd’s Market Association

6.25 pm - 6.40 pm

What the audience wants to know but wouldn’t dare to ask

  • TBC Ki Syndicate
  • TBC Aon
  • Rosie Denée, Lloyd’s Lab Accelerator
  • Moderated by Deana Murfitt, COO, Artificial

6.40 pm - 6.45 pm

Shout Outs

6:45 pm - 7.30 pm

Pizza & Networking Bar

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In collaboration with:

Speakers include

Steve Hearn



David King



Martin Reith

CEO; Chairman

Helios Underwriting; Artificial Labs

Bob James


Lloyd’s of London

Sheila Cameron


Lloyd’s Market Association

Lewis Gibbons

Operations Director


Rosie Denée


Lloyd’s Lab

James Slaughter



Oliver Woods

Head of Operational Transformation


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Continuing Professional Development

This InsTech Evening Event is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By attending, you can claim up to 1.5 hours towards your CPD scheme.

By the end of this Evening Event, you should be able to meet the following Learning Objectives:

  • Summarise the opportunities and challenges of Smart Follow for insurance brokers and carriers
  • Describe the current state of technology integration and how these tools serve as enabling capabilities for Smart Follow
  • Explain how organisations can work both individually and collectively to enable and benefit from Smart Follow

Register for this event

This event is free for Insurers, MGAs, Brokers, Risk Managers and InsTech Individual or Corporate Members.

Individual or Corporate members can or create an account.

If you have a promo code, please use it below to register.

For everyone else, it is £60 to attend.