The InsTech Podcast 1000 Fans Award

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Inspired by American writer Kevin Kelly’s 2008 essay, "You Only Need 1,000 Fans To Be Successful",  the InsTech Podcast 1000 Fans Award gives special recognition to podcast guests who have recorded over 1,000 downloads for their individual episodes.

See who has made the list below and click on the links to listen to each episode in our podcast section

The InsTech Podcast 1000 Fans Award - Winners

Barnaby Rugge-Price: CEO, Hyperion X: Broking in the modern world (91)
How Hyperion X, one of the divisions of Hyperion Insurance Group, are expanding their offering to fit the changing needs of the customer.

Forbes McKenzie: CEO of McKenzie Intelligence Services: Data driven intelligence (99)
How MIS is combining data obtained from technology with that gathered from the essential Human Intelligence. 

Sean Ringsted, Chief Digital Officer, Chubb; Prevent & Predict - IOT Success Stories (83)
Chubb is supporting its clients with IOT solutions that are providing real benefits. Find out more from Sean, plus where he sees even more opportunities for using sensors and IoT.

Nigel Walsh, Partner at Deloitte and insurtech guru (81)
Matthew and Nigel discuss whether insurtech has lived up to its potential, and whether more choice or more simplicity is the future of insurance.

Gary Hoberman: CEO & founder of Unqork: Accelerating innovation with no-code (73)
Can no-code solutions help the industry move on from legacy systems? Gary explains how Unqork is working with insurers and how to make an impact with key decision-makers and investors.

Andrew Yeoman: CEO and Co-founder of Concirrus: A connected future for commercial insurance (71)
Concirrus is one of the most well-known companies in London to have emerged in recent years, providing analytics for commercial underwriting to a growing list of insurers.

Piyush Singh: Founder, Terrene Labs - a FRISS company: Calling all underwriters - focus on the core, not the chore (155)
How Terrene Labs aggregates third-party data sources to help underwriters and why Piyush left a senior role to launch a start-up. 

Ed Leon Klinger: CEO, Flock: The insurer of the future has arrived (126)
Ed and Matthew discuss Flock's growth, its new connected vehicles division, and embedded insurance solutions.

Katie Lennon: Head of ESG, UK & Lloyd’s, AXA XL: ESG - the insurer’s perspective (175)
The conversation covers how Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) differs for business operations and clients, creating consistency around allocating carbon emissions, and the work being done on a global scale to help support insurers.

Sébastien Piguet: Co-founder & Head of Underwriting, Descartes Underwriting: Going global - delivering parametric insurance at scale (165)
Sébastien and Matthew discuss trends in parametric insurance and Descartes' experiences with its clients.

Jeremy Hyams: Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Cloud: Claims technology - building the single source of truth (166)
How to build a claims service provider, innovating at speed during Covid-19, and how the Synergy Cloud platform is helping the AA to manage home insurance claims in-house.

Marco Mirabella: Founder & CEO, Ensuro: Crypto capital for insurance start-ups (164)
Marco joins InsTech London's Henry Gale to discuss the opportunity for cryptocurrency to be used as insurance capital and how Ensuro's technology works.

Simon Lewis & Matt Greaves: Atrium Underwriters: Underwriting and innovation where it counts (159)
Atrium Underwriters has established itself as one of the most forward-thinking insurers when it comes to innovation and new technology.  

Karina Buch: Chief Commercial Officer, Insurance Business Applications: Digital insurance platforms - getting ahead and staying ahead (156)
Karina and Robin discuss the growth of IBA, what makes the company different and what IBA's ideal customer looks like.

Niall Barton: Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Wrisk: A marathon not a sprint - surviving and thriving as an insurtech (154)
How Wrisk is using scalable technology to help automotive brands shape their customers’ mobility and insurance experiences, plus Niall shares his insights on being a founder. 

Christian Wiens: CEO, Getsafe: Giving a new generation access to insurance (168) 
Christian Wiens talks about how Getsafe has scaled since being founded in 2015, the company's plans for expansion, and innovation trends to watch.

Devin Chawda: Co-founder & CEO, ARMD: Embedded insurance - the next frontier for a serial entrepreneur (177)
This episode covers how ARMD's technology works, why customers like embedded insurance, and the challenge of building a business and raising funds during Covid-19 lockdowns. 

Ruth Foxe Blader and Matthew Jones: Anthemis: What really matters - the investors’ view (176)
In this episode, the current financial markets and the opportunities that are attracting investors right now are discussed.

Hemant Shah: Co-founder & CEO, Archipelago: Moving upstream - digitising and standardising customer data at source (145)
How Archipelago goes directly to original data sources - risk managers and building owners - to improve data sharing in the industry.

Nick Wright: Chief Business Development Officer, Pen Underwriting: Every problem has a solution (163)
Why investing in innovation is a key part of the company’s approach and how Pen Underwriting supports its partners. 

Mark Allan: Commercial Director UK Insurance, Bupa: Private healthcare in the pandemic and beyond (157)
Mark joins Robin to discuss Bupa’s experience of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and the challenges ahead for health insurance. 

Andrew Passfield: CEO, ICE InsureTech: Insurance software for innovation - flexibility as a service (152)
Andrew explains how ICE InsureTech is helping to provide more agility to clients and their customers, and shares insights from a career spent working in insurance technology.

Todd Rissel: Chairman & CEO, e2Value: Product launch 2.0 - smart tech, simple solutions (153)
Todd outlines how e2Value's new Structure Insurance Score and Inspect Connect solutions are enabling underwriters to communicate with brokers to verify information.

Arjun Ramdas: CEO, Charles Taylor InsureTech: Platforms, data collaboration and market efficiency (125)
Data collaboration between insurers, MGAs and brokers, and how Charles Taylor’s technology is supporting the Lloyd’s market.

Jerad Leigh: Co-founder & CEO, Supercede: The founder‘s journey: surviving and thriving as a start-up (151)
Jerad shares his experiences of making the leap from 'early stage' to ‘established' company, including some great advice on how to build a business.

Charles Blanchet: VP of Solutions, ICEYE: Your satellite will be with you shortly: Rapid flood loss assessment (128)
How ICEYE is using its own microsatellites to provide insurers with high-resolution, building-level flood depths around the world immediately after an event.

Jeroen Morrenhof: CEO & Co-founder, FRISS: Underwriting and claims fraud revealed (105)
Jeroen explains how FRISS is using technology to prevent fraud both at the point of underwriting and from claims, and shares his insights on how to grow a business.

Mark Patterson, Deloitte & Mark Eastham, Avantia: What 8,000 people want from their insurer (121)
Deloitte's The Future of Home and Motor Insurance survey asked 8,000 customers in 12 countries for their views on insurance. Find out which products they like and what they wanted more of.  

Thomas Loridan & Nick Hassam: CEO & CCO, reask: Short term climate variability - forecasting with confidence (127)
Advances in technology, research and the use of AI are providing insurers with the evidence they need to confidently change their assessment of potential catastrophe risks over the short-term.

Pascal Millaire: CEO, CyberCube: Powering profitable cyber insurance growth (120)
Find out how the cyber insurance market has expanded since Pascal's first podcast appearance in 2019, and why the world’s largest insurance institutions are turning to CyberCube to manage their cyber exposures.

Gethin Jones, Skyline Partners & Calum Williams, AEGIS London: The parametric platform delivering new insurance solutions (146)
How Skyline Partners and AEGIS London created a new active assailant parametric product to provide US business owners with cover in the event of a shooting.

John Cavanagh: Co-founder Beat Capital: Supporting entrepreneurial underwriting at Lloyd's
Matthew is joined by John Cavanagh, Co-founder of Beat Capital, to discuss the importance of Lloyd's in the global insurance market, balancing analytics and underwriting intuition and more reflections from John's career in insurance. 

Jeff Radke: Co-founder & CEO, Accelerant: Growing the MGAs of the future
How to handle a remote, global business in the age of working from home, what MGAs should focus on when building capacity and the prerequisites to making algorithmic underwriting work.

Nick Mair: CEO & Founder, DQPro: Delivering Data Certainty
How Nick successfully built a business with no external funding, making B2B sales to commercial insurers, plus tips and advice for aspiring founders.


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