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You’ll almost certainly have heard of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book ‘The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable’ but have you read it? It’s very relevant to insurance and an easier read than you may expect. Consider the life of a turkey. 1,000 days being fed, so life seems generally quite good. Then Christmas (or Thanksgiving) arrives and it’s all over. A bit like catastrophe reinsurance.

PODCAST: A different kind of reinsurer - Podcast 246

Robin Merttens is joined by Brian O'Reilly, Head of Innovation, and Nicole Van Allen, UK Lead, Greenlight Re, to discuss innovation trends, what Greenlight Re likes to invest in, the types of founders it backs and why actuaries still have a critical role to play in its business.

NEW YORK EVENT: InsTech and Google Cloud (Invite only), 6 June, 4.30pm EDT, New York, USA

Matthew Grant and Robin Merttens are taking InsTech on tour and with Google Cloud will be hosting our upcoming event, supported by Chainlink Labs, in New York. Members, friends and insurers, if you’re in New York that day - or would like to meet us that week -  please feel free to get in touch -

EVENING EVENT: Wired up and working together - insights from a joined up world, 27 June, 4.30pm BST, CodeNode

Join us and a selection of companies from in and beyond insurance to explore how leading insurers are making decisions fast and efficiently about risk selection and pricing and management through the use of connected technology. Supported by Guidewire.

SPOTLIGHT: Cytora: Achieving digital risk flows in commercial insurance

Richard Hartley, Co-founder and CEO, Cytora, spoke to Henry Gale about how commercial insurers are digitising their submission intake process, the competitive advantages of implementing a digital risk flow and the value of partnerships.

SPOTLIGHT: Gamma Location Intelligence: supporting climate risk reporting

The Gamma Location Intelligence team recently sat down with Ali Smedley to discuss how the company can help with climate risk reporting, its recently created emissions dataset and what ESG trends Gamma LI is observing.

In conversation with Aon STG’s Paul Campbell on driving higher-performing insurers

Paul Campbell, Global Growth Officer, Aon's Strategy and Technology Group (STG), speaks to InsTech’s Robin Merttens about how STG gets insurers to perform better by helping them navigate volatility and seize opportunities.

JBA Risk Management reports on its response to Somerset flash floods

Somerset and surrounding areas saw 2 weeks' worth of rainfall in just a few hours early in May, causing disruption to travel networks and damage to homes and businesses in other parts of the country.

Loadsure’s CEO & EVP fundraise for Heartburn Cancer UK

This June, Johnny McCord, CEO & Founder, and Joe Walker, EVP at Loadsure, are taking on the challenge of cycling 330 miles from London to Paris, to raise money & awareness for Heartburn Cancer UK.

Previsico uses flood mapping technology to raise awareness and minimise flood damage

Previsico is using flood forecasting and sensor technology to provide a prior indication of floods in the US as part of the company’s efforts to minimise the effects of flooding globally.

Registrations now open for Zywave’s Cyber Risk Insights Conference 2023

Register now to join Zywave in New York City on 27 September. Take advantage of early bird pricing by completing your registration before 31 July. Risk Managers enjoy free registration.

DQPro - Accelerating Controls and Improving Data: Lessons Learned from 20 Pilots

What does a great implementation look like? Find out in DQPro’s Q&A webinar with onboarding specialist Sarah Hilton, 25 May.