Podcasts

The weekly InsTech 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.

Complex claims innovation

06 Aug 2021

Claims is a vital component in the insurance value chain, but despite its importance it doesn’t always get the innovation attention and headlines that it deserves.
On this week’s podcast, Matthew is... listen here

Partners' Chat - Summer Special: Robin Merttens and Matthew Grant

30 Jul 2021

Recorded after the InsTech London Summer Party, our first public event since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, Matthew and Robin catch up for their quarterly partners’ chat. 
The conversation covers... listen here

Mick Noland: Executive, General Manager, Insurance Solutions at CoreLogic: The digital hub for property data

23 Jul 2021

Founded in 2010, CoreLogic has established itself as a leading provider of location and property intelligence, with more than 500 insurers and reinsurers now using its products.
Mick Noland, General... listen here

William Hawkins: Director of Research - Europe, KBW: How insurers think: the equity analyst’s view

16 Jul 2021

While insurtech, start-up funding and data and technology developments are important to all of us, we also need to understand how the major insurers make money, what their needs are from technology... listen here

Gethin Jones, Skyline Partners & Calum Williams, AEGIS London: The parametric platform delivering new insurance solutions

11 Jul 2021

Skyline Partners and AEGIS London have launched a new active assailant parametric product to provide US small and medium business owners with cover in the event of a shooting.
INSDEX Active Response ... listen here

Hemant Shah: Co-founder & CEO, Archipelago: Moving upstream - digitising and standardising customer data at source

02 Jul 2021

Archipelago is aiming to improve the data shared between insurers and their corporate clients related to property risks.
Archipelago is going directly to the original data sources - upstream from... listen here

Robin Merttens & Simon Torrance: Insurance - to Embed, or not to Embed

25 Jun 2021

The attraction and vast potential for ‘embedding’ insurance products has made it one of the hottest topics of 2021. 
Robin Merttens chats to Simon Torrance on Podcast 144 about the opportunities... listen here

Marine Utgé-Royo: Chief Strategy Officer, Tesselo: Geospatial intelligence for forestry risk

18 Jun 2021

Tesselo is one of the companies looking to help its clients manage the impact of climate change, using satellite data and remote sensing to monitor tree and crop health and support forest owners and... listen here

Building a successful technology enabled MGA

11 Jun 2021

The Managing General Agent (MGA) business model, by which companies can underwrite risks without retaining capital, has proved popular among insurtechs looking to use new technology to improve... listen here

Elizabeth Marston: Co-founder, Sotera Heritage: Old meets new - using the latest technology to insure antiquities

04 Jun 2021

Robin steps back in as host this week to find out more about Sotera Heritage from co-founder Elizabeth Marston. 
Sotera is using AI and machine learning to create irrevocable digital identities for... listen here

Richard Garry: Chief Commercial Officer, Gamma Location Intelligence: Build vs buy - getting the best location intelligence information

28 May 2021

Gamma Location Intelligence helps insurers to understand property-based risks by providing accurate location data to support underwriting decisions.
The company combines its own data sets with... listen here

Henri Winand: Co-founder and CEO, AkinovA: The e-placing platform driving new insurance solutions

21 May 2021

The accelerated shift to digital over the past twelve months has raised the profile and importance of pricing platforms in insurance.
AkinovA is one of the companies finding success in the space,... listen here

Evan Glassman: Co-founder, New Paradigm Underwriters: Parametric insurance - delivering US hurricane & quake cover since 2013

14 May 2021

Insurance policies may leave businesses exposed to uninsured economic loss in the event of a hurricane or earthquake, because of excess, deductibles and exclusions.
New Paradigm Underwriters offers... listen here

Dr Anushka Patchava: Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Vitality: Where clinical meets digital - insights from health insurance

07 May 2021

Covid-19 caused an overnight demand for digital primary healthcare services accelerating major improvements in how we all access and interact with providers.
Dr Anushka Patchava, Deputy Chief Medical... listen here

Jane Toothill & Matt Reid: JBA Risk Management: US flood - lessons learnt from the UK

30 Apr 2021

Flood is the most pervasive hazard in the United States, but despite the huge scale of the risk there are major challenges around the provision of adequate flood cover based on accurate, real-time... listen here

Bob Frady & John Siegman: CEO & CCA, HazardHub: The data you need at a price you can afford

24 Apr 2021

Good data helps insurers to price and manage risks more effectively, but only if the right information is available, affordable and easy to integrate into underwriting processes.
HazardHub are... listen here

Adrien Cohen: Co-founder & President, Tractable: Damage assessment with AI - fast, scalable, global

16 Apr 2021

Artificial intelligence has opened up a wealth of opportunities for both insurers and insurtechs, but turning AI’s vast potential into scalable, successful technology solutions is a major challenge.... listen here

Andy Thompson: Co-founder & CEO, Safehub: Sensors and sensitivity - Real time property earthquake risk assessment

09 Apr 2021

By installing low-cost, easy to use sensors, Safehub is creating unique insights on how a building would react in the event of an earthquake.
The technology continuously monitors a building’s natural... listen here

Location Intelligence 2021: Nigel Walsh enquires, Matthew Grant reveals

03 Apr 2021

Nigel Walsh from Google Cloud steps in as a guest host on Podcast 132 to talk to Matthew about our new report, Location Intelligence 2021 - the Companies to Watch: Where, what and how risky?
The... listen here

Partners' Chat - Easter Special: Robin Merttens and Matthew Grant

26 Mar 2021

Robin and Matthew catch up for their quarterly Partners’ Chat on Episode 131 to discuss the latest news and themes emerging in insurance.
Talking points include:

Whether Covid-19 has actually... listen here

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