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GeoInsurance Europe 2019

22-23 January 2019 - London

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Main Conference Day 1
22nd January
08:00

Registration, Coffee and Networking

Registration, Coffee and Networking

January 22 | 08:00 - 08:45

Speaking:

08:45

Chair's Opening Remarks

Chair's Opening Remarks

January 22 | 08:45 - 09:00

Speaking:

09:00

Insights into UK Geospatial Commission

· The Commission was set up to maximise the value of all UK government data linked to location.

· Understand more about the plans to make key parts of the Ordnance Survey (OS) MasterMap freely...

Speaking:

William Priest, Geospatial Commission

William Priest

Chief Executive, Geospatial Commission, Cabinet Office

Insights into UK Geospatial Commission

January 22 | 09:00 - 09:30

· The Commission was set up to maximise the value of all UK government data linked to location.

· Understand more about the plans to make key parts of the Ordnance Survey (OS) MasterMap freely available and how it will help businesses use geospatial data with greater ease and drive innovation.

· How could you and your colleagues leverage this data?

Speaking:

William Priest, Geospatial Commission

William Priest

Geospatial Commission, Cabinet Office

09:30

The Future of Insurance: Preventative, Scientific and Transparent

• Practical strategies for exploring the future of the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry.

• How are risks likely to develop over time?

• Ensure that all colleagues are pushing to develop the best...

The Future of Insurance: Preventative, Scientific and Transparent

January 22 | 09:30 - 10:00

• Practical strategies for exploring the future of the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry.

• How are risks likely to develop over time?

• Ensure that all colleagues are pushing to develop the best future insights, and not remaining stagnant.

Speaking:

10:00

Squeeze the Most from you Geospatial Data - Make the Data do the Work

· Achieve greatness with your geospatial data, whilst limiting man-power hours.

· Address the challenge of accessing multi-national geospatial data and utilizing open data initiatives to improve the...

Speaking:

Andreas Siebert, Munich Re (1)

Andreas Siebert

Head of Geospatial Solutions, Munich Re

Squeeze the Most from you Geospatial Data - Make the Data do the Work

January 22 | 10:00 - 10:30

· Achieve greatness with your geospatial data, whilst limiting man-power hours.

· Address the challenge of accessing multi-national geospatial data and utilizing open data initiatives to improve the company’s capabilities.

· Embrace the importance of accessing various data sets to aid market leading decision-making.

· Optimise the advancement that have been made in geospatial data analytics and technology.

Speaking:

Andreas Siebert, Munich Re (1)

Andreas Siebert

Munich Re

10:30

Panel Discussion: Q&A Industry Loss Lessons to be Learnt from 2018 Catastrophes

· We will be analysing with panel experts the biggest catastrophes of 2018.

· Providing a contextual assessment of those reactions.

· How to move beyond, and embrace the lessons to be learnt.

Speaking:

Emma Watkins, Lloyds of London (1)

Emma Watkins

Senior Manager, Exposure Management, Lloyds of London

Anthony Williams, CNA Hardy (1)

Anthony Williams

Chief Risk Officer, CNA Hardy

Andreas Streich, Zurich (1)

Andreas Streich

Head of Underwriting Analytics, Zurich

David Fineberg, Generali (1)

David Fineberg

Head of Claims, Generali

Panel Discussion: Q&A Industry Loss Lessons to be Learnt from 2018 Catastrophes

January 22 | 10:30 - 11:00

· We will be analysing with panel experts the biggest catastrophes of 2018.

· Providing a contextual assessment of those reactions.

· How to move beyond, and embrace the lessons to be learnt.

Speaking:

David Fineberg, Generali (1)

David Fineberg

Generali

Andreas Streich, Zurich (1)

Andreas Streich

Zurich

Anthony Williams, CNA Hardy (1)

Anthony Williams

CNA Hardy

Emma Watkins, Lloyds of London (1)

Emma Watkins

Lloyds of London

11.30

Utilising Geospatial Data to help Balance Risk vs Price

· Move beyond the use of only historic data to predict risk, toward pre-event, during event and post-event calculations, building a bigger picture than ever before.

· How does Big data sit within...

Speaking:

Elena Rasa, Zurich (2)

Elena Rasa

Chief Underwriting Officer, Zurich

Utilising Geospatial Data to help Balance Risk vs Price

January 22 | 11.30 - 12.00

· Move beyond the use of only historic data to predict risk, toward pre-event, during event and post-event calculations, building a bigger picture than ever before.

· How does Big data sit within this debate?

· Unlock the potential power of granular geospatial data, and its contribution to pricing.

Speaking:

Elena Rasa, Zurich (2)

Elena Rasa

Zurich

11:00

Break

Break

January 22 | 11:00 - 11:30

Speaking:

12:00

Panel Discussion - Making GIS part of the Internalised Playbook - Calculated Decision Making for all

· Can GIS help to make the insurance journey a holistic process?

· What are the benefits to be gained through increasing the availability of GIS tools and education programmes, allowing better and...

Speaking:

Chris Wyard, Allianz (2)

Chris Wyard

Head of Underwriting Data, Allianz

Rachel Gillespie, Direct Line

Rachel Gillespie

Senior Principal Geospatial Pricing Analyst, Direct Line Group

Peter Ter Haar, AGI

Peter Ter Haar

Senior Strategic Consultant, Association of Geographic Information

Panel Discussion - Making GIS part of the Internalised Playbook - Calculated Decision Making for all

January 22 | 12:00 - 12:30

· Can GIS help to make the insurance journey a holistic process?

· What are the benefits to be gained through increasing the availability of GIS tools and education programmes, allowing better and more use of this technology to aid colleagues decision-making process?

· What value proposition can insurers and reinsurers obtain by utilizing GIS more widely throughout the entire company structure?

Speaking:

Chris Wyard, Allianz (2)

Chris Wyard

Allianz

Rachel Gillespie, Direct Line

Rachel Gillespie

Direct Line Group

Peter Ter Haar, AGI

Peter Ter Haar

Association of Geographic Information

12:30

Practical Ways of Getting to Grips with InsurTech, Beyond the Jargon

· Bridging the gap between Insurance and Technology.

· Leveraging the potential for Insurance and Reinsurance companies to access an outside perspective, from the InsurTech start-ups.

· Unlock the...

Practical Ways of Getting to Grips with InsurTech, Beyond the Jargon

January 22 | 12:30 - 13:00

· Bridging the gap between Insurance and Technology.

· Leveraging the potential for Insurance and Reinsurance companies to access an outside perspective, from the InsurTech start-ups.

· Unlock the competitive advantage on offer.

Speaking:

1:00

Lunch

Lunch

January 22 | 13:00 - 14:00

Speaking:

Track A - Geospatial Insurance

2:45

Discussion Group 2A - What Value can Underwriters Gain from Geospatial Data?

Speaking:

Simon Warsop, Aviva (1)

Simon Warsop

Chief Underwriting Officer, Personal Lines, Aviva

Alan Milroy, XL Catlin (1)

Alan Milroy

Head of Geospatial Underwriting, XL Catlin

Bret Stone, SpatialKey

Bret Stone

President, SpatialKey

Discussion Group 2A - What Value can Underwriters Gain from Geospatial Data?

January 22 | 14.45 - 15.30

Speaking:

Alan Milroy, XL Catlin (1)

Alan Milroy

XL Catlin

Bret Stone, SpatialKey

Bret Stone

SpatialKey

Simon Warsop, Aviva (1)

Simon Warsop

Aviva

Track A - Geospatial Insurance

2:00

Discussion Group 1A - Removing the Hassle from the Customer: Customer centric GIS

Speaking:

Evangelos Avramakis, Swiss Re (1)

Evangelos Avramakis

Head Digital Ecosystems R&D, Swiss Re

Chris Gill, QBE (1)

Chris Gill

Head of Risk Solutions, QBE

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Abigail Page

Chair and Product Development Manager, AGI and EuroGeographic

Discussion Group 1A - Removing the Hassle from the Customer: Customer centric GIS

January 22 | 14:00 - 14:45

Speaking:

Evangelos Avramakis, Swiss Re (1)

Evangelos Avramakis

Swiss Re

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Abigail Page

AGI and EuroGeographic

Chris Gill, QBE (1)

Chris Gill

QBE

Track B - Cat Risk, Modelling and Management

2:00

Discussion Group 1B - Effective Management of Uncertainty: Trust that Cat, Taking the Risk Out of Risk Models

Speaking:

Silke Dierer, Axis (1)

Silke Dierer

AVP, Cat Validation, AXIS Capital

Tom Philp, XL CATLIN (2)

Tom Philp

Science Manager, XL Catlin

Ellen Gyandzhuntseva, Chaucer (1)

Ellen Gyandzhuntseva

Head of Treaty Modelling and Catastrophe Research, Chaucer Syndicates

Discussion Group 1B - Effective Management of Uncertainty: Trust that Cat, Taking the Risk Out of Risk Models

January 22 | 14:00 - 14:45

Speaking:

Tom Philp, XL CATLIN (2)

Tom Philp

XL Catlin

Ellen Gyandzhuntseva, Chaucer (1)

Ellen Gyandzhuntseva

Chaucer Syndicates

Silke Dierer, Axis (1)

Silke Dierer

AXIS Capital

Track B - Cat Risk, Modelling and Management

2:45

Discussion Group 2B - Emerging Risks, Perils and Territories, How to Consider Vital Future Demand

Speaking:

Bjorn Walz. Munich Re

Björn Walz

Senior Cat Modeller and Underwriter Property, Munich Re

Freya Foxall

Freya Foxall

Head of Catastrophe Risk and Reinsurance, Neon

Sian Fleming, Talbot

Sian Fleming

Head of Exposure Management, Talbot Underwriting

Discussion Group 2B - Emerging Risks, Perils and Territories, How to Consider Vital Future Demand

January 22 | 14:45 - 15:30

Speaking:

Freya Foxall

Freya Foxall

Neon

Bjorn Walz. Munich Re

Björn Walz

Munich Re

Sian Fleming, Talbot

Sian Fleming

Talbot Underwriting

3:30

Break

Break

January 22 | 15:30 - 16:00

Speaking:

4:00

"What can Geo do for you?" A Case-Study of How Geo Data is being Leveraged in other Industries

· Calibrate your own understanding of geospatial data, technology and know-how.

· The Insurance and Reinsurance industry is unique, but what can be learnt from other industries?

· Consider and...

Speaking:

Ed Parsons, Google (1)

Ed Parsons

Geospatial Technologist, Google

"What can Geo do for you?" A Case-Study of How Geo Data is being Leveraged in other Industries

January 22 | 16:00 - 16:30

· Calibrate your own understanding of geospatial data, technology and know-how.

· The Insurance and Reinsurance industry is unique, but what can be learnt from other industries?

· Consider and reimagine how the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry can copy-cat and embrace geo, going forward.

Speaking:

Ed Parsons, Google (1)

Ed Parsons

Google

4:30

Open Forum - Intelligent Data Collection - Unlocking the Potential of Geospatial IoT

• The Internet of Things is disrupting the market- Where does it add value, where does it detract?

• The end-user perspectives on IoT technology – the trade of data for discount.

• With the wealth...

Speaking:

Peter Ter Haar, AGI

Peter Ter Haar

Senior Strategic Consultant, Association of Geographic Information

Open Forum - Intelligent Data Collection - Unlocking the Potential of Geospatial IoT

January 22 | 16:30 - 17:00

• The Internet of Things is disrupting the market- Where does it add value, where does it detract?

• The end-user perspectives on IoT technology – the trade of data for discount.

• With the wealth of data, it creates, what are the opportunities for your business and what are the potential benefits for your customers?

• Is there potential to influence your customer’s behaviour toward a less risky lifestyle?

Speaking:

Peter Ter Haar, AGI

Peter Ter Haar

Association of Geographic Information

5:00

InsurTech Showcase!

In this quick fire session, we showcase the best InsurTech start-up’s driving innovation and proving tangible business value in the industry. This session will feature quick fire elevator pitches...

InsurTech Showcase!

January 22 | 17:00 - 17:30

In this quick fire session, we showcase the best InsurTech start-up’s driving innovation and proving tangible business value in the industry. This session will feature quick fire elevator pitches from the most innovative new start-ups in the industry, followed by a question answer session and networking drinks where you can ask your burning questions and get better acquainted with the new kids on the block!

Speaking:

5:30

Chair's Closing Remarks

Chair's Closing Remarks

January 22 | 17:30 - 17:45

Speaking:

5:45

Drinks Reception

Drinks Reception

January 22 | 17:45 - 18:30

Speaking:

Main Conference Day 2
23rd January
08.00

Registration, Coffee and Networking

Registration, Coffee and Networking

January 23 | 08.00 - 08.45

Speaking:

09:00

Sustainable Outlook - Investing in Sustainable Markets

· “Insurance products enable households and firms to focus on the longer term, knowing that they have financial protection against short-term misfortunes, including those from climate-related risks....

Speaking:

JOHN SCOTT, ZURICH (1)

John Scott

Head of Sustainability Risk, Zurich

Sustainable Outlook - Investing in Sustainable Markets

January 23 | 09:00 - 09:30

· “Insurance products enable households and firms to focus on the longer term, knowing that they have financial protection against short-term misfortunes, including those from climate-related risks. Given the protection it provides against such risks, the insurance sector has an inherent interest in, and through prevention can contribute to, (climate) risk mitigation, as well as in the promotion of sustainability through long-term investments.” High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, 2018.

· Can geospatial technology, data and know-how help work out who to invest in? · How does being sustainable translate into improving the balance sheet

Speaking:

JOHN SCOTT, ZURICH (1)

John Scott

Zurich

09:30

Growth, Productivity, Flexibility... Outsourcing Helps You Tackle Your Data Challenges

• Security – what is possible and not scary anymore

•A solution for outsourcing your information system

•Integrated data management

•Data updates – process and resources

•Beyond the GIS room –...

Speaking:

Growth, Productivity, Flexibility... Outsourcing Helps You Tackle Your Data Challenges

January 23 | 09:30 - 10:00

• Security – what is possible and not scary anymore

•A solution for outsourcing your information system

•Integrated data management

•Data updates – process and resources

•Beyond the GIS room – transforming into a location intelligent insurer •Transforming data into simple easy to access Business intelligence

Speaking:

10:00

Exposure Risk Management: Geo Data as a Defence Against Cumulative Risk

• Reducing your company’s cumulative risk across lines of business.

• How can geospatial-maps, data and real-time weather updates ensure that you understand risk and make effective exposure...

Speaking:

Vincent Bonny, Swiss Re (1)

Vincent Bonny

Head Business Analysis, Swiss Re

Exposure Risk Management: Geo Data as a Defence Against Cumulative Risk

January 23 | 10:00 - 10:30

• Reducing your company’s cumulative risk across lines of business.

• How can geospatial-maps, data and real-time weather updates ensure that you understand risk and make effective exposure management plans?

• Build upon value adding ways to spot quantitatively potential for cumulative risk loss.

Speaking:

Vincent Bonny, Swiss Re (1)

Vincent Bonny

Swiss Re

10:30

Panel Discussion - Combining all Forces, Integrating Solution Platforms

· What are the biggest challenges of unifying data – what are the strategies are in place to deal with these?

· Game changing effective and efficient cross company communication – how can integrating...

Speaking:

John Badle, RSA

John Beadle

Head of Financial Crime and Fraud, RSA

James Poynter, QBE (2)

James Poynter

Head of Data Analytics, International Markets, QBE

Elena Rasa, Zurich (2)

Elena Rasa

Chief Underwriting Officer, Zurich

Mike Brown, Direct Line Group

Mike Brown

Head of Counter Fraud Intelligence , Direct Line Group

Panel Discussion - Combining all Forces, Integrating Solution Platforms

January 23 | 10:30 - 11:00

· What are the biggest challenges of unifying data – what are the strategies are in place to deal with these?

· Game changing effective and efficient cross company communication – how can integrating solution platforms improve communication?

· How will this impact your understanding of risk?

Speaking:

John Badle, RSA

John Beadle

RSA

Elena Rasa, Zurich (2)

Elena Rasa

Zurich

James Poynter, QBE (2)

James Poynter

QBE

Mike Brown, Direct Line Group

Mike Brown

Direct Line Group

11:00

Break

Break

January 23 | 11:00 - 11:30

Speaking:

11:30

Harness the Full Potential of GIS - From Desires to Reality

• Evaluate the value proposition GIS could potentially add.

• Building practical strategies allowing reality driven expectations.

• Understanding the opportunities realised by GIS in the next 5/10...

Speaking:

Jonathan Gaurd, Lexis Nexis

Jonathan Guard

Director Commercial Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK&I

Harness the Full Potential of GIS - From Desires to Reality

January 23 | 11:30 - 12:00

• Evaluate the value proposition GIS could potentially add.

• Building practical strategies allowing reality driven expectations.

• Understanding the opportunities realised by GIS in the next 5/10 years.

Speaking:

Jonathan Gaurd, Lexis Nexis

Jonathan Guard

LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK&I

12.30

End-to-End Utilisation of Geo Data - A Case-Study Approach

• Gain a crystallised view of how geo data can be utilised, collected and evaluated throughout the whole insurance process.

• Accelerate the ability to build a better visualisation and understanding...

Speaking:

Ed Klinger, Flock (1)

Ed Klinger

CEO, Flock

End-to-End Utilisation of Geo Data - A Case-Study Approach

January 23 | 12.30 - 13.00

• Gain a crystallised view of how geo data can be utilised, collected and evaluated throughout the whole insurance process.

• Accelerate the ability to build a better visualisation and understanding of risk. • Look for ways to leverage real-time data, to aid live risk calculations.

Speaking:

Ed Klinger, Flock (1)

Ed Klinger

Flock

12:00

Open Forum - Working with the Best – How to Retain and Attract the Top Shelf Geo-Minded Talent

• Hiring, training and retaining the right calibre of candidate to ensure the most talented technical team who can effectively embrace new tools.

• Inspiring and engaging teams to perform in a...

Speaking:

Samantha Smithson-Biggs, AVIVA (2)

Samantha Smithson-Biggs

UK and Ireland General Insurance Transformation Director, Aviva

Open Forum - Working with the Best – How to Retain and Attract the Top Shelf Geo-Minded Talent

January 23 | 12:00 - 12:30

• Hiring, training and retaining the right calibre of candidate to ensure the most talented technical team who can effectively embrace new tools.

• Inspiring and engaging teams to perform in a challenging environment. Reimagine the challenges being faced by Insurers and reinsurers when it comes to attracting the best.

• Specialist technical leaders combined with business minds – how to access these two-in-one people.

• How will the gig economy impact the Insurance/Reinsurance industry?

Speaking:

Samantha Smithson-Biggs, AVIVA (2)

Samantha Smithson-Biggs

Aviva

1:00

Lunch

Lunch

January 23 | 13:00 - 14:00

Speaking:

Track A - Geospatial Insurance

2:00

Discussion Group 3A - Brexit: Political shifts and their impact on the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry

Speaking:

Peter Smith 2

Peter Smith

Non Executive Director, SME, Financial Services Regulatory Specialist, Strategy Adviser, FinTech Innovation & Regulatory Specialist, Seneca Investment Managers

Lady Merryn Henderson, AGI

Lady Merryn Henderson

Director, Association of Geographic Information

Eugenie Molyneux, Zurich

Eugenie Molyneux

Chief Risk Officer, Zurich

Discussion Group 3A - Brexit: Political shifts and their impact on the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry

January 23 | 14:00 - 14:45

Speaking:

Peter Smith 2

Peter Smith

Seneca Investment Managers

Lady Merryn Henderson, AGI

Lady Merryn Henderson

Association of Geographic Information

Eugenie Molyneux, Zurich

Eugenie Molyneux

Zurich

Track B - Cat Risk, Modelling and Management

2:00

Discussion Group 3B - Challenges of Accurate Modelling

Speaking:

Philipp Recha, LIBERTY SPECIALTY MARKETS (1)

Philipp Recha

Senior Catastrophe Analyst, Liberty Specialty Markets

Andrew Mitchell, MS Amlin (1)

Andrew Mitchell

Head of Catastrophe Modelling, MS Amlin

George Rendall, WRB Underwriting

George Rendall

Head of Exposure Management, W/R/B Underwriting

Discussion Group 3B - Challenges of Accurate Modelling

January 23 | 14:00 - 14:45

Speaking:

George Rendall, WRB Underwriting

George Rendall

W/R/B Underwriting

Andrew Mitchell, MS Amlin (1)

Andrew Mitchell

MS Amlin

Philipp Recha, LIBERTY SPECIALTY MARKETS (1)

Philipp Recha

Liberty Specialty Markets

Track A - Geospatial Insurance

2:45

Discussion Group 4A - Painting by Numbers, GIS a Visualised Platform for Data

Speaking:

Simon jones, ingenie (1)

Simon Jones

Lead Data Scientist, Ingenie

Ed Parsons, Google (1)

Ed Parsons

Geospatial Technologist, Google

Ed Klinger, Flock (1)

Ed Klinger

CEO, Flock

Discussion Group 4A - Painting by Numbers, GIS a Visualised Platform for Data

January 23 | 14:45 - 15:30

Speaking:

Ed Parsons, Google (1)

Ed Parsons

Google

Ed Klinger, Flock (1)

Ed Klinger

Flock

Simon jones, ingenie (1)

Simon Jones

Ingenie

Track B - Cat Risk, Modelling and Management

2:45

Discussion Group 4B - Practical Strategies for Penetrating into new Cat Perils

Speaking:

Sebastian Hess, AIG-1

Sebastian Hess

Cyber Risk Executive, AIG

Sylvain Buisine, AXA (2)

Sylvain Buisine

Head of Catastrophe and Reinsurance Risks, AXA

Discussion Group 4B - Practical Strategies for Penetrating into new Cat Perils

January 23 | 14:45 - 15:30

Speaking:

Sylvain Buisine, AXA (2)

Sylvain Buisine

AXA

Sebastian Hess, AIG-1

Sebastian Hess

AIG

3:30

Break

Break

January 23 | 15:30 - 16:00

Speaking:

4:00

Cross Department Cohesion – Working Together to Improve Business

• Set up an efficient approach to successfully establish a geospatial data infrastructure.

• Meet in the middle between technology and business goals to drive forward AI, machine learning and...

Speaking:

Alan Milroy, XL Catlin (1)

Alan Milroy

Head of Geospatial Underwriting, XL Catlin

Cross Department Cohesion – Working Together to Improve Business

January 23 | 16:00 - 16:30

• Set up an efficient approach to successfully establish a geospatial data infrastructure.

• Meet in the middle between technology and business goals to drive forward AI, machine learning and automated process capabilities.

• Understand the operational company needs, and how they influence the strategic overview plans.

• How can your business benefit from having cross communication between different company areas?

Speaking:

Alan Milroy, XL Catlin (1)

Alan Milroy

XL Catlin

4:30

Panel Discussion: GeoInsurance Europe, 2019 Wrap Up Session

Grab a drink, kick back and celebrate the end of this years’ event by asking our esteemed panel any question you wish. Want to dive deeper into what we’ve discussed over the last few days? Is there...

Panel Discussion: GeoInsurance Europe, 2019 Wrap Up Session

January 23 | 16:30 - 17:00

Grab a drink, kick back and celebrate the end of this years’ event by asking our esteemed panel any question you wish. Want to dive deeper into what we’ve discussed over the last few days? Is there anything that hasn’t come up that you want to explore? What would you like to see on the agenda for next year? We’ll close out this year’s show by discussing all of this and more

Speaking:

5:00

Chair's Closing Remarks

Chair's Closing Remarks

January 23 | 17:00 - 17:15

Speaking: