October 24, 2017

The Insurance Revolution: InsurTech shakes up the insurance industry!

It’s gold-rush season in the insurance sector. The digital transformation proceeds rapidly also in this industry. The pressure on established insurances is getting intensified by a variety of new technologies. Blockchain, the internet of Things as well as a new customer understanding and InsureTech Startups play a key role in the matter.

The second Finance 2.0 – InsurTech Conference connects the insurance industry with InsureTechs. Motto: Collaboration in facing the digital transformation.


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Welcome to InsurTech 2017
by Corinna Egerer, Master of ceremonies
Keynote: Developing businesses in an exponential world
Substitute the revenue streams from the old world into this new digital world Anders Hvid
Getting more people protected with conversational agents?
A journey to create professional and personal engagement in digital communication Renaud Million
The car insurance experience of tomorrow – what is already possible today
Werner Rapberger & Cees van Dijk
A New Way To Manage Car History Reports Using Blockchain
Tom Sprenger & Lorenz Hänggi
How to launch an insurance product in 2 weeks
Nikolaus Sühr
Coffee Break

Why and how AXA is reinventing health insurance
Carola Wahl & Nick Kasper
Digital Life & Health Insurance – a key chance for the Swiss insurance industry
Lukas Ammann
Rehabilitate rehabilitation: bringing rehabilitation to the digital world
Marie-Christine Fluet
Reinventing insurance
Blockchain technology enables a new generation of insurtech Stephan Karpischek
Discussion: Startup Accelerators for Success - How Insurtech Is Rapidly Changing Insurance
Malte Warczinski (Empaua); Vikram Bhatnagar (Hivemind); Kai Kunze (Lings) Martin Rast
Cool Down: Drinx. Chat. Network

Anders Hvid
Dare Disrupt
Co-Founder & CEO
Anders is an entrepreneur, speaker and futurist. He is Adjunct Faculty and the Danish ambassador for Singularity University, Silicon Valley, USA. He is one of a very few Danes, who has participated in Graduate Studios Program at Singularity University where only a few visionary students from around the world get the opportunity to explore and develop new technologies and see how these new technologies can help us to solve major global challenges. Anders is co-founder and CEO at Dare Disrupt with a mission to empower minds and organizations to create projects for radical innovation, strategy and business development based on new technology.
Carola Wahl
Chief of Transformation & Market Management
Carola Wahl, Chief of Transformation and Market Management at AXA, is a multilingual, results-oriented senior executive in the insurance, telecommunication (mobile and fixed-net), online, media and retail sector with more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing digital growth strategies, driving operational excellence and transforming companies to achieve breakthrough sales and service results in leading international corporations. Carola is member of the Board of AXA Strategic Ventures, AXA's global venture capital fund invests in startups that are shaping the future of insurance and asset management. She also serves on the Global Advisory Council of the EDGE foundation.
Marie-Christine Fluet
Dr. Marie-Christine Fluet is Director R&D and Co-Founder of ReHaptix. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnical School of Montreal and a PhD in neurosciences from the University of Zurich. Marie-Christine was a postdoctoral researcher at the Rehabilitation Engineering Lab, ETH Zurich, where she worked on the development of rehabilitation technologies. She has 4 years startup experience.
Nick Kasper
Head of Healthcare
Nick Kasper is an inspiring leader with profound experience in strategy, distribution, finance and insurance. He has for 15 years been an initializer of forward-looking concepts, business models and projects to strengthen the market position of AXA as the leading Swiss insurer. Since mid-2016 he has been in charge of launching AXA's new and innovative healthcare offer in Switzerland which went live in July 2017.
Stephan Karpischek
Stephan is one of the co-founders of Etherisc, a blockchain startup building decentralized insurance applications. Before Etherisc, he co-founded disrupt consulting, a cooperative for digital strategy consulting, educated major banks and telecom enterprises on blockchain technology, and was also part of the of the UBS Crypto 2.0 Innovation Lab. Stephan has more than 20 years experience with IT businesses, and has been working on digital currencies since 2008. He holds a PhD in Information Management from ETH Zürich.
Lorenz Hänggi
Head of ICT Innovation Engineering
Lorenz is Head of ICT Innovation Engineering at AXA. His main focus is creating new innovative and disruptive solutions, using the newest technologies as business enabler such as Blockchain, Bots, A.I., Virtual and Augmented reality. He holds a Master degree in Computer Science, ETH Zürich. Since more than 20 years he is working in the insurance industry for various companies as an IT professional and co-founded a Swiss insurance startup. He won several Global Innovation Awards at AXA, at EFMA insurance in 2017 and OttoCar Award at IAA in Frankfurt with VR 360 Video in 2017.
Martin Rast
Sr. Enterprise Account Executive
Martin is responsible for the Insurance Industry for Salesforce in Switzerland. Before joining Salesforce he held different management positions at companies like EDS, SAP and Qlik. He will be developing the insurance market with a focus on digital transformations. He's been in the software industry for over 30 years, 10 of those within the Financial Services industry. He always sees the customer and the customer's customer in the middle of everything. He uses his technical background to bring more efficiency and process-oriented thinking to his visionary meetings with Swiss Insurance companies. Martin has a Eidg. Dipl. in Marketing and Sales Management and lives in the Zurich area with his family.
Renaud Million
Co-Founder & CEO
Renaud is the co-founder and CEO of SPIXII, a tech company dedicated to making insurance accessible and simple.After studying engineering at Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Renaud moved to England and finished his education with an MSc in Operational Research & Management Sciences at Lancaster University. He proceeded to serve EY London for six years, consulting insurance companies and building risk models while training for the British actuarial profession. Passionate about transforming the insurance industry, the move to start SPIXII was a natural fit.
Kai-Nicholas Kunze
Founder & CEO
Accomplished senior executive with 19 years experience in the financial services industry. Profound expertise in sales and underwriting. Proven track record of driving cross functional execution and business transformation. Confirmed leadership and management skills – from large teams to department transformation. Open, communicative, responsible and hard-working person, with a dynamic, assertive and result-oriented personality- but overall a team player. Master in Law (University Lausanne) and Executive Diploma in In Insurance Management (HSG).
Lukas Ammann
Sales Director Europe
Lukas joined dacadoo in 2015 as Sales Director Europe. Following his Master Degree in Sport Technology and Administration at the EPFL in Lausanne in 2008, Lukas moved to Singapore where he joined World Sport Group Pte Ltd (now a part of the Lagardère Group) – Asia’s leading Sport Marketing and Media Agency. From 2008 – 2013 Lukas worked in various sales, marketing & business development roles in the football, golf and cricket departments of World Sport Group, operating mainly in South East Asia, Australia and Uzbekistan. Following his return to Europe Lukas joined SenseCore, a high precision wearable technology mainly used in Formula 1 as Head of Sales Switzerland, UK and Austria.
Vikram Bhatnagar
Vikram Bhatnagar is an entrepreneur and has many years of experience in business development and leading of technology-based SMEs. Specializing in embedded platform solutions, Hivemind.ch offers in particular end-to-end IoT enterprise integration. It combines sensor devices and Salesforce to enhance intelligence in both consumer and enterprise applications in order to provide preventive maintenance using novel technologies such as LoRaWAN, BT5 and NB-IoT.
Malte Warczinski
Founder & CEO

Nikolaus Sühr
Co-Founder & CEO
Nick is the co-founder and CEO of KASKO. He did his Bachelor in Management Studies at Nottingham University and completed his Master at Cass Business School in Insurance and Risk Management. Following this, he spent 4 years working in various product and business development roles in the insurance industry before working in strategy consulting for financial institutions. In early 2015 he founded KASKO together with his co-founder Matt Wardle. His role as CEO includes defining the company vision and strategy, business development, fundraising, attracting talent and most importantly ensuring the unique KASKO culture.
Tom Sprenger
AdNovum Informatik
Tom is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and member of the general management of AdNovum. He has extensive experience in the ICT sector, both gained in the US and in Europe. As CTO, he plays a decisive role in defining and governing AdNovum's technology strategy. Tom has a strong focus on enterprise mobile and cloud technologies. He has been responsible for the security architecture and implementation of the largest Swiss online banking portal for many years and has masterminded industry-leading mobile payment solutions.
Cees van Dijk
Co-Founder & COO
At Spearhead Cees leads the development of digitalization and telematics services driving process efficiencies and CSI within the automotive claims management. Cees has a track-record in creating innovative services for the Insurance industry. Before starting Spearhead he has held various positions as CIO and Head Product Development within EMEA and North America at a large international Claims Service Provider .Before entering the Insurance industry, Cees was Partner at a ACM and H&P. He holds an MBA of the University of Groningen; Post Doc on Sustainable Innovation at AOG School of Management.
Werner Rapberger
Principal Director
Werner is a Principal Director in Accenture’s Distribution and Marketing Practice for insurance. He is responsible for various clients and projects in insurance and also leads thew global offering development for connected insurance and IOT insurance. Mr. Rapberger joined Accenture in 2001 and has led several projects and initiatives in Accenture’s insurance industry practice. Before that he obtained degrees for business administration and law at the university of Vienna. Mr. Rapberger’s special area of expertise is IOT, connected insurance, new business models around platforms and ecosystems as well as digital initiatives around CRM, physical and digital channels and analytics.
Corinna Egerer
Presenter Finance 2.0

Corinna Egerer moderates business events with confidence, poise, charm and professionalism. Equally comfortable in both German and English, her extensive experience in the communication departments of several companies has given her the skills to successfully bring together the most diverse formats and target groups. She is always a warm and understanding hostess who confidently conducts the audience through each program that she presents. Her portfolio reaches from presentations and speaking events to panel discussions, company events, gala evenings and conferences.
Marc P. Bernegger
Serial Web-, Fintech- ¬ Crypto-Entrepreneur
Host Finance 2.0
In 1999 Marc co-founded the party-plattform usgang.ch and sold it to Axel Springer Media. He is co-founder of amiando, a ticketing-plattform, which was bought by Xing and has been awarded by WEF as a “Global Technology Pioneer”. Since 2010, Marc is active as a fintech investor. He is in the advisory board of FinLeap, partner at Next Generation Invest, co-founder of Finance 2.0 and he is board member of Falcon Private Bank, Crypto Fund and Greater Zurich Area. Marc was awarded as «100 most successful people under 40 in Switzerland» by BILANZ in 2015.
Rino Borini
financialmedia AG
Co-Founder & Host Finance 2.0
Rino is the co-founder and CEO of financialmedia AG. The independent media company releases different publications which cover economical and financial topics. The company organizes, furthermore, many events and conferences. However, Rino's professional background is in the financial industry. He worked in different leading positions. He is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) and he acquired in his past career fundamental knowledge in banking and capital investments.

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InsurTech 17 – Retrospective

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Presentations Finance 2.0 – InsurTech 2017

Developing businesses in an exponential world – Anders Hvid

Getting more people protected with conversational agents? – Renaud Million

The car insurance experience of tomorrow – what is already possible today – Werner Rapberger & Cees van Dijk

Not available – A New Way To Manage Car History Reports Using Blockchain – Tom Sprenger & Lorenz Hänggi

How to launch an insurance product in 2 weeks – Nikolaus Sühr

Why and how AXA is reinventing health insurance – Carola Wahl & Nick Kasper

Not available – Digital Life & Health Insurance – a key chance for the Swiss insurance industry – Lukas Ammann

Rehabilitate rehabilitation: bringing rehabilitation to the digital world – Marie-Christine Fluet

Reinventing insurance – Stephan Karpischek


In the media

cash.ch: InsurTech17: Digitalisierung schreitet voran

Computerworld: Technologie wandelt Schweizer Versicherer

Inside-it: Die Versicherungs­welt im Wandel

cash.ch: «Blockchain kann die Versicherungen bis zehnmal günstiger machen»

Namics: InsurTech17 – The insurance revolution

Inside-it: Die nächste Stufe der Digitalisierung


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