Digital Insurance World

This year's Digital Insurance World brings together innovative leaders from the digital insurance and InsurTech sector. Covering the key topics from IoT to big data and AI to the future of insurance, the event offers extensive learning and unparalleled networking opportunities.


Insurance Post


Digital Insurance World 

9 October | Grange Tower Bridge, London 


Understand the power of partnerships, customisation and emerging markets in creating the future insurer.

This year's Digital Insurance World brings together innovative leaders from the digital insurance and InsurTech sector. Covering the key topics from IoT to big data and AI to the future of insurance, the event offers extensive learning and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Make sure you don't miss the opportunity to optimise your partnership potential. Understand from leading insurers and InsurTechs what it takes to develop a successful partnership, and how it can benefit your company.

Registration is complimentary for all insurer and broker delegates.  


Key Themes for 2018 Include

  • Explore the practical applications of Blockchain, and how it can accelerate your digital uptake, by removing old and inefficient legacy systems.
  • Discuss how IoT and AI has the potential to change your business model from claiming against risk to preventing against risk
  • Find out about the future of digital insurance, and what it means for your policies, work force and your ability to be a market mover.
  • Getting to grips with big data and how to make it relevant for your customers and your business. 
  • Discover what new business models InsurTechs are developing, and how it can benefit your business.


Clive Humby

Chief Data Scientist

Developer of Tesco Club Card

Always the ideas man, Clive has a passion for finding the best route to engage customers in ways that drive sustainable growth and profits for brands. Now as Chief Data Scientist at Starcount, he continues to pioneer consumer centric Insights, analytics and profiling products.

Clive has nearly 40 years' experience in Customer Analytics across 30 markets globally. From creating the first geodemographic system, ACORN, in the 1980s, to developing the use of motivational segmentation in his current role at Starcount, Clive is acknowledged as one of the world's pioneers in the discipline.

With his business partner, Edwina Dunn, he co-founded global consumer insights business, dunnhumby, which revolutionised the use of transaction data for the FMCG industry, before expanding to work with a wide range of consumer facing businesses, from banking and telecommunications to department stores and online retailers.

He was first to coin the phrase "Data is the New Oil" and is consulted at all levels, from government on the implication of Data Science in the UK Economy through to individual clients where he leads key work streams designed to step change their businesses.

He has elected honorary Fellowships at the Institute for Direct Marketing, the Market Research Society and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and was made a Patron of the Market Research Society in 2013 and Companion of the Operational Research Society in 2014. He has an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Sheffield University.

Adam Rimmer



Adam is co-founder of FloodFlash, a provider of parametric flood insurance. He previously spent five years with catastrophe modeller RMS, structuring and modelling triggers on over $2bn of catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities. He holds a degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge

Arslan Hannani

Head of Market Management, Retail GI UK

Zurich Insurance

Arslan was appointed the Head of Market Management for Zurich UK in early 2017.  In this newly created role, Arslan’s responsibilities include proposition development, deal management, service delivery and operations. Additionally, Arslan and his team have a focus on bringing a new generation of customer centric, innovative propositions to market.  Arslan started his career as a graduate underwriter in Zurich’s UK business and has since held a variety of roles in both mature and emerging markets.  Before relocating to London to take up his current role, Arslan spent time working for the group’s strategy division in Zurich.  Prior to that, Arslan was based in Dubai and played a pivotal role in the creation of Zurich’s Retail division in the Middle East.  Arslan holds a degree in Accounting and Finance and spent most of his childhood as an expat, having lived in Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and now London.

Charlie Blackburn

Chief Technology Officer


Charlie Blackburn, chief technology officer, Azur


First computer: Lent a Compaq III aka the ‘lunchbox', in 1987 so I could work at the weekend

First mobile phone: Motorola Flip phone

First job: John Brown Engineering

Digital hero: Marc Benioff

Best thing about your current job: Learning new stuff

Last time you wore a tie: For lunch at the City of London club (they had to lend me one)

If the insurance industry was a piece of technology what would it be?: A sextant, brilliant in its time but there are better tools today

If you were not a digital activist what would you be doing?: Anything useful

Dylan Bourguignon

Founder/ CEO


Dylan is the CEO of so-sure. He is an investor turned entrepreneur and was in strategy consulting and private equity before he left his job to rethink insurance for the consumers’ benefit. Frustrated by the insurance sector’s focus on profits rather than consumer needs, Dylan launched so-sure. He has an MBA from Harvard, a MEng from Bristol and a Diplome d'Ingenieur from ENSAM (France)


Erik Abrahamsson


Digital Fineprint

Erik Abrahamsson is the founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint (DFP), London-based insurtech startup. He founded the company in 2016, while doing his MBA in Oxford. Originally from Sweden, Erik graduated with a BSc from King's College London and was awarded a full scholarship for MBA studies at The University of Oxford. Previously, Erik worked in strategy for Twitter in Singapore, and as a finance manager at Procter & Gamble in Switzerland.

While working at Twitter, he saw that many industries were being changed as social media became more widespread. He saw an opportunity to transform the insurance industry by bringing data analytics knowledge that was not previously used in this sector. After talking to industry participants and partnering with investors at Eos Venture Partners, DFP launched their first product proposition in the insurance industry.

"Digital Fineprint was founded to bring ground-breaking technology into insurance industry helping insurers to gain new customers and new data points, become more efficient and digitalised...", says Erik.

DFP is now scaling up further with the global sales pipeline and funding from Pentech and Eos Ventures ($3.1m in total). Today DFP works with Allianz, Hiscox, QBE, Met Life and is expanding their market reach in the UK and abroad.

James Breeze

Digital Artificial Intelligence Theme Lead

XL Catlin

James is the Digital Artificial Intelligence Theme Lead at XL Catlin one of the largest insurance/reinsurance  companies that offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance
products globally. James has spent the last year working on the XL Catlin Global Technology Digital Program leading research into AI technology and applying it in the world of commercial insurance. Prior to insurance, James spent nearly 20 years working in the Telecoms industry with a focus on Data and Business Intelligence.

James Gibson

Business Development


James is Insurance product owner at Revolut, the banking alternative for today's international consumers which as of April has 1.7m customers across Europe. Revolut recently launched Pay-per-Day travel insurance, a global first which uses the phone's geolocation to automatically cover customers when they are abroad. Previously, James spent 4 years at Oliver Wyman, a strategy consulting firm, where he focused on digitising retail and business banks across Europe.

James Tootell


Eos Venture Partners

James Tootell is a Director at Eos Venture Partners, a Venture Capital firm focusing exclusively on InsurTech. At Eos, James focusses on the sourcing, evaluation and execution of early stage and growth stage investments.

Eos has four cornerstones that underpin its approach:

  • Exclusively focused on InsurTech
  • Global footprint to identify and source opportunities
  • Thesis driven manufactured approach to create unique deal flow
  • Alignment with insurers to constructively innovate

Prior to joining Eos, James was an Associate Director at KPMG within the Insurance Deal Advisory team where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. James has extensive transaction related experience in the insurance sector, including general, life, Lloyd’s and distribution

Harry Franks

CEO and co-founder


First computer: Acer 1100

First job: Life Guard

Digital hero: Elon Musk

Best thing about your current job: The team of talented, driven individuals and leading business that will change the way financial services will be delivered to support the new way we work - to be flexible, adaptable and create a fair society where gig workers have access to the same level of support as a traditional employee.

Last time you wore a tie: Hmmmm....

If the insurance industry was a piece of technology what would it be? Pay-as-you-go phone

If you were not a digital activist what would you be doing? Hanging out with my wife!

Huma Lodhi

Principal Data Scientist

Direct Line Group

 Huma is Principal Data Scientist at Direct Line Group. She has over 15 years of experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning across both industry and academia. She is an accomplished expert with hands on experience in development and application of deep learning, kernel methods, relational learning and ensemble methods for areas ranging from insurance to health care. 

Huma has a PhD in Machine Learning from University of London. She is a co-editor of two books and has published many research articles in leading AI & Machine Learning journals and conferences.

Huma regularly speaks on AI & Data Science at industry business events and is keen to transform industries by the use of these techniques.

Ken Marke

Head of strategic futures


Ken has spent over 30 years in the insurance industry in the UK, Europe and Asia mainly in corporate and strategic development roles. As Head of Strategic Futures, his focus is on identifying long term trends through systematic horizon scanning and scenario development. Through this, Ken helps Ageas anticipate future opportunities and plan for longer term disruption. The main objective of his role is to help the business avoid the question "why didn't we see that coming".

Kenny Leitch

Global Connected Insurance Director

RSA Group

Kenny heads up RSA's Connected Insurance Centre of Excellence, leading on how RSA leverages value from motor telematics, connected home and pet tracking technology; as well as heading up RSA’s involvement in the autonomous car space. A key part of his role and a great source of learning, is having P&L responsibility for the two young driver telematics portfolios that RSA underwrites in the UK - ingenie and MORE TH>N SM>RT WHEELS.

Kenny was previously UK pricing director for RSA with responsibility for all of RSA’s personal and commercial products and has been with the company around eight years. Prior to RSA, he was with Aviva and legacy companies for 22 years in a variety of senior roles, spanning product management, strategic marketing and affinity new business, as well as pricing, underwriting and reserving. He is an actuary by profession and at weekends - and when not injured! - can be found running up and down mountains.

Laura Mullaney

Director of Digital Propositions

BLG Group

Laura Mullaney is Associate Director of Digital Propositions in the Insurance Distribution and Outsourcing division at BGL Group, specialising in digital customer experience. Laura has played a key role in developing the Group’s digital transformation capability, working across customer experience, commercial and  business technology functions. This has included the introduction of design-led thinking and collaborative working to drive a culture of innovation and customer-centric delivery.

Lou Lwin

Head of Enterprise Architecture


Lou has 27 years of experience in Technology, covering everything from Infrastructure to Security, Data Centre to Cloud, IT Operations to Enterprise Architecture and Digital Transformation to Innovation, holding several senior leadership roles along the way.

Having spent the last 6 years working at Markerstudy, Lou has led numerous digital transformation initiatives in both technology and workforce across a very complex environment.

Leading teams of experts to turn business challenges into business as usual, Lou has achieved a reputation for executing rapid change and achievable IT strategy.

He is currently focussing on legacy modernisation and Robotic Process Automation.

Tobias Taupritz

CEO and CO-Founder


Tobi is the CEO & Co-founder of Laka, straightforward cycle insurance powered by the community. Prior to this, he has spent several years in Corporate Finance, covering FinTech & Insurance clients at Barclays and KPMG.

Meghan Anzelc

Chief Analytics Officer

AXIS Capital

Meghan Anzelc, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Analytics Officer for AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd (NYSE: AXS). In this newly created role, Dr. Anzelc is responsible for expanding and executing the strategy and roadmap for data and analytics enterprise wide across AXIS Capital’s business segments.

Dr. Anzelc was promoted to Chief Analytics Officer for AXIS in January 2018 following her role as the Vice President of Data and Analytics for the Company’s insurance segment. In her previous role, she evaluated the current data and analytics capabilities within the organization and provided strategic recommendations to further enhance these capabilities. Prior to joining AXIS in May 2017, Dr. Anzelc was Vice President, Lead Data Scientist, for Zurich North America, where she led predictive analytics projects across underwriting and claims. She has also held actuarial and analytics roles at CNA and Travelers.

Dr. Anzelc holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Loyola University Chicago and a Masters and Ph.D. in physics from Northwestern. She regularly participates in initiatives focused on providing relevant guidance on career planning and professional development, to insurance professionals, graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in the sciences and math.  She is a member of the Steering Committee for the Women in Insurance Networking Group.