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FinTalks: Surfing the InsurTech Wave - How Insurers and Startups Can Collaborate

Surfing the InsurTech Wave: How Insurers & Startups Can Collaborate

We know how quickly the FinTech industry moves, so FinTech Hive has created FinTalks – powered by startups – as a collaborative forum to connect with other FinTech, Islamic FinTech, RegTech, and InsurTech enthusiasts to keep up-to-date on the latest industry technology trends and developments.
The second edition of FinTalks will bring to you a fireside chat on the topic of InsurTech and navingating Insurers around the wave through collaboration.
Hear from a panel of Insurance experts, including:
  1. Simon Dodsworth Head of Specialties, SVP at Lockton Insurance Brokers LLC

  2. Peter Englund Senior Executive Officer, Head of Commercial Insurance Middle East at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

  3. Raza Rizvi Partner at Simmons & Simmons

The panel will be moderated by Walid Dib, Co-founder of Addenda, a finalist of FinTech Hive's 2018 accelerator programme, on the following topics:
  • How data driven decision making can affect insurers in the UAE
  • Working with InsurTechs: risk vs. reward
  • Enforceability of smart contracts – a fundamental roadblock for DLT in InsurTech?
  • Personal data – GDPR problems and work-arounds to facilitate collaboration between insurers


06:30 PM      Registration & pizza
07:00 PM      Welcome - by Shereen Abdulla, Senior Manager at DIFC FinTech Hive
07:05 PM      Fireside chat - moderated by Walid Dib, Co-founder at Addenda
07:30 PM      Q&A
07:45 PM      Networking
08:00 PM      End
Addenda is a small but ambitious Insurtech startup that is using distributed ledger technology (DLT) to streamline processes between insurance companies. Tailored tasks are reported in real-time on our user friendly interface, and then timestamped as evidence onto the blockchain. This allows network participants to report claim and policy changes in a completely verifiable and encrypted manner.
We look forward to seeing you there!