Insurtech 2022 conference promises top drawer speakers and topics

The Insurtech 2022 conference takes place online on 3 and 4 May. The online conference will be followed by a face-to-face cocktail function in Sandton.

The conference has lined up a fantastic programme of speakers from the insurance and tech industries, including Tavio Roxo of Owls Software (the main sponsor of the event), Debbie Holroyd of Scottfin Insurance Brokers, Ed Halsey of Challenger Broker Hubb, Bruce Richards of JMR Software and Wynand Smit of Inovo. The full list of speakers, plus their bios, is online here.

Here’s what to expect:

Session 1: Tech when we need it – Human when we want it 

Hard tech and soft touch. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that technology solves many problems but not all problems. People need technology but sometimes, they want humans. It is up to us to find out where the line is drawn.

Session 2: Harmony between tech and user

User Experience, the process design teams use to create products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users. It should be covering all aspects of the end-user’s interaction and make processes work for clients.

Session 3: Brokers optimising tech

The end of the broker has been predicted many times before, with Insurtech sure to be the final cause of their demise. But, as so many times before, the resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of the broker prevailed and we seeing them embracing the latest insurtech trends with open arms.

Session 4: Solving the Broker Platform challenges

There certainly is still some tension between the needs of the broker and the needs of the product providers when it comes to broker platforms, most prominent of these being independence and freedom of choice. Is there a solution to this challenge?

Session 5: Tech in Financial Planning

The use of technology in the financial services environment has moved way beyond purely assisting planners with estate planning and tax calculations. Wealth Management practices especially, run highly professional end to end financial consultancies on sophisticated technology platforms. Furthermore, in the fund management industry, complicated AI driven software do millisecond trade transactions in a highly competitive, automated space. How does the average professional planner/ wealth manager cope?

Session 6: Involving staff to optimize tech solutions

Is it possible for the user to add value to the process of tech development or should their involvement be limited to expressing perceived gaps in processes? How do we extract the wisdom that comes with years of coping with unproductive processes?

Session 7: Making sense of Fintech innovations

It’s a whole new, fast changing world when it comes to a variety of fintech developments. NFTs, Crypto Currencies, Digital Currencies, AI Investment Platforms, Metaverse, Airtime currency. What’s real and what’s not? 

Session 8: What happened to the Insurtech revolution

The big insurtech disruption, predicted about a decade ago, seems to have taken a very different trajectory. Have the funders caused a bubble and will that impact funding of startups? Where to from here?

Attendance at the conference is free, while the cocktail function will cost you R650. CPD hours will be awarded for attending the conference.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.insurtechconference.co.za/.