• coverageR - insurtech coverage

    Posted in Blog, InsurTech blog on Aug 06, 2019


    Check out coverageR - a great insurtech resource - and an interview with Harry Croydon, CEO of STP Risk Services LLC

  • Insurance Penetration

    Posted in InsurTech blog, MicroInsurance blog on Aug 05, 2019


    Studies have proven that high insurance penetration significantly reduces or even balances out the negative effects of catastrophic events economically. The positive economic effect of risk transfer is thus particularly strong in emerging economies. What use case is there for this and what can insurance companies do to help drive higher insurance adoption rates?

  • Audio books for AI and Dark Web

    Posted in Blog, Cyber Insurance blog, InsurTech blog on Jul 16, 2019


    I do find it hard to keep up with my reading. I have found, along with many other people, that listening to books and audio files is a great way to keep up. Here is a recommendation for fans of AI and Cyber Crime....

  • Insurance and the Sharing Economy

    Posted in InsurTech blog, MicroInsurance blog, Sharing economy on Jul 08, 2019


    The sharing economy is growing up fast, message is that the growth will reach or surpass PwC’s projections which show that five key sharing sectors—travel, car sharing, finance, staffing, and music and video streaming — have the potential to increase global revenues from roughly $15 billion in 2015 to around $335 billion by 2025. Massive growth.

  • Augmented, the new AI?

    Posted in InsurTech blog, MicroInsurance blog, Sharing economy on Jun 16, 2019


    Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking over everything? Do we have to fear or welcome this new AI tech? Is the reality that AI Augmentation more deliverable and welcoming?

  • Lessons from Amazon

    Posted in InsurTech blog, MicroInsurance blog on Jun 15, 2019


    In the USA and China an increasing number of tech companies are bringing more in house. Is this the lesson for Insurance? In-source not Outsource? Is this a path for a digital insurer.

  • What is AI to Insurance?

    Posted in InsurTech blog on Jun 06, 2019


    What does it take to be a Digital Insurer? Well one of the basics is to have a deep and a sound understanding of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the capabilities to actually develop these for 'insurance' case studies.

  • Uber - new opportunity or just an algorithm

    Posted in InsurTech blog, Sharing economy on Jun 03, 2019


    Computer Vision is becoming the central tech behind insurance claims processing. The ability to process claims and rely on algorithms is at the core of this. How is this different to the platform businesses of the GIG economy? Not much it seems as the workers and the platforms are all driven by the algorithm too it seems.

  • Just in time?

    Posted in InsurTech blog, MicroInsurance blog on Apr 09, 2019


    When the produce being transported is fruit and vegetables, any disruption in the supply chain can lead to substantial losses because they are perishable goods. In these situations how can businesses know what decisions to make and how to deal with these issues? Real time tracking of supply chain is an answer.

  • Blockchain or Hashgraph?

    Posted in InsurTech blog, MicroInsurance blog on Mar 29, 2019


    Distributed ledger space is a huge talking point for insurance – smart contracts, security, cost reduction, trust – it all points to a move on to this tech. BUT blockchains come with limitations by design . In today's world SPEED is king and the slowness of blockchain is huge barrier. Even in the slow paced world of insurance its too slow really - how many applications are there that run on a database that can just do 5 transactions per second? None, I think. Hence blockchains have been all talk, to-date. Is there an alternative? Swirlds anyone?