Conference Day One
18th June, 2019

Walid Al Saqqaf
Founder
Insureblocks

Dante Disparte
Chairman and CEO
Risk Cooperative

9.00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

REFLECT

Day one of the Blockchain for Insurance Europe 2019 meeting will provide a reflection on 2018, the year of getting beyond theory, the development of Proof of Concepts (PoC) and demonstrating viable applications of blockchain. How far did we get with blockchain and what was achieved? What still needs to be done to encourage scalability and wider implementation?

Paul Meeusen
Advisor to the Board
B3i

9.10

Opening Keynote:
Blockchain: The State of Play Today

  • Why is blockchain in insurance taking so long?
  • Distinguishing hype from hope
  • Key ordeals to master
  • From B2B to B2C solutions

Jags Rao
Director, Co-Lead
Distributed Ledger
Technology
Swiss Re

9.40

Emerging Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Networks: Driving Business Model Innovation?

  • DLT networks enable secure, transparent and efficient business processes. What is the impact beyond efficiency and productivity gains?
  • What does google-scale commercial data aggregation generated by new digital ecosystems mean for Financial Services players particularly for insurance companies?
  • Can cross-industry DLT networks drive horizontal, fully integrated value chains of the future?

10.10

Speed Networking & Refreshments
Blockchain is a collaborative technology and can’t be implemented in isolation.
With this in mind, this Speed Networking session is the ideal opportunity to meet
face-to-face with other blockchain enthusiasts across the insurance value chain.
Specifically designed to connect you with your peers to create new contacts, take
this opportunity to share learning, strategies and insight, as well as grow your
connection list within the blockchain community.

Magdalena Ramada
Sarasola
InsurTech Innovation
Leader EMEA
Willis Towers Watson

11.10

What’s the Scope for Transformational Change Using Blockchain?

  • Assessing the transformative potential of blockchain for the insurance industry in the short and long term
  • Analysing what the new insurance industry needs to look like to support wider scale adoption
  • Identifying whether the technology can live up to its potential based on current efforts
  • Exploring the alternatives to blockchain if the technology is unable to provide the transformation that the insurance industry so desperately needs

11.40

Q&A

Panellists:

Ghanshyam Patil
Head of Blockchain
AXA XL, a division of
AXA

Dr. Sebastian Rath
Principal Insurance
Risk Officer
NN Group

Magdalena Ramada
Sarasola
InsurTech Innovation
Leader EMEA
Willis Towers Watson

12.10

Panel Discussion:
Towards Industry Adoption: Engagement, Assessment, Paving the Way Forward

  • Assessing the transformative potential of blockchain for the insurance industry
  • Analysing what the new economic structure of the insurance industry needs to look like to support wider scale adoption
  • Identifying whether the technology can live up to its potential based on current efforts
  • Exploring the alternatives to blockchain if the technology is unable to provide the transformation that the insurance industry so desperately need

Chairs:

Walid Al Saqqaf
Founder
Insureblocks
Dante Disparte
Chairman and CEO
Risk Cooperative

 

12.50

Lunch

Mark Simpson
Head of Consultancy
Armour Risk Management Ltd.

13.50

Un-BlockChanging

  • Understanding the challenges of DLT transformation
  • Exploring humans as a Distributed Systems - how this influences ours processing and responses to change
  • Fear & DLT - why this type of transformation can be more challenging than traditional change
  • Assessing approaches to change
  • The power of AND not OR and the need for more than traditional change methods
  • Working with the conscious, unconscious and helping create an environment to positive responses to changing

REVISITING PILOTS & USE CASES

Achieving Benefits Realisation for your Blockchain Projects Within Your Organisation
In this session, we will explore three pilots/use cases from 2018 and focus on the value created and benefits realised from these pioneering projects. Each session will explore:

  • Lessons learned in approach, technology infrastructure, and implementation
  • Calculating and communicating the proven value of the project to the wider business
  • Have these existing projects been monetised?
  • Plans to take forwards and develop into a larger scale blockchain model

Sylvain De Crom
Chief Product Officer
B3i

14.20

Use Case 1: B3i-Delivering Real Value Through Blockchain

Hugo Wegbrans
Chief Broking Officer
Europe, Middle East
& Africa
Aon

14.50

Use Case 2: Aon
Facilitating Blockchain Adoption through Regulation

  • Aon has partnered with Oxfam and Etherisc to enable thousands of Sri Lankan
    small farmers to blockchain-enabled micro insurance. Being in the middle of the
    implementation, we want to provide an update of progress to date

15.20

Networking & Refreshments

Dr. Samyr Mezzour
Head of Innovation
Garage
Generali

15.50

Use Case 3: Generali
Crypto Asset Protection: How Might We Make Crypto-Asset Holders
Feel Safer?

  • Despite the 2017 crypto-craze, the market capitalisation of crypto-currencies grew tremendously in the past 5 years
  • This rapid growth led early crypto-asset holders to become crypto-wealthy
  • These crypto-asset holders fear for the loss of their crypto-wealth as no satisfactory solution exists today
  • Etherisc, Inacta, Shift Cryptosecurity and Generali worked together on a solution that protects crypto-assets

16.20

Q&A

Ryan Rugg
Global Head of
Insurance
R3

16.40

Closing Keynote Address
Facilitating Universal Interoperability: The Corda Network

  • Analysing why businesses need the universal interoperability of public networks but with the privacy of private networks
  • Understanding that permissioned distributed ledger technologies typically use isolated networks for business applications – and these are unable to interoperate
  • Exploring how multiple applications can run on an open, shared network
  • Investigating how Corda Network allows interoperability – a frictionless exchange of data and assets between business applications running on it - even if written by different people, with distinct business models, privacy needs and membership criteria...

17.00

Close of Day One