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Conference Day Two
19th June, 2019

Walid Al Saqqaf
Founder
Insureblocks

Dante Disparte
Chairman and CEO
Risk Cooperative

9.15

Chair’s Opening Remarks

ACT

Day two of this conference provides some more future-thinking, forward looking content around blockchain for insurance. Day one provided the update on where the industry currently stands which sets us up nicely to look at how we galvanise the industry to continue spearheading blockchain initiatives and explore some of the blockers to combat when undertaking these projects.

Areiel Wolanow
Managing Director
Finserv Experts

9.20

Opening Keynote:
Blockchain in the UK: What the Government is Doing to Secure the UK’s Global Thought Leadership in Blockchain and DLT

  • Details on the UK’s position in the global DLT marketplace
  • Update on regulatory action
  • Highlights from the parliamentary blockchain working group and the UK blockchain showcase

Linda Holmes
Founder
London Blockchain
Foundation

Oliver Volk
Blockchain
Enthusiast &
Keynote Speaker

Martin Baier
Program Manager,
Mobility Innovation
Lab
Zurich Group
Germany

9.50

Panel Discussion
Maintaining Momentum and Engagement Across Your Business

  • Identifying the actions to take to propel your blockchain initiatives forward
  • Understanding what boards and directors care about and what you need to do to keep management and above engaged
  • Ensuring the structure of your business enables cross-division, multi-stakeholder technology innovation
  • Demonstrating the value of Tech Innovation groups to the wider business

Chairs:

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

10.30

Q&A

10.45

Networking & Refreshments

Lee Bacon
Partner
Clyde & Co

11.15

Blockchain Platforms and Smart Contracts: Exploring the Legal Challenges and Opportunities

  • Governance issues: How do parties have comfort with shared technology?
  • Contractual issues – the interface between the code and any contractual wrapper
  • Insurance law issues – Smart Contracts in the framework of contracts of utmost good faith

REVIEWING PILOTS & USE CASES IN A RANGE OF INSURANCE LINES/INDUSTRIES

Blockchain: Connecting Better to Value Ecosystems
This session will review 3 use cases and how it has been applied to different transaction types in insurance, or across other industries.
Each session will explore:

  • Defining a common business challenge to apply blockchain as a solution
  • Securing stakeholder engagement and developing a collaborative approach
  • A practical demonstration of the work achieved to date
  • Lessons learned in approach, technology infrastructure and implementation
  • How to take forwards and develop into a larger scale blockchain model

Hugh Karp
Founder
Nexus Mutual

11.45

Use Case 4: Nexus Mutual
How to Replace an Insurance Company with Code
This case study will demonstrate:

  • How public Ethereum can be used to re-create a mutual, entirely on-chain
  • The use of incentive structures to let members run and control the mutual
  • Real-time financial reporting for the mutual, open to everyone

Matt Peterman
CEO & Co-Founder
VouchForMe

12.15

Use Case 5: VouchForMe
How Social Proof on Blockchain: An Alternative Segmentation and Underwriting Model
This case study will demonstrate:

  • Blockchain as the perfect technology to enable insurers to connect better with consumers and bring back hybrid model of mutualisation to insurance
  • How to enable insurance companies to better compete with Google, Facebook by focusing on risk management not on data management

12.45

Lunch

Karl Stanley
AVP Technology
Ventures
Renaissance Re

13.45

Use Case 6: Renaissance Re
Streamlining Exposure Sharing and Risk Analysis

  • How can we make exposure sharing and risk analysis more efficient?
  • Can distributed ledgers help us avoid repetitive and low value-add tasks across the insurance supply chain?
  • Avoiding surprises: real-time exposure updates using blockchain

14.15

Q&A

Olivier Rikken
Director of Blockchain
& Smart Contracts
AXVECO

14.30

Presentation & Case Study
Smart Contracts: More Than Just Code!

  • Blockchain Smart Contract – much hyped but still poorly understood
  • Are they just code or the replacement of all legally binding agreements?
  • Some practical examples of uses of smart contracts
  • Interesting developments in the smart contract space

15.00

Networking & Refreshments

Walid Al Saqqaf
Founder
Insureblocks

15.30

Practicalities of Hybrid Blockchain Solutions: The Art of the Possible

  • Breaking down the digital transformation toolbox: Combining AI, IOT and robotic process automation and blockchain in the move towards a more digital insurance marketplace
  • Understanding where blockchain fits with your wider digital transformation projects and which types of problems it can best be used to solve
  • Exploring the issues and challenges with using blockchain, IOT and AI in tandem
  • Assessing the benefits to joining these tools together to create a hybrid blockchain solution

Dante Disparte
Chairman and CEO
Risk Cooperative

16.30

Closing Keynote Address
What is Required for Blockchain Applications to Go Mainstream?

  • Exploring the barriers and hurdles blockchain must overcome
  • Understanding the importance of interoperability
  • Assessing the latest on data standards across the industry regarding blockchain
  • Gaining traction across industries
  • Projecting the tipping point for Blockchain and DLT

16.55

Chairs’ Closing Remarks

17.00

Conference Close