FinTalks: Surfing the InsurTech Wave - How Insurers and 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:

  • Simon Dodsworth  Head of Specialties, SVP at Lockton Insurance Brokers LLC
  • Peter Englund  Senior Executive Officer, Head of Commercial Insurance Middle East at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
  • 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.

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