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Salesforce’s Ayan Sarkar

Ayan Sarkar, Global Head of Insurance for Salesforce, talks with Paul Winston, COO of ITL, about the launch of a series of insurance-focused solutions and services both within Salesforce’s Financial Services Cloud and in its Einstein Data and Analytics solution. The solutions, he says, are designed to help insurers and agents enhance the way they […]

Goose & Gander’s Kenneth Knoll

Kenneth Knoll, CEO and Co-Founder of Goose & Gander, speaks with Wayne Allen, ITL CEO, about its mission to help companies see where they can adopt and leverage new technologies, and shares the launch of a new company, Array, that offers a low-code, no-code tool that allows enterprise to take manual internal processes and make […]

PwC Advisory Services’ Juneen Belknap

Juneen Belknap, Principal, Financial Services-Insurance for PwC Advisory Services, talks with ITL COO Paul Winston about how PwC is working to provide solutions and shape how people think about the integration of modern new technology, including insurtech, with legacy systems to drive change and innovation in insurance. Among the insurtech companies PwC is working with […]

Goose & Gander’s Robin Roberson

Robin Roberson, President and Co-Founder of Goose & Gander, talks with ITL CEO Wayne Allen about the creation of the boutique consulting company and how it is working to help insurance incumbents and startups overcome obstacles to adoption. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

TokenEx’s Alex Pezold

Alex Pezold, CEO and Co-Founder of TokenEx, talks with ITL Editor in Chief Paul Carroll about how the 10-year old company, which has been active in providing a cyber solution to the banking and payments industries, is now exploring ways to bring its data protection solution to the insurance industry. TokenEx assigns a token for […]

InsurTech Israel’s Kobi Bendelak

Kobi Bendelak, CEO of InsurTech Israel, speaks with Paul Winston, COO of ITL, about the company’s mission to invest in insurtech startups based in Israel and to provide advisory services not only to Israeli startups looking to enhance their strategy to gain adoption in insurance, but also to global insurance companies that want to access […]

Directive Communication Systems’ Lee Poskanzer

Lee Poskanzer, CEO and Founder of Directive Communication Systems, talks with ITL CEO Wayne Allen about the growth of digital assets and why access to these are at risk of being lost in estate planning without specific legally compliant steps to protect them for heirs. DCS, he says, aims to make this process easier for […]

Avanta Ventures’ Steve Bernardez

Steve Bernardez, Partner with Avanta Ventures, talks with ITL Chief Innovation Officer Guy Fraker, about how Avanta—a unit of CSAA Insurance Group—evaluates startups and opportunities through the lens of several key themes, including insurtech, mobility, and products that are ancillary to certain insurance products, such as cyber. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about […]

Avanta Ventures’ Sanjiv Parikh

Sanjiv Parikh, Managing Partner of Avanta Ventures, speaks with ITL Chief Innovation Officer Guy Fraker about the company’s mission, which includes not only investments, but also an accelerator/incubator to nurture early stage companies, and identifying and promoting the opportunities of innovation to drive growth for its parent, CSAA Insurance Group. View more Innovation Executive videos […]

InsurIQ’s Brian Harrigan

Brian Harrigan, Founder and CEO of InsurIQ, describes the company’s ability to give consumers a more holistic view of all their insurance coverages in one easy to use platform, simplifying the process of researching, buying and managing a portfolio of insurance products as needs change and evolve. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Insly’s Risto Rossar

Risto Rossar, Founder and CEO of Insly, discusses how the company helps insurance clients to quickly launch new products and take advantage of market opportunities, and how Insly is enhancing its solution to simplify insurance for its customers. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

True Flood Risk’s Shelly Klose

Shelly Klose, Founder and CEO of True Flood Risk, describes how the company enhancing flood risk assessment and underwriting by enabling users to more precisely analyze property elevation and vulnerability to flood risk, access National Flood Insurance Program premiums and connect with agents and brokers to secure coverage. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s […]

Decision Research Corporation’s Rob Whitton

Rob Whitton, Vp of Business Development for Decision Research Corporation, describes the technology solutions the company provides to large insurers, MGAs and startups to automate critical processes, from rating to claims, and speed time to decision making. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Black Insurance’s Risto Rossar

Risto Rossar, Founder and CEO of Black Insurance, talks about the startup’s focus on using blockchain and other technology in a platform that empowers agents and brokers to develop new insurance products and attract risk capital from investors without traditional insurance companies. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

YouSurance’s Jon Sabes

Jon Sabes, CEO of YouSurance, describes how the company is commercializing epigenetic technology to enhance life insurance products, delivering health and wellness insights to consumers and new underwriting information for insurers. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

SpatialKey’s Tom Link

Tom Link, founder and CEO of SpatialKey, describes how the company helps property/casualty insurers make better decisions by enabling, enriching and analyzing their geospatial data in a single platform. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Insurmi’s Leslie Pico

Leslie Pico, Vp of Carrier Engagements for Insurmi, talks about the companies’ digital customer engagement technology for insurers and how it delivers better communication tools and data to enhance the customer experience. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Insurance Nerds’ Rob Galbraith

Rob Galbraith, an author with Insurance Nerds, talks about his new book, “The End of Insurance As We Know It,” which is about closing the innovation gap between traditional insurance industry incumbents and insurtech startups. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Broker Buddha’s Jason Keck

Jason Keck, CEO of Broker Buddha, says the company’s software solution helps commercial insurance agents simplify the application process, saving time and boosting customer satisfaction. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Slipcase’s Alex Hearn

Alex Hearn, Founder and Managing Director of Slipcase, describes how its central content platform serves the information needs of participants in the global commercial lines insurance industry, and describes future plans. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Care Bridge International’s Deborah Watkins

Care Bridge International CEO Deborah Watkins talks about how its technology helps claims departments to more quickly and accurately forecast the medical cost component of a claim View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Zeguro’s Sidd Gavirneni

Sidd Gavirneni, CEO and Co-Founder of Zeguro, describes the company’s holistic easy-to-use cyber safety platform for small to mid-sized enterprises that do not really have cyber security folks or the expertise to protect their business. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Limelight Health’s Jason Andrews

Jason Andrew, CEO and Co-Founder of Limelight Health, talks about the platform for the employee benefits industry, and how it innovates manual legacy processes to make a better experience for brokers, carriers and employers. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Beam’s Alex Frommeyer

Alex Frommeyer, Founder and CEO of Beam, software designed to deliver better a dental and ancillary benefits experience and solutions for small and medium-sized employers. View more Videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

InsureTech Connect’s Jay Weintraub

Jay Weintraub, CEO and Co-Founder of InsureTech Connect, talks about the 2018 conference success, and how the event has grown since 2016 to become an insurance event, not just a tech conference. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

EY’s Ed Majkowski

Ed Majkowski, Americas Insurance Sector Leader and Advisory Leader for EY, discusses his vision for helping insurance clients successfully navigate the complexity of innovation and digital transformation and growing EY’s insurance practice to serve those needs. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Valen Analytics’ Kirstin Marr

Kirstin Marr, President of Valen Analytics, talks about how the insurance marketplace is making strides in its use of data analytics, and how Valen is positioned to serve those needs and grow. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

International Finance Corp.’s Susan Holliday

Susan Holliday, principal insurance specialist at the International Finance Corporation, talks about its investments in emerging markets and the importance of supporting innovative ways of developing insurance products and business models to meet the need of people and businesses in these developing countries. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Argo Group’s Mark Watson III

Mark Watson III, CEO of Argo Group, discusses how the insurance industry and his company are being transformed by technology and innovation, and the changes in talent needs, business relationships and strategic priorities that is occurring as a result. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Risk Placement Services’ Ryan Collier

Ryan Collier, chief digital officer of Risk Placement Services, discusses the development of a friction-free process for placing coverage for retail brokers, making it a more attractive wholesale partner in the process. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

CSAA Insurance Group’s Debbie Brackeen

Debbie Brackeen, chief strategy and innovation officer of CSAA Insurance Group, talks about her mandate to come up with new ways for the insurance reciprocal to serve its members’ needs in new ways and generate strong revenue growth for the future. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Insurance Information Institute’s Laura Favinger

Laura Favinger, chief administrative officer of the Insurance Information Institute, talks about the III’s historic mission and the importance of thought leadership to continue to inform and educate consumers on how technology and innovation can help insurers mitigate new risks. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Intellect SEEC’s Pranav Pasricha

Pranav Pasricha, CEO of Intellect SEEC, discusses the company’s goal of helping insurers keep the insured top of mind in their innovation efforts, and maintaining that view throughout the evaluation, development and integration of new technologies. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

MetLife’s Zia Zaman

Zia Zaman, Chief Innovation Officer, Asia for MetLife and CEO of its LumenLab subsidiary, talks about the importance of changing the mindset of incumbent insurance companies for change and innovation to occur. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Microsoft’s Nick Leimer

Nick Leimer, Principal Insurance Industry Lead of Microsoft’s Azure for Insurance, talks about his company’s mission to support the insurance industry’s innovation efforts with solutions like Azure cloud solutions View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Grace Global Capital’s Grace Vandecruze

Grace Vandecruze, managing director and founder of Grace Global Capital, talks about insurance industry M&A trends, and how technology of tomorrow will impact the ability of companies to compete and thrive in the future. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Snapsheet’s Jamie Yoder

Jamie Yoder, president of Snapsheet, talks about how his career helping advise insurers on how technology and information impacts their strategies has positioned him for a new role in putting that theory into practice to help Snapsheet serve its customers. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

A.M. Best’s Matt Mosher

Matt Mosher, Executive Vp and Chief Operating Officer of A.M. Best Co., talks about progress in the company’s goal to include an analysis of innovation in its ratings of insurers. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Ley Line Advisory’s Mark Chester

Mark Chester, CEO and Founder of Ley Line Advisory, discusses the company’s goal to help insurance companies be more agile in adoption of new technologies and digital opportunities. View more Innovation Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – Wisconsin’s Ted Nickel

Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel, president of the National Assn. of Insurance Commissioners, talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about insurance innovation, the pace of change and the opportunity for regulators to be more engaged in these efforts. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – SCOR’s Adrian Jones

 Adrian Jones, head of strategy and development for SCOR, a global reinsurer, talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about its approach and how the company coordinates innovation across the world. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – The Institutes’ Peter Miller

Peter Miller, president and CEO of The Institutes, discusses with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen how the organization is innovating in how it delivers knowledge to solve insurance challenges, including the industry’s own innovation efforts. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – Pypestream’s Donna Peeples

Donna Peeples, Chief Customer Officer of Pypestream, talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about how the company is using innovative technology to change customer engagement and transform insurance. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – Oak HC/FT’s Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson, executive in residence at Oak HC/FT, talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about his path on insurance innovation and what shapes his viewpoint. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – Leaders in telematics innovation

Leaders in telematics innovation—John Heffernan, Senior Sales Director-Claims for Octo Telematics; Matteo Carbone, Founder and Director of the Connected Insurance Observatory; and Josh Thompson, Vp of Claims and Risk Engineering for State Auto Insurance—join Wayne Allen, CEO of Innovator’s Edge, to discuss innovation and telematics, and where opportunities lie in the future. View more Insurtech […]

Innovation Executive Video – WeGoLook’s Robin Smith

Robin Smith, CEO and co-founder of WeGoLook, talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about how the company has evolved, grown and found success as an innovator within the insurance industry. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – Trov’s Scott Walchek

Scott Walchek, founder and CEO of Trov, talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about how Trov is changing insurance, and the attributes of a successful innovator. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – Willis Re’s John Cavanagh

John Cavanagh, Global CEO of Willis Re, talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about how brokers are reinventing their role and delivering value through innovation. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – A.M. Best’s Matthew Mosher

Matthew Mosher, Executive Vp and COO of A.M. Best Co., talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about the impact of innovation on insurance and how it is becoming part of a forward-looking view of a company’s financial health and security. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – ITL’s Dave Dias

Dave Dias, chairman and founder of Insurance Thought Leadership, creator of Innovator’s Edge, talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about why and how the company is supporting the insurance industry’s innovation efforts and transformation. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – EY’s David Connolly

David Connolly, a partner of EY and its global insurance digital leader, discusses with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen how the advisory firm helps insurers understand innovation opportunities and to develop new business models. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – Crawford & Co.’s Ken Fraser

Ken Fraser, Executive Vp and Chief Strategic & Corporate Development Officer of Crawford & Co., discusses with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about how the company embraces innovation to be more responsive to its customer needs and challenge itself. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – InsureTech Connect’s Jay Weintraub

Jay Weintraub, CEO and founder of InsureTech Connect, talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen about the growth of the annual event, and how its success is closely tied to how well the insurance industry succeeds at innovation. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Innovation Executive Video – Octo Telematics’ Nino Tarantino

Nino Tarantino, North American CEO of Octo Telematics, talks with Innovator’s Edge CEO Wayne Allen on how his company’s leadership in telematics is enabling insurance innovation, and what next steps are for innovation at Octo. View more Insurtech Executive videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Insurtech Innovator – CyberWrite

“CyberWrite is here in order to help solve two problems: the first is customer engagement. We offer a one-page report that anybody can understand about the probability and economic impact about the cyber risks for that company. This data can go to the CEO or head of IT for that company and help them make […]

Insurtech Innovators – Smart Drivinc

“We provide a solution for distracted driving and our solution has both a hardware part and a software part: a hardware gadget sits behind the steering wheel and it identifies who is driving the car and the software app is always running in the background and the user phone identifies what apps user is using […]

Insurtech Innovator – HazardHub

“HazardHub combined risk data information for every property in the U.S. with cutting edge technology so we can deliver risks for any property, across the country, with an API for lightning speed, giving unprecedented levels of insight about properties in the U.S.,” says Bob Frady, CEO of HazardHub View more Insurtech Innovator videos Learn more […]

Insurtech Innovator – Infinilytics

“Infinilytics a big data company where we specialize in advanced analytics using artificial intelligence and machine learning for claims. What we do is provide a 360-degree view of what’s going on in the claim so the claims examiner can make the right decision,” says John Standish, Co-founder & Chief Analytics Officer of Infinilytics View more […]

Insurtech Innovator – InsurIQ

“We’re going to allow consumers to do is see all of their insurance in one place in an aggregate view and we can do that because the InsurIQ platform enables the digital purchase and delivery of insurance and the fully compliant management of insurance products on behalf of all of our customers,” says Brian Harrigan, […]

Insurtech Innovator – Care Bridge

“Care Bridge International offers the first big data solution to forecast medical exposure for the claims vertical at an individual claims level,” says Deborah Watkins, CEO of Care Bridge International View more Insurtech Innovator videos Learn more about Innovator’s Edge

Insurtech Innovator – Wellthie

“Wellthie offers the first-of-its-kind small business benefits marketplace that brings together the top carriers for medical, dental, vision, life and other value-added services into one comprehensive platform that really enables that small business to find the best benefits for them,” says Sally Poblete, founder and CEO of Wellthie Inc. View more Insurtech Innovator videos Learn […]

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