Build your own innovation network


For some time now, you've seen me mention our Innovator's Edge platform, where we have built the best data base, bar none, on insurtechs. We're now taking the next step, adding a framework that lets you make connections that will help you on your innovation journey. 

Insurance Thought Leadership is launching the Innovator’s Edge Network, a free professional network for insurance innovation executives who are leading the transformation of insurance. The network is one of several tools available within our Innovator’s Edge platform that insurance executives can access to achieve growth through innovation.

You can join the network today at and build a professional profile that will connect you with people, discussion groups and events that support your needs.

The free membership is designed for executives within the insurance industry who seek to expand their professional network and meet fellow innovators—both from traditional insurance companies and insurtech entrepreneurs. The IE Network also helps members follow innovation trends and developments focused on their areas of interest and gain insights to the potential impact of innovation on the industry, quickly, deeply and efficiently.

We have made it super simple for you to join the IE Network: Just go to, register to join and provide a little information about yourself and the areas of insurance innovation that are of most interest to you.

Within each area of interest, you will be able to find potential connections, participate in online discussion forums—to share ideas, ask and answer questions and collaborate in a professional and respectful environment—and access curated analysis and perspectives from some of the most significant thought leaders in the industry.

The events feature allows you to browse future insurance and innovation events, identify those of interest and signal others within the IE Network that you are attending, speaking or sponsoring. The tool also allows users to manage face-to-face meetings at events with other network members, and manage your schedule.

Your free IE Network membership also will get you a peek behind the curtain of the premium features of Innovator’s Edge, which is our strategic growth platform that connects the insurance industry with the top innovators and entrepreneurs delivering insurtech solutions and exponential technologies that are creating growth opportunities for insurance.

Last, and most importantly, we want you to invite your friends and colleagues from the insurance innovation community to the IE Network, join you in categories and groups, join you in positions of leadership and join you in becoming an insurance innovation executive.

Have a great week.

Paul Carroll
Editor in Chief

Paul Carroll

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Paul Carroll

Paul Carroll is the editor-in-chief of Insurance Thought Leadership.

He is also co-author of A Brief History of a Perfect Future: Inventing the Future We Can Proudly Leave Our Kids by 2050 and Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn From the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years and the author of a best-seller on IBM, published in 1993.

Carroll spent 17 years at the Wall Street Journal as an editor and reporter; he was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize. He later was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.