Speakers

Speakers

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Adam Powell

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Policy Expert

Adam Powell is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Policy Expert, the digital home insurer. He has over 15 years of insurance industry experience and a track record of harnessing technology to build successful start-ups to disrupt the market, including as the Head of New Markets at Simply Business, the online SME insurance broker. Adam has also worked at XL Capital, a global insurer and reinsurer, and holds a BSc in Information Management for Business from University College London.

With Policy Expert, Adam and his team have built a technology-driven business using proprietary software and advanced data analytics. The business has grown rapidly to become the most successful new entrant to the UK home insurance market of the last ten years and now ranks among the top 20 providers with over 550,000 live policies. Policy Expert has been independently recognised by customers as the UK’s number one home insurance provider on ReviewCentre since 2013 and was named Home Insurer of the Year by the Insurance Choice Awards in both 2017 and 2018.

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David Teague

Portfolio Head, Data Analysis and Products

BBC

David has 20 years experience applying information and analysis to help design business, customer and marketing strategy; including advanced analysis, econometric modelling, bespoke research, behavioural databases, company accounts, desk research, third party information sources and executive interviews.

David now runs the central analytics function within the BBC.  This team is responsible for helping product, editorial and marketing teams get the most of out new and existing data sources including the signed in web analytics data. This work ranges from advanced analytics and segmentation to simpler behavioural insight, and on to hosted data tools and visualisations.

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Mark Stern

Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence (Digital)

Ladbrokes Coral Group

Mark is an Analytics and BI leader in the online gambling industry. His role is to identify business opportunities, using his skills and personal business network, to deliver multi-million £ growth in revenue.

Mark’s role in an organization is not only to optimize but also disrupt.

His experience includes building BI solutions and analytics teams from scratch; turnaround of BI capability’s that are not delivering; Building predictive analytics solutions to transform business process’s for the better; to identify and apply new techniques and data sources that will open up new value to the business.

Mark is a big believer in Occam’s razor and the principles behind Teamacide.

In his current role he leads a team of 35 analysts that support the needs of some of the largest UK online gambling brands: ladbrokes; Coral; Gala; Foxy. He also provides internal consultancy support for the GVC organization’s Brands in Australia, USA and Italy.

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Rob Galbraith

Bestseller Author

Rob Galbraith the author of the new Amazon bestseller The End Of Insurance As We Know It. He has been called “a global insurtech thought leader”, “a mentor to many in the insurance industry”, “the most interesting man in insurance”, “the prophet” and “the WD40 of insurance” for his versatile skills and ability to solve all manners of problems. Rob is a popular keynote speaker and frequent media contributor who has spoken at events around the globe on the topics of innovation, insurtech and the future of insurance.

Rob has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in a variety of leadership positions with AF Group, USAA, Citigroup, and the Federal Reserve Board. He is a recognized thought leader on P&C insurance who is a frequent media contributor and well-known industry influencer. Rob holds a Master’s of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University. In addition, he holds the CPCU, CLU, and ChFC professional designation and was previously a member of the CPCU Society Leadership Council from 2016-2018.

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Bart Patrick

Managing Director

Duck Creek Technologies, Europe

Bart Patrick brings more than 25 years of experience to bear on Duck Creek’s plans in growing it’s footprint in Europe, with some of the most creative and ambitious business strategies being set. Specialising in digital insurance innovation, Bart has helped insurers and insurtechs alike get the most from their investments in technology. For those who know Bart, understand his passion for doing the right thing for the insurance market.

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Scott Field

Director of Product Marketing

Duck Creek Technologies

Scott Field has over 15 years’ experience working in the insurance industry in a variety of positions on both the insurer side, the data provider side and the software technology side.

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James Maudslay

Global Head, Insurance

Equinix

James has worked in the financial services industry in London since 1989, at a variety of organisations ranging from brokers Holman Wade Limited, to Lloyd’s of London in-house reinsurance company Centrewrite, to The Euclidian Group where he served as Group Information Manager – effectively IT Director.  He then moved onto the service side Financial Services joining software house the Wildnet Group in 2005 and then onto Colt Technology Services in 2009. 

Originally joining Equinix to head the company’s expansion into the insurance sector, James now has vertical responsibility for the whole of financial services in EMEA, but works closely with Equinix’s Americas and APAC teams in developing the Company’s colocation, enterprise and ecosystems businesses across all financial services markets.

James holds a Master’s Degree from City University, London, and has been a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII) since 2000.

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Peter Anna Jeffery

Account Director, Insurance

Equinix

Peter Anna has over 25 years’ experience working for large telecommunications/IT organisations, such as Telefonica O2 and Telewest (now Virgin Media), helping customers understand how technology can help them meet their business objectives. Peter Anna has worked across the financial services sector for many years and having joined Equinix in 2018, is now focussed purely on the insurance sector. She currently works with a number of the top 10 global re/insurers and brokers, guiding them as to the opportunities they now have in building a comprehensive interconnection strategy to enable access to relevant ecosystems. This interconnection orientated approach fundamentally underpins business strategies around innovation and digital transformation.

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Helen Tedore

Head of Analytics and Innovation

Crowe

Helen Tedore is a qualified actuary with over 20 years’ experience within the insurance industry and she is Head of Analytics and Innovation within Crowe’s consulting team based in London. She focusses on generating value for companies by the delivery and implementation of advanced analytics and predictive analytical models.

Helen has a background in leading change delivery to wide variety of stakeholders, with a particular focus on collaboration, culture and behaviours to gain a deep understanding of the specific business drivers and needs to ensure successful implementation with the best solution. Helen’s career spans both consultancy and life insurance company roles with a broad mixture of technical, people and project management skills, including leading large teams to deliver transformational projects. 

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Daniel Bruce

Partner

Crowe

Daniel is a partner in Crowe’s consulting practice and is an experienced actuary. He specialises in helping insurance clients develop and embed practical, integrated enterprise risk management frameworks, methodologies and reporting, with a focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of decision-making. Associated areas of expertise include: innovation, predictive analytics, people and organisational change and operating model design.

Daniel’s career background includes a broad range of roles within consultancies, regulators and insurance companies. He currently chairs the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Risk Management Research & Thought Leadership Committee.  As part of that, Daniel also recently chaired the IFoA’s “Risk Management in a Digital World” working party, which published a report entitled “Improving the Success of InsurTech Opportunities.”

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Manan Sagar

CTO, Insurance

Fujitsu