Insurtech and insurance are two areas that fascinate me.

The speed at which things develop, how data is used, the opportunities, and questions of how companies can collaborate to drive disruption are just a few of the areas that I am excited about.

Over the last two years, I have attended the Cover Insurtech conference in Johannesburg and enjoyed the opportunity to learn, gather insights and hear important lessons from some of the insurtech leaders in SA.

This year, the speaker line-up looks diverse and interesting. The conference team have also included panel discussions and break-away workshops in the line-up which will offer an opportunity for smaller groups to unpack different topics.

Check out the schedule for the two days here.

Here are a few speakers, talks and workshops that stood out for me:

Insurtech Day 1 (25 March)

08:30 – 09:00am: “Survival of the fittest: The Digital Age”, Minal Kooverjee Head of Software Development at Brolink

12:00 – 12:30pm:  “Really it doesn’t exist anywhere”, Shane Curran, Co-Founder of Investsure

14:00 – 14:30pm: “Cyber Crime, Insurtech & Liability”, Elsa Jordaan Executive Head of Claims and Legal at CIB

15:00 – 16:00pm: A workshop discussing Digital Platforms as a Disruptive Strategy, with Nick Evans from wiCover, Ronald Gall from Claim Central Africa, Wimpie Van Der Merwe from Global Choices.

Insurtech Day 2 (26 March)

13:00 – 13:30 pm:  “What about antiselection?”,  Brad Smith, Co-Founder of JaSure

13:30 – 14:00 pm: “Digital life insurance – When will we get there?”, Lee Bromfield, ECO. FNB Life

A quick reminder of CPD Accreditation for the conference: 12.45 IISA Hours/ 12.45 FAIS Hours. I look forward to seeing you there, if you haven’t registered you can do so here.

Listen to this podcast to find out exactly what you can expect from the two days.