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Inaugural InsurTech Ireland meetup

  • Dogpatch Labs The CHQ Building, North Wall Quay Dublin 1 Ireland (map)

The inaugural InsurTech Ireland meet-up will take place on Thursday October 5th 2017, at Dogpatch Labs in CHQ, Dublin, from 6:00pm. We expect a good mix of attendees from the insurance/reinsurance industry (in both business and technology roles), along with active InsurTech start-ups and some other interested stakeholders. Our objective is simply to share knowledge and ideas around insurance related technology and to network with other like-minded people. We will have four speakers, followed by a panel Q&A session and plenty of time afterwards to network with other attendees. There will of course be the obligatory beer and pizza, courtesy of our first sponsor, Dimension Data Ireland Limited. 
The talks for our first insurtech meet-up are as follows;
Cancellation Insurance?
Pedro Écija Serrano - Principal Consultant at

  • Who looks after you when your flight is cancelled?  Is there a better way to deal with the consequences of flight disruption?  This talk will propose a way for airlines to manage the cost and horror of flight cancellations.

Why Bayes? 
Mick Cooney - Statistical Modelling, Machine Learning & Quantitative Finance Consultant

  • Many actuarial questions are Bayesian in nature. This talk will provide a lightning guide to what Bayes is, why its interpretation is intuitive, and how it can be used to answer insurance questions.

My Insurtech start-up story. The value of data to both insurers and customers.
Hesus Inoma - Founder and CEO of WeSavvy

  • Hesus will be speaking about his experience in founding an InsurTech startup in Ireland, with a particular focus on the challenges that he faced and the opportunities to be reaped from alternative data driven InsurTech business models. 

Evaluating the multinational corporate insurance buying value chain
Stuart King - Co-founder, President and CEO of SRS Europe. Director, Blockchain Association of Ireland.

  • Multinational corporates spend approximately 1% to 2% of revenues on insurance and insurance-linked risk management; we explore corporate insurance buying strategies and examine optimising the insurance market value chain.

Later Event: November 23
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