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250+ insurance experts desperate to innovate. 8 hours to learn new things, share experiences, and be inspired. 1 unmissable event: Innovation & Disruption 2017.

Insurance is in need of a shake-up and we’re here to help.  We don’t just showcase ideas that are transforming insurance right now, we bring the outside in – people beyond the confines of insurance who are transforming the world around them.  It’s about challenging your preconceptions, unearthing the next big things, and giving you the tools you need to make change.

Book before 9 January 2017 and save – super early bird delegate rates start at just £199 + VAT.
Group rates: book three delegate places and get your fourth delegate place free.

You’ve got the vision. Let’s make it real.

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Session Formats

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Keynotes

Inspiring journeys and challenging visions

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Innovation in action

Real-life stories and first-hand advice

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Insurance translation

Convert external insight into relevant lessons

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Live pitching

A ‘dragon’s den’ for InsurTech pioneers

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Brainstorms

Share ideas and envision the future

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Tech focus

Explore cutting-edge technologies

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Re-energise

Time to make connections and build relationships

Line-up

Agenda

08:00
Meet, greet and eat – registration and breakfast snacks
Session 1 | No more excuses; you need to innovate. This is why.
09:00

Welcome to Innovation & Disruption 2017 (click for more info)

Get ready for a day of inspiration, ideas and leaning.
Martin Kornacki, brand editor, Insurance Times
09:05

The inspiration injection | Take a risk and change the world: you have the power (click for more info)

Ground-breaking company Google needs no introduction. It has transformed its industry, leading the way with its unique approach to business and innovation. Here, former UK and Ireland MD Dan explores just what it takes to start a worldwide revolution, arguing that you must be open to trying new things, even while knowing you’ll sometimes fail. Above all: don’t be a bystander to innovation and disruption – join in!
Dan Cobley, managing partner – FinTech, Blenheim Chalcot, former managing director, Google UK & Ireland

09:40
Advisory Session
10:05

The challenge to your preconceptions | Imagining 2020: where do humans fit in? (click for more info)

We’re in age of staggering connectedness. We want it all, we want it now, and we expect businesses to anticipate our every need. And it’s not just humans that we want to connect with. We can already speak to machines – now we expect them to speak back. As we continue through the digital age, what will human interaction actually look like in the future? Could we be the final generations truly understand the concept of living and working ‘offline’?
Kate Devlin, senior lecturer in the department of computing, Goldsmiths, University of London

10:35

The insurance translation | Lessons, takeaways and thoughts for the day (click for more info)

  • What have we learned since the last Innovation & Disruption event?
  • What can we take from our keynotes’ experiences?
  • What do we need to challenge and question today?

Kate Devlin, senior lecturer – department of computing, Goldsmiths, University of London
James Gilmour, head of claims, Simply Business
Mark Evans, marketing director, Direct Line Group
Ruth Polyblank, head of SME, Chubb

10:55
Re-energise – coffee, networking and challenge hubs
Session 2 | No more excuses; you need to innovate. This is why.

Stream A | Overcome the corporate immune system: execute your innovation agenda (click for more info)

Chaired by Jack Grocott, publisher, Insurance Times

You know that if your organisation’s going to survive disruption, it can either change its DNA to become more agile or it can invest in a lab and ‘buy’ innovation. But how do you get everyone else to realise that and just get on with doing it?

11:25 Let’s ‘unconference’ | You set the stream agenda
What exactly is it that’s stopping you from making the changes you need to? Tell our speakers and host and they’ll focus the stream on solving the problems you really face.
Marc Sabas, executive advisor, MundiLab
Craig Foster, managing director, HomeServe Labs

Additional panellists to be confirmed
Sponsorship opportunity available

11:40 Innovation in action | Starting a home insurance revolution at ‘The Shed’
HomeServe is shaking up insurance with its award-winning LeakBot. Craig explores just how this home assistant giant encouraged innovation by creating a start-up division – a division that is already showing tangible results with an exciting IoT product.
Craig Foster, managing director, HomeServe Labs

12:00 Brainstorm | What change do you need to agitate for – and how?
There are lots of ways to tackle the innovation challenge and no one way will work for everyone. Here, we brainstorm how to tackle the blockers, encourage the enlightened, take a risk, and get cracking.
Marc Sabas, executive advisor, MundiLab
Craig Foster, managing director, HomeServe Labs

Additional panellists to be confirmed
Sponsorship opportunity available

Stream B | Understand brains better: harness the power of the world’s most sophisticated computer (click for more info)

Chaired by Saxon East, editor, Insurance Times

Brain science that helps us understand how people think, feel and act is immensely useful in business. And at the cutting edge of science, neuromorphic engineers are getting ever closer to imitating the brain’s networks. So what do we know already about this amazingly complex ‘computer’ and how is this knowledge changing the future?

11:25 Innovation in action | Creating marketing magic we just can’t resist: behavioural science applied
How do you hook your customers, reel them in, and keep them? Behavioural boffin [x] offers a practical guide to unleashing the power of behavioural insight.
Patrick Fagan, lecturer in consumer psychology, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

11:45 Tech focus | ‘Brain chips’ and cyber intelligence: mimicking the human mind
Ultra-low power and ultra-high performance chips that are inspired by the brain and able to learn could revolutionise computing. Join the discussion and discover what the future may hold.
Speaker to be confirmed

12:05 Advisory Session
Sponsorship opportunity available

12:25 Interactive Q&A and the insurance translation | Ask the brain experts
Patrick Fagan, lecturer in consumer psychology, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
Sponsorship opportunity available

Stream C | Insurers to arms: Are you ready to win the war for the Internet of Things? (click for more info)

Chaired by Martin Kornacki, brand editor, Insurance Times

IoT is transforming the business world. Enabling pinpoint accuracy in underwriting and deeper customer relationships, it should be a game-changer for insurance. But are insurers and brokers the people who are ready to make it the most of it?

11:25 Tech focus | Wearable gadgets and the connected self
The $14billion wearables market continues to evolve rapidly, with huge implications for the health and wellbeing sector. Hear how wearable tech pioneer Esther is continuing to push boundaries to connect us ever more closely to our bodies.
Esther Rodriguez-Villegas, professor of low power electronics, Imperial College London

11:45 Tech focus | Combining nanotech with the Internet of Things: the next stage in the connectivity evolution
The convergence of nanosensors and the IoT is the World Economic Forum’s top emerging technology of 2016. The implications for sectors from medicine to energy to agriculture could be huge – are you ready to explore the latest developments?
Speaker to be confirmed

12:05 Advisory Session

12:25 Interactive Q&A and the insurance translation | Ask the IoT experts
Esther Rodriguez-Villegas, professor of low power electronics, Imperial College London
David Williams, technical director, AXA Insurance

Sponsorship opportunity available

12:45
Refuel – lunch, networking and challenge hubs
Session 3 | Pick a stream; explore your next steps. This is what and how we’re going to change

Stream D | Overcome the corporate immune system: execute your innovation agenda (click for more info)

Chaired by Jack Grocott, publisher, Insurance Times

You know that if your organisation’s going to survive disruption, it can either change its DNA to become more agile or it can invest in a lab and ‘buy’ innovation. But how do you get everyone else to realise that and just get on with doing it?

13:45 Let’s ‘unconference’ | You set the stream agenda
What exactly is it that’s stopping you from making the changes you need to? Tell our speakers and host and they’ll focus the stream on solving the problems you really face.
Andy Hodgson, head of innovation labs, Telefónica
Additional panellists to be confirmed
Sponsorship opportunity available

14:00 Innovation in action | Creating a culture and structure that works for you
Andy Hodgson, head of innovation labs, Telefónica

14:20 Brainstorm | What change do you need to agitate for – and how?
There are lots of ways to tackle the innovation challenge and no one way will work for everyone. Here, we brainstorm how to tackle the blockers, encourage
the enlightened, take a risk, and get cracking.
Andy Hodgson, head of innovation labs, Telefónica
Additional panellists to be confirmed
Sponsorship opportunity available

Stream E | Disrupt the ‘front end’: supercharge your engagement strategy (click for more info)

Chaired by Saxon East, editor, Insurance Times

The way that we interact with each other and with businesses has changed immeasurably with the digital explosion. Which techniques are working best and what’s around the corner?

13:45 Innovation in action | Elevate your interactions: the power of conversation
Combining messaging, e-commerce and artificial intelligence, Hero is on a mission to make shopping as effortless as messaging a friend. Founder Adam shares his insights on a new era in customer communications and the evolution of commerce.
Adam Levene, founder & chief executive officer, Hero

14:05 Tech focus | Why speak to people when you could speak to machines? The rise of the chatbot
‘Chatbots are the new apps’ according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, human/machine interfaces that will revolutionise customer communication. How close are we to widespread use and what might that look like?
Speaker to be confirmed

14:25 Advisory Session
Sponsorship opportunity available

14:45 Interactive Q&A and the insurance translation | Ask the engagement experts
Adam Levene, founder & chief executive officer, Hero
Additional panellists to be confirmed
Sponsorship opportunity available

Stream F | Redefining tomorrow’s world: the emerging technologies that are shaping the future (click for more info)

Chaired by Martin Kornacki, brand editor, Insurance Times

Technology is constantly changing businesses, our lives and the world, so take a step back and reflect on what emerging technologies could mean for you. Some we’re just getting started with, others that may still seem unbelievable, but any of them could change life as we know it. How will you respond?

13:45 Tech focus | Particle physics and the new computing age: quantum computing 101
Millions of times more powerful than existing technologies, the advent of quantum computing will fundamentally change life as we know it. Expert [x] steers you through the ins and outs of this revolution-in-waiting.
Speaker to be confirmed

14:05 Innovation in action | Disrupting centuries-old processes: blockchain beyond the hype
Blockchain in insurance may still be in its infancy – learn about how blockchain can transform your business.
Speaker to be confirmed

14:25 Advisory Session
Sponsorship opportunity available

14:45 Interactive Q&A and the insurance translation | Ask the emerging tech experts
Panellists to be confirmed
Sponsorship opportunity available

15:05
Refresh – coffee, networking and challenge hubs
Session 4 | There’s no time to waste. These people are challenging the status quo right now.
15.35

Start-ups live! 4×3 pitches from the next generation in InsurTech (click for more info)

Get the inside track on some of the hottest, most disruptive ideas in InsurTech from accelerator graduates from around the globe.

  • Four start-ups with three minutes each to pitch their great idea
  • Instant feedback from our panel of industry experts
  • Audience voting to decide a favourite, announced (with a prize!) at the drinks reception

Start-ups to be announced in 2017
David Stubbs, founder & chief executive officer, RightIndem (Innovation & Disruption Start-ups live! winner 2016)
John Warburton, founder, Konsileo
Carolina Vicente, director of digital marketing, Google
Steven Zuanella, former chief digital officer, Zurich

16:15
Advisory Session
16:40

The insurance conclusion | Are we ready to rip up the rulebook? (click for more info)

  • What have we learned today?
  • What are the things we can do right now to effect change?
  • What are the things we need to keep working at in the next year?

Michelle Neary, head of marketing communications, Covéa Insurance
Emma Bell, director of partnerships, SPF Private Clients

17:00
Goodbye from Innovation & Disruption 2017
Martin Kornacki, brand editor, Insurance Times
Programme and speakers correct at time of publication but subject to change

Board

Expert advisors for our content programme and line-up, our advisory board members are innovation champions from insurance and beyond.
Their input is vital for ensuring Innovation & Disruption delivers on the day – we can’t thank them enough!

Register

Service providers

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£799 + VAT

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Book by 31 March 2017

Insurers

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£599 + VAT

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Brokers

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£299 + VAT

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Start-ups

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Group rate

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Sponsors

Innovation & Disruption is an unmissable opportunity to showcase your credentials as an innovation expert.  Our programme is packed with opportunities to build brand awareness, generate leads and demonstrate thought leadership – contact us now to build your perfect package.

Venue

Kings Place
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG

Bringing together a major arts venue and creative hub, elegantly situated bars and dining areas, an excellent conference and events centre, and a Grade A office complex, Kings Place is an iconic mixed-use building with outstanding environmental credentials. Find out more about this innovative space here.

I&D17 will be hosted primarily in Hall One, the first new public concert hall to be built in Central London since the completion of the Barbican. This incredible auditorium is a building within a building – a box sitting on rubber springs to give it complete acoustic separation from rest of the building and the outside world.

Testimonials

See what delegates said about Innovation & Disruption 2016

Great to see so many like-minds in the room… facing the challenges and opportunities of digital head on!
Adam Levene, founder & CEOHero
Excellent – idea focused, good mix of speakers
regional managerNFU Mutual
Really interesting and some very interesting and informative speakers
propositions development managerAllianz
Interesting, insightful and gave me good food for thought; made me think about things differently
marketing and insightAXA UK

Contact us

Sponsorship

Marcus Lochner
head of events sponsorship
020 7618 3064
marcus.lochner@insurancetimes.co.uk

Event management

Mandy O’Connor
head of event operations
020 7618 3492
mandy.oconnor@insurancetimes.co.uk