#053 Jay Weintraub - Taking InsureTech Connect into the Virtual Wold
This week I am delighted to welcome Jay Weintraub, the CEO and co-founder of InsureTech Connect.
InsureTech Connect (ITC) is the world’s largest insurtech event. Every year since it's inception, ITC has taken place in Las Vegas. But this year, Jay and his team have had to completely rethink how create the same experience in a virtual environment.
Jay and I speak about how he met his co-founder, Caribou Honig and how they set up the first ITC event; we also talk about the business of conferences and what it takes to create a successful event. Please enjoy.
#056 Bill Suneson, CEO & Co-Founder of Bindable
This month I am delighted to welcome Bill Suneson, the co-founder and CEO of Bindable. Bindable helps brands who want to distribute insurance products and help insurance companies to streamline their affinity and alternative distribution channels. We talk about how Bindable works with brands and carriers, about what's happening in the Affinity market more generally, and about the entry of big tech into insurance. Please enjoy!
#054 Laura Drabik, Chief Evangelist at Guidewire
This week I am delighted to welcome Laura Drabik, Chief Evangelist at Guidewire. Guidewire are one of the largest software providers to the insurance industry. Over 400 P&C carriers use the Guidewire platform to engage, innovate and grow efficiently. Laura has been with Guidewire since 2006, first as Director of Business Transformation, and now working as Chief Evangelist. In 2019, Laura was named to Insurance Business America’s “Elite Women 2019” list, and she’s also one of the winners of the Silicon Valley Business Journal “Women of Influence” award for 2019.Please enjoy!
#052 Energetic Insurance - Creating a New Insurance Market in the Solar Energy Sector
This week I am delighted to welcome Vincent LePore and James Bowen from Energetic Insurance. Energetic Insurance have created a first-of- its-kind credit insurance policy covering payment default risk on commercial solar energy projects..Now if that sounds like a mouth-full, don't worry because all will be explained...What really impressed me about Energetic is how the business was born out of an unsolved problem in the solar energy section. As they went to figure this out, they realised that insurance was probably the most appropriate solution. In our conversation, we talk about how Energetic are creating real value for their customers, and about the challenges of getting capacity for a brand new underwriting concept...