The InsurTech Boom –
How Is This Reshaping the Life and Health Insurance Industry?

Presented on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The InsurTech Boom – How Is This Reshaping the Life and Health Insurance Industry?

  • Speakers:
  • Nancy Carroll, Partner Financial Services Group, Head Insurance and Reinsurance Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Robert Mozeika, Executive Innovation Strategy – Silicon Valley, Munich Re America
  • Ana Badour, Partner, Financial Services Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Newton Asare II, CEO – Innovator, Co-Founder, Clientdesk Inc.
  • About this program:
  • On Advancements in financial technologies have opened up doors for countless creators to build successful businesses that will impact a number of industries. One particular area that is seeing tremendous growth is the insurance industry. Insurance companies are a key piece of the FinTech ecosystem and they are investing strategically in technologies that will both benefit their current clients and grow their reach. Join our lawyers and insurance industry experts to learn about trends in the life and health insurance industry in Canada and globally, hear what the future has in store for the industry and how insurance companies and start-ups are fostering this rapid growth in InsurTech.

    During this session we will discuss trends in InsurTech in the life and health insurance industry. We will share perspectives from a global reinsurer, a Canadian insurer with global operations, a Canadian insurer that has transformed to a digitally enabled operation, an InsurTech start-up and legal counsel.

    Topics to be discussed are:

    - An introduction to the diverse cast of InsurTech players, both in Canada and globally
    - Strategic investments by insurance companies in technologies and start-ups
    - Culture of collaboration between traditional insurers and InsurTech start-ups
    - Developments occurring in Canada at ecosystems like MaRS and Ryerson
    - Transforming a traditional insurance company to a digitally enabled operation
    - Challenges facing start-ups
    - Regulatory and privacy concerns affecting InsurTech

    This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of eligible educational activity or CPD/MCE credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia, Ontario and Québec.