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Credit Karma Unveils New Auto Insurance Solution at ITC 2018

An ongoing theme at InsureTech Connect 2018 (ITC18) was finding a customer need and delivering a customer-based solution. ITC18 went beyond mere discussion from the outset as attendees of Credit Karma founder and CEO Kenneth Lin’s keynote “Karma in Insurance” discovered.

Rick Chavez keynote kicks off a day of rich discussion

With over 200 speakers across 2 days there’s no shortage of ideas at the world’s largest gathering of entrepreneurs, insurers, and investors. We’re sending out teams of colleagues to cover the rich discussions taking place across the conference. Here are some of the high points from DAY 1 of ITC 2018.

Oliver Wyman's Rick Chavez on Meeting Mega-Disruptions in Insurance

Flashing blue disco lights, pop music, a half dozen very large TV screens, and thousands of people. Sound like insurance? It’s insurance disrupted. This morning at ITC 2018 Rick Chavez, Oliver Wyman partner and the head of the America’s Digital Strategy Acceleration Practice gave a keynote describing the opportunities for legacy insurers trying to transform their business.

What are the implications of a blend of digital and human capabilities?

The recent report from Oliver Wyman and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), “The Underwriter of the Future Six Years On,” makes clear that in many areas of corporate and commercial insurance, much of the current “artisan” business model will get a “bionic upgrade” – not 100% machine, but an inseparable blend of digital technology and human capabilities.

Predictive capability will come through machine learning and artifical intelligence

What MMC President and CEO Dan Glaser calls “augmented intelligence,” driven by advances in machine learning and AI, will allow insurers to keep up with the increasingly complex risks companies face today. What will clients find most valuable about these insurtech advances? And will there always be a role for the broker?

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Issues, opportunities, and challenges become clearer when framed in terms of strategic outcomes

Insurtech can be difficult to think about strategically. That’s largely because the term covers so much ground—multiple technologies from big data and artificial intelligence to blockchain and the Internet of Things, all of which are finding applications across the whole spectrum on insurance company functions, from distribution to operations to underwriting.