Insurtech - Day 2 Conference

Insurtech is dominating the conversation, but what's the fuss?

If you want to know more, come to ANZIIF's second Insurtech Conference to learn how the digital revolution is reshaping the industry and how disruption provides the chance to inspire.

Partnering with Insurtech Australia and FinTechNZ this regional conference brings together tech and insurance to find unique and innovative ways to work together. 

Day 1 of the conference which will feature an Insurtech 101 workshop, for insurance professionals who want to know more about Insurtech, the impact on them and also on the industry. 

Day 2 is a full day conference that will feature Insurtech Alley and Tech Tank. 

View the full program.

Insurtech Alley

Start-ups can join in the marketplace that will directly connect insurers with tech companies in Insurtech Alley. A site in the marketplace includes a bar table, two chairs and a sign with your company name. 

Places are limited so please email a completed registration form to if you want to take part in Insurtech Alley.



Tech Tank

Start-ups, take the opportunity to get your ideas in front of the heavy hitters in the Australian insurance industry. Five start-ups will be given the opportunity to introduce their business to insurance executives during the conference as a way to build partnerships and to generally spread the word of your business. There is limited capacity in this session and places will be determined in conjunction with Insurtech Australia and FintechNZ.

All start-up businesses are welcome to apply to present at Tech Tank by emailing an expression of interest to by Friday 6 April. Please include an overview of your business and a completed registration form to



Register online or fill out the registration form applicable to you below. Send the completed forms to

Rego form Aus and International  Rego form NZ


For special start-up pricing, or for more information on Tech Tank and Insurtech Alley, refer to the registration forms below. To register, fill out the registration form applicable to you and send completed forms to

Rego form Aus and International Rego form NZ





Conference registration 


Conference welcome 


Ahead of the game

Meet one of the original insurtechs who changed the landscape and hear how World Nomads became the leading travel insurance brand in the global independent and adventure travel market.

Michael McAuliffe, Founder, World Nomads Group


Tech Tank

Listen to cutting-edge, innovative start-ups share their learnings and journey in this new world of insurance. Hear from:
– ClaimSpace
– CyberRisk
– Sureify
– FactFin

Facilitated by Stone and Chalk



Insurtech for life insurers

Insurtech is showing signs of life. Learn how emerging technologies are leading to opportunities and reshaping the life insurance industry.

Zia Zaman, Chief Innovation Officer, MetLife


Morning tea in Insurtech Alley


Redefining customer service 

New Zealand-based FaceMe introduces conversational experiences through an omni-channel digital workforce.

Nick Sokolich, Global Vice President Sales, FaceMe 


Blockchain — The ultimate disrupter

What is blockchain, who is adopting this disruptive technology, and how does it provide new opportunities in the value chain?



Keeping up with insurtech
Panel Discussion

Stay informed on the local, regional and global insurtech trends that are reshaping the insurance industry. 

Graeme Adams, Principal, Finity 
Andrew Dart, Partner, The Digital Insurer
Avryl Lattin, Partner, Clyde & Co
Jason Roberts, Strategy and Innovation lead, Augen Software Group
Angat Sandhu, Partner, Oliver Wyman
Daniel Fogarty, CEO & Founder, Evari (moderator)


Lunch in Insurtech Alley


The insurtech ecosystem

EY and Insurtech Australia will launch their global insurtech ecosystem report.

Andy Parton, Partner, EY


How does insurtech impact claims?
Panel Discussion

Reimagine the claims process and learn about the opportunities in providing exceptional customer experiences through functional improvements.

Matthew Griffin, Partner, FAS Global
Clint Kerekes, Global Chief Operations Officer, Claims Central
Gilberto Spencer, CEO & Co-founder, ClaimSpace


Afternoon tea in Insurtech Alley 


Corporate start-up collaboration

Insurtech start-ups are driving the evolution of the industry. Hear how accelerators are making this happen and the impact they are having on corporate innovation.

Kate Russell, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Startupbootcamp


The future is now: Are you willing to play in the insurtech space?
Panel Discussion

This thought-provoking final session will reflect on the industry's transformation, the implications insurtech has on each sector, and what's next.

Daniel Biondi, Chief Technology Officer Australia & New Zealand, DXC Technology 
Peter Jones, Partner, DLA Piper
Ralph Ronnenberg, Managing Director, Munich Re 
Mark Searles, CEO & Managing Director, AUB Group
Julian Smith, Chief Customer Officer, Meridian Energy New Zealand
Zia Zaman, Chief Innovation Officer, MetLife

Prue Willsford, CEO, ANZIIF (moderator)


Networking drinks in Insurtech Alley

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  • Graeme Adams

    Finity Consulting


    Graeme Adams

    MBA, BEng, FAICD
    Principal, Management Consultant
    Finity Consulting

    Graeme Adams has 34+ years’ experience in general insurance. Graeme is a Director at Finity Consulting Australia’s largest independent actuarial and analytical consulting firm and heads up Finity’s Management Consulting service.

    In 1985, with the development of commercial applications for the PC, Graeme launched and managed an early Insurtech firm.  He has also held a number of senior roles at NRMA Insurance (IAG) including head of personal lines products, head of CTP insurance and head of international business development.

    Graeme is a regular industry commentator keynote presenter and author on the topics including: insurance technology, disruption and change management.  Finity Consulting was awarded ANZIIF’s Insurance Industry Awards Professional Services Firm of the Year in Australia (2015) and New Zealand (2017). 

  • Daniel Biondi

    DXC Technology

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    Daniel Biondi

    Chief Technology Officer, Australia and New Zealand
    DXC Technology

    As Chief Technology Officer for Australia and New Zealand, Daniel is responsible for helping our clients shape their IT strategy for business innovation and growth, and for delivering technology-enabled business solutions that reduce cost and complexity.

    Daniel has over 23 years of experience in leading and managing the application of advanced IT solutions for organisations within the financial services, telco, retail, manufacturing, and government sectors. He has worked with multi-nationals in more than 17 countries across every industry group and with enterprise clients including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac, Bank of Queensland, Singapore Government, Telstra, McDonalds, and Banco Santander.

    Daniel was previously CTO of Financial Services for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, South Pacific, responsible for strategy and go-to-market plans, innovation, thought leadership and business turn-around. He also held senior roles in Latin America, including CTO for Argentina and Chile and Regional CTO for Latin America.

    Daniel is a former HPE Fellow and Thought Leader, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), FSI Co-Chair of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), FINSIA Chair of the Retail and Business Banking Industry Council, Advisory Board member of Insurtech Australia, and a member of the University of Technology, Sydney’s (UTS) Bachelor of IT Steering Committee. He also serves as a technical advisor to startups, accelerators and venture capital funds globally.

    Daniel has a BS in Information Systems from Universidad del Salvador, Argentina, an MBA in International Business from L’Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), France, and has completed the General Management Executive Education program at Harvard Business School (HBS).

  • Andrew Dart

    The Digital Insurer

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    Andrew Dart

    The Digital Insurer

    Andrew is a Partner at The Digital Insurer (TDI) and is TDI’s Regional Head for Australia & New Zealand. He heads TDI’s global Telematics & IoT practice and is Editor of TDI’s Insurance Connected monthly column. He is an adviser to a number of Insurtech & Fintech Start-ups and is ranked as a Global top 50 insurtech influencer (2018 – 2016) by InsurTech News.
    Prior to joining TDI in 2016, Andrew was at CSC, based in Asia for many years, where he was responsible for Insurance product strategy and product development.
    As a 30-year industry veteran in the Asia-Pacific region, Andrew is passionate about the transformative role financial services and technology can play in helping communities all over the world to achieve a better life.

  • Daniel Fogarty



    Daniel Fogarty

    CEO and Founder

    Daniel is a Board member of ANZIIF, and the CEO and Founder of Evari, a small business insurtech start-up based in Sydney and Perth. He is passionate about developing and attracting talent to our industry; and a strong supporter of Insurtech in Australia.

    Daniel was previously CEO General Insurance Australia and New Zealand for Zurich Insurance from mid 2012 until late 2015.  He joined Zurich in 2009, and was previously an Executive General Manager at Suncorp/Vero for 5.5 years. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Westpac in both insurance and banking, and started his career at KPMG.

    Daniel is a Fellow of ANZIIF, a Sloan Fellow with a Masters from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, California, a Chartered Accountant, and has a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting, Finance & Systems) from the University of NSW.

  • Matthew Griffin

    FAS Global

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    Matthew Griffin

    FAS Global

    Matthew has specialised in forensic accounting for the past 15 years and has extensive claims experience in the quantification of economic loss for insurance and legal purposes. He has acted for many leading insurers, re-insurers and law firms in a range of matters, including business interruption, loss of profits, fraud/fidelity guarantee and motor vehicle accident claims. He regularly works alongside loss adjusters during the claims negotiation process and has experience dealing with claims in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, North America and the Middle East.  In the four years, 2014 to 2017, Matthew established the London office of FAS Global and also had responsibility for Cunningham Lindsey’s sizeable fraud investigation unit.  Having returned to Sydney he is now responsible for developing and partnering with digital technology providers to transform the loss adjusting and claims process across a range of classes of insurance.  He has presented to the industry on how technology will impact the claims adjustment process.

  • Peter Jones

    DLA Piper

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    Peter Jones

    DLA Piper

    Peter is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology group at DLA Piper. He advises clients on a broad range of projects involving complex contracting arrangements and has key sector experience in IT, insurance, telecommunications, financial services, logistics and health. Peter's involvement in negotiations has included advising both customer and service provider, working closely to ensure that key risks are addressed and resilient solutions included for future change. In addition, Peter often works closely with the corporate team on complex acquisition/divestment activities, including long term transitional arrangements.

    Peter advises on all matters relevant to privacy/data protection and the effects of regulatory requirements which apply to information processing and retention. He often has to consider the sometimes complex regulatory requirements and issues, which can include offshore data protection and privacy requirements, consumer protection and trade practices requirements, advertising compliance and industry-specific regulatory requirements. He has worked with multi-national insurers on their corporate venture funds and investments in new technology such as smart phone applications. Peter has also advised financial services clients on cyber resilience approaches and supply chain management practices for data.

  • Clint Kerekes

    Claim Central Consolidated

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    Clint Kerekes

    Global Chief Operations Officer
    Claim Central Consolidated

    Clint was appointed Global Chief Operating Officer, Claim Central Consolidated in February 2018.

    Clint has more than 15 years experience working in the insurance industry in a broad range of senior management roles including: operations; finance; claims management and general management across Australia, South Africa and the United States.

    His past positions include Head of Transformation and Head of Operations, Hollard Insurance Australia as well as Chief Operating Officer, Innovation Group North America.

  • Avryl Lattin

    Clyde & Co

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    Avryl Lattin

    Clyde & Co

    Avryl specialises in corporate insurance work, advising insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries on a range of regulatory and compliance issues. She has extensive transactional experience, as well as expertise advising clients (including start-up organisations) on legal and regulatory issues arising in the context of establishment and authorisation, and assisting clients with regulatory investigations. Avryl leads the Clyde & Co Innovation Committee and has delivered presentations and published a number of thought-leadership pieces considering the rise of insurtech and the legal and regulatory implications for the insurance industry.

  • Tim Lea

    ASX listed Company (RFN)

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    Tim Lea

    Blockchain Entrepreneur, Crytpocurrency Investor & ICO Bench Expert
    ASX listed Company (RFN)

    Tim is a Blockchain Entrepreneur, Evangelist & Advisor. He is CEO of Reffind an ASX listed Company (RFN) that specializes in employee engagement and has recently completed a USD $2.1m strategic investment in Loyyal a global blockchain platform that specialises in loyalty. He is the author of the leading Blockchain Book - Down The Rabbit Hole and is a regular speaker, domestically and internationally, & an active cryptocurrency & ICO Investor. 

  • Michael McAuliffe

    World Nomads Group

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    Michael McAuliffe

    World Nomads Group

    Michael McAuliffe began his insurance career in 1977 at the age of 18 with QBE Insurance in Perth. Starting as the office junior and mail boy, he quickly moved through the underwriting ranks in various QBE branches, soon becoming Assistant Engineering Underwriter for Victoria, then moving on to be the Victorian Home Insurance Underwriter.

    In 1982, Michael was appointed Australian Personal Lines Underwriter in QBE’s global Sydney Head Office. Showing his talent and determination, he was further charged with a variety of senior positions including Global Travel Insurance Manager, Corporate Development Manager and Manager of the Sydney branch — which, at the time, was QBE’s largest branch worldwide.

    After completing an MBA at the University of Rochester, NY, and a long and successful career with QBE, Michael departed the company in 1992 to pursue his own business interests. With involvement in several entrepreneurial businesses — including direct marketing of personal lines and niche customer groups, distributing travel insurance through major travel agency chains, and member benefits marketing — [HT1] he gained experience outside the corporate brand safety net and learned what a successful business requires.

    In 2000, Michael teamed up with key internet entrepreneurs Simon Monk and Wayne Tregaskis to found what became World Nomads Group, a specialist travel insurance MGA. Through strong insurer partnerships, innovative thinking, and clever application of technology platforms developed in-house, World Nomads Group became a global distributor of travel insurance renowned for its leading, cutting-edge developments. The company was awarded the 2009 Insurance Innovator of the Year award by the Insurance Institute, and in July 2015, World Nomads was acquired by NIB Health Funds.

  • Ralph Ronnenberg

    Munich Re


    Ralph Ronnenberg

    Managing Director
    Munich Re

    Ralph was appointed Managing Director of Munich Holdings of Australasia Pty Limited on 1 July 2016. He is responsible for all non-life reinsurance operations of the Group in Australasia.

    Ralph, who has worked with Munich Re since 1987, held various management roles including Casualty Underwriting, Customised Portfolio Solutions and Risk Management. In his previous position he headed an international department which is responsible for the planning and performance monitoring for the group’s reinsurance business in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

  • Kate Russell


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    Kate Russell

    Head of Corporate Partnerships

    Kate Russell is Head of Corporate Partnerships for Startupbootcamp. With a background in media and technology, her passion for innovation has led her to work with startups and scale ups around the globe as well as consulting for established entrepreneurs and companies on marketing and sales strategies. Kate founded two startups and propelled new business models for others in technology, content and mobile marketing.

    In London and Amsterdam she worked as Head of Media (EMEA) with cutting edge startups Blippar (UK) and Layar (Netherlands) who specialise in augmented reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision technologies creating campaigns for clients like Pepsi,, Condé Nast and Nestlé. Kate was also Head of Content Sales and Partnerships at News Corporation (Australia). She has worked around the world and has been based in London, Amsterdam and Bangalore. 

  • Angat Sanhu

    Oliver Wyman

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    Angat Sanhu

    Partner, Insurance & Wealth Management

    Angat Sandhu is a Partner and one of the founding members of Oliver Wyman’s Sydney office. He currently leads their Australian Insurance and Wealth Management practice. Angat is passionate about the role data, analytics and technology are playing in fundamentally changing the nature of the insurance industry and is working on helping his clients respond to this change. 

    Angat regularly publishes on these topics in trade journals and presents at industry conferences. Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Angat worked at Macquarie Bank and Towers Watson. He is a holder of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter and the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation.

  • Mark Searles

    AUB Group

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    Mark Searles

    Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
    AUB Group

    Mark has been in the role since 2013. He has over 25 years' experience in senior executive roles, including Chief Commercial Officer at CGU, a division of IAG; Managing Director, Direct & Partnerships and Chief Marketing Officer with Zurich Financial Services in the UK; and Marketing and Group Brands Director with Lloyds TSB Group.

    Mark serves on the Boards of a number of Group companies including undertaking the role of Chairman of Austagencies, AUB Group NZ, and AIMS amongst others.

    Mark holds a Diploma in Market Research, a Diploma in Advertising and Marketing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Studies. In addition, he has undertaken the Executive Development Program, IMD Lausanne, and the AICD Advanced Board Ready Program and AICD Diploma.

  • Julian Smith

    Meridian Energy New Zealand

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    Julian Smith

    Chief Customer Officer
    Meridian Energy New Zealand

    Julian Smith has been leading businesses for more than 15 years in Australia and NZ and has an extensive background in strategy, marketing and customer experience. He is the Chief Customer Officer for Meridian Energy in New Zealand – Meridian is the leading generator and retailer of 100% renewable energy in Australia and New Zealand.

    Julian sits on the board of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and has worked in a broad range of sectors including financial services, FMCG, retail, internet, telecommunications, utilities and government.

    Most recently he led the customer experience strategy for IAG New Zealand and was the deputy CEO for The New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission.

    A national award recipient for innovation, export growth and workplace diversity, Julian holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and an associate diploma in public speaking from Speech NZ.

  • Gilberto Spencer


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    Gilberto Spencer

    CEO and Co-founder

    With 10+ years in accounting, consulting and financial services, Gilberto has a track record in helping companies build better relationships with their customers.  As a claims specialist working with insurers and third-party providers, he experienced firsthand the negative impact that poor communication and outdated, non-customer centric systems can have on companies and their customers.

    This lead him to Co-Found ClaimSpace, a SAAS platform simplifying the claims process for all stakeholders, removing the friction, stress and misunderstanding that continues to pervade the industry.

  • Prue Willsford


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    Prue Willsford


    Appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance in 2013, Prue Willsford has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, business and education. 

    Prue joined ANZIIF after ten years as the General Manager of Corporate Operations with State Trustees, overseeing finance, technology, legal, compliance and investments for Victoria’s major private administrator, trustee and estates executor.  Prior to State Trustees she was employed as the Head of Investment Products for NAB, managing the development of financial products for a range of clients across the business. Prue also has experience in various finance, accounting and product management positions for Colonial Mutual and Macquarie Bank.

    Prue is an active volunteer with interests in education and urban development. She is currently a director of civil engineering firm Citywide Services Solutions. Up until her appointment, Prue also served as Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University, a 55,000 student university based in Melbourne, as part of which she was involved in the university’s governance and ceremonial duties. 

    Prue holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. She is an ANZIIF Senior Associate and a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia.

  • Zia Zaman

    Chief Executive Officer, LumenLab

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    Zia Zaman

    Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, MetLife Asia

    Mr Zaman, joined MetLife in July 2014 as the Chief Innovation Officer for the company’s Asia region and Chief Executive Officer of LumenLab, an industry-first innovation centre based in Singapore. As a member of MetLife’s Asia Leadership Group, he is responsible for steering the company’s innovation agenda across the region, with a focus on addressing the health, ageing and wealth needs of Asia-based consumers. Mr Zaman joined MetLife from SingTel, where he spent 3 years as Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Emerging Businesses for SingTel’s Group Enterprise. He also co-led the acquisition of US-based Amobee, jumpstarting SingTel’s entry into the mobile advertising market. Prior to SingTel, he was the Chief Strategy Officer for LG Electronics North America during 2008-2011 and also served as the Chief Marketing Officer at FAST where he successfully positioned FAST as a leader in the enterprise search space which culminated in a US$1.2billion acquisition by Microsoft in 2008. At Gartner, a research and advisory firm known for its “crystal ball”, he ran the North American strategy consulting practice during 2003-2006. In the earlier part of his career, Mr Zaman was a member of the M&A team at Sun Microsystems. He has occupied various board positions at tech startups and was a board member on Viking. He currently sits on the Board of the Energy Market Authority of Singapore. Mr Zaman holds an MBA from Stanford’s GSB. He also has a bachelor’s degree from MIT in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in operations research, also from MIT.”


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  • ICC Sydney
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