ANZIIF Insurtech Conference 2020

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19 – 20 FEBRUARY 2020

Join us at Australasia's largest Insurtech Conference!

ANZIIF's Insurtech Conference cultivates true collaboration by providing a platform for the entire insurtech ecosystem to unite and push the boundaries within the insurance industry. Partnering with Insurtech Australia and InsurTechNZ, the conference is designed to connect you with the industry, inspire new thinking and encourage innovation.

Learn new paradigms to transform your thinking, influence digital innovation and drive new customer value as the insurtech ecosystem comes together at ANZIIF’s 4th Insurtech Conference. 

Can't attend both days? Don't worry we have one day passes available, choose your preferred day from the program below.

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Attracting insurtechs, incubators and mid-senior level insurance professionals, the Insurtech Conference offers something for everyone, no matter the level or sector. 

To register please download the registration form and email the completed form to [email protected].

Two days: 19th & 20th - download the registration form 

One day only: 19th or 20th Feb - download the registration form 

For further information on this professional development event, contact Rachel Magill, Team Leader - Events.


The 2020 Conference program will be informative and engaging, featuring a variety of relevant topics, keynote speakers, case studies, fireside chats and a panel. This year’s highlight will be the 1:1 meeting area where attendees can arrange to meet with one another for discussion, along with the return of Insurtech Alley – connecting insurers directly with tech companies, providing a platform to discuss opportunities and to forge new relationships.

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  • The Value Chain - Digitisation of the insurance industry is changing the way insurers operate. How does this affect the consumer, insurer and wider industry? This session will feature presentations on distribution, underwriting and pricing, claims and loss prevention.
  • Ethics, Trust and Transparency - Trust and transparency are an important part of customer engagement. This session will delve into how to build and retain consumer trust, is convenience greater than privacy and where do we draw the line. Also included in this session will be discussions on the ethical considerations around AI.
  • Collaboration – Building a thriving ecosystem is about working together. What are the current issues, different strategic models, challenges and barriers that are encountered when partnering with insurers and insurtechs? We’ll delve further into building for the future, using insurtech and incumbent partnering perspectives.
  • Scaling and Investment – The digital growth of insurance is seeing innovation and expansion into new areas. What are investors looking for? How do insurtechs scaling into other regions? 

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  • Dr Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson

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    Dr Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson

    Social Informaticist, Ethical AI

    Dr Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson is a data and information ethicist passionate about shaping future digital and data infrastructure, who is building a human-centred data science network. Theresa's internationally award-winning work as an educator and as a researcher for the past twenty years engages with the ever-evolving relationship between people and emerging technologies. Previously, Theresa was the inaugural Director of the UTS Master of Data Science & Innovation program, where her research guided the development of a uniquely transdisciplinary and human-centred curriculum. Her work engages with data and AI ethics at both a theoretical and practice levels, advising government, industry and NGOs on ways to embed value-sensitive and participatory approaches to data and AI practices in various contexts.

  • Julian Balasingam


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    Julian Balasingam

    Director of Market Development - Asia Pacific

    Julian has a decade of experience working in the financial services sector across the Asia Pacific region. He gets out of bed in the morning to help enterprises harness technology to better serve their customers and improve their performance.

    At Montoux, Julian leads market development activity across Asia Pacific. Montoux provides software that enables life insurers to transform the way they price business and retain customers. With customers across Asia Pacific, the United States and the United Kingdom, Montoux is helping to revolutionize the life insurance industry.

  • Ryan Bank

    Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC)

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    Ryan Bank

    Managing Director
    Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC)

    Ryan Bank serves as Managing Director of the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), where he brings vision and strategy to his organization’s one-of-a-kind geospatial program that is revolutionizing how insurers serve policyholders through location-based information.

  • Chris Bayley

    Cover Genius

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    Chris Bayley

    Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
    Cover Genius

    Chris Bayley is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Cover Genius, one of the fastest growing insurtechs globally. Cover Genius has received dozens of awards within insurance and tech circles for its patent-pending platform and global capability that ensures user-centricity throughout the entire customer journey, an approach that has led to global partnerships with, amongst others, Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG). 

    Prior to starting Cover Genius, Chris was one of the first few employees in Google's Sydney office where he managed the insurance team. Chris has an MBA from the University of Technology Sydney and a BA with Honours. 

    Chris is passionate about social entrepreneurship and is a board member and advisor to multiple NGOs and startups.

  • Grant Beck

    BeThere Virtual Tours

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    Grant Beck

    Co-founder & Director
    BeThere Virtual Tours

    BeThere Virtual Tours is a start-up insurtech company providing immersive 3D technology to enhance claims management and customer experience.

    Grant draws on his experience gained in the construction industry, the insurance industry and the emergency services sector to deliver a cost-effective and strategic business model, which aids in all areas of General Insurance loss.

    His Fire Forensics services to the insurance industry brings both models together and provides a clear and concise understanding for all relevant parties, which allows them to better comprehend the extent and cause of a loss.

    Grant holds a Certificate III in Construction, a Graduate Certificate in Fire Investigation from Charles Sturt University, is a member of the National Association of Fire Investigators (USA) and has been a volunteer member of the NSW Rural Fire Service for the past ten years.

  • Stuart Bremner

    DXC Australia and New Zealand

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    Stuart Bremner

    Chief Technology Officer for Insurance, Superannuation and Wealth
    DXC Australia and New Zealand

    Stuart Bremner is the Chief Technology Officer for Insurance, Superannuation and Wealth at DXC Technology in Australia and New Zealand. Stuart provides expert insight, direction and support to DXC’s customers.

    Stuart has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and information technology.   Stuart joined DXC from Insurance and Care NSW (icare) where he was CIO and delivered the digital platforms that underpin the transformation of workers compensation in New South Wales.

    Stuart has extensive experience in insurance including building, licensing and leading Kiwi Insure, an innovative life insurance business for Kiwibank, New Zealand.

    Stuart is a veteran of applying digital technologies to the benefit of customers and the business, starting in the mid-90s with the program to digitize and offer online, John Wiley’s scientific, technical and medical journals.

  • Jonathan Buck

    Huddle Insurance

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    Jonathan Buck

    Huddle Insurance

    Jonathan is the Co-Founder of Huddle Insurance, a purpose-driven and technology-enabled challenger in Australia’s $18bn car, home and travel insurance markets.

    Huddle has re-defined insurance. Using AI technology, Huddle has created a more reliable and lower-cost customer experience, and shifted power to customers. In addition Huddle uses business model innovations to align the business's interests with those of their customers and communities. That model is now proving itself as a way to drive greater trust, brand loyalty and improved returns from an insurance business.

    Having graduated in 1998 from Cambridge University, with a Masters in Computer Science, Economics and Management, Jonathan’s early career saw him set up and develop analytics units in a number of marketing services groups in the UK and Australia. He followed this with a spell at Accenture, where he was instrumental in the formation and growth of its Marketing Science unit.

    In 2003, he founded Fuel, an analytics consultancy in London. After growing to 30 people, with annual profits exceeding £1m, in 2009, the business was acquired by The Engine Group.

    Career highlights include working alongside the UK Department of Health to redefine its policy and communications strategies across smoking cessation, teenage pregnancy and obesity, and helping several multinationals reallocate billions of dollars of marketing spend around the world.

    Emigrating with his family to Sydney in 2012, Jonathan spent 3 years consulting to large Australian corporations including insurers IAG and QBE, before embarking on the Huddle journey.

  • Aaron Dickinson

    AA Insurance

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    Aaron Dickinson

    Head of Product, Portfolio and Analysis
    AA Insurance

    Aaron is responsible for developing strategy at AA Insurance and collaborating widely within the organisation to drive the changes needed to ensure AA Insurance continues to provide exceptional service at a great price. He also manages the development of new and existing products and the business intelligence used to inform and drive the organisation.

    Aaron has 20 years’ varied experience, gained in NZ and in the UK, across insurance, banking, finance, software development, retail and the music industry. Aaron joined AA Insurance in 2005 and has managed home and motor claims, product development, pricing, underwriting, analytics, customer insights and business improvement.

  • Kai Dwyer


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    Kai Dwyer

    Chief Executive Officer

    Kai is a highly experienced global insurance leader who has more than 35 years of experience gained in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Canada, Bahrain, Switzerland and at Lloyds of London. 

    He has a deep passion for insurance and a desire to change society's perception of the industry by transforming the overall insurance journey and greatly improving the claims:premium value exchange for customers.  

    Prior to co-founding Vallum Kai spent almost 10 years as an Executive at Zurich Australia where he built its successful Global Corporate business and most recently held the role of General Manager for New Zealand. 

    He is a former Board Member of the Insurance Council of New Zealand and sits on ANZIIF's New Zealand Management Advisory Board as well as its Risk Management Faculty Advisory Board. He is also a founding member of Insurtech New Zealand.  

  • Daniel Fogarty


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    Daniel Fogarty

    Chief Executive Officer & Founder

    Daniel is the CEO and Founder of Evari, an insurtech start-up and Lloyd’s coverholder, digitally servicing the insurance needs of small businesses in Australia, and licensing their cloud-based technology to insurers in multiple markets.

    Daniel is a Fellow and Board member of ANZIIF, and a member of the Advisory Committee of Insurtech Australia. Daniel was previously CEO General Insurance Australia and New Zealand for Zurich, and has held executive positions at Suncorp/Vero and at Westpac.

    He has a Masters from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW. He is a Fellow of FINSIA, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Accountant.

  • Rob Galbraith

    Insurtech Thought Leader

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    Rob Galbraith

    Insurtech Thought Leader

    Rob Galbraith is the author of the Amazon bestselling book The End Of Insurance As We Know It which has been sold to insurance professionals around the globe since its release in February 2019. Rob has been called “a global insurtech thought leader”, “a mentor to many in the insurance industry”, “the most interesting man in insurance”, “the prophet” and “the WD40 of insurance” for his versatile skills and ability to solve all manners of problems. Rob is a popular keynote speaker who has spoken at events around the globe on the topics of innovation, insurtech and the future of insurance.

    Rob has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in a variety of leadership positions with AF Group, USAA, Citigroup, and the Federal Reserve Board. He is a recognized thought leader on P&C insurance who is a frequent media contributor and well-known industry influencer. Rob holds a Master’s of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University. In addition, he holds the CPCU, CLU, and ChFC professional designations.

  • Rama Gollakota

    Oliver Wyman

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    Oliver Wyman

    Rama Gollakota has been advising incumbents and InsurTech in general insurance for the last seven years. Amongst other topics, he has assisted clients on developing their InsurTech strategy, and how they can get most of out of partnerships with startups. He is a member of Oliver Wyman’s global insurance practice.

  • Emelie Gustavsson


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    Emelie Gustavsson

    Digital Engagement Manager

    Emelie was engaged in the non-for-profit sector prior to joining the CancerAid team. Her passion for creating positive social impact lead her into a career in health technology. For the past three years she has been committed to supporting people affected by cancer and chronic illness, something she does via her work at CancerAid. 

    Emelie continuously works to improving the CancerAid website and digital channels to engage patients, caregivers, partners and clinicians on how the app and its features can assist during a cancer diagnosis and beyond. Emelie has been assisting digital engagement strategies by integrating creative media content across CancerAid's sites and programs, in the iOS and Android apps and to for purpose partners.

  • Dr Carla Harris

    Longevity App

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    Dr Carla Harris

    Chief Executive Officer & Founder
    Longevity App

  • Richard Kimber

    Daisee Pty Ltd

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    Richard Kimber

    CEO / Founder
    Daisee Pty Ltd

    Daisee CEO and founder Richard Kimber has more than 25 years of global leadership experience with a background in technology, finance, business and entrepreneurship.

    In 2017, Richard and his team founded Daisee, a multi-award winning Australian AI software product company focused on voice analytics technology.

    Since 2017, Richard and the Daisee team have been awarded several industry-leading awards, including winning the DXC Technology InsurTech of the Year and was the 2019 InsurTech Start-up of the Year winner at the FinTech Awards and was also included on the 2019 KPMG Global FinTech Top 100 list, one of only 7 Australian companies.

    Prior to starting Daisee, Richard was CEO of OFX Group, one of the world’s leading international payment and foreign exchange companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

    Before this, Richard was the first Regional Managing Director of Google in Southeast Asia (including Australia and New Zealand). While at Google, Richard led the region’s commercial and country operations, more than doubled its multi-billion dollar revenue and managed the local integration of the YouTube and DoubleClick acquisitions.

    Prior to his role at Google, he was Chief Executive of firstdirect Bank in the UK, which was the UK’s first online bank with 3000+ call agents servicing millions of customers. This call centre exposure was a pivotal moment for Richard, as he nurtured his interest in voice analytics and started Daisee nearly a decade later.

    Richard also worked for the HSBC Group for 8 years, embarking on several international roles working in Hong Kong, UK and USA, including being HSBC’s first Global Head of Internet Marketing and leading a global JV with Yahoo!

  • Bronwyn Kirwan

    iptiQ ANZ and Swiss Re Life Capital, Swiss Re Life & Health Australia

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    Bronwyn Kirwan

    CEO of iptiQ ANZ & Director, Swiss Re Life Capital, Swiss Re Life & Health Australia

    Originally from New Zealand, Bronwyn has a background in IFA distribution management, having managed distribution sales teams in New Zealand and the UK, and as the founding CEO of one of New Zealand's most successful IFA networks (SHARE NZ).

    Before joining the Swiss Re ANZ team in April 2015, Bronwyn led a specialist distribution team for Swiss Re UK, designing and launching a variety of direct and retail distribution partnerships with UK and Ireland clients.

    Now as the CEO of iptiQ ANZ, Bronwyn is leading a diverse, high performing team to design and launch innovative life insurance solutions in partnership with some of Australia's most trusted and well-known brands. A regular speaker at industry events, Bronwyn's passions include customer personalization, digital decisioning, and learnings from the global insurance marketplace.

  • Michael Lovegrove


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    Michael Lovegrove

    Founder and CEO

    Michael combines his strong product management experience with his commerce studies and entrepreneurial spirit to lead the JRNY team.

    As founder and CEO he has lead JRNY from conception, through three investment rounds, and managed a successful pivot to an insurance specific solution just 12 months ago. JRNY has grown from a team of 2 to a full time team of 11, has blast onto the insurtech scene and is now a key member of the insurtech community in Asia/Pacific.

    Under Michael's leadership, JRNY has been named in the top 2 startups in Asia Pacific, is an InsurTech100 company and was identified by Deloitte as "one to watch" at the Fast 50 Rising Star awards. Michael has also been named a finalist for New Zealand's 2020 Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award.

    He is also an experienced public speaker internationally across technology, business and insurtech conferences.

    Personally, he is passionate about the importance of insurance in people’s lives and as part of societal resilience. He believes that by helping insurers make insurance simpler and easier than ever before, more people will be better protected.

  • Naby Mariyam


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    Naby Mariyam

    Chief Executive Officer

    Naby Mariyam loves salsa dancing, poetry and InsurTech (in that order). When she is not exploring her side hustles, she runs Coverhero an insurtech startup focusing on evolutioning insurance services focusing on the needs of Millenials and GenZ. Coverhero Launched their First product to fill the gap of financial insecurity for the growing Gig Economy and self employed generation. Coverhero  was selected to the first cohort of Qantas AVRO accelerator program competing with 500 other startups. Coverhero was a finalist, top 15 companies of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Australia and recently completed the Plug and Play Insurtech program (Batch 7) in Silicon Valley. Coverhero has been featured in Global Insurtech news, Business and technology media as an emerging startup in fintech.

    Graduating with a Masters of Philosophy in Management at the age of 22, she has 18 years of experience in a wide range of industries across Senior level positions  spanning across Academia (Business studies, Research Methodology and Design), Management Consulting, Documentary production, Travel & Destination Marketing and Technology. Naby's Research background is in social science where she deeply studied human behaviour in her Academic career. She is currently taking a break from her Phd to focus on building technology driven solutions that solve community problems. Naby is not a new face to start up  scene in Australia with number of her own startups, and Business ventures working closely with founders and catalyses of innovation in the Australian Startup Ecosystem in the last 8 years. She has advised the United Nations Development Project on building start-up ecosystems and designed accelerator programs to drive innovation in developing Nations. She was an Australian delegate of  at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs conference in Berlin in 2017. Naby Is a Key Note speaker, commentator, thought leader and an advocate for diversity of thought  in financial services and technology sector. 

  • Anthony Marsh


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    Anthony Marsh

    Co-founder & Director

    AirAssess is an insurtech startup that is pioneering the way insurer’s and their supply chains conduct pre and post-loss roof assessments.

    Anthony has a love for flying, a knack for technology and a passion for business, with experience in engineering and technology development across small and large businesses, start-ups and the military. He was previously a commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Air Force and is now deeply involved in the unmanned technology (drone) sector, with vast experience in utilising drone technology and process automation to drive commercial outcomes. Anthony won the inaugural NexGen Industry Champion award in 2019 for his contribution to industry and was recently elected to the board of the Australian Association of Unmanned Systems. Anthony draws on his aviation and technical experience to drive the development of AirAssess’ technology platform and insurance inspection solutions.

    Anthony holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from RMIT University and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.

  • Greg Mullin


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    Greg Mullin

    Partner and Managing Director

    Greg Mullins is a founding equity partner and the current managing director of a private and entrepreneurial investment business.

    Greg helped establish Envest in 2016 to fill a gap in the market for an independent, specialised investor in the insurance and financial service sectors.

    Envest is now a minority owner of 25 businesses which are a mix of brokerages, underwriting agencies and insurance service-related companies.

    Greg is actively involved in the mergers and acquisitions, expansion and succession plans for businesses within the Envest group to ensure all businesses achieve growth targets and deliver shareholder returns.

    His hands-on-approach, industry network and knowledge combined with Envest’s investment capacity, put him in the driver’s seat to back people rather than numbers. Greg believes Insurtech will shape the future of the industry and is always on the lookout for the next great idea which will help solve a problem in the insurance industry.

  • Juliette Murphy


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    Juliette Murphy

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Juliette is a professional water resources engineer turned entrepreneur. Juliette is a passionate and driven individual, inspired by social good and solving big-impact problems. After seeing the devastation of the Queensland 2011 floods and then the Calgary, Canada 2013 flood, and how each impacted on friends and family, Juliette was motivated to improve flood preparedness and response. In 2018 Juliette founded FloodMapp with her co-founder Ryan Prosser. FloodMapp combines traditional hydrology and hydraulic modelling techniques with big data analytics and machine learning; to offer predictive flood mapping aimed at helping insurers prevent loss and improve the customer experience in the moments that matter.

    Prior to FloodMapp, Juliette worked as a consultant and water resources engineer for over ten years specialising in surface water management, flood modelling, hydrology, water supply planning and mine water management. Throughout her career, she has worked at Golder Associates, Seqwater and Jacobs, gaining experience with different climates and hydrological challenges across Australia, Indonesia and Canada.

  • Blair Nicholls

    Blue Zebra Insurance

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    Blair Nicholls

    Blue Zebra Insurance

    Blair is CEO for at Blue Zebra Insurance. Blue Zebra is an Insurtech start-up which is redefining the traditional insurance landscape, delivering big insurance expertise with entrepreneurial agility.

    Blue Zebra is a different breed. Blue Zebra operates exclusively in the intermediated insurance market. We believe in the advice model and the future of the intermediated market. Blue Zebra is about helping intermediaries succeed and drive better outcomes for intermediaries and their customers. Unlike our traditional competitors, Blue Zebra is free from channel conflict and will not see our brand go direct to consumer.

    Insurtech is integral to Blue Zebra. We are driving the intermediated market forward with our own bespoke Insurtech offering using leading Insurtech solutions. Unencumbered by legacy IT systems, Blue Zebra’s Insurtech systems are built from scratch so they are fast and efficient.

  • Simon O'Dell

    Insurtech Gateway Australia

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    Simon O'Dell

    Managing Director
    Insurtech Gateway Australia

    Simon has spent the last few years breaking down barriers for Australia’s entrepreneurs focussed on disrupting the insurance industry.

     After experiencing the challenges of launching his own insurtech, Simon teamed up with some local entrepreneurs and co-founded Insurtech Australia, a not-for-profit member association with a vision of creating a world leading insurtech ecosystem. After 2 years at the helm Simon joined forces with Insurtech Gateway; the world’s first authorised incubator, the world’s most active insurtech investor, to launch Insurtech Gateway Australia. 

    Insurtech Gateway represents the fastest way for insurtech founders to get an idea in the market, test it, and carve a path to Product Market Fit. Gateway offers capital, regulatory permissions, access to insurance paper, a team to support the founders, and a pathway to international markets via our growing international Gateway network.

  • Simon Phipps

    The Digital Insurer

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    Simon Phipps

    Founder and Head of Asia & Global Development
    The Digital Insurer

    Simon is responsible for TDIs global development as well as its business in Asia. He is also TDI’s blockchain lead. Simon has deep industry and consulting experience and is passionate about making insurance more relevant and accessible for all.

    With over 25 years in insurance, Simon has deep industry and consulting experience, working in increasingly senior roles across Life, GI and Asset Mgt businesses in Europe and Asia, most recently as KPMGs lead partner for digital innovation & insurance advisory and, previously Managing Director of Aviva, in Hong Kong. He is passionate about helping insurers engage more effectively with customers and, making insurance more relevant to more people, through technology.

    “There has never been a more exciting time in our industry. We’re going to see more insurance innovation in the next 5 years than we’ve seen in the last 50 and, despite some of the obvious threats, there are also huge opportunities ahead."

    TDI is all about working together to help accelerate the digital transformation of insurance.

  • Alan Ringvald


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    Alan Ringvald

    Chief Executive Officer

    Alan Ringvald is a 3-time founder, former Googler, Emmy winning writer, and MIT grad. 

    Alan's former ventures include a food company backed by Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates and New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, as well as a sports analytics and marketing firm with clients across the NFL, NBA, and professional soccer.  

    His current company, Relativity6, is based on Alan's thesis research focused on predicting the behavior of customers in the P&C insurance industry.

  • Dan Sandaver


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    Dan Sandaver

    Managing Director

    Dan has worked in the insurance industry for over ten years. 

    As an entrepreneur in this industry; he has built a successful property repair company, Australian Building & Construction Group, servicing major insurers during business as usual claims as well as catastrophe events. Dan is also the co-founder of successful tech scale-up company Codafication, an Insurtech helping hyper-accelerate digital innovation projects within the insurance industry.

    Dan is passionate about innovation across the insurance value chain, and down the supply chain. His company connects fragmented systems, operational services and data in real-time to drive transformation across an enterprise ecosystem. His company Codafication was voted in October 2018 as having the “Most Strategic Impact to the Insurance Industry” at the Digital Insurance Agenda in Munich by over 1,000 crowd delegates. Codafication has also been scouted by Microsoft for their start-ups program in 2019 and is helping global partners drive innovation and transformation projects.

  • Nicola Schroder


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    Nicola Schroder

    Head of Environment

  • Kate Simmonds

    Willis Re

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    Kate Simmonds

    Catastrophe Risk Analyst
    Willis Re

  • Phil Slade

    Suncorp Group

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    Phil Slade

    Behavioural Science Advisor and Columnist
    Suncorp Group

    Behavioural economist, psychologist, award-winning musician, author and co-founder of Decida, Phil has a driving belief that to change the world, we must first improve our individual choices. Phil makes neuroscience simple, interesting and fun, highlighting irrational ‘blind-spots’, increasing awareness of cognitive biases that influence perception and behaviour, and inspiring people to become less reactive, and more responsive. His humour, casual approach and unique background has made him a sought-after speaker, helping people to master their own choices and design their own destiny.

    Behavioural Science Advisor and Columnist for Suncorp Group, Phil regularly provides expert commentary in the media. In 2016, Phil co-authored the book ‘Behavioural Economics for Business’ that was launched by the World Bank in Washington DC. Phil regularly speaks to diverse audiences, from workshops, university lectures and large conferences, to individually coaching executives, politicians and leaders in a range of topics including strategic decision-making, critical thinking, strategic communications, mental resilience and change.

  • Jamie Smith

    Hollard Insurance

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    Jamie Smith

    Chief Information Officer
    Hollard Insurance

    Jamie is currently the CIO of The Hollard Insurance Company and has previously held roles as Partner within EYs Technology Advisory Practice along with founding and running his own consultancy. He is the co-author of the inaugural InsurTech Ecosystem Report: InsurTech: Enabler of Disrupter? And an active member within the InsurTech community serving on their advisory board.

  • Hugh Terry

    The Digital Insurer

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    Hugh Terry

    The Digital Insurer

    Hugh Terry, the founder of The Digital Insurer, is an experienced insurance professional with more than 25 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific region covering insurance companies, business consulting as well as successful set-up and exit from his own businesses. Hugh is an actuary by profession.

    The Digital Insurer is the world’s largest knowledge and community of more than 35,000 professionals who are interested in working together to accelerate the digital transformation of insurance.

    Hugh’s personal business objective is to help insurance and technology companies create and execute innovative business development strategies. Central to this is to anticipate and leverage trends in digital technologies as these are having a profound impact on existing business models as well as opening up new opportunities.

  • Eoghan Trehy

    Macquarie Business Banking

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    Eoghan Trehy

    National Head of Insurance Segment
    Macquarie Business Banking

    Eoghan is one of Australia’s leading authorities on insurtech, regularly writing and speaking on the power of technology to create simpler, easier and more efficient client experiences, while enabling growth in the insurance broking sector.

    As National Head of the Insurance Broking Segment for Macquarie Business Banking, he recently led an Australian delegation along with Insurtech Australia to London and Munich for the Digital Insurance Agenda, and also led Macquarie to be a founding partner in Insurtech Australia last year

    Eoghan is passionate about helping his clients prepare for success in a rapidly changing industry. With 20 years’ experience in the banking and financial services sector, he draws on Macquarie’s deep industry expertise and strong relationships to connect brokers with new opportunities, from operational efficiency and technology to new funding models, M&A activity or equity structures.

    Eoghan speaks the language of insurance and broking, and can cut through the rhetoric to spark ideas and find new answers to emerging challenges.

  • Aurora Voss


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    Aurora Voss

    Co-Founder & CEO

  • Ben Webster

    Agile Underwriting

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    Ben Webster

    Agile Underwriting

    Ben is an Insurtech veteran and has been developing insurance platforms for over ten years. These platforms are currently transacting over A$100m p.a. of retail insurance business. He enters insurance from the customers perspective and puts them at the heart of every interaction.  

    Ben specialises in taking complicated products and making them simple. With a background in customer experience, he has been working in the digital economy since the boom.  

  • Prue Willsford


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    Prue Willsford

    Chief Executive Officer

    Appointed Chief Executive Officer of ANZIIF in 2013, Prue has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, business and education.

    Prue joined ANZIIF after 10 years as the General Manager of Corporate Operations with State Trustees. She is currently a director at Australian banking institution, and civil engineering firm, Citywide Services Solutions. Up until her appointment at ANZIIF, she served as Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University.

    Since her appointment as ANZIIF CEO, Prue has led the transformation of the organisation through the introduction of ANZIIF Professional Standard Qualifications. She has strengthened relationships with industry, entering into partnerships that extend through Asia Pacific and recently into Europe.

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

  • Rita Yates

    Insurtech Australia

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    Rita Yates

    Chief Executive Officer
    Insurtech Australia

    Rita is the CEO of Insurtech Australia with the mission of helping Australia become a world leading Insurtech ecosystem, having previously been on the founding leadership team and Advisory Committee. 

    Prior to this role, Rita worked for three years as the Head of Corporate Partnerships and Insurtech Lead for Stone & Chalk, Asia-Pacific's largest Fintech hub. 

    In that role Rita worked with over 25 large corporate partners in the financial services space, with the goal of bridging the gap between the startup ecosystem and corporate Australia, whilst promoting growth and commercialisation for the fintech startup community. 

    Rita has years of experience spanning insurance and financial services as well as health and not-for profit industries. She also sits on advisory committees for CEBIT, Antler Australia and AILA Techhub.


Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. For more information on how your organisation can benefit as a sponsor of this leading professional development event contact Sara Cheong, Sponsorship Executive, on 03 9613 7200 or email [email protected].


ANZIIF gratefully acknowledges the generous assistance and support of our partners and our content organising committee:

    • Adam Baker, Executive Director – Broking, Willis Towers Watson
    • Stuart Bremner, Chief Technology Officer - Insurance, DXC Technology
    • Vanessa Dobson, Head of Research & Development - Life, Munich Re
    • Kai Dwyer, CEO and Co-founder, Vallum Insure
    • Simon O’Dell, CEO, Insurtech Gateway Australia and Co-founder, Insurtech Australia
    • Jason Roberts, Strategy and Innovation Lead, Augen Software Vision and Working Group Chair, InsurTechNZ
    • Rita Yates, CEO, Insurtech Australia
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19 Feb 2020

  • Hyatt Regency Sydney
    161 Sussex St
    Sydney NSW 2000

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