Selection of Articles and interviews:

My interview with Matteo Carbone has been re-published by InsurtechNews.

Interview "The patience of the customer has reached it's limits" in LesEchos, the largest financial newspaper in France, translated by Joël Bassani.



Contributed to the Digital Banking Report by Jim Marous and

Interview on Insly by Triinu Murumäe.

Interview by LesEchos, the largest financial newspaper in France, by Laurent Thevenin.

Article (in German) in the Versicherungsjournal: "Amazon poaches Insurtech-Employees"

Article: "Amazon is coming. Game over for the insurance industry?" on InsurTech.News. The German and English version of this article received over 62.000 views and kicked-off an international debate.

Article: "Amazon kommt. Game over für die Versicherungsindustrie" in the Versicherungsjournal, Germanies industry magazine with the largest reach. The article - published in December 2017 - became on it's day of release the most read article and commentary of the year in the Versicherungsjournal. 

Interview in "10 things you must do in 2018 to have more meaningful customer conversations" by SmartCommunications

Article "Old Minded Dudes can't do Digital Transformation" in the German Startup-Valley-News Magazin mentioned on the cover.

Interview with me on InsurTechnews (Milano, Italy): "Robin Kiera, one of the known faces of insurtech, discussing startups, incumbents and the future of the insurance industry"

Two articles on Talk and Panel at Hamburg.AI on the Hamburg Digital Magazine "Hansevalley" and Hamburg-Start-Ups.


Article of me on by Björn Bergfeld


In German: "Das Insurtech Lemonade könnte den Versicherungsmarkt revolutionieren - vor allem durch die Art und Weise, wie es sich zur Schaden-Kosten-Quoto positioniert. Ein Gastkommentar von Dr. Robin Kiera, Experte für Digitalisierung in der Versicherungsbranche."



Interview with me on by Sabine Elsässer


"Fail fast, fail often, fail cheap - the best way to learn... In insurtech and fintech we see a second wave of start-ups. Pioneer entrepreneurs mostly attacked a part of the value chain of their industry. Now we see new companies – a lot still in stealth mode – attacking the value chain as a whole. We still see a lot of talk about corporation between start-ups and corporates but this truce is going to be over at some point."

Article of me on by Jim Marous


"Lemonade, the mobile-based, peer-to-peer insurance startup has been been dubbed, “The Uber of insurance”. Providing consumers with policies at a fraction of the cost of what competitors offer, can this start-up disrupt a major category of financial services?"



Translation by the Beijing Insurance Research Institute  of my article: "Lemonade: The Mobile-Based, AI-Fueled Insurance Industry Disruptor" into Chinese - including several updates. The translation was published on several sites in China: (23),

Interview with me by Samir El-Alami, CEO of

  "ONE is proud to be part of the global insurtech landscape, helping to shape and build the future of insurance using technology and data in ways that truly innovate and add value to people’s lives all over the world. With the above in mind, we sat down with Robin Kiera and picked his brains on his thoughts on the future of insurance. Dr. Robin Kiera: One of Germanys Top insurtech influencers and insurance industry experts. Speaker, author and blogger. Over 12 years, Robin gained experience in leading large transformation projects at corporations and helping startups to scale and optimize structures. He worked at companies such as Allianz and Goodgame Studios.

Article by Moritz Finkelnburg in


"Die Versicherungswelt spricht von Digitalisierung und Insurtechs. Sie gründet Labs im Sillicon Valley und in China, sie ernennt Chief Digital Officers und Digital Investment Officers. Sie investiert in Start-ups, Bootcamps und Blockchain-Initiativen. Aber eine Gruppe scheint nie im Fokus zu stehen: die Influencer. Jeder kennt sie – und niemand redet über sie. Dabei sind sie die heimlichen Strippenzieher im Hintergrund. Und wollen vielleicht auch genau dort bleiben. Sie sind das Getriebeöl, das die Motoren der Old Economy und der Insurtech-Welt verbindet und geschmeidig hält. [...] Es sind im DACH-Raum gar nicht viele, denen man diese Funktion für die Insurtech-Szene zuschreiben mag. Durchforscht man die Netzwerke, stößt man auf Namen wie Karl Heinz Passler, Stefan Pohl, Martin Mecha, Robin Kiera, Birgit Fien-Schmalzbauer oder in der Schweiz Christina Kehl und in Wien Erika Krizsan."

 Interview by Orchid on

 Is there life after gamedev? While numerous people ask about how to get into the games business, some use it as a kickstart for their careers, eventually ending up in other industries. Like, for instance, Robin Kiera, formerly an in-house consultant for Goodgame studios, Casual Connect speaker, and then project lead at an insurance company. Robin is now experiencing and documenting how gaming industry experts can help traditional industries to introduce fast, sophisticated, customer-centric products, services, and business models. “Or they can join startups and challenge traditional players”, he says. 

Article on


"At the beginning of 2015, Goodgame Studios, the leading German games developer and producer of Goodgame Empire, Empire: Four Kingdoms, and Big Farm, reorganized its game development departments from an integrated matrix structure into an autonomous studio structure. At first glance, there seemed to be no reason for this, considering that 2014 was a record-breaking year with tremendous growth in revenue and a doubling of the company’s size to 1,200 employees. Nevertheless, only one new game was released during that year. After an in-depth analysis, management decided to improve the company’s game production structure to ensure future success."

Reshared Article on 


"Lemonade: The Uber of Insurance?"



Lemonade, the mobile-based, peer-to-peer insurance startup has been dubbed, “The Uber of insurance”, providing consumers with policies at a fraction of the cost of what competitors offer. Can this startup disrupt a major category of financial services?

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