On Monday October 2nd Debbie Kidman and Samera Owusu Tutu, known as the organizers of the Dubai World Insurance Congress, invited c-suites from around the region to a closed door conference at the Four Seasons Ressort in Dubai: The Global (Re-) Insurance Innovation & Insurtech Event.
I had the privilege to hold a talk about: "Evolve or Die - How to avoid the fate of Kodak, Nokia and others." The discussion with experts in the audience, senior management and entrepreneurs was open, lively and very insightful. I also was happy to participate at a panel discussion with Dr. Manuel Natusch, Head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Prudential insurance and industry expert Nameer Khan.
I was very impressed by the talks of Salmaan Jaffery on innovation in Dubai and their plan for the future, Michael Natusch on AI at Prudential, Nektarios Liolios on the Startupbootcamp-Universe, Ali Ashgar on Insurtech and Specialty Insurance, Franciose Lamotte about innovation at MetLife, Kamal Hassan on Venture Capital and early stage investments in the region. I also enjoyed the panel of John Barlow and Pritesh B. Kotecha. I am also happy to now more about Democrance, which was presented by it's founder and CEO Michael Grosso.
Besides the exciting talks, panels and insightful discussions I was deeply impressed by an outstanding organization and a very special and open atmosphere with experts and managers from the region. If possible I will be definitively be back. If you think about participating at an insurtech event in MENA in general or the Dubai World Insurance Congress make sure to drop by.
Others were also interested in the interview with Robbie Bouscherie: "I don’t think that humans will be completely erased from insurance jobs" or Work-with-me.
Foto in site summary: Nameer Khan