Fintech Nights #2, this time we’re talking about insurtech

An exclusive evening of training as well as fun, to explore the opportunities and challenges of insurtech. This is the second edition of the Fintech Nights. We look forward to seeing you on 17th September on the rooftop of our headquarters in via Sassetti 32. Places are numbered, you can buy your ticket at this link from now or after reading in the next lines how the evening will actually take place. Without too much spoiling, here is the program, from the welcoming at 6 pm to the cocktail party: a special moment of networking under the stars.

The Fintech District team will open the evening with an overview of the theme and by launching some wide-ranging insights. We will start by telling you what Insurtech is and how this sector relates to the more traditional insurance world. We will surprise you by revealing how the history of insurance, born thousands of years ago, can still teach us something today. Of course, we will also venture in making some predictions for the future, asking ourselves and asking you what role insurance will play and, even before that, whether it will still be necessary to insure. Insurance has evolved and is still changing, as the onset of self-driving cars shows.

Below is an overview of the Insurtech market around the world to help understand market differences in terms of regulation, culture and size. We will focus on the most promising realities at an international level and on those entering the Italian market.

We can also observe interesting trends within our community. We will tell you about them to show you which are the business models present in Italy and what the startups operating in this sector think about the present and future of this market. Obviously, in this special evening, a section dedicated to Applied Innovation cannot be missing, with examples of collaboration between corporates and startups in the Italian market that will bring new ideas.

Special guests of the evening will be AXA and IBM who will talk to us about Insurtech through their concrete cases of innovation with a high technological slant.

AXA will show us the potential of the blockchain applied to the insurance world by talking about Fizzy, the first travel insurance based on blockchain and smart contract.

IBM will talk about how the IoT can transform insurance companies into preventive service companies.
During the evening, some insurtech companies from the Fintech District will also take part, bringing their own experience and point of view to the event.

By taking part in our second “Fintech Nights” evening you will be able to listen to and get to know Coverholder , Claider, GaiaGo, Healthy Virtuoso and Squarelife in person.

  • Coverholder – Fully digitised insurance brokerage and underwriting from carrier to intermediary. Offered on Coverholder’s cloud platform as well as in White labels solutions and an API platform integrating carriers and distributors.
  • Claider – Any claim, without pain. Claider is the revolutionary solution for digital insurance claims. The assistance App Claider supports claimants and the web app ClaiderNET supports claim handlers.

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  • GaiaGo – GaiaGO is a Mobility gatherer platform focused on the distribution of insurance products, aiming to offer a boost to sharing mobility models embedded into the territory.
  • Healthy Virtuoso – Virtuoso is the first white box for health that helps health and life insurance companies to lower the risk and increase the margin while acquiring new customers, strengthen the loyalty of the existing ones and collect precious customer behavioural information for the development of the 4.0 data-driven insurance policies and services.

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  • Squarelife is an insurance company that invents, designs, develops, produces, distributes and sells digital insurance products and solutions, reaching its customers directly or through partnerships.

The other insurtechs present in our community are Riskapp, Poleecy, Lokky, MioAssicuratore, TechEngines. Visit the page dedicated to our startups to learn more.

Talking Heads, starting from Oscar di Montigny

oscar di montignyIs it possible to talk about digital, innovation and technology in an intelligent and fun way at the same time? The Fintech District community accepted the challenge and launched a new event format to overcome it. The first event dedicated to the digital strategy for Fintechs was held last week.

Mattia Zara from Hoopygang and Roberto Esposito from Derev, as co-organizers, and Paolo Zanni from Plick as case study, participated at this event opened by Oscar di Montigny, innovator and author of the book “The time of the new heroes”. After this first date, sold out and full of ideas, others will follow from autumn. They will be evenings aimed at reinforcing the digital skills of the participants and will end with a great networking occasion.

At the center of the opening speech by Oscar Di Montigny there was the “Re-evolution of the disruption” and the need for a cultural change above all. According to him, the winners will be “those who know how to anticipate the new technological, social and market mega-trends, modeling the future as a system founded on the sharing of values”. oscar di montigny

Oscar di Montigny, with a TEDx style talk, told about his experience and the model of the 7Ps (person, people, partners, profit, prosperity, planet, peace) advising the public to have a holistic approach.

“You have to do real things that are necessary but above all you have to do positive and kind things” he said, warning the Fintechs in the public that “what you are working on might be old. You have to think looking to the future. Many companies that are currently very successful probably have their date of death in their DNA”. According to Oscar Di Montigny “Finance is now under siege and must be changed by those inside it and can rebuild it differently, starting from human values”.

Taking the definition of economics from the dictionary, he stressed that it is presented as “art”, so it should produce beauty. That’s why “Fintechs have to do beautiful things. Ask yourself if for you the human being is a goal or a means because finance has now transformed man in a means and itself in a purpose. It should be the opposite ”

Roberto Esposito, founder of Derev, intervened telling how his company was born and how it works, deepening together with a colleague the guidelines to follow in the use of digital strategies and social media if you work in the Fintech sector. From the data and his experience it has emerged that in the industry there is a lot of “shyness” and “those who influence are not on social networks or are exposed too little, so there are only potential influencers“.oscar di montigny

The evening continued with the intervention of Hoopygang Commercial Director Mattia Zara who spoke about content creation and Influencer marketing analyzing the new ways to “spread the word” with many funny and inspiring examples to learn from.

Before the final networking moment, Paolo Zanni explained what is Plick highlighting the social side of his experience. Plick is the service developed by the company Paydo that allows you to make payments across Europe, SEPA area, without having to know the payee’s IBAN.

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