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“The interconnectedness of the sensors not only allows the reduction in the claims experience because of these sort of early notifications like social media can serve as an early notification. But also they enable the insurance to be part of the object instead of a separate purchase.”

—Kate Stillwell, Founder, and CEO of Jumpstart Insurance

The insurance space has seen many new and innovative technologies in recent years, including blockchain, parametric insurance, and machine learning. Kate Stillwell and Nick Lamparelli explore which technologies will become widespread in the coming years, which are just a flash in the pan, and what is necessary to make new technologies stick.

Bryan Falchuk, the founder of Insurance Evolution Partners and a leading advisor, author, and leadership coach, hosts a lively, insightful discussion of claim strategies with an expert panel of leading industry thought leaders and innovators who not only understand insurers' day-to-day challenges but also draw on real-world experience. 

Bryan Falchuk is the Founder and Managing Partner of Insurance Evolution Partners, which advises carriers and their partners on how to navigate an evolving industry facing disruption and change. Bryan spent 20 years in the insurance industry, including serving as Head of Claims for Hiscox USA and leading Growth for insurtech communications solution, Hi Marley. Bryan has also held leadership roles in corporate strategy, operations and distribution at carriers like Liberty Mutual and Beazley. He was a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s insurance practice, and is on the advisory boards of several startups focused on the insurance industry.

Bryan is a best-selling author and public speaker, including several TEDx Talks. His best-selling book series, The Future of Insurance: From Disruption to Evolution, shares case studies of legacy and startup carriers overcoming the barriers to change we all face in the industry to innovate to help Insurance move forward and evolve.

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Kate Stillwell
Nick Lamparelli is a 20+ year veteran of the insurance wars. He has a unique vantage point on the insurance industry. From selling home & auto insurance, helping companies with commercial insurance, to being an underwriter with an excess & surplus lines wholesaler to catastrophe modeling Nick has wide experience in the industry. Over past 10 years, Nick has been focused on the insurance analytics of natural catastrophes and big data.
Kate Stillwell is the Founder and CEO of Jumpstart, an InsurTech startup that has brought parametric insurance to the consumer level, starting with earthquakes. Having started her career as a licensed Structural Engineer, Kate previously co-founded the US Resiliency Council and the Global Earthquake Model Foundation. She lives with her family in Berkeley, California.

Insurance Innovations and the Shiny Object