Technology featured prominently in 12th IMC lineup

Friday, October 28, 2016
The 12th International Microinsurance Conference (#12thIMC), organised by the Munich Re Foundation, in tandem with the Network and hosted by the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka (IASL) in Colombo, Sri Lanka is fast approaching, opening on Tuesday, November 15 and running through till Thursday, November 17. The central theme of "Driving growth and sustainability – A business case for microinsurance" has allowed for some very interesting technology-related sessions.
On Wednesday, November 16 at 11am, Peter Wrede, Senior Insurance Specialist at the World Bank Group will facilitate Parallel Session 2 - Technology. This will include three presentations:
  • "Aadhar enabled administration of health insurance program in Sikkim, India"
    by Pompy Sridhar,Consultant at Mampal Group, India
  • "Livestock insurance challenges and the way out"
    by Balachandran M K, Assistant Vice President at HDFC ERGO, India
  • "Harnessing the InsurTech hype for microinsurance"
    by Tyler Tappendorf, General Manager: Country Operations at Inclusivity Solutions, South Africa
The following day at the same time, Peter Wrede will also facilitate a second Parallel Session (14) on Technology 2 Health. This will focus on to what extent technology -driven innovations that are increasingly seen to shape the future of insurance will also have an impact on microinsurance. Could such innovations in microinsurance lead to better service provision to clients in developed countries and can these innovations in conventional insurance translate into breakthroughs in microinsurance? The panel will be composed of:
  • Tyler Tappendorf, General Manager: Country Operations at Inclusivity Solutions, South Africa
  • Biju Jacob, Chief Architect and Entrepreneur at Droit Health, India
  • Jan Martin Hunderi, CEO & Founder, at DDFinance, Norway
Later that day, in the afternoon, at 2pm, Cenfri will host Plenary 4 on "Is this microinsurance's UBER moment?", facilitated by Doubell Chamberlain. This will look at if and how disruptive technology will change the insurance industry to customer-centric, as it has changed private transport (Uber) and accommodation (Airbnb). The topic will be discussed by:
  • Kelvin Massingham, Regional Director, at Hello Doctor (Sema Doc), Kenya
  • Tang Loaec at P2P, China
  • Luc Noubissi, Senior Insurance Specialist at CIMA, Gabon
For more details on the event, including the full event agenda and more information on the above sessions, click here.
To register for the event, please click here.