Share ideas and envision the future


Make connections, build relationships



Real-life stories, first-hand advice



Inspiring journeys, challenging visions


Explore cutting-edge technologies


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Day 1
19 Nov 2018



Welcome from GR and opening remarks

Welcome from our Co-Hosts: Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)

Sophie Roberts

Opening speech

The Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP

A changing (re)insurance world: 2017 vs 2018 vs 2019

Are you ready to adapt to a new digital environment? What are the best strategies to do this?
Hear from industry leaders about the lessons they learned in 2017; what works, what doesn’t; current successes and challenges in 2018; and how you should be thinking about the future of your business.
John Racher
Stephan Ruoff
Laura Taylor

The Inspiration Injection

Led by Hamilton CEO Pina Albo, three executives will share their insight into the “secret sauce” that translates forward-looking vision into reality.

Ann Petley-Jones
Karen Morris
Jacqueline LeSage Krause
Pina Albo


Morning refreshments & networking

Enabling innovation through regulation | Embracing possibility, boosting innovation

Hosted by Conyers Dill & Pearman

Bermuda has a leading position in (re)insurance, captives and insurance-linked securities. That has been achieved by taking steps to move forward and gain a lead over other jurisdictions, but how to stay relevant when the industry is changing so much and the insurtech tsunami is here?
• Blockchain and the move toward ICO regulation to create an environment of regulatory certainty
• Regulation as an enabler to turn Bermuda into a global leader in the fintech and insurtech space
• The impact of external influences in Bermuda and how to remain relevant

Sandra De Silva
Sean Moran
Moad Fahmi
Chris Garrod

Analytics for insurance – turning data into your business’ most useful tool

The use of big data analytics in insurance presents exponential opportunities for the industry. Improved understanding of risks can better inform risk reduction, enhance insurability and streamline the overall business transaction process.

However, the (re)insurance industry is facing major challenges when trying to put the vast amounts of data they possess into usable formats. In addition, individuals, firms and regulators face complex trade-offs when balancing the benefits and risks of using personal data from digital sources to calculate insurance premiums. The panel will discuss:

· Big data and its implications for innovation and privacy
· Data processing, cloud processing and turning data into a useable format
· The significance of better risk selection and pricing on this industry and all its players
Michael Brett
Shelly Klose
Anup Seth


Complimentary lunch & networking at Points Restaurant

How insurers and startups are targeting the growing cyber insurance market

The number of re/insurers now offering cyber has leapt up considerably. Is it because they understand the risk and exposure better? Or is it because if they don’t, they will struggle to remain relevant in a world where cyber is one the biggest threats businesses face? During this discussion, our esteemed panel will discuss: • Status of cyber insurance market • How cyber-attacks trigger silent (non-affirmative) coverage • Modelling silent cyber • Insurance approach to blockchain and cryptocurrency risks • What role is Insurtech playing in this space?
Giles Harlow
Ari Chatterjee
Kerr Kennedy

Driving opportunities for insurers through artificial intelligence

IoT and AI are focal points for (re)insurance investment and it remains a key strategic priority for (re)insurers as they seek to improve in a competitive market environment. Hear and learn the lessons from an early adopter followed by a panel to discuss the practicalities
•What are the current uses of AI within (re)insurance?
•What are the current issues within (re)insurance coverages that may be impacted through the use of AI?
•Transforming insurance business model through AI and its consequences

Adrian Bentley
Sudha Meghan


Afternoon refreshments & networking


7x5 pitches from the next generation

Seven startups with some of the hottest ideas have five-minutes to pitch their great products to you and our panel of experts.
Our line-up for 2018: Dreyev, Insurdata, OnRisk, RozieAI, Stable, Tensorflight and True Flood Risk.
You can choose your favourite one!

Kathleen Reardon, Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Re

Judging Panel:
Rob High, IBM Fellow, Vice President and CTO, IBM Watson
Chris Maiato, Principal – Advisory Services, EY Bermuda
Julia Henderson, Chief Underwriting Officer, Lutece Investment Management

Julia Henderson
Robert Kozikowski
Douglas Ver Mulm
Rob High
Frank Sweeney
Dr Maggie Stys
Dr Roberto Sicconi
Shelly Klose
Jason Futers
Sudha Meghan
Kathleen Reardon
Chris Maiato