Jul 16, 2021

The Ultimate FinTech & InsurTech LIVE Event

3 min
Where innovation meets implementation, coming to you live from London

Whether you attend virtually or in person, it will give you the chance to network with C-Level executives, share ideas with industry pioneers, and walk away with actionable, unique insights to bolster your business and career. 

By the end of the three-day event, you will have seen the latest innovations in both FinTech and InsurTech. You will be able to see how companies like yours are tackling the problems that keep you up at night, engage in a community that many struggle to access, and share your ideas with people who care as much as you do. 

Order your tickets now to take advantage of our limited-time Early Bird offer. 

How can you attend?


In the post-Covid era, not everybody wants to travel for events. So FinTech and InsurTech Live will be completely hybrid. That means you can attend the event in person or virtually - with no disadvantages to people who don’t make the trip to the Tobacco Dock. 



FinTech and InsurTech Live is happening in the Tobacco Dock in London, a ten-minute walk from Tower Bridge. For more information on the location, click here



There’s no need to worry about missing out if you choose not to attend in person. You can still absorb all the information, interact with other attendees and enjoy the conference experience on our virtual platform. 

There will be live feeds from all of the stages (also available on-demand after the event) as well as virtual networking areas. So not being able to travel is no reason to miss your chance to gather with the industry.


New speakers

Mark Mamone

Group CIO, GBG 

Mark Mamone is an experienced Chief Technology & Information Officer, with more than three decades in IT management. Throughout his career, he has held a range of C-suite positions and delivered some of the largest solutions in Europe with companies including, BT, Detica and prior to joining GBG he was CIO at Serco. He joined GBG in 2018 as Chief Technology and Information Officer and is responsible for group product engineering and second Line Support, as well as group corporate IT including information security and cyber defence processes.

Speaking at international conferences on various topics, it comes as no surprise that Mark is a recognised expert in a number of technical domains, and also a published author. 


Kahina Van Dyke

Global Head of Digital & Data at Standard Chartered

Kahina Van Dyke is a global financial services and technology leader with a belief in the power of purpose-driven teams to drive transformational outcomes in service to clients, communities, and businesses in every corner of our world. 

Her career spans global banking (Citi and Standard Chartered), global payment networks (MasterCard), big technology companies (Facebook), and start-up fintech companies (Ripple). Noted as a transformational leader who makes change seem normal and necessary to accelerate to the next level of service and impact, in all these roles she puts people and clients first and leads teams to lean into the future to build a better reality that is in service to the business, the industry, and the community. 


Likhit Wagle

General Manager, Global Banking Industry at IBM

With over 15 years of experience in strategic consulting with notable knowledge in the banking industry, Likhit Wagle has worked closely with C-level executives in many Fortune 500 companies to deliver value to their customers and shareholders. 

Previous roles in IBM’s Global Business Services include Banking Industry Leader in North-East Europe, the leader in Europe for Value Creation, and leader in Strategy and Change practice. Before joining IBM, Likhit led the M&A practice at PWC.

For tickets and information head over to our event site.

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Aug 1, 2021

CB Insights: US Insurtechs Are Competing In A Global Market

2 min
Tech market intelligence platform CB Insights highlights that 2021 insurtech funding is less dominated by US firms and more geographically diverse

In the first half of the year, insurtech companies around the world have raised US$7.4bn, nearly doubling their funding in Q2. According to Digital Insurance, insurtechs have raised US$4.8bn in Q2—an 89% increase in funding from Q1. But US firms are no longer the sole beneficiaries. 

What Are the Stats? 

Out of the 15 Q2 mega-rounds—those that top US$100mn—only eight included American firms. Pretty good, you might say. That’s over half! But US companies only made up 38% of the deals, which marks a 10% drop from Q1 and a 12% drop from 2020. Technically, therefore, US insurtechs are less influential than they’ve been in the past. But who says this is a bad development? 


Despite my American citizenship, I’d argue that a more globally diverse insurance market is only for the best. Many of the world’s citizens who could most benefit from improved insurance services live outside of the States—and deserve local, tech-savvy services. 

Why Does This Matter? 

You’re always going to see the typical insurtech contenders from Western countries. For instance: 



But it’s critical that we address risk across the world. American insurtechs might be some of the most technologically skilled firms in the industry, but it’s not their first goal to address floods in Southeast Asia, crop destruction in China, and COVID complications in South Africa. That’s why we should celebrate that the recent Q2 round included insurtechs from 35 different countries


According to CB Insights’ Q2 2021 Quarterly InsurTech Briefing, this was the first time that they’d observed insurtech activity in Botswana, Mali, Romania, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. And ‘from a product, service, distribution, and underlying risk perspective, we—as a society and as an industry—are moving at an unprecedented speed’, says Dr. Andrew Johnston, Global Head of Willis Re InsurTech


Just ask CB Insights. InsurTech value propositions have resonated with the world. 


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