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The INSURTECH Book. The Insurance Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and FinTech Visionaries

  • ID: 4449306
  • Book
  • May 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 328 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The InsurTech Book is the groundbreaking guide to the disruptions, innovations and opportunities that technology affords the insurance sector. The book presents the insights, the current thinking and the actionable strategies from a wide range of international contributors who are experts on the topic. The authors explain why the traditional ways of doing business will soon become irrelevant and offer a guide to thriving in the digital revolution.

The book provides the information needed for holistically connecting insurance and technology. Discover new ways of grasping and defining growth opportunities and explore the business models, value chain, customer engagement strategies and organizational structures that can be adopted to transform the insurance industry.

The InsurTech Book is an invaluable source of the most current information available for entrepreneurs, innovators, insurers, investors, analysts and consultants working in or interested in investing in this space.

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Preface viii

About the Editors xi

Acknowledgments xiv

1. What is InsurTech?

InsurTech Definition as Its Own Manifesto 6

Why is Insurance Failing? 9

Digital Transformation in Insurance Four Common Factors from Other Industries 13

InsurTech Problem or Solution for Agents and Brokers? 17

The Best InsurTech May not be InsurTech 21

Real InsurTech Startups do it Differently! 24

2. InsurTech Now and Next A Cartographer s Dream Exploring, and Mapping, the New Unknown 32

Where Does InsurTech Leave the People who Work in Insurance? 35

InsurTechs Magical Thinking and Other Secrets of Success 40

INSoT The Insurance of Things and the Proliferation of Protection 43

From Insurance Premium to Discrete Event 47

Seamless Insurance: The Time is Now 50

The Potential of a Pension Dashboard Infrastructure for UK Pension Savers 53

Six Mega–trends that Will Take Insurance Back to the Future 57

InsurTech Not a Zero Sum Game 61

3. The Founder s Journey

Not too Big to Learn not to Fail? 68

Insurance Expertise, Family, and Integrity The Story of SPIXII s Founding Team 71

Disrupting Car Insurance Drivies App Makes Driving More Fun, and Insurance Fairer 75

Genomics 101 The Search for a Better Life Expectancy Predictor Leads GWG Life to a Science Lab 80

4. Internationalizing InsurTech

Internationalizing InsurTech A Global Phenomenon in Different Markets 88

Increasing Access to Insurance in Developing Countries 91

Insurance in China 95

Seven Things Insurers and InsurTechs Need to Know about the German Insurance Market 98

InsurTech in Turkey Challenges and Opportunities 102

InsurTech in Latin America The Promise of Insurance for Everybody? 106

InsurTech Trends Why Regionalization Matters 108

5. Collaborative Innovation: Observe Partner Invest The Corporate Collaboration Opportunity in InsurTech 117

Competition vs. Coopetition in the Insurance Market 121

Incumbent and InsurTech Collaboration via Open Innovation Strategy 124

A Collaborative Approach in the InsurTech World One Platform in One Click 129

Dating InsurTech Startups 134

Altered Attitudes, Altered Outcomes Collaborating for a Better Future 137

Think InsurTech Culture Before InsurTech Adoption 140

6. The Value Chain

A Four–Step Practical Guide to Build InsurTech Value Chain Ecosystems 148

Sell Your Insurance at the Right Time Consider Micro Policies 153

InsurTech: Refreshingly Different Like Lemonade! 157

Forget Peer–to–Peer, the Future of Insurance is Invisible and Parametric 161

Behavioural Design and Price Optimization in InsurTech 165

Data Changes Everything 171

Beware of GDPR Take your Cyber Risk Responsibility More Seriously 175

Why Claims Sharing? Innovating within the Businessto–Business Insurance Claims Handling Ecosystem 179

Reinsurers Need Backward Innovation 182

7. Business Models

Business Model Innovation From Incremental to Disruptive 190

The Future of Insurance From Managing Policies to Managing Risks 195

Seeing through the Hype A Closer Look at Key Smart InsurTech Business Models 199

Assessing the Long–Term Viability of the Insurance Peerto–Peer Business Model 202

You Said Sharing Economy? 206

From Claim Settlement to Claim Prevention How Insurers Can Make Use of Predictive Analytics to Change their Business Model 211

True Business Model Innovation a Credit–Based Approach 215

From Event–Focused Insights to Coaching 218

8. You Said Tech

Becoming Tech–First Why Adopting a Tech–First Mindset is Non–Negotiable 227

Practical Robotics in Insurance The Future is Here Already 231

Frictionless Insurance in a Land of Utility 236

The Smart Journey From Contract Hype to Insurance Reality 240

InsurTech and AI You Can Run but You Cannot Hide from the Future 244

Blockchain Startups Unlikely Heroes for the Insurance Industry? 247

Alexa, Can You Get me an Insurance? A Structured Approach to the Hyped Technology of Voice–Based Assistants 250

InsurTech s Big Questions Why the Customer is Still Always Right 254

ClaimsTech The InsurTech s Action List 257

Technology is Not Enough 260

9. InsurTech Futures

Digital Transformation and Corporate Innovation Management an Incumbent s Action Plan 268

The New World of the Connected Customer The Future of Microinsurance? 271

Personal Asset Liability Management System 274

Social Media in Insurance 277

InsurTech and the Promise of Property Value Hedging Technology 280

Insurance 2029 Life Backup Companion 283

List of Contributors 288

Index 303

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Sabine L.B VanderLinden
Shân M. Millie
Nicole Anderson
Susanne Chishti
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