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Insurtech 2018

Insurtech disruption is now a reality in the local insurance industry with more than a dozen startups having launched. Backed by large primary and reinsurers, it is time to take note of their challenging the norms in insurance. We bring you more than 13 founders and 10 enablers on one platform, sharing their views on insurtech disruption and the innovation process.

Join us on the 6th & 7th of June 2018 at the Wanderers Club, Illovo, South Africa to share in the conversation.

Check out the stunning programme and make sure you register today.

See you there!

The Founders of all the latest Insurtech innovations in one Room


With our 2018 event Insurtech hits the road running. No more talk and speculation. Many insurtech ventures have launched and we will bring you the latest, straight from the horse’s mouth, with executives from the most prominent South African insurtech start-ups giving insight into their victories, frustrations and lessons along the way. They will present on their experience, having launched an innovative company in the financial services industry

Normal registration fee will be R5,900 excluding VAT

Bonus : Register & pay for three delegates and a fourth delegate can attend at no cost


Main Sponsor: 

Founded in 1997, Genasys Technologies is an industry leading technology-inspired software company which develops and supports world-class software and services for its partners in the insurance industry.

Gold Sponsor: 

Registration Desk Sponsor:

Claim Centrals revolutionary technology solutions are the first of their kind and unique in the insurance industry. Their claims management platform (ClaimLogik) coupled with their live video streaming application (LiveLogik), provide complete transparency in the claims process, while significantly reducing claim lifecycles and improving policyholder satisfaction.

Media Sponsor:

Our powerful algorithms are at the forefront of investment technology. We use this technology to help you set up and reach your goals, whatever they are. Our advanced systems can even help you decide whether or not you should use our Tax-Free plan for your goal.

Listen to Tony van Niekerk talk about the conference highlights for 2018

by Tony van Niekerk | What you can expect at this years Insurtech event





What to expect

Day 1 belongs to the doers:
Those who took an idea and made it happen. A list of SA’s most prominent start-ups will take to the stage. We will highlight pitfalls, red flags and experiences of the journey from idea to market. We will also ensure enough time after each presentation for a thorough Q&A so delegates can gain maximum value from presenters.

Day 2 recognises broader insurance tech:
It’s not just about Apps and sexy distribution models. Here we will see presenters sharing knowledge on the broader influence of technology, exploring practical examples. Technology has revolutionized all facets of the way we do business and day 2 will celebrate these success stories.

Who will be there
  • Senior industry delegates from South Africa and various other African countries
  • Insurance practitioners looking for innovative product development ideas and distribution strategies
  • Insurance executives looking for new partners to grow their business
  • Business executives looking for opportunities to partner with the insurance industry for new revenue streams
  • Technology, telecommunications, legal and other service providers with innovative solutions for the insurance market
  • Insurance executives looking for technology solutions to optimise business processes, facilitate innovative product/ service solutions.

2018 Insurtech Conference Speakers

Dominique Collett

Senior Investment Executive, RMI
Dominique Collett 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Avi Naidoo

Executive & Co-founder, Fo-Sho InsuranceAvi Naidoo 2018 Insurtech conference speaker 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Simon Campbell-Young

CEO and Founder of MyCybercareSimon Campbell-Young 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Ronald Jackson

 General Manager, SKiHostRonald Jackson 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Ernest North

Co-Founder, Naked InsuranceErnest North 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Matthew Smith

Co – Founder PineappleMatthew Smith 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Valerie Hayter

Managing Director, LireasValerie Hayter 2018 Insurtech conference speaker 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Jeremy Leach

CEO, Inclusivity SolutionsJeremy Leach 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Hendrik Heyns

Executive Head: Risk & Projects at BrolinkHendrik Heyns 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Nikki Peel

Senior director, TransunionNikki Peel 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Donald Dinnie

CEO, Chalcid & IcepackDonald Dinnie 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Caroline Theodosiou

Director, Norton Rose FulbrightCaroline Theodosiou 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Ndabenhle Junior Ngulube

Co – Founder PineappleRobert Bennetto 2018 Insurtech conference speaker 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Sean Sassen

Chief operating officer, IndieSean Sassen 2018 Insurtech conference speaker 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Brian Richardson

CEO of WIZZIT InternationalBrian Richardson 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Antoine Paillussau

The CEO and  Co – Founder of  FinchatbotAntoine Paillussau 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Pieter Erasmus

Co – Founder, CtrlPieter Erasmus 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Ronald Gall

MD, Claim Central AfricaRonald Gall 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Daniel Guasco

Founder of Click2SureDaniel Guasco 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Marnus van Heerden

Co – Founder PineappleRobert Bennetto 2018 Insurtech conference speaker 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

John Murphy

ClaimVantageJohn Murphy 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Anthony Miller

CEO of Simply Anthony Miller 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Nick Evans

The  CEO  and  Co – Founder of     wiCoverNick Evans 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Pieter Venter

Co – Founder, CtrlPieter Venter 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Sumarie Greybe

Naked InsuranceSumarie Greybe 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Robert Bennetto

CTO Icepack & ChalcidRobert Bennetto 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Brad Toerien

CEO, FMIBrad Toerien 2018 Insurtech conference speaker 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Frans Nel

MD Value-Ad South AfricaFrans Nel 2018 Insurtech conference speaker

Schedule Day One – Celebrating those who took the plunge

07:00-08:45 Registration & Networking

Beat that morning traffic and arrive early. The conference team will be ready to greet you with a hot cup of coffee or tea and a smiling face. 

08:45-09:00 Welcome

COVERs very own Tony van Niekerk along with our trusted MC for the two days will welcome delegates & kick the event off

09:00-09:30 Insurtech ecosystem - The complete solution

Insurtech-Conference-Website-genasys-logo-v3Ronald Jackson, Genasys Technologies

09:30-10:00 More than just insurance - For the good of all

Matthew Smith, Marnus van Heerden & Ndabenhle Junior Ngulube, Pineapple Founders

10:00-10:30 Disrupting Solutions

Vicky Botha, Executive Head, Business Architectual and Digital, Discovery Insure

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00-11:30 Brave new world - Breathing new life into intermediation

Pieter Erasmus & Pieter Venter,  Co – Founders Ctrl

Read the full Ctrl Bio

11:30 - 12:00 Tech to the rescue - No bridge too far
Jeremy Leach, Inclusivity Solutions
12:00-12:30 Building a full stack digital insurance platform: The opportunities & Challenges

Daniel Guasco, Founder Click2Sure

12:30-13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30-14:00 Reaching markets: The art of enablement

Anthony Miller & Team, Simply CEO & Co-Founder

14:00-14:30 Cyberspace - Insuring the chink in your armour

Simon Campbell-Young, MyCybercare

14:30 - 15:00 Skin in the game

Avi Naidoo, Executive & Co – Founder Fo-Sho Insurance 

15:00 - 15:30 Networking Break
15:30 - 16:00 Claims made easy

Ronald Gall, MD Claim Central Africa

16:00 - 16:30 Global & Local Fintech trends

Dominique Collett, AlphaCode Head & Senior Investment Executive at RMI 

16:30 - 17:00 Surprising customer benefits in the new generation of insurance

Sumarie Greybe & Ernest North, Naked Insurance Co-founders

17:00 - 20:00 COVER Cocktail function

Schedule Day Two – Insurtech, more than just an app

07:00-08:00 Registration & Networking

Beat that morning traffic and arrive early. The conference team will be ready to greet you with a hot cup of coffee or tea and a smiling face. Mc for the day will be Frans Nel, MD of Value-Ad South Africa

08:00-08:30 Innovation requires agility

Hendrik Heyns, Brolink Executive head: Risk & Projects

08:30-09:00 Insurtech supporting traditional Tech

John Murphy, ClaimVantage Business Development Africa

09:00-09:30 Evolution of the Bot

Richard Marsden, Finchatbot Co Founder

09:30-10:00 Connecting through technology

Brad Toerien, CEO FMI

10:00-10:30 Networking break
10:30 - 11:00 Legal Hurdles to Insurtech

Caroline Theodosiou, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:00-11:30 6 June 1944 or How to make really good decisions

Donald Dinnie, CEO Chalcid

Robert Bennetto, CTO Icepack

11:30-12:00 The incredible curious global adventure

Michael Prodehi, Gen Re actuary new business development

12:00-13:00 Networking Lunch
13:00-13:30 - How to set up a business in under 6 months, without disturbing a sleeping giant funder

Sean Sassen, Chief Operating Officer, Indie

13:30-14:00 The trek to insurtech

Valerie Hayter, Lireas Holdings

14:00 - 14:30 Networking Break
14:30 - 15:00 Innovation in Insurance: Pre-populated insurance applications, taking the hassle out of customer onboarding

Nikki Peel, Transunion Senior director for insurance

15:00 - 15:30 How Innovation changes lives

Brian Richardson, International CEO & Co-Founder, WIZZIT

15:30-16:00 Creating a powerful digital customer experience

Nick Evans, CEO & Co-Founder wiCover

Its been a long time since I Have been at a conference where from the beginning all the way to end almost all the talks were wonderful.

It wasn’t just the talks – I found the networking and opportunities in the breaks to be unbelievably useful.

Greg Becker

Business Development Actuary, Munich Re

This years participating organisations:

Don’t Miss Out

Sponsorship Opportunities 

We have a host of sponsorship opportunities which provide great exposure pre, during & post conference.Take a look at the various packages below:

Exhibition Opportunities 

We We create an intimate, professional space where you can showcase your products and services to a network of selected executives and use this opportunity to have discussions with delegates who are there to find solutions, meet potential partners and explore future cooperation in financial services distribution. 

The conference will provide excellent exhibition opportunities in a world-class venue where product and service providers will be able to network with conference delegates regarding their particular needs. The opening cocktail function, six coffee breaks and two lunch breaks will all be held in the exhibition area, providing ample time to reach delegates.

 We kept the cost per 3m x 3m exhibition space the same at R15, 000.00 per stand including lounge style furniture and one delegate pass. All exhibition spaces to be used in lounge style for improved networking. Stands are limited / first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any exhibition enquiries please contact jeany@cover.co.za