I was lucky enough to be invited to speak within a CIO Leadership round table for the 5th Annual Insurance Technology Congress. This event aims to bring together insurance technology experts across the industry to help guide people through the inevitable change that is going on within the marketplace.
In 2014, my team was a prizewinner at Spark the Change in recognition of the achievements we made in driving positive change and cultural transformation within the workplace. At their 2015 conference, I was pleased to be asked to do a follow up talk - sharing experiences from our ongoing digital transformation journey at Markel.
My team and I from Markel Digital participated in a number of events for this years POST Insurance Digital Strategies conference. I spoke at the breakfast event on the Internet of Things and also closed the conference as part of a panel. It was great for me to see others from Markel International also providing thought-leadership throughout the day.
Some would say that the only place you would find insurance and innovation close to each other was in the dictionary! My team at Markel International are starting to prove the neigh-sayers wrong by continuing to driveout digital vision within the insurance industry. It seems that our efforts are starting to bare fruit as we have been awarded 2nd place in the 2014 Spark the Change Awards!
Its the long-standing industries that tend to move slowly. They often have interesting challenges around scale, existing infrastructure (technical and organisational) as well as baked-in processes and legislation. These are the biggest transformational challenges. I love how simple concepts around disruptive innovation can really start to shake things up!