The inaugural edition of InsurTech Integrated will be a one-day dedicated stream focused on the impact of disruptive technologies on the insurance industry. The stream aims to highlight the importance of developing digital proficiency amongst insurance operators in the light of stiff competition by facilitating thought-provoking discussions, producing quality research and generating actionable insights.

InsurTech Integrated aims to reinvent the way forward for insurance operators by fostering an environment for innovation, and in turn facilitating greater customer value through the application of digital technologies.

InsurTech Integrated will take place on 12th April at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai.

Why is innovation in Insurance an

Why is innovation in Insurance an absolute necessity?

With businesses across the globe, particularly the financial services’ industry being disrupted by advancement in digital technology, developing digital proficiency is no longer an option for insurance operators but an absolute necessity to stay competitive.

According to Accenture, investments into insurance technology sector – Insurtech tripled to $2.6 Billion in the year 2015, 30% of which went into startups that provide insurance services in competition with the incumbents. These startups take many forms such as price/value comparison websites and applications, peer-to-peer insurance services and social brokers.

The disruption of the global insurance industry is already underway and is picking up pace in the GCC. Against this backdrop, the discussions at InsurTech Integrated will aim to assess the digital proficiency of insurance operators in the region and provide recommendations as to how operators can adopt and integrate digital tools and processes swiftly to address the growing threats to their profit margins whilst staying competitive.



Peter Englund
Head of Commercial Insurance Middle East
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Anshul Srivastav
Chief Information Officer & Digital Officer
Union Insurance

Najeeb Haneefa
Chief Information Officer
Qatar Islamic Insurance

Thomas Hirschi
Banking & Insurance Executive Director
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

Cecil O'Brien Owens
Chairman and CEO
Total Technologies and Solutions FZ-LLC ('TTS')

Max Di Gregorio
Partner, Digital and Technology Consulting Financial Services Leader
PwC Middle East

Saqr Ereiqat
BlockChain Evangelist and Management Consultant

Blake Patterson
Director - Africa, India, Middle East (AIM) Advisory Services
Ernst & Young

Ambareen Musa
Founder & CEO

Nameer Khan
Group Head Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
Pak Qatar Takaful Group

Frederik Bisbjerg
Executive Vice President - MENA Retail
Qatar Insurance Company

Ziad El Haddad
Director, Risk Advisory
Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)

Jonathan Rawling

Dino Wilkinson
Norton Rose Fulbright

Muhammad Ashfaq-Ur-Rehman
Management Consultant & Advisor

Jon Guy
Secretary General
Islamic Insurance Association of London (IIAL)

Ioannis Tzitzikas
EVP Head of Customer Operations
Oman Insurance Company

Adeel Mushtaq
Ernst & Young

Ranji Sinha
EVP, Head of Distribution
Oman Insurance Company

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What makes us

What makes us Unique

InsurTech Integrated touches upon the most pressing challenges faced by Insurance operators in today’s times and provides solution-focused insights to address these growing concerns. Below are the salient features of the stream that make it extraordinary:


Thought Leadership

Interactive session formats aimed at generating actionable insights is what gives InsurTech a unique edge in the market. The stream will engage the best minds in the insurance technology industry to provide guidance on the future course
of the industry

global outreach

In addition to securing the participation of major stakeholders in the regional insurance industry, InsurTech Integrated attracts a wide range of global insurance leaders that help in the transfer of best practices from the global insurance markets

interactive experience

In order to engage and enable participants to actively participate in discussions, InsurTech Integrated adds technological enhancements such as real time voting and a live social media feed that will provide a truly immersive and memorable experience

Key Discussion Areas

Key Discussion Areas

Data and

Analytics can be applied in myriad ways to create value for the operators such as generate insights to aid decision making, identify potential new customers, determine optimal pricing and so forth.


Substantial cost efficiencies can be achieved by successful application of digital technologies to automate and optimize back-office processes.


Technology-enabled channels such as online and mobile have resulted in a paradigm shift of the entire distribution and communication landscape, enabling operators to expand their market outreach and have direct and instant communication with customers.


Going digital has its downsides such as increased risk of cyber attacks. This presents both an opportunity - in the form of cyber risk insurance and a challenge - protecting insurance operators against the risk of cyber attacks.

Protecting online information has emerged as one of the biggest challenges that businesses face, particularly the financial sector worldwide with cyber attacks increasing from 2014 to 2015 by an estimated 34%. In times like these, it becomes a matter of paramount importance to adopt appropriate measures to guard against sophisticated hacks and mitigate cyber risk.

Programme Content

Programme Content structure

The forum programme has been designed in collaboration with a diverse panel comprising of experts in Insurance & Islamic finance. Key features of the programme include:

International and Regional Keynote Addresses

CIO Debate

Insurance Technology Sessions

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration and Morning Refreshments

09:00 AM - 09:05 AM

Moderator’s Opening Remarks

09:05 AM - 09:20 AM

Keynote Address: New Business Models in the Age of Digital

09:20 AM - 10:00 AM

Session 2: CIO Debate: Digitization Strategies for Business Transformation

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 3: From Greater Transparency and Accountability to Better Claims Handling, the Potential of Blockchain in Transforming the Insurance Industry

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Refreshment & Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 4: Application of Machine Learning and The Internet of Things (IoT) in the Insurance Industry?

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Session 5: Reimagining Insurance Distribution: How can Digitization Revolutionize Customer Experience?

12:45 PM - 01:30 PM

Session 6: Unleashing the Potential of Big Data and Analytics

01:30 PM - 01:40 PM

Moderator's Summation Remarks

01:40 PM - 03:00 PM

Conference Luncheon

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Open Networking

05:00 PM

End of InsurTech Integrated 2017

why attend?

why attend?

  • Be the first to learn about new visions and initiatives by regulators and policy makers in exclusive keynote speeches
  • Explore how global trends in insurance and macroeconomic developments in the region will influence the lnsurance industry
  • Meet more than 200 senior executives from the global Insurance technology industry
  • Learn from distinguished and influential speakers, and engage with them in lively discussions
  • Network with key decision makers and leaders in the global Takaful industry

who is

who is attending?

  • Regulators, Economists & Strategists
  • Leaders of Insurance organizations across the region
  • CIOs, CTOs and Chief Strategy Officers
  • Technology Company C-level executives, Business Development Managers
  • Business Specialists and Professionals, Mid-Level Management, Analysts, Risk Professionals in the Middle East insurance market
  • Lawyers and Legal Experts
  • Professors, Academics And Journalists

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