Coming together to drive the digital revolution in our industry

Friday 27th April 2018


Morning Welcome & Registration

Start your morning networking with your fellow disrupters. Catch up with old friends and discuss the year's activity in the digital insurance space.



Jonathan Swift, Digital collective chairman, Insurance Post


Panel Debate: Investing in InsurTech: What makes heads turn when it comes to attracting funding

In this interactive panel session we will hear from some of the leading lights in InsurTech investment over recent years to find out what they look for when it comes to allocating funds. The panellists will draw on their own experiences in talking to and investing in InsurTech/FinTech start-ups to offer short of what makes them sit and take notice; before engaging in a panel

  • How to turn a good idea into a viable business?
  • The importance of scalability both at home and overseas.
  • Possible impact of Brexit on both talent and future funding.
  • What areas of InsurTech/FinTech are being over fished in terms of start-up numbers; and where might future opportunities lie?
  • What is the perfect skills mix between insurance and non-insurance personnel?


James Tootell, Director, Eos Ventures

Stephen Brittain, Director and Co-Founder, InsurTech Gateway by Hambro Perks

Tracey Smith, Fintech Lead, Direct Line Group

Alix Brunet, Associate, Finch Capital


 Caffeine Hit


FinTech success case study: Revolut

In this session we will hear how, in just under three years, Revolut has managed to create a digital banking disruptor that has lived up to its maxim of creating a 'fair and frictionless platform to use and manage money around the world'

It will explore how Revolut has evolved into a global money app with products such as insurance, crypto and now business accounts; the challenges it has faced as a fast growing digital innovator, and how it has managed and overcome them.

James Gibson, Business Development, Revolut


The rise of peer-to-peer lending: What, why and how?

The financial crisis damaged trust and confidence in traditional finance, and as the dust settled the opportunity arose for a simpler, more customer-focus and forward-thinking approach. Peer-to-peer lending has led the way in this regard and this session offers an insight into how the sector has grown and developed in recent years and what it is delivering.

Head from RateSetter, one of the UK's leading per-to-peer lending businesses about the rise of the industry.

John Battersby, Head of Communications and Policy, RateSetter


 Networking tea and coffee and Close of Collective