By Walid Al Saqqaf - Blockchain insurance
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Insureblocks is a dedicated weekly podcast on blockchain, smart contracts and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the insurance industry. Hosted by Walid Al Saqqaf, this podcast will invite expert speakers from incumbents to the most promising start-ups in London, New York, Zurich and around the world. Insureblocks is the best way to not only understand the basics of blockchain but to also hear about proof of concepts, what insurance companies have done, their learnings and the end results. Whether you are new to or an expert on blockchain and would like to understand the impact it will have on the insurance industry, this is the podcast you'll want to tune into.
||CleanEp.19 – Insurwave: the insurer’s perspective with MS Amlin and XL Catlin||Insurwave, the new marine insurance blockchain platform launched by EY, Guardtime, Microsoft, Willis Tower Watson, XL Catlin, MS Amlin and ACORD and piloted by Maersk has been a recurring theme here at Insureblocks. - In a previous episode,||22 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 31 – Piprate launches a blockchain enabled Data Transfer POC with Renaissance Re||Welcome to another exciting episode of Insureblocks! Today we are joined by Stan Nazarenko and Karl Stanley who discuss how blockchain can enable seamless data transfer in the insurance industry. - Stan Nazarenko is the CEO of Piprate which is an Ins||14 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 30 – Digital IDs on the Blockchain||In this week’s podcast we will be discussing digital IDs onto the blockchain. We had the pleasure of having 2 guests in this episode. Daniel Faria, CEO of Nodalblock and Timothy Dwyer, VP and Assistant Treasurer at Nationwide Insurance.||7 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 29 – Re-inventing the Insurance Value Chain with Blockchain||In this week’s episode we will look into how blockchain can reinvent the insurance value chain. Our guest is Risto Rossar, founder of Black Insurance. Risto has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry,||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode – Hurricanes vs Blockchain||With the US battling Hurricane Florence and typhoons battering China and the Philippines, the insurance industry is preparing for potential record claims. Handling those claims and, more importantly, helping those affected rebuild their lives is a chal.||25 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 28 – Challenges and opportunities in brokering crypto assets||For this week’s episode will be shifting our focus from blockchain itself to one of blockchain’s most popular applications, cryptocurrencies. Specifically, we will be discussing the challenges and opportunities of brokering crypto assets. -||23 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.27 – Lloyd’s and Blockchain with Inga Beale – CEO of Lloyd’s||- This week we bring you a very special episode, straight from the heart of London’s insurance industry. Our guest has provided leadership, inspiration, innovation and the embracing of all communities irrespective of gender,||16 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNews Flash – The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance selects R3’s Corda Blockchain for Canopy 2.0||Welcome to the second episode of our News Flash series, where we share the latest developments in the blockchain space. For today’s episode we are excited to present returning speaker Christopher McDaniel, president of the RiskBlock Alliance. -||11 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNews Flash – B3i’s announcement at Monte Carlo 2018||Welcome to another episode of our News Flash series, where share the latest developments in the blockchain space, straight off the press. For today’s episode we are excited to present Ken Marke, CMO at B3i,||10 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.26 – Insurance Regulatory Reporting using Blockchain – AAIS introduce openIDL||In today’s episode we focus on insurance regulatory reporting with the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS). With us we have Joan Zerkovich, Senior Vice President of Operations at AAIS. Prior to the AAIS,||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.25 – Unlocking the future of blockchain in emerging markets||Today with us we have Susan Holliday, Principal Insurance Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), all the way from Washington DC. Susan has over thirty years of experience in the insurance industry and specializes in insurance and in.||2 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 – Britain poised to be global leader in blockchain||This week we focus on a recently published report claiming that the UK is poised to become a global leader in blockchain. To help us discuss this we are joined by Sean Kiernan– one of the reports key authors and CEO at DAG Global. - Sean is a banker,||27 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23 – Blockchain from an Allianz perspective & lessons learnt||For today’s episode we are going to Munich with Bob Crozier, Head of Global Blockchain Centre of Competence at Allianz. - Bob shares his views on blockchain’s effect on the insurance industry and sheds some light on the Allianz approach to blockchai||19 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22 – Fizzy, AXA’s Blockchain Case Study||For today’s episode we are going to Paris with Laurent Benichou, director of R&D at AXA. Laurent will introduce a famous blockchain case study called Fizzy, AXA’s blockchain flight delay insurance policy. - Blockchain in two minutes||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.21 – ACORD: data standards for blockchain in insurance||Today’s episode takes us to New York with Bill Pieroni, President and CEO of ACORD, the global data standard setting body for blockchain in the insurance and related financial services industry. - Bill shares his perspective about the importance of th||5 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNews flash episode – Blocksure OS Goes Live with Commercial & General and Covéa Insurance – 03.08.18||Welcome to another episode in ours News Flash series, where we share the latest developments in the blockchain space, straight off the press. Today we are joined again by Ranvir Saggu, who previously featured in Ep.8 – Building a Blockchain PoC/Pilot,||2 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.20 – The Journey from Bitcoin to Enterprise Blockchain||This week we look at the exciting journey from Bitcoin to enterprise Blockchain with Burak Yetiskin, a director at Deloitte in Switzerland. - Burak, a former cryptologist turned strategy consultant, has been working in consultancy for nine years now.||29 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.18 – Insurwave: the complete story with EY||In one of our previous episode, Insurwave - a Maersk pilot for marine blockchain insurance, we introduced Insurwave, a new marine blockchain insurance platform launched by EY, Guardtime, Microsoft, Willis Tower Watson, XL Catlin,||15 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNews Flash – R3 – Announcing Corda Enterprise – 10.07.18||Welcome to the first episode of our new News Flash series, where we share the latest developments in the blockchain space, straight off the press. In today’s episode we have Ryan Rugg, Global Head of Insurance at R3 and a regular speaker at Insureblo||10 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.17 – Creating a decentralised insurance model with blockchain & smart contracts – Etherisc||Creating a decentralised insurance model with blockchain & smart contracts - Etherisc This week we are taking a broader look on how blockchain can transform the insurance sector. Specifically, we will consider how blockchain and smart contracts can be..||8 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode – Diversity in blockchain||Bonus episode: diversity in blockchain As a man of mixed origins and as a father of two little daughters I am concerned by the lack of diversity that we find in blockchain and in the insurance space. To help me tackle this important issue I had t...||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.16 – An Italian Commercial Insurance Blockchain Pilot||An Italian Commercial Insurance Blockchain Pilot Here at Insureblocks we love hearing about interesting real-life insurance blockchain pilots. So we were very excited to hear about the launch of Generali’s quotation process blockchain pilot.||1 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.15 – B3i: building a blockchain digital network of trust||B3i: building a blockchain digital network of trust B3i, the blockchain insurance industry initiative, often comes up in episodes on Insureblocks. Greg Crow gave us an introduction to B3i in Episode 2 from an XL Catlin stand point.||25 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.14 – Blockchain use cases outside of insurance||Ep.14 – Blockchain use cases outside of insurance For this week’s podcast we go out of the insurance world to explore some interesting blockchain use cases and pilots in other industries. In episode 6 we had Ryan Rugg introduce us to R3 the banking||18 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.13 – Blockchain & Trade Finance||Blockchain & Trade Finance This week’s podcast is all about blockchain in trade finance. We were very lucky to have Marilyn Blattner-Hoyle, Head of Supply Chain and Trade Finance at AIG. In this episode she will share with us the pilot they ran with S||11 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.12 – Insurwave – A Maersk pilot for marine blockchain insurance||Insurwave - A Maersk pilot for marine blockchain insurance Too often in the insurance industry we entertain in navel gazing by looking at what we do and what our competitors do, instead of really focusing on who keeps our lights on… our customers.||4 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode – “Pulse” episode of blockchain in insurance||Bonus episode - "Pulse" episode of blockchain in insurance This is an exciting “Pulse” episode where we get a sense of what the insurance industry feels about Blockchain. In this episode I interviewed 12 delegates who attended the Blockchain for Ins||4 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.11 – Building a blockchain insurance ecosystem in Singapore||Building a blockchain insurance ecosystem in Singapore For this week’s Insureblock’s episode we headed to Singapore to meet an interesting startup, called Inmediate.io. which utilises blockchain and smart contracts.||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.10 – An Introduction to The RiskBlock Alliance||RiskBlock Alliance This week’s Insureblock’s episode takes us to Pennsylvania, USA, where we had the chance to interview Christopher McDaniel, President of the RiskBlock Alliance; an industry-led consortium that collaborates to unlock the potentia||21 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.9 – Blockchain’s Disruptive Potential||Blockchain’s disruptive potential For this week’s Insureblock’s episode we were extremely lucky to catch up with Magda Ramada Sarasola, Senior Economist at Willis Towers Watson, to discuss the disruptive potential blockchain can have in the insur||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.8 – Building a Blockchain PoC / Pilot||Since 2016 we have seen a plethora of Proof of Concepts (PoC) in the insurance space. Some of these PoCs have moved up to the stage of becoming a Pilot. For this week’s episode I had the great pleasure of chatting to David Edwards,||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.7 – Blockchain vs. the Insurance Trust Deficit||It is widely recognised that there is a growing trust deficit in our societies’ institutions, particularly in insurance. This isn’t confined solely to the question of claims on whether or not an insurance company will pay out or whether the insured||29 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.6 – R3 – the blockchain banking consortium||R3 – the blockchain banking consortium For this 6th episode we are going to move a little away from insurance by visiting R3 – the blockchain banking consortium, to hear about their blockchain journey. For this episode I was privileged to have Ryan||22 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.5 – Legal & Regulatory Framework of Blockchain & Smart Contracts||Legal & regulatory framework of blockchain & smart contracts Over the last few weeks I’ve often been asked questions regarding legal or regulatory issues regarding smart contracts and blockchain. To help me answer these questions I am priviledged to h||15 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.4 -Smart Contracts 101||Smart contracts 101 In this exciting episode I was very pleased to conduct my first remote podcast with Olivier Rikken, Director of Blockchain and Smart Contracts at Axveco, in Holland. Olivier has been working in this space for the last few years and..||8 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.3 – Blockchain in the London Market||Blockchain in the London Market For this 3rd episode I had the pleasure of chatting to Steve Webb, Partner at PWC and UK Financial Services lead for blockchain. Steve has been leading PWC's financial service practice around blockchain for over two and||5 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.2 – B3i (Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative)||B3i the blockchain insurance industry initiative In our 2nd episode I had the pleasure of chatting to Greg Crow, Global Head of Architecture at XL Catlin. Greg, is XL Catlin’s representative at B3i which stands for Blockchain Insurance Industry Initia||26 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.1 – Blockchain 101 in Insurance||Welcome to the first Insureblocks episode! In this "genesis" episode (a punt to the blockchain community, regarding the first block of a chain often referred to as the genesis block) we have a chat with Gary Nuttall, managing director of Distlytics.,||19 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great new podcast!
Great production, excellent sound quality, well produced, nice rapport with the guest, highly informative and nicely focused. Looking forward to heart my more! Highly recommended.
Great episode which explains the basics of blockchain technology. Truly a find of a podcast for anybody who has an interest in the overlap between insurance and technology. Gary is obviously a well-versed veteran fom the trenches. Awesome choice for a first interviewee, Walid. I can't wait for the next episode.
Interesting intro to blockchain
Very interesting discussion on blockchain and the impact it is having on the insurance industry. It was also interesting to hear expert views on the the wider impact of this technology and understand the distinction between blockchain and cryptocurrencies.