Who is Alex?
Hi my name is Alex Steinart, I have been working in the insurance industry for the last 15 years. I have worked as a broker in the Lloyd’s market, an entrepreneur with my own start up and now as a product owner for a leading Insurtech company based in London.
The insurance industry has changed beyond all recognition over the last 5 years. The attitude towards innovation in exploring new products, technologies and developing a more customer centric offering is remarkable. It was only a decade ago and most of the insurance market was out for a two hour lunch. Now practitioners can be seen at their desks during lunch learning new skills such as advanced data analytics and brushing up on the latest technology developments.
From the start of my career, I have been passionate about developing innovative ways of buying and selling insurance. For the insured, this is paying a fairer price for appropriate coverage, and for insurers, to make a fair return. The insurance industry is on the dawn of technological change; embracing new ideas, management models and methods to deliver products. There has never been a better time for new talent to join the industry and for the curious and motivated members of the insurance community to build on their own skills and help move the insurance industry forward.
Who is Anup?
Hi, I’m Anup (@anup on twitter). I’ve been developing software for over 14 years and have worked in a range of projects (small-medium-large) and roles (dev-lead-architect). My first role as a software engineer was to refactor the quoting engine for Friends Provident and that gave me a taste for insurance that I’ve not been able to completely shake off. I still consider myself as an “informed amateur” as far as insurance is concerned. I also like board games and I’m always on the hunt for the perfect coffee. My current role at a leading (tech-led) MGA allows me to combine my technical expertise with my passion for insurance.
Although the insurance industry has been quite innovative in creating new products for both personal and commercial lines, it still lags behind in technology innovation. I feel lucky to be a part of the insurtech initiative whose lofty goal is to drag the industry kicking and screaming to the 21st century.
We have decided to write this blog to share our passion for the subject from technology, team dynamics and best practices and all other sorts of innovation. We will cover the 3 P’s (people, process and product) and other related topics ranging from practical things like devops in insurtech to fanciful meanderings in the land of AI and blockchain or distributed ledger (as some people insist on calling it).
We hope you enjoy our blog and please do get in touch!