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Digital Transformation: Emerging Trends / Innovate And Automate To Survive In 2020

Lloyd's Library, Lloyd's Building, One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA,

Monday 09 December 2019

12:00PM - 14:15PM


Competition in today’s global insurance market is relentless with customers ever more demanding. To survive – and prosper - in 2020 - insurers, underwriters, brokers, agents and syndicates must innovate products, services and systems. This forum reminds us of the key IT breakthroughs of 2019 – digital transformation, AI, Blockchain, open insurance and innovations in other sectors – and predicts how they can streamline business in the year ahead. This event will equip you with the know-how to fully capitalise on all things digital.

Why attend?

  • A month’s worth of inspiration in just two hours
  • Real-world solutions to consider straightaway
  • Relevant insights from the London insurance community 
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities

Who Should Attend

This event is a ‘must attend’ for senior business, IT and security professionals; senior technology architects and developers; finance officers; risk and compliance executives; plus underwriters and brokers who work in the Lloyd's and London insurance market.  If relevant to colleagues please forward details of this forum to them. Thank you.


12:00 - 12:15
Arrival at Lloyd's Library

12:15 - 12:20
Welcome and Introductions by Forum Chairman

12:20 - 13:30
Presentations and Q&A

13:30 - 14:00
Light lunch and networking (2pm close)


Darren Wray - Forum Chairman
Darren Wray

Forum Chairman

Scene setting and introductions 

Darren Wray is CEO of Fifth Step IT Management Consultancy, a regular speaker on the global stage about digital transformation, data governance and cyber-security management and successful author. In a career spanning 25 years, Darren has worked with and advised many UK/global insurance businesses, technology giants and UK law enforcement/intelligence agencies. Darren’s recent publications include ‘The Brexit Readiness Guide’, ‘The Little Book of GDPR’ and ‘The CIO Navigator - Business Advantage Through Consistent IT and Innovation’.    


Benjamin Davis - Insurance Lead, Emerging Technologies at Digital Risks
Benjamin Davis

Insurance Lead, Emerging Technologies at Digital Risks

Ben is specifically focused on the insurance of emerging technology risk. Digital Risks is an insurtech that works closely with major names in the London market and has won numerous awards for their digital approach to commercial insurance. Being at the leading edge of both cyber protection and new technologies, Ben is much in demand by clients keen to analyse their risk status and develop innovative solutions for tomorrow's technology-based threats. He is one of the few cyber risk specialists with experience in digital currencies, an area of growing importance for insurers and the financial community as a whole.

George Georghiou - Microsoft Alliance Director for Europe at Sogeti
George Georghiou

Microsoft Alliance Director for Europe at Sogeti

George is a seasoned technology industry executive working in a global business development role at Sogeti (a wholly owned subsidiary of Capgemini Group), helping and guiding customers and technology partners to implement Cloud and Digital solutions.

Sogeti supports clients at all stages of their Cloud adoption. Our modern portfolio for Cloud presents our end-to-end capabilities. The market trends are clear. Digital and Cloud technologies are changing the way and pace of the way we do business.

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