How Will InsurTech Shape The Future?

InsurTechs, Macro Trends, and Emerging Insurance Needs

Patterns of ownership are changing. Mobility options are evolving and increasing in number. Leading traditional insurance practitioners have responded to disruption and innovation by adopting InsurTech best practices, investing in InsurTech startups, and partnering with InsurTechs to help with the transformation of their business.

These are among the macro trends influencing the insurance sector right now, where leading insurers and InsurTechs are focusing their research, development and investment.

Anthemis will share more about the major trends worldwide, then dig down into some of the less obvious shifts in our world for those seeking to learn more about the emergent needs in various sectors requiring insurance.

Is InsurTech now mature? Or is it still early days? What will its future look like? Find out how the evolution of insurance will be intertwined with new technologies.

World Insurance Forum

November 17,
11:00am (ET)

Featured Speakers:

Mark Dowds
Mark Dowds
Managing Director,

Mark is a Managing Director at Anthemis. A serial investor and entrepreneur, Mark has an established track record of bringing velocity to high growth early stage companies. Mark is a key member of the Ecosystem Development team, managing business development and developing Anthemis’s partnerships with financial services incumbents and technology companies worldwide.

In 2012 he co-founded Trov—the world’s first on-demand insurance platform—and was accountable for revenue, strategy and growth as the company expanded internationally. In two decades he has helped get dozens of ventures off the ground, through his Canadian- and Irish-based incubators. Mark was an LP in Bullet Time Ventures, an early seed investor in Uber and Twilio. He is the Chairman of Techstart Ventures, which helps entrepreneurs build successful technology businesses from the ground up in Northern Ireland and Scotland. He is an advisor to several companies including Modius Health, StageTEN, eHarvestHub and Flo Technologies.
If he is not on a plane or a stage, these days Mark is on a bike or spending time creating adventures with his wife of 22 years and two teenagers.

Ruth Foxe Blader
Ruth Foxe Blader

Ruth Foxe Blader is a Partner at Anthemis and a thought leader in FinTech and InsurTech. At Anthemis, Ruth leads strategic investment efforts across Europe and North America. Ruth specializes in technology-enabled business models, insurance technology, risk transfer, early stage investing, product strategy and digital transformation.

Prior to joining Anthemis, Ruth worked for Allianz SE, where she spearheaded leading digital innovation efforts. She was a founding member of the AllianzX team, where she led investments in startups including Lemonade, MoneyFarm, Argus Cyber Security and SimpleSurance.

A New Jersey native, Ruth has spent the last decade between New York, London and Paris. In 2018 and 2019, Ruth was recognized for her outstanding contribution to the global financial technology ecosystem and listed among the Women in Fintech Powerlist by Innovate Finance. She currently serves on the boards of Axle, Demex, Hokodo, InsurData, Kaiko, Proportunity and Stable.

About Anthemis

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