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Digitalisation of the Insurance Industry - Breakfast Forum

08:30 - 10:00
Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, EC1Y 8TZ

Breakfast Forum

8:30 am on Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Do you want to understand the future of insurance as it is being impacted by advances in digital technology? Join us for breakfast on 5 June 2019 at Cass Business School to hear about:

The Digitalisation of the Insurance Industry

Hosted by Cass Business School in conjunction with iWIN and the Worshipful Company of Insurers, this interactive iWIN Forum session is open to anyone interested in the future of digital advances in the insurance industry.

The term “digitalisation” is widely used in the insurance industry these days, but it remains an abstract concept for many. In particular, people often have narrow views about what digital technology is, what it might enable, and who will be the winners and losers from its adoption.

In this session, we will look at the latest understandings about digital technology in terms of what legacy assets and activities it might replace, but also how it can complement existing activities and enable new activities. We will use this latest research to consider how participants can take advantage of digital technology in their organisations in ways that can further their strategic objectives.


Professor Paula Jarzabkowski, Professor of Strategic Management, Cass Business School
Professor Jarzabkowski is a world leader in the topic of how strategy implementation affects competitive dynamics. She has studied multinationals in critical infrastructure, telecommunications and, most recently, the global insurance and reinsurance industry. Her most recent research examines how governments and markets are addressing the protection gap for catastrophic risk. Paula has won prizes for her outstanding impact on business and her most recent work is published in Strategic Management Journal.

Professor Gianvito Lanzolla, Head of Faculty of Management and Professor of Strategic Management, Cass Business School
Gianvito Lanzolla is Professor of Strategy at Cass Business School, City, University of London, which he joined in April 2006. From January 2016, he has been serving as Head of the Faculty of Management, the largest Faculty at Cass Business School (80 academics). Gianvito is the Founding Director of the Cass’s Digital Leadership Research Centre (DLRC). Gianvito is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA).

Before joining Cass, Gianvito was a Research Fellow on the Faculty of the London Business School (2004 – 2006). Over the years, he has had several visiting appointments at leading business schools including the London Business School, Hyderabad’s Indian School of Business and Berlin’s ESMT.

Learning Objectives:

• Learn about the latest research in this field
• Leave with a more in depth understanding of what digital technologies are and how their potential developments in the insurance industry
• Appreciate the impact these developments could have on the business of the future
• Understand where organisations may need to change to benefit from the advances
• Impact on the workforce
• Interact with peers and colleagues in discussion of this topic.

Booking Fee:

Free of Charge

Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, EC1Y 8TZ

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