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Allianz Experts consisting of a series of podcasts, videos, articles and webinars, showcasing experts from across our business, covering future global trends such as AI, Autonomous Vehicles and Cyber.
Choose from the headings below to learn more about that topic. Featuring a range of Allianz experts, you can look forward to relevant topics and emerging trends as we regularly update our videos.
Connected buildings

Sensors are being used to measure water, fire and those things that represent risk. PWC estimate that £10.8 billion was spent on smart devices in 2019. 

James Tucker, Smart Technology manager, explains connected buildings and why it's important for the future of insurance.

Social media

67% of the population use social media and are on social media apps presenting new marketing opportunities for businesses.

Stephanie Mylchreest, Marketing Consultant, Brand, CSR at Allianz, tells us how brokers and SMEs can use social media within their businesses and what makes her an expert.

Read Stephanie's recent Q&A to find out more about social media

Autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are changing the way we think about driving in the future. With levels of autonomy already present in some cars, this exciting technology has the ability to disrupt typical insurance models.

Glen Clarke, Head of transformational propositions at Allianz UK discusses the transition to driverless cars and what this means for the insurance industry and brokers.

Data science

Business and insurance can now gain deeper insight into customers, risks and trends with data science. It has the potential to transform organisations as we generate and analyse more data everyday.

James Tucker, Smart Technology manager, talks through data science and why it is a key element of insurance. 

Read James' recent Q&A to find out more about data science

Cyber crime

As cyber crime becomes an increasingly hot topic for businesses and their customers, a new industry is emerging to provide defensive solutions.

Former Surrey Sussex Collaborated Cyber Crime Team detective and Information Security Senior Analyst for Allianz, David Hull, talks about the cyber crime trends affecting businesses and what they can do to protect themselves, and their customers.

As the threat from cyber attacks increases, how could businesses, particularly in, or with links to, the shipping industry, be impacted?

Captain Rahul Khanna has fourteen years' experience on board oil tankers and bulk carriers all around the globe, and so he has a good understanding of what issues, such as cyber threats, can affect the shipping industry.

Robotics

This year's Allianz Risk Barometer identified that the three top risks for businesses are currently cyber, business interruption and changes in legislation and regulation.

Andy Miller, Technical Manager, Loss Control Engineering, gives guidance around the issues surrounding these risks, explains what brokers can do to assist businesses and how our new online hub, Allianz risk management, can help.

Risk management

It's predicted that, by 2025, around half of all daily work activities carried out by people will instead be undertaken by machines.

Jenny Steyn, Head of Business Systems, talks through the opportunities emerging technology, particularly robotic process automation (RPA), is presenting to the insurance industry.

Read Jenny's recent Q&A to find out more about robotics

Artificial intelligence

The World Economic Forum says that 35% of the skills we’ll need by 2030 don’t exist at the moment, so how will this affect insurance?’.

Sarah Mallaby, Director of Broker Markets at Allianz, tells us what brokers can do to future proof themselves and what makes her an Allianz expert.

Business disruption

Disruption is becoming one of the most powerful business and investment threats we are currently dealing with. 

Neil Dwayne, Global Strategist at Allianz Global Investors, tells us what businesses need to do to protect themselves against the threat of business disruption. 

Digitalisation

A recent study found that 91% of enterprises expect AI to deliver new business growth by 2023.

AI can refer to many technologies so Adam Rates, Head of IT Strategy and Architecture explores how we are using AI in the insurance industry and how brokers can use this to enhance their business proposition.

Drones

It’s estimated there’ll be 4.7 million drones by 2020. Commercially, they’re being used for all kinds of things. If a helicopter was used in the past, it is likely this can now be replaced with a drone.

Tom Chamberlain, Underwriting Manager, Aerospace and General Aviation at Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty London, tells us his experiences working with drones and what makes him an Allianz expert.

Terrorism

How are the changes in terrorists' methods affecting businesses?

Srdjan Todorovic, head of terrorism, RUL at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty talks through changes in the techniques used by terrorists, and what can be done to reduce the implications of these new styles of attack on businesses.

Nick Hewer and an expert panel discuss major global business trends, their impacts on the insurance industry and the challenges they pose to insurance brokers.

At a time when business and technology are constantly changing, which fundamental worldwide shifts will have the greatest impact on businesses, and entire industries? What risks do we need to mitigate against, and which changes offer the most exciting opportunities?

In addition to Acast, each episode is available via SoundCloud and iTunes.

Cybercrime

This year, Cyber Crime took the top spot on the Allianz Risk Barometer for the first time on its own. Businesses are facing a number of challenges such as larger and higher cost data breaches, more ransomware incidents and the increasing prospect of litigation after an event. 

But have the risks changed since we last looked at this subject and has the business landscape changed the way it thinks and protects itself against cyber risks? 

Nick Hewer meets:

  • Rehan Hussain, deputy manager of cyber, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty;
  • Susan Crabtree, Head of product Development, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Daniel Pearce - Senior Analyst, Global Data
  • Andy Thornley, Head of corporate affairs, BIBA.
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Blockchain

There is plenty of excitement around Blockchain, but could it transform the global insurance industry? It’s also widely acknowledged that many businesses are only just starting to get to grips with what is possible.

Nick Hewer discusses blockchain with Adam Rates, Head of Strategy and Architecture at Allianz, Michael Cook, UK Insurance Blockchain Lead at PWC and Rebecca Oliver, Business Development Director from Chain That, who provide blockchain-based solutions for the insurance industry. 

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Smart cities

More than half of all humans globally live and work in cities and urbanised areas, with this set to increase to 68% by 2050. So cities are becoming smarter. Risks will change. Being able to respond to these changes with the right cover will be essential for insurers.
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Connected Buildings

In 2016, insurers detected 125,000 dishonest insurance claims valued at 1.3 billion pounds - according to the Association of British Insurers.

But the insurance industry is fighting back. Earlier this year, Allianz announced they’d made record savings of nearly 63 million pounds in their battle against insurance fraud. 

So what tricks are fraudsters using and what is being done to prevent it?

Nick Hewer discusses fraud and its implications with: 

  • Nick Kelsall, Fraud Manager at Allianz,
  • Ben Fletcher, Director of the Insurance Fraud Bureau
  • Jenny Hemmings, Group Risk & Compliance Director at the Broker Network 
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Data science

Robotics are revolutionising many parts of the business world, including the insurance industry. Advocates for the technology promise that it will be a positive influence for a workforce, increasing productivity and freeing up people for more beneficial roles. But in reality, is this true? And how will it affect insurance in the future?

 

Nick Hewer presents, with guests:

  • Jenny Steyn – Head of Business Systems, Allianz,
  • Richard Archer – Director of Digital and Intelligent Automation at EY
  • Andy Thornley – Head of Corporate Affairs at BIBA
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Sustainability special

This round table discussion explores key trends and topics which are to be covered at the BIBA 2019 conference such as Cyber and Mental Health in the Workplace.

Nick Hewer welcomes three of our Allianz senior board members:

  • Simon McGinn, General Manager, 
  • Neil Clutterbuck, Chief Underwriting Officer and 
  • Graham Gibson, Chief Claims Officer. 
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Changing workplaces

The working week no longer means Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. Home working and the gig economy are changing the workplace, and according to figures published by the ONS in February 2019, the number of self-employed people in the UK increased from 3.3 million people in 2001 to 4.8 million in 2017 – that’s just over 15% of the workforce. 
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Business Interruption

In 2016, insurers detected 125,000 dishonest insurance claims valued at 1.3 billion pounds - according to the Association of British Insurers.

But the insurance industry is fighting back. Earlier this year, Allianz announced they’d made record savings of nearly 63 million pounds in their battle against insurance fraud. 

So what tricks are fraudsters using and what is being done to prevent it?

Nick Hewer discusses fraud and its implications with: 

  • Nick Kelsall, Fraud Manager at Allianz,
  • Ben Fletcher, Director of the Insurance Fraud Bureau
  • Jenny Hemmings, Group Risk & Compliance Director at the Broker Network 
Listen now
BIBA 2019 special

Robotics are revolutionising many parts of the business world, including the insurance industry. Advocates for the technology promise that it will be a positive influence for a workforce, increasing productivity and freeing up people for more beneficial roles. But in reality, is this true? And how will it affect insurance in the future?

 

Nick Hewer presents, with guests:

  • Jenny Steyn – Head of Business Systems, Allianz,
  • Richard Archer – Director of Digital and Intelligent Automation at EY
  • Andy Thornley – Head of Corporate Affairs at BIBA
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Robotics

This round table discussion explores key trends and topics which are to be covered at the BIBA 2019 conference such as Cyber and Mental Health in the Workplace.

Nick Hewer welcomes three of our Allianz senior board members:

  • Simon McGinn, General Manager, 
  • Neil Clutterbuck, Chief Underwriting Officer and 
  • Graham Gibson, Chief Claims Officer. 
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Fraud

In 2016, insurers detected 125,000 dishonest insurance claims valued at 1.3 billion pounds - according to the Association of British Insurers. But the insurance industry is fighting back. Earlier this year, Allianz announced they’d made record savings of nearly 63 million pounds in their battle against insurance fraud. 
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Cyber crime

Drones

Customer engagement

Brexit

Brexit is only months away, so what will it mean for the UK insurance industry? What tangible effects has the referendum decision already had? What impacts and risks should UK businesses and insurance brokers already be planning contingencies for? Which possible opportunities should we be poised to take advantage of?
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Geopolitics

Artificial intelligence

Autonomous vehicles