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Allianz Experts consisting of a serices of podcasts, videos, articles and webinars, showcasing experts from across our busines, 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.
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

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

Risk management

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.

Artificial intelligence

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Smart devices – connected through the Internet of Things, talking to each other, and harvesting data in real time – are on the rise. It has the potential to completely redefine the traditional insurance business model, shifting the focus from paying out after the event, to the prevention of accidents occurring in the first place.
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Data science

Insurers have always gathered data to understand the nature of the risks they insure against. However, with such unprecedented volumes of data from new sources now available, and rapid advances in technology, it can be stored and analysed much more quickly than in the past. So what tangible changes will this bring for customers and brokers alike?
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Sustainability special

Three of our Allianz experts from across the business join us today to discuss how sustainability will affect the insurance industry and businesses and what can be done. We take a look at three areas of sustainability affecting the insurance industry; sustainable claims, climate change and sustainability as a business. And importantly discuss how this will impact and affect businesses and brokers.
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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

Business Interruption, both damage and non-damage, can have catastrophic consequences ,yet research shows that only 1 in 3 UK business have sufficient cover. Nick Hewer's panel discuss the changes to BI insurance in recent years, and how brokers can offer customers more comprehensive advice on the subject.
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BIBA 2019 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.
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Robotics

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?
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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

Technology has revolutionised the business world, from the way an organisation interacts with customers or clients to the way they store and read data. According to Allianz, by 2020 the data universe will reach 40 zettabytes – that’s the equivalent of every person in the world filling ten 64GB smart phones with data. The research also suggests cyber crime costs the world economy 445 billion dollars a year. 
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Drones

A recent report estimates there will be more than 76,000 drones in use across UK skies by 2030, with nearly 630,000 people working in the drone economy, adding £42 billion to UK GDP.
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Customer engagement

Technology has really shaken up the customer experience. Products and services are available around the clock at the touch of a button, and customers are interacting with companies through chatbots on their smartphones. So what does this mean for customer expectations, how are they changing? And what opportunities and risks does this present for the insurance industry? 
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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

Political shifts across the world are more significant than at any time since the end of the Cold War. What will Donald Trump’s aggressive and isolationist rhetoric actually mean in the long term? Does the prospect of China being forced to open its markets present big opportunities? And does the recent disintegration of our relationship with Russia cause major concern for UK business?
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Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) already touches numerous aspects of our lives, from smart metering in our homes, to voice activation on smart phones. A recent report suggested that AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030.
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Autonomous vehicles

Self-driving cars may seem like something from science fiction, but they could be in circulation in as little as three years’ time. What will our towns and cities look like in the next few decades and what are the risks and benefits these vehicles could bring for business, and for all of us?
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