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Techweek TV: Accelerating insurance with tech

Tower CEO, Blair Turnbull, appears with Jason Wilby, co-founder and co-CEO of Open, to discuss how technology is changing the most disruptable industry on the planet – insurance.

This event does not require registration.

Friday 28 May
9:00am - 9:30am


Nationwide (more than one region)
Free event
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What's it all about?

Overseas territories have seen insurance disruptors enter the market with fast take up from consumers, reflecting a demand for insurance products when technology is central to the offering.

From the CEO of a 150 year old business, to the Co-CEO of a four year old disruptor, the two discuss how technology is accelerating tech and enabling leaders to reimagine insurance in New Zealand. 

Together they talk about the challenges of incorporating new technology into an established entity versus startups entering the space, and everything in between. 



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Blair Turnbull

CEO, Tower Insurance

Blair has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, largely focused on insurance in New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the United Kingdom. Most recently, Blair was Managing Director, UK Digital, UK & International with Aviva Group, and prior to that, was Executive General Manager, Wealth and Insurance at ASB Bank.

Blair brings extensive international experience to Tower’s business, with a proven global track record in large-scale digital and data innovation, and delivering disruptive, customer-focused models.

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Jason Wilby

Joint Chief Executive, Open Insurance and Co-Founder, Huddle Insurance

Jason is the co-founder and co-Ceo of Open. Founded in 2016, Open is a global, AI-powered platform that issues and manages insurance products on behalf of underwriters, making insurance that's less costly and more reliable for consumers.

Open’s technology has reinvented general insurance; powering instant claims settlements for car, home and travel customers. It harnesses data to offer personalised products including usage based pricing, provides opportunities for brokers and brands and delivers a truly differentiated and fully embedded customer experience.

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