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Digital Transformation: Emerging Trends / Innovate And Automate To Survive In 2019

Lloyd's Library, Lloyd's Building, One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA,

Monday 14 January 2019

08:30AM - 10:00AM


Competition in today’s global insurance market is relentless and customers are ever more demanding. To survive in 2019 - let alone prosper - insurers, underwriters, brokers, agents and syndicates are being urged to innovate their products, services and systems. This forum examines the key technology breakthroughs of 2018 and predicts how they can streamline our business in the year ahead.  We asked leading IT specialists and industry experts to tell us what they think. Join us and find out how the business and technology trends for digitisation, the cloud, blockchain, big data, compliance and AI will shape 2019.

Who Should Attend

This event is a ‘must attend’ for senior business, IT and security professionals; senior technology architects and developers; finance officers; risk and compliance executives; plus underwriters and brokers who work in the Lloyd's and London insurance market.  If relevant to colleagues please forward details of this forum to them. Thank you.


08:30 - 08:45
Delegates Arrive

08:45 - 08:50
Welcome and Introductions by Gary Nuttall

08:50 - 10:00
Presentations and Q & A

10:00 - 10:00


Gary Nuttall - Managing Director at Distlytics
Gary Nuttall

Managing Director at Distlytics

Gary is well recognised in the Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology arena, with particular expertise in the commercial insurance and legal sectors.  He worked for Chaucer Syndicates for six years and subsequently on the LM TOM programme, exploring emerging technologies such as Distributed Ledger Technology.  He provides education, advisory and consultancy services through Distlytics and provides blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICO education to insurance companies and the general public. He is a technical consultant to the ClydeCode Consultancy practice formed by international law firm Clyde & Co and is an advisor to Blocksure, a UK-based InsurTech startup implementing blockchain in the insurance industry. 

Gary will set the scene for the session by exploring the challenges the insurance market is facing and the technologies it is putting into place to meet the challenges.

Alistair Sergeant - CEO at Purple Consulting
Alistair Sergeant

CEO at Purple Consulting

Alistair is the CEO of Purple, the UK’s fastest growing Independent Digital Transformation Consultancy. 

A recognised leader within the transformation market working across multiple sectors, Alistair works with clients looking to radically transform the way they are working through the appropriate alignment of people process, technology and culture in order to drive competitive advantage.

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Gregg Freeman - Business Development Lead - London at Vodafone
Gregg Freeman

Business Development Lead - London at Vodafone

Vodafone recognise that every organisation is unique and is planning its digital future from its own distinct perspective. So, we partnered with Circle Research to talk to more than 2,000 organisations – of every size – across the United Kingdom (25% public sector and 75% private sector) to find out what digital transformation means to them.

Vodafone's Latest 'Digital Ready' Report can be accessed via the following link: 


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Stephen Moffitt, PhD - Director and Lead Consultant at Plus or Minus Seven
Stephen Moffitt, PhD

Director and Lead Consultant at Plus or Minus Seven

'The challenges that digital transformation creates particularly in terms of people and cultures'

Stephen is managing director of Plus or Minus Seven, a boutique consultancy specialising in helping businesses transform into digital product companies, delivering software-as-service through:

  • Technology-driven M&A: pre-deal consulting, technical due diligence, 100-integration plan design and delivery across all business functions
  • Digital capacity building: recruiting teams, identifying appropriate technology environments and practices, defining product portfolios and commercial frameworks
  • Digital transformations: from strategic vision through to delivery of road map

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