On Tuesday September 26, our special Roundcube Advisor Conny Dorrestijn moderated a session at Fintech Vortex as part of StartUp Fest week in the Netherlands. The session centered around the application of IoT and AI in insurance technology – a broad enough topic to fill a week of debate and dialogue, but here’s the drill down of the three main messages the Roving Roundcube Reporter took home.

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Exploring the difference between generic API connectivity and a connected insurance platform

Much has been said and written about the need for change in insurance IT architecture (notably our own blogs Why a 'fat' mid-office is healthy for insurers and Unconscious Underperformance) and the industry at large agrees that the need for change is now, that technology now creates the opportunity to do that in a migratory, yet fast manner and that a model based on API connectivity is the way to go. 

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‘Tough love’ in five steps to get your infrastructure up to scratch!

Browsing through an airport bookstore can be a disheartening adventure looking at all the titles beaming at you: “Happiness is a journey”, “Self-help for a new start”, “Mindfulness for greater performance”. Apparently we should all learn to lead fulfilling lives and be top performers at home and at work.

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Everything changes and nothing changes in insurance. It is all about connections at the right place and time, with the right people and between the right systems at the right moment in time.

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