Events

Events at the Centre focus on a range of risk-related subjects and topics of interest to the insurance industry. The goal of the events is to improve understanding of risk and insurance, build stakeholder communities around topics and consider potential business solutions.

Insurance in the age of drones

Insurance in the age of drones

Drones come in a variety of sizes and types, from model aircraft for personal use, to large fixed wing aircraft used by the military. The commercialization of drone technology is just getting started and it appears to have enormous potential. Insurance coverage for drone operation is essential for that progress to take place.

Insuring food safety: What's on the menu?

Insuring food safety: What's on the menu?

There are many reasons to recall food. It could be because of salmonella or listeria poisoning or because of failure to notify of potential allergens, such as milk or wheat; it could be that products contain foreign objects such as glass or metal fragments.

4th Swiss Re Symposium on Data Protection

4th Swiss Re Symposium on Data Protection: Ethics and E-health in Insurance

Nowhere is the phrase "digital disruption" more appropriate than in the field of healthcare technology and its impact on notions of privacy and confidentiality. The information collected about our health and activity by wearable devices and mobile apps and the Big Data analytics that make sense of it all are transforming the way individuals think about themselves and the way health practitioners consider prevention, diagnoses and treatment.

Swiss Re Life & Health Forum

Swiss Re Life & Health Forum

Immer wieder verschlafen etablierte Unternehmen wegweisende Entwicklungen in ihrer Branche. So hat Kodak zu spät auf Digitalkameras gesetzt, Microsoft die Verbreitung des Internets unterschätzt oder Nokia Smartphones zu lange ignoriert. Der Umgang mit den Auswirkungen des "Innovator's Dilemma" fällt oft sehr unterschiedlich aus, ist stets aber mit immensen Kosten verbunden und lässt einstige Marktführer nicht selten innerhalb kurzer Zeit in der Bedeutungslosigkeit verschwinden.

Roundtable Asset Management Information Technology

RAMIX 2016

With the increasing influence of FinTech on global financial services today, it is more important than ever before that our firms monitor and create opportunities that enable us to remain competitive and relevant.

Health monitoring: Making sense of sensors

Health monitoring: Making sense of sensors

The market of wearable devices is expected to grow exponentially over the next years, disrupting the whole healthcare industry. So far, lifestyle and fitness trackers with limited accuracy dominate the market. With the rise of integrated solutions, more and more vital sign monitors for medical purposes with sophisticated sensor set-ups to provide robust and reliable measurements are entering the market.

Blockchain: how insurers are building up trust by breaking down barriers

Blockchain: how insurers are building up trust by breaking down barriers

Blockchain technology has opened up a number of new possibilities once considered unimaginable. Whether it's the possibility of instant payments, self-executing "smart" re/insurance contracts, lower transaction fees, less paperwork, or other efficiency gains, the insurance industry is taking note. A number of new entrants as well as the industry's established players are keen to identify and leverage the business opportunities that blockchain technology promises.