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James Lay to speak on panel at IIS Global Insurance Forum

Event - 10.07.2018, Berlin



Simplitium's James Lay, Commercial Director of ModEx, speaking about technology within the insurance industry on the "Innovation in Insurance through Interconnection" panel at the Global Insurance Forum.

Simplitium's James Lay is speaking on a panel at the ISS Global Insurance Forum in Berlin about the need for the insurance industry to adapt to changing consumer needs through new technologies and flexible coverage.

James will be joined on the panel, titled "Innovation in Insurance through Interconnection", by representatives from Equinix, our technology infrastructure partner for ModEx.

The conference features prominent thought leaders sharing their views on key issues which will shape the future of the industry.

More information about the conference can be found here.

About James Lay

10086James has spent the past 18 years in the technology industry, primarily engaged with developing solutions and technology strategies for the financial services sector. In 2016, as part of a product development project for Boat Services (now Simplitium), James worked closely with a consortium of Insurtech focused businesses to build a catastrophe modelling platform that opened up the market to specialist model providers and broadened the choice of models available to the (re)insurance industry. 2 years later, the platform has developed into ModEx, with James as Commercial Director.  

Time: 15:25 - 16:15

Date: Tuesday 10 July 2018


InterContinental Berlin Hotel 

Budapester Str. 2,


Berlin, Germany

James Maudslay, Global Head of Insurance Markets, Equinix

John Pruitt, Partner, Evershed Sutherland

James Lay, Commercial Director of ModEx, Simplitium

Mark Weatherhead, Managing Director, Model Development, Guy Carpenter

Insurers have long been the most socially interconnected section of the financial services industry. With today's on-rush of new technology, insurers are having to change the way they work to accommodate:

  • Increased use of technology
  • A huge increase in the amount of data flowing around the ecosystem
  • The need to respond to the service standards demanded by consumers
  • A need to provide flexible coverage types they aren’t used to providing
  • The need to enrich their products through partnering with non-insurance service providers
  • The need to transform from social interconnection to digital interconnection