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Simplitium's Dr. Matthew Jones speaking at RAA Cat Risk Management 2019

Event - 26.02.2019, 3.00 pm, Orlando, Florida

Cat Risk Management 2019: The Future of Catastrophe Management - 2020 and Beyond

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019, 3.00 PM

Breakout session 3: 
The key topics that are driving change - What practically do we do now?

Dickie Whitaker, Chief Executive, Oasis Loss Modelling Framework
Dr. Matthew Jones, Head of Insurance Product, Simplitium

Find out how collaboration is the key to driving change.

  • Interoperability
  • Choice
  • Efficiency in platform management
  • Transparency

image-27Matthew Jones is the Head of Insurance Product at Simplitium, leading the product development of ModEx - the multi-vendor catastrophe risk modelling platform for the (re)insurance industry.

Before joining Simplitium, Matthew founded Cat Risk Intelligence, a UK based company providing catastrophe risk management consultancy to the (re)insurance industry. Prior to this, Matthew served as Global Head of Catastrophe Management for Zurich Insurance Group, leading the organisational change required to establish a global team with consistent processes to provide catastrophe knowledge, systems, models and services across Zurich’s general insurance lines of business. Matthew worked for Zurich for fourteen years, filling various roles in the actuarial pricing and catastrophe risk management fields. Before this, he was a reinsurance pricing actuary for St Paul Re in London.

Matthew graduated from the UK’s University of Nottingham in 1993 with a degree in Physics. He then completed a PhD in Oceanography and Remote Sensing from University College London, whilst being based at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. He is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Actuaries and a co-author of ‘Natural Catastrophe Risk Management and Modelling: A Practitioner’s guide’.

Dickie Whitaker has 30 years’ experience in the (re)insurance business and for the last 20 years has specialised in risk and innovation and linking academia, government and finance. Dickie has written and presented extensively on these subjects and has operated globally and has worked in both London and New York. He has co-founded and works for The Lighthill Risk Network,Oasis Palm Tree Ltd, The Oasis Hub and is Chief Executive of Oasis Loss Modelling Framework Ltd.