EY - Disrupt or be disrupted

EY Insurance Webcast

Disrupt or be disrupted

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To disrupt or be disrupted? That is the question insurers must address if they are to make the once-futuristic concepts in telematics, wearable tech and real-time risk underwriting into here-and-now operational capabilities.

There is a clear and compelling opportunity for insurers to re-engineer the fundamental value proposition to customers through transformative product innovation.

As with any disruptive trend, a balance must be struck between formulating the right strategy and taking action. Insurers, with their traditional risk aversions and reluctance to change, would be well served in cultivating a bias toward near-term action that befits the urgency of market changes in this new data-driven era.

On 16 March, join a panel of our professionals as they outline the perils and potential of new data sources for insurers, including: 

  • Customer data security and privacy
  • Creating an advanced analytics culture
  • Product innovation
  • Program management for underwriting, life insurance and claims
  • Forming a plan and taking action

The panel also will review key findings from our 2016 Sensor Data Survey.


EY - Bernhard Klein Wassick

Bernhard Klein Wassink

Ernst & Young LLP (US)

Bernhard Klein Wassink is a principal in the Ernst & Young LLP (US) Financial Services practice, and a leader in its Global Insurance Customer & Growth practice. In this role, he helps clients plan and execute their organic growth objectives and customer agendas.

He has experience in successfully designing company-wide sales, and in marketing and service programs that drive growth and profitability in the financial service industry. His experience also includes senior leadership roles in finance, as well as serving as a practice leader in global professional services firms.

A dual citizen of the US and the Netherlands, Bernhard holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an MscBA in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.


EY - Imran Ahmed

Imran Ahmed

Ernst & Young LLP (UK)

Imran Ahmed is a partner in the Global Claims team in the Advisory practice of Ernst & Young LLP based in London. In this role, Imran works with a wide range of companies to help them improve their claims operations and deliver sustainable customer service, as well as advising in expense and indemnity improvement.

He has 25 years of international experience in the insurance industry in both consulting and company roles.

Imran earned his MBA from Durham University.


EY - Kevin D. Koenig

Kevin D. Koenig

Ernst & Young LLP (US)

Kevin Koenig is the Global Insurance Analytics & Data Excellence Advisory leader for Ernst & Young LLP based in New York.  In this role, he helps clients plan for and execute enterprise data-centric initiatives that are focused on driving profitable growth, business improvement, and intelligent integration and enablement across complex business models in financial services.

Kevin has more than 25 years of experience guiding some of the world’s largest companies through diverse customer, brand, and business intelligence-related transformation strategies. He has experience, both domestically and abroad, helping companies in more than 25 emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. He served for more than 10 years as part of an executive institute working with Fortune 100 companies, where he advised clients on understanding the potential value and implications of analytics.

EY - Steve W. Lavalle

Steve W. Lavalle

Ernst & Young LLP (US)

Steve is a principal in the Financial Services Advisory practice of Ernst & Young LLP based in Boston. An innovator and mentor noted for forward-thinking actionable approaches. Steve has experience in transformation, rallying senior executives, and aligning teams to common goals.

Steve also helps senior client executives monetize disruptive technologies for profit expansion and competitive differentiation.

Steve has an MBA from Harvard and an undergraduate degree from Wharton. He has been published extensively, including in the Sloan Management Review.