An Introduction to Specialist Insurance, The Next Frontier for Data Science

Speaker: James Poynter

Summary: The London Insurance Market is the world’s leading hub for specialist insurance, a place where underwriters and brokers make markets for and trade new, complex, and large risks. This talk will give: an overview of the multi-billion dollar market, discuss the complexity of offshore energy risk, and the exciting potential applications of data science techniques within the specialist insurance sector.

Bio: James has worked as analyst within QBE’s Oil and Gas underwriting team for the past five years; He has a keen interest in data science and analytics, and is currently working with QBE’s Head of Data Science on a number of projects. He is also a member of Sequel’s innovation council, advising product innovations for their Impact exposure management product. He holds a BSc in Chemistry, and MA in business management.