The material impact of COVID-19 in stimulating Change and Technology Transformation across the MGA market.

29/04/2021 | Online Zoom Conferencing

The last 12 months have been defined by COVID-19 and caused a significant shift in a market steeped with tradition and historically known to be slow in adopting digital transformation. With the end of the pandemic in sight, Charles Taylor are hosting a panel discussion to explore the impact of COVID-19 on business change programmes and the future Technology landscape of the MGA Market.

The panel will analyse the results from a recent poll which looked at the disruption caused by the pandemic and how MGAA members adapted their future IT strategy as a result of the past 12 months. This will provide an opportunity to gain insight into the current trends within the market and the technology available to support MGAs on their digital journey.

Learning Objectives
This panel discussion will provide insight into:

  • The current trends in the Insurance Market and impact of COVID-19.
  • The barriers to change and technology transformation within the MGA Market.
  • The key drivers of change plans and budget in 2021.
  • The implications of technology transformation and business benefits.
  • Delivering change and the technology available to support MGAs on their digital journey.

About the speakers

Oliver Venables – Strategic Accounts at Charles Taylor InsureTech
Olly Venables started with CTI in 2019 and his current role in Strategic Accounts gives him exposure to multiple different insurance markets on a day to day basis. Having spent more than 18 years in the insurance and banking sectors his previously held roles include: – International IT Delivery Manager, Head of Business Applications & Business Solution Architect. Olly’s primary focus at CTI is to understand and advise Clients on the way in which CTI’s solutions can create business benefit through digital transformations. He has successfully implemented and overseen numerous projects both in London and Globally that span the whole insurance lifecycle from Quote and Bind to Reinsurance management.

Gary Bullock – Head of Broker & Underwriting Services
Gary has been in the (Re) Insurance London market for over 40 years. Started out in the Broker arena before moving into the Underwriting side of things, predominantly within the delegated authority space. Through M&A Gary has been with CT since 1999 and has managed all types of back office services from MGA/Broker start-ups through to (Re) Insurance managed Run-off.

Waleed Sarwar – Founder & CEO of CoVi Analytics
Waleed is a risk and compliance professional from a consulting background with 15+ years of hands-on experience across the insurance sector. Currently, Waleed heads up CoVi Analytics (part of Charles Taylor group), a technology company delivering productivity solutions for regulated firms to help them achieve operational efficiencies.
Prior to CoVi Analytics, Waleed has worked with most Tier 1 insurers including Prudential, Aviva, Bupa, AIG, L&G and the Lloyd’s Corporation. Waleed also spent time at the UK regulator (Prudential Regulation Authority – PRA) as a policy advisor where he represented UK’s position at EIOPA on Solvency II rules for insurance groups.