Transforming property underwriting through data, advanced analytics and AI

London market breakfast briefing

The Gherkin

Free to attend    |    Only 15 places


Improving London market underwriting performance and portfolio management to enable growth, reduce losses and enhance the client experience

New and existing data sets combined with sophisticated analytics and AI are presenting huge opportunities for property underwriters to improve risk selection and portfolio management.

However, in large, complex organisations with siloed data, disparate technology systems, and processes that rely heavily on manual interventions, realising these opportunities is often easier said than done. This breakfast will explore the opportunities in detail and how you overcome the data, technology and mindset challenges in order to grasp them.

Attend this breakfast briefing to hear how organisations in the London Market are filling data gaps to compete in tomorrow’s data-driven insurance landscape.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Improving address and geospatial resolution accuracy to enhance risk selection, pricing, portfolio profitability and exposure to hazards
  • Successfully applying automation and AI tools to property underwriting
  • Developing a data-first culture that can continually improve underwriting performance and uncover new opportunities
  • Envisioning the property underwriter of the future look like in an AI enabled world



Saki Thethy
Head of Data
Ascot Underwriting
Farris Salah
Head of Smart Follow
Apollo Underwriting


  • Takes place in the private dining rooms at the top of the Gherkin
  • Only 15 industry practitioner places are available
  • Hear the case study then participate in the Q&A




08:00 Registration, tea and coffee
08:15  Breakfast of your choice with views over the City
08:40 Introduction by the chair
08:50 Presentation

Overcoming the practical challenges to improve property underwriting and portfolio management

  • Where are the opportunities for new data to improve property underwriting
  • What are the implications for the smart follow market
  • Changing the underwriters mindset to become more data driven
Saki Thethy
Head of Data
Ascot Underwriting
Farris Salah
Head of Smart Follow
Apollo Underwriting

09.05 Roundtable discussion & feedback

10:00 Close

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