Enabling digital and intelligent cognitive systems

Breakfast briefing  |  19th June 2018, 8am-10am  |  The Gherkin

Enabling digital and intelligent cognitive systems

| The Gherkin

Overcoming the technology challenges and unlocking the full potential of data to deliver digital, robotics and AI…and drive up business performance

Finding process efficiencies and new opportunities to deliver better customer outcomes are urgent priorities facing both insurers and brokers. Digital transformation and developing the capabilities to leverage the next wave of AI and machine learning are critical components to achieve these objectives.

The keys to all of this are having both the right data and a technology architecture that can deliver insight and value. However, this is easier said than done as challenges around outdated legacy technologies, siloed systems and processes, as well as a risk adverse culture can hinder development and deployment. 


Attend this breakfast briefing to:

  • Hear practical approaches to leverage existing data on legacy systems to drive business value?
  • Developing machine learning to build, ingest and drive value from vast data sets
  • Overcoming the practical challenges of legacy technology to enable RPA, AI and machine learning
  • What can and can’t be achieved with the technology
  • Building a robust business case – going beyond cost savings and growth

Sponsored by:


Tim Yorke
Transformation Director
AXA Insurance
Ben Lyons
Automation Specialist
Allianz Insurance


08:00 Registration opens - Grab a coffee & enjoy the views over the city. Breakfast is served at 08:15, presentation will start at 08:50.

Enabling digital RPA - developing a strategic plan

  • Asking the right business questions to identify efficiency and service gaps
  • Key criteria when investing in RPA
  • Overcoming the operational and technological challenges to achieve better customer outcomes
  • Moving to intelligent cognitive systems
Tim Yorke
Transformation Director
AXA Insurance

Effectively leveraging robotic technologies - overcoming the practical challenges

  • Experiences of using RPA and where the challenges arise
  • Approaches that deliver positive business outcomes
  • Avoiding common pitfalls
Ben Lyons
Automation Specialist
Allianz Insurance

09:10 Roundtable discussion & feedback

10:00 Close

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The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe



tel: +44 20 7071 5029

Useful Info

Closest tube stations - Aldgate, Bank

Closest rail stations - Fenchurch St, Liverpool St

Parking - Local street parking nearby

What your peers have said:

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"Was a really good event.
The location and food was excellent, and the discussions with other peers resonated with challenges we're facing. I also liked the fact the sponsor didn't do a hard sell on their products and services."

UKGI Lead Business Architect, Zurich Insurance

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"I thought today was a good session, people dotted around the table contributing & good questions to keep discussions going."

Head of IT Business Partner, Digital, Distribution & Investments, Canada Life Limited

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"I really enjoyed the event this morning, a number of 'tracks' were very thought provoking - its especially good to be able to feel comfortable.... to be able to set questions running in the group where one genuinely doesn't have an answer but see how others might tackle it or what they are thinking.. great stuff, would like to see much more on this subject."

Regional IT Category Director EMEA, Aon

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"These events are always interesting and insightful - thanks for the invitation!"

Head of Change & Transformation, Aviva

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"Provided a perfect opportunity for senior colleagues and competitors to share their issues and how they were resolved or mitigated. Outcome is there is: there is no perfect solution, and reliance predominantly should be on our own staff and the technology is the enabler, and shouldn't be the taskmaster."

Chief Operating Officer, Axis Capital

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"Not only was this event highly informative in terms of future learning and knowledge sharing, I found the environment very relaxed and comfortable which was welcomed. I valued the openness of Ian the guest speaker and the ability to talk freely and share stories.
I look forward to more events like this in the future as I will definitely be attending. "

Claims Operations Manager, Generali

"As ever interesting and lively debate on the hot topics of the day. Sharing the experiences we all face in a safe environment helps put the challenges in perspective"

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"Really good networking opportunity and quality discussions take place among committed practitioners"

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