Meta, Gothaer and Zurich:

Other top speakers for insureNXT have been announced

Cologne, 7 April, 2022 – Digital ecosystems and customer centricity, innovative technologies and sustainability: these are the core topics of insureNXT 2022. On 18 and 19 May, top speakers will discuss the future of the insurance industry together in Cologne. Visitors can expect a comprehensive stage programme, a career day, numerous networking opportunities and, for the first time, the presentation of the insureNXT Innovators Award.


Monika Schulze (Executive Team, Zurich), Oliver Schoeller (CEO, Gothaer), Fabian Wesemann (Co-Founder wefox, Bitkom Presidium) and many other top speakers: insureNXT brings together traditional insurers, start-ups and cross-sector partners on 18 and 19 May in Cologne. On a total of four stages, visitors can expect over 150 presentations and panel discussions on topics such as service innovations, metaverse, new work and digital health. The topics of this year’s insureNXT are based on three pillars: People (from Customer Centricity to New Work & Skills), Ecosystems (from Health to Mobility) and NXT|GEN Products, Services, Business Models & Sustainability.


Gil Arazi (Founder & Managing Partner, FinTLV), Oliver Hein (Head of Insurance, Google Cloud Germany), Donald Lacey (CIO, PingAn), and Tak Sato (Managing Partner, MS&AD Ventures) talk with moderator Sabine VanderLinden (Alchemy Crew) about how the world and the industry have changed in the last two years.


Alongside digital ecosystems and new technologies, customer-centric business models are one of the most important developments in the insurance industry. On the first day of the conference, Stephanie Peterson (Chief Customer Officer, AXA) and René Schoenauer (Director Product Marketing EMEA, Guidewire Software) will discuss whether insurers are already on the right path to the people business.


Many sectors are also currently dealing with trend topics such as metaverse – including insurers. Thorsten Paech (Client Solutions Insurance DACH, Meta) gives an outlook on how insurance companies and other business models are making their way into the metaverse.


And Robin Kiera (CEO, Digitalscouting) joins Alexander Braun (Director, Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St. Gallen) and Tim Schumacher (Managing General Partner, WF World Fund), among others, to discuss how pandemics, natural disasters and war scenarios will influence the insurance industry of tomorrow.


Award ceremony on the first day of the congress

On the evening of 18 May, the premiere of the insureNXT Innovators Awards will also take place. A jury of experts consisting of selected representatives of the insureNXT Advisors will select three winners with the most innovative projects and business ideas.


Sebastian Pitzler, Managing Director of co-organiser InsurLab Germany, adds: “Whether industry leaders, start-ups or digital experts from related industries: This year’s programme of insureNXT is again very prominent and richly filled. insureNXT is the international congress trade fair for innovation in the insurance industry. We are looking forward to giving our community the exchange and space to do so in Cologne.”


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About insureNXT
insureNXT is an international congress and conference for innovation in the insurance industry. It offers a modern platform for insurance companies, start-ups, insurance service providers, industry partners and universities. insureNXT seeks cross-industry solutions, new partnerships and business models that overcome the challenges of digital transformation and cultural change in the insurance industry. Together with the community of established insurance companies, start-ups and cross-industry partners, we want to pave the way for a new generation of insurance products, innovative services and business models. insureNXT is a joint event of InsurLab Germany and Koelnmesse. insureNXT 2022 will take place on 18 and 19 May in Cologne and on the web.