CPD Festival Week: The Future of Insurance and Your Place In It

Monday, 19 April 2021
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • David Smith, Chief Executive, Global Futures and Foresight

David will draw on his 35 years of experience in technology, strategy and futures roles, much of which has been focussed on the insurance industry, to illustrate how IT is set to change not just how we do things but the very substance of what we do.

He will look at both new and emerging technologies to illustrate this point. His foresight is gathered through Global Futures and Foresight by their in-house research team and through many engagements with Insurance firms both in the UK and abroad.

His purpose is to inspire his audience to embrace change and by so doing better prepare for the future.

Learning objectives
By the end of the session, attendees will:
- Learn how technologies will increasingly disrupt the Insurance sector.
- Learn how to run a 3 Horizon exercise to understand how technologies will impact the insurance sector in the long, medium and short-term and how they will likely impact your own firm.
- Understand what is required to personally thrive and be a positive contributor in a dynamically changing insurance sector.

Speaker biography
David Smith is the Chief Executive and Futurist at Global Futures and Foresight, a futures research firm, based in London, which he has led for the past 14 years. He has over 35 years of marketing, leadership and strategy experience, in global IT and IT services firms and was responsible for the strategy of a $2bn global financial services business focussed on Insurance.
He is a regular speaker at Business Schools, associations and industry events and on a number of occasions for the CII across the UK, addressing over 40 conferences a year and publishes a number of forward -looking reports each year (www.thegff.com). In May last year he reported on the likely long-term consequences of COVID-19 on 40 industry sectors, including the insurance sector and insurance brokers, on consumers across 12 sectors and on the economy.
He is currently a member of the IT Lab of the US Professional Insurance Agents association. He also worked with ACORD for 8 years to raise the strategic importance of data in Insurance firms and last year undertook research with CIO’s of the top insurance firms in the city.

Who should attend this event
This session will be relevant to all levels of CII and PFS members and for all roles, from claims to strategy, customer engagement, analysts and underwriters.

Joining instructions are sent with your booking confirmation. If you are unable to attend, please cancel at your earliest convenience to allow another member to attend.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.