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The leadership in Insurance (LIIP) podcast is a podcast helping Insurance professionals, Investors and supporters learn what it takes to achieve and succeed in the global insurance industry. We look to interview the leaders and pioneers of the insurance industry focussing on stories of success and discussing what it takes to succeed in today's changing insurance landscape. We specifically look at what it takes to build a modern insurance business and how great teams are built.
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The Leadership in Insurance Podcast (The LIIP‪)‬ Alex Bond

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The leadership in Insurance (LIIP) podcast is a podcast helping Insurance professionals, Investors and supporters learn what it takes to achieve and succeed in the global insurance industry. We look to interview the leaders and pioneers of the insurance industry focussing on stories of success and discussing what it takes to succeed in today's changing insurance landscape. We specifically look at what it takes to build a modern insurance business and how great teams are built.
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    Evolution vs Revolution : An Interview with Roy Mill, CEO & Co-Founder of Joshu

    Evolution vs Revolution : An Interview with Roy Mill, CEO & Co-Founder of Joshu

    Hello and welcome to the latest episode of the Leadership in Insurance Podcast where this week we are lucky enough to be joined by Roy Mill, CEO of Joshu.
    We had a great conversation this week where we discussed a wide range of topics such as:

    Roy's background, from working at Ancestry then moving into insurtech just five years ago at At-Bay, to becoming an insurtech start-up founder…What has that journey been like? What inspired the decision to start Joshu?How has each experience informed your role as a founder? & What are the key lessons you’ve learnt along the way?Launching in January 2020 – how did Covid impact your development journey? Did it cause you to pivot? Joshu's fund raising journey in January 2021) You had a ringside seat in a hyper-growth business that went through several funding rounds, what’s it like now leading a business through that process yourself? Were there any surprises in that experience? Your solution offers insurance carriers and MGAs a full suite of digital tools needed to bring their commercial insurance business online. Innovation is imperative to what you provide, how do you go about building a team and culture at Joshu that fosters this?We talk a lot about the waves of insurtech, what do you think the next wave will be?
    Thank you Roy for your time, it was great to speak to you!
    This Podcast was brought to you by FinPro, an executive recruitment business that works in the Insurance and Insurtech space.
    Our host in FinPro Director, Alex Bond
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    • 47 min
    Cloud, Core Systems & Socotra's App Marketplace : Dan Woods, CEO, Socotra

    Cloud, Core Systems & Socotra's App Marketplace : Dan Woods, CEO, Socotra

    Hello and welcome to the latest episode of the Leadership in Insurance Podcast where this week we are lucky enough to be joined by Dan Woods, CEO of Socotra.
    We had a great conversation this week where we discussed a wide range of topics such as:

    Revolutionising core systemsTechnology stacks within incumbents & core system road blocksMisinformation in legacy systemsMaking chances for efficiency and how that will impact company culture2017 & the cultural shift towards cloud systemsRisk profiles shiftingHow the insurance industry chooses the low risk pathHow cloud is now seen as the safer optionHow true cloud can revolutionize innovationITC & Socotra's new app market place
    Thank you Dan for your time, it was great to speak to you!
    This Podcast was brought to you by FinPro, an executive recruitment business that works in the Insurance and Insurtech space.
    Our host in FinPro Director, Alex Bond
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    • 52 min
    Scouting Innovation : An Interview with Matt Connolly, CEO, Sønr

    Scouting Innovation : An Interview with Matt Connolly, CEO, Sønr

    Hello and welcome to the latest episode of the Leadership in Insurance Podcast where this week we are lucky enough to be joined by Matt Connolly, CEO of Sønr.
    We had a great conversation this week where we discussed a wide range of topics such as:

    What was the idea behind Sønr and how did it come about? Why insurtech, what drew you to insurtech in 2015?What have you learned from this experience? How have the changes in the insurtech market in recent years shaped what you are doing at Sønr today? You work with some major insurance players - how does the dynamic work across different businesses and where does it work best?The Insurtech 100When ‘scouting innovation’ what are you looking for? When collating the insurtech 100 what stands out to you? How do you identify the real game changers even if they are at an early stage?What are you most excited for the next insurtech 100? Tuesday What is Tuesday and what prompted you to create the platform? Whats next for Sønr? Expanding, Adding attentional products? 
    Thank you Matt for your time, it was great to speak to you!
    This Podcast was brought to you by FinPro, an executive recruitment business that works in the Insurance and Insurtech space.
    Our host in FinPro Director, Alex Bond
    Please like and subscribe if you enjoyed this podcast

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    Innovation, Talent & Leadership : An Interview with Upasana Unni, CCO, Sayata

    Innovation, Talent & Leadership : An Interview with Upasana Unni, CCO, Sayata

    Hello and welcome to the latest episode of the Leadership in Insurance Podcast where this week we are lucky enough to be joined by Upasana Unni, CCO at Sayata.
    We had a great conversation this week where we discussed a wide range of topics such as:

    What does innovation mean for you?Sayata's funding journeyUpasana's experience making the move into insurtechHow has your McKinsey background influenced your role in the c-suite of an Insurtech start up?Many large insurers are working with management consultancies on their innovation – as someone who worked in that field do you think this is the best approach? What are the weaknesses of this?As someone who has made the transition into insurtech, how can we continue to encourage more talent into the industry?The importance of a humanising our working relationshipsSayata has a strong female leadership team, what can we do to encourage more women into these roles? 
    Thank you Upasana for your time, it was great to speak to you!
    This Podcast was brought to you by FinPro, an executive recruitment business that works in the Insurance and Insurtech space.
    Our host in FinPro Director, Alex Bond
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    • 54 min
    Diversity, Unknown Risks & Meeting in the Metaverse : An Interview with Maria Enrica Angelone, CEO of Wallife

    Diversity, Unknown Risks & Meeting in the Metaverse : An Interview with Maria Enrica Angelone, CEO of Wallife

    Hello and welcome to the latest episode of the Leadership in Insurance Podcast where this week we are lucky enough to be joined by Maria Enrica Angelone, CEO of Wallife.
    We had a great conversation this week where we discussed a wide range of topics such as:

    Staying ahead when insuring against emerging and unknown risks The unique challenges of insuring genetic manipulation and biohackingHow do you go about building a team and culture at Wallife that fosters innovation?Technology poses different risks to different generations.. How important is it to consider diverse age ranges when assessing such risks? How do you create an interest for a new product and get capacity?You have recently raised your series A round, one of the largest funding rounds in the European insurtech space, what was this journey like? Have you seen an uptake in demand since the world has shifted towards remote? You have research first, create insurance products second but without the vanilla/run of the mill products to drive consistent income – how do you balance that challenge?How important will collaboration with third party tech businesses – such as advanced sensor data, biometric data – are there any exciting developments external that you are keeping an eye on?
    Thank you Maria for your time, it was great to speak to you!
    This Podcast was brought to you by FinPro, an executive recruitment business that works in the Insurance and Insurtech space.
    Our host in FinPro Director, Alex Bond
    Please like and subscribe if you enjoyed this podcast

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    • 47 min
    Networks, Geographies & Redefining Venture Capital : An Interview with Brian McLoughlin & Kevin McLoughlin, Partners & Co-Founders, MTech Capital

    Networks, Geographies & Redefining Venture Capital : An Interview with Brian McLoughlin & Kevin McLoughlin, Partners & Co-Founders, MTech Capital

    Hello and welcome to the latest episode of the Leadership in Insurance Podcast where this week we are lucky enough to be joined by Brian McLoughlin & Kevin McLoughlin, Partners & Co-Founders, MTech Capital

    We had a great conversation this week where we discussed a wide range of topics such as:

    Is it circumstance or strategic that one of you is based stateside and one of you is based in the UK?
    How important are networks and the consensus of your networks when it comes to investing?
    You have an ESG policy on your website ‘diversity goes beyond optics’ - What role does venture play in driving de&I agenda within its portfolios and in practical terms, what do you do to make this happen?
    How do you differentiate yourself as a venture capital firm?
    Has your thesis changed in the past 12 months?
    Geographically, has there been a shift in the distribution in your deployment of capital?
    Is the price correction that we’ve seen on the larger insurtech stocks a positive thing for insurtech specific funds such as mtech capital?
    Given the state of the market, will we see more later-stage capital for m&a activity?


    Thank you Brian & Kevin for your time, it was great to speak to you!

    This Podcast was brought to you by FinPro, an executive recruitment business that works in the Insurance and Insurtech space.

    Our host in FinPro Director, Alex Bond

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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Olliexxjwatt81 ,

Keep it going!

Alex is a joy to listen too, very insightful and interesting topics!! Thank you!

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Well worth a listen

Alex Bond does a good job as the interviewer of some really insightful guests. Good if you’re in this field.

sophiejaneweston ,

Great podcast

Really interesting podcast with a great range of interviewees

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