In February of 2019, Nassau Financial Group founded an incubator called Nassau Re/Imagine to accelerate Hartford’s Insurtech innovation. We foster startups and other companies that will attract a new generation of talent to the city and state. Today, we help speed Hartford’s transformation as an incubator for insurtech innovation. We foster startups and other companies that will attract a new generation of Insurtech talent to the city and state. We provide a free, convenient, and supportive environment for founders to develop strong business relationships with Nassau and other insurance carriers in the area. In this show, we will be interviewing those people driving change in Hartford and beyond. We will interview startups in our program, influencers in our community, and visitors from around the world.
131 - AI, Machine Learning, and Quantum Computing in Insurance
The latest Nassau Re/Imagine Podcast episode explores the crucial steps in integrating AI and machine learning into businesses: from pilot programs to seizing opportunities and fostering experimentation.
Join us in this insightful discussion recorded during Hartford Innovation Week, where we unpack the profound impact of AI, ML, and Quantum Computing on our society, businesses, and personal lives.
Dive into an engaging panel discussion hosted by Nassau Financial Group, featuring experts Francesco Ricigliano from AdvanceCT, Sanjeevnayak Nayak, and Mike DiDonato from the University of Connecticut. Their expertise provides a solid groundwork for the intriguing conversations that ensued.
If you're passionate about these transformative technologies and keen to be part of future discussions, drop your interest in the comments below. Let's continue this dialogue and drive innovation forward! #AI #MachineLearning #Innovation #BusinessStrategy
130 Building For Equity: Meet the Girls For Technology Program Finalists
Welcome to this exciting podcast episode recapping the Building For Equity culminating pitch event hosted by Girls For Technology on August 3rd in Hartford, CT. Special edition host, Tisa Rabun-Marshall, will take you through the highlights of this unforgettable evening.
Picture this: a vibrant gathering filled with innovative ideas, inspiring presentations, and moments that left a lasting impression. The event showcased ten exceptional pitches that left us inspired, proving the undeniable power of innovative thinking and the potential to create a positive global impact.
Join us as we dive into exclusive interviews with the entrepreneurs behind these groundbreaking ideas. We'll hear from Rashia Schand of Flurish LLC, Alexsys Cooper representing Outlashed by Lexx, Nicqueva Harrison with Elsada by Nicqueva, and Mya Gray from Viewfindher Films, each sharing their journey and passion.
But that's not all – Yasmine Nahounou of Yian Company, Leslie Gomez of Imperfect by Pop, Clovia McIntosh from IRL Innovations LLC, and Dorothelia Barnett of Dottie's Sea Moss Wellness Bar will also captivate us with their stories of innovation and determination.
The podcast wouldn't be complete without shining a spotlight on the remarkable Kay Johnson of Push Classic Collections and Jodi-Ann Bryan, the driving force behind Jodi Cup of Health. Their dedication to their respective ventures is truly inspiring.
And of course, we have the privilege of speaking with the dynamic Sabrina Tucker-Barrett, the President & CEO of Girls For Technology. She'll provide us with insights into the organization's mission and the incredible impact they're making.
Join us in celebrating the culmination of this extraordinary pitch event that showcased not only brilliant ideas but also the limitless potential of human innovation. Stay tuned for an episode filled with creativity, determination, and the promise of a brighter future.
Learn about the program here: https://www.girlsfortechnology.org/building-for-equity
Building For Equity: Girls For Technology's culminating pitch event
August 3, 2023
Nassau Financial Group, Hartford, CT
Host: Tisa Rabun-Marshall
Rashia Schand, Flurish LLC.
Alexsys Cooper, Outlashed by Lexx
Nicqueva Harrison, Elsada by Nicqueva
Mya Gray, Viewfindher Films
Yasmine Nahounou, Yian Company
Leslie Gomez, Imperfect by Pop
Clovia McIntosh, IRL Innovations LLC.
Dorothelia Barnett, Dottie's Sea Moss Wellness Bar
Kay Johnson, Push Classic Collections
Jodi-Ann Bryan, Jodi Cup of Health
Sabrina Tucker-Barrett, President & CEO, Girls For Technology
129 Advancing Digital Capabilities and Retiretech with Jack Sharry, LifeYield
In this episode we discuss Nassau Financial Group’s recent partnership with LifeYield, and how it will lead to innovative solutions in retiretech. Nassau will integrate LifeYield’s “Social Security+ with Income Layers” application into its retiretech toolbox for use by independent producers.
Jack Sharry, Chief Growth Officer of LifeYield, joins the conversation to discuss how this partnership will benefit Nassau, LifeYield, and how the collaboration is intended to help advance the ability of independent producers to create retirement income protection for more Americans through education, emerging retiretech technology, and annuities.
“Nassau’s collaboration with LifeYield demonstrates our long-term focus on providing leading digital capabilities to help insurance producers develop strong retirement income strategies for each client,” said Tom Buckingham, Chief Growth Officer at Nassau.
“We are excited about the future of technology in retirement planning, from setting goals through seeking to protect savings, deliver guaranteed income, and pay for health care costs,” Buckingham added. “By partnering with LifeYield, we align with a leader for technology designed to maximize retirement income, broadening our commitment to insurtech beyond our incubator, Nassau Re/Imagine.”
LifeYield is a technology company whose goal is to improve investor outcomes by minimizing investment taxes and maximizing retirement income. Major financial services firms integrate LifeYield APIs with their proprietary platforms to automate ongoing asset location, tax harvesting, transitions, withdrawals, multi-account rebalancing, and retirement income optimization. LifeYield’s goal is to increase advisor productivity and improve financial results for investors, advisors, and firms.
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128 Generative AI and the Future of the Insurance Industry
In this episode of The Re/Imagine Podcast, we discuss the role of AI in the insurance industry. Neeraja Rasmussen, Founder, Spyglaz, discusses the potential for AI to improve efficiencies in the value chain of insurance, from underwriting to claims to servicing to distribution. She focuses on the work that Spyglaz is doing with Nassau to optimize the relationships between carriers and agents. Our second guest, Prem Kumar, CEO and Co-Founder of Humanly, talks about how AI can help with hiring processes, from screening candidates to scheduling interviews to providing time savings and reducing time to hire. They discuss the importance of diversity and equity in hiring and the potential for AI to help with these issues. The conversation also touches on AI's potential positives and negatives, including the realistic nature of AI-generated voices and faces.
Neeraja Rasmussen founded Spyglaz, an AI growth platform that can help increase distribution partner and customer value. Their solution is built from the ground up for the insurance industry, focusing on Life and Annuity companies. Spyglaz uses machine learning and generative AI to optimize wholesaler/agent relationships and enable higher-value servicing conversations.
Prem Kumar is currently CEO and co-founder of Humanly.io, a venture-backed generative AI platform that empowers hiring teams to be more effective and equitable in the job candidate conversations that should remain Human-driven while automating the ones that shouldn't.
Neeraja Rasmussen, www.Spyglaz.com
Prem Kumar, www.Humanly.io
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127 TalentBridge23: The Mentorship Mix
We are excited to announce the release of episode four of the TalentBridge23 limited series!
Mentorship is valuable at all levels and can be sought from a wide range of individuals, not just those with impressive titles. Listen to gain insights from business leaders as they discuss how to seek out and identify mentors. Additionally, they share tips about identifying mentors who may have ulterior motives. Tune in to hear their stories and gain insight into the innovative world of Insurtech.
Episode Four: The Mentorship Mix, featuring:
Bobbie Shrivastav, Co-Founder, COO Benekiva
Amit Unde, Vice President and CTO Insurance at LTI Mindtree
Xingyu Chen, Insurtech Fellow
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126 The Future of Business: How Innovation Can Drive Success with Bobbie Collies
In the latest episode of the Nassau Re/Imagine Podcast, we sit down with Bobbie Collies, Chief Growth Officer at Coterie Insurance, to explore the topic of innovation and how it can impact the way we approach business. During the episode, Collies shares her insights on how to help people change their mindset and embrace new ideas, as well as her experience leading a company through a period of transformation. The conversation delves into the importance of understanding the customer's needs and preferences, and how to use that knowledge to create products and services that meet their expectations. Collies also discusses the role of technology in driving innovation, and how it can be used to streamline processes and enhance the customer experience.
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Interesting Guests and Topics
Nassau RE/Imagine is doing a fantastic job of socializing Life Insurance technology concepts and talking about the future of where life insurance industry is headed. Paul and Kate feature experienced guests and relevant topics. Great podcast!
Dynamic duo and terrific guests
Paul and Kate are a terrific tandem that being energy, fun and knowledge to this podcast focused on insurtech and the future of insurance. Definitely worth subscribing if you are looking to gain expertise on innovation and where the industry is headed!
Fun and educational
Great to hear about all the new exciting innovation going on! Great hosts. Love this podcast!