Episode List

Ep.13 Andy Rear, founder of Munich Re's Digital Partners. The skills you don't have.

Feb. 5, 2021

Andy Rear, founder of Munich Re's Digital Partners. The skills you don't have. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Andy Rear who is a insurtech board director and adviser and founder and former-CEO of Munich Re's …

Ep12. Tanguy Touffut, CEO & Co-founder of Descartes Underwriting. A Business Based on Values.

Dec. 11, 2020

Tanguy Touffut, CEO & Co-founder of Descartes Underwriting. A Business Based on Values. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Tanguy Touffut of Descartes Underwriting to share how Descartes is building a business ba…

Ep.11. Nikolaus Sühr & Matthew Wardle, of KASKO insurtech. The Co-founders' Journey.

Nov. 20, 2020

Nikolaus Sühr & Matthew Wardle, of KASKO insurtech. The Co-founders' Journey. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Nikolaus Sühr & Matthew Wardle the CEO and CTO of KASKO insurtech to explore their journey, how the…

Ep.10. Julian Teicke, CEO of wefox: Lessons learnt in getting to a 1 billion valuation

Nov. 6, 2020

Julian Teicke, CEO of wefox: Lessons learnt in getting to a 1 billion valuation. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Julian Teicke, CEO and Founder of wefox Group, who shares the lessons he learnt building this hu…

Ep9. Dr Marcus Schmalbach: Rethinking Risk Transfer

Oct. 23, 2020

Marcus Schmalbach: Rethinking Risk Transfer. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Dr. Marcus Schmalbach, CEO of RYSKEX, who shares how RYSKEX is thinking about insurance and risk in different ways, considering incr…

Ep. 8. Luke Hohmann: Innovation through games, Agile doing vs Agile being and teaching kids financial skills.

Oct. 9, 2020

Luke Hohmann: Innovation through games, Agile doing vs Agile being and teaching kids financial skills. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Luke Hohmann, Founder and CEO at Tilliden, internationally recognized expe…

Ep. 7. Digital Insurance at Scale in India with KV Dipu at Bajaj Allianz.

Sept. 24, 2020

Digital Insurance at Scale in India with KV Dipu at Bajaj Allianz. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by KV Dipu (otherwise know as Dipu) who is Head of Operations, Communities & Customer Service at Bajaj Allianz. T…

Ep. 6. Driving Digital Transformation at the World's Largest Reinsurer - Swiss Re - with Pravina Ladva

Sept. 9, 2020

Driving Digital Transformation at the World's Largest Reinsurer - Swiss Re - with Pravina Ladva. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Pravina Ladva, a key part of Swiss Re's leadership team delivering digital trans…

Ep. 5. A Conversation with Richard Leftley: The Godfather of Micro Insurance

Aug. 26, 2020

A Conversation with Richard Leftley: The Godfather of Micro Insurance. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by the remarkable Richard Leftley, a pioneer in Micro Insurance, to discuss working in the poorest parts of t…

Ep. 4. Building Businesses From Data - with David Soloff of OTTRSK & Premise Data

July 22, 2020

Building Businesses From Data. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by David Soloff, California Entrepreneur and Founder of OTTRSK & Premise Data about building businesses based on data, and his foray into insurance a…

Ep. 3. Dungeons & Dragons, Dojos and the Qualities of Leadership - with Guy Duncan, CTO of Tide

July 1, 2020

Dungeons & Dragons, Dojos and the Qualities of Leadership. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Guy Duncan from the FinTech, Tide, to discuss, among other things, how being a Dungeon Master can help in the workpla…

Ep. 2. Achieving Innovation through Creativity and Play - Tendayi Viki from Strategyzer

June 17, 2020

Achieving Innovation through Creativity and Play. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Tendayi Viki, Academic, Associate Partner of Strategyzer and Author of Pirates in the Navy to discuss innovation in teams and a…

Ep. 1. Parametric Insurance and Preparing for the next Pandemic - Patrick Kelahan

May 6, 2020

Parametric Insurance and Preparing for the next Pandemic. In this episode, William Laitinen is joined by Patrick Kelahan of H2M Architects and Engineers, to talk about what part insurance has to play in during business inter…