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LMTOM Innovation– Improving services through a DLT-enabled business model

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LMTOM Innovation – Improving shared services through a new, DLT-enabled, decentralized business model (with a short introduction to how Everledger insures diamonds on the blockchain)

GENERAL THEME: In 2017 the London Market Target Operating Model (LMTOM) commissioned a feasibility study that asked the question: Could a new, more effective, and significantly lower cost operating model be created for premium and claims processing between brokers and carriers using emerging innovative technologies?” The answer from the study was an unequivocal ‘yes’. Join us to hear Areiel Wolanow, one of the authors of that study, share the results and the thinking behind it, including a detailed explanation of how DLT enables a completely new business model. Followed by a panel discussion and networking time.


Beaufort House
15 St Botolph st,
London, EC3A 7DT

Attendees MUST give me their FULL NAME by 12pm on Tuesday 3rd April and have a PHOTO ID to show to reception otherwise you will not be allowed to enter the building.

The organisers are very grateful for the generous event sponsorship offered by Clyde&Co's ClydeCode:

TIME AND DATE: 6pm, Tuesday 3rd April

Drinks at 6pm kindly provided by ClydeCode.

18:00 Gather for event & network in the Atrium
18:15 An introduction to insuring diamonds on the blockchain by Calogero Scibetta of Everledger
18:30 Areiel Wolanow Presents the LMTOM Vision
19:00 Panel Discussion of Project & Q&A
19:30 Networking
20:00 End of event and go to pub!

Gary Nuttall (host)
Lee Bacon, Clyde&Co
Ian Blackshire, Cathedral Underwriting
Calogero Scibetta, Everledger
Areiel Wolanow, LMTOM


LEE BACON, Partner, Clyde&Co + Co-founder ClydeCode
Lee's insurance and reinsurance work includes policy coverage advice, liability defence and assessment and wordings/policy structures. Lee has been involved in considering the impact of smart contracts, blockchain and related technologies since 2015, and co-founded Clyde&Co's specialist smart contractors advisory service called ClydeCode.

IAN BLACKSHIRE, Compliance Analyst, Cathedral Underwriting
After beginning his career as a Lloyd's Underwriter, 4 years ago Ian moved into Legal and Regulatory Compliance, initially at Markel International and last year joined Catherdral Underwriting as their Compliance Analyst. He has a long held interest in the application of blockchain in insurance and been a speaker at numerous InsurTech events.

CALOGERO SCIBETTA, Head of Business Development, Everledger
Calogero is Head of Business Development at Everledger – a digital global ledger that tracks and protects items of value and provides verification for insurance companies, owners, claimants & law enforcement. Calogero is an advocate for using Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology to fight crime in the global Luxury Goods industry.

GARY NUTTALL (host), Director, Distlytics
A man who needs no introduction in the world of blockchain and insurance, Gary is a well-known figure the InsurTech world and runs a Blockchain / DLT Advisory consultancy. Gary is an Advisor to Blocksure, Cove Identity, Simple Token and a former LMTOM Blockchain & Innovation Consultant.

AREIEL WOLANOW, Solution Architect and Project Manager, LMTOM
Areiel is an experienced business technology consultant with over 25 years of experience and is the Solution Architect and Project Manager of LMTOM’s DLT team. He served as one of IBM’s key thought leaders in blockchain, machine learning, and financial inclusion. He has delivered projects in over 40 countries around the world and presented the machine learning solution he delivered for the mPesa project to the G20 global summit 2015.

(The introductory talk, presentation and panel will be recorded)