Insurance in the New Era of Mobility

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Avanta Ventures

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Convergence of technologies, demographic and sociological factors has created a new era of mobility. Electric vehicles, shared mobility, autonomous vehicles, smart cities and others are primary contributors to creating better access to mobility, greater asset utilization, infrastructure efficiency and more fundamentally, improved safety. As we get into an environment of mixed vehicle fleet, even before the industry reaches full autonomy, many tools can be leveraged to assist in safe driving - how does this impact the insurance industry? How does risk shift over time, with shifts in car ownership to sharing, from consumer to commercial lines of insurance and into new insurance products to enable autonomy and new forms of mobility? How is liability assigned in an autonomous world - between the vehicle owner, auto manufacturer, AI software company, telecommunications company, parts maker, government or others in the ecosystem? Join us for a panel discussion to share perspectives on how these shifts will play out, implications for the insurance industry and how all parties in the ecosystem can collaborate in the future world of mobility.

Shobana Sankaran - VP Global Insurance at Nauto (Moderator)
Shobana Sankaran is Vice President of Insurance at Nauto where she built and leads the firm’s Global Insurance vertical. Her team works with the commercial insurance industry to develop new offerings leveraging Nauto’s artificial intelligence-powered safety and networking system, which learns from drivers and the road alike, offering insight and real-time feedback. Nauto provides the insurance industry with unprecedented ways to measure, manage and predict risk, with an onramp to self-driving infrastructure in the not-too-distant future.

Robert Bauer - Head of Sharing Economy & Mobility Group at Marsh
Leads a team focused on enabling the future of mobility – scooters, e-bikes, ride-share, subscription, autonomy – and sharing economy by solving the most complicated risk and insurance challenges. Technology that matches supply with demand is shifting the landscape of risk quicker than regulation and risk-taking capital markets are able to follow. The line between commercial and consumer is blurred; new pricing models are being constructed with loss history that is just starting to take shape. Yet, the way we move, travel, live, and work is changing… now.

Kate Sampson - Insurtech Advisor, Former VP, Risk Solutions Lyft, Lyft, Inc.
For as long as Lyft has redefined transportation and Airbnb has redefined hospitality, Kate has developed insurance to match it. She’s created personal and commercial automobile insurance solutions for the ride-sharing industry and helped the company pass insurance regulations nationwide. Before the sharing economy’s heyday, Kate was a leader at Marsh, serving as Office Head in San Francisco and San Jose, and Growth Leader for the Pacific North Partnership. Marsh offices throughout the Western US worked with Kate to coordinate their growth efforts across all product lines.

Marik Brockman - Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships at CSAA
Marik Brockman is Vice President of Strategy & Partnerships at CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, joining the company in 2013. Marik served as interim Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer in 2016 to launch the company’s innovation group while also overseeing corporate development and venture investments. Prior to joining CSAA, Marik was an advisory partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers from[masked], and a partner with Diamond Consultants prior to its acquisition by PwC, serving top U.S. and global P&C and Life insurers since 2000.

6:00-6:30 – Registration & Networking
6:30-6:40 – Intros from The Hive & Avanta Ventures
6:40-7:50 – Panel Discussion
7:50-8:00 – Audience Q&A