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Wednesday 15 August 2018


BIBA Hackathon underway

Written by staff reporter

As its annual conference in Manchester gets underway, so too does the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) all-day Hackathon as part of which eight teams made up of insurers, brokers, data and tech firms will vie with one another to find solutions to key issues affecting insurance brokers and their customers.

The challenges include: gaining a single, data rich view of a customer; client focused claims progress communications; under-insurance; and a means of easily understanding how tech can aid a broker’s business.

BIBA’s Head of Public Affairs and innovation lead, Andy Thornley said: “This is a great opportunity for brokers to see how technology can really help solve some of today’s meaty issues for them and their customers. The teams are deliberately mixed and will all share the knowledge brought by roving experts in the fields of the law, data, compliance and insurance. We’re delighted to have had such great support and excited to see the outcomes.
“I really hope that brokers will see all of the exiting developments with technology and appreciate how it can make their business more efficient and profitable.”

Each of the teams will present to a panel of judges who will select the winning solution. The winning team will be presented by Martha Lane-Fox on the main stage of BIBA’s conference on 17 May.

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