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About the event

The Swiss Re Institute is delighted to host the Society of International Catastrophe Managers (ISCM) for their annual conference on "Tech Innovation and the future of Catastrophe Management: Where is it going?" at Swiss Re Next in Zurich on the 20th of September 2018.

The mission of the International Society of Catastrophe Managers (ISCM) is to promote catastrophe management professionalism within the insurance industry. Swiss Re is proud to employ many of the society's members and is keen to support the ISCM's mission. Sweeping technical Innovation is slated to cause major changes in the way catastrophe managers conduct their business.

Are these changes already upon us?


The topics covered by this event aim to achieve a more sober view on the impact and potential benefits of Innovation in this field, discussing:

- Will machine learning, unprecedented data availability or the block chain fundamentally change the way catastrophe risk is assessed and managed?

- Will these technical developments improve the current capabilities for risk assessment and mitigation?

- Will Innovation lead to cheaper modeling practices - ensuring higher accuracy and increased efficiency through process automation e.g. for dynamic premium setting?

These are just some of the questions that will be answered at this thought provoking conference.