Les Wong, Head of Europe – The Digital Insurer, Head of Business Relationships – Axco Insurance Information Services
Les is an independent consultant who is deploying his wide knowledge and skills to help grow and globalise businesses in a rapidly changing fast moving disruptive world influenced in part by the current digital revolution.
He is presently Head of Business Relationships for Axco – the leading insurance information provider for the global insurance industry and is also Head of Europe for The Digital Insurer – who are an online platform for professionals who are interested in Digital Insurance around the world.
With over 35 years of insurance experience in UK and Asia covering the insurer, broker, loss adjusting sectors of the industry in senior positions with leading companies including Axa, Allianz, Aon, Chubb in addition to consultancy experience with KPMG. Les is also a mentor advising start-ups on the Startupbootcamp programme in London.
Sabine VanderLinden, Managing Director, Startupbootcamp InsurTech
Sabine VanderLinden is the Managing Director of Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the leading early-stage accelerator for insurance technology startups located in Europe. Sabine cultivates the expertise of leading insurers, investors and mentors to bring the innovation of ten start-ups to market within a three month-period. Sabine brings extensive operational and growth strategy expertise to her corporate innovation and startup acceleration activities, gleaned from her corporate innovation and startup acceleration activities working at senior positions within global firms such as IBM, FICO & Pegasystems as well as delivering initiatives with 100s of well-known financial services institutions. Outside Startupbootcamp, Sabine advises smaller and larger businesses on innovation strategy and execution.
Shan Millie, Founder at Bright Blue Hare
Shân is a corporate innovation specialist. She led the business transformation of Insurance Times (2008-13) as Publishing Director, and created Innovation & Disruption, the most successful event and content programme of its type for UK General Insurance. She founded Bright Blue Hare in May 2016 to help teams & organisations harness and apply self-disruption for growth. She works with clients, including insurance firms, to devise and deliver business, marketing and content strategies that re-imagine relationships with customers, networks and partners. Her client list includes Axa, Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA) and Chub.
Greg Gladwell, Greg Gladwell FCII MBA MIoD, Business Catalyst: Consultant, Adviser, Introducer, Investor, Mentor
Greg provides unique business insight as one of the few people to have successfully delivered in profile leadership roles on both the insurer and supplier sides of the insurance market. He has a real interest in emerging innovation and technology opportunities, and a large network of contacts from 30+ years in the insurance industry. His ability to translate ideas and possibilities into valued commercial outcomes is highly regarded.
Joining Aviva at the ground floor and working his way up to a senior level Greg experienced many varied senior leadership roles that embraced large operational, central service function and change programme management activities.
Seeking to experience more entrepreneurial and market facing challenge he progressed to lead 3 businesses in and around the claims management sector, the highest profile of these being as CEO UK & Ireland at Crawford & Company for 3.5 years.
Greg has now moved on to a portfolio career providing a range of business catalyst services; mentoring support to leaders of tomorrow, consultancy services to existing businesses and advisory insight and investment for a number of start-up businesses.
Jean-Stephane Gourevitch, MD Mobile Convergence Ecosystems Ltd.
Jean-Stéphane Gourévitch is a senior expert of the strategic, public policy and market aspects of the digital/mobile payments, mobile money, digital/mobile banking, digital/mobile commerce, Fintech and innovation ecosystem with over 25 years global experience at senior management levels.
He is an independent conference director, creating programs/content for major FIntech and Insurtech conferences such in London, Paris, Berlin, Toronto as well as a thought leader regularly speaking in major conferences around the world.
He is also a mentor and advisor to fintech, insurtech and digital technologies startups and to young entrepreneurs in Europe, US, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
His expertise lies in strategy, business development, regulatory affairs, public policy, Government Relations, stakeholders relationships management, communication and PR.
He has held senior management positions with International telecom operators e.g. Everything Everywhere Ltd. (EE),Orange, France Telecom, Verizon Business, Colt Technology Services Ltd. He has worked for OFCOM, the UK digital communications regulator. He has also held senior management positions with Deloitte Consulting and with strategic marketing and PR/Communications firms. He graduated from major French Universities including La Sorbonne with a Post Graduate Degree in European Law and Business Strategy with a First and Great Honours and two MAs, one in International Economic Law (First with Great Honours) and the other in European Union Law (2.1).
Alice Gregoriadi, Managing Director at Bolooba
Alice is an international leader in Financial Services, Board Director, Startup Mentor, Angel Investor & Entrepreneur. A managing director in EMEA & globally with 24 years experience designing, developing and managing multi-million dollar businesses, products and markets delivering banking and treasury solutions to corporate, financial institution and public sector clients around the world. Alice has been director of several financial industry corporate boards. She is currently NED of the executive board, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Corporate Governance committee at HCAP, which manages multiple billion euro assets and corporate participations of Greece. She specialises on Blockchain technologies & applications. She has multi-cultural background having lived in 5 countries, travelled in 60 more and speaking several languages. Alice has a BSc distinction in Marketing at Deree, Greece and has gained her MBA at Manchester Business School, UK and e-commerce qualification at Darden School of Business, USA. She has worked for international companies like Citigroup, JPMorgan, ABN Amro and RBS. She has extensive experience mentoring and advising individuals and businesses at CxO level and has been recognised as top mentor by startups at Startupbootcamp FinTech & InsurTech accelerators.
- Members of the Microsoft BizSpark Programme
- IS Partners
- Part of the Dutch Legal Tech