Social Entrepreneur & CEO, Insurtech Australia
Speaker: Simon O’Dell
Thursday, August 23rd 2018 @ 11:15am – 11:45pm
After 10 years in the Insurance Industry, feeling stifled from a lack of innovation, Simon travelled, learnt new crafts and completed an MBA. Simon then began M&A and tech innovation consulting, servicing the insurance industry across the US, UK and Australia. Simon then learned the way of the start-up and launched an Insurtech company into the Australian market. After experiencing the challenges of bootstrapping a tech company, Simon co-founded Insurtech Australia, a member association that supports Australia’s insurtechs to realise their aspirations, and collectively realise a vision of becoming world leading insurtech ecosystem. Part of this role sees Simon sit on various advisory committees helping foster a regulatory and policy environment that is conducive to innovation. Simon spends any residual time as a champion for sustainable business practices.