Insurtech Canada Podcast
Heath is wealth! A happier you with Optimity!

Heath is wealth! A happier you with Optimity!

November 4, 2021

Bread crumbs of joy!  Optimity makes movement and staying active fun.  CEO Jane J. Wang sits down with show host John Harvey to talk about their vision, growth story and challenges along the way.  Optimity helps insurers, consumer brands and employers support their community in being healthier, wealthier and happier. Their SaaS platform enables the best-in-class engagement methodology to reward healthy lifestyles.

 

Learn more at:  https://www.myoptimity.com/

Everything Insurance Should Be.. Ride with Loop!

Everything Insurance Should Be.. Ride with Loop!

September 30, 2021

What a great interview with Carey Anne Nadeau Co-CEO of Loop Insurance. Host John Harvey talks to Carey Anne about founders diet, childhood dreams, Canadian roots and building a new revolutionary car Insurance company. Loop is a mission-driven car insurance company, powered by AI and driven by good. Loop uses proprietary technology to measure only what matters when you're on the road, so you can have insurance that's honest, transparent, and fairly priced. This is everything insurance should be!

Global Insurtech Trends: WillisRe Q2-2021- Future of Insurance!!

Global Insurtech Trends: WillisRe Q2-2021- Future of Insurance!!

September 23, 2021

We sit down with Dr. Andrew Johnston, Global Head of InsurTech at Willis Re to talk about global trends in the Insurtech space. We cover a variety of topics including distribution, delivery, investment trends, micro and macro economic trends and a little crystal ball gazing! Andrew really unpacks some nuggets of wisdom - a must watch for start-up founders and insurance nerds. Watch out for Andrews quarterly insurtech briefings that will surely set the table for many follow up conversations.

Water Detection Rockstars! Eddy Solutions

Water Detection Rockstars! Eddy Solutions

September 13, 2021

We sat down with Shkya Ghanbarian of Eddy Solutions to talk about all things water! Show host John Harvey dives into other topics such as music, 1980's wolf t-shirts and the stages of scaling a start-up company into a global force to be reckoned with. This interview is full of fun moments and some great lessons for anyone that wants to understand business development in insurance. Eddy Solutions is an innovative North American manufacturer of smart water metering products and related technologies. Their intelligent suite of products continually tracks and monitors the water environments of buildings of all types, including single-family homes, ensuring that water damage is mitigated.

Managing Life: A pain management App that works for you!

Managing Life: A pain management App that works for you!

August 16, 2021

Managing Life founder Tahir Janmohamed sits down w/ show host John Harvey to talk about why he developed a pain management app to help people living with chronic pain.  Motivated by his personal connection to chronic pain Tahir was inspired to help people better communicate, measure and monitor their pain when dealing with health practitioners and insurance companies.  A passionate and compassionate founder, Tahir's story talks about the bumps, peaks and valleys of being a founder and what is takes to make a start-up work.

Beneoffice Canada: Accelerating Distribution of Employee Benefits

Beneoffice Canada: Accelerating Distribution of Employee Benefits

July 31, 2021

Put your foot on the accelerator - there's no stopping Beneoffice Canada from making employee benefits advisors more profitable, efficient and productive. One of the rare examples where the founder is also a customer, many insights shared by Charlie as well as a passion for Formula One race cars and some other cool stuff!  We had so much fun chatting we lost track of time.  Charles Bedard, CEO of Beneoffice Canada sits down with John Harvey to talk about the challenges that Canadian founders face and how they've overcome many of those obstacle by controlling the pace of their growth and staying focused on what matters to their end consumer.  

Bluemind:  Freeing the minds of Advisors!

Bluemind: Freeing the minds of Advisors!

July 15, 2021

Think Blue, think smart! John Harvey sits down with Bluemind App founder Akil Balachandran to talk about helicopters, flying objects and how Bluemind is keeping things smart and blue by empowering financial and insurance advisors to be at their best at all times! BlueMind was born with a single thought in mind, to provide advanced technological solutions such as artificial intelligence, not to replace advisors, but to support the global community of financial institutions, and advisors to help their clients effectively.

Digitizing the Broker World:  Trufla Technology

Digitizing the Broker World: Trufla Technology

June 28, 2021

Lets talk Tequila, Technology & Trufla! We sat down with Sherif Gemayel, CEO of Trufla Technology - Sherif is an entrepreneur that came from outside the industry and started his own brokerage from scratch.  After learning the ropes, Sherif launched Trufla Technology with the mission of digitizing the broker world.  Sherif recently sold his brokerage (Sharp Insurance) and is now all in and laser focused on delivering end-to-end digital solutions for brokers and agents through Trufla.  We talk about tequila, gaming, expanding beyond the Canadian border and more.

Interview Highlights:

Bullish on Brokers: Why brokers will win long term 22:20-26:20

What is Trufla:  26:26-33:44

Expanding beyond Canada - what about the USA?: 46:55-53:25

Ready for the Thunder? Canada’s Creditor Insurance Watchdogs!

Ready for the Thunder? Canada’s Creditor Insurance Watchdogs!

May 19, 2021

Matt Inglis founder of Mobile Advisors and Creditor Insurance Watchdogs sits down with host John Harvey to talk about the creditor insurance landscape. Matt has created a unique illustrator tool that compares creditor insurance to traditional life and health insurance products in one place! This is an insurance advisors dream come true and something that is focused on giving Canadian's the best value and coverage for their premium dollars.

Space-X, Vino, Connected Insurance & More: A view from Italy

Space-X, Vino, Connected Insurance & More: A view from Italy

April 4, 2021

John Harvey of InsurTech Canada sites down with the Italian Insurtech Association General Secretary & founder Gerardo Di Francesco to talk about some super interesting topics. We cover space exploration, being a multi-planetary species and the role insurance + technology plays in this mission. All while exploring other neat stuff like wine, connected insurance, food and so much more.

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