Verena Brenner, Founder: HDI TH!NX: Insurer-led innovation (296)

InsTech - insurance & innovation with Matthew Grant

Mar 31 2024 • 35 mins

HDI TH!NX was founded in 2019 by Verena Brenner, initially operating within the German insurer HDI Global, as an incubator for IIoT solutions.

Now providing software to support risk management applications for insurers and insurance clients, tune in to hear Verena discuss the mechanics behind founding a startup within an insurer and the company’s development in providing varying solutions for their customers.

Key talking points include:

  • Why HDI TH!NX was launched - from a PhD in global supply chains to utilising the impact of IIoT solutions
  • The centrality of the customer
  • Advice for launching a startup - innovation is not a hobby
  • Growing into the ESG space - evolution in the company’s direction
  • Helping insurers understand their risk better

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Continuing Professional Development

This InsTech Podcast Episode is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). By listening, you can claim up to 0.5 hours towards your CPD scheme.

By the end of this podcast, you should be able to meet the following Learning Objectives:

  • Specify what is required to successfully develop a business model intended to help insurers
  • Define what an IIoT is and how it can help risk managers and insurers in understanding their risk better
  • Identify sectors where IIoT and sensors are valuable in collecting the right data

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