Make Insurance Fit for Digital

London, 28th September 2018: Last night Sollers Consulting held its inaugural Winetasting in the UK in the very heart of the City. Many notable figures of the UK insurance and banking industry attended the event, which combined a stimulating panel discussion among peers with savouring French wines from the Alain Jaume winery.

Over 70 guests witnessed the panel discussion, moderated by Sollers co-founder, Michał Trochimczuk. The panellists, COO of Beazley, Mr Ian Fantozzi, COO of Lockton, Mr Simon Coleman and Mr Roger Hodgkiss, Board Member of PZU, debated new technologies and their impact on the insurance industry.

“On the one hand, as insurers, you are supposed to transform and modernize,” Trochimczuk began. “On the other hand, many of us struggle with technological and operational difficulties. We have to deal with too many systems and too much legacy,” he continued, pointing out that technologies are shaping the insurance landscape and then asked the panellists to weigh in on a number of timely issues, starting with the technologies on which, in their opinion, the insurance industry should focus. Audience members asked several pertinent questions about the direction in which the industry should be going.

“This is such an exciting time to work in Insurance,” offered Mr Fantozzi. “We are starting to see many new technology opportunities, and a broader cultural shift that will enable the Insurance Market to undergo a digital transformation.” Adding, “The Sollers event provides an excellent opportunity for market peers to share ideas on new technology and data solutions across the Insurance industry supply chain”.

On his part, Grzegorz Podleśny, Partner at Sollers Consulting emphasised: “For us, this event is a great way to express gratitude to our customers and friends, while introducing our unique blend of expertise and spirit to those with whom we haven’t had the chance to work yet”.

Sollers Consulting has been dynamically growing in the United Kingdom for the last five years. The company currently supports 6 clients, including LV=, Allianz, Enstar and Beazley, for whom it renders comprehensive IT services, connected to claims, LM integrations, migration, Quality Assurance and Data projects. In the light of this expansion, the company considers establishing a legal entity and an office in London to facilitate its operations and further development on the Isles.

The formula of the event is not coincidental, as London is the third city in which Sollers has been organising such meetings, after Warsaw, where it will be held for the 9th time this October and Cologne, three years running. The wine tasting tradition has been cultivated in Sollers Consulting, which “like wines grows in harsh conditions”, says Podleśny only half-jokingly, emphasising the company’s successes so far and its resolve to continue growing.