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the Age of InsurTech

The insurance industry globally is experiencing an exciting evolution. The current wave of transformation is fuelled by new technologies and changes in consumer behaviour. InsurTech is playing a major role in this transformation.

When the concept of InsurTech first came up the insurance industry was anticipating major disruption by new players. The reality, however, is that InsurTech has enabled the wider industry to innovate faster. While we see a few players aiming to disrupt, like Lemonade or Zhong An, the majority of InsurTech startups are looking for strong partnerships with insurance incumbents.

Today, the industry recognises the importance of InsurTech to accelerate digital transformation and fuel innovation. Even the so called disruptors, neo-insurers that are competing with incumbent insurers, are helping the industry by inspiring to challenge the status quo and rethink insurance.


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Accelerating Insurance helps insurers cut through the noise, look beyond buzzwords and identify the hottest InsurTech trends. Our approach is to demystify the tech and help insurers to understand the nuances of new developments, enabling them to drive innovation. We firmly believe that change doesn’t need to happen just in the technologies employed by a business, it needs to happen with the people as well.

We follow closely new developments in InsurTech and share the success stories to help reshape the future of insurance.


What we do


Bringing together the hottest InsurTechs and most innovative insurers and make partnerships work.


Conducting primary research on technology and ecosystem trends with major impact on the insurance industry.


Developing and delivering keynotes on InsurTech trends and how technology is reshaping the insurance industry.

Public Relations

We help you strengthen your image as an industry innovator and enable higher visibility for your expertise.

The Team

Theresa Blissing

Theresa Blissing


Theresa has more than 15 years experience in the insurance industry both in Europe and Asia. Excited by the first signs of change in an industry typically resistant to change, she followed her passions into technology and big data after working with Italian insurer Generali for 10 years. Theresa is responsible for some of the first academic research into the adoption of Big Data into the Southeast Asian insurance business. Prior to starting Accelerating Insurance, Theresa worked for several management consulting firms in Europe and Asia. She brings deep knowledge of the InsurTech landscape in Asia and globally and a fundamental understanding of upcoming trends, innovations and new technologies with the experience and know-how for applying it to incumbents. She is also the Founder of the Asia InsurTech Podcast.

Michael Waitze

Michael Waitze


Michael has previously worked for major international organisations including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, UBS and CitiGroup as well as supported and advised local tech giants like aCommerce and investors like Ardent Capital in Thailand. Since 2016, Michael has been running his media business hosting several tech podcasts in Asia.


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