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InsurTech Hackathon and Conference

Munich, 7 – 9 March 2019

Team Up and Shape the Future

Hacknext, the InsurTech Hackathon and Conference will bring together the most creative and passionate technologists to team up and showcase their talent. Developers, designers and creators are invited to build groundbreaking software solutions that solve real-world problems; and for non-hackers, Hacknext offers keynote speakers and workshops that cover upcoming technological trends and industry insights.

Hackathon

Hacknext invites coders, developers, design thinkers, designers and insurtech talents to work together in teams on technical, business or design ideas for the insurance industry. With four different challenges to choose from, each team’s achievement will be reviewed and rated by a panel of expert judges. The top teams will be awarded with prizes such as free technical platform accounts, and various other give-aways with a total value of more than 10.000 Euro. Want to learn more? Sign up and start hacking!

Conference

This year we are upping our game! On Friday and Saturday we’re introducing keynote speakers and workshops from influential industry leaders and design thinkers. This is your chance to see what the future of insurance looks like, so join Hacknext and reserve your spot today.

Schedule

Conference

09:45 - 10:15 Sebastian Becker  

Digital transformation, beautiful new world

in german language
10:15 - 10:45 Fabian Nadler  

Why the digital transformation is an opportunity for Germany and its insurers

in german language
10:45 - 11:15 Alexander Makeyenkov  

Disruptive technologies influencing insurance business

in english language
11:45 - 12:15 Karolina Kohler, Romina Maidel  

Designing for future life events – Insurance and pension services

in english language
12:15 - 12:45 Mirko Theine  

Insurance products rethought – the new modularity

in german language
12:45 - 13:30 Michael Franke, Sebastian Langrehr  

Digital efficiency potential for insurance distribution

in german language
13:35 - 13:45 Markus Humpert  

Unf*** the Whiteboard - a user driven founder journey

in german language
14:30 - 16:30 Daniel Sander, Mirko Theine  

Insurance 2025 - A Look to the Future

workshop innovation track in german language
14:30 - 16:30 Alexey Utkin, Denis Baranov  

New types of data sources and modern technologies for data processing

workshop technology track in english language
16:45 - 18:45 Barbara Boos, Norman Ludwig  

Keep an Eye on the User. Why do we need the User for our Product Development? Design and Development Processes with a User Centered Design approach.

workshop innovation track in english language
16:45 - 18:45 Michael Franke, Tim Kaltofen  

Digital product development for specific target groups

workshop technology track in german language
08:30 - 10:30 Miriam Soltwedel  

Rapid Prototyping - Best practices for the finance industry

workshop innovation track in german language
08:30 - 10:30 Lars Markull, Max Steinmetz, Tobias Eiss  

PSD2 - Current opportunities and limitations of cash flow analysis

workshop technology track in german language
10:45 - 12:45 Alexander Bauer  

Internet of Things Use Cases in the Insurance Industry

workshop technology track in english language
10:45 - 12:45 Andreas Weber, Sebastian Becker  

Agile methodology in the daily project business

workshop innovation track in german language

Hackathon

15:00 - 16:00  

Registration

16:00 - 16:10  

Greetings

16:20 - 16:35  

Intro to Challenges, Jury and Prizes

16:35 - 17:45  

API Presentations

17:50 - 18:20  

Challenge Discovery

18:35 - 19:30  

Mini-Pitches of Ideas (max. 30 Sekunden)

20:45 - 21:00 Matthias Biniok 

Motivational Key Note: Hacking Watson in Space - Project CIMON

in english language
09:00 - 09:25  

Start Coding

09:15 - 09:45  

Tech Slot #1: IBM

training session
10:00 - 10:30 Rouven Weßling 

Tech Slot #2: Contentful

training session
10:45 - 11:15  

Tech Slot #3: Creditpass

training session
11:30 - 12:00 Max Steinmetz, Timo Dreger 

Business Slot #1: Value Proposition Canvas

training session
12:15 - 13:00 Max Steinmetz, Timo Dreger 

Business Slot #2: Business Model Canvas

training session
15:30 - 18:30 Jan Schminke, Max Steinmetz, Sebastian Langrehr, Timo Dreger 

Business Slot #3: Mentoring Business Ideas

training session
19:00 - 20:00 Tim Dobbins 

Design Slot: CX and UX Design

training session in english language
22:30 - 23:30 Max Steinmetz, Sebastian Becker 

Pitch Slot: Tips and Tricks

training session
00:00 - 13:30  

Continuous Hacking Overnight

14:00 - 16:30  

Pitches

18:15 - 18:30  

Closing Keynote

18:33 - 18:38  

Awarding 3rd Place Prize: Hacknext and IBM

18:40 - 18:45  

Awarding 2nd place Prize: Hacknext and IBM

18:47 - 18:57  

Awarding 1st Place Prize: Hacknext and IBM

Speakers

 Miriam Soltwedel

Miriam Soltwedel

Gründerin at openmjnd & space3000

Alexander Bauer

Alexander Bauer

Senior Managing Consultant at IBM

Alexander Makeyenkov

Alexander Makeyenkov

Director, Head of Corporate & Business Development, Europe at DataArt Switzerland

Alexey Utkin

Alexey Utkin

Principal Consultant at DataArt UK

Andreas Weber

Andreas Weber

Independent Trainer, Speaker & Consultant, Agile Coach

Barbara Boos

Barbara Boos

Senior UX Researcher at Kaiser X Labs

Daniel Sander

Daniel Sander

Manager Insurance at zeb

Denis Baranov

Denis Baranov

Principal Consultant at DataArt UK

Fabian Nadler

Fabian Nadler

Referent Digital Insurance & InsurTech at Bitkom

Jan Schminke

Jan Schminke

Managing Director at Kaiser X Labs

Karolina Kohler

Karolina Kohler

Lead Design Researcher at Kaiser X Labs

Lars Markull

Lars Markull

FinTech Partnerships at figo

Markus Humpert

Markus Humpert

Founder at space3000 & M96.digital

Matthias Biniok

Matthias Biniok

Lead Watson Architect DACH at IBM Deutschland

Max Steinmetz

Max Steinmetz

Manager at TABULARAZA by zeb

Michael Franke

Michael Franke

Executive Director at Franke & Bornberg

Mirko Theine

Mirko Theine

Manager Insurance at zeb

Norman Ludwig

Norman Ludwig

Senior UX Researcher at Kaiser X Labs

Romina Maidel

Romina Maidel

Senior Design Researcher at Kaiser X Labs

Rouven Weßling

Rouven Weßling

Developer Relations Team Manager at Contentful

Sebastian Becker

Sebastian Becker

Head of TABULARAZA at TABULARAZA by zeb

Sebastian Langrehr

Sebastian Langrehr

Head of Digital Bancassurance at Friendsurance

Tim Dobbins

Tim Dobbins

Senior UX/UI Designer at Kaiser X Labs

Tim Kaltofen

Tim Kaltofen

Head of Partner Onboarding at element

Timo Dreger

Timo Dreger

Head at Insureabout

Tobias Eiss

Tobias Eiss

Technical Lead at fino digital

Challenges

Check mark

Smart Data and its Benefits for Insurance

Customers produce new data every day of their life and insurance is all about calculating potential risks based on gathered data. How can customers and insurance companies benefit from these new data points? Instead of only covering the occurred damages, how can insurance companies also reduce risk and prevent accidents? Identify new potentials and show us how customers can make their lives safer and more convenient through smart products or assistance service ideas.

Check mark

Future of Digital Bancassurance

Only 1 out of 500 touchpoints with your bank is face-to-face! Hence, from an insurance perspective, it is highly relevant to make better use of digital interactions between the customer and its bank. How can online/mobile banking and PSD2 be used for better risk assessment? How can a customer’s insurance portfolio be optimised? How can the Bancassurance channel be revolutionized?

Check mark

(R)evolution of the Insurance Agent

The old Greeks already knew – panta rhei! Unfortunately, they did not tell us how insurance sales in 2025 should be realised. How do customers want to interact with their insurance agents and in which other situations could agents help them? How do you want to be consulted in the future? In the case of a face-to-face meeting, how could technology be used to optimise the consultation process after a claim? Shape the future of a customer’s interaction with their insurance company and agent.

Check mark

Rethinking retirement

How much money do people need to retire? How can young people be engaged in their retirement planning? Develop new concepts where people can plan their financial future and get control over their retirement entry age! Deliver an enthusiastic, hassle-free path to help customers look forward to their retirement again; free of financial troubles.

Prizes

Top Prize

Proudly presented by Hacknext

10000 €

Second Place

Proudly presented by Hacknext

1500 €

Third Place

Proudly presented by Hacknext

500 €

IBM Cloud Award

1st place - cloud credits equivalent to

8810 €

IBM Cloud Award

2nd Place - Cloud credits equivalent to

4400 €

IBM Cloud Award

3rd Place - cloud credits equivalent to

1760 €

Best Customer Interaction

proudly presented by Hacknext and Allianz, includes 6x2 FC Bayern vs. Werder Bremen Tickets

500 €

Best Content Management

Proudly presented by Contentful

1500 €

Best Pitch and Product

Proudly presented by EXECfintech, includes 4-6 Tickets to the EXECfintech conference and a 10 Minute Product Demo on the Demo Stage equivalent to

2999 €

Swiss Life - Best API concept

Proudly presented by Swiss Life, includes 4-6 250€ Amazon vouchers

250 €

Best Code

proudly presented by Hacknext on behalf of GitHub, includes GitHub Hoodies for the winning team, each worth of

55 €

Jury

Alexander Makeyenkov

Alexander Makeyenkov

Head of Corporate & Business Development, Europe at DataArt Switzerland

Christoph Carl

Christoph Carl

Project Lead Bancassurance at Allianz

Denis Fischer

Denis Fischer

Head of marketing department at Allianz Lebensversicherung

Fabian Van Lancker

Fabian Van Lancker

Head of customer processes at Swiss Life Deutschland

Martin Langkau

Martin Langkau

Managing Director at Kaiser X Labs

Michael Baierlein

Michael Baierlein

Director Cloud & Cognitive Sales at IBM

Michael Franke

Michael Franke

Executive Director at Franke und Bornberg Research GmbH

Stefan Geipel

Stefan Geipel

Partner at Insurance at zeb

Jury Criteria

How will your work be judged?
  1. Innovativeness of the Solution
  2. Code Quality
  3. CX/ UX-Design
  4. Pitch Quality

Hosts

Data Art
Franke & Bornberg
Kaiser X Labs
zeb

Location

As a stunning combination of 100-years-old walls with new and modern elements, the Kohlebunker provides the ideal environment for fresh ideas and great collaborations. Kohlebunker, Lilienthalallee 37, 80939 Munich. Subway Station: Freimann (U6).

Google maps location
Pictures of the location

Partners

Our partners are a mix of industry leaders and agile startups, all looking to support young developers and co-create the innovations of tomorrow. Explore Hacknext’s extended family below.

 

Allianz
IBM
Swiss Life
acao
contentful
creditpass
element
Euler Hermes
friendsurance
metafinanz
exec fintech
figo
fileee
fino
github
openmjnd
precire
QAWARE
Sopra Steria
Space 3000
asscompact
bitkom
digitalscouting
ekipa
Fintech Forum
Insurtech Forum
insurtech hub munich
insurtech-werft
procontra

APIs

We want you to succeed! In order to help you accomplish building awesome solutions, we have assembled some great resources and platforms for you to take advantage of during the hackathon.

Allianz
contentful
creditpass
Euler Hermes
figo
fileee
fino api
Franke & Bornberg
IBM Cloud
precire

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Please note: The ticket price of 25€ for participating in the hackathon can be regarded as a deposit and will be refunded when showing up at the event!

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