Come together.

InsurTech Hackathon and Conference

Munich, 7 – 9 March 2019

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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

08:30 - 09:45  

Registration and Greeting

09:45 - 10:15 Sebastian Becker 

Digital transformation, beautiful new world

10:15 - 10:45 Fabian Nadler 

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

10:45 - 11:15 Alexander Makeyenkov 

Disruptive technologies influencing insurance business

11:15 - 11:45  

Coffee Break and Tech Demo Area

11:45 - 12:15 Karolina Kohler, Romina Maidel 

Designing for future life events – Insurance and pension services

12:15 - 12:45 Mirko Theine 

Insurance products rethought - the new modularity

12:45 - 13:30 Michael Franke, Sebastian Langrehr 

Digital efficiency potential for insurance distribution

13:30 - 14:30  

Lunch and Tech Demo Area

14:30 - 16:30 Daniel Sander, Mirko Theine 

Workshop: Insurance 2025 - A Look to the Future

14:30 - 16:30 Alexey Utkin, Denis Baranov 

Workshop: New types of data sources and modern technologies for data processing

16:30 - 16:45  

Coffee Break and Tech Demo Area

16:45 - 18:45 Alexander Bauer 

Workshop: Internet of Things Use Cases in the Insurance Industry

16:45 - 18:45 Barbara Boos, Norman Ludwig 

Workshop: Customer centric design

18:45 - 20:00  

Coffee Break and Tech Demo Area

20:00 - 22:00  

Dinner

07:30 - 08:30  

Breakfast

08:30 - 10:30  

Workshop: Rapid Prototyping - Best practices for the finance industry

08:30 - 10:30  

Workshop: PSD2 - Current opportunities and limitations of cash flow analysis

10:45 - 12:45 Sebastian Becker 

Workshop: Agile methodology in the daily project business

10:45 - 12:45 Michael Franke 

Workshop: Product development of the future

12:45 - 13:30  

Lunch Break

13:30 - 19:00  

Hackathon Pitches and announcement of prices

Hackathon

15:00 - 16:00  

Registration

16:00 - 17:20  

Opening Keynote

16:25 - 16:40  

Intro to Challenges and Prizes

16:40 - 17:20  

Intro to APIs

17:20 - 17:50  

Challenge Discovery

18:05 - 17:05  

Mini-Pitch of each Idea (max. 60 Seconds)

19:05 - 20:30  

Dinner

08:50 - 09:00  

Greetings and Good Luck

09:00 - 09:25  

Start Coding

09:30 - 10:00  

IBM

10:15 - 10:45  

Contentful

11:00 - 11:45 Max Steinmetz, Timo Dreger 

Business Slot 1: Value Proposition Canvas

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

Business Slot 2: Business Model Canvas

15:30 - 18:30 Max Steinmetz, Sebastian Langrehr, Timo Dreger 

Business Slot 3: Mentoring Business Ideas

19:00 - 20:00  

Design Slot: CX and UX

22:30 - 23:30  

Pitch Slot: Tips and Tricks

23:55 - 00:00  

Midnight Special

07:30 - 08:30  

Breakfast

08:50 - 09:00  

Greetings and Good Luck

13:00 - 13:30  

End-of-coding Keynote

14:00 - 16:30  

Pitches

17:15 - 18:15  

Announcing the winners!

18:15 - 18:30  

Closing Keynote

Speakers

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

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

Karolina Kohler

Karolina Kohler

Lead Design Researcher at Kaiser X Labs

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

Sebastian Becker

Sebastian Becker

Head of TABULARAZA at TABULARAZA by zeb

Sebastian Langrehr

Sebastian Langrehr

Head of Digital Bancassurance at Friendsurance

Timo Dreger

Timo Dreger

Head at Insureabout

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 €

Jury

Alexander Makeyenkov

Alexander Makeyenkov

Head of Corporate & Business Development, Europe at DataArt Switzerland

Denis Fischer

Denis Fischer

Head of marketing department at Allianz Lebensversicherung

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

Hosts

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).

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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.

 

IBM
Allianz
fino
figo
contentful
creditpass
github
precire
metafinanz
friendsurance
asscompact
insurtech-werft
bitkom
procontra
digitalscouting
insurtech hub munich
fileee
Space 3000
ekipa
Insurtech Forum
element

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.

ibm cloud logo
allianz logo
figo logo
fino logo
precire logo
contentful logo
creditpass logo
franke bornberg logo
fileee logo

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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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