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InsurTech Canada: The Future of Mobility

2017-03-21 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for InsurTech Canada’s kickoff event on the Future of Mobility.

Aviva Canada and OneEleven are putting the spotlight on the future of mobility as it is shaped by technology. We're excited to have Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at GM join us as the Keynote Speaker to explore emerging trends in the tech mobility space including autonomous vehicles, electric cars, ridesharing and more.

Highlights of the evening will include an exploration of what's happening with autonomous vehicles in Canada (think: Ecosystem Map) presented by Brian Kobus of OMERS Ventures, and a Startup Showcase featuring a number of up and coming tech companies in the mobility space.

All proceeds of this event will be donated to charity. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided.

About InsurTech Canada Events: InsurTech Canada is a quarterly event series hosted by Aviva Canada and OneEleven. Our goal is to bring together thought leaders, experts and tech enthusiasts to discuss the most cutting edge innovations in insurance technology. Each event in the series will focus on the disruption of a specific industry and how technology will alter the economy and society as we know it.

Join us on social: #InsurTechCanada


5:30PM Event Check-In & Networking

6:00PM Event Kickoff & Welcome from Aviva

6:25PM Keynote Speech by Ted Graham, Head of Open Innovation at General Motors

6:45PM Ecosystem Map Presentation by Brian Kobus, Director at OMERS Ventures

7:00PM Startup Showcase

Welcome from Aviva: Ryan Spinner

Ryan heads up the Digital and Innovation initiatives at Aviva Canada and is responsible for Aviva Ventures. Ryan is excited by the intersection of tech and the insurance industry, and has been a key player in conceptualizing the InsurTech Canada event series.

Keynote Speaker: Ted Graham

Ted Graham was recently appointed Head of Open Innovation at General Motors where he works with outside partners to solve important problems that will shape the future of transportation. This includes AI more generally, and specifically autonomous, shared and connected vehicles. Prior to GM, Ted was PwC's Innovation leader and completed 99 rides as an UberX driver to see what he could learn about disruptive innovation in transportation to apply back to his own industry.

Speaker: Brian Kobus

In his role as Director at OMERS Ventures, Brian Kobus is responsible for contributing to the identification and execution of investment opportunities for OMERS Ventures in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors.Brian brings 15 years of experience in the areas of technology, venture capital and finance to his role at OMERS Ventures. Previously, Brian was VP Technology Alliances at ScribbleLive, a leading content marketing software-as-a-service platform, where he was responsible for establishing, managing and growing relationships with partners.

Startup Showcase:

1. Litmus

Litmus provides one horizontal platform, called Loop, to quickly build virtually any IoT use cases imaginable to improve safety, reliability and the overall driving experience. Loop provides connectivity, device management and application integration of the data being collected to any 3rd party software application or enterprise system (ERP, CRM, Big Data Analytics, Dashboards, etc.) in real-time. Litmus Automation focuses on the Automotive and Industrial industries, and counts some large Fortune 500 clients.

2. Netlift

Netlift combines carpooling and public transportation to provide commuters a more efficient, stress-free, and environmentally sustainable commute.

3. RepairMatch

RepairMatch was created to bring transparency and convenience to the automotive service and repair industry. They'll give you suggested market pricing (you can even name your own price!) and take care of measuring quality; only 4+ star rated providers can remain in the network. Get matched to a trusted mechanic at a fixed, fair price onwww.repairmatch.co, and say goodbye to Repairophobia!

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to reBOOT Canada. reBOOT Canada is a registered charity that refurbishes donated computer equipment to provide non-profits, charities, and individuals, with reliable access to subsidized technology, software, and training.

About the Aviva Canada and OneEleven Partnership:

Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country, providing home, automobile, leisure, lifestyle and business insurance to more than 3 million customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 4000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for their customers and communities.

The mission of Aviva Innovation is to connect with extraordinary talent, uncover breakthrough innovations and to give these ideas the opportunity and resources to thrive. The InsurTech community is one that is growing rapidly in Canada and we are excited to play a part in supporting its growth.

OneEleven and Aviva Canada are working together to provide startups with the right resources to support and develop their business ideas in the insurance space. In addition to launching the InsurTech Canada event series, there will be a jointly organized Hackathon in late 2017 to further the initiatives of the InsurTech community.

If you have the beginnings of an InsurTech idea or a vested business with some innovative products or proposals, we want to hear from you. Connect with us to get involved with the InsurTech community!


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Aviva Canada Digital Garage,
100 King St W, 49th floor, Toronto, ON, Canada
Toronto, ON
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