The Rising Power of Data in The London Market - 20th March 2018


The importance of a robust data management strategy is now an essential requirement of all businesses in our sector.

The London Market is evolving, like any business sector, but what is really driving the change in our business operations, practices and processes? Most people will have their own opinion on the underlying drivers, but one thing that is not in dispute is our sector’s increasing need to skillfully manage, manipulate and safely store data used in all part of the insurance lifecycle. The need to manage both new and legacy data is driving new business behaviours and strategies.

Join us for our next LMForums Business Breakfast where we’ll look at the importance of data in our industry and in particular the value of a comprehensive data management strategy. Whether you’re in an operations, broking, underwriting or IT role, this event will be both engaging and informative. We are delighted to bring you two expert speakers, with a pedigree steeped in data science and management, where we’ll examine the rising significance of data in our sector, the challenges of legacy data, as well as the new data explosion from the IoT and IoE. Underlying all of this is the fundamental need for a sound data management strategy.

This is an exclusive “thought leadership style” roundtable session, which includes a delicious cooked breakfast. This session is being kindly sponsored by Charles Taylor InsureTech. As always, LMForums sessions are without charge to attendees and are strictly limited in numbers.

During this LMForums Business Breakfast, we’ll hear from visiting Silicon Valley data guru, Sean Kandel, who during his PhD studies at Standford University, led the development of new exciting tools for data transformation and discovery. Sean will share with us his amazing work in the data field and tell us what is keeping him engaged at the moment.

We’ll also be joined by the Director of Data & Analytics from Charles Taylor InsureTech, Ludovic Veale, who will be sharing his extensive experience of data management from his time in senior roles at companies such as PwC . Ludovic will be explaining the importance of “understanding your data” and ensuring that we focus on the elementary aspects of data management, before we embark on the more advanced components such as AI and Machine Learning. You will learn some of the key components of developing a successful data management strategy, enjoy a stunning breakfast at one of the City’s best restaurants and interact with your Market peers. Register today – we only can accommodate 20 professionals at these exclusive breakfast events.

“Information is the oil of the 21st century and analytics is the combustion engine” Peter Sandergaard - Gartner

Ludovic Veale
Ludovic Veale
Director of Data Analytics
Charles Taylor InsureTech

Ludovic heads up the Data & Analytics Practice at Charles Taylor InsureTech and has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of complex data driven projects.

His extensive experience covers the convergence of relational SQL technologies with Big Data Technologies, frequently operating within Agile environments and working alongside a diverse range of clients and sectors.

Ludovic joined Charles Taylor from PWC where he was a director within their Data and Analytics competency and previously at Vantage Performance Solutions, BR Shipping and Business Objects.

Sean Kandel
Sean Kandel
Silicon Valley Data Management Expert

Sean is Trifacta’s Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder. He completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University, where his research focused on user interfaces for database systems.

At Stanford, Sean led the development of new tools for data transformation and discovery, such as Data Wrangler. He previously worked as a data analysts at Citadel Investment Group.

Who should attend?

This event will be of value to insurance professionals with responsibility in the following areas:

  • Operations
  • IT
  • Broking
  • Underwriting
  • Claims
  • Executive Management

Membership of LMForums and the North American Forums is Free to anyone working for a bonafide Insurance firm or trade association

You do not need to be a member of the club to attend

The Rising Power of Data in The London Market


The Ivy City Garden, Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, London. EC2 1QS

Date and Time

20th March 2018

8:15am - 10:30am

You don't need to be a member of the club to attend

8.15am Registration & Coffee
8.30am Welcome
8.35am Data management thoughts from Silicon Valley
9.00am Breakfast
9.30pm Building a data management strategy
10.00am Roundtable discussion & debate
10.25am Conclusions
10.30am Close