Learning from Global Insurtech! Insight on Japanese Isolation on API

*English session with Japanese subtitles*

For the first time since launched in 2020, Insurance API Organization invites 2 global insurtechs, which utilize API and offer better insurance experience.

As special guests, we are honored to welcome Mr. Manuel San Miguel who is Co-founder & CEO at Ignatica and Ms. Pip O’Connor who is Managing Director at Uncharted. Ignatica is a Hong Kong based insurtech and using blockchain technology and a distributed services architecture to transform the insurance ecosystem. Uncharted offers platform solutions that serve the full insurance lifecycle and engage across ecosystem partners.

In the December 2022 of our last event, Mr. San Miguel has presented his views on Japanese market, comparing that to Hong Kong. We expect that we could learn more from him this time.

Firstly Insurance API Organization moderator explains about Japanese market. Then after that we will host a discussion session between Ignatica and Uncharted.

Please join us to listen to their sharing and insight on Japanese market and how to breakthrough the market with API. Thank you.

◆time and date

Thursday, June 2, 2022 4:00pm – 5:00pm (in Japan Standard Time)


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◆Agenda Overview

1. Opening Remarks :Mr. Svein Tyldum – CEO of Marsh North Asia
2. Introduction to the overview of the insurance industry in Japan
3. Discussion
4. Summary (Japanese only)

◆Opening Remarks

Svein Tyldum
CEO of Marsh North Asia

Svein is CEO of Marsh North Asia which is comprised of Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Korea. He has more than 30 years of experience with Marsh in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Atlanta, Seoul and Tokyo in providing management direction and implementation of risk management strategy using Marsh and Marsh & McLennan resources on a global scale.
He is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, the Economist Network and is on the USO Advisory Board Korea.
Svein is a strong advocate for creating an inclusive and diverse work environment.
A graduate of the University of San Diego, Svein also completed his MBA at Thunderbird – School of International Management, Arizona.

◆Guest Speakers

Manuel San Miguel
Co-founder & CEO, Ignatica

Manuel is a thought leader in digital transformation and the use of technology to change how platforms are designed for the financial services industry. Prior to Ignatica, he was the CTO for Manulife Financial APAC, where he designed the technology strategy and digital engineering practices to support 7+ million clients across 12 countries.

Pip O’connor
Managing Director of Uncharted

Pip has over 20 years’ experience in technology strategy, delivery leadership, management consulting, and driving technology-lead business improvements in a career spanning London, Singapore and New Zealand. She is the Managing Director at Uncharted – a global Insurtech start up that’s driving digital change in the insurance industry. This cloud platform as a service (PaaS) provides compact, powerful and scalable solutions for the SME and consumer markets through rapid deployments, ease of integration and providing platform solutions that serve the full insurance lifecycle and engage across ecosystem partners.


Masashige Obana
CEO hokan, inc.

Masashige Obana was founded hokan, Inc. in 2017 and engage in the development of industry-specific SaaS for insurance agencies.
Also provides InsurTech consulting and implementation support to insurance companies. He had been in BayCurrent Consulting, Inc. in 4years from 2013 and engaged in marketing strategy, IT strategy planning, investment management and PMO with a focus on the insurance industry. Earning B.A. in Economics The University of Tokyo.

Tenma Kobayashi

Deputy General Manager, Agent Solution Department
IRRC Corporation Inc.

Tenma Kobayashi has participated in the establishment of the current department as its first new graduate employee since 2009
Planning and sales of in-house developed system(AS-BOX,AS-System), and selling to insurance agents.
Won the contract with the company’s first large bank and large insurance company.
Engaged in contracts for over 380 companies & in a new business in the FinTech&lnsurTech field, such as AI-OCR and API services.
A graduated of Faculty of Commerce Department of Commerce, Meiji University.

Karuna Deguchi
Assistant Vice President
Marsh Japan, Inc.

Karuna Deguchi has started her insurance career at Marsh as a new graduates. As the first assignment, she has placed local policies for foreign capital companies for 2 and half years. She has been seconded to Marsh Broker Japan for 3 years, and she has handling large Japanese clients as a specialist of liability and financial lines. From August 2019, she came back to Marsh Japan and she was the first employee assigned exclusively to Digital Strategy in Marsh Japan. She launched insurance agency platform (Digital Insurance Platform) and engages not a few projects as Digital Strategy Lead.
She has initiated Insurance API Organization in 2020.



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