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Oasis Insight Conference 2023 - Zurich, in collaboration with the Swiss Re Institute




Oasis Insight Conference 2023- Zurich,
in collaboration with the Swiss Re Institute 


6th September 2023

Swiss Re Next Auditorium, Mythenquai 50/60, CH-8022, Zurich, Switzerland


Hybrid Event

Free to attend


Register Here

Agenda is subject to small changes. All times shown in Central European Summer Time (CEST)


Wednesday 6th September 


9:00 Registration, Coffee and Model Vendor Marketplace

Exhibitors: ARA, Fathom, Impact Forecasting, Renew Risk, Swiss Re Reinsurance Solutions


10:00 Welcome Remarks and Introduction
              - Dickie Whitaker, CEO, Oasis LMF,
              - Beat Aeberhardt, Head of Cat and Geo Modelling, Swiss Re


10.15 Latest on Oasis LMF
              - Dickie Whitaker, CEO, Oasis LMF 
              - Ben Hayes, CTO, Oasis LMF


10.45 Using Oasis in Practice
              - Simos Koumoutsaris, Head of Cat Research & Development, SCOR 
              - Paul McEwan, Global Risk Analytics Director, Sompo International


11.15 Model Vendor Updates
Short presentations from:
  • Applied Research Associates (ARA): Lauren Mudd, Senior Engineer
  • Corelogic: William Forde, Senior Director of Industry Solutions
  • Fathom: Harry Vardigans, Insurance Business Manager
  • Impact Forecasting: Chris Ewing, Head of Client Management
  • Renew Risk: Josh Macabuag, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer


12.00 Lunch and Model Vendor Marketplace

Exhibitors: ARA, Corelogic, Fathom, Impact Forecasting, Renew Risk, Swiss Re Reinsurance Solutions


13.30 Open Source Assets in Swiss Re: A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
              - Martin Bertogg, Head of Catastrophe Perils, Managing Director, Swiss Re


13.45 New Ways to look at Flood Risk at the Location Level
             - David Schenkel, Head of Product, REOR20


13.50 Handling Complexity in Flood Models: A Close Look at Hazard and Exposure Data
This panel will address some key questions such as:
  • Can models be used equally from portfolio accumulation analysis down to creating tariffs for single sites?
  • Can the impact of urbanisation and poor defenses be replicated on hazard analyses while receiving poor exposure information?
Moderator: Federica Remondi, Flood Lead, Swiss Re
          - Oliver Wing, Chief Research Officer, Fathom
          - Petr Puncochar, Global Head of Flood Model Development, Impact Forecasting
          - Jane Toothill, Managing Director, JBA Risk Management
14.45 Coffee Break and Model Vendor Marketplace

Exhibitors: ARA, Corelogic, Fathom, Impact Forecasting, Renew Risk, Swiss Re Reinsurance Solutions


 15.15 Model Validation: Are There Opportunities to Improve How This is Done and the Data That’s Used?
  • Could there be better standards around how this is done?
  • What role should model vendors play in this?
  • What methods deliver the most practical use?
  • What does the future look like and how can collaboration play a role?
Moderator: Dickie Whitaker, CEO, Oasis LMF
          - Malcolm Haylock, Head of Catastrophe Modelling, Fathom 
          - Nigel Winspear, Head of Nat Cat Analytics Research, Sompo International
          - Oriol Gaspa, Head of Analytics Japan, Aon (TBC)
          - Guido Felder, Lead Catastrophe Researcher, Zurich Insurance


16.15 Challenges in Modelling European Earthquake Risk: How Can Open Data and Science Help?
  • As earthquake is the most volatile peril, there is no consistent approach across countries, so its key to learn from the past. What can be learnt from recent events in Turkey?
  • How can the latest science, data and approaches be used to enhance the understanding of European EQ risk when current commercial models are outdated?
Moderator: Michael Ewald, Earthquake Perils Lead, Swiss Re
          - Guillermo Franco, Managing Director and Global Head of Cat Risk  Research, Guy Carpenter
          - Matthias Hackl, Head of Cat R&D, Allianz Re
          - Jochen Woessner, Senior Principal Modeller, RMS


17:00 Closing Remarks


17.15 Networking Drinks




More details on the Swiss Re event page