Big data and digitalization are a unique opportunity to transform the marine insurance industry  and make it attractive for investors, corporations and, even more important, for a new generation of marine underwriters that can proudly report on many years of positive results. The Big Data and Digitalization Forum was established to reflect the growing importance of new technologies, to raise awareness and share information about key trends and opportunities arising thanks to data and digitalization. IUMI has a responsibility toward the next generation of marine underwriters to put them in the best possible position to leverage these new possibilities and to make them fit for the future.

The Big Data and Digitalization Forum is comprised of marine insurance professionals from different lines of business, IUMI Professional Partners active in the digital space and data analytics, and representatives from technology market leaders to ensure a broad range of views is represented in the Forum.  

Patrizia Kern-FerrettiChair 

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd Mythenquai 50/60 8002 Zurich Switzerland

Laurent Barbagli 

Meetrisk 34 rue Laplace 92700 Colombes France

Frédéric Becard 

AXA XL Immeuble JAVA 61 rue Mstislav Rostropovitch 75832 Paris France

Mariella DauphineeExecutive Committee Liaison 

Intact Insurance Company 1100-999 West Hasting Street V6C 2W2 Vancouver, BC Canada

Ole Jørgen Eikanger 

Norwegian Hull Club P.O. Box 75 Sentrum NO-5803 Bergen Norway

Anne Marie Elder 

AXA XL 100 Constitution Plaza Hartford, CT 06103 USA

Sylvain Gauden 

SCOR SE Paris-Zurich Branch Claridenstrasse 4 Postfach 8022 Zurich Switzerland

Rahul Khanna 

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty 60 Gracechurch Street EC3V 0HR , London UK

Veenet Muthraja 

Munich Re Königinstraße 107 80802 München Germany

Sybille Rexer 

ASD Law Große Elbstraße 36 22767 Hamburg Germany

Amit Shalev 

Ship In Systems 1643 Beacon St., Suite 22 Newton, MA, 02468 USA

Tom Shinya 

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. 1-2-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8050 Japan

Live Jacob Sydness 

Gard AS Kittelsbuktveien 31 4836 Arendal Norway

Andrea Tanzi 


Swiss Re Mythenquai 50/60 8002 Zurich Switzerland

Henrik Uth 

Survey Association Købmagergade 54,1 DK-1150 Copenhagen Denmark

James Whitlam 

Concirrus 6 Devonshire Square London, EC2M 4YE United Kingdom