Understanding emerging risks

The recognition that we are seeing a rapid, powerful convergence of big technology changes cannot be ignored. Autonomous vehicles, genetic editing, sensors, biotechnology, 3D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence are some imminent changes.

As regulators and policymakers grapple with their understanding of these changes, private actors will have a unique opportunity to influence governmental and business leadership. Businesses must not only embrace this disruption and evolve to survive. They must also lead, help envision and create new business models.

For insurers, operating in a way that is “synonymous with digital” means operating in a risk landscape that is shifting more rapidly. The insurance industry must be seen as a key stakeholder in risk.

In order to assist insurers in their drive of innovation, we are delighted to publish this ‘taster report’; intended to begin to explore technological change through seven emerging issues. The authors of this report are all leaders in their fields.