Maiden At the Telematics Summit in London

November 2019

As an independent insurance broker specialising in developing insurance programmes for our automotive brand partners, our team is made up of some of the most experienced professionals in the automotive insurance business. In late October, one member of this team — Ronnie Simmons, Head of Partnership Development (UK) — was invited to sit on the panel at the Telematics Summit 2019.

Taking place at 2 More London Riverside and organised by Insure Telematics Solutions, the Telematics Summit 2019 was hosted by award-winning broadcaster, Georgie Frost. Ronnie was joined on the panel by a number of fellow experts; Paul Wainright, Partner and Head of Counter Fraud at Browne Jacobson LLP, Jackie Basham, Insurance Director at BeWiser Insurance, Adam Gooch, ITS Commercial Director and Alastair Walker, Editor at Insurance Edge.

Aimed at a range of sectors — from fleet management, to FNOL, to claims, insuretech and motor insurance broking — Telematics Summit 2019 was conceived as an opportunity for professionals interested in telematics technology to hear from key speakers in the industry, to join in panel discussions and to network.

Kicking off in the afternoon, the Telematics Summit began with an intro from Georgie Frost and two speaker presentations, closely followed by a lively panel discussion examining automotive trends in the current market. Topics up for debate included why car telematics have yet to go mainstream, consumer appetite for autonomous vehicles and the growth of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). With the panel discussion transitioning naturally to a Q&A session, the day was rounded off with drinks and networking for the 30-plus attendees.

“I was delighted to form part of the Telematics Summit 2019 panel,” says Ronnie, “It was a fantastic event, with incredibly informative presentations and the discussions that followed were very thought-provoking. It was a great opportunity to hear from some of the leading minds in the evolving sector of telematics, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s summit.”