Join us for our breakfast briefing with EIS & Manjit Rana

Venture building: Learning how to learn fast, fail never

Event Details:

Date: 1 November 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF (The Gherkin)

Venture Building: Strategies to enable how to learn fast in insurance

Exploring the mindset and approaches your organisation needs to deliver on the promise of venture building

Your insurance business needs the skills, tools and mindset of an entrepreneur.

Exploring the mindset and approaches your organisation needs to deliver on the promise of venture building. We don’t have to tell you that a seismic shift continues to roll through the world. Every one of us feels it in our day to day lives, from Covid throwing down the gauntlet, forcing us to re-evaluate how we experience life to the implications of global warming taking hold in brutal and life-changing ways.

The insurance industry has been at the heart of these moments, both helping reshape and repair the world while simultaneously being rocked by the impact. All while being pursued and sometimes outmaneuvered by the rise of competition from new agile digital players focused on leveraging every nuance of rapidly changing customer expectations.

Never before has it been more vital to be able to reinvent yourself. As McKinsey highlights, “Crucially, the industry has an opportunity to shift from a “repair-and-replace” approach to one of “predict and prevent” across all segments: life, commercial P&C, reinsurance, personal lines, and brokers.

More and more businesses now realise that the only way to harness this moment and to keep pace with the speed of change is to build their future. We invite you to join us for a thought-provoking session where we’ll be exploring the skills, tools and mindset required to build a venture building programme with real impact.

This event will be facilitated by Manjit Rana: InsurTech & Insurance Innovation Thought Leader, Innovation Expert and Venture Builder

With over 30 years’ experience of working in the insurance space alongside co-founding a number of start-up businesses and driving internal innovation for large global corporates, Manjit’s advice is firmly grounded and his role as Advisor to some of the most exciting InsurTech disruptors and industry accelerator programmes ensures he’s permanently well-informed. Manjit is passionate about Innovation, InsurTechs and creating innovative technology based solutions to address current and future insurance market challenges. He is able to identify key business and market needs and has the commercial acumen and entrepreneurial approach to turn ideas into profitable, scalable business ventures.

An innovative and creative thinker, commercially driven with proven success in creating added value opportunities, communicating concepts at a senior level and translating intellectual ideas into business propositions. He has a strong understanding of trends, developments and issues in the insurance sector in the UK, USA and APAC regions and is widely considered an expert and thought leader on innovation in the insurance sector and the global InsurTech eco-system (

This is a joint event with our partners at EIS

EIS is an insurance software company that enables leading insurers to innovate and operate like tech companies. Founded in 2008, EIS provides a platform for high-velocity insurance. This open, flexible core systems and digital solutions platform liberates insurers to accelerate and scale innovation, launch products faster, deliver new revenue channels, and create insurance experiences the world will love. With thousands of open APIs, the platform gives insurers the freedom to connect to a vast ecosystem of insurtech and emerging technologies. Headquartered in San Francisco, EIS powers premium growth for insurers in all lines of business worldwide. For more information, visit or follow @EISGroupLtd on Twitter and LinkedIn

Rory Yates: Head of strategy for EMEA and APAC, EIS
More than 24 years of business leadership experience spanning client, agency, consultancy, start-up and private equity roles.
As EIS’ head of strategy for EMEA and APAC, Rory helps insurers achieve their transformation goals and evolve toward
ecosystem-based futures via insurance core systems transformation, including truly personalised engagement,
taking innovation from concept to market quickly, and growing efficiently.


Paul Wishman, Senior Alliance Director, EIS






The event is being held at Searcys at The Gherkin, London (this is a non-smoking venue, and ID will be required to enter).