Paul Meeusen speaks about starting the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i), the ins and outs of running (and keeping under the radar) a blockchain pilot in a multinational organization and all the challenges that come with it, why he chose not to use an ICO for funding of the B3i, how the insurance industry deals with new technology and blockchains in particular, why people are more important than technology for the success of a project, how the blockchain changed his career, and much more.
Paul is the Head of Distributed Ledger Technology at Swiss Re, one of the biggest reinsurance companies in the world, and acting CEO of B3i, the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, which is overhauling the way insurance companies exchange data and trade risks. Paul has over 25 years of experience in advising, building and operating multi-disciplinary teams in finance, accounting, operational treasury, audit and risk control, and he designed the first blockchain use case for retrocession insurance on Ethereum in 2016.
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