IBM Partners With Insurance Company

IBM is collaborating with Marsh, ACORD and ISN in order to bring commercial blockchain solution for proof of insurance
17 April 2018   135

According to the Business Wire report from April 16, IBM is collaborating with Marsh and other companies including ACORD and ISN in order to bring commercial blockchain solution for proof of insurance. Marsh is a company which provides industry-focused consulting, brokerage, and claims advocacy services, and leverage data, technology, and analytics aiming to reduce the clients’ total cost of risk.

Marsh is built on the Hyperledger Fabric technology and IBM Blockchain, and it will develop the commercial proof of insurance solution "in conjunction with IBM, with input from ACORD, and customer feedback from ISN".

Marsh sees great opportunity in leveraging blockchain technology to better serve our clients by maximizing efficiency and creating new opportunities in the insurance value chain. We believe strategic engagements such as this one with IBM, ACORD, and ISN will help accelerate the adoption of further blockchain applications benefiting our clients across industries.

Sastry Durvasula

Chief Digital Officer, Marsh

Sandip Patel, general manager of insurance industry at IBM, stated that IBM is aiming to connect emerging blockchain networks to facilitate the next generation economy, and they find collaboration with Marsh an ideal example of how blockchain can be used on a broader scale to drive real business results.

Consensus 2018 summit to be held in New York City

4th annual blockchain technology summit - Consensus 2018, will take place in New York City on May 14-16
22 April 2018   32

CoinDesk has announced its 4th annual blockchain technology summit Consensus 2018 on May 14-16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Along with the discussions on the blockchain technology, the event is going to feature a hackathon, PoW pitch competition and a scholarship award in a partnership with Zcash. Title sponsors of the event include bloq, Deloitte, Ledger, Octagon Strategy and SONM.

Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 4,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Among the notable speakers there will be Blockstack co-founder Dr. Muneeb Ali, J.P.Morgan blockchain program lead Amber Baldet, eToro CEO and founder Yoni Assia, Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf, ConsenSys founder Steve Cerveny, Athena Capital founder Meltem Demirors and many others.

The full 3-day agenda of the event can be found here.