Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Evangelos Avramakis, Swiss Re Institute

Interview Of The Week: Evangelos Avramakis

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Who:  Evangelos Avramakis is head of digital ecosystems R&D at the Swiss Re Institute, the research arm of Swiss Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers. His focus is on forward-looking market developments, digital ecosystems, omnichannel management and innovative business models.

Topic: Why the financial services sector has been slow to adopt new business models and the price it might pay for not changing fast enough.

 Quote: “The new models risk to not only disaggregate but also commoditize the existing value chain. So, insurance providers will need to rethink and redefine their current role and decide where they should play and how they should play.”

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.