5th Swiss Re Symposium on Data Protection: Technology, Privacy and Innovation

25 Sep 2018

Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

The insurance industry is at a turning point. New technologies and business models are shaping the way we provide insurance solutions. Innovation is creating new opportunities for individuals and insurers, which are now able to operate more efficiently. Given this context, we need to reconsider our approach to compliance, which often lags behind the fast pace of technological developments.

At the event, we will explore what the future of technology holds for the insurance industry. We will hear from tech and insurance experts, who will share their insights about challenges and solutions when applying data protection and privacy compliance to new technology and innovation.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to network with other insurance, reinsurance, data protection, privacy, compliance, legal and technology professionals to discuss how to bridge the gap between what technology can deliver and what privacy requires.

Participation by invitation only.



Registration and coffee


Welcome and introduction
Fabienne-Anne Rehulka, General Counsel, EMEA, Swiss Re

Block 1: Understanding Technology and Privacy


Understanding technology – "The Future of Technology in the eyes of a futurist"
A forward look at what the future will hold for society and for the insurance industry.

Gerd Leonhard, Futurist


Understanding privacy - focus on people
Technology can be looked at in terms of bits and bytes or by way of its impact to people. Similarly, privacy has a clear focus on individuals.

Stefan Weiss, Global Data Protection Officer, Swiss Re


Peer Discussion – amongst Data Protection Officers
Stefan Weiss, Global Data Protection Officer, Swiss Re
Christian Drechsler, Head legal IT/IP/Data, Zurich Insurance Company


Buffet lunch and networking

Part 2: Privacy in Practice


Privacy by Design – How to promote trust in innovative insurance products
Sarah Zech, Digital Compliance Counsel, Allianz SE


Technology and Innovation- How the technology industry approaches privacy concerns with new, innovative technology
Ulrich Sachs, Senior Legal Counsel, Google


Learning from each other - Knowledge Exchange
Annie Bai, Data Protection Officer, Swiss Re

Sarah Zech Digital Compliance Counsel, Allianz SE
Ulrich Sachs, Senior Legal Counsel, Google
Carmen Edelmann, Head IT Digital Advisory, Legal Reinsurance EMEA, Swiss Re
David James Evans, Data Protection Officer, Swiss Re


Wrap up and close
Susana Gomez, Compliance Officer, Swiss Re


End of conference



Photos by Valeriano Di Domenico