Marsh names winner of #ReWRITE Hackathon in Europe

Team created a prototype for instant scooter insurance

Marsh names winner of #ReWRITE Hackathon in Europe


By Terry Gangcuangco

Marsh’s #ReWRITE (women, risk, insurance, technology, and empowerment) Hackathon, which was launched in the US earlier this year, has concluded its European leg.

Bringing home the regional award is the team from Sweden made up of Linnea Söderlund, Viola Söderlund, and Julia Ye. The regional grand final was held following local contests in cities such as Milan, Stockholm, and Warsaw.

The winning team (pictured here with Marsh chief digital officer and chief data & analytics officer Sastry Durvasula) created a prototype for instant scooter insurance based on a risk analysis algorithm to best calculate the risk of a specific trip.

Aside from receiving a prize worth €10,000, the female trio also earned a trip to this month’s FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations) Forum 2019 where they were presented with their award.

“#ReWRITE is creating a fantastic opportunity for women to bring their perspectives to problem solving and product innovation in the insurance industry,” commented Jens-Daniel Florian (also pictured here, back row), head of digital strategy & transformation for Continental Europe at Marsh.

“Each and every team did a fantastic job and the ideas presented were of an extremely professional nature.”

Supported by global non-profit Girls in Tech, #ReWRITE is part of Marsh’s commitment to accelerating women’s advancement in the industry. The first events of the all-women risk and insurance hackathon took place in New York and Phoenix in April.

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