Delta Talks … Fifteen minutes, eight speakers, two hours of ideas

Our inaugural Delta Talks in the Deloitte boardroom in Auckland proved to be a great success … eight speakers with fifteen minutes each gave the attendees plenty of food for thought in the two hour seminar. CEO Craig Kirk MC’ed the event, introducing each of the speakers and keeping everyone to the strict time schedule.

First up, Matt Taylor from RedShield talked about the specifics of the warzone that is global cyber warfare and the work they do behind the scenes to shield businesses from the dark forces of the web. RedShield is the world’s first web application shielding-with-a-service company and a 2017 NZ HiTech Award winner.

Michael Lindgreen from 4Sight Consulting discussed the seachange in attitude he’s seen in New Zealand since the RMA in 1991 and their role in minimising environmental impacts to improve sustainability performance of organisations. 4Sight has helped their clients in the private and public sectors and iwi make better decisions about their interaction with land and water since 2001, making a positive difference to the way we live, work and thrive.

Nigel Burrows from NSF International took a circuitous route to outline the merging trends in food safety and risk mitigation techniques, having the audience laughing through the process. NSF International combines the strength of a multinational food safety business with local knowledge to assist their clients with food-related consulting, training, auditing and technology implementation.

John Williams from ResilienceTec stressed that companies must always expect the unexpected and outlined the many ways they can prepare for modern threats and emergencies. ResilienceTec provides businesses with a comprehensive online business continuity planning tool to safeguard businesses from cyberattacks, supply chain or telecommunications failure, power loss, theft, natural disasters and viral outbreaks.

Fred Boles is a Cyber Specialist for Delta Insurance. He spelt out the impact of cyber crime on 800,000 kiwis each year and the way the DynaRisk cyber-protection tool can minimise this risk by assessing cyber exposure, giving a step-by-step guide to improve it, identifying whether an employee’s data is on the dark web and notifying when a breach has occurred.

Dennis Murray & Tim Larkin from Dacreed talked about the use of technology and their online training tool to ensure staff are up to speed with the potential legal threats that can impact on a business at any time. Dacreed are a team of legal experts that have created an intuitive and customisable online compliance training platform designed to help businesses avoid problems.

Petra Lucioli, our Group Claims Manager, spoke about innovation in claims handling and gave specific examples of invoice fraud and the subtleties that arise between a supplier, a manufacturer and a customer when it comes to the claims process.

Dinesh Murali, our Underwriting Manager, spoke broadly about the evolution of modern risk management philosophies and tools, gave us an insight into the thoughts of the future of insurance from senior insurance professionals from around the globe and introduced the audience to Optima, Delta’s comprehensive new management liability package, including our new Legal Expenses liability product.

For those that missed Delta Talks, we will have videos of each of the speakers available for viewing in the next few weeks and based on the feedback we’ve received, Delta Talks will be back bigger and better than ever in 2020.

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