Insurance technology (insurtech) is a broad term that defines the new technologies and innovation that help with enhancing the efficiency of insurance companies. It emerged more than ten years ago, but it’s still constantly changing: in fact, it’s undergone some pretty major changes in the past year.

Alex Jimenez


Alex Jimenez works as the Chief Strategy Officer at Extractable. His career is focused on digital transformation and digital banking. He’s also an author and public speaker. If you’re looking for a perspective of an industry insider on digital banking, payments strategy or insurance technology, you should definitely consider following Jimenez on social media. 

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Digital Transformation Is About New Business Models, Not New Tech #FinTech #Finserv #Banking #DigitalTransformation #Innovation— Alex Jiménez (@RAlexJimenez)                         March 17, 2021                                                                                        
Florian Gralliot


Florian Graillot’s feed is a heaven for insurtech enthusiasts. He’s a VC investor at AstoryaVC, a company that invests in early-stage insurtech startups. By following his Tweets only, you can get a comprehensive overview of the recent trends in the insurtech market. And he gets extra points for consistent posting and neat-looking Tweets.

                                                                    Beyond automation of existing processes, why insurers should consider leverage alternative #data to revamp the underwriting part of the value chain. #InsurTech #FinTech

👉— Florian Graillot (@FGraillot)                         May 11, 2021                                                                                        
Robin Kiera


Robin Kiera combines his expertise in insurtech with insights on digital marketing. Interestingly, he has a TikTok account, which seems quite unusual in his industry. On Twitter, he curates thought-provoking articles from different fintech sectors, especially digitalization, marketing tips and general fintech.

                                                                    5 InsurTech Trends To Follow In 2021
via @yahoo@statefarm @esurance @bajajallianz @statefarm @esurance @bajajallianz @discovery_sa #Insurance #Reinsurance #Business #Innovation #DigitalTransformation #Insurtech— 🔹Dr. Robin Kiera🔹 (@stratorob)                         April 22, 2021                                                                                          


Regulatory technology, known as regtech, is a fairly new subset of fintech. It appeared after the 2008 financial crisis to help address the urgent needs of the financial industry that emerged in its wake. Regtech focuses on improving compliance, suppressing fraudulent activities, and enhancing efficiency.

David Bundi


Bundi is the Head of RegTech at PwC, with previous experience as an Advisory Board Member in two regtech companies. Given his extensive experience, he’s great to follow for any tegtech-related news. 

                                                                    Thank you to the #EuropaInstitut @UZH_en for the opportunity to teach again #Compliance, #RegTech, #LegalTech & #Digitalization at the CAS #ComplianceManagement program and to all attendees for their great participation!— David Bundi | #RegTechLeader (@DavidBundiRisk)                         April 27, 2021                                                                                          
Tanya Andreasyan


Andreasyan works as the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief at FinTech Futures, an online platform that focuses on the modern fintech market. She often speaks at industry conferences about the fintech landscape in the UK and beyond. If you want to stay up to date not only with regtech but also other fintech areas you should definitely add her to your follow list.

                                                                    New Zealand introduces world-first climate risk reporting bill for banks— FinTech Futures (@FinTech_Futures)                         April 16, 2021                                                                                          
Ghela Boskovich


Boskovich calls herself a fintech fanatic and, judging by her Twitter feed, she’s not exaggerating. She writes mainly about regtech, and also shares news and thoughts on other emerging technologies, as well as news pieces about women in tech. She’s the Head of Europe for the Financial Data & Technology Association, which aims to connect government, regulators and industry, as well as a founder of FemTechGlobal, a blog about women in the tech industry.

                                                                    It's clear the FCA's #RegTech team are risk takers: they've asked me to be scrum mistress for the Women's Economic Empowerment TechSprint that kicks off next week. Between us, though, I'm calling myself #SprintShrink. So privileged…— Ghela Boskovich (@GhelaBoskovich)                         March 16, 2021                                                                                          


Wealthtech is a synergy of technology and wealth management. It refers to new ways of investing and asset management with use of AI and Big Data. Insider Intelligence predicts that just in the United States robo-advisors will be managing $4.6 trillion by 2022.

Urs Bolt


With over 30 years of experience (and 9 years on Twitter), Urs Bolt is someone who definitely knows what he’s talking about. He writes about wealth management, investment banking, and digital assets. 

                                                                    #Millennials are 3x more likely to consider switching #wealth platforms than others:

Cheaper fees are not the only factor for mass affluent investors; a top digital experience could also influence the choice.

🆕 @Refinitiv #WealthManagement report:— Bolt | ti&m 🇨🇭 (@UrsBolt)                         April 21, 2021                                                                                        
Michael Kitces

Michael Kitces, @MichaelKitces

Michael Kitces is an American financial planner, blogger, and educator. On his Twitter account he shares plenty of interesting advice, mostly for financial planners. 

                                                                    Wealthy Americans Reveal How They Were Picking Advisors And Investments In The Pandemic & other "Weekend Reading for Financial Planners (Apr 17-18)" -— MichaelKitces (@MichaelKitces)                         April 18, 2021                                                                                        
Robin J Powell


“My goal is to inform investors about what the evidence says; to explain why we don’t hear more about it, and to help like-minded financial advisers to communicate the benefits of an evidence-based approach.” - that’s what Robin J Powell promises describing his blog mission. And he does deliver. You will find plenty of links to his insightful blog if you follow Powell on Twitter.

                                                                    Why #Investing is more like golf than football @morganhousel #TEBI— The Evidence-Based Investor (@RobinJPowell)                         May 12, 2021                                                                                          


Blockchain is one of the most trending and fastest-growing technologies in fintech. According to Statista, the blockchain technology market will grow to $39 billion by 2025. Research shows that the financial sector owns 60% of the market value of this technology already, which demonstrates how important it is to fintech.

Efi Pylarinou


Efi Pylarinou, founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory, is a recognized fintech and blockchain consultant. You should follow her to learn from her professional experience that has spanned over 20 years: she holds a PhD in finance and is widely acknowledged for her contributions to the field. Pylarinou was named No.1 Global Woman Influencer in Finance & the Data Conversation by Refinitiv in 2019 and 2020.

                                                                    #Blockchain can also be used as a governance infrastructure

Governance voting on #Defi @MakerDAO @cointelegraph @thecryptovalley @andi_staub @chainyoda @sbmeunier @DrJDrooghaag @AghiathChbib @UrsBolt— Dr Efi Pylarinou (@efipm)                         April 21, 2021                                                                                          
Nisa Amolis


Nisa Amoils’s Twitter account is a real gem. She posts mostly on blockchain, investing, and crypto. She’s not only a great source of informative content, but she is also posting very often. For longer pieces of her content, you can check out her work for Forbes.

                                                                    #internetofvalue #probablyafad #Crypto— Nisa Amoils 🎬 (@AmoilsNisa)                         May 11, 2021                                                                                        
Vitalik Buterin


Buterin is a co-founder of Ethereum and Bitcoin Magazine. He Tweets about cryptocurrencies and blockchain but, most of all, innovations. You can also check out his blog where he covers those issues more in depth.

                                                                    Crypto may actually have a role to play here: it's a non-state-centric ecosystem that has had to grapple with tough political philosophy questions already. But to achieve its potential it needs to get its head out of its sand and admit that certain challenges exist.— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin)                         January 12, 2021                                                                                          

Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology practice that explores how software robots can automate tasks. The aim is to create a technology that can increase people’s productivity and job satisfaction by eliminating repetitive and mundane tasks from their agenda.

According to Gartner, Inc, revenue from RPA is projected to reach $1.89 billion in 2021, almost 20% more than in 2020, making it one of the most prominent fintech trends at the moment. If you don’t already, you should definitely keep an eye on it.

Antonio Grasso


Antonio Grasso is an entrepreneur who works as an advisor and consultant for financial companies. On social media, he shares his insights about Robotic Process Automation. For instance, we found his own piece about how RPA and AI can boost Business Process Automation really informative. On his Twitter profile, you will find a lot of original graphics, news, and thoughts on RPA as well as other areas, such as AI, digital transformation, and IoT.

                                                                    In many ways, digital transformation turns us on like a sock. Everything must be rethought with a growing reference to digital from the relationship with customers to the network with our suppliers.#infographic by @antgrasso #DigitalTransformation— Antonio Grasso (@antgrasso)                         April 19, 2021                                                                                          
Guy Kirkwood


In his Twitter bio, he says he uses RPA to reshape how people work, and he proves this point by sharing examples of how process automation can help in many, often surprising, contexts. And if his Tweets are not enough, you can learn more about his work by attending some of the webinars and conference talks he also mentions on his feed.

                                                                    We know that #automation is helping hospitals in the pandemic. Here is how it can help #hospitality.— Guy Kirkwood (@guykirkwood)                         February 11, 2021                                                                                        
Sarah Burnett


Autonomous delivery drones, new European Union AI regulations, or the risks of smart cities - those are some of Sarah Burnett's interesting selection of Tweets. With experience as a Founding Partner, Head of Technology Immersion and Market Insights at Emergence Partners, Burnett is someone who writes about technology from a position of many years of practice. 

                                                                    A step towards autonomous delivery drones and more business #automation: UK regulator gives green light to delivery drone trials via @financialtimes #AutonomousVehicles— Sarah Burnett (@SarahBurnett)                         April 20, 2021                                                                                        

General fintech news

When you’re a technology enthusiast, sometimes it’s difficult to pick just one or two topics to focus on. If you are looking for influencers who cover fintech in general, below you’ll find some profiles we’d definitely recommend following.

Andreas Staub


Andreas is a behavioral economist and Big Data expert. On his Twitter account he shares interesting finds and insights on fintech from all over the web. It’s definitely one of the most interesting profiles to follow if you’re interested in the fintech industry.

                                                                    50 Cognitive Biases in the Modern World#BehavioralEconomics #AI #fintech #Insurtech @psb_dc @guzmand @jblefevre60 @pierrepinna @HaroldSinnott @terence_mills @sallyeaves @SabineVdL @helene_wpli @SpirosMargaris @sbmeunier @luc_schuurmans

via @VisualCap— Andreas Staub (@andi_staub)                         June 2, 2020                                                                                          
Chris Gledhill


Gledhill writes on fintech, banking and the future of financial services. Professionally, he works as a freelance fintech advisor and consultant. If you’re looking for an account to discover global fintech news (and memes), you should check out his profile. 

                                                                    Why TikTok teens might be the next fintech trend for neo banks #fintech— Chris Gledhill (@cgledhill)                         April 21, 2021                                                                                          
Christina Dolan


With a background in engineering, computer sentience, and years of experience in being an entrepreneur, Christina Dolan's Tweets about interesting developments in fintech to her 19K followers. She’s definitely one to follow if you want to stay up to date with the industry. 

                                                                    Cross-organization collaboration can be a challenge, especially in this remote era, but #blockchain solutions can simplify the process while adding a much-needed layer of transparency to help establish trust. @laurahuangLA #DigitalTransformation— Cristina Dolan (@cristinadolan)                         April 29, 2021                                                                                        

Final thoughts

We hope that after reading this blog post, you will find some inspiration to add more insights to your Twitter feed and help you explore new fintech subsets.

After all, the industry is in a constant state of flux, so keeping up with the latest developments is key to understanding it. 

We also have written on fintech on our blog. Feel free to check out the following articles:

If you prefer video content, check out our Tech Leaders Hub video series on LinkedIn, and our latest webinar on cybersecurity in fintech. Lastly, if you work in fintech and plan to build a product, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any tech-related questions. We’d be delighted to hear from you!