How insurers can use high-resolution aerial imagery before and after natural disasters

Online event
Monday, 06 December 2021
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (UK time)
    • Ryan Bank, Global Managing Director, Geospatial Insurance Consortium (GIC)
    • Steve Lombardi, Director of Member Advocacy, Geospatial Insurance Consortium (GIC)
    • Karl Meredith, Manager of IoT and Digital Assessment, FM Global
  • Property

In this IIL property webinar, a panel of speakers from the Geospatial Insurance Consortium (GIC), explain how they are using aerial imagery and geospatial data to inform, improve, and accelerate their decision-making in claims, underwriting and more.

From its post-catastrophic disaster response program to its aerial imagery collections in 20-plus countries, in this session, you can learn how the GIC supercharges digital innovation for the insurance industry.

The speakers describe the GIC's massive library of aerial imagery and how its best-in-class imagery can help insurers see more and even help make better decisions hundreds, if not thousands, of kilometres away from a natural disaster.

As an example, the speakers focus on one disaster-riddled week in August 2021, where the GIC activated its fleet of planes to collect hi-resolution imagery of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, Caldor Fire in California, and tornadoes in the Mid-Atlantic.

In this session, attendees are able to see aerial imagery captured before the natural disasters and then aerial imagery captured after the disaster events. Plus, how AI-generated analysis highlights where the biggest impacts were and where insurers and emergency managers needed to triage their responses.

Lastly, the panel illustrate how they have incorporated GIC imagery into their internal workflows to help clients become more resilient before a catastrophic disaster, and how to help customers rebound quickly post-catastrophe.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how aerial imagery helps insurers make more informed decisions
  • See how the imagery of natural disasters, like the floods in Germany and Hurricane Ida, can reduce expenses and speed up recovery times
  • See how imagery captured at a specific time and location can help clients become more resilient and help reduce fraud

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Booking information:

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly after booking. If you have not received this within one hour, please contact Patricia Pedraza (020 7397 3911).

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