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Next Level Insurance Innovation in the Age of Data

A joint initiative by Digital Insurance Agenda and the University of St.Gallen Institute of Insurance Economics to accelerate innovation.


Programme Description

This online executive education course offers a unique combination of academic rigor, research and insights with the latest advanced insurtech practices from across the globe; strategic and actionable – and in engaging formats.

A business course that speaks at the right executive level. That only speaks about data in terms of how they add value; how you can grow your business. Where you can Learn from the Leaders.

Grow your business. Learn from the leaders.

Target Audience

This course is for you if...

  • You are a senior insurance executive working in one of the retail verticals. The course is not designed for consultants or representatives of tech providers (sorry!).
  • You are responsible for a part of the business, member of a management team, head of a line of business, leading a business function, responsible for partnerships, or involved in strategy, innovation or transformation – or planning to do that shortly. Data is the business of every insurance executive.
  • You are eager to know more about new opportunities fueled by new data streams and new advanced analytics. Curious about the next level of innovation. Where is the most potential?
  • You want to prepare your team and organisation for the future of insurance, making it ready for the future. Where to start? How to navigate?
  • You believe in constant learning. You always want to challenge yourself, learn new things and keep developing yourself throughout your career.


Start Dates
9 weeks
Application Deadline
Number of ECTS Credits
Level of Experience
Senior Manager
Functional Manager
Functional Specialist
High Potential
Programme Type
EUR 2'500.-
Individual Modules Bookable
Flexible Entry
Programme Language


The course focuses on the central role of data in insurance innovation and will help insurance executives gain a new perspective on the impact of data on the future of insurance. The course consists of 9 modules, combining the latest in academic foundational thinking with practical examples from insurtech leaders, insurance executives and thoughtleaders.

Programme Benefits

“Next Level of Innovation in the Age of Data” will provide participants with a new type of online experience, focused on brief speaker presentations with lots of interaction. The course includes a range of real use cases from compelling speakers and companies, providing participants with the opportunity to engage directly with the presenters.

Course Structure

The course kicks off on September 28th, 2022. Classes are online, 3 hours per week, conveniently scheduled at the end of the workday; 2 hours on Tuesdays and 1 hour on Thursdays. There will be ample time for interactive Q&A and discussion sessions to develop key takeaways that participants can directly apply in their companies.

Content & Faculty

Learn from the Leaders – Course overview

  • Module 1: Data is THE Game Changer of the Next Decade of Insurance
  • Module 2: Data Analytics for Insurance Executives
  • Module 3: Customer Excellence in Insurance in the Age of Data
  • Module 4: Transforming the Insurance Value Chain
  • Module 5: Data-Driven Service Design in Insurance
  • Module 6: Business Model Innovation in the Age of Data
  • Module 7: The Role of Data in Digital Ecosystems
  • Module 8: Talent and Culture in the Future in Insurance
  • Module 9: Thinking Beyond Tomorrow. What’s Next?

DIA’s mission is to accelerate insurance innovation by connecting insurance executives with insurtechs through DIA’s multiple thought leadership platforms. Applying our expertise to executive education with the academic authority in insurance, the University of St. Gallen’s Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG) is a logical next step for your further education. Want to get detailed information about the different modules, including insurance leaders that will be speakers during the course and the engaging formats? Request the course brochure here or apply for the course right away!

How to apply

Further information


Allows you to understand where the sector is going and what the position of your firm in that landscape is.
Cristina Bellido
Chief Data and Analytics Officer, VidaCaixa
A very interesting and efficient training with very interesting and inspiring participants and lecturers!
Bruno Bräm
Head CL Partnership & Reinsurance, Zurich
We got really exciting and helpful insights. Theoretically, but also from well-known companies.
Julia Pühlhorn
Innovation Manager, Nürnberger
Rich program. Good speakers. International sharing of experience.
Samuel Klaus
Head of Claims Specialists, AXA
I liked the peer discussions as well as presentations by industry gurus.
Lisa Mokgethi
Senior Claims Operations Manager, Hollard

Why HSG?

Executive education at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), one of Europe's leading business universities, provides you with an optimal preparation for the future. The University of St.Gallen is more than just an educational institution; it is a place of inspiration that stimulates you to think. You will acquire up-to-date knowledge that is of great practical relvance, and gain valuable insights. This will enable you to make an important contribution to social and economic progress and to your own personal development. "From insight to impact" is not just our message; it is a promise against which we can be measured. 

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