Insurtech Hackathon and Conference

Hacknext is a new and innovative hackathon format for discussing digitalization approaches in the insurance industry and took place at “Kohlebunker” in Munich from March 7–9, 2019. 

The three-day digital event was held for the second time and hosted several seasoned professionals and insurance experts. Their goal was to work on new and disruptive solutions for the insurance industry in a tangible format and with a view to customer orientation.

Building the future together

The creative hackathon was at the heart of this year’s hacknext. Interdisciplinary teams of developers, programmers, designers and idea providers developed new software solutions and business ideas within 28 hours and competed for prize money of over 15,000 euros. The teams addressed four key challenges of the insurance industry that revolve around retirement planning, smart data, advisory services of the future and bancassurance. An exciting conference program was offered to non-hackers and insurance experts: the audience witnessed ideas being developed, attended pitches, took part in workshops of established industry leaders and were inspired by exciting keynote presentations.

Hacknext was organized by the globally operating technology consultancy DataArt, the insurance analysts Franke and Bornberg, the creative agency and Allianz subsidiary Kaiser X Labs and the strategy and management consultancy zeb.