EP 91 – Andy Ann – co-Founder YAS Digital – How Can Content and Data Analytics Drive Insurance Loyalty?

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Michael Waitze has been podcasting with some of the best investors and business builders globally and discussing all things startup with them from an Asian perspective. Michael worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo. Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used successfully to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is quite skilled at connecting people and capital to innovative ideas and is a trusted advisor to both investors and founders. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, having pioneered the concept of a podcast network in Asia while building the biggest and fastest-growing listener base in the region. His flagship website, AsiaTechPodcast.com, has listeners in over 100 countries and is available on virtually every podcast player that supports RSS feeds.

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Andy Ann

Andy Ann is a Cofounder of YAS Digital Limited (YAS) who brings to the company a wealth of big data, digital media expertise and entrepreneurship, in leading YAS’ groundbreaking debut in Hong Kong and its future expansion to Asia Pacific and ASEAN countries. He is an award-winning serial entrepreneur focusing on data, mobile and media technologies.

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The Asia InsurTech Podcast talked to Andy Ann, co-founder of YAS Digital. Andy is a serial entrepreneur who has won numerous awards and brings a wealth of big data, digital media and entrepreneurship expertise. He is the founder and Chairman of NDN Group, a digital conglomerate focusing on data, mobile and media technologies and founded Klarity Analytics, Hot Mob, and Darizi.com. 

In the past decade, Andy has worked on digitisation with a range of different industries and understood the need of the insurance industry to change. Insurers are lagging behind when it comes to personalised products and the use of technology. With YAS Andy aims to develop a regional insurtech venture and microinsurance marketplace. Agency distribution is a challenge for small-ticket general insurance products as commission rates per product are very low. With the use of technology together with marketing concepts like viral marketing, loyalty points and referrals, distribution of micro-insurance can be scaled to become more profitable. 

In Hong Kong, YAS is currently working with four insurers and is holding an insurance broker license. Outside of Hong Kong, the startup is offering their technology solutions, including API’s, GPS tracker and Blockchain. With these three components, YAS aims to build a micro-insurance marketplace operating similar to an app store with open APIs ready to plug and play on-demand insurance solutions. For example: YAS will use location-based technology to map out all hiking trails. If the customer decides to use the auto-on feature within the app, the insurance coverage will automatically turn ON when the user is on the trail and turn OFF when the user leaves the trail. 

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