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Rhiannon Snell, Innovation Chef

Rhiannon Snell, Innovation Chef

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Drone Insurance: Learnings & Wrap Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2017 4:36:20 PM / by Rhiannon Snell, Innovation Chef posted in drones, drone insurance

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The Cookhouse Lab Drone Insurance project launched on Monday 31 July. The purpose of this four-week project was to identify how to best insure drones, given that there is currently a lack of data which is preventing insurers from being able to launch products tailored to the risk requirements of individual drone users.

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Millennials are not Interested in Life Insurance: Learnings & Wrap Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2017 2:14:28 PM / by Rhiannon Snell, Innovation Chef posted in millennials

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The “Millennials Are Not Interested In Life Insurance?!” project took place over four weeks at the Cookhouse Lab, Toronto. This blog details the final two weeks of the project.

At the beginning of Week 3, the team ran a second workshop to test their problem statement, and help prioritize the needs of their customers. Millennial workshop participants stated that they did not like the idea of protecting their current lifestyle, as they expected their life to be constantly changing over the next several years. They also rejected the idea of wanting “immediate” value, instead preferring value generally. Based on this feedback, a third problem statement was developed, and subsequently validated in a workshop during Week 4:

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Risk Exposure Data Warehouse - Learnings and Wrap Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2017 3:54:12 PM / by Rhiannon Snell, Innovation Chef posted in innovation, risk exposure, data warehouse, risk exposure data warehouse

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Cookhouse Lab completed its first taster session at the beginning of this month, with the goal of enabling participants to experience Design Thinking at Cookhouse Lab, whilst opening collaborative discussion on a key industry topic. The session lasted two days in total (which included a final presentation and BBQ) and focused on the topic of a risk exposure data warehouse (REDW). 

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Who Can Innovate?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2017 9:10:41 AM / by Rhiannon Snell, Innovation Chef posted in innovation, innovate

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At Cookhouse Lab, our goal is to accelerate insurance innovation through open collaboration. We aim to do so through our various innovation projects, which are focused co-creations amongst project members.

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Blockchain & Insurance Use Case Project  – Learnings and Wrap Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2017 9:33:00 AM / by Rhiannon Snell, Innovation Chef posted in innovation project progress

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Cookhouse Lab’s first month-long  Blockchain & Insurance project came to a close on Friday June 2, with the project team presenting their outputs to 40 stakeholders from their respective organizations. In the two weeks since the previous project update, the team developed a long list of potential use cases, then identified their top three categories based on selection criteria they prepared. We are proud of the effort the team put in and the outputs they achieved.
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