Bristol Distinguished Address: Inga Beale DBE, CEO of Lloyds of London

21st February 2018

Bristol Distinguished Address: Inga Beale DBE, CEO of Lloyds of London

21st February 2018
Bristol Business School
Frenchay Campus
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
Starts at 6:00pm
Ends at 9:00pm

Enabling human progress in a digital world

Inga Beale DBE (@IngaBeale), CEO of Lloyds of London will deliver a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled 'Enabling human progress in a digital world.'

The world faces a silent threat so complex and interconnected it has become impossible for any single government, sector or think tank to solve. It could strike a blow to the global economy equivalent to some of the biggest and costliest natural catastrophes in history. And it lurks beneath the incredible benefits that the digital revolution has brought.

It is the multi-layered threat. A cyber-attack. But does society understand the true scale of the threat.

New and emerging technologies like AI, smartphones, driverless cars, drones, smart devices and the internet of things promise all sorts of advantages. For all the good they promise they also carry unquantified and underexplored risks.

As society becomes increasingly dependent on digital technologies, Inga Beale will explore this evolving megathreat, its implications and how people, businesses and governments can protect themselves from financial and reputational ruin.

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18:00 - Registration and refreshments

18:30 - Lecture

19:30 - Networking


Inga Beale (@IngaBeale) joined Lloyd's in January 2014. Previously she was Group Chief Executive of Canopius, a prominent Lloyd's managing agent. Prior to that she spent four years with Zurich Insurance, including a period as Global Chief Underwriting Officer.

She was Group CEO of Converium Ltd, the Swiss mid-sized independent reinsurance company and, while there, she led a major turnaround of the business before it was acquired by SCOR in 2007.

She started her career as an Underwriter with Prudential before spending 14 years in a variety of international roles for GE Insurance Solutions.

She is a member of the UK Government's Financial Services Trade and Investment Board and the London Mayor's Business Advisory Board.

In July 2016 she also joined the Board of the UK Chartered Insurance Institute.

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