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Ep 10 - Dan Burton, Founder & CEO, Dronebase

FNO: InsureTech

Release Date: 02/16/2019

Ep 50 – FNO: InsureTech Podcast hosts Rob Beller, Lee Boyd, & Matt D. Fatheree show art Ep 50 – FNO: InsureTech Podcast hosts Rob Beller, Lee Boyd, & Matt D. Fatheree

FNO: InsureTech

The hosts of the FNO: InsureTech Podcast look back to the last 49 episodes and reflect on the guests, topics, and episodes of the past.

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FNO: InsureTech

On this episode we are joined by Stan Smith, Founder & CEO of Gradient AI. Gradient AI develops and leverages decision support tools and workflow automation, assisted by Artificial Intelligence, to make organizations and people even more effective. Driven by data, they have created the "most accurate and automated AI models available in the insurance industry".

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Ep 48 – SPLICE Software’s President & CEO, Tara Kelly show art Ep 48 – SPLICE Software’s President & CEO, Tara Kelly

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On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Tara Kelly, President & CEO of SPLICE Software. SPLICE Software leverages personalized communications to develop stronger relationships with customers and improving the user experience, all in a highly-engaging, timely, and cost-effective way— using the human voice.

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Ep 47 – Grange Insurance’s Brent Hammer, Innovation Officer show art Ep 47 – Grange Insurance’s Brent Hammer, Innovation Officer

FNO: InsureTech

On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Brent Hammer, Innovation Officer at the Columbus, Ohio based carrier, Grange Insurance.

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On this episode of FNO: InsureTech we are joined by Ryan Mathisen, CEO & Co-Founder, and Sean Mulhern, CIO & Co-Founder, at Denver-based insurance start-up GloveBox. The GloveBox app creates access to all your insurance information, aggregating the information you need, whenever you need it, with ease.

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Ep 45 – Mike McCann, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, at Rev1 Ventures show art Ep 45 – Mike McCann, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, at Rev1 Ventures

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On this week’s episode of FNO: InsureTech, we are joined by Mike McCann, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Rev1 Ventures. Rev1 Ventures is the investor startup studio that combines capital and strategic services to help startups scale and grow. Through their resources, Rev1 is able to work with startups to effectively validate a product, structure a company, land customers, raise capital, and build a team.

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On this episode of FNO: InsureTech, we are joined by Darin McCarthy, Vice President of Claims at Hippo Insurance. Hippo has automated the process and modernized coverage, allowing them to offer policies that cover the homes and possessions that consumers own today, with cost efficiency and effectiveness.

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“Our view is that being a professional drone pilot is a new class of skilled labor.” - Dan Burton

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Drones are all the buzz.

We hear about Amazon now delivering packages via drone flight and our neighbor getting the newest drone for Christmas—but what do these mini-UFOs mean for the world of insurance?

In claims, the need for drones is robust—in mines, surveying water damage, calculating the dimensions of a construction site.  These are just some of the examples where drone technology can be beneficial to insurance claims.

But it turns out that the equation for success is more complex than just filling these needs. A drone company must capture the data and analyze it in a way that the carrier can do something with.

On today’s episode of FNO: InsureTech, we are joined by visionary and veteran, Dan Burton, the Founder and CEO of Dronebase. Started in 2014, Dronebase is now the largest provider of commercial drone flights.

Tune in to this episode to hear Dan’s insights about drone flight in the insurance space, so you can know where it fits into your product or service.

“School is great—but practical application is better.” - Dan Burton

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The FNO: Tips

  • Fast, reliable drone data allows the customer to save time and money
  • Many drone pilots are military veterans, leveraging their skills into civilian life
  • When first starting out, just seek out experience to gain knowledge
  • Drone technology progresses toward becoming obsolete at a rate 2x the iPhone
  • Put as much energy into operations as you do into marketing and sales
  • When employing 1099s—you want to keep them working as much as possible
  • In the future, sprouting technologies like thermal sensors will create more pointed datasets
  • The successful verticals will be established by the acquisition and analysis of certain datasets
  • There are internal capture drones specifically designed to fly in the interior (ex: warehouses)

 

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