Insurance in the age of robo-surgeons and self-driving cars

Should Elon Musk’s robot-surgeon start inserting electrodes into human brains to connect humans and computers via a high-bandwidth brain-machine? What exactly are the implications for medical insurance? By Gielie Matthee, head of actuarial and data analytics at...

Why analogue tax solutions won’t work in the new digital reality

When taking a fresh look at new technology capabilities and related operating models, chief financial officers (CFOs) may find that they can have it all – a high performing, efficient tax department that’s tightly integrated with finance and the rest of...

Helping customers manage money on the move

Consumers are using mobile devices to purchase financial services and to manage their accounts and this has largely led to the rise in branch closures at most major banks. The financial sector urgently needs to strategically enable its customers to manage their money...

On-demand economy ushers in a new era of choice

Today, owning DVDs and CDs seems like a quaint idea – why would you clutter your home with physical media when you can get the music or movies you want over the Internet on a pay-per-download or subscription basis? But the digitalisation of our entertainment is...

Banking on fintech collaboration and partnership

South Africa’s banking sector is undergoing a process of unprecedented change brought about by the disruptive impact of fintech challengers and the emerging technologies powering their business models. By Andy Wilson, intelligent digital lead at PwC Africa...

How insurers can remain competitive

Globally, insurers are investing in digital technologies to meet increased customer expectations for more customised solutions. JC Oberholzer, Chief System Architect at SilverBridge, believes the rise of insurtechs are adding further impetus to the need for incumbents...