Advancing the societal benefits of digitalisation

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Advancing the societal benefits of digitalisation

The combination of increasing computing power and vast volumes of data advances the ability to detect, mitigate and even predict risks. But it must be coupled with trust and ethics to be truly effective.

Digitalisation opens a new dimension to tackle the risks facing society. While the benefits of digitalisation are undeniable, it comes with its own risks that must be mitigated and insured against if these benefits are to be fully realised. The roles of trust and governance can't be overemphasised if digitalisation is to achieve its full potential in closing protection gaps and making society more resilient.

Swiss Re's evolving transformation to a tech-enabled and data-empowered risk-knowledge company allows us to deepen our understanding of emerging risks. More-granular real-time data and analytics-driven risk insights offer more accurate and accessible risk transfer. Smarter risk insights also form the core of our development of leading digital solutions to prevent and mitigate global risk, including new digital and cyber risks.

As a reliable risk partner for more than 150 years, our stakeholders can trust that Swiss Re stands for sustainable digitalisation. We take a leading role in the mitigation of these new risks to ensure that we can take full advantage of the societal benefits of digitalisation.​

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Digital risk solutions and platform driven business

We embed digital technology in everything we do to simplify and accelerate processes and optimise customer journeys. This enables us to offer tailored, accessible and affordable re/insurance solutions to help close the protection gap.

Technology partnerships for progress

With selected strategic tech partners in areas including public cloud and data analytics, we lay the foundation for the secure integration of our services, as well as the accessibility and scalability of our solutions. Throughout the value chain we collaborate on ecosystems with specialised innovation partners and insurtech to achieve a win-win situation for our partners and stakeholders.

Trust, data governance and ethics

To promote responsible digitalisation, Swiss Re fosters rigorous standards and frameworks on digital governance, data protection and privacy, as well as transparency and security. We are committed to addressing the ethical challenges of new technologies and we participate actively in the evolving regulation of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Cyber security

We are tackling threats that emerge from digitalisation by proactively mitigating cyber risk. In the growing field of cyber risk insurance, we have developed strong underwriting practices and a solid accumulation risk framework, in tandem with proprietary modelling approaches, to better assess cyber risks.

Focus on the cyber market

Focus on the cyber market How to lift the limitations on the cyber insurance market

Despite heightened awareness of increasing cyber risks, the adoption of cyber hygiene practices necessary to keep data and networks secure has not kept pace with the technological advances driving our economy. The Swiss Re Institute's new expertise publication explores how the re/insurance industry can leverage its capabilities to increase cyber resilience. It also highlights three key areas where the industry can help manage cyber risk more efficiently to increase its insurability.

Focus on responsible digitalisation

Focus on responsible digitalisation An insurance perspective on Digital Trust

The Swiss Re Institute's expertise publication "Decoding Digital Trust" creates a framework through which to understand digital trust. In light of increasing dependency on data, we also examine the concrete contributions re/insurance can make to drive digital trust in society and in its own industry.

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