Spotlight on Kevin Henderson, Founder and CEO of Indenseo

Spotlight on Kevin Henderson, Founder and CEO of Indenseo

By Marielle Rodriguez, Social Media and Brand Design Organizer, Triple-I

Indenseo will be hosting a complimentary webinar with Jeffrey Williams of Forrester on February 25th, 1PM ET as part of the “Connected Insurance” series on how IoT will change insurance coverage. Throughout the webinar, they will discuss trends, innovations, and utilize cases.You can find out more about the webinar and register here.

Hendersons extensive experience in insurance telematics led him to develop Indenseo in 2013.

Data has an enormous potential for insurance, according to Henderson. Getting funding for Indenseo as a Black service owner offered preliminary hurdles for Henderson. “People are more open with sharing their information,” Henderson states. The COVID-19 pandemic has actually also brought its own set of obstacles for Indenseo, consisting of a downturn in establishing worldwide company, but Henderson believes those chances will assist expand his organization in other nations.

While telematics is associated with commercial fleets, usage in personal lines insurance coverage remains low. COVID-19 has actually exposed telematics potential in individual lines. “People are more open with sharing their data,” Henderson states. “The shift in chauffeur behavior triggered by the pandemic has exposed that individuals wish to be priced based upon just how much they utilize their lorries as opposed to a standard premium that doesnt represent lorry use.”

While funding was a preliminary battle, Henderson shares the value of having a vision and individuals around you that you trust.

The COVID-19 pandemic has actually also brought its own set of difficulties for Indenseo, consisting of a downturn in establishing global organization, but Henderson believes those opportunities will help expand his organization in other countries. “Not everything can be done on Zoom. I will be back on planes when global travel and in-person conferences are useful once again.”

Acquiring funding for Indenseo as a Black company owner provided initial obstacles for Henderson. His troubles with acquiring VC financing also led him to be more tactical in his fundraising technique.

For Black History Month, Triple-I is putting the spotlight on Black entrepreneurs and ingenious leaders in insurance coverage. We took a seat with Kevin Henderson, Founder and CEO of Indenseo, an analytics software application company based in Palo Alto, CA to speak about his background in insurtech and how telematics is shaping the industrial car insurance coverage area.

With the rise of brand-new specialized markets and brand-new business, distribution models will change, and brand-new products will emerge. All this makes the future of telematics and business automobile insurance interesting and rather unpredictable.

“The dangers are various, and the innovation is various. The risk you appreciate for an 18-wheel truck or a service van will be much different than the threat for a four-wheel sedan,” he says.

” You need to have individuals around you that know the environment, and individuals who will be truthful with you. Its a numbers video game and you need to be innovative. Learn how to target investors with an interest in the markets youre trying to enter,” he states.

Kevin Henderson

Data has a huge potential for insurance, according to Henderson. We are now able to understand in real-time whats occurring with the car and hows its being driven. Combining telematics information with contextual data like the road conditions, the limit is your creativity.

As on the future of telematics in insurance, Henderson thinks that business automobile will develop extremely differently than individual lines.

Originally from West Medford, Massachusetts, Henderson moved to the Bay Area in California during the Web 1.0 web boom in the late-1990s, where he led the international information service for telematics company @Road [later gotten by Trimble] and partnered with commercial car carriers on their telematics programs. Hendersons comprehensive experience in insurance telematics led him to create Indenseo in 2013.

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