Mentors and Supporters


This year Hacksters will have hands-on support from Hack Mentors, a group of individuals from insurers and brokers who are doing innovation as part of their ‘Day Job’. They have been specially selected for their wealth of knowledge and are perfectly placed to offer their impartial help and advice!

Elliot Biggs, Chief Information Officer, C-Quence Technologies

Erin Birkett, Innovation Manager, Lloyd’s Banking Group

Nic Hartley, Head of Business Improvement & Innovation, Group Strategy, Ecclesiastical

Simon Johnston, Head of Marketing, Travelers

Ryan Jones, Director of Cyber Risk Intelligence, Cyber & Technology Division, BMS Group

Ajay Mistry, Partnerships Director, Brokerbility

Ruth Polyblank, Director, Grow Native

Max Rosenberg, Senior Trading Underwriter, Real Estate Insurance, Zurich


Hackathon Supporters

Teams will also have access to top-class Data, Design and Solutions experts.

The teams only have six hours to come up with their solutions so along with providing the data, we also have three data experts from LexisNexis Risk Solutions who can find their way around data and software needed to interrogate and visualise it. They will be on hand in the Hack Zone to support every team.

Simon King, Product Manager, LexisNexis Risk Solutions 

Steve Lazzari, Product Manager, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Alex Manov, Senior Statistical Modeler, LexisNexis Risk Solutions




We are also offering support from Solutions Experts who have a wealth of experience in tech and designing innovative solutions. We have integrated some solutions experts into teams and we also have two roving solutions experts and teams can call upon their expertise at any time in the Hackathon.

Paul Sell, Chief Commercial Officer, RightIndem

Allison GardnerLecturer in Bioinformatics and Data Science, Keele University

Matt ConnollyFounder & CEO, Tallt Ventures

Paul Grenyer, CEO, Naked Element