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#fredwagner—New Format for the Insurance Industry Starts in December 2017


Köln, 1 December 2017. Science meets practice: #fredwagner, a new video format devoted to discussing and analyzing trends and topics from the insurance industry, goes online at the beginning of December. Prof. Dr. Fred Wagner, Head of the Institute of Insurance Science at Leipzig University, will, among other things, be conducting interviews with top executives and high-profile representatives from business and politics. The first video posts will be available every month at

As an independent expert, Prof. Wagner will ask his guests questions about current hot topics, challenges, solutions, and visions, especially related to the insurance market but also in other fields relevant to insurance. He will not only ask challenging questions but critically follow up on the replies. The kickoff interview will be with Karl-Heinz Naumann, CIO and COO of Ottonova, on the business model of this new digital health insurer. The live-on-tape-format is sponsored by ConVista Consulting, a Köln-based IT and business consulting company.

“The intensive questions of the live interviews conducted by Prof. Wagner will revolve around the most pressing issues in the insurance industry in a way that is both interesting and entertaining to the audience. This is why the invited guests will only receive information about the topic but not any questions,” says Jörg Birkelbach who developed this format at “Those familiar with Fred Wagner from panel discussions know what the audience is in for. Fred Wagner is a critical but fair host, deeply caring about the topics. He does not beat around the bush but gets directly to the point.”

“Moderating the video format is a new challenge to which I look forward. And I also look forward to my guests,” says Prof. Wagner. “The very fact that top-caliber interview partners accepted my interview invitation before the first broadcasting testifies to the relevance of what we offer. We want to present our audience with an informative and exciting program that will not shy away from more controversial discussions.”

Dr. Thomas Schönemeier, Managing Partner at ConVista Consulting AG, explains why the IT and business consulting company sponsors #fredwagner: “For the past 18 years, we’ve been consulting numerous companies from the insurance industry. Providing information about key industry issues and presenting new trends is thus of great importance to us. That’s why we support this new exciting video format. We also look forward to working with Prof. Wagner, with whom we have already collaborated many years.”

The first video is already available under

The Partners

InsuranceTV is a joint project of V.E.R.S. Leipzig GmbH and FinanzplanerTV GmbH who has broadcasted video reports about the insurance industry for the past seven years. It is geared to decision makers and executives: background reports, reports, roundtable talks, and interviews with protagonists from the industry are online available for free 24/7.

ConVista Consulting AG is one of the leading consulting houses in the IT and business consulting area. ConVista advises market leaders worldwide in the insurance, finance, energy, telecommunications, car, and retail industry. The service offering comprises the operationalization of business strategies and process optimization through software integration and development based on SAP, Microsoft, Java, and other technologies. The ConVista Group serves more than 350 customers in 22 countries, among them 10 of the top 30 DAX companies and 19 of the top 20 insurance companies. In 2016, ConVista’s revenue hit EUR 86.4 million.


Annette Dieckmann
Manager Marketing

ConVista Consulting AG
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