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Magdalena Ramada

Senior Economist at Willis Towers Watson - Miami, Florida

Magdalena is a Director at Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Consulting and Technology and leads the firm’s R&D efforts around insurtech and blockchain technology. She has 20+ years of experience in R&D and international consulting and was the firm’s Head of Research and Analytical Services. Magda holds a M.Sc. in math. Finance and a PhD in Quantitative Economics and Finance. She currently focuses on innovation and strategic consulting for the Insurance Industry, especially around blockchain/distributed ledger technologies, emerging risks and #insurtech. She was among the first to publish and discuss blockchain in the context of insurance and has focused almost exclusively on helping the insurance industry to understand and deploy blockchain/distributed ledger technologies for the past 4 years. In the past year and a half, Magda has had over 60 public speaking engagements specific to insurtech and blockchain at various international conferences and summits, and has published multiple articles, blogs, interviews and audio/visual media on the topic. She sees herself as a blockchain crusader and devotes significant time to blockchain educational activities, ranging from workshops for executives to pro-bono sessions at elementary schools and trainings to empower #womeninblockchain.