ERGO launches online magazine on digitalisation and innovations

//next by ERGO is a brand new platform for current topics, trends and developments in the tech world

Media Information, 24.11.2020

ERGO is going live with its own online magazine that will focus on digitalisation and innovations: opens up a world of insightful content, including blog posts, interviews, videos, podcasts and debates on the latest technological developments, both in the insurance industry and beyond. The authors and interview partners are experts in the field of innovation and technology, futurologists, innovation scouts and networkers from the digital scene.

“Technological innovations such as robotics, artificial intelligence and interactive voice response systems are increasingly becoming part of our private and professional everyday life. As insurers, we need to keep pace and become tech experts”, says Mark Klein, Chief Digital Officer ERGO Group, at the launch of the online magazine today. “For ERGO, it is increasingly important to think outside the box. We can and want to learn from the disruptive approaches of others by means of a common, even controversial discourse.”
The new platform //next by ERGO features the latest news on topics, trends and developments from the world of technology. The primary focus is on dialogue. The new magazine will cover a broad field of topics, ranging from the benefits of artificial intelligence to the use of the latest smart devices and in-depth debates on issues relating to working culture. Cybersecurity expert Sandro Gayken will be providing insight into his work, Markus Sekulla from the tech blog MobileGeeks will have a regular column and digital strategist Christoph Bornschein will be discussing digital developments with ERGO Board Member Klein.

The launch of the magazine will be supported by a social media campaign with the claim “Challenging Digital”, chosen to reflect the discourse-based character of //next by ERGO.

“Since 2016, we have significantly expanded our technological capabilities and created a unique and successful business model focusing on the ‘Hybrid Client’. Publishing our own magazine is the next logical step in ERGO’s digital journey”, says Klein.

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About the ERGO Group AG

ERGO is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. Worldwide, the Group is represented in around 30 countries and concentrates on Europe and Asia. Four separate units operate under the umbrella of the Group: ERGO Deutschland AG, ERGO International AG, ERGO Digital Ventures AG and ERGO Technology & Services Management AG. German, international, direct and digital business as well as the global management of IT and technology services are combined there.
About 38,000 people work for the Group, either as salaried employees or as full-time self-employed sales representatives. In 2019, ERGO recorded a total premium income of 19 billion euros and rendered benefits to customers (gross) of 17 billion euros. ERGO is part of Munich Re, one of the world's leading reinsurers and risk carriers.
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