We’re just getting warmed up

By Dr. Olaf Frank, Head of Business Technology Munich Re Group

Dr. Olaf Frank, Head of Business Technology Munich Re Group

The current pandemic has exposed the need for rapid technical development. The development is being driven by an enormous push to support the global economy. Several tech trends are moving towards the trial or even adopt phase more rapidly than projected to address the situation. Flexibility and courage are especially essential to take the first step at this uncertain time and now it is time to move from preparation into realisation.

We are all going through a demanding time. The fight against the pandemic is bringing uncertainties to the economy and society that call for global and corporate responsibility. The advance of old technologies and advent of new technologies will help us in this fight. The ability to react and recover has to be built into our new way of doing business.

With our Tech Trend Radar we share this knowledge because we are no longer independent. We depend on each other throughout our value chains and business processes. The advent of Platforms and API exposure will provide opportunities that will make our systems capable of providing more customised solutions that can be easily adjusted for our changing world.

In times of great humanitarian and economic challenges, it is more important than ever: Technology can and must deliver a visible benefit as we evolve together.



If you want to meet or even exceed customer expectations, you have to know trends and take technical developments into account.

Connected World

Communication no longer takes place only between humans, but also between humans and machines.

Artificial Intelligence

Using AI means creating systems that learn, adapt and react autonomously.

Enabling Technologies

Enabling technologies accelerate other technologies and create significant leaps in performance.

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Our Solutions

Solutions and examples from ERGO Group companies already exist for each of the four core topics – User-centricity, Connected World, Artificial Intelligence and Enabling Technologies. Here you'll find an overview.