• Stephen Kearney, Innovation – Life & Health, Hannover Re
Stephen Kearney is a medical doctor, working with Hannover Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers. Stephen’s medical speciality is surgery, with experience in academic pathology via lecturing and research, having specialised in cancer genomics and medical informatics. Approximately half of Hannover Re’s business is in the life and health (re)insurance space. Within these verticals, Stephen’s responsibilities include identifying and developing both internal and external innovation opportunities, including in the area of genomics. Besides medicine, Stephen also has academic qualifications and experience in computer science, data analytics and pharmaceutical business, and an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and physics from University College Dublin (UCD).