CAS Digital Insurance & AI Transformation

The executive programme for the next phase of digital transformation in the insurance sector (7th execution)
B IVW CAS Digital Insurance Transformation e1693828058887
Zertifikat / CAS

Programme overview

The CAS Digital Insurance Transformation focuses on the digital and AI-driven challenges in financial services and insurance. You will learn about new technologies, digital ecosystems and innovative business models, and benefit from the digitalization experiences of other industries. The goal is to enable you to respond appropriately to the dynamic developments in the financial services sector in the context of insurance management. In addition, the program looks at well-known innovation approaches, relevant case studies and the latest findings from management research.

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Programme details

Programme type

Zertifikat / CAS


Präsenz & Online



Number of ECTS credits



18 Tage

Flexible entry



individually bookable


St.Gallen (CH) and Barcelona (Spain)


CHF 15'900 Early bird discount available

Target group

Senior Management, Teamleitung, Fachspezialisten

Creditable to

Executive Master HSG Insurance & Financial Services

Next date

Start date: 08.04.2025
Application deadline: 08.03.2025
places available

Course Objectives

This course focuses on digitalization & AI in the insurance industry, in particular the digital transformation of companies in an increasingly competitive industry. The learning objectives are:

  • Learn about digital strategies and innovative management concepts and apply them to your own project.

  • Understand the impact of digitalization on the customer journey and customer experience in the insurance industry.

  • Recognize InsurTech and business model innovation as drivers of digital transformation.

  • Understand the potential of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain.

  • Actively shape the digital transformation and the cultural change as a «Digital Transformation Leader».

  • Experience innovation culture and drivers of digitalization firsthand in Barcelona, one of Europe’s leading innovation hubs.

Your benefits

In this course, participants will delve deeper into the specifics and challenges of digitalization and data analytics in financial services companies and will benefit from

  • From theory to practice: innovative methods, concepts and tools for increasingly data-driven insurance management

  • An update on the best-practice vision, mission and strategy of successful insurance companies in digitalization

  • Digital and transformation expertise to efficiently and effectively implement change projects and future topics in day-to-day management

  • Personal development to recharge your batteries with new ideas and impulses from like-minded leaders and actively move forward

Target Audience

This course is designed for managers working in business or IT roles in insurance and financial companies, or in consulting roles for technology companies. They want to develop their digital skills and immerse themselves in the latest approaches and best practices in data & AI in the insurance industry. Participants can apply what they learn to one or more of their own digital projects. And by traveling to Barcelona, they will see for themselves how leading companies and start-ups are rethinking and implementing insurance.

Application requirements

Ideally, you should have a first degree, but participation “sur dossier” is also possible. You must be a professional or manager with at least 5 years of professional experience.

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Program Structure

The program consists of 18 classroom days and is supplemented by selected 90-minute live online sessions in between modules that accompany the homework assignments and provide optimal preparation and follow-up to the classroom days. In addition, the digital learning platform and self-study of selected literature provide additional opportunities for in-depth study. In the final assignment, you will demonstrate how you have put what you have learned into practice. You will receive valuable feedback and coaching on your implementation. You can expect to spend 30-40 days overall on this course.

Module 1: Digital innovation & strategy

08.–11. April 2025
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid, St.Gallen (HSG Executive Campus)

  • Strategic options in the digital age

  • Key innovation methods

  • Digital transformation strategy

Module 2: Insurance technology transformation

03.–06. June 2025
Barcelona (Spain)

  • AI innovation ecosystem

  • Visits to top-class universities

  • InsurTech collaboration

Module 3: Data & AI-driven insurance management

22.–26. September 2025
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid, St.Gallen (HSG Executive Campus)

  • Data science & management

  • Business analytics leadership

  • Applied data & AI tools

Module 4: People & Culture: Leadership in the digital age

27.–31. October 2025
Weiterbildungszentrum Holzweid, St.Gallen (HSG Executive Campus)

  • Mastering agile team leadership

  • New work & digital leadership

  • Navigating change management & transformation


When selecting our lecturers, we ensure a balanced mix of I.VW faculty, experienced practitioners and professors from the HSG and other universities with an international focus – true to the HSG motto «from insight to impact».

Academic Lead

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Professor Alexander Braun

Topic: Insurance Innovation

Professor Alexander Braun is the Academic Director of the programme CAS Digital Insurance & AI Transformation. He heads the Insurance Innovation Research Team at the Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG) and his research focuses on business model innovation and new approaches to capital management. Professor Braun is heavily involved in executive education and is also the academic director of the Executive Master HSG Insurance & Financial Services.

Professors and Lecturers

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Professor Jan Marco Leimeister

Topic: Gen AI Business Innovation

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Professor Dietmar Grichnik

Topic: Digital Entrepreneurship

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Professor Ivo Blohm

Topic: Business Analytics Leadership

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Professor Damian Borth

Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

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Prof. Dr. Jamie Gloor

Leadership & Diversity Science

Regular guest lecturers

  • Pia Tischhauser, Senior Partner & MD, Ex-Group EC member, Insurance Leader, BCG
  • Rolf Schafroth, Verwaltungsrat und Investor, Ex-Kuoni Geschäftsleitung
  • Carmelo Iantosca, Head of Digital Products, Axa Schweiz
  • Gigi Wang, UC Berkeley USA, Global Entrepreneurship
  • Gert Christen, Innovator & Digital Entrepreneur, USA
  • Barbara Josef, Co-Founder 5to9 AG und Expertin für New Work


Christian Zingg

«In addition to my personal development, this CAS course has also provided me with a solid foundation that allows me to recognize significant changes, such as GenAI, as a positive opportunity in my daily work and to use them profitably.»

Christian Zingg, AXA Versicherungen AG, Leiter Kompetenz-Center Offshoring und Nearshoring

«This certificate program allowed me to expand my horizon in the area of digital transformation in the insurance industry. The various study modules have shown me what the implementation of agile leadership means in the digital age and how we can meet the challenges of the insurance industry in the future. Looking back, the compact study format and the hybrid attendance option were a real added value for me.»

Sladjana Stefanov, Swiss Life AG, Head of Business Development Broker & Partner Corporate Clients

«Mit einem optimalen Mix aus fundierten Praxisreferaten und Erkenntnissen aus der Wissenschaft erhielt ich einen tiefen Einblick in die Herausforderungen und Chancen der Digitalisierung im Versicherungsbereich. Untermauert wurden meine Eindrücke durch aufschlussreiche Dialoge mit europäischen und US-amerikanischen Unternehmensvertretern, wodurch ich die Transformation bei digitalen Leadern und Unternehmen hautnah erleben durfte.»

Dr. med. Michael Müller, Suva, Head of IT Management Insurance Medicine


Online Info: CAS Digital Insurance & AI Transformation

via MS Teams
Dienstag, 27.08.2024
12:15 - 13:00
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Benefit from our early bird discount of 5% up to 4 months before the start of the course. If you are employed in a partner company of the I.VW-HSG, we grant you a partner discount of 10% (non-cumulative) from 2 participants per company.


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Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Christoph Peter hsg

Dr. Christoph F. Peter Executive Education Director

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