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James Cowen

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Latest 18 Jun 2022 | Updated Daily

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Real Time Data, Raising Capital and Remote Culture : An Interview with James Cowen, CCO, Humn.AI

The Leadership in Insurance Podcast (The LIIP)

Hello and welcome to the latest episode of the Leadership in Insurance Podcast where this week we are lucky enough to be joined by James Cowen, Chief Commercial Officer at Humn.AI. Humn.AI are a commercial motor insurance solution based on data science, they use their unique data platform to understand the risk of a vehicle at any moment in time by looking at drivers, vehicles and the environment around vehicles in real time.We had a great conversation this week where we discussed a wide range of topics such as: Why offer an insurance product as opposed to a pure SaaS play? Expansion in the UK and entering into the European market Remote working culture and how that works for Humn's team Using real time data to improve safety for commercial motor fleets The differences between the UK & the US VC market and differing cultures around funding Humn’s organic and inorganic growth plans Do you think there is an advantage to being tech-first as opposed to insurance first? How did you gain the insurance knowledge coming from a tech background? Data transparency gives a major USP for the consumer, why was it not like this before?Thank you James for your time, it was great to speak to you!This Podcast was brought to you by FinPro, an executive recruitment business that works in the Insurance and Insurtech space.Our host in FinPro Director, Alex Bond Please like and subscribe if you enjoyed this podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


21 Feb 2022

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Nodefest with James Cowen


“It’s very important to connect with people – whether it leads to new business or not – just for your mental well being. So it’s really important to get out and celebrate.” – James CowenIn this episode of the RevThinking podcast, Joel Pilger speaks with James Cowen, Founder/Creative Director at Yes Captain. As if running a creative studio wasn’t enough, James also helms the annual motion design conference Node Fest in Melbourne, Australia.What would lead a busy creative entrepreneur to start a new conference? What is involved in pulling it off? What might seem fun and glamorous may have a challenging dark side. But are there other strategic byproducts which emerge?James challenges creatives to get out from behind their desk, meet people, and celebrate the industry and the amazing work that we are privileged to make.


5 Feb 2020

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Pro Video Podcast 12: James Cowen - Yes Captain and Node the Motion Design Festival

Pro Video Podcast

James Cowen is a designer, animator and filmmaker. Running his own studio ‘Yes Captain’ and founding Australasia’s first Motion Design festival ‘Node’. He discusses the work the studio produces as well as what Node offers the motion design community. James Cowen: Yes Captain Node Node 2016 Videos Pro Video Picks: Frank Carrilho Visual Fodder Attraction VFX Breakdown Motion Sites: Elastic Studio Breeder Raoul Marks Antibody Luxx Training Sites Helloluxx Fxphd Learn Squared Software and Renderers: Cinema 4D Redshift Octane Arnold Cloud Render Sites: Ranch Computing Rebusfarm Online Groups: Pro Video Slack


1 Jun 2017

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James Cowen : Working freelance in motion design & Node Fest

Masters of Motion

James is Founder and Creative Director of Yes Captain, a design led motion studio based in Melbourne. With 20 years experience across feature films, television, advertising, music videos, shorts, events, documentaries and digital, James takes a no bull shit approach to creating entertaining, narrative driven, emotive design and animation. James is also Co-Founder of NodeFest - Australia's dedicated motion design event.


10 Apr 2017

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