Breakout Sessions

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Tuesday, March 19

10:30 – 11:30am

Insurance 2020: Turning Change into Opportunity | Ellington Ballroom
Presented by Karen Furtado, SMA Partner. Transformational change continues to accelerate in insurance. Insurers able to embrace that change can expect new opportunities to open as we look to 2020 and beyond. This session will focus on how insurers can leverage internal and market changes to take advantage of these new opportunities.

Being a Great Data Strategist | Salon G
Presented by Jeff Goldberg, Novarica SVP and Jay Sarzen, Aite Senior Analyst. The insurance industry has embraced data analytics to drive business results. Using large warehouses of internal data, augmentation from third-party providers, and big data sources, data analysts are driving product R&D and predictive modeling as well as influencing strategy at all levels of the organization. However, many insurers are dealing with the challenges of diverse core systems, little data integration, and limited agreement on what data assets mean. Instead of mining for insights, many insurers are still struggling with basic data quality and completeness issues. In the talk, Jeff and Jay will discuss what carriers need to develop a comprehensive data strategy which looks across the entire organization: at people, process, and technology.

Client Executive Forum | Salon H
Client executives will gather for a lively discussion on the challenges and opportunities presented by the emerging issues facing our industry, as well as the priorities they have for their own organizations.

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Analytics in Action | Salon G
Turning data into actionable intelligence requires a holistic approach to putting predictive analytics into practice. Valen Analytics Sr. Data Scientist Bailey Pinney will give an overview of how and why it works, from strategy to implementation and share the principles of Applied Analytics that answer important business questions to drive measurable outcomes.

SaaS + Cloud in Commercial Insurance | Salon H
This session will provide attendees with an overview of current cloud trends with a specific focus on SaaS within commercial insurance. Attendees will get an update on Insurity’s SaaS offerings and exciting new developments as well as hear from Insurity’s technology partners on the state of the cloud within the financial services vertical.

Digital Insurer of the Future | Ellington Ballroom
Through firsthand experience from Insurity clients, in this session you will learn about their digital initiatives as well as see examples of how Insurity’s Digital Platform can power your own initiatives.

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Assessing Cyber Security Risk | Salon H
This session will provide attendees with an overview of current trends in Cyber Security from both Insurity and industry experts. Panelist will provide real world examples of detailing best practices and discuss the evolving threat landscape within an enterprise financial services environment.

Agents + Carriers Partnering for Efficient Workflows | Salon G
Agents and carriers working together to become as efficient as possible requires agreement on the adoption of technology and embracing the improvements being made to support both carriers and agents. Panelists will discuss ways in which technology makes it easier for agents to write business with carriers, resulting in a benefit for both sides.

Insurity Digital Platform | Salon I
Insurity launched it’s Digital Services Platform in late 2018 to drive our clients digital initiatives and self-service portals. This session provides detail on how it is structured, how it can help our clients, the capabilities currently available and 2019 roadmap. The session will also include a live demonstration of the access point and applications built using it.

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Cloud Migration Strategy: Key Issues and Best Practices | Salon G
Presented by Karen Furtado, SMA Partner and Jonathan Victor, Insurity CTO. As the advantages offered by cloud increase, insurers are increasingly looking to capitalize on this new environment and migrate to the cloud while dealing with a host of shifting needs from a hardware, software and resourcing viewpoint. In this session we will explore the inflexion points that trigger the cloud hosting decision and benefits insurers can experience when utilizing a hosted cloud environment.

Digital Benchmarks for Insurers Across the Enterprise | Salon H
Presented by Jeff Goldberg, Novarica SVP. Digital disruptors are entering the insurance market with business strategies based on leading-edge technological capabilities. Their presence challenges existing carriers to meet new levels of service, customer and agent expectations, and to keep pace with an accelerating rate of digital change. To remain competitive, carriers must define explicit benchmarks and KPIs, and must develop digital strategies to re-align their organizations and guide them through the numerous decisions required across digitalization efforts. In the talk, Jeff will explore best practices digital leaders leverage to effectively shape their digital strategies, and the key benchmarks that provide a common metric for tracking successful digital projects across the industry.

Enhancing the Customer Experience | Salon I
Presented by Jeff Haner, Gartner Senior Analyst. With access to multiple points of information, consumers are more empowered and informed in their choices and decision-making, which means technology providers, carriers, agents and brokers need to embrace the digitally savvy, well-informed consumer of today and tap into their mindset.

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Keynote Address: Cultures that Succeed | Ellington Ballroom

Wednesday, March 20

8:30am – 10:00am

Product Update | Ellington Ballroom
These sessions will give an update of major changes in 2018, including new clients and implementations as well as new features, interfaces tools and training materials. Additionally, the updated roadmaps for each product will be presented.

10:00am – 11:30am

Product Update
These sessions will give an update of major changes in 2018, including new clients and implementations as well as new features, interfaces tools and training materials. Additionally, the updated roadmaps for each product will be presented.

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Data Doesn’t Communicate- People Do | Ellington Ballroom
Presented by SPEAKEASY. We know more about how many, how much, where it came from and where it’s likely to go than we ever have. Data is everywhere, and yet we still have such a difficult time solving problems, driving business and achieving success. Communicating the data behind a strategy or an action is easy. Making me care about what that means – to me, in my world – requires more.

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Solution Workshops
These sessions will give an update of major changes in 2018, including new clients and implementations as well as new features, interfaces tools and training materials. Additionally, the updated roadmaps for each product will be presented

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Solution Workshops
These sessions will give an update of major changes in 2018, including new clients and implementations as well as new features, interfaces tools and training materials. Additionally, the updated roadmaps for each product will be presented