2022 SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

 

DAY 1: BUSINESS

9:15 – 9:30SYMPOSIUM KICKOFF (MAIN STAGE)
9:30 – 10:00

OPENING KEYNOTE (MAIN STAGE)

As the insurance industry continues to evolve, so does InsurTech. While it can be argued that risk is risk, opportunities are being created every day. This thoughtful keynote will focus on what it takes to be part of the future of insurance.

10:00 – 10:30NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 – 11:00

Cyber Insurance: Trends, Threats & Opportunities

Update on the state of cyber insurance market; How companies are dealing with the morphing ransomware attacks and a deep dive on how it’s increased costs and more stringent technical underwriting standards are going to impact companies needing to buy the insurance.

11:15 – 12:00

The New, New-Norm: A Post-COVID 19 Reflection 

From the way we conduct business, to product design, distribution and improved communication – industry leaders will discuss how the relationship between insurers and their stakeholders changed since the start of 2020.

12:00 – 1:00NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 – 1:40

Customer Expectations 2022 & Beyond (ROOM 1)

In this interactive discussion, a panel of industry experts will discuss how changing demographics, the way we work, and advances in technology are impacting the insurance industry.

1:45 – 2:15

Fireside Chat: Future of Risk Prevention – Control the Uncontrollable Using IoT

Hartford Steam Boiler is an Industry leader when it comes to IoT solutions. Over the next 30 minutes John and Jeff will explore innovations in sensors, connected technology and the deployment of solutions to predict and prevent losses in the insurance industry.

2:15 – 2:30

Democratizing Innovation

Travelers is a leading insurer. Kevin Smith, Head of Enterprise Innovation at Travelers, will share how Travelers empowers their people by democratizing innovation.

2:30 – 3:00NETWORKING BREAK
3:00 – 3:30

Financial Sanctions: Compliance with Regulatory Requirements

Insurance has an important role in helping lawmakers in the fight against rogue state agents and individuals. The goal of the session is to provide an understanding of the rapidly evolving legal requirements and compliance strategies.

 

3:30 – 4:15

Better Underwriting: Innovating with AI & NLPs 

Much has been said about how AI will transform insurance. During the session, experts will discuss how will the traditional role of underwriter evolve and how AI and NLP help evaluate risk.

 

4:15 – 5:15PITCH CONTEST — DAY 1 (MAIN STAGE)
5:15 – 6:30NETWORKING RECEPTION
 
 

DAY 2: BUSINESS

9:00 – 9:25

Predictive Models: Impacts on the Insurance Value Chain

Advances in Predictive Models is helping all stakeholders in the insurance value chain improve their bottom line. From distribution, risk management, and operations perspective, this session will reflect on how data is making them more efficient and profitable.

 

9:30 – 10:00

Product Distribution: Discovering New Channels 

Changes in consumer preferences has given life to new insurance distribution models. Embedded insurance is now a major trend and digital brokers are popping up all over. This session will cover emerging distribution trends.

10:00 – 10:30NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 – 11:00

Beyond Digital: Getting Back to Human

A good digital strategy focuses on the human experience. Technology options are abundant and the barriers to entry are lowest in history. To differentiate themselves, insurers are looking beyond the tech to focus on the human experience.

11:10 – 11:35

AI & NLP: The Regulatory Perspective

AI and NLP technology is helping the industry, but regulators have concern over the impacts of biased data sets. In this session, regulatory stakeholders will discuss the concerns and how the industry is overcoming.

11:40 – 12:00

From Risk Mitigation to Risk Prevention

Wearables and IoT sensors are impacting how insurers provide service to insureds. Availability of IoT data helps predicting losses or certain events which allows for proactive remediation. In this session, experts will cover some of the latest use cases.

12:00 – 1:00NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 – 1:30

Climate, Insurance & Innovation 

How Climate Change and various ESG activities are impacting the Insurance Industry: The threat & opportunity.

1:35 – 2:00

Transforming Claims

Digital Transformation in insurance cannot happen without transforming the claims function. From FNoL to payments, claims innovators will share insights to use cases that are making an impact.

2:00 – 2:30NETWORKING BREAK
2:30 – 2:55

Max Impact: Aligning Analytics with Enterprise Goals

Insurers are more than ever leveraging analytics into their business and core functions. Now more than ever, analytics is a priority to achieving enterprise goals. This session will provide strategies on how insurers can align analytics and business goals.

3:00 – 4:00PITCH CONTEST — DAY 2 (MAIN STAGE)
4:00 – 4:15CLOSING CEREMONIES

 

 

DAY 1: TECHNOLOGY

9:15 – 9:30SYMPOSIUM KICKOFF (MAIN STAGE)
9:30 – 10:00

OPENING KEYNOTE (MAIN STAGE)

As the insurance industry continues to evolve, so does InsurTech. While it can be argued that risk is risk, opportunities are being created every day. This thoughtful keynote will focus on what it takes to be part of the future of insurance.

10:00 – 10:30NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 – 11:00

Head in the Cloud: Being On Track

Insurers aim to move at least 80% of their business to cloud by 2023, but are they on track? This discussion session will look at some of the challenges being faced by industry leaders, along with some discussion about what is working and how they are adjusting.

11:15 – 12:00

Beyond Digital: Trends in Insurance Technology

From core systems to data insight platforms, the insurance industry is swimming in technology. During this session, experts will discuss some of the latest trends in insurance technology.

12:00 – 1:00NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 – 1:40

Building A Digital Ecosystems for Insureds

Insurers recognize the need to be more than risk bearing, claims paying entities for their customers. In this session, industry leaders will discuss how digital ecosystems are adding value for the customer and therefore, adding value to the business.

1:45 – 2:05

Low-code, High Control?

Low-code/no-code platforms help increase productivity and spread to delivery with minimal training. Therefore, platform vendors promise a world of “changes without going through IT” – but is that really happening? What about IT change management? This discussion session will share insights about low-code platforms from a vendor, IT, and business perspective.

2:10 – 2:30

Cyber Insurance Market Maturity and Future Prospects

Harvard Business Review reports an 82% increase in ransomware crimes from 2021 to 2022. Cyber insurance experienced significant growth and rate increases. Commercial insurers need to work with alternative solutions such as captives through InsurTechs, but how? 

2:30 – 3:00NETWORKING BREAK
3:00 – 3:25

Managing an IoT Ecosystem

Insurers are seeing an increasing number of IoT technologies, creating more opportunity for bringing real-time data into the risk management process. This session will focus on how leaders manage a growing ecosystem of IoT technologies.

 

3:30 – 3:50

Cybersecurity: Staying Ahead of the Threats

With all the regulations around data privacy and the liability from cyber threats, data protection solutions continue to evolve rapidly. In this session, experts will discuss trends in data security and privacy.

 

3:55 – 4:15

Blockchain: Promises, Promises

Buzz around blockchain for insurance started to form in 2016. Six years later, blockchain and distributed ledger technology still has not been a major industry disrupter. Attendees will learn from practitioners about where DLT is succeeding.

 

4:15 – 5:15PITCH CONTEST — DAY 1 (MAIN STAGE)
5:15 – 6:30NETWORKING RECEPTION
 
 

DAY 2: TECHNOLOGY

9:00 – 9:25

Self-Service Technologies

In a tech-driven world, service is a key differentiator. Self-service capabilities are critical to a service strategy. Self-service for internal operations is just as impactful as keeping up with customer expectations. Attendees will here industry experts discuss the elements of success self-service.

 

9:35 – 10:00

IoT and Risk Mitigation

The Internet-of-Things is expanding rapidly. Soon there will be 4 connected devices per person globally. IoT provides deeper insights to the reasons behind losses. Insurer predictive analytics capabilities can help policy holders mitigate risk and prevent loss.

10:00 – 10:30NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 – 11:10

Innovation of the Cloud

Cloud technologies are rapidly evolving. DevOps and Infrastructure as Code are enabling flexible, scalable models for insurers and solution providers. In this discussion, technology experts will discuss how cloud innovations are translating into industry innovation.

11:20 – 12:00

Robo-underwriters: How Tech is Transforming Underwriting

Just as automation threatened manufacturing during the industrial revolution, the insurance industry faces threat of disruption, but how realistic is the idea of robo-underwriting? Experts will reflect on the current state of underwriting automation and the value-add of humans in the process.

12:00 – 1:00NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 – 1:25

Core Systems: Bane of Existence or Key to Innovation?

Insurance core systems are as old as computing. Despite this, new platforms enter the market on a regular basis while mature platforms invest heavily on their capabilities. This session will be a discussion about core systems technology innovation.

1:35 – 2:00

Data: The Trend is Your Friend

Collect, store, scrub, analyze, publish, repeat. This session will focus on the latest trends in data technology, including cloud, data marketplaces, and decision intelligence.

2:00 – 2:30NETWORKING BREAK
2:30 – 2:55

Talent Strategy: Attraction and Retention

Emerging leaders discuss the opportunities available to Gen Y’ers and Millennials in the insurance industry. Attendees will hear about what it takes to attract and retain emerging talent.

3:00 – 4:00PITCH CONTEST — DAY 2 (MAIN STAGE)
4:00 – 4:15CLOSING CEREMONIES
 

DAY 1: ENTREPRENEUR

9:15 – 9:30SYMPOSIUM KICKOFF (MAIN STAGE)
9:30 – 10:00

OPENING KEYNOTE (MAIN STAGE)

As the insurance industry continues to evolve, so does InsurTech. While it can be argued that risk is risk, opportunities are being created every day. This thoughtful keynote will focus on what it takes to be part of the future of insurance.

10:00 – 10:30NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 – 11:00

Unicorn Hunting: Investor Insights on Discovering InsurTechs

With investment success in companies such as Lemonade, Root, and Hippo, InsurTech investors continue to see opportunity in the industry. In this session, top investors will discuss the early indicators of a high-potential investment.

10:30 – 11:00

Start-up Pitches

From the mouth of innovators, start-ups will pitch their problems and solutions.

– Learn about the problems to solve
– Hear about impactful results
– Discover new talent

The audience will help vote for the best pitches

12:00 – 1:00NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 – 1:30

Alternate Funding for Startups 

Start-ups need revenue to become companies, but in the early stages they need capital to build assets and buy runway until the revenue flows, but VC funding is hard to come by in early stages. This session will focus on alternative ways to raise startup capital.

1:45 – 2:05

Opportunity Alert: Embedded Insurance

Embedded insurance is emerging as a new, seamless way to distribute insurance services. Insurers leveraging this approach can quickly tap into new markets and lines of business and customers benefit from greater purchase and service options.

2:10 – 2:30Founders Journey
2:30 – 3:00NETWORKING BREAK
3:00 – 3:20

Building The Team

Successful companies are built by successful teams, and building a successful team is not easy. Attendees at this session will hear successful execs and entrepreneurs discuss what roles are important, when they are important, and other strategies for building a successful team.

 

3:25 – 4:10Start-up Pitches
4:15 – 5:15PITCH CONTEST — DAY 1 (MAIN STAGE)
5:15 – 6:30NETWORKING RECEPTION
  
 

DAY 2: ENTREPRENEUR

9:00 – 9:20

Lessons Learned: Improving Collaboration Between Startups and Insurers

Experts see great value in collaborating with startups to advance innovation. At the same time, startups and corporates have natural challenges when working together. This session will focus on ways to improve startup and corporate collaboration.

 

9:30 – 10:00

Start-up Pitches

From the mouth of innovators, start-ups will pitch their problems and solutions.

– Learn about the problems to solve
– Hear about impactful results
– Discover new talent

The audience will help vote for the best pitches

10:00 – 10:30NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 – 12:00Start-up Pitches
12:00 – 1:00NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 – 1:35

Driving Innovation Through Diversity & Inclusion 

During this session, industry leaders will discuss the efforts in the insurance to be more diverse and inclusive, from hiring and recruiting practices to strategies for leadership development.

1:40 – 2:00

Metaverse: Opportunities for Insurance

2:00 – 2:30NETWORKING BREAK
2:30 – 3:00

Engaging Innovation Ecosystems

An innovation ecosystem includes universities, government, corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors. In this session, experts will discuss means and methods for engaging innovation ecosystems.

3:00 – 4:00PITCH CONTEST — DAY 2 (MAIN STAGE)
4:00 – 4:15CLOSING CEREMONIES
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