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Key Sessions

Matteo Carbone

All the insurance players will be insurtech

IoT Insurance Observatory

Bryan Padgette

DEMOS

Sureify

8:00am - 8:25am

Registration

Showing of Streams
10:00am - 10:25am

BREAK

Showing of Streams
12:30pm - 1:25pm

LUNCH

Showing of Streams
3:10pm - 3:30pm

BREAK

Showing of Streams
4:35pm - 4:40pm
End of Conference

End of Conference

8:00am - 8:25am 25 mins
Registration
8:25am - 8:30am 5 mins
Plenary Stream
Chair's opening welcome
  • Chair Peter Bothwell - Consultant, Independent
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8:30am - 9:00am 30 mins
Plenary Stream
All the insurance players will be insurtech
  • Matteo Carbone - Founder and Director, IoT Insurance Observatory
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  • The insurtech superpower explained
  • A dispatch for futurists, disruption evangelists, black swan hunters
  • The reasons why for IoT insurance
9:00am - 9:40am 40 mins
Plenary Stream
Insurance Reimagined - New Players, New Possibilities
  • Moderator Jonathan Kalman - General Partner, Eos Venture Partners
  • Panellists Kyle Nakatsuji - Founder & CEO, Clearcover
  • Blair Baldwin - Co-Founder & CEO, Quilt
  • Jeff Berezny - Head of Growth & Design, Trov
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New entrants to the insurance industry are causing a stir. 

How are full stack challengers and niche MGAs redefining the insurance value proposition?

What do their new models of engagement mean for the future of interaction between insurer and insured?

And what are their strategies for growth in an industry defined by grudge purchases and high customer acquisition costs?

9:40am - 10:00am 20 mins
Plenary Stream
THE ANALYST ALL STARS CHALLENGE – WHICH TECH WILL HAVE THE BIGGEST IMPACT?
  • Panellists Matthew Josefowicz - CEO, Novarica
  • Mike Fitzgerald - Senior Analyst, Celent
  • Ellen Carney - Principal, Forrester
  • Jay Sarzen - Senior Analyst, Aite
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  • 5 of the leading industry analysts take 7 minutes each to give their view on the technology with the potential to fundamentally transform the industry.
  • After audience Q&A, we vote for the tech that will have the biggest impact.
10:00am - 10:25am 25 mins
BREAK
10:25am - 10:30am 5 mins
LANDMINE OR GOLDMINE? THE DATA CHALLENGE
Chair's Welcome
  • Chair Peter Bothwell - Consultant, Independent
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10:25am - 10:30am 5 mins
THE INSURTECH EFFECT
Chair's Welcome
  • Chair Stephen Goldstein - Country Director, USA, Pivot Ventures
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10:30am - 10:50am 20 mins
LANDMINE OR GOLDMINE? THE DATA CHALLENGE
InsurTech: Data to Empower or Impede
  • Katie Meyers - Chief Data Officer, Farmers Insurance
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  • Embedding InsurTech into business operations will be essential to the future of tenured insurance companies.
  • Interoperability can present a challenge on both sides, with data fitness and interchange as a core hurdle.
  • Certain data-related practices, mindset, and investments will foster ready integration of the emerging technology enablers for today and tomorrow.
10:30am - 11:10am 40 mins
THE INSURTECH EFFECT
BEYOND THE BUZZ - SEPARATING HYPE FROM IMPACT
  • Moderator Stephen Goldstein - Country Director, USA, Pivot Ventures
  • Panellists Max Chee - Head of Aquiline Technology Growth, Aquiline Capital Partners
  • Jonathan Kalman - General Partner, Eos Venture Partners
  • Eric Emmons - Managing Director, MassMutual Ventures
  • Chris Behling - SVP & Head of Strategic Partnerships, Swiss Re
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Cutting through the ‘buzz,’ this panel will explore where InsurTech is delivering and where it has fallen short of expectations.

Where can we expect results in the near and mid-term, and what does this mean for the future of insurance?

10:50am - 11:30am 40 mins
LANDMINE OR GOLDMINE? THE DATA CHALLENGE
DEMO SESSION
  • Anurag Shah - CEO and Co-founder, Aureus Analytics
  • Anirban Roy - CEO and Co-founder, Pentation Analytics
  • Prashant Roy - Senior Data Analyst, Pentation Analytics
  • Kaushik Tiwari - Founder & CEO, Truedime
  • Mathieu Lachaîne - CEO & Founder, UBIOS
  • Kalpesh Sheth - CEO & Co-founder, YAXA
  • Ramesh Gupta - Co-founder, YAXA
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11:10am - 11:50am 40 mins
THE INSURTECH EFFECT
GETTING CONNECTED INSURANCE OFF THE GROUND AND INTO MARKET
  • Moderator Russell MacTough - Managing Director, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures
  • Panellists Matteo Carbone - Founder and Director, IoT Insurance Observatory
  • Pascal Marmier - SVP, Head of SRI Engagement Americas and Asia (a.i.), Swiss Re
  • Roel Peeters - CEO, Roost
  • Sidd Gavinerni - CEO, Zeguro
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Gathering data on the status of an insured risk and feeding this across the entire insurance value chain presents opportunities for innovation in price, product, and customer engagement.

Yet a number of challenges stand in the way for insurers eager to embrace the new paradigm.

There is no one size fits all strategy – how does an insurer design its own connected insurance journey, taking account of its own characteristics?

How can insurers refine the connected insurance proposition into something compelling and saleable?

Is consumer demand at a point yet to make it worthwhile and, if so, where?

11:30am - 12:00pm 30 mins
LANDMINE OR GOLDMINE? THE DATA CHALLENGE
TAPPING THE GOLDMINE - UNLOCKING DATA’S POTENTIAL
  • Moderator Steven Schwartz - Vice-Chairman, Personal Data Trade Association
  • Panellists Katie Meyers - Chief Data Officer, Farmers Insurance
  • Meghan Anzelc, Ph.D. - Chief Analytics Officer, AXIS Capital
  • Shruthi Rao - CEO, Adapt Ready
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  • How can insurers effectively channel data flows across the entire value chain?
  • What technologies and approaches will allow carriers to leverage internal and external data sources?
  • What steps should incumbents be taking to build a data-driven culture?
11:50am - 12:30pm 40 mins
THE INSURTECH EFFECT
WHEN IS AN INSURTECH A SUCCESS?
  • Moderator Stephen Goldstein - Country Director, USA, Pivot Ventures
  • Panellists Steve Pretre - Venture Partner, World Innovation Lab
  • Alex Maffeo - Founder & CEO, Boost Insurance
  • Mehrdad Piroozram - Partner, InsurTech.VC
  • Kyle Beatty - Principal, American Family Ventures
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How do we judge an insurtech to be a success?

Where are we seeing insurance’s innovators achieve both traction and scale?

12:00pm - 12:30pm 30 mins
LANDMINE OR GOLDMINE? THE DATA CHALLENGE
DEMO SESSION
  • Shruthi Rao - CEO, Adapt Ready
  • Will Dove - CEO, Extraordinary Re Holdings, Inc.
  • Rami Jachi - Founder, Nousot
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5 x 7 minute demonstrations

12:30pm - 1:25pm 55 mins
LUNCH
1:25pm - 1:30pm 5 mins
LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE INTELLIGENT INSURER – AI AND AUTOMATION
Afternoon Chair
1:25pm - 1:30pm 5 mins
BRING ON THE 2ND WAVE – THE OUTLOOK FOR INSURTECH
Afternoon Chairs
  • Chair 1 James St. Clair - Founder, Institute for Healthcare FinTech
  • Chair 2 Erika Bothma - Program Director, Hartford InsurTech Hub
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1:30pm - 1:50pm 20 mins
LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE INTELLIGENT INSURER – AI AND AUTOMATION
AI Leadership Case Study – Insights from AIG
  • Neeraj Arora - Global Head of Decision Science and Data Automation - Personal Insurance, AIG
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Many insurers are trying to catch-up with the finance industry by creating dedicated teams to bring analytics into the fold. However, this top-down approach is facing significant hurdles. The insurance industry is data-rich, but this most vital resource is often stranded in legacy systems and across siloes. The mindset shift is yet to happen at the operative level.

Every day, more and more sophisticated sounding terms and external data sources are coming into focus, further complicating the adoption of analytics. It’s easy to get lost. Worse, “Perfection” is being used to avoid doing anything at all.

How can we truly adopt data analytics in spirit as well as in body, and gain from it?

1:30pm - 2:20pm 50 mins
BRING ON THE 2ND WAVE – THE OUTLOOK FOR INSURTECH
WHERE’S THE SECTOR HEADING?
  • Moderator Erika Bothma - Program Director, Hartford InsurTech Hub
  • Panellists Mark Batsiyan - Venture Partner, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures
  • Georg Schwegler - Managing Director, Transamerica Ventures
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  • What’s the outlook for the InsurTech sector?
  • Which areas and markets are seeing most interest?
  • How are partnerships between incumbents and start-ups developing?
1:50pm - 2:20pm 30 mins
LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE INTELLIGENT INSURER – AI AND AUTOMATION
DEMOS
  • Sudha Meghan - Co-Founder & CEO, RozieAI
  • Jasjit Maggu - Co-Founder & CEO, Galaxy.AI
  • Roger Potter - CEO, Cognitio Analytics
  • Craig Bedell - Global Insurance Industry Executive, IBM
  • Emma Powers - Watson Marketing, IBM
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2:20pm - 2:40pm 20 mins
LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE INTELLIGENT INSURER – AI AND AUTOMATION
AI FOR IMPACT – DELIVERING VALUE IN THE NEAR-TERM
  • Moderator Steve Pretre - Venture Partner, World Innovation Lab
  • Jeremy Smith - COO, RiskGenius
  • Adrian Rands - Founder & Chairman, Quantemplate
  • Jerry Gupta - SVP, Swiss Re
  • Sears Merritt - VP & Chief Data Scientist, MassMutual
  • Shatrunjai Singh - Lead Data Scientist, Aetna
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2:20pm - 2:40pm 20 mins
BRING ON THE 2ND WAVE – THE OUTLOOK FOR INSURTECH
IF MY CAR CAN TWEET ITS HEALTH, WHY NOT BY BODY
  • Subha Ramiah - Sr. Director - Innovation R&D, Cigna
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Innovating with Digital Health tools, and effective health engagement to achieve a better health outcome”

It has been proven that over 60% of our health outcome depends on many factors like Diet, Activity, Sleep, Physical and Emotional engagement in our own health. As patients/consumers become more connected with their health data and care providers, there are more opportunities to ensure that besides taking their medication, following a care plan, they should also engage in their own health. Today’s digital health tools can help to measure, monitor and manage our health condition so that we can consistently practice healthy behaviors. Digital Health tools, Remote Monitoring and other Connected Care initiatives allow health organizations to be more agile and rapid in response to fluctuations and potential problems relating to patients’ conditions. This session will highlight how the ability to keep track of patients on a personalized program using digital health tools can improves health outcomes. Subha will share his own experience of innovating for better health outcome reversing type 2 diabetes using digital tools, activity, diet, health engagement and mindfulness focus. He will also highlight innovations from Hartford InsurTech ecosystem which is actively developing a community around making Hartford the center of all InsurTech activity.

2:40pm - 3:10pm 30 mins
LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE INTELLIGENT INSURER – AI AND AUTOMATION
Insurance in the Age of AI
  • Craig Bedell - Global Insurance Industry Executive, IBM
  • Lakisha Hall - Director, IBM Watson
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Learn how AI is transforming the insurance industry to allow agents to more deeply connect with customers. In this panel session, you'll hear from Craig Bedell, IBM Global Insurance Industry Executive, as well as Lakisha Hall, Director, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform Expert & Delivery Services. They'll discuss how to get started with AI to scale expertise in your organization, so that your agents can more easily give timely, accurate advice to clients.

2:40pm - 3:10pm 30 mins
BRING ON THE 2ND WAVE – THE OUTLOOK FOR INSURTECH
WHERE’S THE SMART MONEY GOING?
  • Moderator Erika Bothma - Program Director, Hartford InsurTech Hub
  • Panellists Dan Dall'Asta - Partner, Route 66 Ventures
  • Bharat Rajaram - Managing Director, Aflac Corporate Ventures
  • Russell MacTough - Managing Director, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures
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  • What are the investment trends driving insurtech’s growth?
  • How do the strategies of corporate VCs and independent VCs differ?
  • What developments are investors watching closely?
3:10pm - 3:30pm 20 mins
BREAK
3:30pm - 4:00pm 30 mins
BLOCKCHAIN - WHAT'S THE STATE OF PLAY?
DEMOS
  • Bryan Padgette - Senior Vice President, Sales, Sureify
  • Brenton Sellati - Product Director, Liberty Mutual / Solaria Labs
  • Ruchika Sethi - VP of Products, Eltropy
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3:30pm - 4:00pm 30 mins
EMERGING TECH – STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE
LEADERSHIP BRIEFING
  • Tom Benton - VP Research & Consulting, Novarica
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4:00pm - 4:35pm 35 mins
BLOCKCHAIN - WHAT'S THE STATE OF PLAY?
WHAT’S THE STATE OF PLAY WITH BLOCKCHAIN?
  • Moderator Mike Fitzgerald - Senior Analyst, Celent
  • Panellists Fei Zhang - Chief Financial and Operations Officer, B3i
  • Ryan Rugg - Head of North America, R3
  • Cristina Dolan - Co-Founder & COO, iXLedger
  • Anindya Sengupta - VP Strategy, Prudential
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Mention the potential of blockchain to transform the insurance industry and many will roll their eyes in disbelief, but positive developments are out there.

But how are the major attempts at industry collaboration progressing?

When can we expect to see blockchain deliver value?

4:00pm - 4:35pm 35 mins
EMERGING TECH – STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE
WHAT’S NEXT AND HOW TO PREPARE?
  • Moderator Chris Downer - Associate, XL Innovate
  • Panellists Jaap de Vries - VP Innovation, Science & Technology, FM Global
  • Tom Benton - VP Research & Consulting, Novarica
  • Kelle Bub - Innovation Manager, RGAx
  • Matthew Jones - Director, Anthemis Group
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4:35pm - 4:40pm 5 mins
End of Conference