2020 Virtual Insurance Events

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every single sector, including the insurance industry. With most of the world unable to gather in person, many event organizers have decided to move their events online. 

We put together a list of virtual insurance events in 2020, including online events and webinars, with information including:

  • Dates
  • Times
  • Topics
  • Speakers
  • Cost (where applicable)

We found the online events providing the best content and analyzed the speakers’ experience and discussion topics to provide insurance professionals with a list of valuable virtual experiences.

Here’s our list, including links to each event. If you’ve spotted an event that we’ve missed or any other details that should be updated, please contact us. We’ll be monitoring the situation and updating the list throughout the year.

Q2 2020:

8 Reasons to Modernize Insurance Information Management

When: April 28th at 10:00 a.m. PDT

Type: Webinar

Main topic: Discover how top insurers and financial service organizations have successfully modernized their information management infrastructures.

Speakers: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Transformation Officer, Nuxeo; and Sean Calvillo, Director of Financial Services, Perficient

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Free

COVID-19: Managing Digital Transformation Remotely at Scale

When: April 28th

Type: Webinar

Main topic: How is COVID-19 impacting large-scale projects like digital transformations? What are the new COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 priorities?

Speakers: John Furlong, CIO, Corporate and Government Markets, Guardian Life; Jim Caruso, EVP World Wide Professional Services, EIS Group; Robert Mulligan, CEO, Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of America; and Mike Connor, CEO and Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Free

Next-Gen Life, Annuities & Benefits Customer Engagement: Creating Value in Digital Ecosystems

When: April 29th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Type: Webinar

Main topic: What does it take to engage and create value and a seamless experience for customers within and across digital ecosystems?

Speakers: Denise Garth, SVP – Strategic Marketing, Industry Relations, and Innovation, Majesco; Mike Connor. CEO and Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator; Tim Angiolillo, Strategy Lead, Cake and Arrow; and Blake Hill, VP Business Development, Life Insurance & Reinsurance North America, dacadoo

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Free

Claims Like Never Before – Agility, Leadership, and Collaboration for a Seamless Claims Experience

When: April 30th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT

Type: Webinar

Main topic: How can insurers deliver the optimal experience for both employees and customers through a time of unprecedented change?

Speakers: Eric Brandt, EVP and Chief Claims Officer, Allstate; Mike Fiato, Chief Claims Officer, Liberty Mutual; Sean Burgess, Chief Claims Officer, USAA; James Spears, Head of Automotive, Tractable; andStephen Applebaum, Managing Partner, Insurance Solutions Group

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Free

COVID-19: Address the real-world implications for insurers

When: May 5th at 11:00 a.m. EDT

Type: Webinar

Main topic: Drill into some of the real-time challenges facing brokers, insurers, and risk managers.

Speakers: Mark J. Barta, Director of Risk Management, City of Fort Worth; Ken Crerar, CEO, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers;  Mike Brennan, President of Commercial Solutions, CRC Group; and Patrick Byrnes, Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Free

Future of InsurTech in 2020 and Beyond

When: May 6th 

Type: Virtual event

Main topic: What the insurance industry can expect from the fast-evolving InsurTech sector over the coming months

Speakers: Matteo Carbone, Founder and Director, IoT Insurance Observatory; Erik Ross, Head of Venture Capital & Open Innovation, Nationwide Insurance; Tim Attia, CEO, Slice Labs; Martha Notaras, Managing partner, Brewer Lane Ventures; Mark Hollmer, Editor, Carrier Management; Brian Wood, VP Data Products Group, IVANS; Sharmila Ray, Carrier Solution Strategy, Vertafore; andMax Drucker, CEO and Co-Founder, Carpe Data

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Free

Customer-Centric Distribution in Life, Annuities & Group Benefits: Blending Channel Strategies

When: May 7th at 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Type: Webinar

Main topic: How digital leaders are developing new distribution strategies that leverage changing customer expectations and digital ecosystems and what it will take to stay competitive with them

Speakers: Mike Connor, CEO and Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator; and Denise Garth, SVP – Strategic Marketing, Industry Relations, and Innovation, Majesco

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Free

Doubling Down On Digital: How Insurers Are Using Tech to Build Resiliency and Reduce Expenses

When: May 7th at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Type: Webinar

Main topic: How insurers are using digital technology to protect their businesses and lower costs

Speaker: Mike Fitzgerald, Principal Insurance Analyst, CB Insights

Sponsored: No

Cost: Free

Casualty Actuarial Society – 2020 Virtual Spring Meeting

When: May 11–13, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT

Type: Virtual event

Main topic: Advancing the practice and application of casualty actuarial science and educating professionals in general insurance, including property-casualty and similar risk exposure

Speakers: Dr. Charles Wheelan, Senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College;Tancred Schiavoni, Partner, Chair, Insurance Practice, O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Zoheb Noorani, Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Sherman Power, US ReSolutions Leader, Aon; Dustin Loeffler, Managing Director, Aon; Ron Kozlowski; Daniel Hartung, Meteorologist and Director of Catastrophe Management, Aon; Rich Gibson, Senior Property and Casualty Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries; James Orr, Chief Actuary for General Insurance, Prudential Regulation Authority; Michael J. McCord, Managing Director, MicroInsurance Center at Milliman; Jerry Skees, Chief Strategy Officer and Director, Global Parametrics; Rob Galbraith; Lyndsey Toeppen, Vice President, Sandbox Industries; John-Isaac Clark, CEO, Arturo; Pankaj Parashar, Founder, and CEO, Purple Ant; and Kyle Nakatsuji, CEO, Clearcover

Sponsored: No

Cost: Price varies according to full/partial event participation and relevant memberships ($200 – $1,100)

Insurity Connected 2020: The Virtual Experience

When: May 12th

Type: Virtual event

Main topic: Latest trends in the industry and actionable insights, strategies, and best practices

Speakers: Ellen M. Carney, Principal Analyst, Forrester; Karen Furtado, Partner, Strategy Meets Action; Bayard Gennert, Analytics Senior Expert, McKinsey; Jeff Goldberg, Executive Vice President, Research and Consulting, Novarica; Donald Light, Director, North America Property/Casualty Practice, Celent; Michael Nance, Application Program Director, Technical Solutions, Nationwide; Rajesh Narayan, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner; Jay Sarzen, Senior Analyst, P&C, Aite; and Ram Veeramani, Vice President of Technology Services, Everest

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: $200–$500

Insider US Virtual Conference

When: May 14th at 8:30 a.m. EDT

Type: Virtual event

Main topic: There was a renewed sense of optimism in the global (re)insurance industry, with pricing finally rebounding after years of reducing rates and anemic returns. COVID-19 has thrown the industry headfirst into a maelstrom of operational challenges, potentially significant losses, and reputational risk.

Speakers: Patrick Bousfield, Executive Director, Capsicum Re; Jason Busti, President, North America, AXIS Re; Elizabeth Geary, CUO, North America, TransRe; Kieran Dempsey, Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, Ryan Specialty Group; Elissa Doroff, Vice President and Product Manager, AXA XL; David Flandro, Managing Director, Analytics, Hyperion X; Dan Glaser, President, and CEO, Marsh & McLennan Companies; Paul Horgan, Head of U.S. Commercial Insurance, Zurich North America; John Howard, Chairman, and CEO, BB&T Insurance Holdings, Inc.; Dinos Iordanou, Former Chairman and CEO, Arch Capital Group; Lara Mowery, Managing Director, Head of Global Property Specialty, Guy Carpenter; Prashant Pai, Vice President, Head of Cyber Solutions Business, Verisk; Bryan Schofield, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lines, Orchid Insurance; Tony Ursano, Group CFO, Hamilton Insurance Group; Karen White, CEO, RMS; Chris Williams, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Co-Head of International Business, Tokio Marine; Keith Wolfe, President, US P&C, Swiss Re; and Greg Wolyniec, President & CEO, Ascot U.S.

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Subscribers: $175; Non-subscribers: $225

InsurTech NY: Data and Analytics for Better Claims and Underwriting

When: May 21, 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Type: Webinar

Main topics: 

  • How underwriters are balancing the costs of adding new data sources with predictive benefits
  • The potential ramifications of using analytics and artificial intelligence for improved predictive capability and the potential for overfitting the data
  • How claims leaders are leveraging advanced data capabilities to augment the workflow of adjusters, cut the time necessary to adjust claims, and predict and prevent fraud early in the process
  • The challenges of implementing new claims solutions across business lines and downstream with adjusters, TPAs, and IAs

Speakers: Turab Hussain, Chief Risk & Actuarial Officer, PartnerRe; Jillian Slyfield, Digital Economy Practice Leader, Aon; Karen Rugg, Disability Underwriting, Guardian Life; Stephen Mildenhall, Assistant Professor, St John’s University; Todd Rissel, CEO, e2Value; and Audrey Rampinelli, CEO, OnRamp Risk

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: $20–$30

Adapting to Changes in Customer Experience Expectations to Protect Your Top Line

When: June 3rd at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Type: Webinar

Main topic: How other industries are setting new expectations for customer experience, how the insurance industry is responding, and how disruptors and innovators in insurance are leveraging technology to establish new market expectations for prospects, policyholders, claimants, and agents

Speaker: Kevin Rall, Vice President, Research & Consulting, Novarica

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Members:  $65; Nonmembers: $100

Customer-Centric Distribution In P&C: Blending Channel Strategies

When: June 9th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Type: Webinar

Main topic: How are insurance leaders responding to rapidly growing customer demands to purchase insurance their way?

Speakers: Mike Connor, CEO and Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator; and

Denise Garth, SVP – Strategic Marketing, Industry Relations, and Innovation, Majesco

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Free

InsiderTech New York 2020

When: June 10th at 8:00 a.m. EDT

Type: Virtual event

Main topic: The next chapter of InsurTech, such as how we measure its impact on the future of the (re)insurance industry

Speakers: Inaki Berenguer, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, CoverWallet; Sean Bourgeois, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Tremor Technologies; Greg Boutin, Chief Executive Officer, Relay; John G. Bruno, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Executive Officer, Data & Analytics, Services, Aon; Michael Byrne, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery; Michael Halsband, Head of the Insurance Transactions & Regulation Practice, McDermott Will & Emery; Adrian Jones, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of P&C Partners, SCOR; Seraina Macia, Executive Vice President / Chief Executive Officer, AIG/Blackboard; Julianna Muir, Chief Operating Officer, Attune Insurance; Martha Notaras, Managing Partner, Brewer Lane Ventures; Nicole Perrault, Chief Risk Officer, Hippo; Sofya Pogreb, Chief Operating Officer, Next Insurance; Andrew Robinson, Chairman/Senior Advisor, Groundspeed Analytics and Clara Analytics/Oak HC/FT; Benjamin R. Sloop, Chief Operating Officer, AmWINS; Zinovia Wendlandt, Senior Director of Business Development, Digital Partners, Munich Re; Carlos Wong-Fupuy, Senior Director, Global Reinsurance Ratings, AM Best; and Claude Yoder, Partner, Lockton Re

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Subscribers: $195; Non-subscribers: $245; and Startups: $125

DATA & ANALYTICS: LIVE, US

When: June 14–16 at 8:30 a.m. PDT 

Type: Virtual event

Main topic: Data & Analytics Strategy

Speakers: Wes Chaar, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Catalina; Cetin Karakus, Global Head of Analytical Solutions, BP; Rajeeve Kaul, Global Chief Pricing Officer, McDonald’s; Matthew Lewis, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, MEDiSTRAVA; Fauzia Saeed, Director, Analytics & Marketing Insights, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Sears Merritt, Head of Data, Strategy & Architecture, MassMutual; Meena Iyer, Director, Analytics & Marketing Insights, Tailored Brands; and Fawad Butt, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, UnitedHealth Group

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Free

Data Champions, Online,– Insurance

When: June 16–18, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Type: Virtual event

Main topic: Unleashing the Potential of Data & Analytics in Insurance

Speakers: Prashant Natarajan, Director of Data Science & Analytics, Unum; Julia Romero, Lead for Actuarial Engineering & Advanced Modeling, Haven Life; Louis DiModugno, Chief Data Officer, Hartford Steam Boiler (a division of Munich Re); Todd Lehmann, VP & Chief Actuary, Quincy Mutual Group; and Jerry Gupta, SVP, Digital Analyst Catalyst, Swiss Re

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Free

Q3 

Current EPL Underwriting Trends and Emerging Issues

When: July 21st at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Type: Webinar

Main topic: The session will focus on the current employment practice liability underwriting trends that carriers have been monitoring.

Speaker: Sandra Tata, VP Product Manager, Specialty Liability, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection, and Insurance Company

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Members:  $65; Nonmembers: $100

Small Commercial Gets Personal

When: October 21st at 2:00 p.m. ET

Type: Webinar

Main topic: You can insure a home and two cars on your phone in a few minutes. Try to spend the same amount of time on a business owner policy and your experience will be … different. Small commercial customers want easier service, carriers want lower expenses, and technology offers new data and tools. This combination allows small commercial insurance to provide the personal insurance experience of instantaneous responses based on robust data and sophisticated modeling.

Speaker: Steve Walsh, Director, PwC

Sponsored: Yes

Cost: Members: $65; Nonmembers: $100

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