08:00 - 09:00
Breakfast & registration

09:00 - 09:05 
Chairman's introduction: Mark Geoghegan, Editorial Director, The Insurance Insider

09:05 - 09:25
Keynote: Patrick G. Ryan, Chairman & CEO, Ryan Specialty Group

09:25 - 09:45
Keynote: Martha Notaras, Partner, XL Innovate

09:45 - 10:05
Keynote: Andrew Robinson, Co-CEO, Groundspeed Analytics

10:05 - 10:20
Group Q&A

10:20 - 11:00
Coffee & networking

11:00 - 11:45
Panel discussion: InsurTech: Phase 2

The InsurTech hype over the past two years brought over 1,500 startups into the insurance space, investments and collaboration from traditional (re)insurers. Now, the InsurTech market enters a new phase in its life cycle, with less hype and more expectations - from proof of concept to operational solutions.

New challenges when working with (re)insurers, how is relationship going and what are the hurdles to be crossed?
Which technologies are being overhyped in terms of their near term impact on the insurance industry?
Which type of companies will own the future of insurance?
Will the industry experience a ‘black swan’ event – a sudden explosion in the use of technology that will tear up the rulebook and force a drastic change in the way the re/insurance market goes about its business?

Ryan Armijo, Senior Vice President, Underwriting Division, AmWINS Group
Kathleen Burns
, Chief Digital Officer, Ryan Specialty Group
Trent Cooksley, Head of Open Innovation, Markel Corporation
Thomas M. Dawson, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Maura McGuigan, Associate Director, Credit Rating Criteria, A.M. Best

11:45 - 12:30
Panel discussion: Big Data: separating winners and losers in InsurTech?

The future for InsurTech and other expressions of industry innovation may well lie in how Big Data is being applied to risk management. Both incumbents and newcomers are developing insurance products that use large amounts of data to assess, select, price, predict and prevent risks. Moreover, those in the InsurTech space are paying close attention to adherence in legal and regulatory requirements across both sides of the Atlantic, recognising that expertise in compliance may separate the winners from the losers in this increasingly competitive space.

In a continuously evolving digital economy, what are the challenges for global re/insurers and Insurtech’s in their attempts to share, manage and secure data?
What are the data protection privacy issues that arise therefrom?
What role will the future of data governance play in shaping how incumbents underwrite, price and reserve risk?

Jeremiah Posedel, Chicago Office, Drinker Biddle (Moderator)
Kevin Leslie, Vice President, Marketing, Insurance, Equifax Inc.
Jeroen Morrenhof, CEO, FRISS
Sunit Shah, Founder & CEO, Soteris, Inc.
Julie Zimmer
, COO, Embroker

12:30 - 13:45
Lunch & networking

13:45 - 14:10
Keynote: Matteo Carbone, Founder & Director, IoT Insurance Observatory

14:10 - 14:55
Panel discussion: The Power of AI in commercial re/insurance

It is crucial that the insurance industry keeps pace with the evolving use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, but what will the road look like and where will it take us?

Could risk modelling become so sophisticated through the use of big data and high-powered computer processing that the human element of underwriting is vastly diminished?
Will AI technology enable and empower existing players in the market to such an extent that they are able to price risk more efficiently and accurately than ever before?
What impact will AI have on underwriting, pricing, reserving and claims?

Anil Celik, Co-Founder & CEO, UrbanStat
Anand Dhillon, Co-Founder & CTO, Cover

Harish Neelamana, Co-Founder, DataCubes Inc.
Jamie Yoder, President, Snapsheet Inc.

14:55 - 15:00
Chairman's closing remarks: Mark Geoghegan, Editorial Director, The Insurance Insider

15:00 - 16:30
Networking drinks & canapés

Agenda subject to change

  • Kathleen Burns

    Kathleen Burns

    Chief Digital Officer, Ryan Specialty Group
  • Matteo Carbone

    Matteo Carbone

    Founder & Director, IoT Insurance Observatory
  • Trent Cooksley

    Trent Cooksley

    Head of Open Innovation, Markel Corporation
  • Anand Dhillon

    Anand Dhillon

    Co-Founder & CTO, Cover
  • Kevin Leslie

    Kevin Leslie

    Vice President, Marketing, Insurance, Equifax Inc.
  • Maura McGuigan

    Maura McGuigan

    Associate Director, Credit Rating Criteria, A.M. Best
  • Jeroen Morrenhof

    Jeroen Morrenhof


  • Harish Neelamana

    Harish Neelamana

    Co-Founder, DataCubes Inc.
  • Martha Notaras

    Martha Notaras

    Partner, XL Innovate
  • Andrew Robinson

    Andrew Robinson

    Co-CEO, Groundspeed Analytics
  • Patrick G. Ryan

    Patrick G. Ryan

    Chairman & CEO, Ryan Specialty Group

  • Sunit Shah

    Sunit Shah

    Founder & CEO, Soteris, Inc.
  • Jamie Yoder

    Jamie Yoder

    President, Snapsheet Inc.