IBM and Insurance & Technology Announce Insurance for a Smarter Planet Virtual Briefing Centre

Jan. 2010 — IBM and Insurance & Technology are pleased to announce the grand opening of the Insurance for a Smarter Planet Virtual Briefing Center on January 27, 2010.

From the convenience of your home or office, we invite you to participate in our virtual showroom to connect with peers and help you gain insights into the latest industry trends, top issues, and innovations.

Kathy Burger, Editorial Director of I&T, will host a live panel discussion with insurance executives from the US, AP and Europe. They will share their personal insights and experience in leveraging new technology and information to improve sales and reduce cost. We’ll also highlight IBM primary research on smarter insurance and how it is reshaping our industry.

Following are some of the details:

Live Grand Opening January 27, 2010
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM EST

General Sessions

  1. Insurance for a Smarter Planet – Executive Overview
  2. Through the Looking Glass – CXO, CIO and Consumer Views on Smarter Insurance
  3. Strategies in Action – Kathy Burger, Editorial Director Insurance & Technology Magazine, interviews executives from:
    • Professional Provident Society (South Africa)
    • Reliance Life (India)
    • (USA)

Knowledge Centers

Explore these knowledge areas to access a rich portfolio of information. You’ll find live subject matter experts and have access to thought leadership, demos and more on these topics:

  • Multi-channel Distribution
  • Customer Insight
  • Risk Mitigation
    Core Operations
  • Infrastructure Efficiency
  • Product Management


Register now at for the live event on January 27th, and to review more information about our virtual showroom and guest speakers. Visit often as our site will remain open 24×7 after the grand opening and new content will continually be added.

We look forward to your participation.

Mark W Lewis
General Manager, IBM Global Insurance Industry

About IBM

IBM is creating a smarter, more connected healthcare system that can deliver better care with fewer mistakes, predicts and prevents diseases, and empowers people to make better choices. This includes integrating data so doctors, patients and insurers can share information seamlessly and efficiently. IBM also helps clients apply advanced analytics to improve medical research, diagnosis and treatment in order to improve patient care and help reduce healthcare costs. For more information, visit