2019 Executive Forum

7th annual Insurance-Canada.ca Executive Forum

ICEF2019: “Insurance in the Platform Economy”

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the St. James Cathedral Centre

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The Platform Economy And Your Insurance Business

Change, as profound as it is widespread, is making the notion of “business as usual” obsolete.

Technology innovation continuously creates new products and services. Consumers adopt these and carry new – higher – expectations with them to providers of all types, including those in insurance. Insurers are facing unprecedented challenges to meet consumers' needs and preferences.

Insurance providers – early-stage new entrants and innovative incumbents alike – are trying new approaches across all aspects of their business, from culture to product innovation, from customer service to new business models which will reshape marketing, coverages, claims, and more.

ICEF2019: “Insurance In A Platform Economy” will bring together industry thought leaders, insurance pioneers who are taking advantage of new models and platforms, and solution providers with products and services to help you move ahead – plus your peers, partners and competitors alike.

Explore the new insurance horizon and find out how to prepare your business to compete in the emerging Platform Economy.

Hear from industry thought leaders, including:

Why Insurance?: An Industry Whose Time Has Come ... At Last

Chris Houston
The Change Alliance

Chris Houston

Chris will focus on the intersection of two patterns:

1. Too few risks are covered, and the insurance that covers them is too expensive.
2. The demand for business to deliver meaningful work and social benefit.

This presentation will challenge insurance industry business leaders to adopt not a slogan but a fundamental re-thinking of the reason their business exists, its real purpose, and how that might be lived out in this emerging context.

What Insurance Platforms Can Do for Insurers and for Platform Sponsors

Donald Light
Director - North America P&C Practice

Donald Light

Platforms are hot – think Amazon, Facebook, and Salesforce. Insurance platforms are heating up. But what is an insurance platform? And why does practically every insurance technology vendor have one, or want one?

As an analyst with an eye on the insurance and insurance platforms, Donald will share his perspective on core system platforms, data platforms, and whatever kind of platform is next; the value proposition for insurers and for platform sponsors; and the implications, both immediate and looking ahead.

Leadership and Speed to Accelerate a Path to the Future of Insurance

Denise Garth
SVP - Strategic Marketing

Denise Garth

This is a time of disruption and change: a technological revolution; fast-changing customer needs and expectations; and shifts to an on-demand, sharing, gig and platform economy. Some insurance leaders understand this. They have plans and are aggressively responding. Others, however, are slow or are not responding at all.

Getting out ahead of the curve is more important than ever. As such ... Leadership matters. Speed matters.

A Peek Into The Future of Insurance

Tim Attia
CEO & Co-Founder
Slice Labs

Tim Attia

Insurers, brokers, and suppliers are getting to understand InsurTech. Alongside an impressive number of new startups, we are seeing the parallel adoption of InsurTech characteristics (an agile, customer-focused culture, an innovation mindset, and use of new technologies such as A.I. & blockchain) by incumbents.

But even amid the digital revolution, thought leaders have been looking over the horizon at new opportunities and paradigm shifts, both across the insurance industry and around the world.

Schedule & Location

Save August 28 to your calendar:

8:30am - 6:00pm, Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
Registration and continental breakfast open at 7:45am.
The day will conclude with a networking reception 4:30-6:00pm.

St. James Cathedral Centre
65 Church St., Toronto, ON

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Who Should Attend?

This event will provide significant insights for:

  • CEOs and COOs, to understand business model implications;
  • CIOs, CFOs, CROs, for planning, prioritization, and risk/disruption management;
  • Underwriting, claims, and actuarial officers, for quantification of impacts;
  • Marketing officers, for planning segmentation, targeting and digital/engagement strategies;
  • Broker principals and partners, for strategic and operational planning.

RIBO Credit


  • We are applying for RIBO Continuing Education accreditation for this event.
  • We won't know the specific amount of credit until after the event.
  • The 2018 Executive Forum was accredited for 6.0 hours of CE credit in the Management category.


Please contact [email protected] with any questions about this event.