2007 Conference

2007 Insurance Technology Conference:
“Business Intelligence: The Competitive Necessity”

Monday, March 5, 2007

Hosted by: Insurance Canada
the premier Internet reference site for insurance in Canada, and
Canada’s leading Insurance Magazine
Platinum Sponsor:
Information Builders

Business Intelligence – systems and processes to translate raw data into actionable information – is rapidly becoming THE competitive tool for insurers in the 21st century. Insurance-Canada.ca, with its partner ci-Canadian Insurance Magazine, is pleased to announce its 2007 Technology Conference, which will give you the information you need to plan, develop, and implement a successful BI strategy for your organization.

Mark your calendar for March 5, 2007. We are assembling a distinguished faculty who will address such topics as:

  • Data Mining: Searching for treasure in all the right places;
  • Effectively analyzing and integrating external and internal data sources;
  • Customer loyalty and mass customization;
  • Effective enterprise business intelligence toolsets: serving line workers, managers, and executives their information their way;
  • Transparency vs. privacy: Walking the line;
  • And much, much more.

As with all Insurance-Canada seminars, all presentations will have a business focus; no technical background is required. We will maximize real-world examples, presented by experienced practitioners, consultants, and suppliers.

Agenda at a Glance

8:00 – 9:00: Registration and Coffee

9:00 Welcome and introduction:
Patrick Vice,
Director – Information Technology, Frank Cowan Company Limited.
History is not our Destiny; But it is our Future
Mike Corcoran,
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Chief Communications Officer, Information Builders Inc.
Using BI Analytics to Set the Pricing Standard:
David A. West,
Insurance Industry Marketing Manager, SAS Worldwide Marketing
Empowering Insurance Decisions with Microsoft Business Intelligence Solutions:
Dennis Maroney,
Industry Manager – Financial Services Worldwide Commercial Sector, Microsoft Corporation
Seth Rachlin, Chief Executive Officer, Moore Stephens Business Solutions LLC
Managing Broker-Underwriter-Insurer Relationships in the World of Privacy and Disclosure
David R. Nash,
Senior Partner, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
noon Lunch
Setting the Landscape: An Overview of Predictive Analytics in the Insurance Market
Mark B. Gorman,
Strategic Research Advisor, Insurance, TowerGroup
Standards for Consistent, Accurate, and Timely Information
Moderator: Jim McGregor, CEO, The Precept Group
Dean Bottschen, Senior Standards Analyst, CSIO
Kevin Campbell, President, Policy Works
Karim Hirji, Director, Commercial Lines Research & Development, ING Canada
Mark Orlandi, Program Director, Property & Casualty/Surety, ACORD
Accelerating P&C Agility Through Effective Information: A Case Study:
James Barber,
North American Insurance Sales Manager, Information Builders Inc.
Extending Business Intelligence with Location Intelligence:
Craig Bedell,
Director, Global Insurance Vertical, MapInfo Corporation
Conclusions & Close:
Doug Grant,
4:30 to 5:30 Reception: Hosted by Information Builders

Description of topics and biographies of speakers.

You should attend.
This Conference will benefit business and IT executives and senior managers in insurance companies or brokerages who have responsibility for strategic business planning.
It will be of special interest to underwriting, claims, and marketing personnel responsible for targeted market segmentation or specialized product planning, development, delivery, and service.
No technical experience is required.

Continuing Education: RIBO has approved
6 credit-hours, Management Category.

Conference Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors:

Gold Microsoft
Silver SAS
Bronze MapInfo Xenos
Tritech Financial Systems Inc. Rogers Business Solutions

Supporters at the Conference

  • Policy Works: Commercial Management Systems
  • DMTI Spatial Inc. helping you realize the benefits of location intelligence.
  • Avanade the global IT consultancy dedicated to using the Microsoft platform.

Conference Details: Location, Fees, and Registration

This full-day session will be held Monday, March 5, 2007. Registration (with coffee) will start at 8:00. The session will begin promptly at 9:00 and conclude at about 5:30 following the reception.

Conference Location

Toronto Board of Trade, Downtown Centre, 1st Canadian Place, at King and Bay (Closest subway stop: King and Yonge).

Conference Fees

Cost, including handout material, lunch and coffee: $695.00 for individuals, or $625 each for two or more from the same company.

Early bird special until February 5, 2007: $595.00 single or $525.00 each for two or more from the same company.

Payment is due in advance. Receipts will be issued upon request.

Payment details

Payment may be made cheque or credit card, or we will invoice you upon request. In all cases, follow the on-line registration process where the options will be presented.

  • Credit Card – VISA, Mastervard and AMEX. Follow the online registration form.

  • Cheques should be made out to Insurance-Canada.ca, and mailed to Insurance-Canada.ca, Attn: Dave Gibbons, 207 Carlton Road, Markham, ON L3R 3L9. Please send by regular mail (do not courier)

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing by February 10, 2007 subject to an administration fee of $50.00 plus $3.00 GST for a total of $53.00.
Please note that if you register for the conference and do not attend, you are liable for the full registration fee unless you cancel within the period stated above.
If you register after February 10, 2007 your order is firm. A refund will not be given; however, a delegate substitution is welcome at any time.