“Leadership: The Business – IT Imperative”
2009 P&C Insurance Technology Conference
Monday, February 23, 2009
Our 7th Annual P&C Technology Conference will be held Monday, February 23, 2009 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel.
Leadership – encompassing Business and Technology – has never been more critical than in the current economic environment. The 2009 Insurance-Canada.ca Technology conference will include thought-leading main tent and breakout sessions targeting insurers, brokers and claims professionals, including:
- Challenges and opportunities facing insurance and technology professionals;
- Leadership strategies to precisely define goals and technology support;
- Selecting and working with key business partners;
- Proactive responses to regulatory and privacy issues and how to proactively respond for competitive advantage;
- Establishing governance and direction to ensure effective, efficient, and flexible technology choices and implementations;
- And much more.
Who Should Attend
The 2009 P&C Insurance Technology Conference will benefit:
- CIOs and senior IT directors
- Senior underwriting, claims, and marketing managers
- Broker principals, operations managers, and technology officers
The speakers at the conference will bring presentations based on their deep knowledge and experience. Here are some of our speakers:
|Main Tent Presentations|
|Privacy Through Technology – Lead by Using a Positive-Sum Paradigm
Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D, Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
|An Industry Point of View: “A Smarter Planet and the Insurance Enterprise of the Future”
Rick Hoehne, Director of Insurance Business Solutions, IBM
|Restructure, Refocus and Realign: Preparing for the Future of Insurance Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner – Insurance Industry Advisory Services|
|Industry Leaders’ Perspective: Transformation Through New Insurance Technology
Chuck Johnston, Vice President of Strategy and Alliances, Oracle Insurance
|Robust communication and collaboration tools: What’s the real outcome?
Ismail Pishori, Vice President, Financial Services Vertical, Telus
|Concurrent Sessions 1: Business – IT Relationships|
|Acquiring the Right Insurance Software
George Grieve, CEO, CastleBay Consulting
|Budgets, Benchmarks, Partners and Priorities for Canadian Insurance in 2009
Matthew Josefowicz, Director, Insurance, Novarica
|Can Policy Administration Systems Provide Competitive Business Advantage?
David Hanley, Vice President of Operations & Business Development, Insurance Systems Inc.
|The 80% Solution: Secrets from the Reinsurance/Large Commercial World
Joe Golobic, Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada
|Concurrent Sessions 2: Broker Distribution|
|Business Leadership With Real-Time Interface
Doug Johnston, Vice President Partner Relations & Product Innovation, Applied Systems
– Insurance company representatives will participate in a panel.
|Plus three more sessions about ORBIT, Commercial Lines, and Connecting the Dots, each with multiple speakers.|
|Concurrent Sessions 3: Claims|
|Claims Leadership: Asking The Tough Questions
Denise Garth, Vice President – Global Industry Affairs, Innovation Group
|Six Ways Modern Claims Technology Can Bring Value to Your Bottom Line
Michael D. Mahoney, Product Marketing Manager, Guidewire Software
|Plus two more sessions about Technology in Claims and Mapping the Future, each with multiple speakers|
For a description of each presentation and speaker bios, refer to Topics & Speakers.
As with all Insurance-Canada conferences, presentations will have a business focus; no technical background is required. We use real-world examples, presented by experienced practitioners, consultants, and suppliers.
The conference will feature plenary sessions, addressing leadership topics of interest to all those involved with insurance and technology. In addition, there will be concurrent, special interest sessions, focusing on leadership within three specific segments: IT – Business Relationship, Claims, and Broker Distribution.
Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to meet presenters and other delegates and to visit sponsor exhibitors.
The day concludes with an opportunity for personal networking at an informal reception.
Brokers: RIBO has approved 7 credit-hours, in the Management category.