2009 Conference: Overview – Description, Agenda

“Leadership: The Business – IT Imperative”
2009 P&C Insurance Technology Conference

Monday, February 23, 2009

Conference Overview

Topics and Speakers

Our 7th Annual P&C Technology Conference will be held Monday, February 23, 2009 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel.

Overview of Conference

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

Featured Presentations

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.

Agenda Overview

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.


Continuing Education:

Brokers: RIBO has approved 7 credit-hours, in the Management category.