2016 Technology Conference: Overview

Technology offers operational and strategic advantages, but the same tools can also introduce unexpected challenges as well as benefits. Understanding and managing the double-edged sword of technology is a key success factor for insurers – and the focus of ICTC2016.

Technology implementation requires internal staff and process adjustments. More significantly, new digital technologies can force a redefinition of an organization’s strategies and business model. The rewards? The same technologies can pave the way to strategies for competing with existing and coming competitors. For example:

  • New technologies – including Telematics and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors – will improve underwriting accuracy and reduce risk.
  • Intelligent machines and analytics are poised to dramatically improve marketing programs, putting you on the same basis as non-traditional suppliers.
  • Modern core systems can reduce expenses for the majority of businesses and may open opportunities for underwriting new, highly complex risks.

At the 2016 Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference, you will hear from practitioners, analysts and suppliers, who will share their experiences with technology implementations to help you anticipate and avoid or profit from unanticipated consequences.

Topics & Speakers

We have assembled an expert faculty who will focus on both edges of the sword. Topics include:

In addition to the formal presentations, you will benefit from:

  • Networking opportunities with the faculty and your peers;
  • Vendor exhibits and Vendor Connect tours.

The day’s agenda will conclude with the ICTA ceremony and reception highlighting the presentation of the annual Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Awards.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior leaders with responsibility for business transformation;
  • Senior line managers responsible for delivering business case benefits from technology implementations;
  • Technology professionals evaluating analytic, business intelligence, or cognitive computing technologies;
  • Anyone in risk management or finance who needs to ensure that the IT strategy meets your ORSA requirements;
  • Business, technology, or actuarial analysts in need of techniques and tools to take a holistic view of technology’s impact on new products and services.

Schedule & Location

8:30am – 6:30pm, Monday, February 29, 2016
Registration and Continental Breakfast open at 7:30

Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Constitution Hall, North Building
255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario   (M5V 2W6)
See Venue & Accommodations for more details.

ICTAs & Plenary Session

All ICTC delegates are invited to the ICTA Awards and a short plenary program beginning at 4pm, Monday, Feb. 29, featuring:

  • Keynote Presentation: “Digital Transformation – Becoming a Digital Insurer” by Gartner’s Kimberly Harris-Ferrante;
  • CxO panel;
  • Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Awards ceremony;
  • Insurer/Broker networking reception;
  • Monday access to the ICTC Exhibit Hall.

The ICTA program is also a separate registration option for those unable to attend during the daytime.