InsurTech Spring Conference

InsurTech Spring Conference


Customer First vs. Digital First

InsurTech NY is hosting its third annual spring conference to bring together legacy insurance carriers and InsurTech leaders to New York City. Hear from more than 40 speakers, network with over 400 insurance influencers, and visit more than 20 expo booths.

Insurers must make a choice.

They can focus on optimizing the front-end of their business creating a seamless customer experience, building customer-centric products, and helping their channel serve the customer. Or, they can rebuild the core, strengthen APIs, implement artificial intelligence and machine learning in underwriting, and replace manual processes with robotic process automation (RPA).

However, there is simply not enough talent, time, or financial resources to do both simultaneously. So, that begs the question: should insurers focus on becoming customerfirst or becoming digitalfirst?

At InsurTech NY, we seek to answer that question with senior leaders from Hiscox, Gallagher, Legal and General, Transverse, Travelers, MunichRe, QBE, and leading InsurTech founders. The conference will also host the largest InsurTech competition on the East Coast. Top startups from a pool of 100+ applicants will pitch in front of investors and insurance executives.

COVID-19 Policy: This event requires vaccination and mask wearing will be enforced. In case of travel restrictions, event cancellations or if you test positive, a full credit for future events or refund will be provided.

All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination to the Marriott’s personnel on the 3rd floor prior to joining the conference on the 5th floor. Guests will receive a wristband from the Marriott.

Agenda Overview

08:50 AM Welcome & Introductions

09:00 AM Panel: The Small Commercial Distribution Battleground

09:30 AM Panel: Data Sources for 2030

10:00 AM Keynote: Digital First or Customer First?

10:25 AM Networking / Expo

10:55 AM Panel: Reducing the Underwriting Cycle Time

11:25 AM Panel: Digital First or Customer First?

11:55 AM Startup Pitch Global InsurTech Competition

12:40 PM Networking & Lunch

01:35 PM Product Demo: Mendix

01:40 PM Product Demo: Guidewire

01:45 PM Insurance Innovation Index Insights

01:55 PM Panel: Emerging and Adjacent Insurance Products

02:25 PM Networking / Expo

02:55 PM Panel: Making Insurance Millennial Friendly

03:25 PM TED Talk: 5 Hard-Earned Lessons for Today’s InsurTech MGAs

03: 32 PM TED Talk: The Power Of The Deep Click

03: 39 PM TED Talk: How To Deliver Next-Generation Digital Solutions

03:46 PM: TED Talk: Changing Behavior Through Digital Engagement

03:55 PM Networking / Expo

04:25 PM Panel: Embedding insurance closer to the customer

04:55 PM Panel: Follow the Money – Where is InsurTech VC Moving

05:25 PM Announce Competition Winner

05:30 PM – 6:00 PM Open Networking till Close

Featured Speakers

We are bringing together an expert lineup of insurance carrier leaders, InsurTech founders, and solution provider leaders. Below speaker list will continuously be updated.

InsurTech NY 2022 Spring Conference: Digital First or Customer First KeynoteThe SMB Distribution Battleground
Data Sources for 2030Panel: Reducing the Underwriting Cycle Time InsurTech NY 2022 Spring Conference: Digital First or Customer First
InsurTech NY 2022 Spring Conference: Digital First or Customer First Product Demos
Insurance Collaboration Index insights
Emerging and Adjacent Insurance Products
Making Life Insurance Millennial Friendly
InsurTech NY 2022 Spring Conference: Digital First or Customer First TED Talks
Panel: Embedding insurance closer to the customer
Panel: Follow the Money - Where is InsurTech VC Moving
InsurTech NY 2022 Spring Conference: Digital First or Customer First Emcees
Tom Anderson – Director of Sales, North America – Advantage Go
Meredith Barnes-Cook – Global Head of Insurance – Ushur
Kristen Bessette – Chief Actuary – QBE North America
Farron Blanc – VP, Brokerage Distribution & Strategy – Legal & General America
Denise Campbell – SVP Client Experience – Marsh
Jeff Cohen – SVP – Zywave
Peilin Corbanese – Global Head of Analytics at EXL and Fmr VP, Analytics and Innovation at Gerber Life Insurance
Ryan Duques – Head of Growth Offerings – Travelers
Jeff Goldberg – SVP – Aite-Novarica
Kaenan Hertz – Managing Partner – InsurTech Advisors
Alex Maffeo – CEO – Boost
Erik Matson – Chairman & CEO – Transverse
Rochelle Miller – Business Development Leader – Gallagher
Chris Ordowich – Head of Data Hunting North America – Munich Re
Todd Rissel – CEO – InspectConnect / e2value
Alex Selarnick – Attorney – Goodwin
Eugene Shafronsky – Head of Strategy – thinktum
Brent Hammer – Innovation Officer – Grange
Jake Sloan – Global Industry Manager Insurance – Appian
Kate Stillwell – President of Parametric Insurance – Neptune Flood
Tom Troy – CEO – CSAA
Paul Tyler – CMO – Nassau
Jane Wang – CEO – Optimity
Steve Wilkins – SVP Strategy – Hiscox USA
Andrew Wynn – Co-Founder – Ascend
Noah Breslow – Operating Partner – Bain Capital Ventures
Kevin Morgan – VP, Association and Group Insurance Financial Wellness – Prudential Financial
Jonathan Selby – General Manager – Foundershield
Dan Woods – CEO – Socotra
Jonathan Crystal – Private Investor – Crystal Venture Partners
Vinod Kachroo – CEO – Innoveo
Aviad Pinkovezky – Chief Product Officer – Hippo
Richard Wong – Head of Corp Development – SiriusPoint
Wade Stribling – Partner – Eversheds Sutherland
Taffy Jo Mayers – Managing Director – EY
Leandro Dallemule – GM, North America – Planck
Ricardo Perdigao – Senior Solutions Architect – Mendix
Peter Gianusso – CTO – CSAA
Andrew Daniels – Managing Director – InsurTech Ohio
Sebastien Bert – Co-Head Strategic Partnership – Swiss Re
Nancy Bush – Director, Solution Consulting – Sureify
Andy Read – Global Head of Government Solutions – ICEYE
Peter Casserly – Global AE – Outsystems
Bob Frady – Vice President – HazardHub/Guidewire
Alan Walters – VP – Insurance Research – Insurance Collaboration Index

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors: Accrete, AdvantageGoAkur8AppianAscend, Avanta Ventures, Boost, Celonis, DelosDigitalOwleBaoTechEversheds SutherlandEYGoodwin, Guidewire, ICEYEInnoveo, InspectConnect, Joshu, KiteworksLocke LordManchesterStory, Mendix, Neptune Flood, Newgen, OptimityOutsystemsPlanckSafekeep, SiriusPoint, SkitSocotra, Sureify, thinktumUshur, and Vymo.

If you’d like to learn how to sponsor our event, please reach out to

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InsurTech Early Stage Competition

InsurTech NY will be hosting its Global InsurTech competition during the conference. Below are the finalists from the competition who will present at the conference.


Finalists: Bubble Technologies, Inc., ConsumerOptix, Gigaforce Inc., Healthee, hosta, LISA insurtech, OneClick Estimate, Patientory, Phalanx, Riskwolf AG, Vaartani, Inc.

InsurTech NY 2022 Spring Conference: Digital First or Customer First Competition Finalists

Who Should Attend

  • Executives and Management: CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Executive VPs
  • Distribution: CRO, Managing Directors, and VPs, and Managers of distribution
  • Analytics: VPs, Directors, and Managers in Analytics
  • Data Science and Architects: VPs, Directors, and Managers of Data Science and Enterprise Architecture
  • Underwriting: CUOs, VPs, Directors, and Managers of Underwriting
  • Policy Admin: VPs, Directors, and Mangers of Policy Administration
  • Claims: VP, Directors, and Managers of Claims
  • InsurTech Founders and Executives
  • Innovation Leaders: VPs, Directors, and Managers of Innovation
  • Corporate Ventures: Managing Directors, Principals, and Associates in Corporate Ventures Capital
  • Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors

InsurTech Conference Venue

The conference will be hosted at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The Marriott Marquis is an iconic fixture of Midtown Manhattan and it brilliantly captures the vital energy and spirit of Manhattan. Located on Broadway and West 46th Street, the hotel is only a few minutes away from Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, and the Theater District. Experience dazzling restaurants including Times Square’s only revolving dining room with 360-degree views of Manhattan. Keep up with your fitness routine at the 24-hour fitness center and use your Marriott status to lounge at the 5,000 square foot M Club. After an exhilarating day of the conference, relax and recharge in the spacious hotel accommodations.

The conference will be held one floor below the registration floor making it convenient for attendees to access the event who are traveling from outside the New York Metro area. The hotel also features valet parking available at the hotel location.

The conference space will be set up as shown in the image below.

Marriott Marquis InsurTech Conference Space


March 7, 2022

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Location :

Mariott Marquis, 1535 Broadway (5th Floor), New York, New York 10036

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