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.)

Host Hotel Booking

We have 50 rooms held for conference attendees at a special rate. First come first serve. Rate is for the night of March 6. Click here to reserve.

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Agenda Overview

08:50 AM Welcome & Introductions

09:00 AM The Small Commercial Distribution Battleground [Panel]

09:30 AM Data Sources for 2030 [Panel]

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

10:25 AM Expo and Networking

10:55 AM Reducing the Underwriting Cycle Time [Panel]

11:25 AM Digital First or Customer First [Panel]

11:55 AM Startup Global InsurTech Competition [Start Pitches]

12:40 PM Lunch and Networking

01:40 PM Afternoon Keynote

01:55 PM Emerging and Adjacent Insurance Products [Panel]

02:25 PM Expo and Networking

02:55 PM Making Life Insurance Millennial Friendly [Panel]

03:25 PM TED Talk 1

03:32 PM TED Talk 2

03:39 PM TED Talk 3

03:46 PM TED Talk 4

03:55 PM Expo and Networking

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

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

05:25 PM Open Networking and Announce Winner

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.

Digital First or Customer First Keynote
The Small Commercial Distribution Battleground Panel
Data Sources for 2030 Panel
Reducing the Underwriting Cycle Time Panel
Digital First or Customer First
Emerging and Adjacent Insurance Products
Making Life Insurance Millennial Friendly
InsurTech NY 2022 Spring Conference: Digital First or Customer First TED Talks
Embedding Insurance closer to the customer
 InsurTech NY 2022 Spring Conference: Digital First or Customer First image
Tom Anderson – Director of Sales, North America – Advantage Go
Meredith Barnes-cook – Global Head of Insurance – Ushur
Kate 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 – VP, Analytics and Innovation – Gerber Life
Ryan Duques – Head of Growth Offerings – Travelers
Jeff Goldberg – SVP – Aite-Novarica
David Gritz – Managing Director – InsurTech NY
Cynthia Hardy – CEO – Pivot Global
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
Ketan Pandit – CTO – QBE
Todd Rissel – CEO – InspectConnect / e2value
Alex Selarnick – Associate – 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
Lisa Wardlaw – Global Head of Insurance – ICEYE
Steve Wilkins – SVP Strategy – Hiscox USA
Andrew Wynn – Co-Founder – Ascend
Rob Higgins – Head of Corp Dev & Strategy – Openly
Noah Breslow – Operating Partner – Bain Capital Ventures

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

AdvantageGoAppianAscendBoostDelosDigitalOwleBaoTechEversheds SutherlandEYGoodwinICEYEInspectConnectKiteworksLocke LordManchesterStoryNeptune FloodOptimityPlanckSafekeepSkitSocotraThinktumUshur, and Vymo.

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

Sponsors of 2022 InsurTech Annual Spring Conference: Digital First or Customer First

Competition Finalists

Finalist from 2021’s InsurTech Early-stage Startup Competition.

The list will be updated with 2022 finalists in February.


Finalists: Delos, Finaeo, Tide, Dockflow, Coverhero, Digisure, Claimspace, Loadsure, HealthyHealth, and Startsure
Bermuda Finalists: Coast Risk, RemitRix, and Safekeep.

2021 InsurTech 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, New York, New York 10036