InsurTech NY Spring 2020 Conference: Transforming the Buying Experience

InsurTech NY Spring 2020 Conference: Transforming the Buying Experience

Recordings from the conference (Only Available for Registered Attendees)


Award and Close:


Panel 1 – Selling Insurance to Millennial Consumer:

Panel 2 – The Race to 10 minutes to quote and bind:

Panel 3 – InsurTech Legal & Regulatory Environment:

Panel 4 – New Business Models for the Gig Economy:

Panel 5 – Replacing Core systems mid-flight:

Panel 6 – Emerging Technologies: AI, Analytics and RPA:

Panel 7 – Negotiation Terms: CVC & InsurTech Debate:


TED Talk 1 –  Scoring & Assessing Innovation

TED Talk 2 – The Key to Innovation

TED Talk 3 – The Need to Speak with One Voice:

TED Talk 4 – 7 Technology Mistakes You Might Be Making:


Early Stage Competition:

Growth Stage Competition:


InsurTech NY Event Details

Note: Presentations and networking will be 100% virtual. The speakers, sessions, and session timing will all remain the same. Go to Enhanced Virtual Experience section to learn more

InsurTech NY is hosting its annual spring conference to bring together the insurance innovators and InsurTech leaders to NYC. The conference will feature speakers from insurance carriers and brokers making strides in innovation and InsurTech startups that have shook up the industry.

The conference will focus on topics related to transforming the buying experience. Speakers will discuss how demographics, automated underwriting, and the gig economy are changing the products being sold and how they are sold. In addition, Speakers will also discuss how core systems innovations, emerging technologies, and the regulatory environment are shaping internal change.

The conference will also host the largest InsurTech competition in the East Coast. Top startups from pool of 200+ applicants will pitch in front investors and insurance executives.

Agenda Overview

08:00 AM Breakfast & Networking

08:45 AM Welcome & Introductions

09:00 AM Panel: Selling Insurance to the Millennial Consumer

09:30 AM Panel: The Race to 10 Mins to Quote and Bind

10:00 AM Break and Networking

10:30 AM Panel: InsurTech Legal & Regulatory Environment

11:00 AM Seed Stage Pitch Competition

12:00 PM Lunch

01:00 PM Panel: New Business Models for the Gig Economy

01:30 PM Panel: Replacing Core Systems Mid-flight

02:00 PM TED Talk: Talk 1,2,3 – Topics TBD

02:25 PM Break and Networking

02:55 PM Panel: Emerging Technologies: AI, Analytics, & RPA

03:25 PM Growth Stage Demo Competition

04:25 PM TED Talk: Talk 4,5,6 – Topics TBD

04:50 PM Break and Networking

05:05 PM Panel: Negotiation terms – CVC & InsurTech Debate

05:35 PM InsurTech Pitch Competition Awards and Closing

06:00 PM Close

Featured Speakers

We are bringing together an expert line up of insurance carrier leaders, insurtech founders, and solution provider leaders. This page will be continuously updated with new speakers.

Travelers / Traverse – Lead Entrepreneur – Ryan Duques

Munich Re – VP of Market Strategy – Tony Laudato

Pivot Global – CEO – Cynthia Young

Everest Re – Vice President, Head of eIQ™ Innovation Team – Ryan Cole

Swiss Re – VP of Analytics – Christian Klose

CSE Insurance – Chief Legal and Innovation Officer – Angela Grant

NY DFS – Deputy Super Intendent – Matt Homer

IPTIQ by Swiss Re – SVP Marketing – Donna Jermer

SCOR – Head of investments – Adrian Jones

AM Best – Director – Maura McGuigan

Hippo – VP Marketing – Andrea Collins

OnRamp Risk – CEO & CoFounder – Audrey Rampinelli

Eversheds Sutherland – Partner – Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik

Hippo – Sr. Director Underwriting & Customer Support – Mike Gulla

Novarica – VP Research & Consulting – Eric Weisburg

ClarionDoor – CEO – Michael DeGusta

AIG – AVP National Accounts – Denise Campbell

e2value – CEO – Todd Rissel

Lemonade – Co-founder – Ty Sagalow

Willis Re – Global Head of InsurTech – Andrew Johnston

Nassau Re – CIO – Dan McCoach

Locke Lord – Partner – Ben Sykes

VPay – VP Growth – Elisa Logan

EY – Managing Director – Dawn Nash

Two Sigma IQ – SVP Engineering – Jeff Tyler

Blackboard Insurance – Head of Distribution – Kathleen Ziegler

TIAA – VP of Product – Todd Sagmoe

Enhanced Virtual Experience

Virtual networking app We have partnered with Grip, the ITC networking app. You can use the app during the conference to set up 15 minute 1-on-1 virtual meetings. You will be amazed at how effective it is.

State of the art conferencing software You will have audio, video, and presentation screens. You will also be able to interact with the speakers.

Full access to the content recording All of the sessions will be recorded and shared with the attendees for future review

Featured Judges

We have brought together the best InsurTech investors and the best carrier/broker innovation leaders and corporate investors to judge the winners of our 2-track InsurTech NY startup competition. The finalists will pitch at the conference in front of these judges.

Hudson Structured – Partner – Vikas Singhal

Bain Capital Ventures – Investor – Ashley Paston

Manchester Story – Senior Analyst – Alex Whitney

CT Innovation – Managing Director – Doug Roth

Sure Ventures – Investor – Gopi Rangan

NY Life Venture – Director of Investments – Tim Del Bello

Everest Re – Vice President, Head of eIQ™ Innovation Team – Ryan Cole

NFP Ventures – Vice President – Adam Blumencranz

Plug and Play – Associate – Eugenio Gonzalez

Anthemis – Investor – Alex Steiner

NY Angels – Investor – Bill Goddard

IA Capital Group – Associate – Anton Wesener

Guggenheim – VP – Justin Ostroff

GreenlightRe – Innovations – Isaac Espinoza

Guardian Life – Senior Director, Strategic Ventures – Adam Myers

Northwestern Mutual – Associate – MC Razaire

Transamerica Ventures – Investment Manager – Andrew Pitz

Rev1 Ventures – Director, Venture Acceleration – Andrew Daniels

MedStartr Ventures – Managing Partner – Alex Fair

TIAA – Chianoo Adrian – Sr. Product Director

Activate Partners – Managing Partner – Glen Bressner

Angel Investor – Sanjeev Kumar

Munich Re Ventures – Investor – Ben Bergsma

Oliver Wyman – Partner – Farooq Sheikh

Assuirty – Vice President of Ventures and Individual Sales – Jared Carlson

AXA Venture Partners – Investor – Anthony Hou

Session Details

8:45 am – Introduction

Introduction and Welcome

9:00 am – Selling Insurance to the Millennial Consumer

Discover how the largest generation wants to buy insurance. See what brokers and InsurTechs are doing to target millennials.

9:30 am – The Race to 10 Mins to Quote and Bind

Automated underwriting can be the single best differentiator to win new business. Find out how you can do it.

`10:30 am – InsurTech Legal & Regulatory Environment

Panel discussion between regulators and insurer counsel on the major challenges in the regulatory environment for insurers and InsurTech

11:00 am – Early Stage Pitch Competition

Watch the top selected seed stage startups pitch

1:00 pm – New Business Models for the Gig Economy

More than 1/3 of the workforce participates in the Gig Economy. Learn how to create products to gig worker’s needs.

1:30 pm – Replacing Core Systems Mid-flight

Most carrier core systems were built more than a decade ago. They are not adapted for IoT, APIs, or microservices. Learn how to balance the upgrade.

2:55 pm – Emerging Technologies: AI, Blockchain, & RPA

Leading innovators discuss how emerging technologies will be able great exponential growth and breakthrough long time industry challenges.

3:25 pm – Growth Stage Demo Competition

Watch demos by top selected growth stage startups

5:05 pm – Negotiation terms: CVC & InsurTech Debate

Finding fair terms is a difficult exercise in an inflated market. Discover how CVCs and InsurTechs are finding a balance

5:35 PM – InsurTech Pitch Competition Awards and Closing

Top 3 winners from each track (Early Stage, Growth Stage) will be announced

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for making this conference possible: Eversheds Sutherland, clariondoor, EY, Two Sigma IQ, Guidewire, Locke Lord, e2value, Rippling, AKUR8, vpay, Brex, ACORD, Assurity, UK Department of International Trade, and Spencer Fund

Competition Finalists

Finalists from the InsurTech competition will pitch at the conference. Please congratulate all of the awesome InsurTechs who made the finals!

Early Stage: JAUNTIN’​, Sigo, Micruity, Atidot, Agilius, WOOP!, Protosure, Adapt Ready, Saive and Kiwi Insure.

Growth Stage: Zelros, WeatherCheck, Planck, DeadHappy, Pharm3r, Matterport, INSHUR, Wenalyze, EasySend and QuickInsured

In-Kind Prize Providers

Thanks to all the providers who provide the prizes for the competition winners: Prince Communications, CH&Co, VIRTUALFORCE, MS Marketing Services, Locke Lord, STANTON, McCarter & English, LLP, RBM Consulting, Scorecard Bliss, ROI Consulting Incorporated, Microsoft, Fusion PR, Kiwi Tech, Startup Owl, Success Performance Systems, BCP Tec and Amazon

March 19, 2020

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Location :

Zoom Conference + GRIP Networking App

This event has ended.