InsurTech Spring 2021 Conference

InsurTech Spring 2021 Conference

Looking for 2022 InsurTech Spring Conference

InsurTech NY is hosting its 3rd Annual Conference on March 7, 2022, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

For more information and to register: 2022 InsurTech Conference


InsurTech NY and InsurTech Hartford are hosting a joint Spring Conference to bring together the insurance innovators and InsurTech leaders across the globe. The conference will feature speakers from insurance carriers and brokers making strides in innovation InsurTech startups that have impacted the industry. The conference will focus on the following major themes:

  • Catering to the Customer of 2025
  • User Experience and The Mobile Experience
  • Insurance Role in Climate Change
  • Digital Transformation & Cloud
  • Talent: Diversity & Inclusion

Speakers will look ahead five years beyond the pandemic to understand how macroeconomic and psychographic forces are shaping the way consumers buy from and interact with insurance brands. Industry leaders and innovators will lead the discussion around the future of insurance

The conference will also host the largest global InsurTech competition. Top startups from a pool of 100+ applicants will pitch in front of investors and insurance executives. Attendees will also hear from emerging startups and have the opportunity to connect with budding entrepreneurs and new tech solutions.

Agenda Overview

Day 1: Catering to the Customer of 2025 and Global Insurtech Competition

Presented by: InsurTech NY

08:50 AM Welcome & Introductions

09:00 AM Panel: Distribution channel to sell to the consumer of 2025

09:30 AM Panel: Design a User Experience that Drives Renewals

10:05 AM Virtual Networking

10:35 AM Automated Life Underwriting Solution for Everyone

11:05 AM Building a Perennial Core System

11:40 AM Virtual Networking & Lunch

12:40 PM Startup Pitch Global InsurTech Competition

01:40 PM Keynote 1: Building a Digital-first Insurance Experience

01:55 PM Keynote 2: Becoming an Unicorn InsurTech

02:10 PM Panel: Opportunities and Challenges of Distributing via InsurTech

02:40 PM Virtual Networking

03:10 PM Panel: Investing for the InsurTech Unicorn Crop of 20250

03:40 PM TED Talk: On-demand Insurance in 5 Years

03:47 PM TED Talk: Talent: Diversity & Inclusion

03:54 PM TED Talk: Next Generation Underwriting

04:05 PM Virtual Networking

04:35 PM Panel: Regulatory Trends for AI and Algorithm Bias

05:05 PM Share tomorrow’s agenda & Open Networking

05:30 PM End

Day 2: Digital Distribution and the Forces Transforming the Industry

Presented by: InsurTech Hartford

08:45 AM Welcome & Introductions

09:00 AM Panel: Emerging Trends in Digital Distribution

09:30 AM TED Talk: Digital Transformation In The Life & Disability Claims Handling Process

09:37 AM Panel: InsurTech’s Role In Responding to Climate Change

10:00 AM Virtual Networking

10:30 AM Skit: He Said, She Said – The Pandemic Version!

11:00 AM Startup Pitch Sessions

12:00 PM Virtual Networking | Lunch

01:00 PM Keynote 1: Growing a Partner Ecosystem

01:15 PM Keynote 2: Diversity and Inclusion – It’s More Than Statistics

01:30 PM TED Talk: Timing is everything: getting to market (quickly)

01:37 PM Panel: It’s 2021 – Time To Deliver A Holistic Customer Experience

02:00 PM Panel: The Value Levers of IoT

02:30 PM Virtual Networking

03:00 PM Panel: Using AI To Improve Underwriting

03:30 PM Panel: The Regulatory Perspective on InsurTech

04:00 PM Panel: Cloud Transformation in Insurance

04:30 PM Special: InsurTech Feud – The First InsurTech Game Show

04:50 PM Awards and Recognitions

05:00 PM Closing Remarks

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.

Vymo – CEO – Yamini Bhat

e2Value – CEO – Todd Rissel

Marsh – Senior VP, Client Executive – Dennis Campbell

Insurance Evolution Partners – Managing Partner – Bryan Falchuk

ClarionDoor – CEO – Michael DeGusta

Iosis Consulting – Manaing Partner – David Bradford

Anthemis – Managing Director – Matt Jones

InsurTech NY – Managing Director – David Gritz

NAIC – Chairperson of Innovation and Tech Taskforce – Jonathan Godfread

Pivot Global – CEO – Cynthia Hardy

Locke Lord – Partner – Ben Sykes

Microsoft – Director, Insurance Industry Solutions – Jonathan Silverman

Clover Health – CEO – Vivek Garipalli

Breathe Life – CEO – Ian Jeffrey

Amica – AVP Digital Experience & Innovation – Jill Rasmussen

Chubb – SVP – Sashi Aiyathurai

Rikor – Founder – Wade Millward

CT Insurance Department – Deputy Commissioner – Josh Hershman

Swiss Re – SVP Underwriting Propositions – Nichole Myers

OWIT Global – CMO – Candace Baldridge

Innoveo – Vice President & Head Global Sales – Manisha Bhargava

InsurTech Hartford – Founder – Stacey Brown

Generali – Head of Prevention Assistance UI/UX/Data Analytics – Robert Pechholz

InsurTech NY – Principal – Roi Hansraj

Root Insurance – VP of Business Development – Shereen Agrawal

eBaotech – General Manager – Martin Crew

Transverse – Chairman & CEO – Erik Matson

DealerPolicy – Chief Insurance Officer & Co-Founder – Jeffrey Mongeon

Swiss Re – BD Manager, Strategic Partnerships – Sebastien Bert

Avanta Ventures – Associate – Chris Campana

Slice – Chief Growth Officer – Phil Lafreniere

Appian – Insurance Industry Leader – Jake Sloan

Conning Research – Director, Head of Life-Annuity – Terence Martin

Britecore – VP of Marketing – Jeff Haner

InsurTech Advisors – Managing Partner – Kaenan Hertz

Slice Labs – Chief Growth Officer – Phil Lafreniere

Eversheds Sutherland – Partner – John Pruitt

Duck Creek – Innovation InsurTech – Alicia Kern

Insurtech Hartford – Mark Roth

Guy Carpenter – SVP Innovation Leader – George Woods

AAA – Managing Partner, Strategy & Innovation – Brian Gaab

Launc[H] – Healthcare Innovations Lead – Bob Hilborn

SHzoom – Founder – Ingrid Cook

reThought Insurance – CUO – Nick Lamparelli

AXA XL – Innovation Leader – Doug Alexander

Instanda – Head of North America – Greg Murphy

Cigna – Director of Client-centric Technology – Danny Mendoza

Guidewire – Solution Consultant – Scott Hammesfahr

Appian – Industry Leader Insurance – Jake Sloan

OWIT Global – CMO – Candace Baldridge

Travelers – VP, Strategy & Innovation – Flinn Mueller

Beazley – Business Analyst – Devin Sullivan

Natasha Alexeeva – CEO – Friendly

Luke Kaplan – President, Life Insurance & Brokerage – Gallagher

Ira Ziff – President – The Insurance Recruiter

Anuraag Sunder – Managing Director – The Insurance Recruiter

George Alayon – Asst. Director – Bermuda Monetary Authority

Audrey Samers – SVP, Deputy Counsel – Chubb

Susan Johnson – Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer – The Hartford

Margaret Spence – Founder & CEO – The Inclusion Learning Lab

Ryan Keating – Broker – Keating Agency

Anthony DeSalva – Broker – Georgetown Financial Group

Joel Yarde – Technology Marketing Lead – EIS

Arlind Mucaj – Manager – HSB

Frank Sentner – Advisor / Investor – Sentwood Consulting

Bobbie Shrivastav – Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer – Benekiva

Art Harrison – Chief Growth Officer – FormHero

Blake Hill – VP Life Insurance – dacadoo

Anurag Shah – CEO – Aureus Analytics

Matt Grossberg – CEO – Integrated Specialty Coverages

Tokio Marine North America Services – CVP & CTO – Steven Hanney

Aureus Analytics – Customer Success Manager – Leland Holcomb

Erie Insurance – UX Analyst – Rhonda Longo

FastTrack – SVP of Product Strategy Solutions – Carl Capato

Rainmaking – Program Director – Dawn Leblanc

Alchemy Crew – Managing Partner – Sabine VanderLinden

Spyglaz – Founder – Neeraja Rasmussen

Intellagents – President – Mark Stender

InsureLife – Co-Founder – John Cammarata

InsurTech LA – Founder – Gilad Shai

Lincoln Financial Group – AVP, Product & Market Research – Ewelina Mroczek

InnSure – Executive Director – Charlie Sidoti

Hartford Steam Boiler – VP, IoT Marketing and Product Management – Gordon Hui

Novarica – Executive Vice President, Research and Consulting – Jeff Goldberg

GalaxE – COO – Sandipan Gangopadhyay

Loop Insurance – Co-CEO – Carey Anne Nadeau

NAIC – Data Coordination and Statistical Analysis Director – Denise Matthews

Bifrost LLC – Founder – Henry French

AXA XL – Data Privacy Officer – Brendan McKiernan

AXA XL – Head of Platform Capabilities and Automation – Jay Stillman

RLI Corp – Chief Information Officer – Bryan Fowler

Risk Strategies – Senior Vice President -Practice Leader – John Delao

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the event: e2Value, EY, ClarionDoor, Locke Lord, Britecore, Guidewire, EIS, Vymo, Breathe Life, Microsoft, Launch Hartford, Appian, Duck Creek, Innoveo, Instanda, ushur, Ivans, Slice Labs, eBaotech, Avanta Ventures, Eversheds-Sutherland, Friendly, FastTrack, Bermuda Business Development Agency, Thompson & Prince, The Insurance Recruiter, Fenris Digital, Gradient AI, Novarica, Dacadoo, FormHero, Rippling

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InsurTech Early Stage Competition

InsurTech NY will be hosting its Global InsurTech competition during the conference. The top ten startups from the competition will present at the conference. Below is a list of top 10 InsurTechs who presented in the 2020 Global Competition. More info on competition here:

Below are the finalists of the competition presenting in the conference.

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Enhanced Virtual Experience

1-on-1 networking app You will be able to schedule 1-on-1 meetings with other attendees through the GRIP networking web app

Virtual expo open networking You can visit the virtual expo and meet other attendees through an open networking area through the REMO web app

State of the art conferencing software You will have audio, video, and presentation screens through REMO web app

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

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About InsurTech NY

InsurTechNY’s mission is to bring together carriers, brokers, startups, and investors to help accelerate digital transformation of the Insurance Industry in greater New York region. We do this by facilitating new relationships and sharing insights from influencers within the industry through hosting 6 educational and networking events a year (est. every 2 months). Please visit our website, for more details.

About InsurTech Hartford

InsurTech Hartford is founded and run by local insurance professionals. The continuously develops and matures a robust InsurTech ecosystem by bringing people together, educating, and promoting startup growth in the region. InsurTech Hartford is known for its unique content and engagement through high-impact events leveraging a deep insurance network. Please visit our website, for more details.

March 10, 2021

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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