The Digital Distributor

The Digital Distributor

InsurTech & Digital Distributors


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Agents still represent over 53% of P&C insurance premiums and at least 87% of life insurance premiums (III). As the mature InsurTechs continue to gain market share, it is clear that they cannot ignore the agent channel. In fact, InsurTechs like Hippo and Bestow have dedicated agent programs.

In a world where InsurTechs work with agents and traditional carriers now have Direct-to-Consumer options growing in popularity, the concept of being a digital distributor is no longer about online portals. Insurers need to focus on agent productivity and truly differentiated products that embed insurance into the buying experience.

Join us as we discuss the future of digital distribution.

InsurTech & Digital Distributors: Agenda Overview

4:30 PM Doors Open & Networking

5:30 PM Welcome & Introductions

5:35 PM Panel: Tactics to Turbocharge Sales Productivity

6:05 PM TED-Style Talk 1: Journey Beyond Disruption to Empowerment

6:15 PM Break

6:30 PM TED-Style Talk 2: People Need To Be The Focus of Digitalization

6:40 PM Panel: Digital MGAs and Embedded Insurance

7:10 PM Networking

8:00 PM End

Featured Speakers

We are bringing together an expert lineup of insurance carrier leaders, InsurTech founders, and solution provider leaders. This section will be continuously updated with new speakers.

Panel: Tactics to Turbocharge Sales Productivity

TED-Style Talk 1: Journey Beyond Disruption to Empowerment

TED-Style Talk 3: People Need To Be The Focus of Digitalization

Panel: Digital MGAs and Embedded Insurance

Denise Campbell – SVP, Client Executive – Marsh

Tom Ulrich – GM – Americas – Vymo

Nick Rockwell – Head of Business Development – Ascend

Jeff Chesky – Founder & CEO – Insuritas

Kyle Healy – SVP Sales Enablement – NFP

Lisa Butcher – Head of Digital Engagement for NA Insurance – EPAM Continuum

David Palastro – Customer Transformations Advisor – Celonis

Jeremy Deitch – General Counsel and Head of Compliance – Boost

Marc Hajjar – Director, Hodinkee Insurance – Hodinkee

Ryan Duques – Head of Growth Offerings – PI Innovation – Travelers

Benjamin Sykes – Partner – Locke Lord

James Riviezzo – EVP – Growth & Partnerships – Briza

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible:

AscendAvanta Ventures, Boost, CelonisEPAM Systems,  Locke Lord, and Vymo.

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Who Should Attend

  • Distribution: CRO, Managing Directors, and VPs
  • 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
  • InsurTech Founders and Executives
  • Innovation Leaders: VPs, Directors, and Managers of Innovation
  • Corporate Ventures: Managing Directors, Principals, and Associates in Corporate Ventures Capital
  • VCs and Angel Investors

About InsurTechNY

InsurTechNY’s mission is to bring together carriers, brokers, startups, and investors to help accelerate the digital transformation of the Insurance industry in the 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.

A Previous InsurTech NY Event

Below is an example of one of our bi-monthly events (Dec 5). Influencers from Carriers/Brokers such as NY Life, Prudential, and Everest Re and InsurTech startups such as Hyper Science and Livegenic and investors from IA Capital and Overlook Rock attended the event from the greater NY region and beyond.


Video: Full event on Youtube


PhotosFlickr Event Album

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August 25, 2022

4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location :

Rise New York, 43 W 23rd St, 2nd Floor, New York, New York, 10010

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