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Event Date Tue Feb 11 PST - Wed Feb 12 PST (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Feb 11 10:30am - Wed Feb 12 4:30pm
Location Palo Alto Event Center
4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
Region Americas

Before we dive into strategies for innovators, let’s level set on what digital ecosystems are. We’ll start with Gartner’s definition, “A digital ecosystem is an interdependent group of enterprises, people and/or things that share standardized digital platforms for a mutually beneficial purpose, such as commercial gain, innovation or common interest.” To capitalize on ecosystems insurance innovators must develop solutions and business models composed of multiple companies working collaboratively and competitively. It also means building or participating in digitally interoperable frameworks and providing solutions that can individually or in concert with others, create value for ecosystem customers.

The Customer-Centric Mandate. A powerful cross-industry trend is redefining the business and product landscape. That trend is providing personalized, contextual and blended services to customers rather than stand-alone products. We are seeing this trend across consumer and commercial markets. AirBnB, Uber and Food Delivery services are examples of this in the consumer space. Jet engines that are paid for by hours of uptime operation is an example from the commercial side. Insurance innovators are just starting to respond to this trend by including health and fitness monitoring and programs as part of life and health insurance and communicating with devices in the home to prevent loss. There is much more coming.

Why Attend?
• Incorporate Digital Ecosystems & Platforms into your strategies
• Understand digital ecosystems & platforms
• Learn how they redefine industries and their leaders
• Connect with innovators shaping the future digital landscape
• Gain insight into successful business & technical strategies
• Understand the business & product models that will succeed

Who Should Attend?
• Bus & Tech Execs, InsurTechs, Tech / Solution Vendors, Investors
• Product Strategy & Management
• Enterprise & Systems Transformation, Strategy, Operations
• Underwriting, Actuarial, Pricing
• Marketing, Distribution, Customer Exp, Acquisition & Retention
• Claims, Customer Service, Fraud, Risk
• Investors
• Innovation Heads


2020 Speakers

Michael Davies
Founder, Endeavour Partners

Denise Garth
SVP - Strategic Marketing, Industry Relations and Innovation, Majesco

Manish Shah
​President Chief Product Officer, Majesco

Dr. Evangelos Avramakis
Head Digital Ecosystems R&D, Swiss Re

Andy Kearns
State Product Director, American Family Insurance

Philippe Lafreniere
Chief Growth Officer, Slice

Lisa McGee
User Experience Designer, Cake & Arrow

Josh Levine
Founder / CEO, Cake & Arrow

Bryan Falchuk
Head of Growth, Hi Marley

Dustin Yoder
CEO, Sureify

Lili Kan
Engineering, "gig-economy" Insurance Engineering, UBER

Jason T. Andrew
CEO / Founder, Limelight Health

Shawn Hanson
Partner, Akin Gump

Roel Peeters
Founder & CEO, Roost

Krishna Kumar
CEO & Founder, AppOrchid Inc

John Fohr
CEO & Co-Founder, TrustLayer

Avi Tuschman
Chief Innovation Officer, Board Director, Pinpoint Predictive

Sahas Katta
CEO, Smartcar

Garrett Kurtt
Founder, One Click Code

Jessica Chin Foo
Director Strategic Partnerships, KiwiTech

Wendy Aarons-Corman
CEO, OWIT Global

Olga Dotter
Head of Corporate Innovation, CSAA Insurance Group

Anthony Grosso
VP Product Marketing & Industry Strategy, EIS Group

Sameer Nayar
Founder & CEO, Samuh, Inc

Ola Okeshola
CEO, Gerald Technologies, Inc

Adrian Albert
Founder & CEO,

Mary Beth Snodgrass
Managing Director, Healthiby

Trevor Gary
Founder & CEO, Micruity

Janet Ruiz
Director, Strategic Communication, Insurance Information Institute

Don Lemmex
AVP - Emerging Technologies and Platforms, Symetra

Mike Connor
Co-Founder / CEO, SVIA

Natalie Wood
Co-Founder / COO, SVIA

David Gritz
Director of Innovation Programs, SVIA

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors and Partners

• Majesco

• Cake & Arrow
• EIS Group, Ltd
• Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

• Insurance Information Institute

• AppOrchid Inc
• Limelight Health
• Slice Insurance
• Sureify
• Micruity

• KiwiTech