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Event Date Tue Mar 16 EDT - Thu Mar 25 EDT (7 months ago)
Location Online
Region Americas

This is your chance to connect with innovative trailblazers, be inspired by disruptors and gain insights from those changing insurance as we know it.

Across 6 episodes, industry leaders from America’s leading carriers will come together to debate new ideas, unpack the latest trends, set agendas and build collaborative partnerships.

Join us this March and be part of the community shaping the future of insurance.


2021 Speakers


Chetan Kandhari
SVP – Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, Nationwide

Stefan Holzberger
Chief Ratings Officer, AM Best

Dan Moore
Chief Operating Officer, QBE

Debbie Brackeen
EVP, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, CSAA

Matt Kirk
Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Distribution Officer, The Hartford

Amir Farid
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Business Transformation Officer – Small Business, Westfield Insurance

Tom Lyons
Chief Operating Officer, Direct Response Channel, Plymouth Rock Assurance

Peggy Klingel
Director, Start-up Engagement Strategy, Allstate

Justin Gress
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Vantage Group Holdings

Sudheendra Galgali
AVP, Innovation & Digital, American Modern

Patrick Nails
EVP and Chief Claims Officer, Arch Insurance

Ashish Savani
VP, Business Transformation and Strategic Initiatives, Zurich North America

Josh Thompson
VP – Auto & Property Claims, State Auto

Deborah Cornwell
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Assurant

Scott Campbell
Senior Vice President & Chief Client Officer, American National

Thomas Sowinski
AVP Business Applications, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

Jaap De Vries
Vice President, Innovation, Science & Technology, FM Global

Tony Fenton
Vice President, Commercial Lines Digitalization & Optimization, Nationwide

Jenny Sankovsky
Auto Product Strategy & Innovation Director, American Family Insurance

Marissa Buckley
Vice President of Marketing & Brand Experience, Security First

Wendi Bukowitz
Director of Strategic Innovation, Cincinnati Financial Corporation

Brett Starr
Vice President, Data & Machine Learning Engineering, Intelligent Automation & Business Intelligence, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

David Edgerton
VP of Personal Lines Technology, Erie Insurance

Beti Cung
Head of Innovation Labs, CSAA

Domenic Millen
Regional Director, Planning, Analytics, Innovation & QA Operations, Allianz

Bastiaan de Goei
Head of AXA Next US, AXA

Jim Streicher
Vice President for Operations, Cincinnati Financial Corporation

Mladen Golubovic
Head of Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Data Strategy and Transformation, QBE

Tobin Jansenberger
Manager, Data Science & Analytics Lab, American Family Insurance

Matt Gibson
Head of Strategic Distribution Initiatives, John Hancock

Robert Smithson
Founder and CEO, Just Auto Insurance

Rick McCathron
Chief Insurance Officer, Hippo

Raution Jaiswal
Co-founder, InsuredMine

Greg Elsass
Claims Strategy, Innovation & Operations, Grange Insurance

Srinivasan Sankar
Enterprise Data Leader, Hanover Insurance

Brandon Gell
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Clyde

Jim Albert
Chairman and Founder, Neptune Flood Insurance

Darcy Shapiro
Head of Insurance, Cover Genius

Evgeny Aleksandrov
Founder, Kiwi Insure

John Wallace
Chief Insurance Officer, Vouch Insurance

Stephen Brittain
Co-founder, Insurtech Gateway

Ryan Mathisen
Co-founder, GloveBox

Jake Tamarkin
Chief Executive Officer, Everyday Life

Tom Powell
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, BondAval

Reid Holzworth
Chief Executive Officer, IVANS

Michael DeGusta
Chief Executive Officer, ClarionDoor

Ryan Smith
Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Guidewire Software

Nabil Aiboud
Chief Executive Officer, InsuranceMenu

Sankar Virdhagriswaran
Partner, Financial Services, IBM

Yoann Michaux
Senior Partner, Global Business Services, IBM

David Ferber
SVP, Data & Analytics Analytical Platforms Delivery Leader, Equifax

Chris Longano
Director, Sales Engineering, Carpe Data

David Kuhn
Insurance Solutions Director, Mendix

Laila Beane
Chief Customer Officer and Head of Consulting, Intellect Design

Samir Gulati
Chief Marketing & Product Officer, ServicePower

Gina Minick
Director of Product, Arity

Christie Downs
CEO & CO-Founder, handdii

Colleen Wells
Vice President of Digital Strategy, Sapiens

Christopher Frankland
Founder, Insurtech360

Bob Frady
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HazardHub

Jim Freeze
Chief Marketing Officer, Interactions

Mark Breading
Partner, Strategy Meets Action

Jason Gross
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Innovation Brokers


Justin Gress
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Vantage Group Holdings

Telisa Yancy
Chief Marketing Officer, American Family

Nicole Gunderson
Managing Director, Global Insurance Accelerator

Debbie Brackeen
EVP, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, CSAA

Jim Streicher
Vice President for Operations, Cincinnati Financial Corporation

Brian Leppard
Digital Director, Farmers Insurance

Dawn LeBlanc
Managing Director, Hartford Insurtech Hub @ Startupbootcamp

Christopher Lowell
Vice President and Head of Innovation, The Hartford

Dave Brune
North American CEO, Munich Re Digital Partners

Christopher Frankland
Founder, Insurtech360

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners


• ClarionDoor
• Equifax
• Interactions
• Mendix
• Smart Communications

• Arity
• Carpe Data
• Guidewire
• intellect seec
• unqork | Insurance Innovators
• VPay

• handdii

• Digital Scouting
• Fintech Finance
• Fintech Weekly
• Financial IT
• Global Risk Community
• Plug and Play Insurtech