Your Attendee Guide to the 2020 Virtual InsureTech Connect Event
10 months into the longest year on record, and you’ve probably learned a thing or two about Zoom calls. Mute yourself so your colleagues can’t hear the tantrum your sequestered child is throwing. Unmute yourself so your two minutes of pithy analysis don’t accidentally go straight to your cat.
But as much as you may have developed a healthy aversion to that 20-person meeting where either no one or everyone is speaking, there is no denying that virtual events come with a few built-in advantages – convenience, effortless mobility, emoticons, and the opportunity to interface with brilliant minds and ideas around the world at the click of a button.
As you gear up for a virtual InsureTech Connect 2020 (ITC 2020), it’s tempting to rue the lack of conference buzz (the conversations and the champagne), the casual encounters with colleagues across the industry, and the ability to explore without a set agenda.
But ITC 2020 has been hard at work to recreate and reinvent some of the best aspects of a real-world conference, while eliminating many of the headaches and inefficiencies along the way.
A few proactive steps could make this your most rewarding, frictionless conference yet, virtual or not.
- Make more meaningful connections with insurance executives and technologists around the world, unbounded by geography and attendance constraints.
- Cut through the clunkiness of booking in-person meetings by going online. And whether you’re a large enterprise customer or a spunky technology startup, the virtual conference is a great equalizer.
- Pack in the AMA (Ask Me Anything) roundtables, workshops, and seminars that are relevant to your line of business. Instead of sprinting across a packed conference floor, pre-select the juicy-sounding sessions.
As a bronze-level sponsor (come say hi to us at Booth 435 at the Expo show!), Ushur believes that ITC 2020 may prove to be the best one yet!
Here are Ushur’s top 5 recommendations for proactively maximizing your ITC 2020 attendee experience.
With that, we’ve done some of the session-scouring work for you! While you’ll have no trouble zeroing in on big-name presentations from the Salesforces and AWSs, here are a smattering of enticing, boutique panels and talks on the Ushur radar:
The Customer Is Always Right: Especially Post Covid
Global events have changed customer expectations for a complete digital life insurance buying process. The evolution from the traditional agent network to digital, previously projected to be gradual, has jumped forward several years within the last few months. In order to compete in this new world, companies will need to create effective digital journeys, use more data instead of medical exams, and develop predictive models in order to better understand customer needs and provide the best solution. The train has left the station and there’s no going back!
Co-Founder, President, COO
Life Insurance Executive Insights: Major Factors Determining PAS Modernization Success Or Failure
Experts from Equisoft, Oracle, and Novarica join forces to reveal how industry leaders are successfully approaching modernization. Learn where insurers are in their modernization journey, and transformation strategies that will inspire your own path forward.
Senior Director, Insurance Products
EVP, Research & Consulting
The Future Of Insurance Is Culture?
What really defines the future of insurance is not technology…it’s culture. The values, employee engagement, and belief in a path forward that includes leadership being open to change are what separates the future winners from those left behind. Learn the first-hand lessons three carriers have lived to transform their 100-plus-year-old organizations from the CEOs who helped them get there.
CEO & President
California State Compensation Insurance FundMark Russell
CEO & President
Ohio Mutual Insurance Group
CEO & President
Holdings IncBryan Falchuk
Founder & Managing Partner
Insurance Evolution Partners
Business Interruption: A Key Driver Of Growth For The Cyber Insurance Market?
Business Interruption is a significant loss driver across P&C, with catastrophic potential for cyber BI. To remain relevant, the insurance industry needs to consider extreme events across lines of business and focus on developing meaningful cover for cyber disruption attacks. Cyber BI is not a ‘future issue.’ It’s critical for insurers to address right now, so let’s talk about it!
Hudson Structured Capital Management
EVP, Financial Lines
With all the advancements in insurtech, what will the ecosystem look like in 2040? How will it be distributed? How will smart homes and autonomous cars impact insurance? How will the role of the carrier, wholesaler, and retailer change? All this and more as we explore the insurance landscape of 2040.
CEO & CDO
Ryan Specialty GroupJennie Weiland
Managing Director, Small Business
The ABD TeamBob Jenkins
VP, Enterprise Agent Experience Head, Distribution Platform Strategy Lead
The Grand Finale – ITC Global Live Virtual Magic Show
There’s really nothing to say about this one. Who doesn’t enjoy a little magic with their hard-earned, end-of-conference Margarita?
And remember that half the fun (and business) of a conference is conducted in the downtime. Be sure to check out ITC’s other live music and entertainment events throughout!