“(ITC 2016) upset the widely-held notion that insurance is not sexy and the industry can’t attract young people... they are entering it via technology and... (they) think what they are doing is cool.”
Wall Street Journal
"If you're going to attend one insuretech event this year - make sure this is it!"
CEO @ Lemonade
"The unexpectedly large turnout at last week’s insurance technology conference in Las Vegas speaks to the changes in the fintech landscape.”
Andrew G. Simpson
More than 200 innovators across the international insurance ecosystem will take the stage over two days at ITC 2017.
CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER @ PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL
Naveen Agarwal is responsible for driving Prudential’s customer experience and engagement strategies to deliver economic returns and expanded capabilities to the company. Prior to Prudential, Naveen was CEO of Pricelock, a startup helping energy professionals to hedge and transact physical energy contracts, and President of E*TRADE Capital Management where he managed E*TRADE’s retirement, mutual fund, wealth management, lending, and corporate stock plan business. Naveen holds an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, CA and Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from IT-BHU, Varanasi, India.
HEAD OF NEW STRATEGIC MARKETS @ MUNICH RE
Jill Beggs is Head of New Strategic Markets at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re) managing the Innovation Practice, Corporate Communications and Cross-Platform Teams. Jill was previously Head of Specialty Lines Underwriting in the Reinsurance Division (RD) of Munich Re and an Innovation Point Person, responsible for understanding the Group’s innovation efforts. A graduate of Gettysburg College, Jill’s a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and earned the Associate in Reinsurance designation.
GROUP CHIEF TRANSFORMATION OFFICER @ AXA
Benoît Claveranne is Group Chief Transformation Officer and a member of the AXA Management Committee. He notably oversees technology, data, distribution, operations and efficiency. He joined AXA in 2009 where he grew business and built franchises in France, in Europe and in Asia. Before joining AXA, Benoît Claveranne sat on the boards of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank during the Global Financial crisis, after having held several positions in the French Treasury.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER @ CSAA INSURANCE GROUP
Paula Downey is president and chief executive officer of CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer. She joined CSAA Insurance Group and its AAA club affiliate, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah, as the chief financial officer in 2000. Ms. Downey was promoted to chief operations officer in 2003, president in 2005 and president and CEO in 2010. Previously, Ms. Downey had a career with the Auto Club Group in Dearborn, Michigan
SVP, CHIEF CULTURE OFFICER @ CHUBB
Ivy was appointed to Senior Vice President and Chief Culture Officer following ACE Limited’s acquisition of Chubb; a transaction that created a global leader in property and casualty insurance. Ivy is responsible for ensuring the clarity and consistency of Chubb’s culture of craftsmanship, characterized by its commitment to superior underwriting, execution and service. Chubb also strives to be a diverse and inclusive meritocracy positioned to continually attract and retain the best talent.
FUND MANAGER - INSURANCE @ POLAR CAPITAL
Fund Manager of the Polar Capital Global Insurance Strategy which for 18 years has invested exclusively in the global (re)insurance industry. The Strategy has over £800m (as at 28 February 2017) focusing on the non-life insurance industry. Nick has a global network of contacts with a particular emphasis in London, the US and Bermuda. Nick is active in the InsurTech community including mentoring on two accelerator programmes. He has been recognised as a Top 50 Global InsurTech influencer by Insurtechnews.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER @ XL CATLIN
Mike McGavick serves as CEO of XL Group ltd, which provides insurance and reinsurance risk solutions globally under the XL Catlin brand. Previously, Mike was chairman, president and CEO of Safeco Corporation. Prior to joining Safeco, Mike spent six years with CNA Financial Corporation, where he held various senior positions, including president and CEO of the company’s largest commercial insurance unit.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER @ COVERHOUND
Keith Moore is CEO of San Francisco-based CoverHound, a recognized insurance technology leader in both Personal and Commercial P&C Insurance. In 2016, Keith founded CyberPolicy, which leverages CoverHound’s leading distribution platform to bring industry-first Cybersecurity + Cyber Insurance options to the US online. In the past three years, Keith has raised over $77 million in capital. In 2017, Keith was a Northern California finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER @ WELLTHIE
Sally has been a leader and innovator in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She founded Wellthie in 2013 out of a deep passion for making health insurance more simple and approachable for consumers. She had a successful career leading product development at Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies. Under Sally’s leadership, Wellthie has been named one of 30 Tech Startups with the Potential to Change the World.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER @ METROMILE
Dan leads Metromile's vision to connect the world’s cars and revolutionize the services that support car ownership. Most recently, he was the co-founder and CTO of AisleBuyer, a mobile retail innovator that was acquired by Intuit in April 2012. Additionally, he has published several research papers in machine learning with applications such as astrophysics, remote sensing, and computer vision. Dan has a Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Brandeis University.
EVP AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF COMMERCIAL @ AIG
Robert S. Schimek oversees AIG’s commercial insurance businesses worldwide. Previously, he served as CEO of the Americas, CEO of EMEA and CFO for global property casualty. Before joining AIG, Mr. Schimek was a partner at Deloitte & Touche L.L.P. Mr. Schimek is a C.P.A. He earned his M.B.A. from Wharton School of Business and his undergraduate degree from Rider University. Mr. Schimek is a member of the Board of Directors of BritishAmerican Business, the Board of Directors of the American Insurance Association and Chairman of the Rider University Board of Trustees.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER @ TRANSAMERICA VENTURES
Georg Schwegler manages AEGON’s corporate venture activities as CEO of Transamerica Ventures Fund http://www.transamericaventures.com/), a role he began in January 2014. His experience in the corporate venture industry stems from T-Venture, where he joined in October 2000 and served as CEO from 2005 until 2013. He also served as adviser for the German government. Georg holds a PhD from the University of Cologne/Germany in Business Administration.
CEO @ RING
In 2000 Jamie founded Your First Step, the company developed global wholesale Voice over IP networks in developing countries including, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa, the company later merged with Nobel Ltd. Becoming the world’s largest online phone card seller. In 2005 Jamie was inspired by the archaic nature of voicemail to found the world’s first voicemail-to- text company, PhoneTag. In September of 2009 PhoneTag was acquired by Ditech Networks for $17 million. Jamie currently is the CEO and Chief Inventor of Ring, the doorbell for the smartphone which has raised $100 million from Kleiner Perkins, Sir Richard Branson and other distinguished investors. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship from Babson College.
GLOBAL HEAD OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION @ GENERALI
Moshe is Global Head of Digital Transformation at Generali, one of the world’s largest insurance companies. Prior to this, Moshe was Deputy CEO and CMO of Migdal Insurance, Israel’s largest insurance company. Moshe was a lecturer at Tel Aviv university’s MBA program on human center innovation in financial services and a board member in Anthemis group. Moshe started his career at Intel Israel. He has deep experience with international innovation and is passionate about reinventing financial services.
PRESIDENT & CEO @ M FINANCIAL GROUP
Wes Thompson became President and CEO of M Financial Group on September 1, 2017. He oversees all strategic and operational aspects of M, including development of resources and services designed to enhance Member Firm success. Prior to M Financial, Wes was CEO of Emerge, which he founded in January 2015, with the goal of making protection from emergencies accessible to everyone.
GLOBAL HEAD OF INSURANCE @ SALESFORCE
Jeff is the Global Head of Insurance at Salesforce, partnering with top financial services companies and innovative solution providers to re-think digital experiences for employees and customers. He was an Innovator Award Winner at IBM and played executive roles in IBM's growth initiatives, including Smarter Cities, Smarter Healthcare, and the Retail Emerging Business Opportunity Group. He also founded InsurTech Garage, an innovation center showcasing technologies developed by leading insurers, startups, and VCs.
MANAGING PARTNER @ CORE INNOVATION CAPITAL
Kathleen Utecht is a managing partner of Core Innovation Capital, a leading venture capital firm investing in financial services startups empowering everyday Americans. Portfolio companies include CoverHound, Oportun, Mirador, and Mosaic. Kat's previous work includes a mix of financial services (GE Capital, Raymond James Financial Service Group), operating (co-founder/CEO of Green Rock Entertainment) and investing (Comcast Ventures) experience. Kat’s insights are cited regularly by numerous publications including Forbes, Inc, and the Wall Street Journal.
MANAGING DIRECTOR @ STARTUPBOOTCAMP INSURTECH LONDON
Sabine is the CEO of Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the leading independent European accelerator for insurance technology startups. Sabine cultivates the expertise of renown insurers, investors and mentors to bring cohorts of startups to market within a three-month period. She brings extensive operational and growth expertise gleaned from her corporate innovation and acceleration activities working with 100s of financial institutions. Sabine is a co-editor of the first crowdsourced InsurTECH Book, planned for publication by Wiley early 2018.
CEO @ HIXME
Denny Weinberg is CEO of Hixme, a disruptive company at the intersection of Digital Health & FinTech. As CEO of Hixme, and former executive of WellPoint (now Anthem), Denny has created a disruptive technology leader in the new era of worker-owned health benefits. Previously Denny held a variety of business consulting positions with Touché-Ross and Company (currently Deloitte & Touché) in Chicago focusing on Financial and Operational turnarounds in Healthcare, Manufacturing & Insurance.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER @ AMERICAN FAMILY
Telisa Yancy is recognized in the business community as a revolutionary thinker and a transformational leader with a keen focus on customer-driven business models that leverage technology and design to gain efficiency and deliver delight to customers. Ms. Yancy is a member of the American Family Insurance senior leadership team, where she serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Fortune 300 company, leading all marketing, customer experience, consumer insights, communications and digital functions. Ms. Yancy is listed as a 2017 AdAge Women to Watch and a 2016 Ebony Magazine Power 100 Honoree. Ms. Yancy is a native of Chicago, IL and holds a BS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.