Silicon Valley

The role of Silicon Valley as the global hub of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation has been called under question during the pandemic. Business building is expensive, and rival technology hubs continue to emerge around the world. Join us as we showcase why Silicon Valley will remain the world leader in both insurtech, and technology at large. Presented by Plug and Play, we will bring together some of the brightest minds in the industry for a thoughtful discussion on where things are, and where they are going. We will also be joined by five local startups working on the cutting edge of insurtech.

Schedule of Events

  • 10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
    Opening Remarks
  • 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
    Silicon Valley: thrive or die​
  • 10:40 AM - 10:50 AM
  • 10:50 AM - 11:15 AM
    Startup Spotlight
  • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Onward Networking


  • Tricia Floerchinger
    Tricia Floerchinger
    Director Partner Success
    Plug and Play
  • Eugenio Gonzalez
    Eugenio Gonzalez
    Director Ventures
    Plug and Play
  • Albert Chu
    Albert Chu
    SOMPO Digital Lab
  • Veer Gidwaney
    Veer Gidwaney
    Brella Insurance
  • Jillian Williams
    Jillian Williams
    Anthemis Group
  • Taylor Smith
    Taylor Smith
    CEO, Co-founder
  • Coy Byron
    Coy Byron
    Director of Sales
  • Ali Safavi
    Ali Safavi
    CEO, Co-founder
  • Philip Fung
    Philip Fung
  • Rajeev Gupta
    Rajeev Gupta
    CPO, Co-founder
    Cowbell Cyber
  • Trent Cooksley
    Trent Cooksley
    COO, Co-founder
    Cowbell Cyber