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Early Confirmed Speakers in 2017


Marc Lipman

Marc Lipman

Chief Operating Officer, AIG

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Anu Dixit

Anu Dixit

Chief Data Analytics Officer, National Life

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Cindy Forbes

Cindy Forbes

Chief Analytics Officer, Manulife

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Dan Newman

Dan Newman Newly Confirmed

Author, Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy

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Daniel Newman is the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. From Big Data to IoT to Cloud Computing, Newman makes the connections between business, people and tech that are required for companies to benefit most from their technology projects, which leads to his ideas regularly being cited in CIO.Com, CIO Review and hundreds of other sites across the world. A 5x Best Selling Author including his most recent “Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy,” Daniel is also a Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post Contributor. MBA and Graduate Adjunct Professor, Daniel Newman is a Chicago Native and his speaking takes him around the world each year as he shares his vision of the role technology will play in our future.

Arlene Kern

Arlene Kern Newly Confirmed

SVP, Strategic Innovation Leader, Munich Re

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Laurie Kimmel

Laurie Kimmel

Head of Data Management & Infrastructure Services, IAT Insurance

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David Castellani

David Castellani

SVP, Business Information Officer, New York Life

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Mike Ackerman

Mike Ackerman Newly Confirmed

Director of Claims Analytics, State Farm

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Veena Gregoire

Veena Gregoire Newly Confirmed

Head of Claims Analytics & Statistics, North America, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

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Veena leads the Claims Data Management and Analytics team for AGCS North America. She has over 20 years of US and global experience in the information management and analytics space in the insurance vertical. Veena holds an MBA in Finance & Systems and a Master of Science in Risk and Insurance.

Veena joined the Allianz Group in 2007. She led the Financial Planning & Analysis function for a few years, Directed Small Business Product Underwriting for a couple of years and has spent over 5 years Leading Claims Information Management and Analytics.

Prior to joining the Allianz Group, Veena worked with New York Life in their International division, with Ernst & Young and A. F. Ferguson & Co in their respective management consulting divisions. Her focus and passion has always been the insurance space.

Veena is also published in the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance (July 2004. Vol 29. Issue 3.582-595).

Damon Levine

Damon Levine

former VP, Enterprise Risk Management, Assurant

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Andrew Pelcin

Andrew Pelcin

VP, Claims Data Analytics Implementation, Chubb

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Mark Friederich

Mark Friederich Newly Confirmed

Actuary, Data Solutions, RGAX

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John Johnson

John Johnson

Senior Medical Director, Wellcare

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Tom Benton

Tom Benton

VP of Research and Consulting, Novarica

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Margaret Resce Milkint

Margaret Resce Milkint

Managing Partner, The Jacobson Group

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Pat Speer

Pat Speer

President, Speer Content Strategy & Development LLC

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Stephen Applebaum

Stephen Applebaum

Principal, Insurance Solutions Group

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Jeff Hiegert

Global Industry Manager – Insurance, Lexmark Enterprise Software

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Jeff Hiegert is a Global Industry Manager supporting the insurance vertical at Lexmark Enterprise Software. He is responsible for helping define the technology solutions and product functionality that solve business challenges specific for the insurance industry. He works with internal resources such as Sales, Professional Services and Marketing as well as customers and industry analysts to understand the trends, challenges and needs of the global insurance industry and uses that knowledge to help drive the industry solutions and core product roadmap.

Prior to joining Lexmark Enterprise Software, Mr. Hiegert spent more than 20 years in various roles in the insurance and software industry. He has experience in Property & Casualty and Life Insurance and has worked in Underwriting, New Business and Claims.

As a Sr. Business Consultant with Computer Sciences Corporation, he designed and implemented process improvement projects using a variety of imaging and workflow technologies for dozens of insurance companies across the United States.

He attended the University of Missouri, spent some time living in Greenville, SC and Austin, TX and now lives in his home town of Kansas City, MO with his wife and daughter. He’s an avid golfer, sports fan and lover of outdoor cooking.

Matteo Carbone

Matteo Carbone

Founder, Connected Insurance Observatory

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Samantha Chow

Samantha Chow Newly Confirmed

Senior Life and Annuities Analyst, Aite Group

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Alex Young

Alex Young Newly Confirmed

Vice President – Risk Management, DRN Data

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Alex Young, Vice President of Risk Management at DRN, has over 25 years of experience in the Insurance industry. Prior to joining DRN, Alex was the Executive Vice President of the Americas at eBaoTech successfully where he established the company’s first North American client as well as several tier 1 global clients for eBaoTech’s policy and claims administration suites. Alex also worked for Vertafore as Vice President of Insurance Carrier Sales where he focused on agent and carrier connectivity for distribution and grew the company to the number 1 position in that market.

Alex holds an MBA from Babson College, an MST from Bentley College, and a BS in Management and Mathematics from Worcester State University. Alex authors articles on risk management and fraud detection and has spoken at numerous Insurance conferences including AIRNC, ACE, Insurance Analytics Symposium, and NJSIA.

Stuart Rose

Stuart Rose Newly Confirmed

Market Strategy Director for Predictive Analytics, Guidewire

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Stuart Rose is Market Strategy Director for Predictive Analytics at Guidewire. He is responsible for thought leadership and marketing content for applying analytics within the insurance industry. Stuart began his career as an Actuary, and now has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry.

Prior to working for Guidewire, Stuart spent nine years at SAS leading their Insurance Analytics Practice. In addition, he has worked for a leading global insurance company in both their Life and Property and Casualty divisions. As well as working for a variety of software vendors where he was responsible for marketing, product management and application development.

Stuart is a regular contributor to insurance publications and the Analytic Insurer blog. He frequently speaks at insurance conferences and is co-author of the book “Executive Guide to Solvency II”. He graduated from Sheffield University with a BSc in Mathematical Studies.

Karen Pauli

Karen Pauli Newly Confirmed

Principal, Strategy Meets Action

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Karen Pauli, Principal, has comprehensive knowledge about how technology can drive improved results, innovation, and transformation within insurance operations. Her areas of focus include claims, underwriting, business intelligence and analytics, distribution, and customer management. She has real-world experience with digital transformation projects, which has given her unique insight into the changing customer and distributor experience in the digital age. By aligning business goals and perspectives with technology roadmaps, Karen helps insurers to support evolving business models and create competitive advantage. Karen can be reached at 1.774.462.7820 or kpauli@strategymeetsaction.com. Follow Karen @kpauliSMA on Twitter.

Nino Tarantino

Nino Tarantino

Chief Executive Officer, Octo Telematics

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Nino Tarantino is the North American CEO of Octo Telematics, the global leader insurance telematics provider. Under his leadership North American operations exceeded 1.5 million connected users just 4 years after its launch in 2011. Nino is also Board Director of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) and is a frequent speaker at industry events on subjects such as usage based insurance, telematics and crash and claims management. He was previously General Manager of Acotel USA, operating in the mobile premium content and value added services sector and VP of Business Development at Anoto Group AB, a global leader in digital writing solutions. Connect with him on Linkedin or follow him on Twitter @ninotarantino.

Tony Cid

Tony Cid

Global Head of Commercial Insurance, Intellect Design Arena

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Tony Cid is Global Head of Commercial Insurance at Intellect SEEC responsible for managing go-to-market strategy for Commercial Insurance products and providing oversight to the Product Management group.

Tony has extensive experience in Property and Casualty with both domestic and multi-national insurers. Prior to Intellect, Tony was a Principal at Fourth Insight where he provided consultative services on business strategy formulation, distribution, financial processes, product development, enterprise risk management and related areas to insurance companies and capital providers. He also held a leadership role at QBE North America, where he led a large scale transformation and business turn-around.

Andrea Eichhorn

Andrea Eichhorn

Global Industry Executive, IBM Cognitive Solutions

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Andrea Eichhorn is a Global Industry Executive within the IBM Cognitive Solutions team, with a passionate focus on the customer experience. Andrea is responsible for defining cognitive strategies and solutions across focus areas in Insurance, including; consumer, agency/distribution, underwriting and claims. Andrea supports a range of global insurers at the executive level to explore both big T and little t transformation by leveraging cognitive solutions.

Andrea has over 30 years of business and consulting experience across a range of industries, developing and delivering fact based, value focused, customer experience driven operational strategies and implementations. For the past 15+ years Andrea has focused on the Financial Services Industry, quickly being recognized for her leadership on driving improvements to the customer/agent/broker experience to deliver overall differentiation.

Prior to joining the Watson team, she had been helping clients understand and implement information and big data solutions across a range of business-driven scenarios across the financial services industry. She recently led a first of a kind IBM solution supporting Claims Fraud detection and is responsible for evolving IBM’s point of view around Producer / Customer Effectiveness.

Prior to joining the IBM Software Group, she was an Associate Partner within the IBM Global Consulting Services team, helping clients define operational strategies to improve call centers, marketing, sales and other customer facing processes/organizations.

Andrea has written and contributed to various whitepapers, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Within insurance, her experience spans life, annuity, retirement, health care, personal, commercial, specialty, group and workers compensation lines of business. Her experience extends across digital, customer experience (including CRM, MDM and Omni Channel), as well functional/operational transformations.

Prior to IBM she was a Director in the Cross Industry Operational Strategy Practice at PwC Consulting working across a wide range of industries. Andrea began her career at Pepsico where she held a range of roles, including: strategy development, operational planning, new business startups franchise relations, and CFO of non-traditional businesses.

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