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A Speaker Line- Up Featuring AI Pioneers and Insurance Innovators

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

Chief Digital Officer & Chief Information Officer, AIG

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Paul Travers

Paul Travers

Senior Vice President of Finance Technology, Data and Process, MetLife

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Paul Travers is senior vice president of Finance Technology, Data & Process. This includes leading MetLife’s deployment of a lean based continuous improvement initiative, supporting the Finance Transformation Program as well as technology projects & support for Finance, Actuarial and Procurement globally.

Paul joined MetLife in early 2013.  Prior to joining MetLife, Paul’s most recent role was the Managing Director for Program, Process & Risk Management for the Chief Technology Officer at TD Ameritrade where he was responsible for program management, risk management and ITIL (infrastructure service management) & Lean process improvement initiatives.

A senior program and process improvement leader with over 30 years senior management responsibility for business, technology and client service operations global programs and enterprise wide portfolios at several companies, including Merrill Lynch , JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Prudential Financial.

A former Lieutenant Commander (Special Duty Intelligence) in the US Naval Reserve, Paul was mobilized twice post 9/11 for Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom working for the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Travers received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a Masters certificate from George Washington University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and ITIL practitioner.

Paul Travers is senior vice president of Finance Technology, Data & Process. This includes leading MetLife’s deployment of a lean based continuous improvement initiative, supporting the Finance Transformation Program as well as technology projects & support for Finance, Actuarial and Procurement globally.

Paul joined MetLife in early 2013.  Prior to joining MetLife, Paul’s most recent role was the Managing Director for Program, Process & Risk Management for the Chief Technology Officer at TD Ameritrade where he was responsible for program management, risk management and ITIL (infrastructure service management) & Lean process improvement initiatives.

A senior program and process improvement leader with over 30 years senior management responsibility for business, technology and client service operations global programs and enterprise wide portfolios at several companies, including Merrill Lynch , JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Prudential Financial.

A former Lieutenant Commander (Special Duty Intelligence) in the US Naval Reserve, Paul was mobilized twice post 9/11 for Operations Iraqi Freedom & Enduring Freedom working for the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Travers received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a Masters certificate from George Washington University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and ITIL practitioner.

Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly

Assistant Vice President of Emerging Technology, USAA

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Andrew Pelcin

Andrew Pelcin

Vice President, Claims Data Analytics Implementation, Chubb

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Andy is the VP of Claims Data Analytics Implementation (Advanced Analytics), having joined the team in 2016.  The Advanced Analytics team is responisible for a wide range of analytic projects, most concentrating on leading the interaction between the internal business clients, the modeling resources and IT, to insure the quality of the predictive analystic tools in the claims environment.  Prior to joining Chubb, Andy spent 10 years at Aramark in the Risk Management and Operational Excellence departments.  Andy has BAs in Anthropology and Geology from SUNY Buffalo, a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and a CPCU.

Andy is the VP of Claims Data Analytics Implementation (Advanced Analytics), having joined the team in 2016.  The Advanced Analytics team is responisible for a wide range of analytic projects, most concentrating on leading the interaction between the internal business clients, the modeling resources and IT, to insure the quality of the predictive analystic tools in the claims environment.  Prior to joining Chubb, Andy spent 10 years at Aramark in the Risk Management and Operational Excellence departments.  Andy has BAs in Anthropology and Geology from SUNY Buffalo, a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and a CPCU.

Glenn Fung

Glenn Fung

Chief Research Scientist, AI and Machine Learning Expert, American Family Insurance

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Georg Schwegler

Georg Schwegler

Chief Executive Officer, Aegon Transamerica Ventures

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Sue Blevins-Lehmann

Sue Blevins-Lehmann

Assistant Vice President Claims Shared Services, Nationwide

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Richard L McCathron

Richard L McCathron

Head of Insurance, Hippo Insurance

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Rick brings 25 years of P&C experience to his role as Hippo’s Head of Insurance. Rick is a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter and a Certified Insurance Counselor and has held senior executive positions at well-respected insurance companies including First Connect Insurance as its President & CEO, Superior Access Insurance as its President & CEO and Mercury Insurance Group (NYSE-MCY) as its Regional Vice President.  At Mercury, Rick had full P&L responsibility overseeing underwriting, claims, product, pricing and distribution for half of Mercury’s operations geographically.  At First Connect, Rick shifted the paradigm and brought to market a entirely new way of thinking about car insurance.  Rick has a passion to modernize the insurance industry from underwriting, distribution, product design, to customer service and consumer expectations.  Rick found the perfect fit at Hippo Insurance.

Rick brings 25 years of P&C experience to his role as Hippo’s Head of Insurance. Rick is a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter and a Certified Insurance Counselor and has held senior executive positions at well-respected insurance companies including First Connect Insurance as its President & CEO, Superior Access Insurance as its President & CEO and Mercury Insurance Group (NYSE-MCY) as its Regional Vice President.  At Mercury, Rick had full P&L responsibility overseeing underwriting, claims, product, pricing and distribution for half of Mercury’s operations geographically.  At First Connect, Rick shifted the paradigm and brought to market a entirely new way of thinking about car insurance.  Rick has a passion to modernize the insurance industry from underwriting, distribution, product design, to customer service and consumer expectations.  Rick found the perfect fit at Hippo Insurance.

Kyle Nakatsuji

Kyle Nakatsuji

Chief Executive Officer, Clearcover

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Kyle is the co-founder and CEO of Clearcover, a modern data-driven car insurance company. Clearcover delivers the right coverage, when it matters, so customers can pay less. Traditional insurance companies spend billions of dollars per year on advertising and maintaining old technology. Clearcover saves money by only talking to people about insurance in relevant moments – like when they’re buying a car or shopping for better insurance rates – and the money they save they pass on to you. Clearcover provides the same great coverage as Big Insurance, for up to 50% less per month.

Under Kyle’s leadership, Clearcover has raised more than $11 million to date and is currently available in California. Before founding Clearcover, Kyle was a founding member of American Family Ventures where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and structuring over 50 equity and debt venture capital investments in nationally-based tech startups. Prior to this role, Kyle was a corporate attorney focused on emerging company business matters at AlphaTech Counsel. Kyle has a law degree and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Marcy is responsible for the Consumer Insights and Data Analytics at Clearsurance.  In this position, she analyzes data from consumer reviews to generate tracking reports, and monitors customer experience. Additionally, Marcy leads Clearsurance's proprietary research efforts in which she is responsible for the entire planning spectrum - from determining the appropriate methodology and designing survey tools, to analyzing the results and reporting the findings.  Marcy has achieved her Professional Researchers Certification (PRC). She obtained her BS degree from Plymouth State College and an MBA from the University of Southern Maine.

Kyle is the co-founder and CEO of Clearcover, a modern data-driven car insurance company. Clearcover delivers the right coverage, when it matters, so customers can pay less. Traditional insurance companies spend billions of dollars per year on advertising and maintaining old technology. Clearcover saves money by only talking to people about insurance in relevant moments – like when they’re buying a car or shopping for better insurance rates – and the money they save they pass on to you. Clearcover provides the same great coverage as Big Insurance, for up to 50% less per month.

Under Kyle’s leadership, Clearcover has raised more than $11 million to date and is currently available in California. Before founding Clearcover, Kyle was a founding member of American Family Ventures where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and structuring over 50 equity and debt venture capital investments in nationally-based tech startups. Prior to this role, Kyle was a corporate attorney focused on emerging company business matters at AlphaTech Counsel. Kyle has a law degree and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

Marcy is responsible for the Consumer Insights and Data Analytics at Clearsurance.  In this position, she analyzes data from consumer reviews to generate tracking reports, and monitors customer experience. Additionally, Marcy leads Clearsurance's proprietary research efforts in which she is responsible for the entire planning spectrum - from determining the appropriate methodology and designing survey tools, to analyzing the results and reporting the findings.  Marcy has achieved her Professional Researchers Certification (PRC). She obtained her BS degree from Plymouth State College and an MBA from the University of Southern Maine.

Robert Horrobin

Robert Horrobin

Head of Insurance Operations Decision Analytics, John Hancock Financial Services

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George Hansen

George Hansen

Claims Actuary - General Insurance, Zurich

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Glenn Hofmann

Glenn Hofmann

Chief Data Scientist, New York Life

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Glenn Hofmann is the Chief Data Scientist at New York Life, and leader of the Center for Data Science and Analytics (CDSA), a fast-growing and highly innovative team. He joined New York Life in July 2016. CDSA supports many areas of the company with data science and AI, such as Underwriting, Actuarial, Marketing, Agency Distribution, Service and Product.

Prior to joining New York Life, he built and lead analytics teams in Property and Casualty insurance (at Verisk, TransUnion and Allstate) and held leadership positions at Claritas, ID Analytics, and HSBC. Prior to his business career, Glenn served as Professor of Statistics at the University of Concepcion in Chile.

He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from The Ohio State University in 1997 and his MBA from the Wharton Business School in 2009.

Glenn Hofmann is the Chief Data Scientist at New York Life, and leader of the Center for Data Science and Analytics (CDSA), a fast-growing and highly innovative team. He joined New York Life in July 2016. CDSA supports many areas of the company with data science and AI, such as Underwriting, Actuarial, Marketing, Agency Distribution, Service and Product.

Prior to joining New York Life, he built and lead analytics teams in Property and Casualty insurance (at Verisk, TransUnion and Allstate) and held leadership positions at Claritas, ID Analytics, and HSBC. Prior to his business career, Glenn served as Professor of Statistics at the University of Concepcion in Chile.

He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from The Ohio State University in 1997 and his MBA from the Wharton Business School in 2009.

Julie Halgren

Julie Halgren

Director Strategic Development, Thrivent Financial

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Amish Amin

Amish Amin

Claims Data Analytics Director, Nationwide

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Mike Gulla

Mike Gulla

Director of Underwriting, Hippo Insurance

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Mike Gulla is the Director of Underwriting at Hippo Insurance. Prior to Hippo, he was the second underwriting hire at Esurance’s homeowner’s division, where he helped grow the underwriting team to over 25 people and launched their homeowner’s product in 30 states. Before Esurance, he spent five years in various underwriting capacities at Nationwide Mutual Insurance, including High Value Homes, Personal Umbrella Coverage and Portfolio Management. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and American politics from Troy University.

Mike Gulla is the Director of Underwriting at Hippo Insurance. Prior to Hippo, he was the second underwriting hire at Esurance’s homeowner’s division, where he helped grow the underwriting team to over 25 people and launched their homeowner’s product in 30 states. Before Esurance, he spent five years in various underwriting capacities at Nationwide Mutual Insurance, including High Value Homes, Personal Umbrella Coverage and Portfolio Management. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and American politics from Troy University.

Stephen Applebaum
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Stephen Applebaum

Principal, Insurance Solutions Group

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Imir Arifi

Imir Arifi

Senior Director of Business Solutions Consulting, Health Care Service Corporation

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Imir Arifi is head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Health Care Services Corporation, & Adjunct Professor of Credit Risk in the Financial Engineering Program at Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business. He provides executive guidance for the company’s AI strategy, leads efforts for its development and execution, manages use case selection and execution to maximize long term value, reviews vendor and in-house development capabilities, and evangelizes AI & ML initiatives. 

Prior to HCSC, Imir served as the General Manager for Banking at DataRobot where he led the Banking & Capital Markets practice. In this role, he collaborated with various competencies to deepen and expand DataRobot’s partnerships in the Banking Industry through effective use of DataRobot’s Machine Learning platform. His responsibilities included PNL control and thought leadership in the banking sector and wider global financial market eco system.

Imir has 18 years of diverse banking expertise covering various risk functional areas and products at large financial institutions. In the past, he led the validation of mission critical models focusing primarily on Market Risk, Operational Risk, and Pre-Provision Net Revenue frameworks within the Model Risk Management and Validation Department of Regions Bank.

He supported the Commercial Bank as well as the Commercial & Investment Bank divisions in various capacities including Quantitative Development, Risk Management, and Treasury Functions at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Imir worked as a senior quantitative developer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, and he started his career at ABN-AMRO North America where he served in Capital Markets & Treasury roles, including supporting the ALCO Committee and specializing in the valuation of interest rate derivatives.

Imir holds a Doctorate in Management Science with a focus on Credit Risk management from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.

Imir Arifi is head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Health Care Services Corporation, & Adjunct Professor of Credit Risk in the Financial Engineering Program at Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business. He provides executive guidance for the company’s AI strategy, leads efforts for its development and execution, manages use case selection and execution to maximize long term value, reviews vendor and in-house development capabilities, and evangelizes AI & ML initiatives. 

Prior to HCSC, Imir served as the General Manager for Banking at DataRobot where he led the Banking & Capital Markets practice. In this role, he collaborated with various competencies to deepen and expand DataRobot’s partnerships in the Banking Industry through effective use of DataRobot’s Machine Learning platform. His responsibilities included PNL control and thought leadership in the banking sector and wider global financial market eco system.

Imir has 18 years of diverse banking expertise covering various risk functional areas and products at large financial institutions. In the past, he led the validation of mission critical models focusing primarily on Market Risk, Operational Risk, and Pre-Provision Net Revenue frameworks within the Model Risk Management and Validation Department of Regions Bank.

He supported the Commercial Bank as well as the Commercial & Investment Bank divisions in various capacities including Quantitative Development, Risk Management, and Treasury Functions at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Imir worked as a senior quantitative developer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, and he started his career at ABN-AMRO North America where he served in Capital Markets & Treasury roles, including supporting the ALCO Committee and specializing in the valuation of interest rate derivatives.

Imir holds a Doctorate in Management Science with a focus on Credit Risk management from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.

Matthew Marino

Matthew Marino

Assistant Vice President of Lean Management and Operational Effectiveness, Unum Group

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Alicia Marsiglia

Alicia Marsiglia

Vice President, Allied Healthcare Product Head, Hiscox USA

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Chris Schenk

Chris Schenk

Head of Pricing Strategy & Underwriting Analytics, Hiscox USA

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Jerry Gupta

Jerry Gupta

Senior Vice President, Digital Analyst Catalyst, Swiss Re

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Marcy Updike

Marcy Updike

Vice President, Consumer Insights & Analytics, Clearsurance

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Gregory Johnson

Gregory Johnson

Senior Vice President, CCA Global Partners

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Daniel Roth

Daniel Roth

Vice President, Product Development, Allianz Partners

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In his current role for Allianz Partners, a global insurance and assistance subsidiary of Munich-based Allianz SE, Daniel is responsible for designing and executing product innovations for both existing and potential new markets in the United States, including creating and obtaining regulatory approvals for the forms and rates supporting these products.

Daniel first joined Allianz Partners in 2008 as the chief actuary of the U.S. business unit, overseeing all actuarial functions, including pricing, reserving, forecasting, reinsurance risk management, and portfolio monitoring. Prior to joining Allianz, Daniel served in numerous actuarial roles in the insurance industry, supporting a wide variety of lines of business domestically and internationally, including commercial property, workers compensation, ocean marine, and professional liability.

Daniel is a Chicago-area native and received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He currently serves as the Chair of the American Academy of Actuaries Task Force on Travel Insurance and as a member of the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Risk Management Committee. He is also a founding member and current President of Casualty Actuaries of the Richmond, Virginia Area (CARVA), a soon-to-be regional affiliate of the CAS.

In his current role for Allianz Partners, a global insurance and assistance subsidiary of Munich-based Allianz SE, Daniel is responsible for designing and executing product innovations for both existing and potential new markets in the United States, including creating and obtaining regulatory approvals for the forms and rates supporting these products.

Daniel first joined Allianz Partners in 2008 as the chief actuary of the U.S. business unit, overseeing all actuarial functions, including pricing, reserving, forecasting, reinsurance risk management, and portfolio monitoring. Prior to joining Allianz, Daniel served in numerous actuarial roles in the insurance industry, supporting a wide variety of lines of business domestically and internationally, including commercial property, workers compensation, ocean marine, and professional liability.

Daniel is a Chicago-area native and received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He currently serves as the Chair of the American Academy of Actuaries Task Force on Travel Insurance and as a member of the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Risk Management Committee. He is also a founding member and current President of Casualty Actuaries of the Richmond, Virginia Area (CARVA), a soon-to-be regional affiliate of the CAS.

Satadru Sengupta

Satadru Sengupta

General Manager – Insurance, DataRobot

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Satadru Sengupta, General Manager, Insurance at DataRobot, is a practicing data scientist for more than ten years. Before DataRobot, Satadru led the Global Distribution Analytics at AIG Science Team and previously worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance and Deloitte Consulting. In his current role as the GM Insurance, Satadru runs the Insurance Practice at DataRobot where he spends 50% time on strategy, thought leadership, and client advisory and remaining time on hands-on work in the front-line.

Satadru Sengupta, General Manager, Insurance at DataRobot, is a practicing data scientist for more than ten years. Before DataRobot, Satadru led the Global Distribution Analytics at AIG Science Team and previously worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance and Deloitte Consulting. In his current role as the GM Insurance, Satadru runs the Insurance Practice at DataRobot where he spends 50% time on strategy, thought leadership, and client advisory and remaining time on hands-on work in the front-line.

Cletus Nunes

Cletus Nunes

Sales Director, North America, Octo Telematics North America

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Cletus Nunes is a Senior Director, Sales at Octo Telematics North America. He oversees insurance, automotive and emerging product sales in the US and Canada. Cletus has worked in the connected vehicle industry for more than 16 years in product development, delivery and sales for OEM, fleet, automotive, and insurance connected car solutions. Cletus is a strategic leader and key innovator with a history of success in anticipating consumer need and capitalizing on emerging technology to deliver innovative products and solutions. His passion is finding new opportunities to use vehicle connectivity to improve ROI.

Cletus Nunes is a Senior Director, Sales at Octo Telematics North America. He oversees insurance, automotive and emerging product sales in the US and Canada. Cletus has worked in the connected vehicle industry for more than 16 years in product development, delivery and sales for OEM, fleet, automotive, and insurance connected car solutions. Cletus is a strategic leader and key innovator with a history of success in anticipating consumer need and capitalizing on emerging technology to deliver innovative products and solutions. His passion is finding new opportunities to use vehicle connectivity to improve ROI.

Chuck Gomez

Chuck Gomez

Vice President Research & Consulting, Novarica

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Karn Saroya

Karn Saroya

CEO & Co-founder, Cover Insurance

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Karn manages day-to-day activities at Cover, and is responsible for development and adherence to overall product and business development roadmaps. Prior to Cover, Karn led Stylekick, a large mobile e-commerce marketplace that was acquired by Shopify. As a management consultant with the financial services advisory practice of Oliver Wyman, his work included assisting major financial institutions in the navigation of evolving banking regulatory regimes and the development of bank-wide technical programs.

Karn holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University where he graduated with Distinction, and a Master of Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he attended as a Fulbright Scholar. Karn completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) program in the minimum possible time. He is also a Y Combinator Fellow, and YC Alumnus.

Karn manages day-to-day activities at Cover, and is responsible for development and adherence to overall product and business development roadmaps. Prior to Cover, Karn led Stylekick, a large mobile e-commerce marketplace that was acquired by Shopify. As a management consultant with the financial services advisory practice of Oliver Wyman, his work included assisting major financial institutions in the navigation of evolving banking regulatory regimes and the development of bank-wide technical programs.

Karn holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University where he graduated with Distinction, and a Master of Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he attended as a Fulbright Scholar. Karn completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) program in the minimum possible time. He is also a Y Combinator Fellow, and YC Alumnus.

Shawn Ram

Shawn Ram

Head of Insurance, Coalition

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Shawn Ram is a technology insurance leader. Prior to joining Coalition, Shawn led the national Technology Industry Practices at Aon Risk Solutions and at Crystal & Company where he also served as Executive Managing Director and Western Regional leader. As a Technology Practice leader, Shawn was responsible for the growth, brokerage, product development and service of the firms’ technology customers. Shawn has managed client relationships of Fortune 100 and middle market clients for over a decade. He is a frequent speaker on Technology risk topics such as Cyber liability, Patent Infringement, and Digital Currencies. He has been quoted in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, Property and Casualty 360, and World Risk and Insurance News. Shawn was named one of Business Insurance magazine’s 2013 ‘40 under 40 Broker Leaders’ and has been a finalist for Power Broker of Risk & Insurance Magazine. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University.

Shawn Ram is a technology insurance leader. Prior to joining Coalition, Shawn led the national Technology Industry Practices at Aon Risk Solutions and at Crystal & Company where he also served as Executive Managing Director and Western Regional leader. As a Technology Practice leader, Shawn was responsible for the growth, brokerage, product development and service of the firms’ technology customers. Shawn has managed client relationships of Fortune 100 and middle market clients for over a decade. He is a frequent speaker on Technology risk topics such as Cyber liability, Patent Infringement, and Digital Currencies. He has been quoted in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, Property and Casualty 360, and World Risk and Insurance News. Shawn was named one of Business Insurance magazine’s 2013 ‘40 under 40 Broker Leaders’ and has been a finalist for Power Broker of Risk & Insurance Magazine. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University.

Andrew Breen

Andrew Breen

Senior Vice President digital, Argo Group

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Jinjie Duan

Jinjie Duan

Head of Claims Actuarial & Predictive Analytics, Farmers Insurance

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Ernst Renner

Ernst Renner

Managing Partner, NEOS

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Ernst is responsible for the vision and direction of NEOS, with a focus on business and IT transformation and modernization in the insurance and financial services industries.

Since founding NEOS in 2000, Ernst has grown the company to include core practices in business strategy and operations, data science and engineering, and technology modernization. He has advised executives at over 50 clients globally, including twelve Fortune 500 companies, on finding the right blend of strategy, technology, and process to drive desired business outcomes.

Ernst’s business passions are data-driven process optimization, learning systems, and cognitive computing–and their application to make insurance operations better.  He actively consults with client executives on industry insights, strategic planning, and action-focused delivery planning.  Ernst’s experience spans over twenty years of executive leadership in international business and technology. Prior to founding NEOS, he led the information architecture and technology efforts for the individual and group annuities, mutual funds, and life insurance divisions of The Hartford.

He has spoken on business and technology modernization topics at conferences throughout North America and Europe.

Ernst is responsible for the vision and direction of NEOS, with a focus on business and IT transformation and modernization in the insurance and financial services industries.

Since founding NEOS in 2000, Ernst has grown the company to include core practices in business strategy and operations, data science and engineering, and technology modernization. He has advised executives at over 50 clients globally, including twelve Fortune 500 companies, on finding the right blend of strategy, technology, and process to drive desired business outcomes.

Ernst’s business passions are data-driven process optimization, learning systems, and cognitive computing–and their application to make insurance operations better.  He actively consults with client executives on industry insights, strategic planning, and action-focused delivery planning.  Ernst’s experience spans over twenty years of executive leadership in international business and technology. Prior to founding NEOS, he led the information architecture and technology efforts for the individual and group annuities, mutual funds, and life insurance divisions of The Hartford.

He has spoken on business and technology modernization topics at conferences throughout North America and Europe.

Todd Rissel

Todd Rissel

Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, e2Value, Inc.

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Todd and George Moore founded one of the first “insurtech” companies in 2000. Their business has since grown to work with one-third of the P&C carriers in the US and Canada. e2Value is a part of the “Big Data” revolution helping carriers to better understand and price the structures they insure.

The original Chubb Insurance recruited Todd for their, then, unique appraisal service to value the homes and unique commercial structures they insured.  He worked across the USA, Canada and even Caribbean pricing and managing risk for some of the most valuable homes and art collections in the world.

Todd and George Moore founded one of the first “insurtech” companies in 2000. Their business has since grown to work with one-third of the P&C carriers in the US and Canada. e2Value is a part of the “Big Data” revolution helping carriers to better understand and price the structures they insure.

The original Chubb Insurance recruited Todd for their, then, unique appraisal service to value the homes and unique commercial structures they insured.  He worked across the USA, Canada and even Caribbean pricing and managing risk for some of the most valuable homes and art collections in the world.

David Hopewell

David Hopewell

Chief Data and Innovation Officer, Aegon Transamerica Ventures, Transamerica

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David Bliss

David Bliss

Vice President, Product Management, CCC

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David leads CCC’s core automotive claims product lines. In this role, he sets strategic direction for the company’s product investment roadmap with a focus on mobile solutions, AI, and self-service enablement.

David leads CCC’s core automotive claims product lines. In this role, he sets strategic direction for the company’s product investment roadmap with a focus on mobile solutions, AI, and self-service enablement.

Assaf Henkin

Assaf Henkin

Co Founder, President & COO, Aktibo

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Tracy Spadola

Tracy Spadola

Practice Lead – Insurance, IDMA

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Tracy Spadola is vice president of strategic data operations at ISO. Tracy manages ISO’s data strategy to improve the organization's ability to deliver products, services and analytics, and provide insights to customers. She is a key contributor in the Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA): currently she is vice president of industry relations and engagement, formerly served as the president and chair of the board. In this role, she is responsible thought leadership and industry presence, and represents IDMA at industry events. Previously Tracy was the practice lead for insurance industry consulting at Teradata.

Tracy is a recognized leader in the insurance data management field and a frequent speaker at industry and training events run leading organizations, including the ACORD, the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), IDMA and others. She has authored several articles on the topics of data management, data governance, and stewardship. She is a contributor to the recently published ‘Introduction to Data Management Functions and Tools’ textbook, part of the revised IDMA curriculum. 

Tracy graduated with a bachelor of science in management information systems from Excelsior College and a master of science in organizational leadership from Quinnipiac University. She has earned designations as a Fellow of Insurance Data Management Association (FIDM), a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and a Certified Insurance Data Manager (CIDM). 

Tracy Spadola is vice president of strategic data operations at ISO. Tracy manages ISO’s data strategy to improve the organization's ability to deliver products, services and analytics, and provide insights to customers. She is a key contributor in the Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA): currently she is vice president of industry relations and engagement, formerly served as the president and chair of the board. In this role, she is responsible thought leadership and industry presence, and represents IDMA at industry events. Previously Tracy was the practice lead for insurance industry consulting at Teradata.

Tracy is a recognized leader in the insurance data management field and a frequent speaker at industry and training events run leading organizations, including the ACORD, the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), IDMA and others. She has authored several articles on the topics of data management, data governance, and stewardship. She is a contributor to the recently published ‘Introduction to Data Management Functions and Tools’ textbook, part of the revised IDMA curriculum. 

Tracy graduated with a bachelor of science in management information systems from Excelsior College and a master of science in organizational leadership from Quinnipiac University. She has earned designations as a Fellow of Insurance Data Management Association (FIDM), a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and a Certified Insurance Data Manager (CIDM). 

Charles Dugas

Charles Dugas

Director, Insurance Solutions, Element.ai

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Charles Dugas joined Element AI in September 2017 as Director of Industry Solutions where he leads the insurance vertical, helping carriers and other insurance market participants develop a strategic vision for AI and implement AI solutions across their organizations. Charles holds a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science, a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Machine Learning with Yoshua Bengio. He has 20 years experience developing and implementing analytical solutions in financial services, either as an entrepreneur, a professor, or manager of analytical teams.

Charles Dugas joined Element AI in September 2017 as Director of Industry Solutions where he leads the insurance vertical, helping carriers and other insurance market participants develop a strategic vision for AI and implement AI solutions across their organizations. Charles holds a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science, a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Machine Learning with Yoshua Bengio. He has 20 years experience developing and implementing analytical solutions in financial services, either as an entrepreneur, a professor, or manager of analytical teams.

Nick Sarkisian

Nick Sarkisian

Head of DNA Practice, HCL Technologies

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Nick Sarkisian Is responsible for all sales for the Digital and Analytics practice business across the Americas.  Nick engages with customers to advise on strategic direction and develop a holistic vison for data and analytics across the enterprise

15+ years of experience in strategy development, tactical execution models, market analysis, and workshop facilitation. Nick has extensive experience across data warehousing, business Intelligence, Big Data, EPM and advanced analytics with a specialized focus in technical strategy consulting

  • Past experience includes:
    • Developing strategic roadmaps for multiple Fortune 500 customers, and defining the execution plan to reach the strategic vision
    • Conceptualized the HCL Data Marketplace model and architecture
    • Implemented multiple global planning, forecasting and consolidation models levering multiple SAP, IBM, and Oracle platforms
    • Developed multiple data models to support operational and financial reporting
  • Proven track record in translating business needs into the appropriate technical architecture and toolsets.

Nick Sarkisian Is responsible for all sales for the Digital and Analytics practice business across the Americas.  Nick engages with customers to advise on strategic direction and develop a holistic vison for data and analytics across the enterprise

15+ years of experience in strategy development, tactical execution models, market analysis, and workshop facilitation. Nick has extensive experience across data warehousing, business Intelligence, Big Data, EPM and advanced analytics with a specialized focus in technical strategy consulting

  • Past experience includes:
    • Developing strategic roadmaps for multiple Fortune 500 customers, and defining the execution plan to reach the strategic vision
    • Conceptualized the HCL Data Marketplace model and architecture
    • Implemented multiple global planning, forecasting and consolidation models levering multiple SAP, IBM, and Oracle platforms
    • Developed multiple data models to support operational and financial reporting
  • Proven track record in translating business needs into the appropriate technical architecture and toolsets.
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