Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups provide opportunities for private discussions among peers on topics of mutual interest. Each group meeting is jointly moderated by a CIO Council member and a senior member of the Novarica team.

About the Novarica Council

The Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council is a free, moderated knowledge-sharing community of nearly 400 insurer CIOs and senior technology executives. The Council provides members with insights on issues of interest in a way that promotes knowledge sharing while preserving privacy. The Council is strictly private and accepts no sponsorship from vendors. Event attendees are limited to members and the Novarica team.

Member Moderators

Meetings are jointly moderated by a Novarica VP and a member. Member moderators at the 2016 Annual Novarica Council Meeting included executives from Builders Mutual (WC), Hanover (commercial), Hiscox (specialty), New York Life (life insurance) Principal Financial (annuities), Travelers (personal), and SunLife (group).

Special Interest Group Meetings

Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings are an opportunity for small groups of Council members with common interests to meet for informal networking and to discuss relevant Novarica research.

The meetings provide an opportunity to discuss pressing business and technology issues and trends related to attendees’ specific business lines, and learn how other technology leaders are addressing them.

Pre-Meeting Survey

Each meeting is proceeded by a survey of attendees on key topics, the results of which are presented (anonymously) for discussion.

Vendor Information

Novarica also occasionally presents non-confidential information about relevant vendors, and provides an opportunity for Council members to share their experiences. Since there are no vendor attendees and no sponsors, participants can speak freely about their experiences.

Sample Agenda from Recent Meeting

10:00
Pre-Meeting Coffee Available
11:00
Introductions
11:30
Working Lunch and Novarica Presentation
12:30
Discussion 1: State of PAS
1:30
Break
2:00
Discussion 2: IT Priorities 2016; Distribution Mgt; E-signatures
3:00
Break
3:30
Discussion 3: Portals and Self-Service; BI/Analytics
4:30
Wrap Up and Next Steps
5:00
After-Session Networking

Anti-Trust Statement. It is the policy of Novarica, Inc., the Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council and any Novarica Special Interest Groups to comply in all respects with federal and state antitrust laws. Accordingly, discussion of any matters relating to competition among our clients and members or relating to practices that may restrain trade with third parties is not permitted. These prohibited subjects include pricing, allocating territories, boycotts or any other statement that may be construed as anti-competitive. We meet to foster the exchange of information among clients and members of the industry and to promote networking opportunities among clients and members. While engaging in these activities, attendees should avoid any discussions with competitors about customers or matters involving premiums, sale terms, territories, production, or any element of competition.