2018 Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council Meeting

The 11th annual Novarica Insurance Technology Research Council Meeting will held on May 2-3, 2018 at the Omni Hotel in Providence RI. Novarica’s annual council meeting features presentations by our CIO members, Novarica’s senior team, and invited guests from outside of the industry. Last year’s Council Meeting Report is available to all Research Council Members.

Registration Form
Use password “novarica”

Guest Keynote

Chris Yeh
Building and Managing High Performance Teams and Organizations
Chris Yeh has founded, invested in, or advised over 50 high-tech startups. He is the co-author, with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, of The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age and the forthcoming Blitzscaling, based on a class he team taught with Hoffman, venture capitalists John Lilly, and LinkedIn co-Founder Allen Blue at Stanford. Chris will share insights from working with some of Silicon Valley’s best performing and fastest growing technology organizations about what it takes to thrive in a world of rapid change, including how you can attract and retain young talent, and what you need to do to compete with up-and-coming startups who are targeting your markets.

Novarica 2018 Research Council Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 1

7:00 pm
Pre-Meeting Dinner (optional)

Wednesday, May 2

8:00-9:00
Continental Breakfast available
9:00-10:30
Pre-Meeting Workshops, Session 1
  • Innovation & InsureTech
    Moderator: Rob McIsaac, SVP
  • Data and Analytics
    Moderator: Jeff Goldberg, SVP
  • Digital
    Moderator: Chuck Ruzicka, VP
  • Core Systems
    Moderator: Martina Conlon, SVP
  • Security
    Moderator: Mitch Wein, VP
  • IT Financial Management
    Moderator: Eric Weisburg, VP
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-12:15
Pre-Meeting Workshops, Session 2 (same as above)
12:30-2:30
Networking Lunch Groups
2:30-3:00
Registration Opens
3:00-3:50
Welcome Keynote
Matthew Josefowicz, President and CEO of Novarica
4:00-4:50
Impact Award Winners Panel

Dave Ditillo
SVP, MetLife
“Accelerating Analytics via Collaboration”

Rod Hanson
SVP, EMC Insurance Co.
“Drones and Image Recognition”

Deana Lauria,
VP, COUNTRY Financial
“Automated Life Underwriting”
5:00-5:50
Guest Keynote: Chris Yeh
Building and Managing High Performance Teams and Organizations
6:00-9:00
Networking Reception and Dinner

Thursday, May 3

8:00-9:00
Breakfast
9:00-10:20
Novarica Panels
10:30-12:30
Special Interest Group Meetings
Annuities

Moderator: Chris Eberly, Novarica
Life Insurance

Moderator: Don Metz, Novarica
Group Life/Benefits

Moderator: Rob McIsaac, Novarica
Personal Lines

Moderator: Chuck Ruzicka, Novarica
Commercial Lines

Moderator: Martina Conlon, Novarica
Specialty/Large Commercial

Moderator: Mitch Wein, Novarica
Workers Compensation

Moderator: Jim Klotz, Novarica
Med Mal/Prof. Liab

Moderator: Eric Weisburg, Novarica
12:30-1:30
Lunch
1:30
Formal Event Concludes;
Optional 1-on-1 meetings with Novarica SMEs