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The preeminent gathering of insurance executives virtually hosted in Hartford, Connecticut, the Insurance Capital of the World.

2020 THEME

How the future of work creates a new framework for decisions and predictability in the insurance industry.

INSURANCE NOW

THE 2020 SUMMIT STARTS IN

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The Summit’s eighth annual event, hosted by Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services (CT IFS), showcases the unique perspectives of some of the most prominent leaders and companies in today’s global insurance industry. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to learn, network, and engage within the realm of Connecticut’s insurance expertise, talent and innovation. 

Insurance Capital Summit has gone DIGITAL for 2020

The Insurance Capital Summit will highlight how leadership within the Insurance Capital of the World are responding to the only predictable element of insurance, that it is constantly changing.

 

Hear from the brightest minds and explore the transformative forces in insurance practice through speakers, live chats, Q&As, and networking.

SUMMIT THEME

INSURANCE NOW

Even before the economic impact of COVID-19, the essence of work had changed across all industries, impacting the decision-making process in risk management and risk tolerance. 

The insurance industry has had to adapt quickly to changes in the way we work due to world health issues, new consumerism and demographics, regulatory pressures, and the digital economy.

Innovation and agility are the new norms

 

Networking for insurance executives, professionals and startups

Hear from experts about the forces changing the global insurance marketplace

Unique insight from the people and companies leading the charge

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20

SPEAKERS

2

DAYS

4

PANELS

6

HOURS OF CONTENT

2

KEYNOTES

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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The New World of Insurance:  East Coast, West Coast, and International CEO Perspectives

The essence of work has changed across all industries and so have risk management and risk tolerance. The insurance industry has had to adapt quickly to world health issues, new consumerism and demographics, regulatory pressures, and the digital economy. What should we expect from the insurance industry?

KEYNOTE

EPISODE 1  | 10/22/20

Moderator

Eric Galvin

President

ConnectiCare

Panelists

Margaret Meister

President & CEO

Symetra

Greg Barats

President & CEO

Hartford Steam Boiler/Munich Re   

Charlie Burgess

Head of Munich Re Specialty Group

 

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EPISODE 2  | 10/23/20

Building Diversity, Inclusion & Innovation in Insurance

Discover best practices for building and engaging an inclusive and diverse workforce where innovation is part of the culture and thinking differently is welcomed. 

Moderator

Roy Weathers

Vice Chair - Societal Engagement and Policy Solutions, PwC US 

Panelists

Juan Herrera

Brannigan Thompson

Head of Diversity & Inclusion 

Munich Re

SVP, Human Resources

Voya

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PANEL 1

Innovation in Stressful Times

EPISODE 1  | 10/22/20

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Innovation and agility are the new norms and the insurance industry is adjusting quickly to process and efficiency. Are there new products emerging? How did customer engagement and customer experience help to influence strategic direction and innovation in the new normal?

Moderator

Panelists

Angie Bradley

Josh Hershman

Kevin Smith

VP, Head of Design and Consulting - Experimentation Partners, Innovation Office, Travelers

Deputy Commissioner

Connecticut Insurance Department

EVP, Head of Innovation

Travelers

Bert Wachtelhausen

President

WellSpark Health

PANEL 2

Data & Digital Adoption

With the complex nature of AI, IoT, and machine learning, how important are the soft skills to make better decisions? How does data and digital adoption help the customer experience across all industries? What should consumers expect in privacy and protections? 

Moderator

Panelists

Rohit Puranik

Portfolio Head

Infosys

Santhosh Keshavan

CIO

Voya

Adam McLaughlin

Senior Vice President

Webster Bank

Vinod Anand Balasubramanian

Enterprise Enablement and Platform Services, Optum

EPISODE 2  | 10/23/20

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

PANEL 1

The Changing Risk Management Models for All Industries

What industries have seen or will see the most changes in risk management and underwriting? Have our risk tolerance and strategies shifted and, if so, what are the new utility of models, new science/techniques, and societal implications of insurance?  

Moderator

Panelists

Amy M. Stankiewicz, FSA, MAAA

Robert Paiano

Vice President, Reinsurance Management, Lincoln Financial

Michael F. Klein

Executive Vice President
President, Personal Insurance

Travelers

Chief Risk Officer

The Hartford

PANEL 2

InsurTech’s Next Chapter

The Insurance Capital’s InsurTech ecosystem is red hot. How does InsurTech play a role in the changing risk management landscape and what are those true game changers that will take insurance to the next level?`

Moderator

Panelists

Paul Tyler

Beth Maerz

SVP, Personal Insurance Platform

Travelers

Jacqueline LeSage Krause

Managing Director

Munich Re Ventures

CMO

Nassau

Joel Kneisley

CIO

Symetra

 

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Hartford is a global center of excellence for insurance practice. A competitive focus on technology and unyielding commitment to quality and excellence for the consumer is amplified with global reach to the consumer and financial markets of the world. The city's vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem thrives within a legacy of insurance leadership and dynamism: nationally, Hartford ranks in the Top 5 for tech jobs and Top 10 for educated rising talent. 

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Connecticut’s largest insurance and financial services (IFS) career fair held annually and exclusively for IFS employers and college students seeking internships and employment in the industry.

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Actuarial Boot Camp

Designed by the industry for the industry, this annual program immerses high school students into a week of probability, negotiation, and communication and is used as a recruitment tool for young actuaries into the local insurance market.

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InsurTech Hartford is building and sustaining a robust InsurTech ecosystem in the local community, engaging stakeholders from innovators and entrepreneurs to executives in Hartford’s anchor insurance companies.

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