Thursday, May 23, 2019

10:30 AM

Reality Check Workshops

The conference kicks off with four concurrent workshop sessions designed to provide insights and information to startups and others. The workshop programs will allow you to select two 45-minute sessions from the following topics:

10:30 AM

Workshop A: Understanding the P&C Industry

A P&C industry primer - this workshop is an opportunity for insurtechs and delegates to learn about the industry, the challenges and opportunities company leaders are facing, and to understand the technological needs and strategic drivers of that industry.

Sven Roehl

EVP and Head of Innovation
msg global solutions Canada
and Co-founder, Cookhouse Lab

Ryan Stein

Executive Director, Auto Insurance Policy and Innovation Research Team
IBC

10:30 AM

Workshop B: Meeting the Expectations of VCs

Understand what VCs expect and what they can do to drive your ideas, dreams and solutions forward. Understand what VCs are looking for, how they select winners and connect them with business opportunities.

Maor Amar

Managing Partner
Impression Ventures

Jonathan Kalman

General Partner
Eos Venture Partners

10:30 AM

Workshop C: Understanding the Life/Health Industry

The Life/Health Workshop is a dynamic educational mini-tradeshow offering attendees a unique opportunity to immerse themselves into 4 Life/Health insurtech related topics and come away better informed about the industry itself and better equipped to engage incumbents in the insurtech cycle. The tradeshow will consist of the following 4 topics:

  1. Life/Health Key Products and Claims Scenarios
  2. Reinsurance – Importance and Relevance
  3. Incumbent Survey: Putting key industry learnings into practice
  4. Regulatory landscapes and pitfalls

Facilitator

Natalie Ho

Head of Global Marketing
& Brand eXperience
RGAX

Erica Hiemstra

Assistant Vice President
Market Conduct Policy and Regulation
CLHIA

Damien Lapointe Nguyen

Director, New Products
RGA Life Re Canada

Michelle Miller

AVP, Product Management, Marketing Illustrations and Electronic Application
ivari Canada

Terry Sheehan

RVP Sales, Health & Insurance Industry, Canada,
Vlocity

10:30 AM

Workshop D: The Value Proposition of Accelerators - Focusing through OKRs (Objectives and Key Results)

This fast-paced interactive workshop has room for no more than 50 people in each session. Each Insurtech will be matched up with several ""Advisors"" (i.e. carriers, other participants, etc.). The facilitators will present the OKR method, followed by each InsurTech working on their actual OKRs with their assigned Advisors. At the end of the session, each Insurtech will pitch their most pressing OKRs to the room, whereby other Insurtechs and Advisors can reach out to them after for future potential collaboration opportunities.

Jan Arp

Managing Partner
Holt Accelerator

Simon Chan

Vice President, Talent, Academy
and Future of Work
Communitech

11:20 AM

Workshops A-D to repeat again

12:05 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM

Welcome Address

InsurTech North 2019 Emcee

Guy Fraker

Chief Innovation Officer
Insurance Thought Leadership

1:00 PM

View from the Top

The tone on the direction and appetite for innovation comes from the top. So, understanding how CEOs perceive the changing insurtech landscape is critical. Join this discussion featuring three esteemed leaders who have a bird’s-eye view on the P&C, Life/Health and wider financial industry heading into the third decade of the millennium. They will set the stage for InsurTech North 2019. You won’t want to miss it.

Moderator

Jennifer Reynolds

President and CEO
Toronto Finance International

Panelist

Rino D'Onofrio

Head, Canadian Insurance Business
RBC Insurance

Panelist

Rowan Saunders

President and CEO
Economical Insurance

1:30 PM

Breaking the Insurtech/Incumbent Technological and Cultural Logjams 2.0

Insurtech investing is now well past the hype stage with a new sustainable approach based on partnership between incumbents and insurtechs who are now collaborating in identifying opportunities that are truly scalable that can generate sustainable revenue growth and a path to profitability. The proof is in the pudding, however. This panel will discuss the impediments the parties face during integration and solutions to breaking the logjams that stand in the way.

Moderator

Neil Mitchell

CEO and President
Player's Health Cover

Panelist

Dejan Mirkovic

Co-Founder and CEO
Goose Insurance Services

Panelist

Louis Regimbal

Vice President,
Strategy and Innovation
SSQ Insurance

Panelist

Ryan Spinner

Head of Innovation and Disruptive Partnerships
Aviva Canada

Panelist

Jane Wang

CEO
Optimity

2:15 PM

Networking Break Sponsored by XRM Tandem

2:45 PM

Wolf Pack Startup Pitch Competition

Industry insiders put forth the best of their den to take on InsurTech North’s Wolf Pack. The Wolf Pack will put the startups through their paces and draw out the best. See which startup shows they are strong enough to run with the pack, and maybe even lead the industry forward! Insurtech nominations will come from our supporting sponsors: MaRS, oneeleven, Holt Fintech Accelerator, Communitech, and Global Insurance Accelerator

Pack Leader

Keegan Iles

Partner, National Insurance
Consulting Leader
PwC

Wolf

Maor Amar

Managing Partner
Impression Ventures

Wolf

Sean Gilday

VP, Strategic Partnerships
RGA Re

Wolf

Marc Lipman

COO
AIG

Paul Winston

COO
Insurance Thought Leadership

4:15 PM

Expo & Marketplace Sponsored by Deloitte

5:15 PM

Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Deloitte

Friday, May 24, 2019

7:45 AM

Breakfast Sponsored by EY

8:45 AM

Build, Buy or Partner? Pros and Cons of the Decision Framework

When defining innovation, most companies have an easy time getting to the “why”, “when” or “what” but many struggle with the question of “how”: because ideation is often easy and implementation never is. Whether to Build, Buy or Partner - now that is the question and each choice comes with its own set of implications and challenges. Join this session to hear three impassioned perspectives and what drove their insurtech strategy.

Moderator

Sue Britton

CEO and Founder
FinTech Growth Syndicate

Panelist

Anna Foat

Director, Global Digital Transformation Office
Sun Life Financial

Panelist

Alice Keung

Chief Transformation Officer
Economical Insurance

Panelist

Peter Primdahl

VP, Emerging Business Models
Co-operators Group

9:45 AM

Scaling Without the Wheels Coming Off - A Conversation

Starting an insurtech is one thing, finding funding is another and securing incumbents to partner with is yet another step. But what happens when you succeed? What happens when you are facing exponential growth and scaling challenges? How do you cope and scale smoothly without showing cracks or failing in your deliverables and SLAs? Find out from someone who's pulled it off, Tim Attia, founder of Slice. He walks the walk.

InsurTech North 2019 Emcee

Guy Fraker

Chief Innovation Officer
Insurance Thought Leadership

Tim Attia

CEO
Slice Labs

10:15 AM

Networking Break Sponsored by The Co-operators

10:45 AM

AI in Insurance - A Discussion

AI is set to revolutionize the entire P&C and Life/Health industry food chain and society in general. This fast-paced discussion will focus on the key developments and timelines in this rapidly evolving field.

Moderator

Mukul Ahuja

Partner, Strategy & Artificial Intelligence, Financial Services & Insurance Leader
Omnia AI at Deloitte

Panelist

Donna Peeples

President and Chief Customer Officer,
Pypestream

Panelist

Abhay Raman

VP - Data and Analytics
Digital Transformation
Sun Life Financial

Panelist

Cameron Schuler

Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice President, Industry Innovation
Vector Institute

11:30 AM

RegTech: A case study for how to solve industry challenges through open innovation

The insurance industry has a deep culture of collaboration; working together to form best practices, discuss common issues and develop industry guidelines so why don’t we see more collaboration on the digital front? If you asked around most people would tell you that industry collaboration to build a platform is too complex, high risk and it just won’t work. Join Tonya Blackmore, CEO of Apexa, who will share a case study of how they broke through these barriers to launch an industry platform to monitor regulatory compliance of life insurance advisors across Canada. During this session Tonya will discuss how they rallied the support of the industry, kept them engaged, created a unique business model and why RegTech is ripe for more digital collaboration.

Tonya Blackmore

CEO
Apexa

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM

Expo & Marketplace

2:30 PM

Barbarians at the Gate

Much has been said about the threat to the insurance industry status quo emanating from the startups like speedboats, buzzing around the incumbent battleships. The real game-changing upheaval is more likely to come from huge external players with unmatched consumer reach in other industries, like alien spacecraft, who are looking to take a bite out of insurance distribution and perhaps even manufacturing from above. Enter the Barbarians!

Moderator

Ron Stokes

Partner
EY

Panelist

Sridhar Manyem

Director, Industry Research and Analytics
AM Best

Panelist

David Wechsler

Executive Director
Channels and Partnerships
Comcast Xfinity

Panelist

Eric Weisburg

Vice President,
Research and Consulting
Novarica

3:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Marilyn Horrick

COO and EVP
MSA Research Inc.

3:30 PM

InsurTech North 2019 Ends

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