Tuesday, October 09, 2018

InsurTech North is accredited by RIBO – 7 hours Management

1:30 PM

Welcoming Remarks

Joel Baker

President and CEO
MSA Research Inc.

Panelist, Emcee

Guy Fraker

Chief Innovation Officer
Insurance Thought Leadership
InsurTech North Emcee

1:45 PM

State of the Union. Where are Things Going? Show Me the Money!

Insurance is one of the fastest-growing areas of focus for innovation. InsurTech investment globally was over $2 billion in 2017, a significant number. What is driving this focus? The panel will explore the InsurTech investment landscape – what technologies are in demand, where is innovation happening, where are venture capitalists focused and what is the role of the traditional insurer, looking at both Canada and the world.

Moderator

Mukul Ahuja

Insurtech Leader
Monitor Deloitte

Panelist, Emcee

Guy Fraker

Chief Innovation Officer
Insurance Thought Leadership
InsurTech North Emcee

Panelist

Barbara Ingraham

Managing Director, Excess & Surplus
Verisk

Panelist

Jonathan Kalman

General Partner
EOS Venture Partners

2:45 PM

Networking Break Sponsored by 

3:00 PM

Wolf Pack - Startup Pitch Competition

Industry insiders put forth the best of their den to take on InsurTech North’s Wolf Pack. InsurTech North’s Wolf Pack will put the startups through the 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, Form Fintech, and others!

Pack Leader

Walter Rondina

Partner
KPMG

Wolf

Matthieu Cardinal

Vice President, Fintech Development and Corporate Affairs
Finance Montreal

Wolf

Jocelyne Prefontaine

Vice President, Application Delivery
Wawanesa Insurance

Wolf

Abhay Raman

VP - Data & Analytics, Digital Transformation
Sun Life Financial

Wolf

Jeff Roy

President and CEO
Excalibur Insurance

Wolf

Matt Streisfeld

Principal
Oak HC/FT

4:30 PM

Marketplace Sponsored by Sun Life

Come to the Marketplace at InsurTech North for speed-date style networking. Private conversations open doors to future deals and opportunities. Or join a table where like-minded participants meet to hone in on a particular area of interest. InsurTech North is proud to be partnering with the world’s largest marketplace for insurtech matching-making, Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL) and Innovators Edge. Powered by their platform, attendees will be able to easily connect with others at the event, match up, schedule networking meetings, takes notes from meaningful conversations, and more!

6:30 PM

Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Slice

Welcome address by:

Philippe Lafreniere

Chief Growth Officer
Slice

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

08:00 AM

Breakfast Sponsored by 

09:30 AM

Integration with Incumbents - Breaking the Cultural Logjams

Innovation and disruption are all fine and dandy but InsurTechs and insurers won’t get far unless considerable thought and effort are devoted to integration and smoothing cultural logjams. Overbearing corporate procedures can stifle and frustrate nimble innovators but at the same time, insurers cannot ignore the need for strong governance, regulatory strictures and integration with existing workflows. Join this outstanding panel to understand what each side should expect and what all parties can do to improve outcomes.

Moderator

Keegan Iles

Partner
PwC

Panelist

Maor Amar

Managing Partner,
Impression Ventures

Panelist

Mitch Doust

Executive Vice President of the Americas
Cover Genius

Panelist

Tueson Dunstan

AVP, Enterprise Services
Strategy & Planning,
Digital Transformation,
Sun Life Financial

Panelist

Jocelyn Laflamme

VP Digital Transformation and Operational Excellence, Desjardins General Insurance Group

Panelist

Phil Martin

Director, Business Development
Trov

11:00 AM

Networking Break Sponsored by EY

11:15 AM

Regulatory / Policymaker Roundtable: Can regulators keep pace with the proliferation of new technologies and concepts?

InsurTechs are expected to fundamentally change the insurance industry in the next few years. Innovation is occurring in the insurance chain of value as technological advancements and consumer habits are evolving rapidly. InsurTechs offer simpler products that are more aligned with individual preference and consumer demand than the traditional insurance products. For the financial sector regulators, finding the right balance between fostering innovation while maintaining a level playing field for all industry participants and ensuring consumer protection is a challenge. Moreover, most laws and regulations of the financial sector were developed years, if not decades, ago.

Moderator

Ron Stokes

Partner
EY

Panelist

Timothy Curry

Deputy Commissioner
Connecticut Insurance Department

Panelist

Patrick Déry

Superintendent, Solvency
AMF and Chair of CCIR

Panelist

Anatol Monid

Executive Director, Licensing and Market Conduct Division
Financial Services Commission of Ontario

12:15 PM

Lunch and Marketplace Sponsored by Sun Life

Come to the Marketplace at InsurTech North for speed-date style networking. Private conversations open doors to future deals and opportunities. Or join a table where like-minded participants meet to hone in on a particular area of interest. InsurTech North is proud to be partnering with the world’s largest marketplace for insurtech matching-making, Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL) and Innovators Edge. Powered by their platform, attendees will be able to easily connect with others at the event, Match up, schedule networking meetings, takes notes from meaningful conversations, and more!

2:45 PM

InsurTech North Ends

    InsurTech North wraps up, but don't despair because The National Insurance Conference of Canada is just getting started. Visit www.niccanada.com for more about our parent conference and conveniently register for both events.

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