Thursday, September 28, 2023

11:00 AM

Registration Opens

InsurTech North registrants can attend the NICC Closing Lunch at 12 pm

1:25 PM

Welcome, Acknowledgements & Intro Address

ITN 2023 Emcee

Jan Arp

Founding Managing Partner,
Holt Xchange

Joel Baker

President and CEO,
MSA Research

1:35 PM

Canadian Insurtech Landscape - Startups that are Innovating, Opportunities and Funding

The insurtech landscape has been rapidly evolving in Canada. With the launch of the 2023 Status of the Canadian Insurtech Landscape report by Luge Capital, the speakers will present an update on the fintech and insurtech ecosystem in Canada, areas where startups and insurers are innovating, opportunities for future growth and the venture funding landscape.


Sean Gilday

VP, Strategic Partnerships

Sue Britton

CEO & Founder,
Firefly Growth Inc.

Laviva Mazhar

Luge Capital

2:00 PM

Unpacking The Trends: Financing and Consolidation for InsurTechs

With the InsurTech industry rapidly evolving, how do start-up companies raise capital to finance their growth? What consolidation trends are happening? During this session, industry experts will explore the latest M&A trends and challenges as well as share valuable insights on financing options.


Jill Chua

Managing Director, Raymond James

Andrew Johnston

Global Head, InsurTech, Gallagher Re

Stephanie Khoo

Partner, Nyca Partners

David Nault

Co-Founder & General Partner,
Luge Capital

2:30 PM

Where Will the Next Tranche of Innovation Come From?

In this session Insurtech Canada founder John Harvey will discuss industry trends with insurance leaders to uncover clues about sources of innovation in our industry. As new tools like Chat GPT, bots and automation take hold, along with globalization and repurposing of human resources; we’ll explore further what this means for stakeholders and clients in this rapidly changing world


John Harvey

Insurtech Canada

Tomas Blazejowski

Corporate Development & Venture Fund Director, Co-operators

Sasha Gainullin

CEO, Battleface

Patrick Hayes

Head of Operations, Americas, Lloyd's

Melisa Muraca

Vice President Technology and Transformation Strategy, Sun Life

3:00 PM

Networking Break sponsored by RGA

3:15 PM

Wolf Pack Startup Pitch Event

Qualifying Life/Health and P&C InsurTechs perfect their pitch and present in this year’s pitch event.. See which startup shows they are strong enough to run with the pack, and maybe even lead the industry forward!

Applications are now open and will be accepted until July 17, 2023, with the finalists announced in August. Apply here!

Wolf Pack Leader

Daniel Shum

Senior Partner, Insurance Practice Leader, IBM

4:30 PM

Speed Dating/Marketplace sponsored by IBM

Using the event networking app, delegates are able to find information about conference attendees, carriers, InsurTechs, VC's, advisors or regulators with similar interests and schedule one-on-one speed-date style networking meetings. Delegates can download the app and sign in, create their profile, select their interests, write a short pitch and begin sending or accepting meeting invites. Once the invites are accepted, users are assigned a meeting spot. Let your deal-making begin – it’s that easy!

5:30 PM

Networking Social at Espace CDPQ - Co-hosted by Luge Capital and RGA

In Québec, there’s one place where venture capitalists converge: Espace CDPQ. All delegates, speakers and moderators are invited. Continue your valuable networking opportunities over drinks and canapes at Espace CDPQ, a few minutes away from the Sheraton for the closing event of ITN 2023 and indeed NICC 2023. A wonderful way to cap off the events. Espace CDPQ, 3 Place Ville Marie, Suite 12350, Level RC, Montréal QC, H3B 0E7



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