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Super Regional P/C Insurer Conference 2018

July 22-24 // Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Motivate, Integrate, Innovate!


Change is everywhere. As a Super Regional executive, you have the challenge of channeling change to the advantage of your company and customers. This Super Regional conference offers recognized leaders, subject experts and respected peers along with unique networking opportunities. The goal is to provide you with key takeaways on how to find and motivate people and policyholders; integrate new ideas, technologies and processes; and innovate new products and policies to meet the needs and expectations of your customers, agents and employees. Come share and learn how to better Motivate, Integrate and Innovate!

Tentative Agenda


8am - 9am

Golf Tournament Registration

Registration at Pro Shop (Buy ticket on this site in advance/first-come first serve)

9am - 1:30pm

Golf Tournament - Shotgun Highlands Course

Noon - 5:30pm

Conference Registration

6pm - 8:30pm

Opening Reception with Food/Drinks/Networking

Sponsored By
Merlinos
7am - 8:15am

Breakfast / Networking

Sponsored By
CoreLogic
8:15am - 8:40am

Welcome

Speakers:
Joseph Petrelli

President, Demotech, Inc.

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Mark Wells

Chairman & Publisher, Wells Media Group, Inc.

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8:40am - 8:45am

Antitrust Statement and Introduction of Emcees

Speaker:
Sharon Romano Petrelli

Co-founder, Demotech

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8:45am - 8:50am

Masters of Ceremony

Speakers:
Julie Tinney

Chief Marketing Officer, Wells Media Group, Inc.

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Joseph Petrelli

President, Demotech, Inc.

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8:50am - 9:30am

Keynote Address: Leadership in the New Economy

Learn about the skills today's insurance leaders need and where they should focus. Learn how the insurance industry and its executives can provide leadership in a world where transformational technologies are being introduced almost daily and in an industry where power has shifted from carriers to agents. Discuss what autonomous vehicles, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, mobility and other innovations mean for the industry. Interact with this former carrier CEO who has been a serial entrepreneur, director of dozens of private firms and technology startups, financial consultant, University of Chicago business professor and expert in corporate governance.

Speaker:
Dennis Chookaszian

Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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9:30am - 10am

How Regional P/C Carriers Can Outperform Their Competitors

This session will provide research and insights into financial metrics comparing mutual and stock-owned carriers. Stock-owned insurers have historically produced higher financial returns. This session will examine how, and focus on ways, the gap can be narrowed. The presenters will share research on the changing demand for insurance, and how mutual insurers can capitalize on emerging growth opportunities.

Speaker:
William Wilt

President, Assured Research

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Sponsored By
JLT Re
10am - 10:40am

Insurtech: The Entrepreneurs' Perspective

Insurtech entrepreneurs share their views and experiences about insurance and innovation. What do insurtechs have to offer? How have insurtechs been received by insurance industry? What are obstacles/opportunities to integration and innovation, expansion or exit. Where is it all headed?

Moderator:
Brian Hemesath

Managing Director, Midwest’s Global Insurance Accelerator

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Panelists:
Ilya Bodner

CEO and Founder, Bold Penguin

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Chris Cheatham

CEO, RiskGenius

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Brad Weisberg

CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairman of the Board, Snapsheet

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Jim Gardner

CEO & Co-Founder, ViewSpection

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10:40am - 10:50am

Refreshment Break

Sponsored By
CaseGlide
10:50am - 11:30am

Insurtech: The Insurers' Perspective

How incumbent insurers view innovation and startups. Where, how and why insurers have invested in insurtech. What insurers want from insurtech. Obstacles and opportunities in insurers and insurtechs working together.

Moderator:
Michael Albert

Co-founder, AskKodiak

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Panelists:
Joseph Schneider

Managing Director, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC

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Daniel Reed

Managing Director, American Family Ventures

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Bobbie Collies

Director - Marketing, SECURA Insurance Companies

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Sponsored By
Insurity
11:30am - 12pm

Wildfires: What Is the New Norm?

Wildfires burned approximately 9.8 million acres in 2017, making it the third most destructive wildfire season in U.S. history. This forces the industry to consider whether this level of wildfire activity is the new norm. Dr. Jeffery will provide proprietary data and expert analysis about 2017 wildfire events and what is expected for the future. He will explore how residential development and weather play roles in wildfire occurrence, size and intensity, as well as the geographic distribution of wildfire risk, including hot spots and potential losses. Dr. Jeffery will also explain what can be done to mitigate wildfire risk, especially in hazard-prone areas like California.

Speaker:
Dr. Thomas Jeffery

Senior Hazard Scientist, CoreLogic

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12pm - 1:15pm

Lunch/Networking

Sponsored By
Guidewire
1:15pm - 2:10pm

Cyber Insurance Insights

Where is cyber insurance market now and where is it going? The evolution of risks, models, coverage and pricing. Pitfalls and prospects for profits. Who's in, who's out; who's buying?

Moderator:
Andrew Simpson

Chief Content Officer, Wells Media Group

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Panelists:
Matt Sherman

Senior Vice President of Specialty Reinsurance and Programs Division, NAS Insurance

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Maroun Mourad

President, Verisk’s ISO Commercial Lines

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Mario Paez

Vice President and National Practice Advisor, Technology-Privacy-and Network Risk, USI Insurance Services

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Erica Davis

Senior Vice President, JLT Re (North America) Inc.

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Sponsored By
NAS Insurance
2:10pm - 2:50pm

Update on Autonomous Vehicles and Insurance

Moderator:
Peter Rafferty

Researcher, Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory, University of Wisconsin

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Speakers:
Brad Nail

Vice President, Uber

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Joseph Schneider

Managing Director, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC

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2:50pm - 3:10pm

Refreshment Break

Sponsored By
e2value
3:10pm - 3:40pm

Wading into Private Flood Insurance

Your primer on private flood insurance starts here! Is private flood insurance in your company’s future? Should it be? Learn about developments in the private flood insurance market. What are the obstacles and opportunities and how is technology re-shaping the way we think about flood insurance?

Moderator:
Joseph Petrelli

President, Demotech, Inc.

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Panelists:
Matt Junge

Senior Treaty Underwriter, Swiss Re

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Melissa DeVriese

Chief Administrative Officer, Security First

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3:40pm - 4:30pm

How and Why to Start a Specialty Division

Last year’s keynoter, Tony Markel, advised Super Regionals to specialize.This year carriers explore an opportunity to do this. Learn how a specialty unit could be your opportunity for profitable growth

Speaker:
Jerry Sullivan

Founder, The Sullivan Group

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4:30pm - 4:35pm

Closing Remarks

4:35pm - 5:30pm

60 Second Entertainment for Charity

Have something you want to say to this group? Here’s your chance. To participate, give a minimum donation of $250. Do an elevator pitch. A short play. Sing a song. Most entertaining presentation wins a $500 bonus for their favorite charity PLUS a shout out in the next day’s session. Proceeds split between: The City of Hope & The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.

6pm - 8:30pm

Dinner & Networking

Sponsored By
Munich Re
7am - 8:30am

Breakfast/Networking

Sponsored By
Internet of Insurance
8:30am - 8:35am

Welcome

Speakers:
Joseph Petrelli

President, Demotech, Inc.

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Mark Wells

Chairman & Publisher, Wells Media Group, Inc.

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8:35am - 8:40am

Antitrust Statement

Speaker:
Sharon Romano Petrelli

Co-founder, Demotech

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8:40am - 9:20am

Insurance Carrier of the Future

Change is everywhere. Even the nature of risk is changing. Insurance is transforming from a passive purchase to a catalyst utilized as an active product to facilitate adaption to change. Insurers who ignore the transition may end up building solutions to solve the challenges of the past. Oliver Wyman shares research and insights into the skills carriers and their employees will need to compete in the future, and the innovative tools that are available.

Speaker:
Prashanth Gangu

Partner, Oliver Wyman, Insurance Practice

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9:20am - 10am

The Agency of the Future

What will the agency of the future look like? What tools and technologies will agencies be using in the future? This outspoken industry consultant will share advice on what traditional agents, and the new breed of agents, need to do to exceed mere survival and thrive in the future. He will delve into what carriers and customers will and already expect from agencies in the future. Burand will also identify what carriers' relations with agencies will be like and the critical role education will play on all levels.

Speaker:
Chris Burand

President, Burand Associates

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10am - 10:15am

Refreshment Break

Sponsored By
UBS Financial Services
10:15am - 10:55am

Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Risk and Predict Behavior

What truly big data can do to predict risk. How machine learning can be used for marketing and fraud. How social media can be integrated with financial data for business insights.

Speaker:
Stuart Mathews

Vice President, Innovation & DataLab Integration Lead, Experian Information Solution

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10:55am - 11:40am

What Customers Want: Satisfaction, Engagement, Experience and More

Explore what today’s customers want and the keys to customer satisfaction in a digital age. What carriers are doing to understand customer expectations and improve customer experiences and satisfaction in the age of Amazon. How to apply technology, big data, crowdsourcing, machine learning and more.

Moderator:
Michael Fitzgerald

Senior Analyst, Celent

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Speakers:
Tom Super

Director of P&C Insurance, JD Power

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Todd Kozikowski

Co-Founder, Clearsurance

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Pat Burns

Senior Vice President, Customer Service, ERIE Insurance

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Sponsored By
Symbility
11:40am - 11:45am

Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend


The Super Regional P/C Insurers Conference is designed specifically for you: the insurance carrier leader. It's a chance to connect with the industry and exchange ideas with your peers — other leaders who really "get" the unique challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities that come with being on top.

  • Insurance Carrier C-Suite Titles
    (CEO, CFO, COO, CTO, CIO, CMO)
  • Other Sr. Level Carrier Executives
  • Insurance Carrier Boards of Directors
  • Reinsurance Executives

Testimonials


Just wanted to say what a great meeting you guys put on. I enjoyed it a lot and appreciate all the information you helped me with.

Andy Reavis

COO, BMI Companies

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I met some great individuals during the sessions. I really like the selection of speakers and panelists. They provided some very thought-provoking information that we all really need to take back to our organizations. The agenda, duration of event and location, were perfect to work into a busy schedule. I hope that you and the folks at the Insurance Journal found it as beneficial to host as I did to attend.

Jeffery Rice

President & CEO, Wayne Cooperative Insurance Company

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The topics were great and speakers very interesting. I really enjoyed the HR folks on Tuesday. The place was great and the dinner venues were perfect for everyone to chat and network. Kudos to you guys for a great conference. We look forward to next year and being a sponsor!

Brian O’Neill

Senior Vice President, JLT Re

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I loved it, 5 stars, would do it again.

Laird Rixford

President, Insurance Technologies Corporation

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It's not often you attend a conference and when it's over, you wish there was another panel or discussion. This conference had it all - engaging panelists, up to the minute topics, and endless takeaways.

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller Associates (former Florida Deputy Insurance Commissioner)

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The P/C industry is in the midst of a transformation due to technology and market forces. The speakers and panelists at the 2017 Super Regional Conference challenged us to consider the future of the industry. We appreciated the opportunity to gain a new perspective and get exposure to new ideas from industry leaders, executives, and regulators.

Carly Cohen

Chief Legal Officer, CaseGlide

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Thank you for hosting the excellent 2017 conference in Lake Geneva. I learned a lot, and made excellent networking contacts. I am interested in receiving the presentation slides for the two cyber presentations.

Mike Puerner

VP General Counsel, Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

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The Venue

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa


July 22-24 // Lake Geneva, WI

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What's Included


Carrier/Reinsurer Ticket

$595

Snag your seat at The Super Regional P/C Insurer™ Conference 2018 before it's sold out.

Your registration includes:

  • Full access to all speakers and panels Sun-Tues
  • Free downloads of most presentations & videos
  • An awesome opening reception
  • 2 continental breakfasts, refreshments & a lunch
  • Midwest hospitality in a historic hotel
  • Opportunity to share ideas & build relationships
  • A senior-level, expert forum experience
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Who are the Super Regionals?


Below is a sample of the 156 companies who are either super regional carriers themselves or who have company members on the current list.

The original criteria and objective definition for Super Regional P/C Insurers was established in the Feb. 12, 2007, issue of Insurance Journal. Prior to the establishment of an industry-wide definition, a number of property/casualty insurers had referred to themselves as Super Regionals. Each year, Demotech, the official research partner of Insurance Journal, analyzes year-end data for property/casualty insurance companies submitted to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to create the list. The results are then published in Insurance Journal. For the purpose of this conference, carriers of all sizes are encouraged to participate.

About 2017 Attendees