An Event Presented by
Insurance Journal Demotech, Inc.

Super Regional Conference 2017

"Finding Your True North"

July 16-18 Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Lake Geneva, WI

Who Should Attend

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

About the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

This historic luxury resort was originally the famed Lake Geneva Playboy Club Hotel and is home to one of the best golf courses in the Midwest. The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is the recipient of a 2016 Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Award and a 2016 Smart Meetings' Platinum Choice Award. It's accessible from both Chicago and Milwaukee.

Special rates are available for attendees.

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Finding Your True North

This year's conference theme is "Finding Your True North", a concept essential for accurate navigation; whether your journey be a literal one on the sea, or one in life, or in business. We are often uncertain about where we stand, and where we are going both personally & professionally. Knowing our 'True North' would enable us to follow the right path. Never in our history has this been a more challenging proposition. So for 3 days this coming July, we'll explore challenging opportunities for property/casualty C-Suite executives together. Differentiate distractions. You'll interact with some of the most respected leaders in the industry, and gain insights about changes in InsureTech, Big Data, People Management, Reinsurance, Mergers, Insurance Linked Securities, Global Warming, and much more. Sign up today to secure your seat and find your 'True North'.



Note: You can click any photo to see the instructor's bio.
Golf Day

(Contact hotel directly/first come, first serve)

12:00pm - 5:30pm
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Opening Reception
Sponsored By
7:00am - 8:30am
Sponsored By
8:30am - 8:40am

Welcome & Introduction of Master of Ceremonies

Joseph Petrelli
President, Demotech, Inc.
Mark Wells
Chairman & Publisher, Wells Media Group, Inc.
8:40am – 8:50am

Opening Remarks

Peter van Aartrijk
CEO, Aartrijk (Master of Ceremonies)
8:50am – 9:00am

Antitrust Statement

Legal Counsel
9:00am - 9:30am

Keynote: "Going from Zero to Five Billion"

Tony Markel
Vice Chairman, Markel Corp.
9:30am - 10:15am

Panel: "InsureTech: Disruption, Innovation...Threat or Benefit?"

Moderator: Andy Simpson
Chief Content Officer, Wells Media Group, Inc.
Robert F Mozeika Executive Innovation Strategy – Silicon Valley, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
Brian Cohen
Operating Partner, Altamont Capital Partners
Laird Rixford
President, Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC)
Martha Notaras
Managing Director, XL Catlin Ventures
10:15am - 10:30am
Sponsored By
10:30am - 11:10am

"Executive Briefing on the Latest Cyber Threats"

Jason Smolanoff Senior Managing Director/Head of Global Cyber Security, Kroll Associates, Inc.
Sponsored By
11:10am - 11:45am

"Brass Tacks: Concrete Steps That Carriers Can Take to Help Insureds Actually Improve Cybersecurity"

David Garrett
President, Tensyl Security
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Sponsored By
1:30pm - 2:45pm

Panel: "Reinsurance: Insurance Linked Securities, Client Expectations and How They Affect You."

Moderator: Joseph Petrelli
President, Demotech, Inc.
Britt Newhouse
Chairman, Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC
William Dubinsky
Managing Director & Head of ILS, Willis Towers Watson
Larry Jansen
President, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance
2:45pm – 3:00pm
Sponsored By
3:00pm - 4:15pm

Panel: "Big Data: Why It Matters and How to Use It for Fun and Profit."

Jim Weiss
Director, Analytic Solutions ISO
Norrine Brydon
Vice President, Research and Content Strategy, CoreLogic
Bret Shroyer
Vice President of Services, Valen Analytics
Dorothy Andrews
Consulting Actuary, Merlinos & Associates, Inc.
4:15pm - 4:30pm
Closing for Day One
Peter van Aartrijk
CEO, Aartrijk (Master of Ceremonies)
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Evening event - full participation encouraged
7:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 8:50am

Recap of Day One

Peter van Aartrijk
CEO, Aartrijk (Master of Ceremonies)
8:50am – 9:00am

Antitrust Statement

Legal Counsel
9:00am - 10:15am

"Talent That Takes You North: The Changing Landscape of Human Capital"

Gregory P. Jacobson
CEO, Jacobson & Associates
Jaime Elgas, MSHR
Engagement Director, Jacobson & Associates
10:15am - 10:30am
Sponsored By
10:30am - 11:45am

Panel: "What is Driving Autonomous Vehicles, Telematics and Continuous Information?"

Moderator: Joseph Petrelli
President, Demotech, Inc.
Peter Rafferty
TSM&O Program Manager, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Joe Schneider
Managing Director, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
Ryan Purdy
Consulting Actuary, Merlinos & Associates, Inc.
Closing Remarks & Adjourn
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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.