Predictive Modeling Insights Conference - New York

January 19, 2017
8:00 am – 6:00 pm ET

New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY, 10013


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Keynote Address

Modeling and analytics are more important now than ever in a business. But it is not the Holy Grail.

Drawing from his broad experience across industries and regions, Jeff will discuss the crucial role of modelling as one part of a strategic plan for your business – with the data scientist setting the tone at the top for solving complex business problems.

Despite the plethora of new tools and data available to the modeler, Jeff will outline the beauty of simplicity, elegance and relevance in a good model.

  • Jeffrey Strickland, Principal Analytics Consultant, Humalytica Analytics, LLC
9:45 am - 10:45 am

Preventive Analytics – The Actual Cutting Edge

This session will look at the cutting edge of analytics in today’s commercial P&C environment. Focusing on Preventive Analytics, panelists will explore case studies where models using sensors and data analytics are changing the face of P&C insurance to facilitate drastic loss mitigation. What sectors are adopting these techniques and to what effect? How fast is this revolution happening and what are the brakes on its pace?

  • Don Mango, Vice Chairman, Analytics Advisory, Guy Carpenter (Moderator)
  • Jim Paugh, SVP and Co-Founder, Care Bridge International, Inc.
  • Michael Reilly, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Morning Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The Data Firehose – How to Channel It: 

There is a plethora of new data sources available to the commercial insurance industry today. But does ‘available’ equal ‘valuable’?

This session will look at the digital ‘data exhaust’ from social media and multimedia, smartphones, computers and other consumer and industrial devices. Panelists will discuss whether the insurance industry is keeping pace with this onslaught and ask how you verify the value of the data for modeling purposes.

This session will also touch on data visualization and its role in creating real insights for insurance decision-making.

  • Ben Fidlow, Global Head of Core Analytics, Willis Towers Watson (Moderator)
  • Aleksey Popelyukhin, Head of Actuarial Data Services, Swiss Re
  • Dan Root, VP, Business Solutions Consultant, Strategic Analytics, XL Catlin
  • Jayesh Srivastava, Head of Global Professional Analytical Services, Dun & Bradstreet
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Conference Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Disrupting Distribution

New insurance business models are disrupting the insurance industry. What does that mean for the insurance value chain? This session will use case studies of on-demand insurance applications and disruptive commercial P&C start-ups as a springboard for discussion on the insurance value chain and the ownership of data.

  • David Bradford, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Michael Fitzgibbon, Chief Underwriting Officer, Slice Labs Inc.
  • Karl Stark, CEO, Elagy
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Smart Applications

How are Artificial Intelligence, the IoT and other technology developments being used to predict loss and help streamline the insurance process? How are these techniques being used across the insurance value chain? This session will also look at the application of blockchain for claims administration and payments.

  • Jim Blinn, Executive Vice President, Global Product Manager, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Philip J. Edmundson, Managing Partner, Edmus Ventures, LLC
  • Scott Henck, Senior Vice President, Global Claims, Chubb
  • Ashish Kohad, AVP, Predictive Analytics CoE, Zurich
  • Louis Stone, Managing Director- Head of Business Development, Symbiont.io
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Break

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Regulation: The difference between ‘possible’ and ‘allowed’

Technology and data are changing the insurance landscape at an unprecedented pace. Is regulation keeping up with the changes? Where is the fine-line between prudent regulatory consumer protection and hampering the industry’s ability to innovate?

  • Rick Bortnick, Senior Counsel, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry (Moderator)
  • Paul Ferrillo, Counsel, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Cindy Maike, General Manager – Insurance, Hortonworks
  • Matthew Mosher, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer – Rating Services, AM Best
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What’s the ‘Next Big Thing’?

In this final session of the day, we will hear an inspiring vision of the future of insurance, from IBM’s Financial Services CTO, Phillip Schwartz.
Phil- who works closely with the Watson cognitive computing project – will walk through the various platforms, ecosystem, analytics and cognitive computing that will combine to put the insurance industry into a better position to drive analytics and preventative modeling.
Using live demonstrations and real use cases, Phil will demonstrate how IoT and cognitive technology is not science fiction – but a real driver of significant change in the industry.

  • Philip L. Schwartz, Chief Global Architect for Insurance, IBM Watson Internet of Things
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception

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We consistently deliver an audience that is comprised of 20% Risk Managers & Insurance Buyers, Brokers (20%), Insurance Carriers (36%), Lawyers (6%), Service Providers (9%) and other insurance professionals (9%).

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