Day 1: February 14th, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Registration

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

Welcoming Remarks

1:05 pm - 1:15 pm

Opening Remarks by our 2017 Conference Co-Chairs

  • Steve Anderson, Vice President, Product Executive – Privacy & Network Security Specialty Insurance, QBE
  • Pascal Millaire, VP & GM, Symantec
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

The Internet of Threats: The New Paradigm

The Dyn attack in 2016 evolved the Internet of Things into the Internet of Threats. The internet is no longer a flat surface, but has become a web that works around us.

What are the new vulnerabilities of the Internet of Threats? What is the new risk paradigm for cyber security?

  • Dean Coclin, Sr. Director of Business Development, Website Security, Symantec
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

IoT: Weighing up the ‘Possible’ against the ‘Value’

As devices, machinery, cars and products are produced with more technology and connected capabilities, how do you weigh up the risks of these new products against the value to your business? How will insurance companies underwrite businesses with a strong IoT product-base? What security baselines will they insist on?

  • Steve Anderson, Vice President, Product Executive – Privacy & Network Security Specialty Insurance, QBE (Moderator)
  • Elisabeth Case, Senior Vice President, Cyber Advisory Practice Leader, Marsh
  • Alisdair Faulkner, Co-Founder, Chief Products Officer, ThreatMetrix
  • Kevin Kirst, Director, Cyber Crime and Breach Response, PwC
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

The Regulatory View on IoT

Using recent publications, this session will outline the regulatory viewpoint on the IoT. What standards are being recommended for policing the new world of connected devices? What direction might regulation in this area take in the future?

  • Emy R. Donavan, Head of Cyber, North America, Allianz (Moderator)
  • Adam Hamm, Managing Director, Protiviti Global Consulting
  • Ellen MacDonald Farrell, Senior Counsel Washington, D.C., Crowell & Moring
  • Wes McClelland, Vice President, Federal Affairs, American Insurance Association
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Afternoon Break

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Business Interruption

How might a weak link in your supply chain be exposed and cause business interruption to your company? How are insurance policies responding to business interruption cover?

  • Thomas Reagan, Managing Director, Marsh (Moderator)
  • Christopher M. Calnon, Senior Vice President, Financial Lines, Chubb
  • Richard Sunny, Operations Vice President, Operations Claims Manager, FM Global
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

A Study on Insurance Risk Aggregation

With increasing scrutiny on insurance companies and their ability to identify and mitigate aggregation exposure, this session will consider the impact of IoT on silent coverages.

How is new IoT technology creating threats in unexpected policies? How do insurance companies identify, monitor and aggregate these exposures? What implications might the IoT have on existing lines of cover, such as GL and Property?

  • Mickey Estey, Senior Vice President, E&O/Cyber/Media, RT ProExec – RT Specialty (Moderator)
  • Brad Gow, Senior Vice President, Endurance
  • John E. Howell, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Kara Owens, Vice President, TransRe
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception sponsored by:


Day 2: February 15th, 8:00am - 6:00pm

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am - 9:05 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:05 am - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks by our 2017 Conference Co-Chairs

  • Steve Anderson, Vice President, Product Executive – Privacy & Network Security Specialty Insurance, QBE
  • Pascal Millaire, VP & GM, Symantec
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Keynote Address

  • Sean Kanuck, first US National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues from 2011-2016 and Advisor at Cyence, Inc
9:45 am - 10:30 am

Managing Cyber Risk in Your Organization: A Cal State Case Study

This session will bring together the key internal stakeholders at California State University to discuss their response to cyber threats internally and their interactions with the insurance sector.

  • Leslie DeCato, Application Security Manager, California State University
  • Chris Fowler, General Counsel, California State University
  • Zachary Gifford, Director of System-wide Risk Management, California State University
  • William Perry, Chief Information Security Officer, California State University
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning Break

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Art versus Science

How do carriers assess a ‘good risk’ in such a fast-changing environment. This session will look at how insurers are streamlining the underwriting process with technology. Panelists will look at synergies and conflicts between vendor tools and the application process.

  • Lisa Phillips, National Practice Advisor, Wells Fargo Insurance Services (Moderator)
  • Christine Eveland, Technology, Media & Business Services, Beazley Insurance Services
  • Ozzie Fonseca, Senior Director, Data Breach Resolution, Experian
  • Austin Murphy, Director, Incident Response Services, CrowdStrike
11:45 am - 12:15 pm

The Cloud

Increasingly, businesses are moving their infrastructure to The Cloud. But what is it – and what exposures does it present to corporations and their insurers? This session will give a brief history of the Cloud and address how the proliferation of Cloud services is affecting the risk landscape.

  • David Bradford, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Robin Mestre, Principal Strategic Advisor, Google Cloud Platform
  • Mark Weatherford, SVP, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, vArmour
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Insuretech: What Are They After?

Money is pouring in to cyber vendors, focussing on the insurance sector. What are these Insuretech start-ups doing? What are their expectations for growth and development of the cyber market?

  • Garrett Koehn, President Northwestern US, Regional Director, CRC Insurance Group (Moderator)
  • Yida Gao, Investor, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
  • Sidd Gavirneni, Co-Founder, Zeguro
  • Philip Rosace, Solutions Manager, Cyence
  • Jay Sarzen, Senior Analyst (Consulting & Research Lead), P&C Insurance Segment, Aite Group
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Conference Luncheon

1:15pm-2:00pm // Help Us to Create ‘Actionable Intelligence’

Advisen is exploring how to generate “actionable intelligence” as it continues to look at different ways to help address the data challenges facing the cyber insurance industry. Do you want to be part of the conversation?

This workshop will discuss how Advisen’s proprietary loss database and various levels of analysis from the company to peer group level can further support the decision making process.

Please join Advisen for this lunch workshop as we discuss our strategy to elevate our product offerings through “actionable intelligence”.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

SME Focus

Where are SME’s vulnerable? A look at SME claims, cyber security posture and ask how the insurance market can grow in this sector.

  • Bill Cosgrove, Managing Principal & Practice Leader, Financial & Executive Risks, EPIC (Moderator)
  • Winston Krone, Managing Director, Kivu
  • Jordan Rankell, Assistant Vice President, West Coast Regional Underwriting Manager, NAS
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Growing the Cyber Insurance Market: The Government Roadmap

This session will hear from The Presidential Commission on Cybersecurity for the Center for Strategic and International Studies on some of the specific recommendations that are targeted at helping grow the cyber insurance market. We will hear from cybersecurity strategist at the CSIS, Davis Hake and other committee members what they are recommending to the next Administration.

  • Davis Hake, Cybersecurity Strategist, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Moderator)
  • Geoff Belknap, CSO, Slack
  • Andy Steingruebl, Senior Director, PayPal
  • Brian White, COO, RedOwl
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Afternoon Break

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Coverage and Conditions: A Moving Feast

What are the main coverage developments of the past 12 months? Are cyber insurance policy forms keeping pace with client’s needs? This session will identify where coverage has gone – and where it needs to go – to offer meaningful cover in today’s cybersecurity environment.

  • Tim Francis, Enterprise Cyber Lead, Travelers (Moderator)
  • Jason Glasgow, Vice President Cyber Lead, Allied World
  • Florence Levy, Senior Vice President, Cyber / E&O Practice, JLT Specialty USA
  • Bob Parisi, Managing Director, Marsh
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Reaching Capacity? Buying and Claims Trends

How much cyber insurance should you buy? Is there enough capacity? Is the market profitable and sustainable? This session will look at the state of the cyber insurance marketplace and its maturity. Can the market sustain the levels of claims and meet capacity demand as interest in the cover continues to grow?

  • Gregory Bautista, Partner, Wilson Elser (Moderator)
  • Lauri Floresca, Senior Vice President & Partner, Co-Chair, Cyber Liability Team, Woodruff Sawyer
  • Aaron Laderman, Regional Underwriting Manager, Financial Lines, AIG
  • Catherine C. Lyle, Claims Expert, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception

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