Day 1: March 2nd, 12:00pm - 6:15pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Registration & Networking

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Welcoming Remarks

  • Rebecca Bole, EVP, Editor-in-Chief, Advisen
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Track 1

Track 2

1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

1:15pm – 2:15pm / Forensic Dissection of a Claim

You only really find out what you’ve bought when you have a claim. This session will use case studies to assess how a cyber claim works in reality. When do you notify your insurer of an incident? How involved are they in the claim process? What is the role of the traditional loss adjustor?

  • John R. Gonzo, Managing Partner, L’Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP (Moderator)
  • Mickey Estey, Senior Vice President, E&O/Cyber/Media, RT ProExec – RT Specialty
  • Tom Kang, Cyber Product Manager, The Hartford
  • Samantha Riley, Partner, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP


2:15pm – 3:00pm / The Service Offering

Most cyber insurance policies now offer a selection of additional services for the insured. What are they? Who pays for them? What do they do? Why are they important to a policy? This panel of brokers will analyse the services available to cyber insurance buyers and ask how they advise on the value-add services on offer.

  • Jenny Soubra, National Practice Leader, Cyber, Technology, Media & Specialty PI, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (Moderator)
  • Rebecca Pearson, Senior Vice President, FINEX Cyber and E&O Team, Willis Towers Watson
  • Lisa Phillips, National Practice Advisor, Professional Risk Practice, Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Brent Rieth, Senior Vice President and Team Leader, Aon Risk Solutions
  • Susan Young, Vice President, E&O and Cyber Practice, Marsh

1:15pm – 2:15pm / Internet of Things: The Underwriter’s Response to a Shifting Risk Landscape

This panel will discuss the risks created by emerging technologies such as wearable health devices, self-driving cars and smart appliances and assess whether insurance products are keeping pace with the risk landscape and underwriters are adequately assessing the related exposures.

  • David Bradford, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Manny Cho, Vice President, Western Regional Underwriting Manager, Axis Capital
  • Stephen F. Douglas, Risk Control Director, CNA
  • Michael Palotay, Senior Vice President, Underwriting, NAS Insurance Services


2:15pm – 3:00pm / 2016 – A Big Year for Regulation and Cyber Litigation

This session will take a look at the landscape for data liabilities in 2016. Initiatives are rife, including NIST, European data protection rules and a swathe of litigation and legislation following events such as Neiman Marcus, Target and various FI and Healthcare breaches. What are the trends in settlements, litigation and legislation that will impact how the cyber industry does business in 2016?

  • Christina N. Terplan, Partner, Clyde & Co US LLP (Moderator)
  • James Giszczak, Chair, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, McDonald Hopkins LLC
  • John E. Howell, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Paul Karlsgodt, Partner, BakerHostetler LLP
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm


3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Modeling Cyber: Predictive Analytics and Cyber

Is it possible to quantify the threat of cyber risks to a portfolio of business? There are a number of initiatives driving the quantification of cyber risk, making this a business imperative in the insurance market. This session will look at the factors that contribute to the cost of a cyber loss and various initiatives to model cyber risk, including how to quantify and manage systemic risk and aggregations of exposures. Panelists will address questions such as: How accurate is benchmarking process in cyber? How does data science and analysis affect the price and availability of reinsurance? When will the data that the industry has at it’s disposal adequately address the applications the industry wants to put it to?

  • Jim Blinn, EVP & Global Product Manager, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Dominic Keller, Assistant Vice President, Willis Towers Watson
  • Scott Stransky, Manager, Principal Scientist, AIR
  • Douglas Thompson, Everest Re
  • Claude Wagner, Chief Actuary Cyber Insurance, Symantec
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

The Underwriting Process Laid Bare

As the risk landscape continues to evolve, it becomes more difficult for carriers to collect the most relevant information and to assess the best risks for their portfolios. This session will use case studies of cyber risk applications to address the underwriting process – from application to binding a quote. What are underwriters looking for in a ‘good’ risk? What standards are they applying to differentiate and rate risks? What happens when you come to renew a policy with a claim on it?

  • Abbey Gallegos, Senior Vice President, Broking Leader, Willis Towers Watson (Moderator)
  • Emy Donavan, National Practice Leader, Cyber, Technology, Media & Specialty PI, Allianz Global Coporate and Specialty
  • Jason W. Glasgow, CyberRisk Product Manager, Travelers
  • Dan Trueman, Head of Cyber, Novae
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Cocktail Reception

Day 2: March 3rd, 8:00am - 6:00pm

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am - 9:05 am

Welcoming Remarks

  • Rebecca Bole, EVP, Editor-in-Chief, Advisen
9:05 am - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks by our 2016 Conference Chair

  • Emy Donavan, National Practice Leader, Cyber, Technology, Media & Specialty PI, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Stronger together…

The time is right for cyber risk mitigation and cyber risk transfer forces to join together to fight an increasingly complex, real-time risk. Hear Symantec’s General Manager of Trust Services, Roxane Divol, share her thoughts on the pace and scale of change in the threat landscape and the implications for cyber insurers.
Roxane will discuss the need for corporate, regulatory, financial and technical resources to converge now, more than ever, to combat threats which are profoundly affecting businesses in real time.

  • Roxane Divol, SVP and GM, Website Security, Symantec
9:45 am - 10:30 am

The Risk Manager’s Perspective

  • Rennie Muzii, Senior Vice President, Endurance Professional Lines (Moderator)
  • Grace Crickette, Interim AVP, Business Operations, San Francisco State University
  • Alan Kurth, Risk Manager, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
  • Jerry A. Lopes, Risk Manager, Aetna Inc.
  • Steve Martino, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Cisco Systems
10:30 am - 10:45 am

Advisen Market Metrics

  • Jim Blinn, EVP & Global Product Manager, Advisen
10:45 am - 11:00 am

Morning Break

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Real Cyber Claims

Does the reality of cyber loss experience match the topics discussed at most conferences? Much time is spent discussing data breach, but is that what is keeping underwriters up at night? This session will gather a panel of senior carriers to discuss where the actual claims are coming from – intellectual property theft, E&O, media liability, etc. Is the loss trend shifting? How is it affecting carrier pricing models and driving pricing and underwriting controls?

  • Lauri Floresca, Senior Vice President & Partner, Co-Chair, Cyber Liability Team, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. (Moderator)
  • Dan Burke, Vice President, Technology Product Head, Hiscox
  • Carrie Parikh, Claims Manager, Technology, Media and Business Services, Beazley
  • Matt Prevost, Cyber / Technology E&O Product Manager, Chubb
  • James Reed, Underwriting Consultant – West Region, CNA
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

The Federal Government, Cyber Security and Insurance

The federal government increasingly sees the insurance industry as a key stakeholder in the drive to build enterprise Cyber Security. The creation and launch of the NIST Framework in February 2014 has been widely applauded by the private sector but adoption is not mandatory. Incorporating risk manager and carrier perspectives, this session will ask whether the insurance market should be more involved in developing standards to foster greater adoption.

  • Matthew McCabe, Senior Vice President, Network Security and Data Privacy, Marsh FINPRO (Moderator)
  • Tom Finan, Chief Strategy Officer, Ark Network Security Solutions (Ark, NSS)
  • Sean Hoar, Partner, Portland, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Catherine Mulligan, Senior Vice President, National Underwriting Manager, Specialty E&O, Zurich
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Conference Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Is Cyber Accurately Priced?

How is cyber priced in a changing market? Is it adequate? This session will draw perspectives from different carriers in the US primary, excess, London and Bermuda markets. The panel will outline how they price cyber risk and address the thorny issue of adequacy.

  • Garrett Koehn, President, Regional Director, CRC Insurance Group (Moderator)
  • Mike Baukes, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, UpGuard
  • Matt Donovan, Cyber & Data Risks Product Head – VP, Hiscox USA
  • Nick Economidis, Underwriter, Beazley
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Understanding the Dark Web

What lurks beneath the surface of the web? This panel will take us on a journey beneath the Surface Web, through the Deep Web and into the murky depths of the Dark Web. What — and whose — data lies there? How is it valued and traded? What nefarious tools and services are bargained for there? What can a trip through the Dark Web tell legitimate businesses about their risks and how to most effectively respond to them?

  • Steven Anderson, VP, Product Executive – Privacy & Network Security, QBE (Moderator)
  • Chris Caleron, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Albert Cooley, Director, Deepsight Intelligence, Symantec
  • Winston Krone, Managing Director, Kivu
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Cyber & the Boardroom

How involved is the board and the C-Suite in their organizations’ cyber risk? As awareness and dialogue around cyber risks increase, how are companies managing these risks holistically, from the top down? The panel will share insights on how the cyber dialogue is evolving in the boardroom and at the C-Suite level – including perspectives on how they view cyber risk, changes in IT budgets and staffing, views on cyber insurance, and the level of engagement in response planning.

  • Florence Levy, Senior Vice President, Cyber/E&O Practice, JLT Specialty USA (Moderator)
  • Nora M. Denzel, Director, AMD
  • Gary Harbison, Chief Information Security Officer, Monsanto Company
  • Shane McGee, Chief Privacy Officer, FireEye
  • Julian Waits, Sr., President & CEO, PivotPoint Risk Analytics
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Cyber War Game

The military does it, the government does it – increasingly corporations are doing it… Cyber war games are becoming a crucial part of testing your company’s responsiveness and resilience in the face of a ‘live’ cyber event. Ahead of our conference, Advisen will host a cyber-incident simulation exercise that will see selected teams of experts – representing the various stakeholders in a real event – work through a mock cyber incident in real time. An observation team will critique the handling of the incident and report back some best practices and key takeaways for our conference audience in San Francisco.

  • Rebecca Bole, EVP, Editor-in-Chief, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Leslie Kesselring, Founder and President, Kesselring Communications
  • Winston Krone, Managing Director, Kivu Consulting
  • Austin Murphy, Director, Incident Response Services, CrowdStrike
  • David Thomas, Special Agent in Charge, San Francisco Field Office, United States Secret Service
  • Melissa Ventrone, Partner, Wilson Elser
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception

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