Speakers Info

The content, agenda & speakers for each Advisen Insights Conference is planned by an Advisory Board that represents industry thought-leaders and influential marketplace participants. Each Advisory Board is unique for each conference event.

Melissa Ventrone, Chair of Data Privacy and Security Group at Thompson Coburn is our 2016 Conference Chairperson. 

Advisory Board:

  • Elisabeth Case, Senior Vice President, Commercial E&O Practice Leader, Marsh
  • Nick Economidis, Underwriter, Beazley
  • James J. Giszczak, Chair, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, McDonald Hopkins LLC
  • Brad Gow, Senior Vice President, Endurance
  • Paul Pendolino, Vice President, FM Global
  • Meredith Schnur, Senior Vice President, Professional Risk Practice, Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Melissa Ventrone, Chair, Data Privacy and Security Group, Thompson Coburn LLP [2016 Conference Chairperson]
  • Julian Waits, Sr., President & CEO, PivotPoint Risk Analytics

34 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Steve Anderson, VP, Product Executive - Privacy & Network Security, QBE
  • Doug Backes, Vice President, Manager of Staff Claims, FM Global
  • Ben Beeson, Cyber Risk Practice Leader, Lockton Companies
  • Jeffrey J. Carpenter, Director, Incident Response and Digital Forensics Practice, SecureWorks
  • Michael Carr, Technology Practice Leader, Argo
  • Elisabeth Case, Senior Vice President, Commercial E&O Practice Leader, Marsh
  • William Cook, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Nick Economidis, Underwriter, Beazley
  • James Giszczak, Chair, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, McDonald Hopkins LLC
  • Jeff Greene, Director NAM Government Affairs & Senior Policy Counsel, Symantec
  • Bill Hardin, Vice President, Charles River Associates
  • Graeme Harper, SVP Global Insurance, FIS Global
  • Ethan Harrington, Director of Insurance and Risk Management, H&R Block
  • Bill Jennings, Crime Manager, Beazley
  • Mark Kollar, CEO and Lead Underwriter, Edgewater Holdings, Ltd.
  • Adam Kopcio, Vice President, Professional Risk, Endurance
  • Winston Krone, Managing Director, Kivu Consulting
  • Jill Linhardt, Executive Vice President, NAS
  • Jason Maloni, Senior Vice President & Chair, Litigation Practice, LEVICK
  • John Merchant, Division Head, Cyber & Professional Liability, Nationwide
  • Rich Moore, Managing Director, Alvarez and Marsal
  • Austin Murphy, Director of Incident Response, CrowdStrike
  • Andy Obuchowski, Practice Leader, Digital Forensics & Incident Response Services, RSM US LLP
  • Matt Prevost, Cyber/ Technology E&O Product Manager, Chubb
  • Brian Robb, Claims Director, CNA
  • Todd Rowe, Partner, Tressler LLP
  • Meredith Schnur, Senior Vice President, Professional Risk Practice, Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Kirstin Simonson, 2VP, Cyber Lead, Travelers
  • David Standish, Complex Claim Director, Cyber/Media/Technology, AIG
  • Vernon Suckerman, Vice President, Underwriting Manager, XL Catlin
  • Kevin Sullivan, Managing Director, Marsh
  • Vinny Troia, Founder, Principal Security Consultant, Night Lion Security
  • Melissa Ventrone, Chair, Data Privacy and Security Group, Thompson Coburn LLP [2016 Conference Chairperson]
  • Julian Waits, Sr., President & CEO, PivotPoint Risk Analytics
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