Why do cyber risk professionals come to our conferences?

On Thursday, October 25, 1,000 cyber risk professionals will convene at Advisen’s Cyber Risk Insights Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Why do they choose to spend a day out of the office to attend? We asked Jim Leonard, Director of Cyber Insurance Solutions at InfoArmor, and Anju Owad, AVP at Allied World these questions:

How many Advisen Cyber Conferences have you attended?
Jim: I’ve honestly lost track, how many have you had?
Anju: Countless.

Why do you keep coming back?
Anju: It affords you the ability to be in front of market leaders, vendors, insureds, [and] brokers and hear their thoughts on what is trending in terms of coverage, claims, etc. It is also a great venue to network.
Jim: These events are where policy, direction, future challenges, and opportunities of our industry are shared and shaped.

What aspects of Advisen Cyber Conferences stand out for you?
Jim: Each conference gives attendees the ability to absorb historical data, learn what’s happening now, and what the future may hold. The conversations you have and people you meet during networking breaks are invaluable.
Anju: Every single conference that I attended stands out to me because I walked away with valuable knowledge.

What would you say to someone in the cyber risk industry who has never attended an Advisen Cyber Conference?
Anju: You need to attend.
Jim: Block the time, pack your bags, and book a seat! You won’t be disappointed. You’ll learn from the best and brightest in the industry.