InsurTech NY 2022 Spring Conference: Digital First or Customer First

March 7, 2022

March 7, 2022

8:00 am To 6:30 pm

1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036


Event Description

Digital First or Customer First – 2022 Spring Insurance Conference

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InsurTech NY Event Details

InsurTech NY is hosting its annual spring conference to bring together the insurance innovators and InsurTech leaders to NYC. The conference will feature speakers from insurance carriers and brokers making strides in innovation and InsurTech startups that have shaken up the industry.

This conference will help answer the age-old question: should insurers focus on going digital-first or being customer-first. During the first wave of the internet revolution, Silicon Valley Tech Companies focused purely on digital-first. The result was a glut of .COMs with no customers to buy their products. We all know how that ended.

The insurance industry is now having its moment of massive change. Leaders of insurance carriers and InsurTech startups must make the same decision as tech founders in the late 1990s, but the right answer for insurance may be different than the right answer for early tech. Join us on March 9th to explore the issue over a series of hot topics covering distribution, underwriting, policy admin, and claims functions.

The conference will also host the largest InsurTech competition on the East Coast. Top startups from a pool of 100+ applicants will pitch in front of investors and insurance executives.

Agenda Overview

8:50 AM Welcome & Introductions

9:00 AM Panel: The Small Commercial Distribution Battleground

9:30 AM Panel: Telematics 2.0 – Where Are We Headed & How

10:00 AM Opening Keynote

10:15 AM Networking / Expo

10:40 AM Moving Beyong Selling Life Insurance – Financial Wellness & Literacy

11:10 AM Smart Homeowners – Mitigating Loss Through Better Data

11:40 AM Networking & Lunch

12:40 PM Startup Pitch Global InsurTech Competition

1:40 PM Keynote 2: AgentTech – Keeping the Channel Relevant

1:55 PM Panel: Quasi-Insurance & E&S

2:25 PM Networking / Expo

2:55 PM Panel: Life InsurTech Trends – Is Life Catching up with P&C Investment

3:25 PM TED Talk: The Gift & Curse of Embedded Insurance

3:33 PM TED Talk: Making Permanent Insurance Customer First

3:41 PM TED Talk: Underwriting Beyond Credit

3:50 PM Networking / Expo

4:20 PM Panel: Follow the Money – Where is InsurTech VC Moving

4:50 PM Panel: Bringing ESG into the Insurance Conversation

5:20 PM Share tomorrow’s agenda & Open Networking

Featured Speakers

We are bringing together an expert line up of insurance carrier leaders, InsurTech founders, and solution provider leaders. Speakers from 2020 are currently being displayed, we will announce / release the 2022 speakers in the coming months.

Travelers / Traverse – Lead Entrepreneur – Ryan Duques

Munich Re – VP of Market Strategy – Tony Laudato

Pivot Global – CEO – Cynthia Young

Everest Re – Vice President, Head of eIQ™ Innovation Team – Ryan Cole

Swiss Re – VP of Analytics – Christian Klose

CSE Insurance – Chief Legal and Innovation Officer – Angela Grant

NY DFS – Deputy Super Intendent – Matt Homer

IPTIQ by Swiss Re – SVP Marketing – Donna Jermer

SCOR – Head of investments – Adrian Jones

AM Best – Director – Maura McGuigan

Hippo – VP Marketing – Andrea Collins

OnRamp Risk – CEO & CoFounder – Audrey Rampinelli

Eversheds Sutherland – Partner – Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik

Hippo – Sr. Director Underwriting & Customer Support – Mike Gulla

Novarica – VP Research & Consulting – Eric Weisburg

ClarionDoor – CEO – Michael DeGusta

AIG – AVP National Accounts – Denise Campbell

e2value – CEO – Todd Rissel

Lemonade – Co-founder – Ty Sagalow

Willis Re – Global Head of InsurTech – Andrew Johnston

Nassau Re – CIO – Dan McCoach

Locke Lord – Partner – Ben Sykes

VPay – VP Growth – Elisa Logan

EY – Managing Director – Dawn Nash

Two Sigma IQ – SVP Engineering – Jeff Tyler

Blackboard Insurance – Head of Distribution – Kathleen Ziegler

TIAA – VP of Product – Todd Sagmoe

Past Featured Judges

We have brought together the best InsurTech investors and the best carrier/broker innovation leaders and corporate investors to judge our InsurTech NY startup competition. The finalists will pitch at the conference in front of these judges. Below are some past judges from the 2020 Competition.

Hudson Structured – Partner – Vikas Singhal

Bain Capital Ventures – Investor – Ashley Paston

Manchester Story – Senior Analyst – Alex Whitney

CT Innovation – Managing Director – Doug Roth

Sure Ventures – Investor – Gopi Rangan

NY Life Venture – Director of Investments – Tim Del Bello

Everest Re – Vice President, Head of eIQ™ Innovation Team – Ryan Cole

NFP Ventures – Vice President – Adam Blumencranz

Plug and Play – Associate – Eugenio Gonzalez

Anthemis – Investor – Alex Steiner

NY Angels – Investor – Bill Goddard

IA Capital Group – Associate – Anton Wesener

Guggenheim – VP – Justin Ostroff

GreenlightRe – Innovations – Isaac Espinoza

Guardian Life – Senior Director, Strategic Ventures – Adam Myers

Northwestern Mutual – Associate – MC Razaire

Transamerica Ventures – Investment Manager – Andrew Pitz

Rev1 Ventures – Director, Venture Acceleration – Andrew Daniels

MedStartr Ventures – Managing Partner – Alex Fair

TIAA – Chianoo Adrian – Sr. Product Director

Activate Partners – Managing Partner – Glen Bressner

Angel Investor – Sanjeev Kumar

Munich Re Ventures – Investor – Ben Bergsma

Oliver Wyman – Partner – Farooq Sheikh

Assuirty – Vice President of Ventures and Individual Sales – Jared Carlson

AXA Venture Partners – Investor – Anthony Hou

Our Sponsors

Past sponsors for our Spring Conference include: Eversheds Sutherland, clariondoor, EY, Two Sigma IQ, Guidewire, Locke Lord, e2value, Rippling, AKUR8, vpay, Brex, ACORD, Assurity, UK Department of International Trade, and Spencer Fund.

Competition Finalists (2020)

Finalists from the InsurTech competition will pitch at the conference. Please congratulate all of the awesome InsurTechs who made the finals!

Early Stage: JAUNTIN’​, Sigo, Micruity, Atidot, Agilius, WOOP!, Protosure, Adapt Ready, Saive and Kiwi Insure.

Growth Stage: Zelros, WeatherCheck, Planck, DeadHappy, Pharm3r, Matterport, INSHUR, Wenalyze, EasySend and QuickInsured

In-Kind Prize Providers (2020)

Thanks to all the providers who provide the prizes for the competition winners: Prince Communications, CH&Co, VIRTUALFORCE, MS Marketing Services, Locke Lord, STANTON, McCarter & English, LLP, RBM Consulting, Scorecard Bliss, ROI Consulting Incorporated, Microsoft, Fusion PR, Kiwi Tech, Startup Owl, Success Performance Systems, BCP Tec and Amazon

About InsurTechNY

InsurTechNY’s mission is to bring together carriers, brokers, startups, and investors to help accelerate digital transformation of the Insurance industry in Greater New York region. We do this by facilitating new relationships and sharing insights from influencers within the industry through hosting 6 educational and networking events a year (est. every 2 months). Please visit our website, for more details.

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