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GeoInsurance USA 2019

June 11-12 2019 | W Hoboken, NJ

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Main Conference Day 1
June 11
08:00

Registration, Coffee and Networking

Come and meet the team, grab a coffee and enjoy some delicious breakfast items.

Registration, Coffee and Networking

June 11 | 08:00 - 09:00

Come and meet the team, grab a coffee and enjoy some delicious breakfast items.

Speaking:

09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

Pitney Bowes

Speaking:

Michael Hofert, Pitney Bowes

Michael Hofert

Managing Director of Insurance Solutions, Pitney Bowes

Chair's Opening Remarks

June 11 | 09:00 - 09:15

Pitney Bowes

Speaking:

Michael Hofert, Pitney Bowes

Michael Hofert

Pitney Bowes

09:15

Keynote Presentation: Building Resilience for Communities and Individuals through Geospatial Intelligence

· Homeland security, public safety threats and disaster risks are expanding and increasing in every more diverse and complex ways.

· “This upward trend in U.S. disaster risk is not just of concern to lives and property, but also to our way of life as it threatens the fiscal solvency of the nation.” Dr David Alexander.

· Geospatial intelligence has emerged as a uniquely valuable tool for public safety, homeland security, and disaster management - how can we better embrace these tools?

· New opportunities and emerging trends in GeoINT for Resilience and the critical importance of geospatial science and technology

· Building the tradecraft, expanding the profession, and growing the market place – role of USGIF and other community leaders and organizations

Speaking:

David Alexander, US Department of Homeland Security

Dr David Alexander

Senior Technologist for Resilience, US Department of Homeland Security

Keynote Presentation: Building Resilience for Communities and Individuals through Geospatial Intelligence

June 11 | 09:15 - 09:45

· Homeland security, public safety threats and disaster risks are expanding and increasing in every more diverse and complex ways.

· “This upward trend in U.S. disaster risk is not just of concern to lives and property, but also to our way of life as it threatens the fiscal solvency of the nation.” Dr David Alexander.

· Geospatial intelligence has emerged as a uniquely valuable tool for public safety, homeland security, and disaster management - how can we better embrace these tools?

· New opportunities and emerging trends in GeoINT for Resilience and the critical importance of geospatial science and technology

· Building the tradecraft, expanding the profession, and growing the market place – role of USGIF and other community leaders and organizations

Speaking:

David Alexander, US Department of Homeland Security

Dr David Alexander

US Department of Homeland Security

09:45

Open Forum: Making Geographical Information part of the Internalized Employee Playbook – Calculated Decision Making for all

• Can Geographic Information Systems (GIS) help to make the insurance journey a holistic process?

• What are the benefits to be gained through increasing the availability of GIS tools and education programs, allowing better and more use of this technology to aid colleagues decision-making process?

• What value proposition can insurers and reinsurers obtain by utilizing GIS more widely throughout the entire company structure?

Speaking:

Rob Galbraith, Author

Rob Galbraith

Author, The end of Insurance as we know it

Open Forum: Making Geographical Information part of the Internalized Employee Playbook – Calculated Decision Making for all

June 11 | 09:45 - 10:15

• Can Geographic Information Systems (GIS) help to make the insurance journey a holistic process?

• What are the benefits to be gained through increasing the availability of GIS tools and education programs, allowing better and more use of this technology to aid colleagues decision-making process?

• What value proposition can insurers and reinsurers obtain by utilizing GIS more widely throughout the entire company structure?

Speaking:

Rob Galbraith, Author

Rob Galbraith

The end of Insurance as we know it

10:15

Squeeze the Most from you Geospatial Data - Make the Data do the Work

• Achieve greatness with your geospatial data, whilst limiting man-power hours. • Address the challenge of accessing multi-national geospatial data and utilizing open data initiatives to improve the company’s capabilities.

• Embrace the importance of accessing various data sets to aid market leading decision-making.

• Optimize the advancement that have been made in geospatial data analytics and technology.

Speaking:

Ben Zimmerman, American Family Insurance (1)

Ben Zimmerman

Innovation Consultant, American Family Insurance

Squeeze the Most from you Geospatial Data - Make the Data do the Work

June 11 | 10:15 - 10:45

• Achieve greatness with your geospatial data, whilst limiting man-power hours. • Address the challenge of accessing multi-national geospatial data and utilizing open data initiatives to improve the company’s capabilities.

• Embrace the importance of accessing various data sets to aid market leading decision-making.

• Optimize the advancement that have been made in geospatial data analytics and technology.

Speaking:

Ben Zimmerman, American Family Insurance (1)

Ben Zimmerman

American Family Insurance

10:45

Morning Coffee and Networking

A chance to refresh and connect with your peers

Morning Coffee and Networking

June 11 | 10:45 - 11:15

A chance to refresh and connect with your peers

Speaking:

11:15

Panel discussion: Q&A Industry Loss Lessons to be Learnt from 2018 Catastrophes

• We will be analyzing with panel experts the biggest Natural Catastrophes of 2018.

• Providing a contextual assessment of those reactions; a pragmatic approach, rather than a theoretical one.

• How to move beyond, and embrace the lessons to be learnt. What needs to be done?

Speaking:

Prateek Chhabra, the hartford (1)

Prateek Chhabra

Chief Insurance Risk Officer, The Hartford

Janene Hedges, Swiss Re

Janene Hedges

Vice President, Senior Treaty Underwriter, Swiss Re

Panel discussion: Q&A Industry Loss Lessons to be Learnt from 2018 Catastrophes

June 11 | 11:15 - 11:55

• We will be analyzing with panel experts the biggest Natural Catastrophes of 2018.

• Providing a contextual assessment of those reactions; a pragmatic approach, rather than a theoretical one.

• How to move beyond, and embrace the lessons to be learnt. What needs to be done?

Speaking:

Prateek Chhabra, the hartford (1)

Prateek Chhabra

The Hartford

Janene Hedges, Swiss Re

Janene Hedges

Swiss Re

11:55

Insider Session: Urban Flood Mapping Near Real Time with New Radar Satellites

• Bridging the gap between Insurance and Technology.

• Leveraging the potential for Insurance and Reinsurance companies to access an outside perspective, from the InsurTech start-ups.

• Unlock the competitive advantage on offer.

Speaking:

Matti Ekdahl, ICEYE

Matti Ekdahl

Director Business Development, ICEYE

Insider Session: Urban Flood Mapping Near Real Time with New Radar Satellites

June 11 | 11:55 - 12:25

• Bridging the gap between Insurance and Technology.

• Leveraging the potential for Insurance and Reinsurance companies to access an outside perspective, from the InsurTech start-ups.

• Unlock the competitive advantage on offer.

Speaking:

Matti Ekdahl, ICEYE

Matti Ekdahl

ICEYE

12:25

Lunch

Join us for a scrumptious lunch and networking!

Lunch

June 11 | 12:25 - 13:30

Join us for a scrumptious lunch and networking!

Speaking:

1:30

Keynote Presentation: Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform the Reinsurance Market

· Invalid and incomplete data are commonplace when reinsuring cedant risks. This session will discuss how AI and external data can validate and enhance information in a risk submission.

· We’ll discuss how AI and machine learning can be practically implemented to improve the data quality of portfolio submissions across all perils.

· Find out how reinsurers can improve the accuracy of expected loss cost estimates, enabling them to underwrite more accurately, and compete more effectively in the market.

· Discover how reinsurers can accurately resolve very large datasets and gain multiple insights on the same exposure using intelligent automation.

Speaking:

David Vilf, Cytora - New

David Vilf

Product Manager, Cytora

Harry Grieve, CYTORA

Harry Grieve

Data Research Director, Cytora

Keynote Presentation: Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform the Reinsurance Market

June 12 | 13:30 - 14:00

· Invalid and incomplete data are commonplace when reinsuring cedant risks. This session will discuss how AI and external data can validate and enhance information in a risk submission.

· We’ll discuss how AI and machine learning can be practically implemented to improve the data quality of portfolio submissions across all perils.

· Find out how reinsurers can improve the accuracy of expected loss cost estimates, enabling them to underwrite more accurately, and compete more effectively in the market.

· Discover how reinsurers can accurately resolve very large datasets and gain multiple insights on the same exposure using intelligent automation.

Speaking:

David Vilf, Cytora - New

David Vilf

Cytora

Harry Grieve, CYTORA

Harry Grieve

Cytora

Round Tables

2:00

Round Table A: Developing from Disaster, How to Put Lessons into Actions

Speaking:

Jao Surakitbanharn, stanford uni

Dr. Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanharn

Executive Director, Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, Stanford University

Round Table A: Developing from Disaster, How to Put Lessons into Actions

March 20 | 14:00 - 15:00

Speaking:

Jao Surakitbanharn, stanford uni

Dr. Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanharn

Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, Stanford University

Round Tables

2:00

Round Table B: GIS Technology - How can this be leveraged fully?

Speaking:

Ed Parsons, Google (1)

Ed Parsons

Geospatial Technologist, Google

David Alexander, US Department of Homeland Security

Dr David Alexander

Senior Technologist for Resilience, US Department of Homeland Security

Round Table B: GIS Technology - How can this be leveraged fully?

June 11 | 14:00 - 15:00

Speaking:

Ed Parsons, Google (1)

Ed Parsons

Google

David Alexander, US Department of Homeland Security

Dr David Alexander

US Department of Homeland Security

Round Tables

2:00

Round Table C: How to get Executive Buy-In?

Speaking:

Rob Galbraith, Author

Rob Galbraith

Author, The end of Insurance as we know it

Round Table C: How to get Executive Buy-In?

June 11 | 14:00 - 15:00

Speaking:

Rob Galbraith, Author

Rob Galbraith

The end of Insurance as we know it

Round Tables

2:00

Round Table D: Team Talk - How can each Department cross-communicate better?

Speaking:

Krystal Ham, Berkshire Hathaway

Krystal Ham

Vice President,, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Round Table D: Team Talk - How can each Department cross-communicate better?

June 11 | 14:00 - 15:00

Speaking:

Krystal Ham, Berkshire Hathaway

Krystal Ham

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

3:00

"What can Geo do for you?" A Case-Study of How Geo Data is being Leveraged in other Industries

• Calibrate your own understanding of geospatial data, technology and know-how.

• The Insurance and Reinsurance industry is unique, but what can be learnt from other industries?

• Consider and reimagine how the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry can copy-cat and embrace geo, going forward.

Speaking:

Ed Parsons, Google (1)

Ed Parsons

Geospatial Technologist, Google

"What can Geo do for you?" A Case-Study of How Geo Data is being Leveraged in other Industries

June 11 | 15:00 - 15:30

• Calibrate your own understanding of geospatial data, technology and know-how.

• The Insurance and Reinsurance industry is unique, but what can be learnt from other industries?

• Consider and reimagine how the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry can copy-cat and embrace geo, going forward.

Speaking:

Ed Parsons, Google (1)

Ed Parsons

Google

3:30

Afternoon Coffee and Networking

Afternoon Coffee and Networking

June 11 | 15:30 - 16:00

Speaking:

4:00

Intelligent Data Collection - Unlocking the Potential of Geospatial IoT

• The Internet of Things is disrupting the market- Where does it add value, where does it detract?

• The end-user perspectives on IoT technology – the trade of data for discount.

• With the wealth of data, it creates, what are the opportunities for your business and what are the potential benefits for your customers?

• Is there potential to influence your customer’s behavior toward a less risky lifestyle?

Speaking:

Andy Luu, Chubb

Alan Luu

Assistant Vice President, Advanced Digital Analytics, Chubb

Intelligent Data Collection - Unlocking the Potential of Geospatial IoT

June 11 | 16:00 - 16:30

• The Internet of Things is disrupting the market- Where does it add value, where does it detract?

• The end-user perspectives on IoT technology – the trade of data for discount.

• With the wealth of data, it creates, what are the opportunities for your business and what are the potential benefits for your customers?

• Is there potential to influence your customer’s behavior toward a less risky lifestyle?

Speaking:

Andy Luu, Chubb

Alan Luu

Chubb

4:30

Reflection Time

Often time runs away with us, a time to think about the key takeaway’s of the afternoon session

Reflection Time

June 11 | 16:30 - 16:45

Often time runs away with us, a time to think about the key takeaway’s of the afternoon session

Speaking:

4:45

Chair's Closing Remarks

Pitney Bowes

Speaking:

Michael Hofert, Pitney Bowes

Michael Hofert

Managing Director of Insurance Solutions, Pitney Bowes

Chair's Closing Remarks

June 11 | 16:45 - 17:00

Pitney Bowes

Speaking:

Michael Hofert, Pitney Bowes

Michael Hofert

Pitney Bowes

5:00

Cocktail Reception

Take advantage of our beautiful venue and enjoy a relaxing cocktail reception.

Cocktail Reception

June 11 | 17:00 - 18:30

Take advantage of our beautiful venue and enjoy a relaxing cocktail reception.

Speaking:

Main Conference Day 2
June 12
08.00

Registration, Coffee and Networking

Good Morning! Day two of this exciting event. Grab a cup of hot coffee and prepare for another exciting day ahead.

Registration, Coffee and Networking

June 12 | 08.00 - 09:00

Good Morning! Day two of this exciting event. Grab a cup of hot coffee and prepare for another exciting day ahead.

Speaking:

09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

Speaking:

Michael Hofert, Pitney Bowes

Michael Hofert

Managing Director of Insurance Solutions, Pitney Bowes

Chair's Opening Remarks

June 12 | 09:00 - 09:10

Speaking:

Michael Hofert, Pitney Bowes

Michael Hofert

Pitney Bowes

09:10

Insider Session: How using Advanced Data Analytics Enables Improved Risk Selection AND a dramatically better user experience: A New Business Model

• Risk assessment at the time of quote.

• Jim will walk you through the opportunities solved, and challenges that still remain in the use of data throughout the insurance lifecycle.

• Discover ways to leverage real-time geo-data to demystify insurance for the consumer.

Speaking:

Jim Albert, Neptune Flood Insurance

Jim Albert

CEO, Neptune Flood Insurance

Insider Session: How using Advanced Data Analytics Enables Improved Risk Selection AND a dramatically better user experience: A New Business Model

June 12 | 09:10 - 09:40

• Risk assessment at the time of quote.

• Jim will walk you through the opportunities solved, and challenges that still remain in the use of data throughout the insurance lifecycle.

• Discover ways to leverage real-time geo-data to demystify insurance for the consumer.

Speaking:

Jim Albert, Neptune Flood Insurance

Jim Albert

Neptune Flood Insurance

09:40

Panel Discussion - Combining all Forces, Integrating Solution Platforms

• What are the biggest challenges of unifying data – what are the strategies are in place to deal with these?

• Game changing effective and efficient cross company communication – how can integrating solution platforms improve communication?

• How will this impact your understanding of risk?

• Will this impact your digitalization agenda?

Speaking:

Derek

Derek Winkler

AVP, Data Science, Hanover Insurance

Chetan Gautam, Chubb

Chetan Gautam

AVP, Predictive Modeling and Global Actuarial Data Services, Chubb

Carey Anne Nadeau, Podcast

Carey Anne Nadeau

Host, The Golf Course Podcast

Panel Discussion - Combining all Forces, Integrating Solution Platforms

June 12 | 09:40 - 10:20

• What are the biggest challenges of unifying data – what are the strategies are in place to deal with these?

• Game changing effective and efficient cross company communication – how can integrating solution platforms improve communication?

• How will this impact your understanding of risk?

• Will this impact your digitalization agenda?

Speaking:

Derek

Derek Winkler

Hanover Insurance

Carey Anne Nadeau, Podcast

Carey Anne Nadeau

The Golf Course Podcast

Chetan Gautam, Chubb

Chetan Gautam

Chubb

Geospatial Insurance

10:20

Discussion Group 1A: What Value Can Underwriters Gain from Geospatial Data?

This Discussion Group will provoke the above question, and ask how the advancements in geospatial technology can continue, or even begin to aid the underwriting process. What is the true value of this data, and how can it be better embraced?

Speaking:

Ramya Sunad, USAA (1)

Ramya Sunad

Senior Policy and Performance Underwriter, USAA

Christian Hilbrecht, Former AXA

Christian Hilbrecht

Former Chief Underwriting Officer, AXA

Janene Hedges, Swiss Re

Janene Hedges

Vice President, Senior Treaty Underwriter, Swiss Re

Discussion Group 1A: What Value Can Underwriters Gain from Geospatial Data?

June 12 | 10:20 - 11:00

This Discussion Group will provoke the above question, and ask how the advancements in geospatial technology can continue, or even begin to aid the underwriting process. What is the true value of this data, and how can it be better embraced?

Speaking:

Christian Hilbrecht, Former AXA

Christian Hilbrecht

AXA

Janene Hedges, Swiss Re

Janene Hedges

Swiss Re

Ramya Sunad, USAA (1)

Ramya Sunad

USAA

Cat Risk, Management and Modeling

10:20

Discussion Group 1B: Challenges of Accurate Modelling

Co-Chairs will facilitate a discussion regarding the challenges of ensuring data is the highest quality, to guarantee the most accurate modelling, as well as the potentially detrimental impacts of poor quality geo-data.

Speaking:

Krithi Shetty, AIG (1)

Krithi Shetty

Senior Regional Catastrophe Modeler, AIG

Lorenzo Begnudelli, FM GLOBAL

Lorenzo Begnudelli

AVP, Senior Lead Research Scientist, FM Global

Jim Albert, Neptune Flood Insurance

Jim Albert

CEO, Neptune Flood Insurance

Discussion Group 1B: Challenges of Accurate Modelling

June 12 | 10:20 - 11:00

Co-Chairs will facilitate a discussion regarding the challenges of ensuring data is the highest quality, to guarantee the most accurate modelling, as well as the potentially detrimental impacts of poor quality geo-data.

Speaking:

Krithi Shetty, AIG (1)

Krithi Shetty

AIG

Jim Albert, Neptune Flood Insurance

Jim Albert

Neptune Flood Insurance

Lorenzo Begnudelli, FM GLOBAL

Lorenzo Begnudelli

FM Global

11:00

Morning Coffee and Networking

Enjoy a light refreshment as we reboot for our next sessions!

Morning Coffee and Networking

June 12 | 11:00 - 11:45

Enjoy a light refreshment as we reboot for our next sessions!

Speaking:

Geospatial Insurance

11:45

Discussion Group 2A: Painting by Numbers, GIS a Visualized Platform for Data

Without context, data is useless – it’s “just numbers”. This Discussion Group will be discussing how by visualizing and layering data, the risks can be understood in a far more granular way, providing context to the numbers.

Speaking:

Ramya Sunad, USAA (1)

Ramya Sunad

Senior Policy and Performance Underwriter, USAA

Dwight Jones, State Farm Insurance

Dwight Jones

Senior Weather Catastrophe Claims Specialist, State Farm Insurance

Carey Anne Nadeau, Podcast

Carey Anne Nadeau

Host, The Golf Course Podcast

Discussion Group 2A: Painting by Numbers, GIS a Visualized Platform for Data

June 12 | 11:45 - 12:30

Without context, data is useless – it’s “just numbers”. This Discussion Group will be discussing how by visualizing and layering data, the risks can be understood in a far more granular way, providing context to the numbers.

Speaking:

Carey Anne Nadeau, Podcast

Carey Anne Nadeau

The Golf Course Podcast

Ramya Sunad, USAA (1)

Ramya Sunad

USAA

Dwight Jones, State Farm Insurance

Dwight Jones

State Farm Insurance

Cat Risk, Management and Modeling

11:45

Discussion Group 2B: Practical Strategies for Penetrating into New Cat Perils

There is a range of understanding: from the well-known to the emerging perils – How best can you strategize against all? Participants will discuss from a forward looking perspective, what business understandings can be taken from Nat Cat and applied to other areas? What impact will climate change will have? And, how is can an International perspective help?

Speaking:

Jao Surakitbanharn, stanford uni

Dr. Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanharn

Executive Director, Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, Stanford University

Discussion Group 2B: Practical Strategies for Penetrating into New Cat Perils

June 12 | 11:45 - 12:30

There is a range of understanding: from the well-known to the emerging perils – How best can you strategize against all? Participants will discuss from a forward looking perspective, what business understandings can be taken from Nat Cat and applied to other areas? What impact will climate change will have? And, how is can an International perspective help?

Speaking:

Jao Surakitbanharn, stanford uni

Dr. Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanharn

Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, Stanford University

12:30

Lunch

Another delicious lunch awaits you, come and join us!

Lunch

June 12 | 12:30 - 13:30

Another delicious lunch awaits you, come and join us!

Speaking:

1:30

Keynote Presentation: Future Outlook – Investing in Sustainable Technology

• The unparalleled “power of where” allows for unbiased observation and analysis across all borders, administrative jurisdictions, and nations.

• How does this unbiased observation translate into improving the balance sheet?

• What are the potential advantages and limitations of this technology?

Speaking:

Jim Schweitzer, NICB

Jim Schweitzer

Vice President, COO, National Insurance Crime Bureau

Ryan Bank, GIC

Ryan Bank

Managing Director, Geospatial Intelligence Centre

Keynote Presentation: Future Outlook – Investing in Sustainable Technology

June 12 | 13:30 - 14:00

• The unparalleled “power of where” allows for unbiased observation and analysis across all borders, administrative jurisdictions, and nations.

• How does this unbiased observation translate into improving the balance sheet?

• What are the potential advantages and limitations of this technology?

Speaking:

Ryan Bank, GIC

Ryan Bank

Geospatial Intelligence Centre

Jim Schweitzer, NICB

Jim Schweitzer

National Insurance Crime Bureau

2:00

Panel Discussion - Working with the Best – How to Retain and Attract the Top Shelf Geo-Minded Talent

• Hiring, training and retaining the right caliber of candidate to ensure the most talented technical team who can effectively embrace new tools.

• How to Inspire and engage teams to perform in a challenging environment; prevent the burn-out.

• Reimagine the challenges being faced when it comes to attracting the best.

• Specialist technical leaders combined with business minds – how to access these two-in-one people.

• How will the gig economy impact the Insurance/Reinsurance industry?

Speaking:

Kenneth Smith, CNA

Kenneth Smith

AVP, Specialty Underwriting Services, CNA Insurance

Krystal Ham, Berkshire Hathaway

Krystal Ham

Vice President,, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Panel Discussion - Working with the Best – How to Retain and Attract the Top Shelf Geo-Minded Talent

June 12 | 14:00 - 14:40

• Hiring, training and retaining the right caliber of candidate to ensure the most talented technical team who can effectively embrace new tools.

• How to Inspire and engage teams to perform in a challenging environment; prevent the burn-out.

• Reimagine the challenges being faced when it comes to attracting the best.

• Specialist technical leaders combined with business minds – how to access these two-in-one people.

• How will the gig economy impact the Insurance/Reinsurance industry?

Speaking:

Krystal Ham, Berkshire Hathaway

Krystal Ham

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Kenneth Smith, CNA

Kenneth Smith

CNA Insurance

2:00

Reflection Time

Often time runs away with us, a time to think about the key takeaway’s of the afternoon's sessions

Reflection Time

June 12 | 14:00 - 14:15

Often time runs away with us, a time to think about the key takeaway’s of the afternoon's sessions

Speaking:

2:40

Wrap up Session & Chairman’s Closing Remarks

• Grab a drink, kick back and celebrate the end of this years’ event.

• Want to dive deeper into what we’ve discussed over the last few days?

• Is there anything that hasn’t come up that you want to explore?

• What would you like to see on the agenda for next year? We’ll close out this year’s show by discussing all of this and more!

Speaking:

Michael Hofert, Pitney Bowes

Michael Hofert

Managing Director of Insurance Solutions, Pitney Bowes

Wrap up Session & Chairman’s Closing Remarks

June 11 | 14:40 - 15:00

• Grab a drink, kick back and celebrate the end of this years’ event.

• Want to dive deeper into what we’ve discussed over the last few days?

• Is there anything that hasn’t come up that you want to explore?

• What would you like to see on the agenda for next year? We’ll close out this year’s show by discussing all of this and more!

Speaking:

Michael Hofert, Pitney Bowes

Michael Hofert

Pitney Bowes