"Insurance & Technology | Elite8"
Trump SoHo Hotel, New York
November 7, 2013


2:30 pm


3:00 pm

Introduction: Leading the High-Performance Insurance IT Organization
Kathy Burger, Editorial Director, Insurance & Technology


Profiting on the Leading Edge: Leveraging Investments in Breakthrough Technologies
Matthew Josefowicz, Managing Director, Novarica
Michael Anselmo, CIO, Narragansett Bay Insurance Co.
Piyush Singh, Sr. VP and CIO, Great American Insurance Company

We've all heard the old saw, "We don’t use technology for its own sake," but the truth is that insurance organizations that make smart investments early on in leading edge technologies can gain significant and lasting competitive advantage. How do the CIOs and other top management at these forward-looking companies know where to place their bets, make the business case for investments in emerging technologies, and mitigate the risks of being on the leading edge? Where are the best opportunities for successful deployment of today’s current hot technologies such as mobile, telematics and analytics?

4:00 pm

Panel Discussion - Advancing the Transformation Agenda: Getting Results on the Vision

Robin Arendt, Global CIO, XL Group
Michael Healy, CIO, AXA Equitable
Peter Moreau, Senior VP and CIO, Amica
Suresh Muthuswami, President, Insurance and Healthcare, TCS

Kathy Burger, Editorial Director, Insurance & Technology

Best practices notwithstanding, there is on one-size-fits-all approach to successful IT management. Different organizations require different types of leaders, missions and resources. But regardless of the culture, size or focus of a company, all insurers must master such core competencies as risk management, customer service, revenue generation and regulatory compliance - and effective IT management is central to these efforts. Our expert panel, featuring several of the 2013 Elite 8 honorees, will address the challenges in accomplishing these goals and what it takes to overcome them.

4:45 pm

Keynote: A Visionary View of the Future Insurance IT Organization
Bill Pieroni, Chief Operating Officer, Marsh, Inc.

Technology transformation, new competition, generational change and regulatory pressures are combining to present insurance IT executives with some challenges – but also exciting opportunities to reinvent the way IT operates and enables the business. Where is insurance IT going and what will distinguish the high-performing insurance IT organization of the future? Our distinguished Keynote Speaker, Bill Pieroni, COO of Marsh, Inc., will provide an insider’s view – and some predictions – regarding these trends, including the ways big data is transforming the role of technology in successful insurance organizations.

5:30 pm

Networking Reception

6:00 pm

2013 Elite 8 Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Elite 8 Awards Ceremony
Join us in celebrating the achievements of our 2013 Elite 8 Award winners, and hear from the honorees themselves about the secrets to their successes.