Automation 2019 Session Details

 

Sunday, March 17

Automation Orientation for New Participants

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Speakers: Greg Blanford, Scott Montney
Join us for the conference introductory session led by committee representatives from both the technical and business sides of our industry. We will cover terms and concepts that will be addressed throughout the conference and share highlights for each session, laying the groundwork to make you an informed conference attendee. You will also learn how to leverage the WSIA mobile app.

Whether this is your first Automation Conference, or you are a seasoned veteran, attending this introductory session will ensure you take complete advantage of what this event has to offer.
 

Opening Reception
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
This annual reception allows friends and business colleagues to visit in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Following the reception, dinner will be on your own. We invite you to sample the many outstanding restaurants within the area. Find area restaurants.
 

Monday, March 18

Keynote Presentation: A.I. and it's Impact on the Property & Casualty Industry

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Presenter: Ron Galloway

Ron will examine the idea that is the combination of different Big Data types, and the inferences made from then using A.I., that will drive the next phase of advances in insurance.  We will look at: 

  • The different modes of A.I. - Machine Learning, Predective Analysis, Etc.

  • How A.I. has disrupted other industries (Finance, Healthcare), and how some of those may be transferred to insurance.

  • Using predictive analysis to sharpen the focus of underwriting, policy purchasing and servicing, and market management.

  • The role of A.I. with straight through processing in quickly processing claims/touch-less claims.

  • Using machine learning to uncover fraudulent claims, and augment the role of adjusters.

  • The impact of combining drones, visual data, and A.I.

 

Robotics Process Automation: Fact of fiction?
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Speaker: Brian Scheel
During this session, Brian Scheel of Arrow Digital will share insights on Robotic Process Automation. The hype is growing around this technology to automate processes to reduce time and improve quality. Find out what is Fact and what is Fiction with the deployment of Bots and RPA. Key topics to be discusses will include:

  • Why has RPA become the new shiny toy for IT and Finance leaders?

  • Does RPA make sense for my business?

  • Where do Brokers, MGA's and INsurance Companies start?

  • What processes are typically automated?

Where is London? An Update
10:55 - 11:55 a.m.
Speakers: Craig Civil
Lloyd's Lab, the global insurance market's new innovation accelerator recently opened. Hear how Lloyd's are collaborating with start-ups in the new innovation Lab and using data and smart analytics to innovate.

As part of London's Target Operating Model (TOM) initiative, London is implementing DA SATS, to enable the submission, access and transformation of data for delegated authorities. Learn more about this and what it means for  you.

Automation Lounge
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This year’s Automation Lounge will be available for meetings with attendees, vendors, or to hang out and check email. 

Vendor Tours

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Interested in an effective way to visit exhibitors? Sign up for the Vendor Tours. Tour groups will be guided by an Automation Committee member to vendors specializing in your area of interest. This year's tours will be offered on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to meet at the Trade Show entrance on Monday at 1:00 p.m. for exclusive access to this year's vendors. No pre-registration is required to participate.

Trade Show
2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Each year, the world's foremost insurance automation and technical companies exhibit at the conference. This year is no exception. See what's new and talk with the experts on the latest products and services available to improve operational qualitative efficiencies.

Welcome Reception
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please join the 2019 WSIA Automation Committee for Monday evening's Welcome Reception. Automation Committee leads, Scott Good and Marie Reed, will brief you on the goals and objectives for the coming year, in addition to this year's accomplishments. Following the reception, dinner will be on your own. We invite you to a sample the many outstanding restaurants within the area. Find area restaurants here

Tuesday, March 19

Agile/Project Planning

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Speakers: TBD
TBD

Automation Lounge
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This year’s Automation Lounge will be available for meetings with attendees, vendors, or to hang out and check email. 

Trade Show
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

See what’s new and talk with the experts, our exhibitors, about the latest products and services available to improve operational and qualitative efficiencies.

Agile/Project Planning Deep Dive
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Speaker: TBD
TBD

Blockchain
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Speaker: Paul Evans
Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Bitcoin has been heavily publicized but the differences between them is not commonly understood. This session will provide a simple explanation and offer some rationale into why this technology has received so much hype (both good and bad). The relevance of this technology to the insurance market will become apparent following a demonstration of an application which uses Blockchain DLT to enable the wholesale and specialty market to fully automate their payment process between the insured, retailer, MGA and carrier - eliminating the need for bordereaux and manual reconciliation of monies. Finally, this session will touch upon the potential future use of Blockchain to source new markets and customers using automated underwriting and proicing based upon definitive data sourced from multiple corporate, public or personal Blockchains.


Blockchain Deep Dive
11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Speakers: Paul Evans
Following the Blockchain session, the relevance of this technology to the insurance market will become apparent following a demonstration of an application which uses Blockchain DLT to enable the wholesale and specialty market to fully automate their payment process between the insured, retailer, MGA and carrier - eliminating the need for bordereaux and manual reconciliation of monies. Finally, this session will touch upon the potential future use of Blockchain to source new markets and customers using automated underwriting and pricing based upon definitive data sourced from multiple corporate, public or personal Blockchains.

Vendor Showcases
1:30 - 5:15 p.m.
One of the unique features of the WSIA Automation Conference is the opportunity for exhibitors to demonstrate their products and services in an environment conducive to free-flowing discussions, while providing answers to your questions. Each participating exhibitor will have an opportunity to provide an overview of their product, discuss current issues and trends, and tailor additional discussions to the specific interests and concerns of you, the audience. Pre-registration is not required to attend the Showcase Presentations.

Vendor Appreciation Reception
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
You are encouraged to join the 2019 Automation Committee as we show your support of WSIA Automation Conference vendors. This reception will be a valuable networking tool that you can’t afford to miss. Following the reception, dinner will be on your own. We invite you to sample the many outstanding restaurants within the area. Find area restaurants.

Wednesday, March 20

Increasing Cyber Exposure/Cyber Security
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Speaker: John F. Finston
We all use Mobil Apps on our phones and tablets - but how and where do we start to create an App for our own business? Our Mobile Apps session intends to cover how you need to think differently and change your mind-set when considering Mobile Apps, what works and what doesn't, how design differs between Mobile and Desktop apps, and more. Attend this session and learn from those who have already succeeded!

External Data: Is more better?
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Speakers: Scott Good, Joe Gianzanti, Trevor Keyes, Holly Tachovsky
Join us for a discussion with two executives from leading data providers in the insurance space. Will engage in a dialog about the value of external data to help you make decisions about using new data sources to make your firm more competitive. You have seen thousands of headlines about BIG DATA...but what does this really mean? There are many new sources of information emerging every day in addition to all of the data that you already have. This session will give you some practical insights on how information is changing the way we underwrite. Lear how these strategies work so that you can make better decisions about using the data that you already have and supplementing it with new sources.

Prep for the Seamless User Experience
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Speaker: Brad Hurajt
Discussion on how the underwriter will utilize outside data sources seamlessly on their desktop and how that can also lead to real-time seamless exchange of data between underwriters and companies.

TED Talk: Autonomous Vehicles
10:40 - 11:00 a.m.

Speakers: TBD
TBD

TED Talk: Internet of Things
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Speakers: Mike Gulla
Internet of Things

Town Hall
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Interested in further exploring a session topic? Looking for something new at next year’s WSIA Automation Conference? Join your peers for a lively discussion during this moderated open forum. Bring your questions and comments and be prepared for candid dialog on how the conference can further meet your needs.

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