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Hear from leading insurers at North America's most comprehensive IoT in insurance event

Now in its third year, the annual Internet of Insurance is North America’s leading forum exploring how IoT, AI and blockchain technologies are enabling insurance carriers, reinsurers and brokers to enhance customer engagement and minimize risk and loss ratios.

Over three days, 300+ industry professionals will meet in Houston, TX; and through a combination of carrier-led case studies and interactive discussions, the Internet of Insurance will help delegates understand how to make the most of a data revolution that is deeply impacting traditional insurance business models and already shaping the future of the industry.

Thank You to Our 2017 Speakers

2017 Speakers Include:

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Adam Bondi
Software Engineer, Erie Insurance
Adam Yasan
VP, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Albert Betts
Executive Director, Insurance Council of Texas
Anurakt Dixit
Chief Data Analytics Officer, National Life
Balaji Gopalakrishnan
Director of Product & Risk Analytics, American Family Insurance
Bent Sorensen
Salesa and Business Development Director Americas, Z-Wave
Brent Tredway
Regional Director, CRC Insurance
Brett Hiltbrand
Innovation Champion, Farm Bureau Insurance of Idaho
Brian Snow
Managing Director - West Region, AIG
Charles Mondello
President, Property Drone Consortium
Chris Downer
Associate, XL Innovate
Chris Jarvis
Special Investigations Lead, Metromile
Christina Cragholm
Global Enterprise Partnership Lead - Insurance, Nest Labs Inc.
Cletus Nunes
Director of Sales, Octo Telematics
Craig Copland
SVP Digital Catalyst (IoT Lead), Swiss Re
Dave Miles
Managing Principal, Manchester Story
Dave Wang
CEO, Striiv
David Bishop
SVP - Head of R&D, Hitachi Solutions
David Sussman
CEO & Co-Founder, Plasmatic Technologies
Dr. Mahesh Dodani
Lead Advisor in Client Engagement, Watson IoT Insurance Solutions
Gilian Julius
Project Manager for Innovation, Erie Insurance
Gina Minick
Product Management, Arity
James Kuhr
Research Associate, Center for Transportation Research, University of Texas at Austin
Jay Sarzen
P&c Consulting & Research Lead, Aite
Jeremy Zamorski
VP Underwriting, GNY Insurance Companies
Jodie Fisher
NA Business Unit Executive, Watson IoT Insurance Solutions
John Heffernan
Senior Sales Director, Octo Telematics
John Matley
Principal, Deloitte
John Polak
General Manager, Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
Jonathan Charak
AVP Actuary - Business Insights, Zurich North America
Julianne Callaway
Strategic Research Actuary, RGA
Larry Cochran
Founder & CEO, Claimatic
Luke Harris
Director of Claims, Metromile
Manish Agarwal
General Partner, AXA Strategic Ventures
Marc Brungger
CEO, Tourmaline Labs
Marshall Worster
Technology Director, Mendix
Matias Poupin
Co-Founder & COO, ROC-Connect
Matt Park
VP of Sales, dacadoo
Matteo Carbone
Founder & Director, Connected Insurance Observatory
Michael Kyne
Director Business Innovation - P&C Property Product Development and Innovation, USAA
Mike Lloyd
Co-Founder & VP Operations, Corvus Insurance
Mike Meeks
COO & VP of MyAssist, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection
Nicole Moldovan
Head of Digital Differentiation & Customer Experience, AXA
Nolan Ramsey
Director, Application Delivery, EPI-USE
Paul Garofoli
VP Marketing, National Western Life Insurance
Paul Smith
Chief Operating Officer, Journey
Rhonda Longo
User Experience Analyst, Erie Insurance
Rick McCathron
Head of Insurance, Hippo Insurance
Roel Peeters
CEO & Founder, Roost
Ryan Kim
CEO, Phyn
Scott Bradley
Founder & CEO, Trym
Sebastian Villareal
EVP Product, Kin Insurance
Sharon Dean
Vice President Product, Encompass Insurance
Steve Ferguson
CIO, Wellington Insurance
Ted Stuckey
Head of Global Innovation, QBE
Todd Seabaugh
VP Business Initiatives, RGAx
Tracy Spadola
VP Industry Relations, IDMA
Vik Sasi
Associate, American Family Ventures
Vishwa Kolla
AVP, Head of Advanced Analytics, John Hancock
Woody Hill
VP - Customer Experience Officer, Texas Mutual

2018 Key Agenda Topics:

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IoT & AI in Insurance for Brockerage & Reinsurance
Data Acquisition & Visualization
Reducing Costs & Timeframes for Claims Through IoT
Achieving Real-Time
Data Analytics
Machine Learning Impact Data Analytics
AI for Underwriting Automation
Blockchain for Insurance Data & Transactions
Change Management:
Adapting Workforce and Processes to IoT
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2017 Event in Numbers

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Previous event series attendees include:

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AXA Strategic Ventures
American Family
American Family Ventures
American Modern
Berkshire Hathaway
CRC Insurance
Connected Insurance Observatory
Corvus Insurance
Erie Insurance
Farm Bureau Insurance
Farmers Insurance
Greater New York Insurance Companies
Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.
Hippo Insurance
Homesite Insurance
Insurance Council of Texas
Insurance Data Management Association
Insurance Management Services
John Hancock
Kin Insurance
National Life Group
National Western Life Insurance Company
Property Drone Consortium
Selective Insurance
Swiss Re
Texas Mutual Insurance
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
W.R. Berkley Corportation
Wellington Insurance
XL Catlin
XL Innovate
Zurich Insurance

Who should attend?

This event is tailored for Technical and Business Decision Makers in the key industries of Insurance.

The conference will be appropriate for manufacturing experts in:

  • Chief Innovation Officers

  • Chief Technology Officers

  • Chief Executive Officers

  • Chief Information Officers

  • VPs

  • Directors/Heads of:


  • Innovation

  • Strategy

  • Digital / Innovation

  • Data Science / Analytics

  • Cybersecurity

  • Product

  • Business Intelligence


  • Underwriting / Claims / Risk

  • Project Management

  • Telematics

  • R&D

  • Pricing

  • Technology / IT / IoT

  • Commercial / Customer Engagement

You may be eligible to attend this conference on a complimentary ticket, if you have or are looking to start an active project and you fulfill our qualification criteria. Please click the 'Attend' button for further information.



We understand that one of the key reasons to attend a conference is to network, learn from our peers and make useful contacts.

We have a range of options managed through our concierge services to maximize the effectiveness of your attendance and to ensure you meet the people you want to meet:


Omni Houston Hotel is centrally located in the prestigious Uptown Post Oak/Galleria area and is just minutes from all of the excitement that Houston, Texas has to offer. You are just 10 minutes by car from the central business district and 30 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport or 25 minutes from William P. Hobby Airport. Of course, our exceptional amenities and Four Diamond service may make it hard to leave your room.

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Exclusive Industry Snapshot

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To better understand the challenges that U.S. insurers face regarding IoT adoption and implementation, we sat down with some of the industry’s brightest minds that will be speaking at the Internet of Insurance conference, that took place September 26-27, 2017 at the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas.

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