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Innovation, Insurance

FT Insurance Innovation Summit 2020

Delivering a Reimagined Value Proposition

New York |
Speakers include:
Stacey Goodman

Stacey Goodman

Prudential Financial

Admiral (ret.) Michael S. Rogers

Admiral (ret.) Michael S. Rogers

Board of Directors, CyberCube

Michael Smith

Michael Smith



FT Insurance Innovation Summit, originally scheduled for April 23, 2020, at Convene Conference Center, New York has been postponed to October 15, 2020.

Established carriers and new entrants alike are under intense pressure to both introduce new products and services, as well as get core (increasingly commoditized) products distributed more efficiently. Those who will find success in the next decade will need to reimagine the value proposition of insurance: Is it a service? Is it an embedded product? Is it proactive? Is it preventative? The Fourth Annual FT Insurance Innovation Summit will bring together leading executives and industry experts to discuss the best strategies to adapt and innovate in a rapidly changing ecosystem.

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Speakers (15)

Stacey Goodman

Stacey Goodman

EVP and Chief Information Officer
Prudential Financial

Stacey Goodman is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Prudential Financial. In this role, she oversees information technology, including cybersecurity, across Prudential’s locations worldwide to deliver added value for customers, employees and shareholders through the optimal use of data, information, and digital and technology platforms. Ms Goodman joined Prudential in 2019 with over 25 years of experience leveraging technology to create competitive advantage and business success for leading financial institutions. Previously, she served as the Chief Information Officer at Freddie Mac, responsible for the technology division, and served on the Senior Operating Committee. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Operations Officer for CIT, where she was a member of the Executive Management Committee and led technology and operations globally. During her time at CIT, she revitalized and modernized core platforms to support business growth, productivity, mobility and regulatory goals. CIT was recognized by CIO Magazine with a Top 100 award in 2016 for the technology transformation under her leadership. Prior to CIT, she was the Divisional Chief Information Officer of Global Technology and Operations at Bank of America, where she built and led the enterprise development and operations team through transformation in response to sweeping regulatory changes, supporting both control functions and business units including risk, compliance, treasury, investments, legal and audit. She also held global leadership positions at UBS and PaineWebber and started her career at Salomon Brothers. Ms Goodman received her BA from Syracuse University and earned her Six Sigma certification in 2007. She has served on the US Treasury’s Office of Financial Research’s advisory committee.

Admiral (ret.) Michael S. Rogers

Admiral (ret.) Michael S. Rogers

Former Director of the NSA and Commander of US Cyber Command
Board of Directors, CyberCube

Admiral (ret.) Michael Rogers is a native of Chicago and attended Auburn University, graduating in 1981 and receiving his commission via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Originally a surface warfare officer (SWO), he was selected for re-designation to cryptology (now Information Warfare) in 1986. He assumed his duties as Commander, US Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service in March 2014. 

Since becoming a flag officer in 2007, Admiral Rogers has also served as the Director for Intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and US Pacific Command, and most recently as Commander, US Fleet Cyber Command/US 10th Fleet. Duties afloat have included service at the unit level as a SWO aboard USS Caron (DD 970); at the strike group level as the senior cryptologist on the staff of commander, Carrier Group 2/John F. Kennedy Carrier Strike Group; and at the numbered fleet level on the staff of Commander, US 6th Fleet embarked in USS Lasalle (AGF 3) as the fleet information operations (IO) officer and fleet cryptologist.  He has also led cryptologic direct support missions aboard US submarines and surface units in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean. Ashore, Admiral Rogers commanded Naval Security Group Activity Winter Harbor, Maine (1998-2000); and, has served at Naval Security Group Department; NAVCOMSTA Rota, Spain; Naval Military Personnel Command; Commander in Chief, US Atlantic Fleet; the Bureau of Personnel as the cryptologic junior officer detailer; and, Commander, Naval Security Group Command as aide and executive assistant (EA) to the commander.

His joint service both afloat and ashore has been extensive and, prior to becoming a flag officer, he served at US Atlantic Command, CJTF 120 Operation Support Democracy (Haiti), Joint Force Maritime Component Commander, Europe, and the Joint Staff. His Joint Staff duties (2003-2007) included leadership of the J3 Computer Network Attack/Defense and IO Operations shops, EA to the J3, EA to two directors of the Joint Staff, special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, director of the Chairman’s Action Group, and a leader of the JCS Joint Strategic Working Group.

Admiral Rogers is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College. He is also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Fellow; Harvard Senior Executive in National Security alum; and holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Global Claims Officer
Joel Albarella

Joel Albarella

Senior Vice President and Head of New York Life Ventures
New York Life

Joel Albarella is Senior Vice President and Head of New York Life Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of New York Life tasked with accelerating the pace of innovation at the company. He founded and has run New York Life Ventures since its inception in 2012. He is responsible for directing all activities of the group, including the sourcing and management of strategic venture capital investments and the implementation of technology testing and partnerships to boost New York Life’s existing businesses. New York Life Ventures has produced top quartile investment returns since inception and continues to add new solutions and capabilities across the company’s business operations enhancing speed to insight, profit and digital competitiveness. In addition, the team houses a full-stack technology R&D lab and leads innovation enablement efforts company-wide. Prior to founding New York Life Ventures, Mr Albarella served as New York Life’s Director of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions and as the Chief of Staff to the company’s Chief Investment Officer and to the Chief Executive Officer of the company’s asset management business. Before joining New York Life, he worked at Deutsche Asset Management and Hewitt Associates in the company’s pension technology group. Mr Albarella earned a Master in Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University. He is a member of the Eagle Academy Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Chris Behling

Chris Behling

Chief Underwriter, Life & Health Americas
Swiss Re

Chris Behling is Swiss Re’s Chief Underwriter, Life & Health Americas. He joined Swiss Re in April 2017 to lead strategy for the US Life & Health Division. Mr Behling has spent more than twenty years in the US life and health insurance industry, working with several firms including Princeton Consultants, Hooper Holmes, and AXA/Equitable. He has a diverse background and has worked in product development, underwriting and distribution functions. During his career, he founded LifeSource, one of the first point-of-sale brokerage general agencies in the industry. While at Hooper Holmes, he led their underwriting solutions business, providing outsourced underwriting services, APS summaries and quick quotes to US insurers. He also created Hooper Holmes Health & Wellness and grew it to become the largest onsite health screening company in the US. While at AXA, he led US life insurance distribution relationships, sales operations, and business development. In addition, he created and led AXA’s Specialty Markets life division which included AXA’s business in the premium financing, foreign national, professional athletes and COLI/BOLI markets. Mr Behling received his BA degree from Albion College and a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

Ben Bengtson

Ben Bengtson

Global Leader Insurance Industry

Ben Bengtson is Senior Vice President and Global Markets Head of Cognizant’s Insurance practice. In this role, he is responsible for P&L including sales, business development, consulting, and client relationship management. Under his leadership, Cognizant’s Insurance business serves nine of the top ten Life and Retirement Carriers and seven of the top ten P&C Carriers in North America. Mr Bengtson has over 35 years of experience in advising business and technology executives in the insurance, banking, and financial services segments. He has helped clients achieve significant improvements in operational effectiveness and end-to-end managed services delivery with outcome-based performance measures. He has expertise in financial services sales and distribution, agent/broker effectiveness, customer segmentation, product development, financial management, billing and collections, claims, underwriting, and pricing. Prior to Cognizant, he spent 15 years as a Partner and Consulting Practice Leader at Ernst and Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr Bengtson has also contributed to technology innovation research published by Information Week, the Economist, the MIT Business Forum, Risk and Insurance, and CIO Magazine.

Wendy Callaghan

Wendy Callaghan

Chief Innovation Legal Officer
Peter Chiang

Peter Chiang

VP, Global Digital Strategy and Transformation

Peter Chiang is the Vice President of Global Digital Strategy and Transformation at MetLife. In this role, he oversees major enterprise programs focused on leveraging technology, data, analytics and innovation to transform the way MetLife does business across its global portfolio. Additionally, he plays a leadership role in setting and managing the enterprise MetLife digital strategy and vision. Prior to joining MetLife, Mr Chiang spent over 10 years as a leader in A.T. Kearney’s Global Financial Services Practice. Over the course of his consulting career, he led over 30 client engagements for insurers and banks, advising on such topics as digital transformations, innovative business models, and large-scale operational improvement programs. Additionally, he has taken sabbaticals from his career to work on various pro-bono projects, including advisory services to help stand up a real estate investment fund in China. Mr Chiang graduated from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with dual degrees in Economics and Chinese History.

Matt Gibson

Matt Gibson

Head of Strategic Distribution Initiatives
John Hancock Insurance

Matt Gibson leads insurance distribution efforts for behavioral-linked insurance as Head of Strategic Distribution Initiatives at John Hancock. In this role he is responsible for leading critical behavioral-based insurance distribution initiatives across the organization through business planning, experience management, sales growth, and cross-functional efforts. During his over 15-year tenure at John Hancock, he has held several roles within the organization, including managing some of John Hancock’s largest producer groups and national account relationships. He was one of the first to work on the John Hancock Life Insurance Vitality solution in advance of its launch April of 2015. From there, he helped introduce the product to the brokerage market and spent several years in the field wholesaling and providing leadership for John Hancock Vitality. Mr Gibson joined John Hancock shortly after the company’s merger with Manulife Financial in 2004, after beginning his insurance career at another Boston area insurance carrier in 2002. Mr Gibson graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, MA with a BS in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems and holds his life, health, and FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses. He also is involved with a number of equality focused non-profits in the Boston and New England area.

Stéphane Guinet

Stéphane Guinet

CEO and Founder
Kamet Ventures

Stéphane Guinet is the CEO and Founder of Kamet Ventures. An expert in the insurance industry, his career has spanned the world of entrepreneurship, corporate leadership, venture capital, and angel investing. Prior to launching Kamet, he was the CEO of AXA Global Direct, bringing together all the AXA group’s direct insurance subsidiaries around the world. During this time, he was also a member of AXA Group’s Executive Committee and Group Chair of AXA's Data Innovation Lab. As a seasoned entrepreneur and passionate angel investor, he co-founded and led two leading Insurtech ventures: (now owned by Covea Group) and Prima Solutions (now owned by The Carlyle Group). Over the last decade, he has made more than 15 angel investments in companies including Webedia, DreamQuark, and Sensome. Mr Guinet is a graduate of École Polytechnique.

Eric Kobrick

Eric Kobrick

Deputy General Counsel

Eric Kobrick joined AIG as Assistant General Counsel in 1997 and has held a variety of senior legal positions during his 20+ years at the company, including General Counsel of AIG’s General Insurance business and Chief Reinsurance Legal Officer. He is currently an AIG Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. His duties include overseeing legal units focused on technology, data privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, innovation, sourcing and branding. Outside of AIG, he serves as an ARIAS•US Certified Umpire and Arbitrator, and he is a former President of ARIAS•US and Chairman of the ARIAS•US Board of Directors. He also serves as a member of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice’s Board of Overseers and as a member of various committees of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association. In addition, he served as Chairman of The Insurance and Reinsurance Dispute Resolution Task Force. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and he is admitted to practice in various federal district and circuit courts. Prior to joining AIG, he was associated with the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Prior to working at Simpson Thacher, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr Kobrick received a BA in Government from Cornell University and a JD from Columbia Law School.

Thomas Haslam

Thomas Haslam

Managing Director, Data & Analytics

Thomas Haslam is a Managing Director in the Lighthouse, KPMG’s Data & Analytics Center of Excellence. He established KPMG’s Analytics Strategic Transformation methodology and has been developing analytics and artificial intelligence strategies and operating models in the US insurance sector for the past five years. In addition, he has been involved in the selection and implementation of emerging technology, designing and executing data management teams, and transitioning and managing the change associated with complex analytics process redesign. He has extensive experience in the fields of data management, advanced analytics, and cognitive automation/artificial intelligence. His most recent work is focused on implementing artificial intelligence solutions in the insurance industry, across diverse areas such as claims handling, procurement, contact center/front office and financial processing. Mr Haslam has a Masters of Business Administration and Innovation Management with Dean’s List Honors from Melbourne Business School (Australia), a Bachelor of Law with Honors from Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia), and a BA in History from Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia).

Stephanie Lloyd

Stephanie Lloyd

Head of New Ventures and President of Toggle
Farmers Insurance
Bill Pieroni

Bill Pieroni

President and CEO

Bill Pieroni is President and CEO of ACORD, the standards-setting body for the global insurance industry. His career has spanned technology, operations, and senior executive roles at several top insurers, brokers, and consulting firms. His specialty is presenting the results of ACORD research on a wide variety of topics of critical interest to the insurance industry, including technology, change, and successful strategies. Prior to joining ACORD, he served as the Global Chief Operating Officer of Marsh and was responsible for the firm’s global operations. He has also served as Senior Vice President and part of the Office of the Chairman at State Farm, and as Aon’s Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, with global responsibility for operations across retail, wholesale, and reinsurance brokerage. His extensive insurance and financial services background also includes time as General Manager of IBM’s insurance business, a partner at Accenture, and consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr Pieroni earned his BS degree in Accounting with University Honors and Distinction from the University of Illinois. He also received his MBA with Highest Distinction from Harvard University School of Business Administration, where he was named a Baker Scholar. Mr Pieroni has been published in Insurance Business America, Best’s Review, Insurance Day, and many other industry publications.

Scott Shapiro

Scott Shapiro

Insurance Operations Leader

Scott Shapiro is a Principal in KPMG’s Financial Services Solutions practice and leads the Insurance Operations group. He joined KPMG in 2012 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut. He has over 25 years of experience in both industry and consulting and is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. His focus is insurance operational and performance improvement in areas including data analytics and transformation. His client work focuses on process improvement, risk analytics, intelligent automation, predictive modeling, and data validation and visualization. Prior to joining KPMG in early 2012, he was Senior Vice President at The Hartford Financial Services Group, most recently responsible for Advanced Analytics and Product Development.


Chairs and Moderators (2)

Oliver  Ralph

Oliver Ralph

Insurance Correspondent
Financial Times

Oliver Ralph is the Insurance Correspondent at the Financial Times. Prior to this Mr Ralph was Deputy Head of Lex since 2014, specialising in banking, finance and consumer. He has also been a Lex writer and, prior to this, the FT UK Companies Editor. He joined the Financial Times in 2009, having worked at Investors Chronicle from 2000 to 2009 and Euromoney from 1998 to 2000. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1996.

Robert  Armstrong

Robert Armstrong

US Finance Editor
Financial Times

Robert Armstrong is US Finance Editor at the Financial Times, having previously been the FT’s Chief Editorial Writer and prior to that, Head of the FT’s Lex column, which has been dispensing pithy, pungent and analytically informed financial commentary for nearly 80 years. Before joining the FT, Robert was a columnist at Dow Jones and an analyst at Seminole Capital, a long/short hedge equity fund. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University.

Agenda - 15th Oct

  • 8:00am
    Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:30am
    Opening Remarks

    Oliver Ralph, Insurance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 8:35am
    Growth Through Disruption

    This opening keynote will define how digital capabilities offer insurers a myriad of opportunities to thrive in a competitive landscape that is ceaselessly being reshaped by ever-changing technologies. While insurers serving small, middle-market, and large businesses all share the common goals, they also have significant opportunities to grow their own businesses by being fundamentally relevant to their clients. This discussion will provide industry insights on how to assist clients leverage the power of advancing technologies and how to stay relevant and forward thinking in today’s marketplace.

    Scott Shapiro, Insurance Operations Leader, KPMG

  • 9:00am
    Embracing Ecosystems and Embedded Products

    Embedding insurance products into the point of purchase is not a new concept, but it is a practice that is becoming a strategic priority as firms take note of the large audience online and mobile platforms are able to command. This is prompting insurers to consider distributing products through ecosystems, which are customer-centric networks that offer products and services from a variety of providers. In doing so, they are able to enter the daily lives of customers in novel ways and tap into new markets. Connected car and home purchases also offer new opportunities for distribution through strategic partnerships with strong consumer brands. What does this trend mean for the future of distribution, and what can be learned from the experience of early movers?       

    Chris Behling, Chief Underwriter, Life & Health Americas, Swiss Re
    Bill Pieroni, President and CEO, ACORD

  • 9:35am
    Competing on Service – What’s the ROI on Non-Core Add-Ons?

    Insurers are shifting away from a product focus to service-oriented business models that emphasize education and the customer experience. This requires an investment in technology, as well as a renewed focus on the elements needed to build on-going, trust-based relationships with both new and existing customers. As core insurance products become more commoditized, what are the key capabilities that will differentiate one offering from another and provide the most value-add? Further, what is the impact to customer acquisition and retention costs as engagement increases along with customer expectations? This panel discusses the necessary tradeoffs all firms must grapple with in the never-ending quest to delight customers.

    Matthew Gibson, Head of Strategic Distribution Initiatives, John Hancock
    Stephanie Lloyd, Head of New Ventures, Farmers Insurance and President, Toggle

  • 10:10am
    Networking Break
  • 10:30am
    Fast-Tracking Innovation

    Over the past year, the innovation journey has continued to mature: Insurers have begun making bigger bets on a smaller number of partners, taking a harder look at financial costs, and addressing the opportunity cost of getting mired in legal and compliance or bureaucratic concerns. This panel explores the evolving relationship between insurtechs and incumbents and discusses strategies for removing roadblocks and fast-tracking approval for high-priority investments.

    Joel Albarella, Head of New York Life Ventures, New York Life
    Peter Chiang, Global Digital Strategy and TransformationMetLife 
    Stéphane Guinet, CEO and Founder, Kamet Ventures

  • 11:05am
    Building Business Infrastructure for the Future

    Industry leaders have long been investing in new technology to position for the future, and it has become abundantly clear that having the right infrastructure in place significantly impacts firms’ ability to pivot and adapt. In normal times, steering “the ship” towards the next frontier can be a daunting process; in the midst of a global pandemic, the task becomes monumental. Prudential’s CIO discusses the opportunities and outcomes that have been unlocked thanks to AI, data, and more, as well as the steps they are taking to accelerate innovation in response to how business may be impacted going forward.

    Stacey Goodman, EVP and Chief Information Officer, Prudential Financial

    In conversation with: Robert Armstrong, US Finance Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:25am
    Preparing for the Next Decade of Claims Advancements

    The claims process continues to evolve as insurers make great strides employing digital tools and technologies to create a more seamless experience. Artificial intelligence and automation technologies are taking on straightforward claims, but complex claims can also benefit from advancements to streamline the process. Where is the human touch still vital, and what are the new capabilities that will drive customer satisfaction and better outcomes over the next decade? 

    Michael Smith, Global Claims Officer, Chubb

  • 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm
    Breakout Sessions
    1. How Can Turnkey Insurance Solutions Accelerate the Path to Financial Wellness?
    2. Exploring the Role of Insurance in the Emerging Mobility Economy
  • 1:30pm
    Transition break
  • 1:35pm
    How Cyber Might Change the Nature of Risk

    This keynote considers how technology is shaping society and the resulting implications for the insurance industry. 

    Admiral (ret.) Michael S. Rogers, Former Director of the NSA and Commander of US Cyber Command and Member, Board of Directors, CyberCube

  • 2:00pm
    Testing the Limits of Data-Driven Innovation

    As the Internet of Things, connected cars, and digital and social platforms all collect more granular data about consumers, how are both insurers and regulators deciding what data may be appropriate to use in refining risk models or improving the customer experience? How much of an impact has the introduction of non-traditional data sources had on outcomes? How do consumers really feel about data and privacy? How are insurers mitigating data security and quality concerns? This panel explores the many ways firms are thriving amidst this uncertainty, and shares practical lessons learned about operating in a faster-paced, data-rich environment that is continually evolving.

    Ben Bengtson, Global Leader Insurance Industry, Cognizant
    Eric Kobrick, Deputy General Counsel, AIG

  • 2:35pm
    Unleashing the Power of AI and Machine Learning

    There’s no denying the insurance industry is embracing artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies more meaningfully across the value chain, and this panel of early adopters will discuss the functional areas where insurers are seeing tangible results, including claims, underwriting, and the back office. But challenges still remain, and the discussion will also address how insurers are testing the reliability of performance, measuring cost effectiveness, as well as taking into account the growing scrutiny over the use of AI/ML in making decisions that may not be easily explained or unwrapped. As firms reimagine a future powered by AI/ML, what capabilities are worth investing in, and where is the industry headed?

    Wendy Callaghan, Chief Innovation Legal Officer, AIG

  • 3:15pm
    Preparing for the Future of Work Alongside Machines

    This forward-looking panel considers the steps insurers must take to enable their workforce to effectively adapt to, train and manage the artificial intelligence and automation technologies that will eventually take over repetitive and straightforward tasks across the organization. Where might there be pain points in the handoff between human and machine? What can firms do now to prepare for this transformation? What are the implications for learning and development, and what are the new skill sets that will be in demand once the industry is further along in the journey? 

    Thomas Haslam, Managing Director, Data & Analytics, KPMG

  • 3:50pm
    Fireside Chat
  • 4:15pm
    Closing Remarks

    Robert Armstrong, US Finance Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:20pm


  • Understand applications for new and innovative technologies coming down the pipeline that will impact the way insurers do business in the future.
  • Gain insights from experts on how to better identify and capitalize on future technology and consumer trends.
  • Learn from the leading innovators in the industry what areas for investment currently offer the most compelling new business opportunities.
  • Hear from regulatory authorities about their views on innovation and guidance for the road ahead.
  • Network with senior executives from leading regional and nationwide insurance companies, as well as technology and industry experts.


The FT Insurance Innovation Summit will bring together CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, Chief Customer Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Heads of Business Strategy, Heads of Research & Development, VP Marketing & Sales, Heads & VP Business Development, CMOs, etc. and other senior-level executives in the following sectors:

  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Non- Life Reinsurance
  • Credit Rating Companies
  • Technology Consultants
  • Technology and Research Providers


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At KPMG, we come to work every day because we are passionate about solving the business challenges that keep you up at night. The 35,000 partners and professionals in our U.S. member firm—part of the global KPMG network that is approximately 200,000—have a rich understanding of the realities of your industry, because they have been there themselves. Some of the best and brightest in their fields, our people work directly alongside companies of various shapes and sizes, in all 50 states, to pinpoint and deliver practical, customized business services that drive real results.

That is why in times of both opportunity and uncertainty, the biggest names in business trust KPMG to provide the clear direction they need to deliver against today’s demands while anticipating the vast possibilities of tomorrow.

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Cognizant is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @Cognizant.

CyberCube delivers the world’s leading cyber risk analytics for the insurance industry. With best-in-class data access and advanced multidisciplinary analytics, the company’s software-as-a-Service platform helps insurance companies make better decisions when underwriting cyber risk and managing cyber risk aggregation. CyberCube’s enterprise intelligence layer provides insights on millions of companies globally and includes modeling on over one thousand single points of technology failure.
The CyberCube platform was established in 2015 within Symantec and now operates as a standalone company exclusively focused on the insurance industry, with access to an unparalleled ecosystem of data partners and backing from ForgePoint Capital and HSCM Bermuda. For more information, please visit or email

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Founded in 1994, Equisoft is a global provider of advanced digital solutions in life insurance and wealth management. Recognized as a valued partner by over 50 of the world’s leading financial institutions in 15 countries, Equisoft offers innovative front-end applications, extensive back-office services and a unique data migration expertise. The firm’s industry-leading products include CRM, financial needs analysis, asset allocation, quotes and illustrations, electronic application, agency management systems, as well as customer, agent and broker portals. Equisoft is also Oracle’s main global partner for the Oracle Insurance Policy Administration platform. With its business-driven approach, deep industry knowledge, state-of-the-art technology, and a growing team of over 400 specialized resources based in the USA, Canada, Latin America, South Africa and India, Equisoft helps financial institutions tackle any challenge in this new era of digital disruption.


In addition to being a global credit rating agency, AM Best is a publisher of (re)insurance industry references and resources, online and in print. AM Best's flagship publication, Best's Insurance Reports, is made up of detailed analytical reports on thousands of insurers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and across the rest of the world. AM Best's Financial Suite presents value-added data from insurers' financial statements. A respected source of original news reporting on the insurance industry, Best's Insurance News & Analysis is a comprehensive service that provides access to special reports, statistical studies, the BestWeek news wrap-up, Best's Review monthly magazine, and the BestDay daily news digest from the A.M. Best Company.

P&C Specialist is a business intelligence service covering the personal lines businesses of P&C insurers. Our goal is to be a one-stop source that personal line executives can rely on for efficient aggregation of industry news and original reporting. Coverage includes auto insurance, homeowners/renters insurance, distribution, product development, c-level professionals, and more. To sign up for a trial, visit

Life Annuity Specialist is focused on providing actionable business intelligence to executives at life insurance carriers and annuity providers. It delivers thorough coverage of all firms that manufacture and sell variable, fixed and indexed annuities, term and permanent life insurance, as well as other insurance solutions of the life and health market. To sign up for a trial, visit

The FinTech Professionals Association’s mission is to bring the traditional financial services world together with new and emerging financial technology (FinTech) companies to expand opportunities, share ideas, network, and shape the future of the industry. Our goal is to create a vibrant online community that aggregates FinTech-centric events, news, and resources from around the globe. Learn more at

Business Insurance is the authoritative news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business. With information for risk managers, insurers, brokers and other providers of insurance products and services, Business Insurance delivers in-depth analysis on new and emerging risks, case studies of successful programs, market intelligence on trends, and guidance on how to capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges. Delivered in a multi-media mix, including a monthly print magazine, and daily online and mobile news, Business Insurance helps readers do their jobs better.


The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.


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