2016 Insurance Market Summit - Hartford

Insurance Market Summit

5th Annual Insurance Market Summit

CT IFS' 2016 Summit will explore the variety and magnitude of global forces - technological, geopolitical and regulatory - that are driving industries worldwide to maneuver, reinvent and evolve.  Insurance is answering the challenge of boundless, rapid change: entering new areas of risk and opportunity as it outpaces the ordinary, embraces disruption and innovates to grow.

The full-day program on November 10 will explore industry shifts and showcase unique perspective from global leaders, forward-looking experts and technological vanguard for an experience found only in Hartford, the nation's Insurance Capital.  

Registration closes November 4.  
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2016 Summit Highlights

8:00 a.m. Registration |  9:00 a.m. Morning Agenda  | 12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Agenda | 3:00 p.m. Networking Reception | 4:00 p.m. Adjournment

MORNING KEYNOTE Michael Rogers Practical Futurist

Author and Practical Futurist Principal Michael Rogers will open the
2016 Summit as morning keynote and cast industry trends, challenges and opportunities through the prism of tomorrow and beyond.  An award-winning journalist with a career spanning renowned national media, Rogers is also The New York Times’ futurist-in-residence.  On-stage at the Summit, he will lead the audience decades deeper into the 21st century, where norms may dramatically emphasize, retool or discount trends taking root today.

Four chief executives will take center stage to discuss what's next and what's new as the industry advances.


Roger W. Crandall
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Rodney O. Martin, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Voya Financial

Christopher J. Swift
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Hartford

Panel Moderator: 
Woody E. Bradford 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 

IBM's Glenn F. Finch, Global Managing Partner, Cognitive and Analytics, will energize the post-lunch agenda and lead an exploration of the new world of cognitive business and cognitive solutions.


The keynote presentation will segue to a panel discussion with senior technology and information leaders.  The group will respond to and interact with Finch on emerging and disruptive forces, delving into capabilities advancing business and informing the path ahead.  

Tom Beauregard
Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer 
UnitedHealth Group

Bob Casale
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer 
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Glenn F. Finch
(Afternoon Keynote)

Ronald Vernier
Chief Information Officer
Hartford Steam Boiler

Panel Moderator:
Ben V. Seessel
Attorney at Law
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.


Register for the 2016 IMS 
You will be directed to the MetroHartford Alliance website to process your registration.

Individual Ticket
(Open Seating): $300
Reserved Table
(8 Seats) for CT IFS Members: $1,500
Reserved Table
(8 Seats) for Non-Members of CT IFS: $2,000

Media - please contact CT IFS Program Director Meredith Gazdzinski.

Amplify your brand reach and expand your network at the Insurance Market Summit:
become an event sponsor.  
 Contact CT IFS Executive Director Susan Winkler.

The Insurance Market Summit is the preeminent gathering of insurance executives hosted in Hartford, the nation’s Insurance Capital.  The signature event, hosted by CT IFS, showcases the unique perspective of some of the most prominent leaders and companies in today’s global insurance industry and delivers an unparalleled opportunity to learn, network and engage against the backdrop of Connecticut’s insurance expertise, talent and innovation.  More than 350 practitioners, senior leaders and business-focused media convene each November to hear from the brightest minds and to explore the transformative forces in insurance practice.  2015 Highlights

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