2016 Insurance Market Summit - Hartford

Insurance Market Summit

5th Annual Insurance Market Summit

CT IFS and the Summit's proud sponsors are delighted to have gathered more than 350 insurance leaders and innovators for the 5th annual Insurance Market Summit in Hartford.  It was a true showcase of cutting-edge thought leadership happening in the companies that call the Insurance Capital home, as they lead the charge into the future of insurance worldwide.  Sincere thanks to the chief executives and seniors leaders of the program's stellar panels, and to keynote speakers Michael Rogers and Glenn Finch for challenging the status quo and energizing attendees for the road ahead.

Click here for the newly released 2016 Insurance Market Brief, published in collaboration with presenting sponsor, PwC. Get the formal program agenda here.

See event pics from November 10, and stay connected: @CT_IFS  #CTIMS

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 opened 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 was also The New York Times’ futurist-in-residence.  On-stage at the Summit, he led the audience deeper into the 21st century, where norms may dramatically emphasize, retool or discount trends taking root today.

Four chief executives took 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, energized the post-lunch agenda and led an exploration of the new world of cognitive business and cognitive solutions.


The keynote presentation segued to a panel discussion with senior technology and information leaders responding to and interacting with Finch on emerging and disruptive forces.  

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.


For more information on the Insurance Market Summit,
please c
ontact 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.

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