November 6, 2012
6:30 am - 7:30 am
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Strategic Issues Roundtables
Join with your peers to debate some of the most urgent issues in the insurance industry today. In these informal discussion groups you will share war stories, make contacts, brainstorm and learn from other insurance executives who share your concerns on key strategic and technology issues.
8:30 am - 9:15 amWhat's In the Pipeline? Creating the Next Generation of Great Insurance TechnologyThe days when a vendor could arbitrarily impose proprietary systems and product upgrades on its insurance clients are long past. Today, the priority is on partnership and collaboration. Still, with the shift from internal development to packaged, hosted or outsourced solutions, insurance companies are counting on technology solution providers to offer innovative high-performance systems that can provide a competitive advantage and a strong ROI. What is the vendor community doing to help insurers flourish in this demanding regulatory and economic environment? How are vendor/insurer partnerships evolving? We'll ask some leading insurance tech firms to pull back the curtains on their R&D and provide an exclusive view into what's in their product pipelines.
- Update on RFPs – what insurance companies want from their vendors.
- New approaches to sourcing and IT partnerships – creating the win-win.
- Key technology trends shaping insurance technology.
- Players and projects to watch.
, Senior Analyst, Aite GroupDownload presentationChuck Johnston
, Research Director, Insurance, CelentDownload presentationModeratorFritz Nelson
, SVP and Editorial Director, InformationWeek
9:15 am - 10:00 amAligned for Success or Sparring Partners? An Elite 8 and Technology Company Point/CounterpointWith consumerization changing not only the ways in which customers (both consumer and corporate) expect to interact with their insurance carriers, but also the ways in which insurance employees at all levels expect to do their jobs, the role of the IT organization and the ways in which it evaluates technology solutions is changing dramatically. Are the industry's technology solution providers up to the challenge? In this interactive session, 2012 Elite 8 executives face off against executives from some of the insurance technology industry's most innovative companies to address some of the key challenges issues facing the industry, including:
- 2013 IT budget forecasts - where is the spending going?
- Vendor management trends - do insurers want too much, or not enough?
- New approaches to sourcing and IT partnerships.
- Preparing for new and non-traditional competition.
10:00 am - 10:15 am
10:15 am - 11:45 am
One-on-One Sponsor Meetings
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Networking & Recreational Activities
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm