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Guidewire Connections Showcases P&C Insurance Technology

Staff Writer | October 24, 2016

Guidewire Software hosts its 12th annual user conference, Connections 2016, in San Francisco this week. Connections 2016 will provide a forum for more than 1,600 members of the Guidewire community — customers, partners, and Guidewire employees — to share their experiences and best practices and learn about the latest Guidewire product updates.

In addition to more than 170 content-sharing sessions, roundtables and breakouts, the event’s agenda includes:

  • Guidewire Keynotes: Guidewire CEO Marcus Ryu will share a perspective on the disruptive forces facing P&C insurers and Guidewire’s commitment to shoulder more of the technology burden in the years ahead. He will discuss the company’s aspiration to provide an industry standard platform for P&C insurance, recapping Guidewire’s progress and sharing plans for the future. Ali Kheirolomoom and Daniele Groves will host the product keynote, sharing accomplishments this year, including the new release of InsurancePlatform, the two acquisitions, and product strategy for the years ahead.
  • Guest Speaker: Sir Ken Robinson, a leader in the development of creativity and innovation in education and in business, is this year’s guest speaker. His 2006 and 2010 TED Talks have been viewed more than 25 million times and his 2006 talk is the most viewed in TED’s history.
  • Customer Keynotes: Executives from Guidewire’s customers, including Amica, Admiral UK, and Atlas Financial Holdings, will share the story of their journeys with Guidewire.
  • Awards: For the tenth consecutive year, Guidewire will honor the winners of its customer Innovation Awards program, and will also introduce a new ‘Hero’ award to recognize individuals from customer project teams that have gone above and beyond.

“We’re honored to be hosting the Guidewire community at Connections 2016,” says Brian Desmond, chief marketing officer, Guidewire Software. “The event showcases our customers’ transformation journeys, information on new Guidewire’s products and services and serves as a forum where our community can discuss the key trends of change impacting the industry.”

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