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ITA Launches Third Annual Conference in the Land of Rockets

Robert Regis Hyle | January 23, 2017

Florida is the home of Cape Canaveral, so it is fitting that the Insurance Technology Association selected the theme Launchpad: Time to Soar for its third annual conference, ITA LIVE, which will be held March 12-14 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa.

The conference features plenty of opportunities for insurance technology and business unit leaders to hear what their peers feel are the important issues facing the insurance industry in 2017. There also will be plenty of time to sit down and share views with a group of attendees in a collaborative and warm showcase.

A sample of the speakers on tap for ITA LIVE include:

  • Curt Overpeck, CIO, and Craig Sakraida, vice president of claims, for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Florida’s insurer of last resort for property coverage. The two will discuss the preparation for calamities and how Citizens responded to Hurricane Matthew last September.
  • Craig Bedell, worldwide insurance industry exec, business analytics, will return for the second year to continue the conversation he began in 2016 on cognitive computing.
  • A panel of insurtech startups, including representatives from Smart Drivinc, Dropin Inc., and Roost, will discuss ways in which they are helping carriers and policyholders improve their lives and their insurance needs. Jennifer Overhulse, who writes the Launchpad feature in ITA Pro magazine, will moderate the session.
  • Tim Attia, CEO of Slice Labs, will speak about the start-up insurer’s attempts to provide better coverage for the sharing economy with policies aimed at Uber and Lyft drivers and those renting their homes through Airbnb.

“We work hard to find a variety of topics and speakers to address the important needs of the insurance industry, particularly in the area of technology,” says Jim Daggett, executive director of ITA. “Each year we try to make this conference better than the year before and I believe that is reflected in our lineup of speakers for this year.”

For more information on ITA LIVE 2017 and to register for the event, go to www.itapro.org/ITAlive.


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