Conversations of Four: A Peer to Peer Networking Experience IASA is bringing a new interactive feature to our 2018 Executive Roundtables: Conversations of Four. The design of these sessions is based on social research into the
value of small-group discussions. The CFO Roundtable includes three 20-minute conversations of four, with discussion categories suggested by attendees and industry executives. Within each category there are several topics for discussion. You decide which topics you want to discuss and, with the help of a moderator, the conversations will flow based on the makeup of the group. You can stick with the same topic or change it up each after each round of conversations.
Lessons from the Trenches: What Boards and Management Need to Know about Cybersecurity With the increase in high profile security breaches in recent years, board members have become much more aware of cybersecurity risks and interested in the security strategies and protocols within the companies they serve. This session will focus on questions and concerns expressed from a board perspective, managing communication with the audit committee and the board as a whole to provide relevant information for their governance responsibilities and the integration of cybersecurity risks as part of a company’s enterprise risk management (ERM) framework.
Finance Transformation: Case Studies on Achieving Optimization CFOs are responsible for executing strategies that help achieve financial optimization by increase revenue and reduce costs. One approach that is growing in popularity is the move to a digital transformation and the changes and considerations associated with the application of digital technologies. This strategy enables new types of innovation and creativity, rather than simply enhancing and supporting traditional methods and provides new ways to achieve financial optimization that increase operational systems, personnel, workflows, and efficiency while decreasing costs. During this roundtable discussion, hear from CFOs who will provide short case studies on their own process of achieving financial optimization. Panelists will discuss topics such as turning your cost center into a revenue driver with the ability to scale quickly, rethinking traditional organizational charts and workflows, and adopting new digital tools and systems. Attendees will learn more about key considerations, best practices, and processes from CFOs that have undergone digital transformations in their own organizations and what lessons and takeaways can be gleaned from these experiences.
Jac Amerell, VP & Enterprise Controller, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Daniel Connell, CFO & Vice President, Pekin Insurance Company
Ryan Hanson, Financial Accounting Manager, MGIC Investment Corp.
Market Watch: What’s on the Horizon?
Stephen Korducki, President, BMS Re US
Julie Serakos, EVP Cat Analytics BMS Re US
This session explores three trending topics in the industry and provides you with information to make better informed business decisions.
1) Convergence of Traditional Reinsurance and Capital Markets
We will examine the current landscape of these markets, who have expanded beyond the property catastrophe arena into other lines of insurance such as life, health
and workers’ compensation; providing an update to our 2015 CFO RT presentation.
2) Captives — the Basics What are the benefits to forming one (and also the risks)?
3) Macro Effect on the Reinsurance Market Post 2017 ($100b loss year)
- How the markets have reacted from a capacity and price perspective
- The impact to carrier stock price, ratings and access to capital
- How cat models informed the loss and response
- Impact on reinsurance program structures and buying decisions going forward