Chief Information / Technology Officer Roundtable

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center


    9:30AM -  9:45AM    Registration
    1:20PM - 2:20PM   KEYNOTE: Cybersecurity - The Unintended Consequences
    9:45AM -  9:50AM    Introductions     
    9:55AM - 11:05AM   Conversations of Four: A Peer to Peer  
                                         Networking Experience
   11:20AM - 12:20PM   Successful IT Transformation Prompts  
                                         Organizational Change
   12:20PM -  1:20PM    Lunch 
Sponsored by  Novarica
                                      of the Internet of Things
  2:30PM - 3:30pm   The C-Level Evolution: Driving Business Strategy Through
                                    Innovation and Change
5:30PM - 7:00PM   Private Reception Sponsored by Centric Consulting
  7:00PM - Evening  IASA's Tuesday Evening Networking Event

IASA has partnered with Hyland and Insuresoft to bring you expert insight into the following topics:

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 Chief Information/Technology 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 after each round of conversations.

Successful IT Transformation Prompts Organizational Change   While transformation initiatives look different within every insurance company, there are typical ingredients of success, from key partners and new technologies to internal power users, change management, and process re-engineering. Still, the path taken to a full-on, IT infrastructure overhaul is fraught with challenges. During this session, attendees will hear insurer insights and lessons learned from specific examples of dissecting and reassembling processes, systems and workflows in a way that ensures preparedness for the future.
     MIssy Gaul,
IT Manager, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
     Charlie Hanna, Director Domestic Insurance Solutions Group, Hyland Software

Cybersecurity – The Unintended Consequences of the Internet of Things

Bryce Austin, Cyber Security Expert, Best-Selling Author
How is the insurance industry being impacted by the Internet of Things? From garage doors to thermostats to coffee makers to baby video monitors to security systems, we are more connected than ever. This raises important questions on reliability, security, hacking vectors and how to benefit from connected devices while managing the risks. In this interactive session, IoT expert Bryce Austin will explore these topics and provide real world takeaways for insurance technology leaders. Visit:


The C-Level Evolution: Driving Business Strategy Through Innovation and Change 
Digital transformation, new technologies, and increased need for C-level engagement have forced CIOs and CTOs to evolve. They are multifaceted strategic leaders finding their place in an evolving enterprise. This session provides fresh perspectives on how CIO and CTO roles are changing. Hear how insurers are formalizing their strategic planning processes, using greenfield initiatives to forge new working relationships and synergies across the organization, and establishing greater transparency and accountability.

     Miguel Edwards,

     Doug McClure,
Director, Information Services, Shelter Insurance
     Robert Olson, CIO, AON
     Doug Underwood, COO, Windsor Mount Joy Mutual Insurance Company