Executive EDGE Conference

September 20-21, 2015
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
St. Louis, MO

On September, 21, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, IASA will again offer the consistently high-rated tradition of Executive Education Excellence with its Annual Executive EDGE Conference.  The interactive EDGE program brings together senior-level insurance executives to discuss innovation, technology, finance/investments, and other key management themes. A thought provoking keynote presentation, analysis from industry experts, insights into technology successes and peer to peer networking and interaction are hallmarks of this unique program.  On Sunday, September 20, there will be a golf outing and dinner, please join us. 

Chuck Todd to Keynote

Fifty years from now, one journalist will be the voice and face of our political era—and that journalist is Chuck Todd. A self-described political junkie, he has earned a reputation as one of the most passionate journalists and sharpest analysts in American media. He is NBC News’ political director and the moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press, the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and the longest-running broadcast in television history. Upon his appointment to MTP, influencers and competitors praised him as “a tireless reporter” with “an encyclopedic knowledge of politics” and the ability to “break down barriers and get people off of their talking points.” With what Washingtonian calls a “savant-like knowledge of politics,” he has become a fixture in the White House press room, a steady and constant presence on television, and a tireless voice on the campaign trail. His up-to-the-minute poll analysis and insightful commentary have made him one of the most sought-after voices in American political coverage.  

IASA Member Rate: $325
IASA Non Member Rate: $925
Membership Information

Rates:  SINGLE $199 / DOUBLE $199
Reservations must be made by August 26, 2015
Once you have registered, return to this page to make hotel reservations!
Industry Pulse Check: Insurance 2015 and Beyond    This interactive session features opinions, predictions, and perspectives from a divers panel of insurance industry leaders.   Our experts will cover emerging issues, threats and opportunities, technology's importance in today's world and the financial impact of each of these.  The session will give an overall assessment of how the industry's image is evolving and how companies re staying on the cutting EDGE

IASA Technology Innovation Award Nominee Presentations    Three outstanding finalists for the 2015 IASA Technology Innovation Award will make case study presentations competing for your vote as the winner of the 2015 Technology Innovation Award. This award recognizes the successful implementation of an initiative where technology played a major part and made a significant difference to the business environment of the insurance company. Experience an inside look at the innovation occurring at these companies, have an opportunity to bring that insight home to your own organization, and following the presentations, participate in selecting the Technology Innovation Award winner.

A Keynote Presentation by Chuck Todd - Political Analysis    Chuck Todd will offer a comprehensive picture of the political landscape. He will interpret the latest issues facing our country. This Washington watcher will give an original perspective on the Obama administration and present the entire spectrum of government and political coverage, from his first-hand point of view as a journalist and seasoned media veteran. Chuck’s balanced scrutiny of politicians and current events promises an entertaining and edifying experience you won’t soon forget.

Helping You Protect Your Profits, Privacy & Reputation - John Sileo   Many companies blame technology and professional hackers for their high risk of data breach. In reality,  organizations lose millions of dollars every year—about $7.5 million per incident—to data breaches that can be directly attributed to poor cyber security training. At the heart of poor training is lack of employee ownership, which is a result of ineffective, non-engaging education. John Sileo is one of those rare cyber security speakers that constantly engages your audience to care about the security of personal data, and by extension, your organization’s valuable information assets. 

Today's Parodox for Risk Assessment And Assumption: Finding the Gateway to Mitigating Losses and Maximizing Opportunities    Insurers are faced with complex decisions on how to mitigate risk and maximize opportunities in today’s rapidly shifting business climate. Both natural and man-made disasters can derail even the most prudent of planners. Recently, insurers have been more challenged than usual, evaluating and managing risk related to everything from viral pandemics to epic drought and record snowfall. When you add social unrest, data and privacy exposures, and product/business model disruption throughout the industry, it’s clear to see our business is at a crossroads. New risks and opportunities are emerging every day, and insurers need new strategies that will not only help them prepare for the unexpected, but maintain competitiveness and profitability as well. Join IASA and a panel of experts who will discuss strategies for mitigating losses and maximizing opportunities around risk assessment and assumptions in this new business paradigm.

A Look into Major League Baseball's League Wide Insurance Program - Rex Carter, St. Louis Cardinals    St. Louis Cardinal’s Director of Finance and Payroll, Rex Carter, will provide a unique inside look of the Cardinal organization’s participation in Major League Baseball’s League Wide Insurance Program along with an overview of St. Louis Cardinals Player Insurance Program.