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LIMRA’s Annual Conference to Debut New InsurTech Panel

WINDSOR, Conn., September 19, 2018 – LIMRA announced today it will host an InsurTech Panel at its 2018 Annual Conference. The conference will be held Oct. 28-30, in New York City.

The session, titled Leveraging Disruptive Technology to Gain Relevance, will feature top start-up company executives as part of a “demo day”. Four executives from three different companies will demonstrate their innovative ideas for the industry:

    • Shona Cotterill, Boundlss
    • Gary Hoberman, Unqork
    • Maria Miller, Life by Spot
    • Matt Randall, Life by Spot

Following the demonstrations, attendees will hear a discussion from a panel of experts, who are investing and helping to generate solutions for the future of the life insurance industry:

    • Saeed Amidi, chief executive officer, Plug and Play
    • JJ Carroll, head of new solutions group and senior vice president, Swiss Re
    • Jennifer Fitzgerald, founder and chief executive officer, PolicyGenius
    • Jay Weintraub, chief executive officer, InsurTech Connect

The insurtech sector of the industry has been rapidly growing. According to CB Insights, there was $2.3 billion invested in insurtech start-ups in 2017.

“Conference attendees will hear from a panel of the best and brightest innovation leaders today,” said Jim Kerley, chief membership officer, LIMRA and LOMA. “Our industry is using amazing new ideas from technology-based start-ups to make life insurance relevant to consumers today.”

The LIMRA Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of executives representing all sectors of the financial services industry. The annual conference agenda is designed to offer attendees insights into the latest industry trends that could foretell future opportunities in the U.S. and worldwide.

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