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2015 Big Data Analytics Conference

Getting to the Next Level

6/24/2015 - 6/26/2015
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Boston, MA USA


Who Attends

Those leading and/or involved in efforts to better utilize analytics in the insurance and financial services business. Whether you work within the data realm or are a business executive keen on gaining a better understanding this conference has something for you.


This year's program seeks to take full advantage of the Boston, MA location, which many call the big data capital of the world. Both structured and informal networking sessions provide plenty of opportunity to forge new professional contacts.

The topics of big data, predictive analytics, and advanced analytics are rapidly becoming important for the insurance and financial services industry. This conference brings you high-level industry presenters and actionable content which will provide insights into the way insurance and financial services companies will harness big data in the future.

LIMRA has taken this conference to the next level by offering innovative program content. There will be plenty of scheduled educational and informative sessions, but we have left room for you to, in real time, help create sessions as well. By adopting this approach, we offer you an opportunity to design and participate in highly interactive structured networking events, ad-hoc sessions and participant driven sessions that will focus on shared learning, experiences and problem solving.

Pre-Conference Seminar — Full to capacity

Conference registrants are invited to participate in a ½ day pre-conference Applied Analytics Experience, geared for those who are newer to data analytics. The seminar will kick off on Wednesday, June 24 with an overview of how to approach a “big data” problem. Attendees will be grouped into teams, given a data set, a computer, and a data problem to solve. Each team will have a different tool set to work with. We’ll conclude with presentations of the results and shared learning.


Tamara Gaffney
Principal Analyst – Adobe Digital Index, Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015

    8:00 am - 8:30 am: General Session

Tamara Gaffney

Principal Analyst – Adobe Digital Index, Adobe Systems Incorporated

Tamara leads the team of analysts responsible for providing marketers with research and insights captured through aggregated and anonymous data from the Adobe Digital Marketing Cloud, one of the world’s largest marketing technology platforms with over 1.24 trillion transactions per quarter.  In her role, she is frequently quoted on television, radio and in thousands of press articles on a variety of data-oriented technology, and digital marketing topics where she uses big data to identify key trends and predict the future.  Tamara was named one of the Top 20 Big Data Analysts in the US by Fortune Magazine and one of the Top 100 Data Influencers in the UK by DataIQ Magazine.
Eric Siegel, Ph.D.
Founder, Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World
  • Friday, June 26, 2015

    10:45 am - 11:45 am: General Session

Eric Siegel, Ph.D.

Founder, Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World

Eric Siegel, Ph.D., founder of Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World, and Executive Editor of the Predictive Analytics Times, makes the how and why of predictive analytics understandable and captivating. In addition to being the author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, Siegel is a former Columbia University professor and a renowned speaker, educator, and leader in the field. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV and Radio, Fox News, BNN (Canada), Israel National Radio, Radio National (Australia), The Street, Newsmax TV, and NPR affiliates. Siegel and his book have been featured in Businessweek, CBS MoneyWatch, The Financial Times, Forbes, Forrester, Fortune, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and WSJ MarketWatch.
David Silverstein
President and CEO, BMGI
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015

    8:30 am - 9:15 am: General Session

David Silverstein

President and CEO, BMGI

David Silverstein is the president and CEO of BMGI, which he founded in 1999. Since then, he has grown BMGI into an internationally recognized operational strategy consulting firm, serving clients in more than 20 countries through its many international offices. As a trusted advisor, David collaborates with senior leadership teams in assessing and improving their operational strategy—from creation to planning to execution.  David has written on innovation, performance and significant business issues for numerous publications including BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. He’s also published several books on innovation, business management and executive leadership. He is a thought leader and frequent media source on topics related to innovation, strategy and global trends.



Registration Fees: 

EARLY BIRD RATES (by June 4, 2015):

Conference Only
LIMRA Member : $1,145
LOMA (but not LIMRA) Member: $1,720
Nonmember: $2,290

STANDARD RATES (after June 4, 2015)

Conference Only
LIMRA Member: $1,295
LOMA Member (but not LIMRA): $1,945
Nonmember: $2,590

Concurrent sessions will include both traditional presentations and interactive mini-sessions, allowing attendees to share ideas on hot topics surrounding Big Data analytics. Please watch for an e-mail survey with the choice of concurrent and mini-session topics. Your responses to that survey will help us to customize the event to your interests.

Register online (gold button above), or use the Fax/Mail Registration Form

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received before June 4, 2015, will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received from June 4, 2015, to June 18, 2015, will be refunded, less a $275 processing and administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after June 18, 2015.

In the event that a scheduled meeting or event is cancelled by LIMRA for any reason, LIMRA shall refund any conference registration fees that have been paid by the registrant. Under no circumstances, however, shall LIMRA be liable to the registrant for any other expenses including, but not limited to, airfare and hotel expenses incurred by the registrant.

Hotel / Venue

Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA  02210

The Boston Seaport Hotel is now sold out.
Please contact A Room With A View for information on the designated LIMRA overflow hotel
They will secure the lowest available rates within a short distance of The Seaport Hotel

In the event that rooms become available at The Seaport Hotel due to cancellations,
A Room With A View will notify attendees and help transfer attendees
back to The Seaport Hotel in the order in which they were booked.

A Room With A View can be reached at 1-800-780-4343
International attendees can reach them at
This is a FREE SERVICE for all LIMRA attendees.

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Our Sponsors

Contact us to learn more:

Mary-Jo Adams

Senior Conference Coordinator


(860) 285-7798

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