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2017 Big Data Analytics Conference

Feel the Rush

6/19/2017 - 6/21/2017
Loews Annapolis, Annapolis, Maryland


Who Attends

Those leading and/or involved in efforts to better utilize analytics in the insurance and financial services business.


The topics of big data, predictive analytics, and advanced analytics are rapidly becoming important for the insurance and financial services industry. This popular conference will include presentations from companies sharing their programs and recognized experts in big data/advanced analytics.

Pre-Conference Seminar

Conference registrants are invited to participate in a pre-conference Applied Analytics Experience, geared for those who are newer to data analytics. This full-day seminar will take place on Monday, June 19th 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 and a tutorial on how to utilize the tool. This innovative seminar will conclude with presentations of your results and shared learning.

Hurry to register as seating is limited to 30!


James Guszcza, Ph.D.
U.S. Chief Data Scientist, Deloitte Consulting
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: GENERAL SESSION

James Guszcza, Ph.D.

U.S. Chief Data Scientist, Deloitte Consulting

Jim Guszcza is a member of Deloitte’s Advanced Analytics and Modeling practice. He has extensive experience applying predictive analytics techniques in a variety of public and private sector domains. Guszcza has also spearheaded Deloitte’s use of behavioral nudge tactics to more effectively act on model indications and prompt behavior change. He is a former professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison business school, and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and on its board of directors.
Pranav Pasricha
CEO of Insurance Products, Intellect SEEC
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Pranav Pasricha

CEO of Insurance Products, Intellect SEEC

Pranav Pasricha brings a wealth of IT, Operations, and Strategy experience to Intellect SEEC’s clients. Prior to joining Intellect SEEC, he ran Strategy, Technology and Operations for QBE Insurance Australia. Prior to that Pasricha worked with top tier Strategy Consulting firms Booz Allen Hamilton and A.T Kearney. He has deep first hand understanding of operational processes of insurance companies and the role technology can play to improve efficiency and address key strategic issues. Pasricha’s areas of personal interest include automation of underwriting and claims processes, and seamless exchange of risk information and underwriting across multiple parties in the commercial insurance sector.
Shankar Vedantam
 Science Correspondent, National Public Radio
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: GENERAL SESSION 1

Shankar Vedantam

 Science Correspondent, National Public Radio

Shankar Vedantam appears regularly on Morning Edition and hosts the network’s podcast Hidden Brain which explores the psychology of everyday life. Prior to joining NPR, he served as a national correspondent and columnist for The Washington Post. Vedantam has lectured at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and he has been a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He applies insights from psychology and the social sciences to the entire range of human behavior in his widely praised book The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives.



Early Bird Registration Fee:

Conference and Seminar
LIMRA Member: $1,920
LOMA (but not LIMRA) Member: $2,610
Nonmember: $3,295 

Conference Only
LIMRA Member: $1,225
LOMA (but not LIMRA) Member: $1,840
Nonmember: $2,450 

After May 24, 2017:

Conference and Seminar
LIMRA Member: $2,220
LOMA (but not LIMRA) Member: $3,035
Nonmember: $3,820    

Conference Only
LIMRA Member: $1,425
LOMA (but not LIMRA) Member: $2,140
Nonmember: $2,850 

LIMRA requires prepayment of registration fees prior to all conferences and meetings. Please make checks payable to LIMRA in U.S. dollars drawn on a bank in the United States. For Vendor registration fees, call Event Registration at 800-235-4672 (U.S. and Canada) or 860-285-7789.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Notify Cancellations received before May 30, 2017 will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received from May 30, 2017 to June 12, 2017 will be refunded, less a $275 processing and administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after June 12, 2017.

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

Loews Annapolis
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD  21401  

Click here to book your hotel reservation online.

Reservations Phone: 1-800-526-2593 (mention the LIMRA Big Data Analytics Conference)

Please make your reservation by May 24, 2017 to obtain the group rate of $179 single/double plus tax. Reservations made after May 24 will be at the prevailing rate and based on space availability. 

Extend your stay? The group guest room rate will be offered three days prior and three days after the meeting dates and subject to availability. You may need to call the hotel directly to book the extra nights.

As a reminder, the hotel rates will increase after the cut-off date or when the meeting room block sells out, whichever comes first. Make your reservations early to receive our discounted rates.

Getting to our hotel in historic downtown Annapolis is easy

Coming by plane? Three nearby international airports provide easy access to Annapolis:

  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) — Distance: 24 miles
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) — Distance: 37 miles
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) — Distance: 62 miles

*The airports provide a host of ground transportation options including rental cars, shuttles and public transportation.

Loews Annapolis Hotel

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Contact us to learn more:

Mary-Jo Adams

Senior Conference Coordinator


(860) 285-7798

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