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The COVID Catalyst — Digital Transformation Driven by Turbulent Times

What does technology transformation mean beyond the pandemic?

9/23/2020 1:00 PM EDT - 2:00 PM EDT
Webinar

Overview

Who Should Watch

This webinar will be of interest to a broad range of both IT employees and business leaders in the financial services industry, including the insurance, group and worksite benefits, and retirement sectors interested in learning more about how the pandemic is reshaping IT.

Registration is open to corporate office employees of LIMRA and LOMA members.

Highlights

The financial services industry, including the insurance, group and worksite benefits, and retirement sectors have been grappling with digitalization for many years. In some cases, COVID-19 has exposed the lack of progress in unwelcome ways, and supercharged their accelerated implementations in many others. Join us for a panel discussion hosted by LIMRA, LOMA, SRI and LL Global VP and CIO Kartik Sakthivel to discuss how technology can and is changing the front office and back office operations within organizations, improving customer engagement and value, reducing cost, and driving value through the organization. Kartik is joined by Ken Solon, EVP and CIO Lincoln Financial Group, Kathleen Kay, SVP and CIO Principal Financial Group, and Patricia Renzi, Principal and CEO of Milliman’s Life Technology Solutions, for a candid discussion on where we are and where we are heading.

Presenters

Kartik Sakthivel, MS-IT/MS-CS, M.B.A.
Chief Information Officer, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global

Kartik Sakthivel, MS-IT/MS-CS, M.B.A.

Chief Information Officer, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global

As chief information officer for LIMRA and LOMA, Kartik Sakthivel is responsible for developing the information technology strategic direction for the enterprise. In this capacity, he directs and manages computing and information technology policies, programs and schedules for business and enterprise systems, and manages information services to meet LIMRA and LOMA’s corporate goals and objectives. An industry thought leader, Sakthivel champions the use of technology to improve the revenue, profitability, and efficiency of the organization.

Joining LIMRA and LOMA in 2017, Sakthivel has broad industry experience, most recently as director of technology at Liberty Mutual Insurance. He holds a Master of Science in computer information systems/information technology, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Patricia Renzi
Principal and CEO, Life Technology Solutions, Milliman

Patricia Renzi

Principal and CEO, Life Technology Solutions, Milliman

Pat has been involved with insurance IT for more than 30 years, primarily focusing on actuarial tools and systems. For the past 20 years, she has been with Milliman delivering technology solutions to the life insurance industry for risk and financial reporting, projections and product development. She served on Milliman’s Board of Directors from 2015 – 2018 and is currently the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Co-Chair of the CSR Committee. As with all aspects of our lives, technology is driving a sea change in actuarial technology and processes. The opportunities to participate in and lead a dramatic change in the insurance industry is tremendously exciting.
Kathy Kay
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Principal Financial Group®

Kathy Kay

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Principal Financial Group®

Kathy Kay is responsible for overseeing the company’s global technology and digital strategies, its IT and digital operations, and innovation that supports current and future business needs.

Kay joined Principal in May 2020. She brings nearly 25 years of cross-industry experience in IT leadership. She most recently led the information technology business at Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), including the company’s mission-critical systems and development of the company’s technology strategy, infrastructure, and architecture. She also held leadership positions with General Motors, Comerica, and SunTrust.

Kay earn a master’s degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wayne State University.

Ken Solon
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Head of Digital, Lincoln Financial Group®

Ken Solon

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Head of Digital, Lincoln Financial Group®

Ken Solon is executive vice president, chief information officer and head of digital for Lincoln Financial Group – and is a member of the company’s senior management committee. He is responsible for Lincoln’s enterprise-wide Information Technology and leads the company’s Digital strategy and execution. Solon joined Lincoln in 2008 with extensive experience in domestic and global strategy formulation, planning and implementation, information systems and customer service.

Contact us to learn more:

Amanda Cristina

Senior Meeting Planner

LIMRA

(860) 298-3829

acristina@limra.com