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2018 Life Insurance Conference

Innovation in Insurance: New Tools for an Old Industry

April 9, 2018 – April 11, 2018
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
  • Randall Bell, Ph.D.

    Landmark Research Group
    Randall Bell leads Landmark Research Group, LLC, and has directed a national practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. As an economist, he has studied more disasters around the world than anyone in history, and has developed a simple formula to work through problems and achieve success. Bell’s book, Me We Do Be, lays out principles, validated through statistical research, that create a solid foundation for authentic growth for leaders, sales people, managers, and employees. He has appeared on every major television network, and his work has been featured in Inc. Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Success Magazine.
  • Nicholas Epley, Ph.D.

    Professor of Behavioral Science
    University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    Nicholas Epley conducts research on the experimental study of social cognition, perspective taking and intuitive human judgment. His research has appeared in more than two dozen journals, and has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Wired and National Public Radio. Epley’s book, Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want, explores what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand other people, and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. His presentation will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about other people — and yourself.
  • Robert A. Kerzner, CLU, ChFC

    President and CEO
    LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global, Inc.

    As president and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA and their parent organization, LL Global, Inc., Bob Kerzner leads the world’s largest association of life insurance and financial services companies. In 2010, he led the merger of LIMRA and LOMA, which together represent more than 1,200 members across 64 countries, including most of the world’s largest life insurance companies. 

    Before joining LIMRA in 2004, Kerzner was executive vice president and head of the individual life division of Hartford Life, Inc. Under his leadership, the division experienced dramatic growth and record financial performance.

    Kerzner is a leading voice in the life insurance, retirement and financial services industry, recently speaking at events held by the Department of Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and Life Insurance Commission of New York (LICONY).  He is regularly sought out by leading national publications, like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and USA Today, as well as a host of trade and other business media outlets, to provide insight into industry issues and trends.

    Kerzner is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University.

  • Erik Qualman

    Entrepreneur, Author, Technology and Digital Media Expert


    Erik Qualman helps organizations understand how businesses can tap the power of social and digital media to reach consumers directly. His Socialnomics work has been has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and used by the National Guard to NASA. What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube led Qualman to be named a Top 100 Digital Influencer and his business books are used in over 200 universities. Qualman was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard and MIT’s edX labs.