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Innovating at the Edge – A Lunch Forum for Insurance Leaders is an invitation only group of 50 senior information technology and business leaders from major insurers in the greater tri-state area, convening with four simple goals in mind:
  • To learn from each other
  • To network with each other
  • To enjoy a fine lunch
  • Walk away with the knowledge of best practices & implementation strategies
The format will feature an industry panel of senior leaders for an interactive discussion followed by small roundtable discussions to maximize peer to peer learning and networking.
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Connecting your people, locations, clouds and data is critical for insurers to thrive in the future. As never before, insurers are coming under pressure to have a thorough understanding of their customers, the types of products they need, and to find ways to remain in contact with them beyond annual policy renewal cycles, or during a claims event. On top of that, regulatory reform, data protection concerns, shifting demographics, intensifying competition, digitization, and growing customer expectations are major challenges insurers are facing.
Over a two-hour lunch, we will discuss how leading insurers deal with those challenges and strategize for:

  • Predictive analytics and Big data – using increasing data availability to improve customer experience, as well as changing underwriting pricing and efficiency
  • Digital and omnichannel – using technology to interact with clients, improve their experience, reduce costs and increase operational capability
  • Core and legacy system transformation – integrating services to enhance client access and update policy administration functions
  • Insuretech and blockchain – enhancing services and security through the use of digital techniques to solve current value-chain issues
  • Internet of Things (IoT) – deploying this rapidly expanding toolset to understand clients better, and provide flexible yet focused products


James Maudslay
James Maudslay
Global Head, Insurance


Deryck Balgobin
Deryck Balgobin
Manager – Solutions Architecture

Vrinda Dabke
Vrinda Dabke
Senior Director, Information Delivery
Optum, UnitedHealth Group

Jeffrey Mah
Jeffrey Mah
Managing Director of Global Data & Analytics, Sales & Marketing and Specialty Insurance

Neeraj Sahni
Neeraj Sahni
SVP, Cyber Risk
Willis Towers Watson

If you have received an invitation and would like to RSVP, or if you would like additional information and to be considered for participation, please email Steve Etzler at steven.etzler@bdionline.com. While there is no cost to participate, we require registrants to show up and actively contribute to the conversation.


Thursday, October 19, 2017


12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Gabriel Kreuther
41 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036

50 senior information technology and business leaders from major insurers in the tri-state area


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Registration and Networking Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Panel Discussion
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Roundtable Discussion Groups



Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. In a digital economy where enterprise business models are increasingly interdependent, interconnection is essential to success. Equinix operates the only global interconnection platform, sparking new opportunities that are only possible when companies come together. For additional information, please visit us at www.equinix.com.



Business Development Institute (BDI), founded in New York City in 2001, is a strategic B2B event marketing agency that specializes in helping enterprise technology and services companies by producing custom, invitation-only, roadshow events that result in new revenue and thought leadership branding. Accelerate Events are BDI’s exclusive demand generation programs that fill our customer’s sales pipelines with qualified leads while curating unique thought leadership content.

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