Amidi holds more than 28 years' experience founding, operating and growing successful companies in the U.S. and abroad. Plug and Play connects startups to corporations and invests in more than 100 companies every year. Plug and Play has 22 locations worldwide and its success stories include PayPal, Dropbox, SoundHound, and Lending Club.
7:30 a.m. - Registration and Networking Breakfast
Sponsored by ConnectiCare
8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
Susan Winkler - Vice President and Executive Director, CT IFS
Commissioner Katharine Wade - Connecticut Insurance Department
Governor Dannel P. Malloy - State of Connecticut
Michael Klein - EVP and President, Personal Insurance and Head of Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics, Travelers
9:00 a.m. - Keynote Presentation
Sponsored by Travelers
Saeed Amidi - Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Plug and Play
9:50 a.m. - Plug and Play Portfolio Company Discussion
Janet Anderson - Chief Marketing Officer and Business Development, Lapetus Solutions
Jason Andrew - Chief Executive Officer, Limelight Health
Will Dove - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Extraordinary Re Holdings, Inc.
Aaron Schiff - Chief Executive Officer, Matic Insurance Services
Moderator: Saeed Amidi, Plug and Play
11:00 a.m. - Coffee & Conversation Break
Sponsored by Conning
11:15 a.m. - C-Suite Dialogue
Robert DiMuccio - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amica
Peter Tedone - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vantis Life Insurance Company
Paul Tyler - Chief Marketing Officer, The Phoenix Companies, Inc.
Moderator: John Wilcox - Chief Strategy and Ventures Officer, The Hartford
12:15 p.m. - Plated Lunch
Sponsored by Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Deputy Commissioner Bart Kollen - Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Paul Veronneau - Principal and Hartford Advisory Leader; Lead Author, Insurance Market Brief, PwC
1:00 p.m. - Workforce of the Future: 2030
Bhushan Sethi - Partner, Financial Services Advisory, PwC
'Next Gen' Workforce Panel
Sponsored by UnitedHealthcare
Internal culture is critical to nourishing and sustaining innovation: new skill sets and
aptitudes are in-demand, and with them come new approaches and expectations.
Kimberly Bishop - Executive Director, HYPE - Hartford Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs
Ellen DiVerniero - Head of Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Enterprise Development, Aetna
Mitch Jackson - Scrum Master; IT Project Manager, Optum; Chair, HYPE
Moderator: Bhushan Sethi, PwC
2:00 p.m. - Coffee & Conversation Break
Sponsored by Nassau Re
2:15 p.m. - Mayor Luke Bronin, City of Hartford
2:30 p.m. - Innovation Panel
Sponsored by The Hartford
Connecticut-driven innovation across the insurance space, from mainstay to emerging companies.
Beth Maerz - Vice President of Customer Experience and Innovation, Travelers
Devi Mohanty - Vice President Strategy, Innovation and Strategic Ventures, The Hartford
Sabine VanderLinden - Chief Executive Officer, InsurTech Business, Startupbootcamp
Moderator: Michelle Cote - Managing Director, CT Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, UConn
3:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks and Networking Reception
Sponsored by Voya
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Learn more about the Insurance Market Summit:
contact CT IFS Executive Director Susan Winkler.
The Insurance Market Summit is the preeminent gathering of insurance executives hosted in Hartford, the nation’s Insurance Capital. The signature event, hosted by CT IFS, showcases the unique perspective of some of the most prominent leaders and companies in today’s global insurance industry and delivers an unparalleled opportunity to learn, network and engage against the backdrop of Connecticut’s insurance expertise, talent and innovation. More than 350 practitioners, senior leaders and business-focused media convene each November to hear from the brightest minds and to explore the transformative forces in insurance practice.