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Sessions

Professional & Leadership Development
Technology
Accounting, Risk Management & Finance
Super Session

Professional Leadership & Development


Discovering DiSC to Build More Effective Work Relationships

Speakers

Maureen Dodson, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Coordinator

JoLayna Arndt

Save The Blue Frog: Leadership And Cognitive Learning Via Immersive Multi-Player Games

Speakers

Michael Kraten, Finance and Economics Programs, Houston Baptist University

Objectives
  • To understand the purpose, nature, and content of several leadership and communication models.
  • To understand how to employ these models in leadership settings involving insurance risk.
  • To understand techniques for applying soft skills to enhance “how we think, and how we learn.”
Coordinator

Natalie Roberts

Technology


Show Me The Money! How Payment Methods Are The New, Hot Differentiator in Insurance!

Speakers

Angela Abbott, Director of Partnerships, Invoice Cloud

Bill Clausen, Executive Vice President, Prelude Software Inc

Chris Ewing, CEO & Co-Founder, One Inc.

Chris Trainor, Vice President, Product and Partnerships, Paymentus

Paolo Foggini, Partnerships & New Initiatives – Healthcare, Visa

Todd Greenbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer, Input 1

Objectives
  • Impact to customer satisfaction levels
  • Pros and cons of different payment methods
  • Panel Presentation – moderated discussion by no more than three panel members and one moderator
Coordinator

Bill Clausen, Executive Vice President, Prelude Software Inc

The Role of Cloud in the Platform Era

Speakers

Aaron Davidson, Principal, Guidewire Cloud, Guidewire Software

Carrie Burns, Senior Manager, Content Marketing, Guidewire

Guidewire Customer, TBD

Objectives
  • Get an insurer’s perspective of the platform and the role cloud plays
  • Identify when the right time is to move to the cloud
  • Interactive Presentation and Group Discussions
Coordinator

Carrie Burns, Senior Manager, Content Marketing, Guidewire

Accounting, Risk Management & Finance


Master Your Controlled Group: Consolidations and Tax Sharing Agreements with TCJA Sprinkled In

Speakers

Bryan Karas, CPA, MSA, Tax Senior Manager, Plante Moran

Casey Janick, CPA, Senior Tax Manager, Plante Moran

Objectives
  • Introduction to consolidated filings and net operating losses.
  • Differentiate methods for allocating consolidated tax liability in the tax sharing agreement.
  • Refresher on TCJA and recent tax law developments
Coordinator

Margarete Chalker

Financial Impact of Reinsurance

Speakers

Christa Faustman, RVP, BMS Re US

Objectives
  • Understanding the five main reasons for reinsurance.
  • Understanding how different forms of reinsurance affect an insurance company’s financial statement.
  • Understanding how reinsurance impacts financial ratios.
Coordinator

Allison Tranberg

Super Sessions


TBD

Speakers

TBD

Coordinator

TBD