The Call for Speakers and Research Papers is now open!

Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 17

Increase your visibility. Share your experiences. Move the industry forward.




In 10 years, the insurance industry will not look like it does today. Customers expect a new experience that meets them where, when and how they decide. New technology and data are transforming the dynamics of this experience. And competitive pressures arising from these changes are forcing carriers to re-examine the foundations of their business models. Who will emerge as a leader in this new future? You can help guide the industry perspective. The conference will include general session presentations as well as smaller breakout discussions. All carrier speakers will receive a complimentary registration for the full event. Please review the details below and email info@sirnet.org with any questions.

Topic/Subject Wish List: 

 Competitive Intelligence 
Market research 
Primary/ Secondary research 
Insurtech
Alternative Distribution Channels
Changing role of Agent
Customer/User Experience 
Digital Transformation
Digital Innovation
Re-skilling for future workforce
Regulatory changes and upcoming challenges
Underwriting Automation

 Underwriting Automation
Segmentation
Product Development
Analytics driven innovation 
Cyber Security
Behavioral health and social data
High cost drugs
IOT/ Wearables
Carrier/ new technology partnership
Customer Privacy
Emerging Issues 


Email proposals to the appropriate Track Chairs by Friday, April 17

Personal Lines Track
Jaimie Pickles, Jornaya- jpickles@jornaya.com 
Lauren Richard, Progressive- Lauren_Richard@progressive.com 

Commercial Lines Track:
Brian Kiley, West Bend - bkiley@wbmi.com 
Adrienne Kreger, American Financial Group- alkreger@amfin.com 

Health/Life Track:
Ron Zezza, Cigna- Ronald.Zezza@Cigna.com 
Jen Pipia, Mass Mutual- jenniferpipia@yahoo.com 

Competitive Intelligence and Research:
Jennifer Pipia, Mass Mutual- jenniferpipia@yahoo.com 

Product Development and Innovation:
Neelam Paharia, Allstate Insurance- npaha@allstate.com 
 
Emerging Topics: 
Jaimie Pickles, Jornaya- jpickles@jornaya.com 

What to Include in Your Speaking Proposal or Research Paper:

1. Name, title, company of proposed speaker(s).
2. Proposed session topic/title.
3. Short session description (3-4 sentences) outlining the learning objectives for our audience and how your proposal is aligned with the conference theme.
4. Presentations should include the what, how, and impact of the research.
5. Preference is given to sessions that are actionable and innovative vs informational. Case studies with problem, process, resolution are ideal. 
6. Non-carrier submissions should include a carrier partner.
7. Research papers must be cleared for SIR publication and distribution.
8. Speakers and authors may be photographed and/or recorded at the event.