November 13-14 2018 | Philadelphia

Speakers

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Mark Radcliffe
Senior Partner
DLA Piper

Mark Radcliffe is a senior partner who practices corporate securities and intellectual property law at DLA Piper in its Silicon Valley office. DLA Piper has over 4200 lawyers in more than 40 countries. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry magna cum laude from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. In 1998, Harvard Law School designated him a “Distinguished Alumni”. Mr. Radcliffe’s practice focuses on representing corporations in their intellectual property and finance matters. He has worked both on transactions implementing blockchain technology and initial coin offerings. His combination of experience in corporate transactions and intellectual property (particularly open source licensing) make him particularly well suited to assist on blockchain issues. He has worked on over 1,000 venture transactions. Virtually all blockchain software is licensed under open source licenses and he is one of the most experienced open source software lawyers in the world. He has worked on open source software matters for over 15 years and has advised global Fortune 500 companies on their open source matters including Oracle, Red Hat, Sun, Adobe, Palm, eBay and Accenture. He assisted Sun in “open sourcing” the Solaris operating system and ran one of the four committees rewriting General Public License version 2 to create General Public License version 3. In April 2009 (the first year of the award), he was recognized for his experience by Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the World’s Leading 250 IP Strategists. In 1997, the National Law Journal named him one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States. He is consistently cited by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as being in the first rank in California for IT and IT Outsourcing. He has been quoted on intellectual property matters in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Examiner, San Jose Mercury News and the Daily Variety.

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

15.00 | Defining Legal Principles & Practicalities of Smart Contracts to Increase Efficiency & Transparency

Frank Perkins
CEO and Co-Founder
INARI

A seasoned Tech professional in CxO level leadership roles, experienced engineer with over 15 years in the Insurance industry, Frank has worked within the regulatory environments of Continental Europe, the US and the London Lloyd’s market. Besides this, Frank has a notable track record in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and is a sought-after adviser on Blockchain and its applications. Frank is also Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA) by the Blockchain Training Alliance.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

13.45 | Panel Discussion - Evaluating Alternative Collaboration Models: What Is Right for You?

Doug Alexander
Digital Enterprise Architect
XL Catlin

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

10.00 | Defining Existing Pain Points & Evaluating Blockchain Opportunities Across the Insurance Value Chain

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

11.40 | Use Case 2: Blockchain for Commercial Insurance with Insurewaves

Mercina Tillemann
Chief Operating Officer
Global Blockchain Business Council

Mercina Tillemann serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). Experienced in strategic planning and communications, she has spent her career translating complex ideas for broad audiences in the public and private sectors. Mercina has advised state and national governments and fortune 100 companies on issues surrounding technology and public health. An expert in blockchain technology, Mercina works with corporations and governments to identify relevant applications for the technology; she speaks regularly about the technology around the world – from the G20 Summit to the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF – the European Parliament to the U.N.’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Mercina has worked in the offices of the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and for the Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress. While working with Janssen’s Global Public Health Group, she drafted congressional testimony, authored publications and spearheaded multiple public information initiatives. She holds a degree in Bioethics, Political Science and Law from Yale University.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

09.30 | Building Momentum for Blockchain Investment and System-Wide Change

Wendy Callaghan
Chief Innovation Legal Officer
AIG

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

10.00 | Panel Discussion - Governance, Regulation and Data Protection

Dante Disparte
CEO & Founder
Risk Cooperative

Dante Disparte is an entrepreneur, business leader and global risk expert. He is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, a strategic risk advisory and insurance brokerage firm based in Washington, D.C. Dante serves on the board of the American Security Project, where he founded and chairs the Business Council. He is also a member of the Bretton Woods II Council and a fellow at New America. He is a frequent speaker and commentator on business and political issues shaping the world. From entrepreneurship, where he was invited by the White House to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, to risk, economic competitiveness and security issues, Dante’s wide-ranging views are regularly featured in leading media and publications, such as Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Forbes and International Policy Digest, among others. A graduate of Harvard Business School, where he chairs the D.C. alumni association and is a former member of the global alumni board. Dante holds an MSc. in Risk Management from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in International and Intercultural Studies from Goucher College. He is fluent in 6 languages and has conducted business all over the world. He is the co-author “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” (Macmillan, 2016) and was recognized as one of the 40 leaders under 40 by the Washington Business Journal and in the inaugural Powermeter 100 list.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

16.45 | Chair’s Closing Remarks

09.05 | Opening Keynote Address - Unlocking the Transformative Potential of Blockchain

09.00 | Chair Opening Remarks

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

16.15 | Chair’s Closing Remarks

08.30 | Chair Opening Remarks

Satish Narayanan
Head of Architecture - Digital Data & Analytics
Marsh

Satish Narayanan is the Head of Architecture - Digital Data and Analytics for Marsh. In this global role he leads the business and technology strategy for digital transformation of Marsh leveraging digital experiences, data and analytics, machine learning/artificial intelligence, internet of things and blockchain. He has had senior technology leadership and engineering experiences across financial services and airline industries including Global Head of Mobile Engineering and Risk Platforms for American Express. Several of his key accomplishments involve advancing business solutions through early adoption of technology like mobile payments, big data platforms for risk-credit/fraud and marketing, blockchain for financial and insurance use cases, airline electronic ticketing/check-in etc. With a background in cryptography he was an early adopter to blockchain with use cases spanning across Payments, Data Privacy and Insurance domains. He has applied for and been granted several patents.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

14.25 | Envisaging a New Marketplace: The Role of the Broker

Christopher Frankland
Founder, Digital Transformation Expert
InsurTech360

Christopher Frankland is a Digital Enterprise Architect with Ameritas, and owner of InsurTech360.com, a digital platform that highlights innovative technology and Startups within the InsurTech space. Christopher recently joined the advisory board at MaxGapPlus, a Blockchain focused Insurance company. In his prior role as Head of the Innovation and Tech Solutions Lab at Resource Pro, Christopher helped establish a Global team focused on creating innovative and sophisticated Insurance solutions with the end goal of creating a better Customer experience. As a regular panelist, deeply immersed in the InsurTech scene, Christopher is constantly on the look out for creative ways to leverage Chatbots, Robotic Process Automation, Analytics and Cognitive Services to help re-imagine and elevate the Customer and Insurance Experience

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

10.00 | Defining Existing Pain Points & Evaluating Blockchain Opportunities Across the Insurance Value Chain

Lorraine Frias
Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives – Blockchain
Optum

Lorraine is a leader within Optum’s Advanced Technology Collaborative. She is focused on building strategies that leverage emerging technologies to solve some of the biggest issues in healthcare, drive cross-industry collaboration, and enable enterprise-wide platform approaches for emerging tech. In particular, her current focus is on blockchain technology and the possibilities it offers to the healthcare ecosystem. Lorraine brings a business perspective to enterprise blockchain approaches and use cases. Lorraine joined UnitedHealth Group in 2012 to apply her extensive innovation experience to healthcare. After leading the charge to transform printed member materials to digital, she joined UnitedHealthcare’s Innovation Center of Excellence and drove several key initiatives to use technology to engage patients, and vulnerable populations, in clinical programs to improve health outcomes. Prior to joining UHG, she spent over 20 years designing and developing innovative, custom programs and products for Fortune 500 customers while at BI Worldwide.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

13.45 | Panel Discussion - Evaluating Alternative Collaboration Models: What Is Right for You?

Mike Fulton
Associate VP Technology Innovation
Nationwide

Michael Fulton is an Associate Vice President, heading up the Technology Innovation team.  He came to Nationwide January of 2017.  He was formerly Chief Digital Officer and head of Americas Division of a global boutique Enterprise Architecture and IT Strategy consulting and training company.  He also spent almost 20 years at Procter & Gamble, where he did almost every job in IT, including head of Cloud Architecture, head of IT4IT Architecture, head of EA Capability, and head of Strategic IT Cost Optimization.  He is certified in TOGAF 9, TOGAF Essentials, IT4IT, Cloud Architecture, and ITIL; accredited to train both TOGAF and IT4IT; and currently serves as co-chair of the Open Group IT4IT forum and represents Nationwide in the RiskBlock Alliance.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

13.45 | Panel Discussion - Evaluating Alternative Collaboration Models: What Is Right for You?

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

11.10 | Use Case 1: Blockchain for Proof of Insurance

Alex Hageli
Director Policy Research and International
PCI

Alex M. Hageli is Director of Personal Lines Policy for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). In this position he coordinates policy development for a range of issues, most prominently personal lines automobile insurance and cybersecurity. He also serves as staff liaison to several of PCI’s committees, including the Auto and Cyber & Internet of Things Committees, providing members with technical background and issue analysis on relevant legislative and regulatory proposals from around the country. Prior to joining PCI staff, Mr. Hageli performed legal research for Allstate Insurance on a variety of issues, and also assisted with the management of ongoing litigation. Mr. Hageli holds a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

15.30 | Closing Keynote Panel Discussion - Towards Industry-Wide Implementation & Regulation

Dustin Helland
Product Innovation Manager
State Farm

Dustin Helland is a Technology Manager at State Farm where he serves as Product Manager for enterprise blockchain solutions.   Dustin is responsible for driving identification and adoption of emerging business models that leverage blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

13.45 | Panel Discussion - Evaluating Alternative Collaboration Models: What Is Right for You?

Susan Joseph
B3i North America Representative
B3i

Susan Joseph is the B3i North America Representative, runs a Blockchain Working Group for a global insurer, and separately advises on digital rights, token strategies and incentives.  She is a JD/MBA and former General Counsel who has been consulting in blockchain for the past three years in the areas of consortia, insurance, identity, financial services, real estate, and humanitarian concerns. She is often consulted about regulatory and technology policy. Notably, she is a co-founder and Executive Director of the recently launched Diversity In Blockchain, Inc. NFP which sets Best Practices for the industry. Susan was the first Executive Director of ID2020, consulted for IBM blockchain/identity and is an Advisor to OneWorldIdentity. Susan guest lectures at MIT's Computational Contracts course. She sits on the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance Identity Working Group, is a member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance legal working group, and is a member of the Digital Chamber of Commerce. Most recently she spoke about blockchain at the UN, CKGSB and the Spanish Embassy, and spoke about STEM for International Women's Day for the MET Community. Susan has guest lectured on fintech at Cornell and founded and runs the womeninfintech group on Linkedin which has 1700 plus members in 47 countries

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

12.00 | Panel Discussion - Building Your Blockchain Strategy to Move Beyond POC

11.30 | The Story So Far: Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going?

Dawn LeBlanc
Managing Director
Hartford InsurTech Hub

Dawn is the Managing Director for Startupbootcamp's Hartford InsurTech accelerator. Dawn connects the expertise of leading insurers, investors and mentors to transformative startups important to the insurance marketplace.  While leading the acceleration of these startups, the goal is to enhance the insurance technology ecosystem in the area.  She brings over 30 years experience from several well-known insurance and financial services companies where she has lead forward thinking innovative products and initiatives.

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

13.40 | Defining the Blockchain Ecosystem & Evaluating the Tech Stack

Christopher McDaniel
President
The Institutes’ RiskBlock Alliance

Christopher McDaniel has 25+ years’ experience in the financial services industry with varied projects and management roles including organizational transformation, process improvement, roadmap development, PMO and all facets of technology. Experience includes projects related to process re-engineering, data analytics, system integration and relationship management. Extensive experience in the Life and Annuity space, with strong industrywide relationships and operational expertise. Christopher is currently Executive Director of The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance. The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance is an unprecedented, industry-led consortium collaborating to unlock the potential of blockchain across the insurance industry. RiskBlock will accelerate time to market and adoption through real-world applications and impactful blockchain use cases.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

12.00 | Panel Discussion - Building Your Blockchain Strategy to Move Beyond POC

11.30 | The Story So Far: Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going?

Robert Mozeika
Innovation Executive
Munich Reinsurance America Inc

As Munich Re, US’s Innovation Executive, Bob Mozeika works with the Reinsurance Division to investigate clients’ strategic business needs in order to identify potential technology startup solutions. He is instrumental in helping clients develop plans to integrate this technology into their organizations. For the past three years Bob served as Munich Re Group’s Innovation Leader in Silicon Valley.  In that position he was responsible for partnering with technology companies that could enhance Munich Re’s business processes, developing new emerging products, and exploring new business models. While in Silicon Valley, Bob established a leadership position in the InsurTech space, and acquired vast knowledge of technology trends and established an extensive network of technology partners.  Bob will continue to play a key role in our relationship with Plug N Play and bring to market trends in the InsurTech space. Bob is based in Princeton and is a member of Munich Re US’s Reinsurance Division Leadership Team.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

13.45 | Panel Discussion - Evaluating Alternative Collaboration Models: What Is Right for You?

Satoshi Ted Ohkuma
Deputy Head of Digital Innovation
Tokio Marine Group

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

12.00 | Panel Discussion - Building Your Blockchain Strategy to Move Beyond POC

John Palis
Founder & Lead Strategist
Blockchain Risk Advisory Group

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

12.00 | Panel Discussion - Building Your Blockchain Strategy to Move Beyond POC

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

15.30 | Closing Keynote Panel Discussion - Towards Industry-Wide Implementation & Regulation

Brendan Picha
Head of Products
The Institutes’ RiskBlock Alliance

Brendan Picha is the Head of Product for The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance where he works with his team and consortium members to prioritize, scope and deploy distributed ledger use cases for the insurance industry. Before The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance Brendan worked as an Innovation Manager, Special Projects at Liberty Mutual Insurance where he built and scaled Liberty’s drone program for personal lines. While there he also worked on distributed ledger use cases for the enterprise, post-catastrophe aerial imagery solutions, claims automation enablement and machine vision platforms. Before Liberty Mutual Brendan worked as a Senior Innovation Manager at Anheuser-Busch InBev and as CEO of Square Oak Media, an online enterprise strategy consultancy. Brendan holds an MBA from Babson College and lives in Malvern, Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters.

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

14.10 | When Blockchain Collides with IOT & Artificial Intelligence

12.10 | Use Case 3: Leveraging Blockchain for Claims

Bill Pieroni
CEO
ACORD

Bill Pieroni is President & CEO of ACORD. Prior to his appointment in 2016, Mr. Pieroni served as the Global Chief Operating Officer of Marsh and was responsible for the firm’s global operations. Additionally, he was the Chief Technology and Transformation Officer across the Risk and Insurance Segment. Prior to joining Marsh, Mr. Pieroni was Senior Vice President and part of the Office of the Chairman at State Farm. Prior to that, he served as Aon’s Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer with global responsibility for operations across retail, wholesale and reinsurance brokerage. His extensive insurance and financial services background also includes General Manager of IBM’s insurance business, a partner at Accenture, and consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Pieroni earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting with University Honors & Distinction from the University of Illinois. He also received his M.B.A with Highest Distinction, and was named a Baker Scholar from Harvard University School of Business Administration.

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

08.40 | Keynote - Towards Digital Maturity – Lessons for Blockchain Adoption

John Pileggi
Assistant Controller II
Liberty Mutual

John Pileggi has been at Liberty Mutual for 15+ years most recently in Global Retail Markets Finance running their back office payment processing operation responsible for $23B in premium and $1B in claims recoveries collections.  Since 2016 John has also acted as a Product Owner leading the industry in exploring a blockchain-based subrogation application through a network of relationships at other insurance carriers and through Liberty’s active membership in the RiskBlock Alliance, a US-based insurance blockchain consortia.  Prior to joining Liberty John held various positions at Hanover Insurance and a CPA firm where he earned his CPA license.  John also holds the CPCU credential.

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

12.10 | Use Case 3: Leveraging Blockchain for Claims

Dr. Magdalena Ramada
Director, Senior Economist
Willis Towers Watson

Magdalena is a Director at Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Consulting and Technology and leads the firm’s insurance-focused R&D efforts around insurtech and blockchain technology. She joined the firm as a Senior Economist at Willis Towers Watson’s Research and Innovation Center in 2005. She has 20+ years of experience in R&D and international consulting and was Willis Towers Watson’s Head of Research and Analytical Services. Magda holds a M.Sc. in math. Finance and a PhD in Quantitative Economics and Finance. She currently focuses on strategic consulting for the Insurance Industry, especially around blockchain/distributed ledger technologies, emerging risks and markets and #insurtech. She was among the first to publish and discuss blockchain in the context of insurance and has focused almost exclusively on helping the insurance industry to understand and deploy blockchain/distributed ledger technologies for the past 3 years. Her main areas of expertise include technology and innovation, MNC internationalization strategies, emerging markets, global governance, macroeconomic and sociopolitical risks. Magdalena has 15 years of teaching experience at European (Germany, UK) and Latin American universities. She also led many research projects for multilateral organizations on microinsurance, financial inclusion and innovation, including pre-2009 projects on alternative currencies.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

12.00 | Panel Discussion - Building Your Blockchain Strategy to Move Beyond POC

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

09.20 | Exploring the Reality of the Risks Associated with Blockchain

Jochen Renz
Advisor
IOTA Foundation

Jochen (Joe) Renz is an Electronics Engineer from Stuttgart, Germany (Home of Mercedes, Bosch, Porsche, etc), and now resides in Chicago, USA. After a 20-year corporate IT career, he co-founded New Mobility Lab with his brother Alexander (Alex). Simply put, cars and IT are in our blood. Joe understands the car as an important building block in the future of multi-modal mobility. However, much of disruptive innovation happens in the form of solutions around the car and in the broader mobility ecosystem. Joe goes far beyond the car itself and takes a holistic view of the emerging smart mobility and transportation space aka New Mobility World®. Joe views Distributed Ledger Technology as the enabler of IoT, Big Data and AI/ML to create the System of Systems.

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

14.10 | When Blockchain Collides with IOT & Artificial Intelligence

10.00 | Panel Discussion - Governance, Regulation and Data Protection

Jonathan Rodgers
Financial Regulation Manager
NAMIC

Jonathan Rodgers serves the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) as its financial regulatory manager. Jon is involved in a number of financial and accounting issues, including statutory accounting, risk-based capital, financial examination and analysis, and emerging issues like blockchain and distributed ledger technology. He is part of NAMIC’s team covering developments at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and serves as liaison to national and international accounting organizations. Prior to joining NAMIC’s Government Affairs Department in 2013 Jon served as an accountant in the finance department for more than seven years. Rodgers is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor of business administration in accounting. He also has a Master’s Degree in finance from Indiana University.

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

15.30 | Closing Keynote Panel Discussion - Towards Industry-Wide Implementation & Regulation

Ryan Rugg
Global Head of Insurance
R3

Ryan Rugg is spearheading North American business development in asset management and insurance for R3.  She works closely with R3’s network of members and partners, helping drive global commercialization and integration of R3’s Corda platform. In 2017, she launched the Center of Excellence for Insurers and Reinsurers at R3 which is redefining the foundations of insurance by harnessing the power of collaborative networks through the deployment of blockchain technology. Prior to R3 Ryan worked for Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan where she gained extensive experience in financial services covering a broad range of institutions including; insurance, hedge funds, banks and asset managers. Ryan started her career in Technology at Lehman Brothers, experiencing first-hand the inefficiencies in the legacy infrastructure she is now working to solve. She has a double major in Computer Science and Finance.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

12.00 | Panel Discussion - Building Your Blockchain Strategy to Move Beyond POC

Dr. Patrick Schmid
Vice President
The Institutes’ RiskBlock Alliance

Dr. Patrick G. Schmid, PhD is an economist and Vice President of The Institutes’ RiskBlock Alliance—a risk management and insurance blockchain consortium. He oversees RiskBlock’s products, operations and technology departments. Dr. Schmid also offers blockchain thought leadership for The Institutes and coordinates the RiskBlock consortium of insurers, brokers and reinsurers. He collaborates with industry backedworking groups and technical partners in developing production‐ready applications that can lower costs, improve the customer experience and drive efficiency across the insurance industry. Dr. Schmid formerly served as the head of The Institutes' Enterprise Research department, where he led a team of data scientists and researchers in developing analytical solutions and market insights. He has also served as the Director of Research for the Insurance Research Council (IRC), a division of The Institutes. In this role, he led efforts to study public policy‐related insurance issues. He has a MA and a PhD in economics from Temple University. He has taught economics and finance at a number of Philadelphia‐area colleges and universities. Prior to working in the insurance industry, he worked as an economist for Moody's Analytics.

Day One

Tuesday, November 13 2018

10.00 | Defining Existing Pain Points & Evaluating Blockchain Opportunities Across the Insurance Value Chain

Day Two

Wednesday, November 14 2018

10.00 | Panel Discussion - Governance, Regulation and Data Protection