ACORD/LOMA Forum 2013: Novarica on Growth, Modernization, and IT Impact

Matthew Josefowicz

Chad, Karlyn, and I will be speaking at a number of this year’s ACORD/LOMA Forum, on topics ranging from modernizing your distribution channels to preparing insurers for new technologies and business strategies in 2014. If you’re planning to attend ACORD/LOMA this year, please let us know.

Our sessions are:

Tuesday, May 7

  • 2:15-3:30 PM. Creating Market Expansion Capabilities: Capitalizing on New Growth Opportunities (Karlyn Carnahan)

There has never been a better time for insurers to develop a strategy for capitalizing on new growth opportunities. The marketplace abounds with opportunities for carriers to offer critical products and services to commercial and private businesses. This panel discussion will cover how to get started on setting up your business for successful expansion, outline the benefits of industry partnerships and provide a comprehensive overview of the technology available to successfully expand your business to serve the markets you want to serve.

  • 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM e-Signatures: Implementers Discuss Their Experiences and the Benefits of Adoption (Rob McIsaac)
Rob McIsaac participates in a panel with Genworth, ESRA, and Warwick on e-Signatures benefits and challenges.


Wednesday, May 8

  • 8:30-9:30 AM. Evolving Your Distribution Channels: Modernization That Matters (Karlyn Carnahan)

Insurance isn’t purchased the way it was a decade ago. Unfortunately, insurers have maintained static distribution channels with little potential for significant growth. So, how can insurance distribution channels change with the times? For insurers, the evolution of distribution channels is modernization that matters. Attend this session to learn how automation can help distribution channels roll with the punches and improve producer management at the same time.

  • 10:00-11:15 AM. Analyst Panel: What is New in 2013 and What Should We Expect in 2014? (Matthew Josefowicz)

While many new technologies and business strategies are discussed during the event, is anything really new that is changing the industry? This panel will present point of views from the analysts on what is new this year and how much change is really happening within the industry. Panelists will discuss the major industry changes of 2013, whether insurers are really innovating, and what we can expect in 2014.

  • 1:15-2:15 PM. Core Policy Transformation: Real-World Insurer Stories (Chad Hersh)

This interactive session brings together technology, consulting and data conversion industry experts to discuss the different strategies insurers are taking to fundamentally improve their business. Hear real-world stories of insurance transformation from the teams that are executing on these projects. Topics will include understanding the compelling business reasons to transform, including product agility, excellent customer service, and reduced cost; and how business context impacts transformation strategy and business value of modern application architecture in a changing insurance value chain.

  • 2:30-3:30 PM. IT Initiatives That Deliver Business Impact (Matthew Josefowicz)

This panel of insurers presents case studies of real-life IT projects that delivered business impact by adopting new practices, delivering quick hit new capabilities, expanding the capabilities of existing systems, or transforming entire platforms. Learn how these insurance IT leaders worked with their business partners, overcame challenges, and delivered real business impact.