Monday, June 3

Super Session

The Seven Technologies That are Changing Everything

Nancy Giordano
Strategic Futurist and Corporate Strategist

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands. Executives love her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the shifts ahead and to guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.

Nancy started a formidable career at several of the most influential ad agencies in NY, Chicago, and LA. For more than a decade now, she has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company, applying her broad understanding of the intense cultural and technological shifts we’re facing. Her extensive knowledge of the drivers shaping our future (and driving business) have guided transformation projects with The Coca Cola Company, Brinker International, Sprint, Nestle, Acumen, Energizer, Mercedes Benz and many other Fortune 500 companies. Her work has made her one of the fastest rising women speakers in the world, both as a keynote speaker and at C-Suite strategy exchanges, in wide range of industries including technology, entertainment, travel, food, retail, consumer products, homebuilding, talent, B2B services, and much more.

As Executive Producer of Gigaom Change, Nancy and her company has curated the leading experts on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Virtual + Augmented Realities, 3D+ Printing, Cybersecurity and Human-Machine Interface. What is the gist? Why do these matter and what can businesses expect looking ahead? 


Super Session

Future Forces: Insights from the New World of Work

Seth Mattison

Growth Enabler. Perspective Shifter. Fire Starter.

Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.

Named to the Editors’ Picks for Favorite Speakers for 2013 by MeetingsNet, Seth’s presentations bring an entirely unexpected perspective on the future of work, talent, innovation, and the power of relationships. With a passion for helping to create greater understanding and collaboration in today’s workplace, Seth offers participants actionable content that can immediately impact business performance.

Tuesday, June 4

IASA Tech Tank


Brian Hemesath, Managing Director, Global Insurance Accelerator




Based on the popular “Shark Tank” TV show format, this fast-paced session brings IASA sharks together with Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA) tech startups to battle it out for validation and bragging rights! GIA’s 100-day program, supported by carriers, gives InsurTech startups guidance on strategy, concept and industry feasibility.  Tech Tank judges and audience members will hear pitches and ask tough questions, and then vote with mock dollars for the most investible InsurTech solution.


Wednesday, June 5

Regulator Town Hall

9:45am - 11:15am

Are you up-to-date on the 2018 activity of the NAIC’s Statutory Accounting Principles Working Group (SAPWG)? Do you know what issues are still pending and, if adopted, might need to be addressed for year-end 2018? Are there other NAIC initiatives in the works that may eventually affect statutory accounting? This session will provide current information your company needs to prepare for necessary statutory accounting changes.


  • Understand new statutory accounting requirements.

  • Determine needed company changes to meet new statutory accounting requirements.

  • Recognize areas of NAIC activity that need to be monitored.


IT Town Hall

An IASA audience favorite, the IT Town Hall is remixed for 2018 with more audience-driven topics and participation. Once the ball gets rolling, there’s no shortage of strong opinions and thoughts to consider. Covering many topics at a rapid pace, this open forum sets the stage for great follow-up conversations and networking. Don’t miss it!


Super Session

The 7 Habits of Highly Stressful People

Stacy Pederson

Master “Stress-pert”

We all know stress is bad for our growing bellies, bottoms and shrinking bottom lines. Stacy gives a unique and hilarious take on being a “Professional Stresspert.” Diagnosed with PTSD after almost dying several times, Stacy shares 7 stress habits to successfully sabotage you and your co-workers’ productivity and quality of life. Your will laugh, identify with the 7 habits of highly stressful people, and walk away with some practical “de-stressing” tips based on physiology and mindset, as well as practical tips on getting along with your co-workers or difficult customers.

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