VENDOR CONNECT TOURS (VCT) SESSIONS

Take a guided tour of the solution providers that serve your specific interests. Tours feature solution providers for Digital Billing, Emerging Technologies, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Data Protection and much more! The Vendor Connect Tours take place on Monday, June 3rd in the exhibit hall. There are two sessions, the first tour departs at 9:50am and the second tour departs at 11:10am.  Select the time-slot that works best for you during the registration process. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Session #880: Accounting, Audit & Tax Consulting Services

10:00am - 10:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

For those interested in accounting, audit, and tax consulting services related to the insurance industry, this tour will provide the opportunity to visit with exhibitors that deal specifically with those needs and services. Join this tour to speak with accounting, audit, and tax service providers that can keep your company up to date in this ever-changing environment of financial regulation.

- The learning objectives for this tour are:
- An up to date knowledge of regulatory changes
- An introduction or update to the consulting services in this space in order to assess the best fit for your company’s needs
- Approaches and processes for making your company’s accounting practices more efficient

Session #980: Accounting, Audit & Tax Consulting Services

11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

For those interested in accounting, audit, and tax consulting services related to the insurance industry, this tour will provide the opportunity to visit with exhibitors that deal specifically with those needs and services. Join this tour to speak with accounting, audit, and tax service providers that can keep your company up to date in this ever-changing environment of financial regulation.

- The learning objectives for this tour are:
- An up to date knowledge of regulatory changes
- An introduction or update to the consulting services in this space in order to assess the best fit for your company’s needs
- Approaches and processes for making your company’s accounting practices more efficient

Session #881: Digital Billing & Payment Processing

10:00am - 10:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

Digital billing, remittance, and payments processing continues to be an area of focus for forward-thinking insurance companies looking to improve the quality of touch points with their policyholders and agencies. The efficient handling of these functions improves cash flow and customer service, resulting in improved goodwill and trust with an insurer’s key stakeholders. As the macro trends of customer centricity and the digitalization of the industry continue, solutions are required that bridge the gap between traditional billing systems and the emerging world of mobile apps and rising customer expectations.

Join this tour to learn more about:
- Systems and services that automate, manage or directly support billing and collection
- How the efficient handling of these functions can improve cash flow
- How this major touch point with policyholders and agents aids in customer retention and agency relationships

Session #981: Digital Billing & Payment Processing

11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

Digital billing, remittance, and payments processing continues to be an area of focus for forward-thinking insurance companies looking to improve the quality of touch points with their policyholders and agencies. The efficient handling of these functions improves cash flow and customer service, resulting in improved goodwill and trust with an insurer’s key stakeholders. As the macro trends of customer centricity and the digitalization of the industry continue, solutions are required that bridge the gap between traditional billing systems and the emerging world of mobile apps and rising customer expectations.

Join this tour to learn more about:
- Systems and services that automate, manage or directly support billing and collection
- How the efficient handling of these functions can improve cash flow
- How this major touch point with policyholders and agents aids in customer retention and agency relationships

Session #882: Enterprise Software Suites

10:00am - 10:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Vendor solutions have trended toward offering more and more functionality across the different business units and functions needed to operate an insurance organization. Several solution providers offer a large set of pre-integrated suite solutions. The business and technology benefits of getting more from a single vendor source include fewer vendor relationships to manage, fewer contracts and licenses, potentially lower integration costs and complications, and wider-reaching automated testing and upgrade coordination. Vendors on this tour offer core system capabilities - policy administration, claims and in some cases billing functionality – and one or more of the following: enterprise-wide rules or workflow engines, underwriting, rating engine, reinsurance, agency portals, consumer portals, document imaging/management, reporting/business intelligence, and/or financial/accounting functionality.

 

Join this tour to learn how enterprise software suites can address:

- Enterprise risk and resource management

- The benefits of an integrated and consistent solution for insurance processing across the enterprise

- The need for a common data model for improved data quality and reporting

- A consistent user interface across core system functions

Session #982: Enterprise Software Suites

11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Vendor solutions have trended toward offering more and more functionality across the different business units and functions needed to operate an insurance organization. Several solution providers offer a large set of pre-integrated suite solutions. The business and technology benefits of getting more from a single vendor source include fewer vendor relationships to manage, fewer contracts and licenses, potentially lower integration costs and complications, and wider-reaching automated testing and upgrade coordination. Vendors on this tour offer core system capabilities - policy administration, claims and in some cases billing functionality – and one or more of the following: enterprise-wide rules or workflow engines, underwriting, rating engine, reinsurance, agency portals, consumer portals, document imaging/management, reporting/business intelligence, and/or financial/accounting functionality.

 

Join this tour to learn how enterprise software suites can address:

- Enterprise risk and resource management

- The benefits of an integrated and consistent solution for insurance processing across the enterprise

- The need for a common data model for improved data quality and reporting

- A consistent user interface across core system functions

Session #883: Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics

10:00am - 10:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Insurance companies continue to master the art and science of all things Big Data, inclusive of business intelligence, advanced data analytics, and predictive modeling in order to gain a competitive advantage in the areas of risk selection, segmentation, underwriting and pricing. By investing in solutions and expertise in data science and information management - along with modern core systems capabilities - insurers are working to deliver data driven decision-support capabilities.

 

Join this tour to learn:

- How BI and related solutions can help insurance companies improve strategic planning, marketing, rating, and underwriting

- How to create actionable analytics that can improve processes, services, and profitability

- How to use these solutions for operational efficiencies and competitive advantage

Session #983: Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics

11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Insurance companies continue to master the art and science of all things Big Data, inclusive of business intelligence, advanced data analytics, and predictive modeling in order to gain a competitive advantage in the areas of risk selection, segmentation, underwriting and pricing. By investing in solutions and expertise in data science and information management - along with modern core systems capabilities - insurers are working to deliver data driven decision-support capabilities.

 

Join this tour to learn:

- How BI and related solutions can help insurance companies improve strategic planning, marketing, rating, and underwriting

- How to create actionable analytics that can improve processes, services, and profitability

- How to use these solutions for operational efficiencies and competitive advantage

Session #884: Digital Transformation & Emerging Technologies

10:00am - 10:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

The digitalization of the insurance industry continues to accelerate. The emerging technology and process innovation driving this trend are transforming the insurance industry. Digital first, mobile capabilities, telematics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, drones, self-driving cars, and other new technologies have become instrumental in enabling insurers to differentiate themselves through more efficient underwriting, enhanced customer experience, and fraud control.

 

Join this tour to:

- Gain insights into the opportunities, investments, and adoption rate of emerging technologies and the potential that brings for transforming the insurance industry

- Understand the trend lines for emerging software, hardware, services, and providers

- Explore, experiment and consider emerging technology uses within your business model

Session #984: Digital Transformation & Emerging Technologies

11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

The digitalization of the insurance industry continues to accelerate. The emerging technology and process innovation driving this trend are transforming the insurance industry. Digital first, mobile capabilities, telematics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, drones, self-driving cars, and other new technologies have become instrumental in enabling insurers to differentiate themselves through more efficient underwriting, enhanced customer experience, and fraud control.

 

Join this tour to:

- Gain insights into the opportunities, investments, and adoption rate of emerging technologies and the potential that brings for transforming the insurance industry

- Understand the trend lines for emerging software, hardware, services, and providers

- Explore, experiment and consider emerging technology uses within your business model

Session #885: Data Protection & Information Privacy

10:00am - 10:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Data Protection & Information Privacy have become foundational issues in the digital economy, and the insurance industry is right in the center of it all. Insurers understand that they have been entrusted to securely collect, organize, and retain the personal information of their customers and other key stakeholders as part of offering insurance services. This relationship – a risk mitigation agreement between insurer and policyholder – is based on trust. If and when that trust gets broken, it can be difficult to regain. This track will highlight the industry-leading solutions that help to protect that trust.

Join this tour to:

- Gain an understanding of the latest services, developments, approaches, and techniques in the ever-evolving battle to keep trusted information protected.
- Learn about the leading providers of data protection and information privacy products and services, and what they offer to insurers that could someday be the difference between a data breach and a detected intrusion alert that was automatically prevented.
- Develop a deeper knowledge of the solution providers in this space in order to make a more informed decision about the kinds of solutions and services that best fit your company.

Session #985: Data Protection & Information Privacy

11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Data Protection & Information Privacy have become foundational issues in the digital economy, and the insurance industry is right in the center of it all. Insurers understand that they have been entrusted to securely collect, organize, and retain the personal information of their customers and other key stakeholders as part of offering insurance services. This relationship – a risk mitigation agreement between insurer and policyholder – is based on trust. If and when that trust gets broken, it can be difficult to regain. This track will highlight the industry-leading solutions that help to protect that trust.

Join this tour to:

- Gain an understanding of the latest services, developments, approaches, and techniques in the ever-evolving battle to keep trusted information protected.
- Learn about the leading providers of data protection and information privacy products and services, and what they offer to insurers that could someday be the difference between a data breach and a detected intrusion alert that was automatically prevented.
- Develop a deeper knowledge of the solution providers in this space in order to make a more informed decision about the kinds of solutions and services that best fit your company.

Session #886: Policy Administration in a Digital World

10:00am - 10:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Policy Administration remains the bedrock system of insurance processing. While many insurance companies have made substantial investments in core system transformation projects, others are just beginning that transformational journey. A modern policy administration system (PAS) offers carriers increased flexibility, advanced capabilities, and configuration tools for quickly implementing new products and processes. New core systems have been designed to meet the demands of a digital world, including straight out of the box implementation, configurable functions and screens, and improved integration capabilities.

 

This track is designed to:

- Update those who have invested or are ready to invest in modernizing policy administration systems and processes.

- Highlight the digital capabilities and features that enable improvements in customer experience, underwriting/rating, data and analytics, forms and documents, and data accessibility and quality.

- Increase understanding of how modern policy systems can leverage emerging digital distribution channels.

Session #887: Delivering the Best Customer Experience

10:00am - 10:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

As technology continues to evolve, the behavior and dynamics of consumers also changes. Insurers need to ready themselves to respond quickly to changing customer expectations in an increasingly digital and connected world. Customer demand for reliable and compelling experiences enabled by business technology continues to grow exponentially. Now more than ever, insurers have an opportunity to influence persistency, retention and expectations through improved customer experience. Join this track and learn about the value of customer engagement: how customers view, engage, and affect the insurance industry, as well as their expectations for the future.

 

This track is designed to help:

- Understand how improved customer portals affect the customer experience

- Learn how to influence persistency and retention through improved customer engagement - Recognize how changing customer expectations influences the insurance industry

Session #888: Financial Systems & Services

10:00am - 10:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Efficiently managed financial platforms and investment portfolios are essential for insurers and are at the heart of any insurer’s operational and strategic plans. This tour features solution providers specializing in the full breadth of accounting solutions, and the latest in investment management systems and practices. For those considering purchasing, upgrading, outsourcing, or anything in between, this is a must attend tour.

 

Join this tour to:

- Understand how to make accounting departments more efficient, comply with regulatory controls, and simplify financial audits

- Learn how to seamlessly integrate financials and investments into operational insurance systems

- Understand how investment reporting systems and services can help get the most from any insurer’s largest assets

- Analyze an investment portfolio in order to drive profitability

- See how to automate yellow and blue book reporting

- Understand the latest trends and developments in investment and banking services.

Session #988: Financial Systems & Services

11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Efficiently managed financial platforms and investment portfolios are essential for insurers and are at the heart of any insurer’s operational and strategic plans. This tour features solution providers specializing in the full breadth of accounting solutions, and the latest in investment management systems and practices. For those considering purchasing, upgrading, outsourcing, or anything in between, this is a must attend tour.

 

Join this tour to:

- Understand how to make accounting departments more efficient, comply with regulatory controls, and simplify financial audits

- Learn how to seamlessly integrate financials and investments into operational insurance systems

- Understand how investment reporting systems and services can help get the most from any insurer’s largest assets

- Analyze an investment portfolio in order to drive profitability

- See how to automate yellow and blue book reporting

- Understand the latest trends and developments in investment and banking services.

Session #985: Reinsurance Systems & Services

11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Reinsurance remains a significant part of every insurer’s balance sheet. Attendees on this tour will gain insights from leading solution providers whose systems and services either automate or directly support the management of reinsurance and collection of reinsurance receivables. Each of these providers will illustrate the ways in which this all-important aspect of insurance operations can be improved.

 

Join this tour to learn:

- How various provider solutions support treaty and facultative management

- Ways to optimize reinsurance processes for both issuance and claims transactions

- How to manage the payables and receivables of reinsurance transactions to help drive profitability

Session #987: Content Management

11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Insurance is a transaction intensive business and each of those transactions creates content of some sort. Managing that content – whether in digital, paper, or other forms – and the business processes that move content and tasks throughout an insurer has never been more important. Join this tour to hear from experts in the latest content management, process, and automation developments. Attendees will learn how these solutions are addressing the challenges and opportunities of insurers, creating better processes, and improving customer service to meet the expectations of a new demographic of an increasingly demanding customer base.

 

Join this tour to:

- Gain a better understanding of the functions of content management platforms, including document creation, publishing, workflow, and storage.

- See how a modern content management approach can improve customer service

- Learn how to make content management processes more effective and efficient

Session #986: Cloud Solutions & Services

11:00am - 11:50am

Location: Exhibit Hall

 

Cloud solutions and services cast a wide net of platforms and capabilities and have matured significantly over the last several years. What was once primarily an outsourcing strategy has evolved to encompass everything from infrastructure and storage on demand, to core systems hosting and application support. As a result, an insurer’s cloud strategy has become a vital component of their overall operational and strategic objectives. This tour is an opportunity to learn about the latest in cloud developments from the leading solution providers in the space.

 

Join this tour to learn:

- What cloud solutions and services can do for insurers

- How to apply the benefits of a cloud approach to your business

- How flexible implementation price points enable lower capital expenditures for technology

- How data security and cyber risks are handled in cloud platforms

Contact Us
Mailing Address
PO Box 51340
Durham, NC 27717

Street Address
3511 Shannon Road
Suite 160
Durham, NC 27707

Tel: (919) 489-0991

info@iasa.org

  • Twitter - Grey Circle
  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle
  • Instagram - Grey Circle
  • Facebook - Grey Circle

© 2019 IASA