Patrick G. Ryan

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Ryan Specialty Group

David Brown

Senior Partner, Regional Insurance Leader

EY Bermuda

Bruce Kelley

President and CEO

EMC Insurance 


Michael Millette

Managing Partner

Hudson Structured Capital Management

Gregory Crabb

President and CEO

Amerisure Companies

Jean-Paul Conoscente


SCOR Global P&C

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All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.

Reactions North America Re/Insurance Conference returns in the fall of 2019.

Acceleration Ahead: “Future Proofing” in a Transforming Industry 

Speakers and panelists at Reactions’ North America Re/Insurance Conference blaze the trail to improved profitability by leveraging A.I., ever-evolving InsurTech solutions, enhanced underwriting and other essential solutions to remain competitive in a rapidly changing world.

CEOs reveal their strategies for future-proofing their organizations; mutual insurers share best practices in employing new tools for accelerating their business; behavioral experts discuss the science behind buying patterns and combating claims fraud; and other thought leaders share knowledge on the path forward to streamlined processes and greater gains in market share.

Panel Topics Include: 

  • 'Future-Proofing' Your Business 
  • Disrupting the Disruptors: opportunities in the Sharing Economy 
  • How Artificial Intelligence Will Soon Change Everything
  • Empowering Mutuals: New Tools to Accelerate Business
  • Place Your (InsurTech) Bets: The Investor Perspective

Paul Lee

Co-Founder and CEO


Chris Maiato


EY Bermuda

Rick Parks

President and CEO

Society Insurance

Sean Bourgeois

Founder and CEO

Tremor Technologies

Michael Wasyl

Managing Partner


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Why attend?
● Join us and participate in networking with over 300 delegates from over 200 companies
● Hear from expert speakers and experience one-on-one networking opportunities with key industry figures from the re/insurance world
● Attend interactive sessions that will encourage a frank and open exchange of opinions, ideas and information on the current opportunities and challenges emerging in the market

Insurers, Reinsurers and Brokers attend for free. Service providers (law firms, asset managers, consultants, risk modelers, etc.) and others pay $295.


Cipriani 25 Broadway

25 Broadway | New York, NY 10004


Sponsorship:    Goran Pandzic      Email:                       Phone: +1 212 224 3711

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Acceleration Ahead: 

“Future Proofing” in a Transforming Industry 

September 26, 2019 | New York City



Reserve your table at Reactions North America Awards Dinner 2019, set for September 26 at Ciprani 25 Broadway.

We invite you to join us on in honoring the industry’s leading underwriting companies, broking firms and service providers for their achievements in the past year.

Additionally, we also recognise prominent industry figures for their accomplishments in the North America re/insurance market over the same time period. 

Spaces are limited, and available on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your table today, please contact Goran Pandzic.

Richie Whitt


Markel Corporation


8:00am-9:00am                 Registration and refreshments 

9:00am-9:05am                 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Shawn Moynihan, Editor-In-Chief, Reactions

David Brown, Senior Partner, Regional Insurance Leader, EY Bermuda

9:05am-9:35am                 Keynote: Patrick G. Ryan, Founder, Chairman & CEO, 

                                           Ryan Specialty Group


9:35am-10:30am               Panel: ‘Future-Proofing’ Your Business

CEOs reveal their forward-looking best practices for safeguarding their position in an ever-evolving 



David Brown, Senior Partner, Regional Insurance Leader, EY Bermuda


Jean-Paul Conoscente, President and CEO, SCOR Global P&C

Pete Wilson, CEO, Insurance, AXIS Capital 

Michael Millette, Managing Partner, Hudson Structured Capital Management

10:30am-10:45am            Morning Coffee and Networking Break 


10:45am-11:30am            Panel: Disrupting the Disruptors: Opportunities in the Sharing Economy

As emerging technologies continue to disrupt the insurance market, from ride sharing and Airbnb to

 automated vehicles and beyond, how can insurers respond by crafting timely, equally innovative 

coverage solutions?  


Shawn Moynihan, Editor-In-Chief, Reactions


Robert Wright, Executive Vice President, AmWINS Group

Julianna Muir, Head of Operations, Attune Insurance

Dan Moore, Senior Vice President, Head of Operations, QBE North America

Iain Boyer, Chief Underwriting Officer, Y-Risk

Steven Strauss, SVP, Senior General Liability Underwriter, SCOR

11:30am-12:00pm            Presentation: Future-Proofing Your Data 

How do we preserve the things we’re doing right with data, while building a new paradigm that lowers 

cost, creates new opportunities, and responds to a changing world? Here is a brief, non-technical 

introduction to a future-proof, collaborative solution that can help drive the industry forward.


Ryan Ogaard,Senior Vice President, Software Product Management, RMS

12:00pm-12:30pm            Keynote: Will technology enhance, disrupt, or replace existing 

reinsurance processes and relationships?


Greg Boutin, CEO, Relay Platform 


Scott Schenker, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, AEGIS Insurance Services 

John Cashin, Claims  and Compliance Executive, Catalina Reinsurance Company

Rick Wiseley, former Senior Vice President, Hiscox USA, and former MD, Markel 

Will Dove, Chairman and CEO, Extraordinary Re

12:30pm-1:30pm              Lunch


1:30pm-2:00pm                Q&A

Interviewee: Richard Whitt, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Markel Corporation

Interviewer: Shawn Moynihan, Editor-In-Chief, Reactions

2:00pm-2:45pm                Panel: How Artificial Intelligence Will Soon Change Everything

Insurance companies are at different stages of innovation and fintech adoption.  Hear 

perspectives and lessons learned on how to keep relevant in the space from data and analytics to

 AI, and machine learning. Data privacy and implications for the workforce, ethics, behavioral 

economics, and the human side will also be addressed.


Chris Maiato, Principal, Advisory Leader, Advisory Services, EY Bermuda 


Richie Whitt, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Markel Corporation

Truett Tate, Chairman of the Board, QBE North America

Michael Wasyl, Founder, DeerCreek


2:45pm-3:30pm                Panel: Empowering Mutuals: New Tools to Accelerate Business

Learn how mutual insurers are leveraging new policy-binding and claims solutions to improve customer

 experience and offer greater speed to market.


Alan J. Levin, Partner, Locke Lord


Bruce Kelley, President and CEO, EMC Insurance Companies

Rick Parks, President and CEO, Society Insurance

Martin Welch, CEO, Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Company

Gregory Crabb, President and CEO, Amerisure Companies

Jay Gentry, Managing Director, Insurance Practice, Pitney Bowes


3:30pm-3:40pm                Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break


3:40pm-4:25pm                Panel: Place Your (InsurTech) Bets: A Dialogue Between Investors and

 Technology Companies

Which start-ups are getting funded, and why? Investors discuss which InsurTechs offer the greatest promise, and exactly what makes a specific technology company an attractive bet. Technology companies offer their perspective on the InsurTech value proposition and the start-up experience.


Stephanie Dobecki, Partner, Sidley Austin


Steven Ueng, VP, Principal Investments & Acquisitions, Swiss Re 

Kyle Beatty, Principal, American Family Ventures

Martha Notaras, Partner, XL Innovate

Paul Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, Pact

Sean Bourgeois, Founder and CEO, Tremor Technologies

4:25pm-4:30pm                Chairman's Closing Remarks

Shawn Moynihan, Editor-In-Chief, Reactions

David Brown, Senior Partner, Regional Insurance Leader, EY Bermuda

Steven Ueng

VP, Principal Investments & Acquisitions

Swiss Re

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Truett Tate

Chairman of the Board

QBE North America

Stephanie Dobecki


Sidley Austin

Kyle Beatty


American Family Ventures

Martha Notaras


XL Innovate


Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Company

Iain Boyer


Y-Risk, a company of The Hartford

Martin Welch

Peter Wilson

CEO, Insurance

AXIS Capital

Greg Boutin


Relay Platform

Alan J. Levin


Locke Lord

Robert Wright

Executive Vice President

AmWINS Group

Jay Gentry

Managing Director, Insurance Practice

Pitney Bowes

Julianna Muir

Head of Operations

Attune Insurance

Steven Strauss

SVP, Senior General Liability Underwriter


Rick Wiseley

former Senior Vice President, Hiscox USA, and former MD, Markel

Scott Schenker

SVP, Chief Information Officer

AEGIS Insurance Services

John Cashin

Claims and Compliance Executive

Catalina Reinsurance Company

Will Dove

Chairman and CEO

Extraordinary Re