Insurance Capital Summit is Tuesday in Hartford; Looking Ahead on Industry Trends and Opportunities – Connecticut by the Numbers


A session on “Innovation & Data” highlights that “from customer service to actuarial science, data is embedded in every strategic decision” in the industry, and examines new risks identified and new products emerging as a result. Panelists include:

  • Jim Bedard, Chief Financial Officer Mergers & Acquisitions and Advanced Analytics, UnitedHealthcare (moderator)

  • Rohit Puranik, Global Head – Insurance Partnerships, Alliance and M&A, Infosys

  • Mindi Work, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Symetra

  • Steven Abel, Managing Director, EPAM

Speakers will also include Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Commissioner David Lehman of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, and David Griggs, President and CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance.

A session focused on evaluating changing talent acquisition strategies will include:

  • Lisa Lounsbury, CEO, Greater I CT/NY (moderator)

  • Kim Bishop, Director of Talent, MHA + AllHart

  • Marlene Dailey, Senior Financial Services Analyst and Director, RSM

  • Michelle Deitchman, Senior HR Business Partner, The Hartford

  • Susan Ahrens, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, Community Relations, HSB – a Munich-Re company

Breakout sessions during the one-day conference will include discussions on “trust in the digital age,” industry support for “better health, mental wellness and wellness Finance” and breakthrough industry trends that “drive insurance forward.” Included on the panel are:

  • Paul Tyler – Marketing Director, Nassau Financial Band; Re/Imagine (moderator)

  • Joy Kinnear, Trade and Investment Officer, UK Department for International Trade

  • Ojala Naeem, Chief Innovation Officer, Travelers

  • Niall Barton, President and Founder, wrisk

  • Stacey Brown, Founder, InsurTech Hartford

pwc is the title sponsor of the Insurance Capital Summit. Major sponsors include The Hartford and Travelers, presenting sponsor is the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development. Sponsors also include CGI, HSB, Symetra, Cognizant, Connecticare, WellSpark, Infosys, Novo Nordisk, Delta Dental, Voya, Conning, Lincoln Financial, RSM and EPAM.


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