ADVANTAGE Live: Innovation in Insurance - Beyond Blockchain and AI


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Date and Time: February 22, 2018 1 p.m. ET - 2:15 p.m. ET


Blockchain and artificial intelligence are the new kids on the p&c block, and hardly a day goes by without one of those topics making headlines. While the universal implementation of these technologies still seems lightyears away, the fact that our industry is part of the conversation in early development is a reassuring sign that we will be ready for change when change is here.

In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of innovation in the industry, who’s doing it and who’s doing it well. We will also talk about how close we really are to popularizing smart contracts and working with AI on both the underwriting and claims sides, and the implications of these shifts, including what is anticipated for the workforce.

Margaret Parent
, Director, Professionals’ Division | The Insurance Institute of Canada
Margaret oversees the Institute’s research division, which publishes research on the industry’s workforce demographics (2017/2018 study in progress), and the Emerging Issues Research Series. The Series provides relevant and insightful research reports on the issues impacting the p&c insurance industry in Canada, including cyber risks (2015), automated vehicles (2016) and the sharing economy (2017).

Marc Lipman,
Chief Operating Officer | AIG
Based in Toronto, Marc is responsible for the development and implementation of various strategic initiatives as well as acting in various client facing capacities. As part of his role he is responsible for overseeing and championing AIG’s Innovation Strategy within Canada. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Marc held various positions with AIG including the Chief of Staff of AIG Canada, the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of AIG Canada and the Chief Regulatory Officer for all AIG companies in Canada from 2008 to 2010. Marc has worked with AIG for 10 years and holds 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Andrew Lo
, President and CEO | Kanetix Ltd.
As President & CEO, Andrew leads all digital innovation and operations for Kanetix Ltd. He is also a Business Strategy Advisor for Ryerson University’s DMZ helping to develop entrepreneurs and startup companies at the #1 University Incubator in North America. Andrew is a thought leader and influencer in the areas of insurance and financial services technology. He is a regular contributor in,, and many other industry publications. His personal blog can be found on Andrew has 25 years of experience as a business, technology and digital leader for FinTech and InsurTech companies such as Filogix and D+H, and has developed organizations from startups into industry shaping ventures with over 5,000 employees.

Chris Murumets, Co-Founder and CEO | Cookhouse Lab | LOGiQ3 Group
As CEO and Co-Founder of LOGiQ3 Group, Chris’ responsibility is to ensure growth of the entire organization, leverage synergies where possible, and explore opportunities to increase the footprint across the entire operations. Chris helps sets the strategic and innovative direction of these companies and is always trying to help direct these organizations to make insurance better. A serial entrepreneur and someone who always wants to find a different way, Chris has helped lead the successful establishment of three start-up businesses, including the newest addition of Cookhouse Lab, the insurance industry’s first open innovation space.

Who should attend this webinar:
This webinar is suitable for insurance professionals who are interested in learning more about the process of innovation in the industry, and how the industry is expected to change in the next two to three years.

APOLOGIES, THIS WEBINAR IS NOW SOLD OUT. Please note that a recording of the live event will be made available widely next week.

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