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  • Our Next Event: INSURE+Tech: Evolution in the Insurance Industry

    When: 22nd Feb 2018 5:00:pm
    Where: Upward Hartford
    Event Details:

    Join the MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut for a panel discussion on the future of insurance, from Connecticut's new insurance technology hub at Upward Hartford. Our distinguished panel will discuss the evolution of the insurance industry and how new technology is addressing the needs of customers, agents, and carriers. Today's customers expect personalized insurance solutions, and this is creating opportunities for InsurTech savvy entrepreneurs who are creating new products and compelling user experiences. PLEASE NOTE! Our host for this event is UPWARD HARTFORD, located at 20 Church Street in Hartford (the "stilts" building). If you haven't had a chance to check out this exciting new tech hub yet, this will be a great opportunity! REGISTER NOW Featured Panelists: Paul Tyler, Chief Marketing Officer Nassau Re/The Phoenix Companies, Inc. In his role as Chief Marketing Officer, Paul leads the strategy, development, and delivery of company marketing campaigns across digital and traditional channels. Prior to his role at Phoenix , he worked at Fidelity & Guaranty Life as Senior Vice President from 2012 to 2017. There, he was responsible for corporate strategy, brand development, marketing communication, social media and mobile applications. He earned his A.B. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. Jeffrey Chesky, Chairman & CEO Insuritas Jeffrey is the founder of Insuritas, a company that has reengineered insurance distribution in America by building a scalable platform that resides at the intersection of FinTECH and InsurTECH. He also served as Founder & President of Banc Insurance Services, Inc., where he pioneered the design, installation, and outsourced management of insurance agencies for financial institutions nationally. He had the honor of serving on the White House staffs of President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale. Brian Harrigan, Chairman & CEO ZON Re/GBO/InsureIQ Brian is a serial Insurance entrepreneur, who founded GBO/InsurIQ, ZON/Re-USA, and WB Harrigan, LLC. He has an extensive background in the Life, Accident & Health Insurance/Reinsurance, Healthcare, and Employee Benefits Consulting fields. His entrepreneurial focus is on improving the economics of healthcare benefits and insurance transactions with an emphasis on technology advances for the segment. He earned his BA cum laude from Harvard with a major in Economics. Moderator: Stacey Brown, Founder InsurTech Hartford Stacey is an insurance technology executive with who specializes in organizational change management in IT teams. When it comes to being on the edge of emerging trends and topics such as digital transformation, Stacey is the go-to expert. He is most recently known for his role in jumpstarting Hartford's InsurTech community by launching the InsurTech Hartford platform.

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Our Past Events

  • iDevices: The Inside Story of Their Strategic (and Profitable) Acquisition

    When Was It: 8th Nov 2017 5:00:pm

  • Securing the Internet of Things: Reducing Risk in a Connected World

    When Was It: 3rd Oct 2017 5:00:pm

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MIT Enterprise Forum Connecticut is part of a global network of Enterprise Forum chapters. Participation and involvement is open to any member of the entrepreneurial community and attracts executives, business leaders, venture capitalists, industry experts, and service organizations, in addition to our core of technology entrepreneurs. One of the most valuable components of the MIT Enterprise Forum is the networking connections that are developed amongst technology entrepreneurs and the communities in which they reside.

MIT Enterprise Forum Mission

We inform, connect, and coach technology entrepreneurs — enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. We are a global network of local organizations, inspired by MIT, and open to the world.

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