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2019 LIMRA LOMA Canada Conference to Focus on Digital Disruption

WINDSOR, Conn., April 8, 2019 – LIMRA and LOMA announced today that the annual 2019 Canada Conference will feature top industry experts and professionals who will address the disruptive forces in the industry. The one-day conference will take place on May 8, 2019, at the Manulife headquarters in Toronto.

Several sessions will follow the theme of the event, Transruption: Evolution through Agility and Resilience, as speakers will address how to use disruption to generate positive change in companies. In his morning keynote speech, Kartik Sakthivel, chief information officer, LIMRA and LOMA, will discuss the rapidly changing business landscape. Sakthivel will address how the digital revolution is forcing businesses to evolve and where to remain focused in this new climate.

Christopher McDaniel, president, The Institutes’ RiskBlock Alliance, will speak about the implication that blockchain could have on the insurance industry. He will explore how blockchain could become the beating heart of the global financial system and the significance it could have on industry standards.

Also presenting will be Michael Cunneen, senior vice president at Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life and Rob Hollingsworth, head of distribution for individual insurance, Manulife. Cunneen and Hollingsworth will discuss changes that each of their organizations have been undertaking as they try to be more customer centric.

Additional conference sessions:

  • Frank Vitiello, chief executive officer and founder, Vitech Systems Group, will present on how to leverage digital capabilities to help improve customer experience.
  • Max Valiquette, head of planning, Publicis, will clarify why innovation is more important than ever and ways that companies can immediately embrace the culture.
  • Environics Analytics executive Larry Filler (senior vice president and practice leader) and Bernice Cheung (vice president of financial services and cultural markets of Environics Research) will show attendees how big data can help them make their organizations smarter and faster.

As many as 100 industry leaders from 40 companies throughout Canada will attend the conference to learn from and engage with thought leaders and industry experts who will share their knowledge, strategies and insights. For more information and to register online, please visit: 2019 LIMRA LOMA Canada Annual Conference.

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Serving the industry since 1916, LIMRA, a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping nearly 600 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries. Visit LIMRA at www.limra.com.

About LOMA

Established in 1924, LOMA is committed to business partnerships with over 900 worldwide members in the insurance and financial services industry. LOMA’s goal is to improve company management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing and related products and services. Visit LOMA at www.loma.org.