2018 WSIA Automation Conference set for Vegas in March


Focus areas for the 2018 Automation Conference will include disruptors, workforce dynamics, cloud migration and Agile for the small team. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The 2018 WSIA Automation Conference will be held in Las Vegas, March 4-7. This foremost insurance automation conference will again feature a keynote address, campfire sessions and a vendor showcase and all WSIA members are encouraged to save the date.

The Automation Conference offers two tracks for insurance professionals who are involved in the technology space, as well as those who are impacted by technology within their firms. Focus areas for the 2018 event will include disruptors, workforce dynamics, cloud migration and Agile for the small team.

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Find solutions to key tech challenges

“A key purpose for the conference is to facilitate collaboration among industry professionals to find solutions to our key technology challenges,” said Shannon Dahlke Applegate, Technology Committee Co-Chair and Senior Vice President, McClelland & Hine. “We will continue to host Campfire Sessions, which are 30 minutes peer-to-peer discussions that focus on specific technology trends or obstacles in our industry. Those are great opportunities for members to come together and share ideas, and I think they’re very valuable for attendees.”

The Automation Conference also features a trade and vendor show where attendees can talk with experts about the latest products and services available to improve operational and qualitative efficiencies. Organizers expect approximately 35 vendor participants. Another unique component of the conference are vendor showcase presentations, which allow vendors to demonstrate their products and services, discuss current issues and trends and answer questions for attendees.

Unique vendor showcase presentations

“The vendor showcase presentations at the Automation Conference are not offered at other industry events,” said Matt Scott, Automation Committee Co-Chair and executive Vice President, Penn America/Global Indemnity. “These are sessions held in private meeting rooms, so attendees can dive into details with vendors on specific issues and products and gain in-depth information to help address specific technology issues.”

The London Working Group will also provide an update on the latest initiatives they are working on to improve efficiencies for all in the London market. Attendees can learn how ACORD standards have been enhanced to include the policy issuance transaction and how they can take advantage to streamline this process.

Registration opens in October

The 2018 Automation conference will be held at Bally’s Las Vegas, and registration will open no later than Oct. 31. Stay tuned for additional information from WSIA.