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Monday, April​ 27

The Drones are Coming: Will You Be Ready? FOR016

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has been directed to commercialize airspace for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) operations by 2015. In other words, "The Drones are Coming!" Everything from crop dusting, electric line inspections and oil seismic surveying, cargo deliveries and more will likely be implicated in relation to drone use. What are the liability exposures, and will you be ready? We will be discussing the applicable legal framework and how to apply existing laws to drone use, and will explore what additional laws may be expected and when. We will also discuss the latest crop of cases for drone-related liability. Will you be ready?

Tuesday, April 28

Getting Past the Headlines: How to Grow Your Business in Turbulent Geopolitical Times GRM014

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, the emergence of ISIS and the surprising volatility in other emerging markets have shocked multinational managers over the world and generated significant losses. The risks seem to form a complex web of interconnected perils, all operating more unpredictably and at a higher speed than ever before. Under these conditions, how can a risk manager systematically and confidently help his/her firm create a structure to address these risks? This panel will take you through one risk manager’s journey–his thought process, methodology, tools and the roles of different people in the organization. We will then look at tools to help mitigate these risks, including but not limited to political risk insurance. We will talk about the key perils covered under these policies–political violence, expropriation, currency inconvertibility and non–honoring of sovereign debt–and we will also talk about what is not covered. Then we will examine the claims history right up to recent times, and about what political and country risks managers should be looking out for moving forward.

Modernizing the Regulation of International Insurance Programs (LGL011)

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Recent years have shown an increased demand for global insurance solutions. Increasing globalization trends across all industries have made it the norm for organizations to operate and distribute products and services across multiple continents. Insurance regulation however, with a few exceptions, remains local in the majority of the world’s regions and countries. As a result, risk professionals and the organizations they represent are challenged with measures intended to protect local insurance firms and policyholders. These challenges often lead to high reputational risk for the global consumer. Join us for a discussion on an approach to address some of these cross border challenges.​

Remote Surveillance: The Right Tool For The Right Job–What You Need To Know! FOR013

10:15 am - 11: 15 am
Unmanned/remote surveillance technology is becoming an important tool for risk managers and their claims teams to have in their toolbox. This session will focus on this emerging technology, how it works, some of its many applications as well as a variety of claims objectives all aimed at improving claims outcomes. Risk and claims management professionals will learn how to better assess the benefits of this technology for their own unique claims needs and investigative philosophies.

Senior Executive Forum: Game Changers in the Insurance Industry ICM008

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Recent events have brought certain risks to our attention, alternative capital, cyber risks, big data, TRIA and Ebola.  This panel of senior industry executives will discuss what they believe are the real game changers. Gather greater insight into the insurance marketplace and get answers to your questions. Discover the priorities senior executives place on various risk management and insurance issues, both domestically and internationally.

The eHealth Revolution: Risks that May Ensue CLM026
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
With the continuous advancements in technology, the delivery of health information and healthcare services is rapidly changing. Telehealth practice is growing exponentially in the U.S. and internationally. This session will define the common eHealth buzzwords – telemedicine, telehealth, mHealth – and discuss the risks associated with each. The regulatory landscape, including the FDA, CMS, HIPAA, state policies and medical board positions, will be analyzed and discussed. Obstacles to practicing via telemedicine and mHealth will be explored, followed by risk management solutions and proactive strategies for incorporating these methods of care delivery into current practice.
Wednesday, April 29

How Will the “Internet of Things” Disrupt Your Business Model? SRM014

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Is the “Internet of things” keeping your organization’s leaders up at night? Connected devices already outnumber the world's population, with 1.5 devices to each person on the planet. Sensors are everywhere. Systems feed data to other systems, tracking locations, movements, preferences and yes, even deciding when, where and how to operate.  Hear from two organizations that are embracing risks associated with the “Internet of things”, and how a disruptive technological world has changed their industries’ business models.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Managing the Many Dimensions of 3-D Printing FOR014

9:00 am - 10:00 am
A multitude of businesses and industries are exploring or even investing in 3-D printing as a means to reduce product development costs while accelerating the product development process. Everything from food and machine parts to clothes and safety equipment have successfully been produced on 3-D printers. And while this revolution is exciting, it comes with challenges such as unregulated manufacturing and the potential for defective products, intellectual property infringement, contractual risk transfer controls and security breaches. Learn more about these complex digital manufacturing risks and how to potentially minimize their impact.

Transportation at the Touch of a Button FOR015

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Mobile apps have ushered in an entirely new and modern way to get around cities around the world safely, reliably and without hassle. Get behind the headlines and learn how insurance works for these services directly from the experts. This session is a chance to learn how corporate risk managers, municipalities, regulators and the insurance industry have responded to this rapidly growing industry.​

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