World’s Premier Risk Management Conference Addresses Practitioners’ Top Issues
NEW YORK (March 3, 2015) — RIMS has announced nine “Hot Topic Sessions” scheduled for RIMS 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition on April 26th – 29th in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The “Hot Topic Sessions” are selected by RIMS Annual Conference Programming Committee and include educational presentations that explore new or exciting opportunities for risk professionals to deliver value.
This year’s “Hot Topic Sessions” are:
THE DRONES ARE COMING: WILL YOU BE READY?
Monday, April 27th 2 - 3 p.m.
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. This session will discuss liability exposures, applicable legal frameworks, legal cases, as well as existing and expected laws pertaining to drone use. Presenters: Bruce Raymond, Owner, Raymond Law Group LLC; Timothy Crawley, Partner, Anderson Crawley & Burke, pllc.
GETTING PAST THE HEADLINES: HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN TURBULENT GEOPOLITICAL TIMES
Tuesday, April 28th 9 - 10 a.m.
As geopolitical uncertainties force risk professionals to take an apprehensive approach to new opportunities, how can risk managers systematically and confidently help their firms create a structure to address these risks? This panel will take you through one risk manager’s journey–the thought process, methodology, tools and the roles of different people in the organization. Discussions about mitigation tools, including but not limited to political risk insurance, key perils covered under these policies–political violence, expropriation, currency inconvertibility and non–honoring of sovereign debt and the history of claims right up to recent times will also be covered. Presenter: David Anderson, Senior Vice President, Zurich Credit & Political Risk.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE FORUM: GAME CHANGERS IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
April 28th 9 - 11 a.m.
Recent events have brought new and challenging 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. Presenters: J. Patrick Gallagher, Chairman, President & CEO, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Steve McGill, Group President, Aon PLC; John Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Insurance, AIG; Daniel Riordan, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Global Corporate, North America; David Batchelor, President, International Division, Marsh LLC; John Lupica, Chairman-Insurance, North America, ACE Group; Thomas Lawson, President, FM Global; Noelle Codispoti, Executive Director, Gamma Iota Sigma; Dominic Casserley, Chief Executive Officer, Willis Group; Roger Andrews, Director, Risk Management, E.D. Bullard Company.
REMOTE SURVEILLANCE: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE RIGHT JOB–WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Tuesday, April 28th 10:15 - 11: 15 a.m.
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. Presenter: Paul Colbert, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Investigative Group.
MODERNIZING THE REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE PROGRAMS
Tuesday, April 28th 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
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. Join us for a discussion on an approach to address some of these cross-border challenges. Presenters: Francis Bouchard, Group Head of Government and Industry Affairs, Zurich Insurance Group; Janice Ochenkowski, International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.
THE eHEALTH REVOLUTION: RISKS THAT MAY ENSUE
Tuesday, April 28th 2 - 3 p.m.
The delivery of health information and healthcare services is rapidly changing. This session will define the common eHealth buzzwords – telemedicine, telehealth, mHealth – and discuss the risks associated with each, as well as this sector’s regulatory landscape. 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. Presenters: Lauren Bicknese, Risk Management Consultant, RCM&D Self Insured Services Company, Inc.; Karen Mathura, Risk Management & Claims Consultant, RCM&D Self Insured Services Company, Inc.
HOW WILL THE “INTERNET OF THINGS” DISRUPT YOUR BUSINESS MODEL?
Wednesday, April 29th 2 - 3 p.m.
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, even deciding when, where and how to operate. Hear from two organizations that are embracing risks associated with these new technologies and the availability of data that is changing global business models. Presenter: Grace Crickette, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah; Randy Nornes, Executive Vice President, Aon Risk Solutions.
THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: MANAGING THE MANY DIMENSIONS OF 3-D PRINTING
Wednesday, April 29th 9 - 10 a.m.
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. 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. Presenter: Cynthia Slubowski, VP, Head of Manufacturing, Zurich North America.
TRANSPORTATION AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON
Wednesday, April 29th 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Mobile apps have ushered in an entirely new and modern way to get around cities around the world safely, reliably and without hassle. This session will explore how insurance works for these services and how corporate risk managers, municipalities, regulators and the insurance industry have responded to this rapidly growing industry. Presenter: Gus Fuldner, Head of Risk Management / Insurance, Uber Technologies Inc.
For a complete description of these “Hot Topic Sessions”, visit www.RIMS.org/HotTopics.
About RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition
Launched in 1963, RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. The four-day event offers more than 150 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Exhibit Hall with nearly 400 exhibitors. Following New Orleans, the event will be hosted in San Diego in 2016. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS15.