Celent's 2016 Innovation and Insight Day (SOLD OUT)

New York, New York
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

(times subject to change)

8:00 a.m. 

Award Recipient Breakfast (Invitation Only)
9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Comments

Craig Weber, CEO, Celent

10:30 a.m.
Morning Keynote Session

Nadeem Shaikh, Co-Founder and CEO, Anthemis Group SA

11:15 a.m.
Networking Break

Sponsored by Majesco

11:45 a.m.
Model Bank and Model Insurer Awards


11:45 a.m.
  Innovation and Emerging Technologies

Innovation is not a word that immediately springs  to mind when you think insurance. But the reality is that a lot of exciting changes are underway. Hear how this year’s Model Insurers are finding success by embracing change.        
    Digital and Omni-channel

Digital and Omni-channel are top of mind for bankers everywhere, and this year’s Model Banks met the challenge. Learn how these financial institutions are distinguishing themselves by taking advantage of the latest technology to provide their customers with a seamless experience and how you can benefit from their successes.

Legacy and Ecosystem Transformation
Fact: most insurers’ portfolios contain legacy systems. The ongoing challenge insurers face is how do they prevent these systems from impeding their future growth? Hear how this year’s Model Insurers have found ways to rise to the challenge and how you can take advantage of their experience to do the same at your firm.
    Cash Management and
Trade Finance

In order for businesses to remain viable, they need to master the art ot cash management and adopt successful practices around trade finance. Hear how these companies were able to use technologies in order to secure the stability of their firms' financial operations.
  Digital and Omni-channel

We know that digitization will have a big impact on the insurance industry and will revolutionize the way business is conducted. Learn how this year’s Model Insurers have risen to the challenge and taken advantage of the opportunities digitization presents.
    Security, Fraud, and Risk Management

The world is evolving and with it the types of risks that companies must confront on a daily basis. Learn how these companies are rising to the challenge and the steps you can take to secure your firm in this ever-changing environment.
          Model Bank Vendor Award
1:15 p.m.
  Networking Luncheon
    Networking Luncheon
2:00 p.m.
  Data Mastery and Analytics

While return on investment remains difficult to quantify and elusive, data mastery and analytics are one of the hottest topics in the insurance industry today. The challenge is how do you decide, amongst an embarrassment of riches, where to place your bets? Learn where our Model Insurers have placed theirs and whether the gamble paid off.

Digital Payments and Cards

Corporate Payments and Infrastructure Modernization

The payments arena proved once again to be an exciting area that saw a lot of movement over the past year, as well as the addition of new players. Find out how these Model Banks are staying ahead of the competition from both inside – and outside – the industry.
  Non-core Implementation Best Practices

What does it take to safeguard investments in technology and answer the inevitable question, “What’s next?” We examine projects that have successfully taken these next steps. Learn how you can replicate these processes to ensure your investments remain sound.
    Legacy and Ecosystem Transformation

How are banks responding to the imperative to modernize and what lessons have they learned along the way? Listen as this year’s Model Banks outline how they have transformed their legacy systems and learn how you can reap the benefits of their experience.

3:00 p.m.
  Model Insurer of the Year
Jamie Mcgregor

Who will be wearing the crown this year? Join us and find out!
    Model Bank of the Year
Daniel Latimore

Who will walk away with this year's top honor? All will be revealed!

3:30 p.m.
Networking Break

4:00 p.m.

Plenary Session:
Consumer-led Convergence

William Trout, Senior Analyst, Celent

A post crisis shift in market power to the consumer is forcing financial institutions to rethink the silo-based, product push approach to distribution. Learn the extent to which the financial services industry is converging along delivery channel, platform and product lines to reflect consumers’ demands for an approach centered on their needs.

4:20 p.m.
Plenary Session:
Convergence in Action: Everledger and the Use of The Blockchain for Wealth Validation

Leanne Kemp, Founder and CEO, Everledger

Hear from Leanne Kemp as she explains how her firm exemplifies convergece by using a currency platform (The Blockchain) to deliver insurance and wealth management services (security, underwriting, and securitization products for the diamond industry). Leanne is a serial tech entrepreneur who has worked with both Banking and Insurer innovation accelerators to incubate and accelerate the business.  Her comments provide a practical example of the overlap between financial sectors.

5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Craig Weber, CEO, Celent

5:15 p.m.
Cocktail Reception


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Celent clients and the media can attend at no charge. Non-clients can attend for a registration fee of US$795. Non-sponsoring vendor firms are limited to three representatives. To register, click on the button above.

    Sampling of Registered Firms



    Bank of America

    Capital One

    Che Banca!

    Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

    Community Choice Credit Union

    First Republic Bank

    Hanover Insurance

    The Hartford



    Liberty Mutual

    Lincoln Financial Group


    RBC Royal Bank


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