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Genomic Science, Artificial Intelligence, Break-Through InsurTech at Sold-Out Insurance Market Summit, Nov. 29

Hartford, Conn.  (November 27, 2018) – The future of insurance is rapidly coming into focus and will dominate the stage at this year’s sold-out Insurance Market Summit, the unmatched gathering of professionals, innovators, and business media in Hartford, the nation’s Insurance Capital.
                                                                                                                                            On November 29, more than 350 attendees will experience a full-day program centered on "Drivers of Change in Insurance," kicking off with keynote speaker Tom Wamberg of Wamberg Genomic Advisors.  The program will build with main stage dialogues on ground-breaking insurtech, expectations of the new customer, innovation in regulation, data risk, and artificial intelligence.  The four panels will tout c-suite and senior executives speaking to changes, challenges, impact, and opportunities.  

“The genomic revolution is happening now and scientists believe the first person to live to age 150 has already been born,” said Wamberg, Wamberg Genomic Advisors’ Chief Executive Officer.  “This is a time to understand the radical changes that are coming and for us as an industry to begin formulating comprehensive strategies to maximize opportunity and minimize risk.”

The Summit is the annual signature event of Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services (CT IFS), the statewide business association dedicated to the advancement of the industry in Connecticut.  The Summit underscores Connecticut’s Insurance Capital dominance and highlights the uniquely talented, creative workforce defining tomorrow’s business environment. 

“Digitalization is changing the face of the insurance industry every day,” said Susan Winkler, Vice President and Executive Director for CT IFS.  “What’s unique about the Summit is the confluence of insurance leaders who answer that challenge daily in the Insurance Capital and then establish best practices for the U.S and the world.  We can’t wait to share that knowledge with the audience again this year.”

Peter Tedone, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vantis Life Insurance Company, is Chairman of the Board for CT IFS.

“Change is about more than just new technologies – it’s about mind set, and mind share,” said Tedone.  “To take advantage of these exciting new technologies, leaders have to be thinking the right way.”

PwC is the Presenting Sponsor of the annual Insurance Market Summit and co-author of its companion publication, the 2018 Connecticut Insurance Market Brief.

"This year’s Brief and Summit build upon our previous themes of innovation and change by emphasizing Connecticut’s growing InsurTech community and the positive impact these forces are having on the insurance industry and the state of Connecticut," said Paul Veronneau, PwC Principal and Hartford Advisory Practice Leader.

CT IFS and PwC are joined by a number of sponsor organizations.  Main Stage Sponsors are The Hartford; Infosys; and Travelers.  State Sponsor is the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.  Official Program Partner is Hartford InsurTech Hub.  Breakfast Sponsor is Voya Financial; Program Reception Sponsor is ConnectiCare.  Coffee and Conversation Sponsors are Conning; and Nassau Re.  Program Partners are KPMG; Lincoln Financial Group; Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual); and Prudential Retirement.   

The sold-out 2018 Insurance Market Summit will be held at the Marriott Hartford Downtown at 200 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, Connecticut.  The full program agenda is available at


About Connecticut Insurance and Financial Services (CT IFS)

CT IFS, formed in 2003, is a statewide initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance comprised of 32 member companies in Connecticut’s insurance and financial services sector.  CT IFS’ Board of Directors engages around a shared vision: to create competitive advantages in business attraction and retention, to sustain recruitment and education of a trained workforce, and to increase public awareness of the industry’s critical economic importance.  Learn more at or follow @CT_IFS  #CTIMS.