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Managing Growth & Risk

I&T's fifth annual Executive Summit will bring together industry leaders who are looking to grow and compete while keeping IT expenditures in check.

Times are tough but you can't stand still. Budgets are tight but you can't halt technology investment. Efforts to reconcile these seeming conflicts might cause an insurance technology executive to reach for a bottle of antacid.

A more productive approach would be attending Insurance & Technology's Fifth Annual Executive Summit 2003, November 9-12, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ.

With a theme of "Maximizing Growth, Minimizing Risk," this year's Executive Summit will focus on the challenges insurance technology decision-makers face in maximizing limited IT resources while also supporting business imperatives to provide better service, be in regulatory compliance and position their companies for an eventual rebound in the economy.

Conference topics at this year's Executive Summit will include maximizing business intelligence, becoming an effective collaborative enterprise, new leadership models and getting return on investment (ROI) on service initiatives.

In addition to a keynote presentation and panel discussions, the Executive Summit program also includes Special Interest Roundtables (Tuesday, November 11), where attendees gather in informal discussion groups to discuss and share war stories about how they are dealing with some of the industry's most critical challenges, including competing as a small company, pushing standards initiatives and balancing ROI with total cost of ownership metrics.

"We will celebrate our fifth annual Executive Summit with a move to an outstanding new venue—Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson—a conference program that presents the hottest topics and most authoritative speakers, and unmatched networking opportunities," reports Kathy Burger, editorial director, Insurance & Technology. "And, as always, this year's Executive Summit will bring together the top insurance technology executives from a range of companies that truly represent the industry—both 'household name' organizations, as well as innovative regional and niche carriers, across all lines of business—with representatives with some of the most innovative and successful technology solutions companies serving the insurance industry."

Confirmed Executive Summit 2003 sponsors include AQS, CGI, CSC, Fair Isaac, Infosys, Metaserver, NaviSys, SAP, Sapiens, Selectica, Sun Microsystems, Teradata and Wipro Technologies.

Recognizing Elite 8 2003

A highlight of this year's event will be the Elite 8 Awards Dinner on Monday, November 10, which will recognize the eight outstanding insurance technology executives profiled in Insurance & Technology's annual special issue.

To submit nominations for the 2003 Elite 8 honorees, contact Insurance & Technology's managing editor Greg MacSweeney at [email protected] com with a brief message specifying the insurance executive and why this person should be considered. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 6. All nominations will be reviewed by the Elite Eight Advisory Board, consisting of the Insurance & Technology editorial staff and a panel of insurance industry consultants and analysts.

For more information about Insurance & Technology's Executive Summit 2003, visit /events/summit2003 or contact Kathy Burger at [email protected] for program and registration information.

Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to ... View Full Bio

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