Connecture's President Dan Maynard To Speak At Milwaukee Software Process Improvement Network's "Evening with the IT Executives" Local Executives to Share Best Practices and Insights to Enhance IT Management in Wisconsin

BROOKFIELD, Wis., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Connecture, Inc., the leading provider of Web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces and exchanges,  today announced that Dan Maynard, president at Connecture, will be a panelist at the Milwaukee Software Process Improvement Network's (M-SPIN's) Seventh Annual Evening with the IT Executives.

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The event will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Auditorium in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Maynard will be joined by Northwestern Mutual Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Tim Schaefer, Marquette University Chief Information Officer Kathy Lang and ProHealth Vice President and Chief Information Officer Christine Bessler. M-SPIN has more than 1,000 local members, including business analysts, testers, developers, project managers and other IT professionals.  Each year, M-SPIN selects executives from local businesses who have excelled in IT management or have used creative solutions to benefit their companies' IT departments.

Connecture's Web-based exchanges and online marketplaces are used by more than half of the 20 largest health plans in the nation, including nearly half of the BlueCross BlueShield plans. More than 25 million Americans shop for their health insurance through systems built by Connecture. The company is also creating exchanges for Maryland and Minnesota and is on the forefront of nationwide efforts to create private health insurance exchanges. 

"At Connecture, it's invigorating to leverage the skills that drew us all to software development and IT management to begin with," said Maynard. "We're not working purely to build new technology, but also to create solutions that have the potential to fundamentally impact something as meaningful as healthcare. M-SPIN brings together individuals who understand and appreciate that passion for software engineering. To take part in that dialogue, learn from others and share what we are doing at Connecture is a privilege I wouldn't pass up."

Maynard, who started in the industry as a technologist, has been involved in the health insurance technology industry for 20 years. A co-founder of Connecture –- which plans to hire up to 100 technology professionals this year – Maynard now guides the company's sales, marketing, client service operations and emerging market development.

Maynard and the other panelists were each specifically chosen to provide insight into a wide range of topics of interest to IT managers, software engineers and developers of all skill levels. Some of the topics they will address include:

  • Challenges facing the IT industry today and in the future
  • How to build a short- and long-term IT strategy
  • Recruitment and retention strategies
  • The popularity of a mobile/remote workforce
  • Methods for measuring the effectiveness of IT
  • Utilization of data to improve a company's market/sales strategy
  • The implementation of cloud computing

For more information, visit http://www.milwaukeespin.com/.  Platinum sponsors of M-SPIN include Direct Supply, Johnson Controls, Marquette University, New Resources Consulting, Trissential and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company.

About Connecture

Connecture is the leading provider of Web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces and exchanges. Its industry-proven solutions enable consumers, employers and brokers to more easily shop for, purchase and renew health insurance while minimizing back-office administrative expenses for health plans. Connecture's solutions are provided to health plans, state insurance exchanges, private exchanges and insurance brokers. More than 25 million Americans shop for their health insurance through systems built by Connecture, and more than half of the nation's 20 largest plans rely on them to sell, administer and manage their plans and products effectively. For more information, visit www.connecture.com.

Media Contact:
Ken Phillips
Davies Murphy Group
Ph. 781.418.2437
connecture@daviesmurphy.com

SOURCE Connecture, Inc.



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