GDS International Presents Opportunities for Generating Profitable Growth at This Year's Next Generation Insurance Summit in Miami

Jun 19, 2013, 04:40 ET from GDS International

MIAMI, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On 16th - 18th September 2013, some of the most distinguished figures from in and around the region will convene at The Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Florida - host to this year's second GDS International NG Insurance US Summit. The event will bring together top IT decision makers from across the US insurance sector actively looking to target this exciting growth market.

Attendees of the NG Insurance US summit will be graced with a refreshing schedule and a contrast to the regular industry conference format.

During the 2.5 days, the summit will address common issues within the insurance space experienced by industry executives through interactive panel discussions, workshops, roundtables and energetic working lunches. Communication is encouraged throughout the event and opportunities will arise for the delegates to participate in intimate one-on-one meetings to build business relationships.

The modern Insurance CIO is responsible for investing in the best IT solutions to benefit their organisation in the most intelligent and cost-effective way. Amongst other matters, the upcoming event will focus on the following key industry challenges and solutions:

  • Legacy Management and Modernization
  • Cloud
  • Social Media
  • IT Innovation
  • Big Data

The programme itself, created by GDS International's very own advisory board, ensures that this year's summit is likely to really impact the insurance arena and set the standard for other events in the Miami region.

The summit is an invitation-only event, ensuring that only the most established and well-respected executives will be in attendance. Some of the more senior delegates scheduled for this year's summit include: Paul Malchow, SVP & CIO MetLife; Fran Wander, former CIO Guardian Life; Rao Tadepalli, SVP & CIO Republic Indemnity; Sanjay Pandey, SVP & CIO National Life Group; James Shira, Global CISO Zurich Insurance.

Sanjay Pandey, SVP & CIO National Life Group, previous and returning attendee at GDS International's NG Insurance US Summit, said: "It was a very amicable and friendly environment. The peer sessions were very good; I think there was a very good dialogue and very informative networking sessions. Overall, it was a quality experience."

Ksenia Gorbacheva, Lead Director NG Insurance Group, GDS International, said, "In the current environment it's very difficult for insurers to adapt to new technologies such as getting rid of a paper based system. Additionally, with constant M&As, it is challenging to operate on multiple legacy systems and as a result it is essential to stay on top of technological developments."

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GDS International creates engagement opportunities for business, onsite and online. We bring senior executives together, face-to-face, at exclusive summits, conferences, and on virtual private roundtables to advance their business with brilliant results.  We create tangible business opportunities: networking platforms that help to establish thought leaders, stay in touch with existing partners, and stay abreast of crucial market, technology and regulatory developments. We're almost 20 years old. Our headquarters are based in Bristol, UK, with subsidiaries offices in New York, Miami and Sydney.

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