INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Insurance Research (SIR) has announced the speaker line-up for the Commercial Lines Track at their upcoming annual conference. The conference will be at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel on October 16-19.
The content of the Commercial Lines track is designed as a practical support to commercial lines insurance employees, regardless of career focus. Sessions will range across tactical and strategic perspectives on topics as diverse as economics, predictive analytics, war gaming, emerging technology, and social networking. The broad and deep program will empower commercial insurance professionals to hone their existing strengths or expand their breadth of knowledge into multiple areas.
"Each year the Society of Insurance Research strives to provide our members and attendees with an educational and networking experience unrivaled in the insurance industry," said Laura Taccini, SIR Conference Chair. "This year we are particularly proud of the way the commercial lines content has developed. Our members are looking for game changers in response to the current market conditions, and with this sequence of sessions, we will provide them the tools to find the success path for their firm."
The Commercial track at this year's conference features a strong roster of speakers, including: Clint Harris of Conning and Eric Price-Glynn of MarketStance on Forecasting Cycle Drivers and Game Changers; Dax Craig of Valen Technologies on Predictive Analytics; Kevin Kerridge of Hiscox on Reinventing Small Business Insurance; and Bob Lehmann of Fuld & Co and Rick Marchetti of the Hartford facilitating a war game exercise on Responding to a New Product Game Changer. Andre Burke of Accenture will look at Recent Product Development Trends; Thomas Holzheu of Swiss Re and Hank Haldeman of The Sullivan Group will provide different perspectives on Emerging Risks; and Kevin McDonald of Confluency Solutions and JoAnna Carey of Foremost Insurance will look at uses of social networks for insurers.
To learn more or to register for the SIR 41st Annual Conference, please visit http://www.sirnet.org and click on the "save your spot" banner.
About the SIR
The SIR is a leading forum for insurance practitioners from all aspects of the industry, focusing on emerging research approaches and industry issues for the benefit of individual members and their employers. SIR members have accountabilities in research, product development, competitive intelligence, marketing, strategic planning, and many other disciplines within the business.
SOURCE Society of Insurance Research