Editors’ Picks: 5 Can’t-Miss RIMS 2019 Sessions

These are the can't-miss sessions lined up for RIMS 2019 this year as chosen by the editors of Risk & Insurance®.
By: | March 21, 2019

As RIMS prepares for its annual meeting, to be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on April 28 through May 1, Risk & Insurance® decided to check out what’s on the agenda this year.

Here are our top picks for sessions lined up for RIMS 2019:

1) Silent Cyber: Viewing Cyber as a Peril:

Tuesday, April 30

3 pm to 4pm

This session will examine expanded insurance coverage that includes new elements of cyber risk. It will also look at how cyber risks have been added to other policies — via endorsements with sublimits that include bodily injury and property damage that arise from nonphysical (i.e., cyber) perils — and where they can be purchased. Will address how courts struggle to consistently interpret the endorsements, and the next market moves.

Presenters: Kevin Harried, chief risk and compliance officer, One Call Care Management; Dena Cusick, national practice leader – technology, privacy and network security, USI Insurance;  Scott Godes, Partner, Co-chair Data Security and Privacy practice,  Barnes & Thornburg LLP

2) Innovations in Analytics: Perspectives from the Front Lines

Wednesday, May 1

9:15 am to 10:45 am

Many parallels exist across quantitative positions in financial services and insurance. This session will offer insights from the front lines of innovation in both sectors. The presenters will report on study efforts in analytics that have led to enhanced efficiency, increased customer engagement and other bottom line improvements. The panel will also discuss advancements in statistics and modeling that have opened new challenges and opportunities for problem solving in financial services and highlight new and emerging data trends in both sectors.

Presenters: Pravin Burra, CEO, Analytix Engine; Scott Hallworth, chief data officer and chief model risk officer, Capital One; and Bill Mech, VP, enterprise risk control, Connexus Credit Union

3) Trends (and Solutions) for Critical D&O Gaps and Traps

Wednesday, May 1

11 am to 12 pm

Concerns about gaps in directors and officers (D&O) coverage are growing. Cyber threats, privacy, #MeToo, the relation back rule and investigation costs feed concern that a D&O insurance placement will fall short of critical coverage. This session will explore today’s D&O insurance contract certainty and coverage compliance risks. It will also examine top coverage defense tactics, wording flags and critical, innovative solutions.

Presenters: Robert Yellen, Executive Vice President, D&O and Fiduciary Liability Product Leader, FINEX, Willis Towers Watson; Deirdre Martin, SVP /Product Lead, Management Liability, Public, Financial Lines, AIG; and Lance Ewing, EVP Global Risk Management & Client Services, Cotton Holdings Inc.

4) What You Need to Know When Advising the Board about Investigations

Wednesday, May 1

11 am to 12 pm noon

Nearly every business will face the prospect of an internal—and, possibly, consequent governmental—investigation. Whether you face allegations of fraud, sexual misconduct, regulatory violations or safety issues, know the governance and risk management implications as well as coverage options. Develop skills in conducting meaningful discussions with the board and senior management on organizing and conducting internal investigations and self-reporting.

Presenters: John Failla, partner, Proskauer Rose LLP; Sarah Downey, directors and officers liability product leader, Marsh FINPRO; and David Conca, SVP, global risk management & procurement, News Corp

5) Crisis, Communication and Community: Response to the Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Wednesday, May 1; 9:30 am to 10:30 am

On February 14, 2018, the city of Coral Springs experienced an event that no one thought could happen in their community. An active shooter took 17 lives and injured 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The city emergency manager and human resources manager were tasked with handling the response with police, fire and municipal works, while also considering the city employees affected. Join them as they recount the events and community response to an unthinkable crisis.

Moderator: Kristy Sands, account principal, Gallagher Bassett

To learn more about what’s expected at RIMS 2019, check out Risk & Insurance®‘s in-depth preview here.

The R&I Editorial Team can be reached at [email protected]

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