Upcoming Speaking Events

2019 Technology Conference: New Insurance Order
Tue, Feb 26
Beanfield Centre
Feb 26, 2019, 7:00 AM – Feb 27, 2019, 5:00 PM
Beanfield Centre, 100 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada
We are entering a new insurance order. And the 2019 Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference is preparing a showcase of the future combined with a map to its realization. Join us to understand the evolution of the new insurance ecosystem and to share your vision for its realization.
Insurance Institute Convocation
Fri, Feb 01
Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility
Feb 01, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility, 2700 Audley Rd, Ajax, ON L1Z 1T7, Canada
Convocation is a special time to honour the hard work and dedication of the Insurance Institute’s newest graduates of the Fellow, Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) and Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) programs.
CI Top Broker
Mon, Nov 26
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
Nov 26, 2018, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, 181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7, Canada
Behind The Wheel of Disruption - What is driving your consumer?
Wed, Nov 07
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Nov 07, 2018, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada
I will be hosting a startup pitch competition with judges from Mitchell & Whale insurance brokers and Travelers Canada.
IAB Canada Data Night - The New Models
Wed, Oct 10
IPG Media Brands 10th Floor
Oct 10, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
IPG Media Brands 10th Floor, 10 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2R8, Canada
Leveraging the Power of AI to Innovate in FinTech.
Kanetix Insights 2018
Wed, Sep 19
Toronto Region Board of Trade
Sep 19, 2018, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Toronto Region Board of Trade, 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1C1, Canada
Frictionless Customer Experience - the Path Forward
ICEF2018: “The Digital Future of Insurance: Is Risk Passé?”
Tue, Aug 28
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Aug 28, 2018, 7:45 AM – 8:45 PM
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada
Risk is not passé just yet, but it is changing dramatically, and as it slowly tends toward elimination, insurance participants themselves are at risk. Don't move too slowly – or too quickly! – but change you must.
Artificial Intelligence
Thu, Aug 23
Ontario Mutual Insurance Association
Aug 23, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Ontario Mutual Insurance Association, 350 Pinebush Rd, Cambridge, ON N1T 1Z6, Canada
What should medium-size companies/brokerages be doing in the short-term to stay current and relevant as A.I. becomes a more significant component of sales, service and claims.
Livestream Webinar: Selling Insurance to Millennials
Thu, Jul 05
Location is Livestream
Jul 05, 2018, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Location is Livestream
More than 8 million Canadians are millennials. A tech-savvy, digitally advanced demographic, who like to do their due diligence before purchasing a product. Their buying journey is unique.
Google Think Data & Analytics
Fri, Jun 15
The Symes
Jun 15, 2018, 8:30 AM
The Symes, 150 Symes Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 0B1, Canada
Join your industry peers and Google’s senior product leaders at Think Data & Analytics, an exclusive ½ day event where we will share share experiences in turning marketing into a profit centre, executing changes in organizations to break down silos, as well as exploring tools and partners.
Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit
Mon, Jun 11
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Jun 11, 2018, 8:00 AM – Jun 12, 2018, 5:00 PM
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada
Drive conversion, create loyalty and maintain your competitive edge
CIAA Technology Seminar 2018
Thu, May 31
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
May 31, 2018, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, 181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7, Canada
AI Today - Decoding Current Applications in Insurance & Finance
AI: The Foundation of Next-Gen Insurance
Wed, May 30
May 30, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
BrainStation, 460 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1L7, Canada
Leveraging the Power of AI to Innovate in Insurance
Deloitte InsurTech Summit
Wed, May 16
Location is TBD
May 16, 2018, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location is TBD
Leveraging Machine Learning for Digital Marketing Success
Thu, May 10
Kanetix Ltd.
May 10, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Kanetix Ltd., 360 Adelaide St W #100, Toronto, ON M5V 1R7, Canada
Join Google, Kanetix VP, Marketing and myself in this webinar, as we share learnings on successfully implementing end-to-end tracking and deploying machine learning technology in their digital marketing operations in order to have a significant impact on the bottom line.
2018 THIA Annual Conference
Sun, Apr 29
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
Apr 29, 2018, 3:00 PM – May 02, 2018, 10:00 PM
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Rtno. del Rey 36, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Celebrate the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada's 20TH anniversary in Cancun, Mexico.
2018 Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference
Tue, Feb 27
Beanfield Centre
Feb 27, 2018, 12:00 PM – Feb 28, 2018, 5:30 PM
Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada
Insurance Vectors in Play: Risk, Technology, Engagement
Canadian International AutoShow Live
Sat, Feb 24
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Feb 24, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada
Norris MacDonald from Wheels.ca and I discuss cars and connectivity moderated by Lorraine Sommerfield
World Incubation Summit
Thu, Feb 22
Ryerson University Student Learning Cent
Feb 22, 2018, 3:00 PM – Feb 23, 2018, 5:30 PM
Ryerson University Student Learning Cent, 341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1, Canada
The World Incubation Summit 2018, is a by-invite-only international conference that brings together an exclusive and selected group of university-linked incubation programs from across the globe. This year’s edition also invites a small group of international corporates seeking opportunities.
Webinar: Innovation in Insurance - Beyond Blockchain and AI
Thu, Feb 22
Feb 22, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of innovation in the industry, who’s doing it and who’s doing it well. We will also talk about how close we really are to implementing decentralized contracts and working with robot brokers and the implications of these shifts.
Webinar: Four Technologies You Should Watch in 2018
Wed, Jan 31
Jan 31, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Ontario, Ontario, Canada
InsurTech is maturing, enabling and driving dramatic change in insurance in Canada. Underpinning this phenomenon, four technologies are influencing the infrastructure for the future of insurance.
CES 2018
Sun, Jan 07
Las Vegas
Jan 07, 2018, 1:00 PM – Jan 12, 2018, 5:00 PM
Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA
I will be at CES writing about all the tech announcements and its impact on the insurance and financial services industry. How consumers use technology has a massive impact on both insurtech and fintech. Find my articles on wheels.ca, huffingtonpost.ca, insblogs.com and andrewlo.ca.
Behind the Wheel of Disruption
Thu, Mar 29
Ajax Convention Centre
Mar 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ajax Convention Centre, 550 Beck Crescent, Ajax, ON L1Z 1C9, Canada
As technological advances continue to be a main focus in our industry, insurers are being driven to enhance their digital capabilities to keep up. RIBO Credits: 1 Technical Hour