Focused Conference & Exhibition Insurance Telematics Canada 2015 23rd-24th April 2015, Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto

Industry leaders speaking at the 2015 event

We’ve already started searching through our unique network of insurance and telematics experts for the 2015 event. Excitingly, a number have already confirmed - have a look below at our growing list:

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Julien Reid Julien Reid
Senior Director, Financial Institutions Oversight and Deposit Insurance
Autorité des marchés financiers (Québec, Canada)
The Regulation Landscape View Bio
Autorité des marchés financiers

Mr. Julien Reid holds the position of Senior Director, Financial Institutions Oversight and Deposit Insurance within the Solvency Superintendence of the Autorité des marchés financiers (Québec) (“AMF”).

He manages the Financial Institutions Prudential Oversight Section and the Financial Institutions Capital Oversight Section which are responsible, amongst others, for the drafting of Guidelines and regulation for financial institutions authorized to carry on business in the province of Québec. These Guidelines deal specifically with sound and prudential management practices, adequacy of capital and commercial practices. He also manages the Deposit Insurance Section which is responsible for the deposit insurance scheme and the Fonds d’assurance-dépôts of the AMF.

Mr. Reid is very much involved at the national and international level. Between 2011 and 2104, he chaired the Insurance Core Principles Implementation Committee of the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators. Until October 2014, he was the Chair of the Market Conduct Working Group of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (“IAIS”) for nearly 4 years and in that capacity, he represented the IAIS on the OECD Task Force on Financial Consumer Protection, the International Forum of Insurance Guarantee Schemes and the International Financial Consumer Protection Organisation (FinCoNet). He has been a member, for the last several years, of the IAIS Governance Working Group and of the Financial Crime Task Force. He is also the Designated Representative for the AMF at the International Association of Deposit Insurers where he sits in the Research and Guidance Committee. He has been recently nominated as chair the Resolution of Financial Cooperatives Subcommittee.

Before joining AMF Solvency, he was a member of AMF Legal Affairs. Mr. Reid practiced law in major Canadian law firms, before joining the AMF in 2004. He has taught at the School of the Barreau de Québec (Québec Bar) and he is a certified trainer at the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés of the Université Laval (Québec). He has also been invited by numerous national and international organizations to give talks. He was called to the Bar of the Province of Québec in 1991. 

M. Julien Reid est le Directeur Principal, Encadrement des institutions financières et assurance-dépôts, au sein de la Surintendance de l’encadrement de la Solvabilité de l’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF).

Il supervise la Direction de l’encadrement prudentiel des institutions financières et la Direction de l’encadrement du capital des institutions financières qui sont entre autres responsables de la rédaction des lignes directrices et de la réglementation applicables aux institutions financières faisant affaires au Québec. Ces lignes directrices traitent plus spécifiquement des pratiques de gestion saines et prudentes, de maintien de capital suffisant et de pratiques commerciales. Il supervise également la Direction de l’assurance-dépôts qui est responsable de la gestion du système d’assurance-dépôts et du Fonds d’assurance-dépôts de l’AMF.

M. Reid est très impliqué tant au niveau national qu’international. De 2011 à 2014, il a présidé le Comité responsable de l’application des Principes directeurs de l’AICA au sein du Conseil canadien des régulateurs responsables de l’assurance. En plus d’être membre du Governance Working Group et du Financial Crime Task Force au sein de l’Association internationale des contrôleurs d’assurance (AICA), il a présidé, jusqu’en octobre 2014, le Market Conduct Working Group de cette organisation pendant près de 4 ans. À ce titre, il areprésenté cette organisation au sein du Task Force on Financial Consumer Protection de l’OCDE, l’International Forum of Insurance Guarantee Schemes et l’International Financial Consumer Protection Organisation (FinCoNet). Enfin, il est le représentant désigné de l’AMF au sein de l’International Association of Deposit Insurers où il siège entre autre au Research and Guidance Committee. Il a récemment été nommé à titre de président du Comité sur la résolution des coopératives de services financiers.

Avant de se joindre à la Surintendance de l’encadrement de la solvabilité, il a travaillé au sein de la Direction des affaires juridiques de l’AMF. M. Reid a exercé en pratique privée dans des cabinets nationaux avant de débuter sa carrière au sein de l’AMF en 2004. Il a enseigné à l’École du Barreau de Québec (Barreau du Québec) et il est un formateur certifié au Collège des administrateurs de sociétés de l’Université Laval (Québec). Il a enfin été invité par plusieurs organisations au niveau national et international à titre de conférencier. Il a été admis au Barreau du Québec en 1991.

Steve Livingstone Steve Livingstone
Vice President – Telematics
RSA Group Set the Bar High: Raise UBI Adoption Rates to The Stars View Bio
RSA Group

Steve Livingstone is currently the VP, Telematics for RSA Canada.  With over 20 years of personal insurance experience, his work has involved underwriting & portfolio management, strategy development, and business management and operational roles across Canada. He has worked in a number of market segments, including retail, group, and specialty, and in both broker and direct distribution businesses.

Amanda Evenson Amanda Evenson
Manager, Product Innovation
Wawanesa Happy Profitable Customers for Life View Bio
Amanda Evenson, FCIP, NPDP, is Manager, Product Innovation for the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company and has held this position since 2014.  Amanda started her career at Wawanesa in 1999 in the Actuarial Department and over the years, she assumed roles of increasing responsibility. She has played an instrumental role in a number of key initiatives for Wawanesa including, policy system replacement, introducing several Auto product reforms and sponsoring an Enterprise Data Warehouse project. She was product manager for a billion dollar portfolio of automobile insurance products for 6 years before assuming this new role in product innovation.

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree from the University of Manitoba and earned her Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designation in 2006.  She has also just recently obtained for New Product Development Professional designation in 2015.  She is passionate about volunteering and has chaired the United Way campaign for all of Wawanesa’s Winnipeg operations, created a committee to develop a natural play space in her community and helped her local daycare relocate to a new location amongst other work for their board.  Professionally, Amanda has also sat on the Credit History Working Group and the IBC Auto Underwriting Working Group.
Alex Veilleux Alex Veilleux
Vice President, Adjusto & Innovation
Desjardin The Connected Car Drives UBI into Profitability View Bio
Speaker Bio Coming Soon.
Yvonne Monterroso Yvonne Monterroso
Senior Product Manager, UBI
IMS Case Study: UBI Profitability and Success, IMS and the Co-operators View Bio

Yvonne is the product manager for IMS UBI Intelligence where she works with stakeholders across IMS as well as clients, to drive the UBI product development and vision. Yvonne brings 15 years experience working in software and technology to deliver intuitive user experiences and leading customer applications to the market.

Colin Wright Colin Wright
Corner Two Consulting Global Case Studies: Tailor UBI to Your Country View Bio
Corner 2 Consulting

Colin Wright founded Corner Two Consulting with the objective of helping clients prepare for the advent of UBI. Colin first acquired expertise in the field when he led strategy, product and market development for Aviva’s Autograph, the first telematics-enabled UBI program in Canada. 

While leading Autograph, he profitably managed the portfolio, notably improving risk quality. As the subject matter expert and champion for the category, he raised awareness of UBI, moving it to the forefront of Aviva’s ‘Change Insurance’ agenda, and secured a significant budget for product and business case development. Colin led the definition of the next-generation, wireless version of the UBI product and facilitated design of the systems architecture. He has been consulted by the RAND Corporation as a subject matter expert for two (US) Transportation Research Board studies on usage-based charging for transportation.

Colin has a comprehensive background in financial services. Working with The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, BMO Bank of Montreal, Harris Bank and Aviva Canada Inc., he has gained broad experience in operations consulting, product design and development, consumer research and analytics. He enhanced the value of a number of consumer banking products including BMO’s innovative Mosaik MasterCard retail credit card through new feature development and cost management, and by leveraging loyalty programs such as Air Miles. He has also acted as a key advisor to, the groundbreaking total cost of ownership automotive website. 

An insightful, strategic thinker, Colin holds an MBA in Marketing from York University’s Schulich School of Business.

Roosevelt Mosley Roosevelt Mosley
Principal & Consulting Actuary
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Inc. Winning Hearts and Minds View Bio
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Inc.

Roosevelt Mosley is a Principal and Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. and has over 20 years of property and casualty actuarial experience. His skill set includes predictive analytics applications, ratemaking, advanced statistical modeling techniques, claims analytics, developing vehicle classification systems, insurance legislation pricing and analysis, rate filing development, regulatory compliance, litigation support and financial modeling. Roosevelt is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the CAS and as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. In addition, he serves on the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA) Auto Issues Committee. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the CAS, the Board of Directors of the International Association of Black Actuaries, and both the CAS and AAA Governance Task Forces

Fred Myatt Fred Myatt
AVP – Commercial Auto Segment Director
Zurich Services Corporation
Zurich Services Corporation

Fred has more than 25 years in industry, consulting and insurance working with companies of all sizes to lessen both the incidence and impact of accidents/injuries. Fred serves as both the Commercial Auto Segment Director for Zurich North America and the head of the global technical center for Motor Fleet within Zurich. In these capacities, he focuses on emerging risks/technologies and strategies to mitigate risk for Zurich’s customers.
Fred holds both a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety from Illinois State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. During his career, he has also earned the Certified Safety Professional; Certified Industrial Hygienist and the Associate of Risk Management designations.

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With more than 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. Further information about Zurich is available at .

In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world go to . 2012 marked Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees.
Blair Currie Blair Currie
VP, Business Development

Case Study: UBI Profitability and Success, IMS and the Co-operators View Bio

Blair Currie is an experienced global marketing and business development leader, having held senior and international roles with IMS (Canada), Aegis Media (Japan and Korea), DDB (Japan), Fujitsu (Japan), McCann Erickson (Canada, Thailand, Hong Kong and Vietnam), Saatchi & Saatchi (Singapore), and TBWA (Japan and the UAE).

At IMS, Blair has led our marketing efforts, and now spearheads global business development and growth, as well as industry alliances. He is one of the industry’s leading speakers and writers on telematics and infotainment and is very familiar within the Canadian auto insurance industry.

Blair holds an MBA in Marketing and International Business from the Rotman School of Business, as well as a Bachelor of Science, from the University of Toronto.

Guy Parent Guy Parent
Executive Director
Regroupement des cabinets de courtage d’assurance du Québec

Regroupement des cabinets de courtage d’assurance du Québec

Guy Parent, CPA, CGA, has served as Executive Director of the Regroupement des cabinets de courtage d’assurance du Québec (RCCAQ) since September 2013.
In addition to being a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (Quebec Certified Public Accountants), Mr. Parent holds a bachelor's degree in finance and
an accounting certificate from HEC Montreal School of Business. He has several years ofexperience managing non-profit academic and professional organizations. Drawing on his 
recognized expertise in defining and implementing strategic plans, he has worked alongside major national companies, consulting firms, government agencies and family-run businesses.
His training and extensive experience in the areas of process optimization, communications realignment and organizational/financial restructurings, combined with his commitment as a
board member of non-profit organizations, facilitate his current involvement in the brokerage industry.

As Executive Director, Mr. Parent works tirelessly to move forward on major areas of concern for the organization, including the ongoing legislative review (Bill 188) and telematics. A man
of action, he cares deeply about the RCCAQ's mission and ensures that brokers' voices are heard in the settlement of issues affecting the insurance sector.
The RCCAQ is a professional association that seeks to promote and defend the socioeconomic interests of its member firms. It represents 4,200 brokers in some 600 firms and
branch offices across Quebec.

Patrick Vice Patrick Vice
Insurance The Device of ChoiceView Bio
Speaker bio coming soon.
Coming Soon Scott Cober
National Transportation Practice Leader
Marsh Canada Limited
Scott Cober is the National Transportation Practice Leader with Marsh Canada Limited.  In this role, he is responsible for coordinating the delivery of all Marsh Canada resources to the Marsh transportation brokers across Canada, developing marketplace strategies, and crafting solutions for unusual business and insurance risks.

He is currently managing several Transportation accounts, which range from 25 to 500 power units. The accounts are diverse from TL / LTL, bulk, container, and drayage and vary from both traditional and alternative risk management programs, including captives and rent-a-captives, loss portfolio transfers, finite risk programs, and integrated risk programs.
Gerry Lee Gerry Lee
QA Consultants
QA Consultants
Gerry Lee is a Partner at QA Consultants. He has more than 30 years experience in senior management positions within the Life and Property and Casualty insurance industry as well as consulting in insurance business analytics. Gerry’s most recent role as a Vice President at Aviva, Finance Projects and Business Information Services, had him responsible for Business Intelligence and he held that role since 2000. Gerry has practical experience with financial and business analytics. His strong knowledge in business, IT and project and risk management skills has allowed him to successfully deliver large initiatives meeting business objectives. Gerry is currently responsible for overseeing the insurance vertical and working closely with QAC's clients for their quality assurance initiatives and ensuring that these companies are deploying error free software implementations. Gerry is a Certified Professional Accountant and a Certified General Accountant.
Kevin Henderson Kevin Henderson

Kevin Henderson has extensive experience in software, data, business information and web services.
Kevin Henderson is the CEO and Founder of Indenseo, a stealth mode startup.
He was the General Manager of Data Services at Trimble.  He was responsible for creating products and services from Trimble data used for predictive analytics and to increase fleet efficiency and safety.  In that capacity he lead Trimble’s insurance telematics strategy.

Previous positions include head of business development at Eyematics Interfaces, head of technology and content licensing at Infoseek and co-founder of WebTrack and Market Arts WebFacts.  Both were data companies pioneering in measuring advertising activity on the internet.
Nino Tarantino Nino Tarantino
Octo North America

With more than two decades of experience in the global telecommunications industry, Nino Tarantino has extensive experience building start-ups and developing strategic business operations worldwide. As CEO of Acotel USA Nino launched the first premium SMS and MMS (including the 2004 Olympics coverage) in North America and built the mobile premium content service under the brand name Flycell. Prior to Acotel, Nino served as Vice President of Business Development for Anoto/Ericsson where he developed the US market for the company's revolutionary digital communication technology.

Before joining Anoto, Nino led the global business development effort for Iridium/Motorola establishing partnerships with wireless operators and resellers in 42 countries. Prior still, Nino held several senior product and business development positions within Telecom Italia Group programs in Europe. Nino earned his Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy.
Jeff Pearce Jeff Pearce
CI Top Broker A Win-Win Situation for Insurers and Brokers! View Bio
CI Top Broker

Jeff Pearce has worked as an editor and writer for several major broadcasters and magazine publishers. He edited a group of financial journals in the City of London, and he currently runs Canadian Insurance Top Broker and its sister publication, Corporate Risk Canada. As well, he is the author of several books on history and current affairs, as well as ten novels.

Coming Soon Tammy Chen
Towers Watson Data makes the (UBI) world go round View Bio
Towers Watson

Tammy Chen has more than 10 years of product management experience in all aspects of product management including developing and launching new products, maximizing profitability of an existing product, overseeing operations, and leading marketing and sales efforts. Tammy’s experience expands across multiple industries including consumer products, financial services and personal auto insurance. 

Prior to joining Towers Watson in 2012, Tammy was a product manager at AAA where she worked on telematics technology initiatives and usage-based insurance development since 2006.
Lara Ghaddar Lara Ghaddar
Director, Canadian Sales & Business Development
Case Study: UBI Profitability and Success, IMS and the Co-operators View Bio
Lara Ghaddar is an experienced global business development and technology leader, having held various positions and international roles with GE-Water, BlackBerry, Geotab. At IMS, Lara has spearheaded the IMS Canadian business development and growth as well Wireless Carrier Partnerships in her role as Director of Sales & Business Development. Lara holds a Masters of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and a Bachelor in Software Engineering from McMaster University.
Barrie Kirk Barrie Kirk
Executive Director
Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence
Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence
CAVCOE is dedicated to helping public and private sector stakeholders prepare for the arrival of automated vehicles. Barrie has worked in the technology industries in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S., including senior management positions at Ottawa-area companies. He has been a consultant since 1982; his projects over the last few years have focused on autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, automotive infotainment, traveller information services, real-time traffic information, and vehicle use surveys.
Jonathan Hewett Jonathan Hewett
Group CMO
Octo Telematics Telematics: The Golden Gate Between The Insurer and the Insured View Bio
Octo Telematics
Speaker bio coming soon.
Nathalie Bégin Nathalie Bégin
Senior Consultant
Towers WatsonTHE DEVICE OF CHOICE View Bio
Towers Watson

Nathalie Bégin joined Towers Watson in April 2013 as a senior consultant for the Property and Casualty insurance practice. She specializes in Corporate Acuarial services, including reserving, Dynamic Capital Adequacy Testing and financial reporting, as well as insurance pricing including automobile and property.

Dan Maddison Dan Maddison
Director, Market Research & Development
The Co-operators

- Have been with the Co-operators for 10 years and in the insurance industry for 20 years.
- Currently Director, Market Research & Development.
- Responsible for client analytics and market research.
- Co-business lead for telematics program
- In the past worked in these areas
- P&C pricing
- Segmentation analysis
- BA in Economics University of Toronto.  MBA, McMaster University
- Board member- Associated Youth Services of Peel.
- Live in Toronto and have two teenagers.

Robert Gruszczynski Robert Gruszczynski
OBD Communication Expert
Volkswagen Group of America
Volkswagen Group of America
Bob has a BSEE from Lawrence Technological University. For over 20 years, Bob has been involved in the design and implementation of embedded electronic powertrain control systems. Bob has a United States Patent for his work in misfire detection systems and has been involved in numerous “first in the world starts” of new vehicle powertrain applications. Bob has also been involved in the development and testing of On Board Diagnostics Systems and publications in the area of OBD Communications techniques.

Bob is currently the OBD Communication Expert for Volkswagen Group of America. His duties include investigation and analysis of OBD issues in the field for Volkswagen group vehicles. His activities also include technical representation for the Volkswagen Group in North America in OBD related matters. He is Vice-Chairman of the SAE E/E Diagnostics Committee and is a constant contributor to its attendant OBD-related Task Forces. He is Vice-Chairman of both the J1962 Vehicle Diagnostic Connector Task Force and J1978 OBDII Scan Tool Task Forces. He is also co-author of the J1699-2 Test Cases for OBD-II Scan Tools and I/M Test Equipment Task Force.
Coming Soon Leslie Fournier-Dupelle
Strategic Policy Analyst, Policy, Research and Parliamentary Affairs
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
UBI Products: Privacy by designView Bio
Speaker bio coming soon.


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