Focused Conference and Exhibition Insurance Telematics USA 2015 2-3 September at the Radisson Aqua Blu, Chicago

Pioneers & Leaders of the Insurance Telematics Market

We have hand-picked expert speakers from throughout the insurance telematics value chain. This is the most senior line-up of UBI executives to speak anywhere in 2015. 

 

Greg Ross Greg Ross
Global Director - Business Development and Alliances
General Motors
UBI from an Executive View Point (C-SUITE PANEL) View Bio
General Motors
Greg Ross is the Global Director of Business Development and Alliances at General Motors. He is responsible for creating new business opportunities using GM’s connected vehicle technologies.

Prior to this role, Greg held several positions during an extensive career at OnStar and GM. His background includes Subscriber Retention, Business and Product Development, Marketing, and Sales. Greg has been part of some of GM’s most innovative projects, including EV1 and Saturn.

Greg is a graduate of the University of Michigan with an Undergraduate degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration.
David Pratt David Pratt
General Manager - Usage Based Insurance
Progressive InsuranceUBI and all that Data View Bio
Progressive Insurance
Speaker bio coming soon.
Mariel Devesa Mariel Devesa
Head of Innovation
Farmers Insurance
Plugging the Legal Gaps in New Modes of Mobility View Bio
farmers
Speaker bio coming soon.
Bob Gruszczynski Robert Gruszczynski
OBD Communication Expert
Volkswagen Group of America
The Device Battle Rages On View Bio
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.
Brian Pignone Brian Pignone
Product Manager - Usage-Based Insurance
The Hartford
UBI Customer Acquisition View Bio
Hartford
Speaker bio coming soon.
Allen Greenberg Allen Greenberg
Senior Policy Analyst
USDOT FHWA
Data Transferability: The Egg Carton for the Eggs View Bio
USDOT
Allen Greenberg has over 20 years of experience in analyzing and advocating for sustainable U.S transportation policy at the national and regional levels from both inside and outside of government. As a senior policy analyst at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the past 15 years, Mr. Greenberg plays a leadership role with the Value Pricing Pilot Program, cultivating, developing, and managing transportation pricing pilot initiatives. Mr. Greenberg designs, secures funding for, and manages a broad range of especially innovative pay‑as‑you‑drive (PAYD) pilots (including car insurance, vehicle leases and taxes, car sharing, household vehicle ownership reduction incentives, and parking charges), enabling financial savings through reduced driving. Mr. Greenberg also leads the creation of new policy, research, and other initiatives for FHWA. Prior to joining FHWA, Mr. Greenberg spent two years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), where he directed the Transportation Partners Program, which provided grants and technical assistance to national not-for-profit organizations that promoted local transportation demand management initiatives. While at USEPA, Mr. Greenberg also directed the Project XL partnership with Progressive Insurance, where Progressive shared with USEPA anonymized data on driving from customers of its first PAYD insurance product, Autograph, and USEPA publicized whatever benefits that it found. Prior to government service, Mr. Greenberg worked as Government Relations Director of the League of American Bicyclists—securing over 30 specific bicycle-friendly provisions in the 1998 U.S. surface transportation bill and implementing the provisions of the law enacted in 1991. Mr. Greenberg has authored eight peer-reviewed research papers on pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) insurance and also various articles on PAYD insurance and parking pricing. He holds a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
David Lukens David Lukens
Director of Telematics
LexisNexisPlotting the Course of UBI in 2015 and Beyond View Bio
Lexis
David Lukens is a Director of Telematics at LexisNexis, responsible for telematics and mobile solutions for the auto insurance market. He has been engaged in the insurance telematics space since the mid-1990s, initially developing practices to use event data recorder (EDR) data for accident investigation and reconstruction. Prior to LexisNexis, David was product development manager with AIG’s personal lines auto group. There he was responsible for building and delivering new multivariate rating models for the agency and direct distribution channels. He also has managed claims operations in AIG’s personal lines auto group, serving as process leader for both the physical damage and casualty areas. David holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from the University of Delaware.
Nino Tarantino Nino Tarantino
CEO
Octo North AmericaClaims & Accident Management View Bio
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.
Mike Simmons Mike Simmons
SVP Partnerships & Customer Experience
Automatic LabsPresentation TBC View Bio
Automatic
With a diverse background spanning from start-ups to the Fortune 10, Mike Simmons has leveraged his unique perspective and broad skill set to lead a number of companies to new levels of growth and innovation. Currently, Mike serves as SVP of Partnerships and Customer Experience for Automatic, where he is focused on enhancing the Automatic connected car platform by establishing partnerships with the most important and trusted brands in the car ownership ecosystem.  

Previously, Mike served as President of Directed — a $100+ million consumer electronics manufacturer specializing in the automotive industry (most famous for the Viper brand of car alarms and remote starters). He joined Directed in 2008 and led the company — and the industry — into the Connected Car era. He invented and brought to market the world-famous Viper SmartStart solution — the app that lets you start, control and monitor your car from anywhere in the world with your smartphone. He was also a co-founder and Board member of Octo Telematics North America — a joint venture between Octo Telematics and Directed, and the leading insurance telematics service provider in North America. 

Prior roles include General Manager at performance car maker Saleen Inc, CFO of Sonance (a custom audio manufacturer), CEO of TechSpace (a technology infrastructure provider), and various management positions at Ford Motor Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a CPA, and he holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
Robert Passmore Bob Passmore
Assistant VP - Personal Lines Policy
PCI
Plugging the Legal Gaps in New Modes of Mobility View Bio
PCIAA
Speaker bio coming soon.
Thomas Kavanaugh Thomas Kavanaugh
Partner
PWCData Aggregation and Claims Efficiency View Bio
PWC
Tom Kavanaugh is a Partner at PwC who oversees the Customer Impact Practice for Insurance. Tom has been analyzing the opportunity for Telematics to redefine Auto Insurance for the last six years. Most recently he has researched opportunities for Telematics to reduce auto claims frequency and severity, as detailed in his whitepaper, "Cars and Trucks Are Talking: Why Insurers Should Listen." He has also recently published a white paper analyzing the opportunity and potential impact of Mobile Telematics to redefine the Auto Insurance, "Redefining the Customer Experience". Tom is also a frequent contributor to highly respected industry publications, including Best's Review, Business Insurance, Risk & Insurance, Insurance & Technology, Insurance Networking News and he has also appeared on Fox Business News. Tom earned his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He also holds a BA, from Dension University in Granville, Ohio.
Jonathan Hewett Jonathan Hewett
CMO
Octo Telematics
UBI from an Executive View Point (C-SUITE PANEL) View Bio
Octo Telematics
Speaker Bio Coming Soon
Paul Stacy Paul Stacy
R&D Director
LexisNexis 
An Evolution in UBI Data Collection View Bio
Lexis
Big data, more specifically big vehicle data is what Paul likes to talk about. Paul wants to record one billion miles by the end of 2014. Big is truly better.

Prior to becoming R&D Director at Wunelli, a LexisNexis Company, Paul studied engineering and then gained a scholarship to complete his Masters of Mathematics. After studies Paul joined the Insurance industry, working first in Australia and then in the last decade in the United Kingdom. In 2006 Paul was the British Insurance Times Young Insurer of the Year.

Paul is both Australian and English and lives in Hampshire England with his wife and two sons, both of which will have telematics devices installed in their vehicles.
Roosevelt Mosley Roosevelt Mosley
Principal
Pinnacle Actuaries
In the UBI of the Consumer View Bio
Pinnacle Actuaries

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

Christopher Parker Christopher Parker
Assistant Vice President - Product Underwriting
Zurich
The Transition to Autonomous View Bio
Zurich

Speaker bio coming soon.

Robin Harbage Robin Harbage
Director
Towers WatsonTech Giants, the Automakers & Insuring the Future Data Investments & ROIView Bio
Towers Watson
Robin Harbage has more than 30 years of experience in the property & casualty insurance industry. Before joining Towers Watson, Robin was a senior consultant for EMB. He also served over 20 years at Progressive Insurance in various roles including Vice President and Corporate Actuary, Product Manager for Personal Auto, and General Manager with responsibilities for pricing, product development, marketing, claims, underwriting, regulatory affairs, and business strategy.
Frederic Bruneteau Frederic Bruneteau
Managing Director
PtolemusClaims & Accident Management View Bio
Ptolemus
He has gained 17 years of strategic and operational experience in 10 countries in the field of mobility services.

Frederic assists all leading players in designing effective strategies and value propositions around geo-connected mobility.

Before PTOLEMUS, he was managing TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL’s Content & Services Product Line in Amsterdam. Previously, Frederic was assumed several management responsibilities with VODAFONE / SFR in Paris.  Mr. Bruneteau has also worked as a Senior Consultant specialized in mobile telecommunications with ARTHUR D. LITTLE in London and as a M&A Analyst with BNP PARIBAS in New York.

Mr. Bruneteau is a graduate of HEC Paris and the University of Cologne (CEMS).

John Kramer John Kramer
Director - Business Development
Octo Telematics
UBI Customer Acquisition View Bio
Octo Telematics North America
John Kramer joined Octo Telematics North America in September of 2013 as Director of Business Development. In his role, John oversees program management operations, assists in North American insurance strategic initiatives and helps to generate new business in the insurance vertical. Prior to joining Octo Telematics, John worked for over a decade at Nationwide Insurance where he held several regional and staff positions of increasing responsibility in Product and Underwriting operations. Most recently, John provided strategy and vision for Nationwide ’s usage based insurance program, SmartRide, where he moved the project from pilot program to production in 8 states. John attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he majored in English and is currently pursuing his MBA at Franklin University.
Steve McKay Steve McKay
CEO
DriveFactor, a CCC Company
Insurance Telematics – Strategic Impact Extends Beyond Pricing View Bio
DriveFactor
Steve McKay is CEO of DriveFactor, a leader in insurance telematics, providing powerful, flexible technology and solutions. Before founding DriveFactor, Steve spent 11 years as at Progressive Insurance and was responsible for product, marketing and consumer experience initiatives related to the carriers’ usage based insurance solutions. He also has worked in consumer finance at Capital One and in strategy consulting. He earned a JD/MBA from the University of Virginia and an A.B. in economics from Harvard College. DriveFactor was acquired by CCC Information Services in 2015.
Yvonne Monterroso Yvonne Monterroso
Senior Product Manager, UBI
IMS
Making the Right Decisions for UBI Success: Live Case Study with NYCM and IMS View Bio
IMS
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.
Caryn Mumbulo Caryn Mumbulo
Product Development, Product Management
NYCM Insurance
Making the Right Decisions for UBI Success: Live Case Study with NYCM and IMS View Bio
NYCM
Caryn has been with NYCM Insurance since September of 2003 working in a number of different capacities – with her most recent as a member of the Product Management Division. During her tenure, Caryn has assisted with several rate changes for NYCM’s homeowner and auto books of business, as well as introducing a new automobile rating program prior to being promoted within the Product Development organization. Within her current role, Caryn has developed and introduced several new products to NYCM’s homeowner, auto, and commercial lines of business, with the largest and most sophisticated product launch being NYCM’s usage based insurance product.
John Kramer Ben Allen
Enterprise Account Executive
IMS
Making the Right Decisions for UBI Success: Live Case Study with NYCM and IMS View Bio
IMS
As an Enterprise Account Executive, Ben Allen is responsible for evangelizing the IMS story, seeking new business opportunities and expanding our overall footprint within the US. A highly successful and consummate sales professional, Ben has spent close to a decade in the Telematics arena. He has managed accounts for high profile clients while developing new and existing territories. His specialties include large account sales and management, field sales, sales process and business development. Ben Allen’s sales philosophy and keen understanding of client interactions can be summed up with this simple saying; "Stop selling. Start helping."
Brian T. Casey Brian T. Casey
Partner - Co-Chair of Regulatory & Transactional Insurance Practice Group
Locke Lorde
Data Quality for Claims & Fraud DetectionView Bio
Locke-Lord
Brian T. Casey is a partner in the Atlanta office of Locke Lord LLP.

As co-leader of Locke Lord's Regulatory and Transactional Insurance Practice Group, and a member of the Firm's Corporate, Capital Markets and Health Care Practice Groups, Mr. Casey focuses on corporate, merger & acquisition, corporate and structured finance and other transactional, and regulatory matters for corporate clients in the insurance, financial services and health care industries. One significant facet to Mr. Casey's practice is a focus on insurance-linked securities and related insurance capital markets transactions. His clients include insurance companies, insurance holding companies, managing general agents and insurance agencies, third party and claims administrators, banks and other financial institutions, investment banks and reinsurance companies.
Dan Hill Dan Hill
National Sales Director
Carfax
Data Quality for Claims & Fraud DetectionView Bio
Carfax
Speaker bio coming soon.
Gail Gottehrer Gail Gottehrer
Partner
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP Telematics and the Scales of Justice View Bio
Axinn
Gail is a Partner in the litigation department of the law firm of Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider in New York and Connecticut. Her practice focuses on class action defense, management-side labor and employment litigation and other complex commercial matters. She is one of the few defense lawyers to have been involved in the trial of a class action to verdict before a jury.

In addition to her practice, Gail is a Teaching Assistant at Columbia University for a course in Intellectual Property, Ethics and Litigation in Columbia's M.S. program in Information and Knowledge Strategy. Gail serves as the Director of the Connecticut Chapter of Women in eDiscovery. She is a member of the Law Technology News Editorial Board and a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance eDiscovery and ESI Publications Committee. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Gail is active in The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention & Production and is part of the drafting team chosen to update its Commentary on Legal Holds. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation.

Gail is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a former Law Clerk to the Honorable Murray C. Goldman, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County. She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Steven Bojan Steven Bojan
Vice President - Fleet Risk Services, Risk Services Division
Hub International Limited
Driver Profiling - One Size Fits All? View Bio
HUB International

Steve Bojan brings over 18 years of operations and risk management experience in the transportation industry to HUB International. He came on board as a Senior Risk Consultant in the Risk Services Division (HUB Risk Services) and is presently the Vice President for Risk Services - Fleet. He serves as a resource for HUB clients with transportation related risks, providing risk control, safety, property, environmental, and workers compensation reduction guidance to HUB’s clients.

Mr. Bojan’s specialties include, but are not limited to, transportation risk management, driver and supervisor training, truckload operations, DOT compliance, safety program development, and specialty fleet operations, including moving and non-emergency medical transportation.

During his career, Mr. Bojan has served as a Risk Management Analyst for USF Logistics, Operations Manager for a large moving and storage company, Insurance and Claims Manager for JDC Logistics, and most recently as a Risk Engineer for Zurich’s Transportation Division. Additionally, he was responsible for branch management and human resources in a number of his positions.

As a loss control consultant, Mr Bojan provided fleet safety consulting services to construction, business vehicle and trucking fleets. He conducted driver training on DOT regulations, defensive driving, and vehicle inspections. Additionally, he reviewed DOT compliance programs and worked with clients to improve them so that they were would be acceptable during audits. He also worked with clients to review losses for critical trends and conducted root cause analysis for large losses. While at Zurich also conducted risk assessments for underwriters to determine risk exposure for new and existing clients.

As an Insurance and Claims Manager at JDC Logistics ($120M truckload carrier), Mr. Bojan was responsible for purchasing all lines of insurance and managing all claims, including workers compensation, auto liability, and cargo. He also worked as part of the safety team to identify loss trends and implement a number of best practices to reduce the cost of risk. He reduced the cost of premiums for all lines of insurance, worked proactively with insurance carriers, and assisted with the implementation of new safety programs to reduce the number of accidents, serve as a resource for haz mat, OSHA, and created cargo claims program.

As a Risk Management Analyst at USF Logistics, Mr. Bojan served as a safety and compliance resource for dedicated logistics accounts throughout North America, and managed the claims process for large auto and workers compensation claims. In this role he coordinated accident situations, including haz-mat and DOT reportable situations, negotiated and processed the settlement of physical and property damage claims, assessed liability exposure and created an accrual for all accidents. He coordinated legal counsel on litigated claims, expedite the TPA’s handling of claims, and prevented fraudulent claims.

Mr. Bojan holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Media Studies from the University of Illinois, and a Masters of Business Administration with an Industrial Marketing Concentration from Miami University.

Chris Carver Chris Carver
President
ATG Risk SolutionsData Transferability: The Egg Carton for the Eggs The Clearing House for UBI View Bio
ATG Risk Solutions

Chris Carver has over 25 years experience working with connected vehicles products and GPS based risk management. He is President of ATG Risk Solutions, the insurance industry’s largest aggregator of Commercial Auto telematics data. Previously he led the Liberty Mutual Commercial Auto telematics data program for 4 years. Over the preceding 20 years he led the development of numerous telematics products including with one of the first GPS based risk management products - an airborne data system first flown by US Airways Express in 1995. He has authored five patents on telematics analytics and GPS data management.

Andy Rice Andy Rice
Vice President of Product and Analytics
WSI (The Weather Company)
IoT - The New Ecosystem for UBI View Bio
The Weather Company
Andy Rice joined WSI in 2012 with the acquisition of Weather Central where he served as the Chief Product Officer. As Vice President of Products & Analytics, Andy is responsible for product management, technological innovation, brand strategy and strategic partnerships. His main focus is weather business intelligence products aimed at global energy trading, insurance, and electric utilities.

In his 15 years as a meteorologist, Andy Rice held a wide variety of roles in the weather solutions industry, including sales, customer development, and data science. Prior to joining Weather Central, he was a weather producer at CBS3 Television in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Rice holds degree in Environmental Studies from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Peter F. Byrne Peter F. Byrne
Vice President, Insurance Telematics
CalAmp Presentation Title TBC View Bio
CalAmp
Twenty five years of experience in high tech automotive safety systems business development, product development, marketing and technology licensing globally. Serial entrepreneur

Prior to CalAmp, Peter was CEO of Crashboxx Telematics which he founded in 2010 to exploit the unmet needs of P&C insurers seeking to automate vehicle crash notification and analysis. Crashboxx was acquired by CalAmp in April 2015. Beginning with a basic crash grade event data recorder (EDR), the product line was expanded to include predictive analytics for occupant injury delivered in near real time. Assembled a small team of top class vehicle safety engineers with deep experience and know how in the development of OEM embedded systems to build advanced predictive analytics crash solutions. Expanded the product range to real time predictive analytics for physical damage and UBI (driver scoring). Established excellent relationships in the insurance claims software and risk analytics industry, serving as a foundation for distribution to major property and casualty insurers worldwide. Led the effort to prepare and submit a robust US utility patent application for the core technologies.

Prior to founding Crashboxx, Peter founded and ran Injurytek which offered consulting services to vehicle recyclers, aftermarket parts manufacturers and law firms related to airbag testing, certification and training. He has worked with the senior leadership of vehicle recycling industry for over a decade advising the national association and individual car and truck recyclers about safety, handling and inspection of non-deployed OEM airbag modules. Awarded the President’s Award for outstanding service to the US vehicle recycling industry in 2009.

Prior to his entrepreneurial career Peter held management and supervisory roles at several leading automotive tier one safety system suppliers including TRW Automotive (airbag, seat belt and chassis systems), Kelsey Hayes (vehicle braking, ABS and electronic stability controls) and Donnelly Corporation (auto dimming mirrors and thin film glass for LCDs). He was granted US and international patents in the airbag module testing field. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics and accounting at Trinity College Dublin (1982) and graduate degree (MBA) at Notre Dame (1992). Peter resides in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife Melissa and two daughters.
Chris Carver Bill Mullaney
Co-Founder
D-rive powered by Deloitte
Smartphone UBI - A Smart Call for Insurers View Bio
D-rive powered by Deloitte
Speaker bio coming soon.
Dave Huber Dave Huber
President
Kairos Solutions
Presentation Title TBC View Bio
Kairos
Dave Huber is a seasoned Insurance Telematics expert and President of Kairos Solutions, a telematics strategy consulting firm that helps auto insurers and telematics service providers collaboratively bring cost-effective, innovative solutions to the US and EU marketplaces. Dave has led all aspects of the development, pilot, launch and rollout of a number of Usage-Based Insurance products for U.S. insurers. He believes today's offerings provide just a glimpse of the segmentation power, adoption rates and connected technologies that will drive insurance telematics in the future. He also doesn't think it's as complicated as it's been made out to be.
Carl H. Smith Jr. Carl H. Smith Jr.
Director - Product Management
MAPFRE
Demonstrating ROI Behind UBI View Bio
MAPFRE
Speaker bio coming soon.
Michael J. Carroll Michael J. Carroll
VP Sales - Connected Car
Danlaw Inc
Presentation Title TBC View Bio
Danlaw
Mike Carroll currently serves as Danlaw’s VP - Connected Car. He has responsibility for the global telematics sales and technical account management teams.

Mike has 30 years of local and international experience in technology sales and management gained from working at Hewlett Packard, General Motors, Veritas Software, and Secure Computing. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and was a GM fellow.
Scott Palmer Scott Palmer
SVP, Products & Technology
CCC Information Services
Claims & Accident Management View Bio
DriveFactor
Scott Palmer is a Senior Vice President for Products & Technology at CCC Information Services and is responsible for science-based analytics and research for auto claims solutions. Before joining CCC, Scott founded Injury Sciences LLC, the first and leading provider of science-based auto claim evaluation technologies, which was acquired by CCC in December 2012.

Scott has worked in the field of injury causation since 1987. He is the architect of numerous claims technologies that facilitate the use of repair estimate data to evaluate the cause of injuries and auto “black box” information in the evaluation of liability and injury causation. His work has been published numerous times in the past two decades. During his career, Scott has also been actively involved in low velocity collision and soft tissue injury research and has been a test subject in over a dozen low velocity collision experiments, many of which have been published.

Prior to founding Injury Sciences, Scott was the President and CEO of Biodynamic Research Corporation in San Antonio, TX, an internationally recognized firm in the field of impact biomechanics and injury causation.
David McNamara David McNamara
President
MTS LLC
Data Transferability: The Egg Carton for the Eggs View Bio
 
Speaker bio coming soon.
Derek Brigham Derek Brigham
Business Development Manager
American Family Mutual Insurance Company
Where do the OEMs Fit? View Bio
American Family Mutual Insurance Company
Speaker bio coming soon.
James Bielak James Bielak
Program Manager, Property & Casualty Program
Acord
Data Transferability: The Egg Carton for the Eggs View Bio
Acord
Speaker bio coming soon.
Kim Minor Kim Minor
Global Insurance Leader - Data & Analytics Marketing
IBM
Presentation Title TBC View Bio
IBM
Speaker bio coming soon.
Nikola Ristivojevich Nikola Ristivojevich
IT & Strategic Analyst
Ford Motor Company
An Evolution in UBI Data Collection The Clearing House for UBI View Bio
Ford
Speaker bio coming soon.
Scott McCormick Scott McCormick
President
CVTA
Telematics and the Scales of Justice View Bio
CVTA
Speaker bio coming soon.
Scott McCormick Aldo Monteforte
CEO & Co-Founder
The Floow
Presentation TBC View Bio
The Floow
As CEO Aldo leads the sales and business development efforts and is responsible for growing The Floow into the world leading provider of analytical insights at the service of the global automotive ecosystem.

He conceived and founded The Floow in 2012, with the vision of making vehicles safer and cheaper for all. In particular Aldo saw the potential to transform the telematics industry from the convergence of mobile technologies, large scale data mining and psychology applied to driver behaviour.

After a career in investment banking, in 2000 Aldo became an entrepreneur and investor in high growth telematics companies.

Aldo is a graduate of Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, where he earned an MSc in Management (Sloan Fellows). He is a member of the Sloan Alumni Advisory Board of Stanford GSB and graduated “cum laude” from the University of Pavia's "Economia e Commercio" program in Italy.
Jeff Jenkins Jeff Jenkins
Director of Product Development, Insurance Telematics
CalAmp
Presentation Title TBC View Bio
CalAmp
27 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering field having worked in the following areas:

Computer crash simulation utilizing MADYMO crash simulation software combined with sled and barrier testing of vehicles to improve occupant protection while reducing development time and testing costs and correlate system performance with the simulation results. Worked on various OEM platforms including the Ford Town Car, Mercedes M-Class and the Jeep Liberty.

Product Design Engineer on numerous automotive safety devices and owner of 12 US patents related to automotive safety. Designed and released air bag modules for numerous OEM platforms including Toyota Camry passenger air bags, VW New Beetle driver air bags, GM Impala side impact air bags.

Crash Reconstruction Engineer providing automotive accident reconstruction and Engineering analysis for the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN). Provide detailed vehicle inspection and crash scene reconstruction, occupant kinematic analysis and injury causation determinations. Assisted in multiple research programs including publication of research papers in both medical and engineering forums.

EDUCATION

B.S., Architecture, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI (1984)

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI (1990)

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Published and presented research paper “Side-Impact Air Bags in Side Crashes: Not Deploying as Designed? A Review of Real World Crash Data” at the 2010 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. (April, 2010)

Published and presented innovative research paper “Forensic Analysis of Seat Belt Retractor Torsion Bars” at the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. (April, 2009)

Authored and presented the paper “Development of an Inflatable Knee Bolster by using MADYMO and DOE“ to the International MADYMO User’s Conference in Como, Italy (October, 2002)
Jim Levendusky Jim Levendusky
Vice President, Telematics
Verisk Telematics Presentation Title TBC View Bio
Verisk
As vice president of Verisk Telematics, a Verisk Analytics business, Jim Levendusky leads product development and strategic marketing for auto and commercial telematics and usage-based insurance (UBI) products. He joined Verisk Analytics in 2002 as senior product manager. In 2012, he became auto marketing manager for underwriting at Verisk Insurance Solutions, where he managed marketing and development for a variety of personal and commercial lines products.

Before joining Verisk, Mr. Levendusky held positions in computer center management, auto insurance underwriting, operations analysis, insurance product management, and specialty products marketing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. in finance from Baruch College.
Russ Oldham Russ Oldham
SVP Claims
Himex Claims & Accident Management View Bio
Himex
As SVP Claims Russ oversees the design and development of HiMEX Intelligent Claims Environment (ICE), an industry leading automated crash detection and response solution designed to compress the claim lifecycle and reduce the financial impact of events.   A recognized leader in the claims industry, Russ has over 25 years of experience designing and implementing enterprise technical solutions.

Prior to joining HiMEX, Russ was VP Business Development at Code Objects - a leading policy and claims software provider to the insurance industry.  He designed and oversaw development of next-generation policy and claims administration systems. 

Russ has held executive management positions at several insurance companies, including Progressive and Sagamore.
Danny Maco Danny Maco
Gamification and Engagement
HiMEX
UBI - Program Retention and the Consumer Experience View Bio
HiMEX
Danny Maco is Product Manager for the MiWorld product and is responsible for Consumer Experience at HiMEX, the industry leading Telematics Service Provider in North America. Danny has held executive technology roles across a spectrum of enterprises in disciplines including IT, engineering, adtech and privacy. In the past 5 years, Danny's roles have been centered around contest platforms, gamification and mobile game development.

 

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