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Blockchain Insurance Summit

November 8, 2016
Chicago, IL

The first Blockchain Event in North America dedicated exclusively to the Insurance Industry

<br>Join us for a unique event dedicated to the $1+ trillion insurance marketplace and designed for executives to engage leading industry and Blockchain experts as they address top-of-mind issues.

Helping Our Clients Navigate the Blockchain Future

Blockchain Insurance Summit

Today’s insurance industry faces numerous challenges in regulation, business, and investment. With constant changes in customer’s behavior and disruptive technology, it is imperative that firms be nimble and adaptable to these changes and seize emerging opportunities to position themselves for success. Understanding which Blockchain opportunities and technology applications are available is critical to achieving these goals.

<b>This is where the Blockchain Insurance Summit comes in.</b>

At this Outstanding Event, hear the Latest on:

New Products
Use Cases

Identity Standards
Regulatory Challenges

With insurance industry leaders, expert panels, plenary sessions, and deep dive topics, this event brings together novices and experts in Blockchain and highlights the latest initiatives in applying this ground-breaking technology to the insurance industry.



Registration and Continental Breakfast


Opening Remarks
Raymond Zenkich, Managing Partner, Red Chalk Group

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Demystifying Blockchain – Primer for Insurance Executives
Raymond Zenkich, Managing Partner, Red Chalk Group


Keynote – Business Blockchain for Insurance: Vision or Reality?
William Mougayar, Author The Business Blockchain

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Networking Break


How Blockchain Will Transform the Entire Insurance Industry (more info)
Richard Magrann-Wells, Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson

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Combining Forces: The Role of Consortiums to Accelerate Blockchain Adoption
Ryan Rugg, Director, R3 CEV

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Verifiable Identify Initiative and Implications for Insurers Including Cyber Risk Mitigation
Manu Sporny, Credentials Community Group Chairperson, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

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Working Lunch


Luncheon Speaker: Applying Lessons Learned from Banking Blockchain Activities to Insurance
Caitlin Long, Chairman of the Board & President, Symbiont

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Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) — Exploring the potential of distributed ledger
Fei Zhang, Lead of Blockchain Projects, Allianz Group (press release)

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Smart Contracts: Use Cases for the Insurance Industry
Jason Brett, Director of Operations, Chamber of Digital Commerce

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Panel Discussion: What Makes for a Successful Blockchain Proof of Concept and Implementation? Vendor and client perspectives
Blockchain Solution Providers and Clients discuss real-world approaches and lessons learned when taking Blockchain insurance use cases from inception to reality

[themify_col grid=”2-1 first”]1:50pm[/themify_col] [themify_col grid=”2-1″]Panel Discussion – Symbiont, Allianz, and Moderator

Louis Stone, Managing Director & Global Head of Business Development, Symbiont [/themify_col]

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Fei Zhang, Lead of Blockchain Projects, Allianz Group[/themify_col]

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[themify_col grid=”2-1 first”]2:10pm[/themify_col] [themify_col grid=”2-1″]Panel Discussion – ConsenSys, Insurer, and Moderator
Andrew Keys, Head of Global Business Development, ConsenSys

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Networking Break and Desserts


Blockchain for Health Care: A Focus on Insurance Payers (more info)
Christopher Burniske, Blockchain Products Lead, ARK Invest

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Panel Discussion: Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities
Anne Melissa Dowling, Director, Illinois Department of Insurance

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Brian Casey, Partner & Co-Chair Regulatory & Transactions Insurance Group, Locke Lord LLP

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Sue Ross, Senior Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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Raymond Zenkich, Managing Partner, Red Chalk Group

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Reality Check – Successful Strategies for Making Blockchain Use Cases a Reality (more info)
Michael Fitzgerald, Senior Analyst, Celent

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Patrick Schmid, Assistant Vice President Enterprise Research, The Institutes
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David Uhryniak, Blockchain Practice Leader, Red Chalk Group
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Raymond Zenkich, Managing Partner, Red Chalk Group

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Conference Recap, Reflections, and Closing Remarks
Raymond Zenkich, Managing Partner, Red Chalk Group

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William Mougayar, Author The Business Blockchain
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Cocktail Reception
Join us to continue the discussion and network with your colleagues after a full day of discussion on the impact and applications of blockchain on the insurance industry


Director of OperationsChamber of Digital Commerce

Jason Brett

Director of Operations
Chamber of Digital Commerce
Blockchain Products LeadARK Invest

Christopher Burniske

Blockchain Products Lead
ARK Invest
Partner & Co-Chair Regulatory & Transactions Insurance GroupLocke Lord LLP

Brian Casey

Partner & Co-Chair Regulatory & Transactions Insurance Group
Locke Lord LLP
DirectorIllinois Department of Insurance

Anne Melissa Dowling

Illinois Department of Insurance
Senior AnalystCelent

Michael Fitzgerald

Senior Analyst
Head of Global Business DevelopmentConsenSys

Andrew Keys

Head of Global Business Development
Chairman of the Board & PresidentSymbiont

Caitlin Long

Chairman of the Board & President
Executive Vice PresidentWillis Towers Watson

Richard Magrann-Wells

Executive Vice President
Willis Towers Watson
Author, The Business BlockchainGeneral Partner, Virtual Capital Ventures

William Mougayar

Author, The Business Blockchain
General Partner, Virtual Capital Ventures
Senior CounselNorton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Sue Ross

Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
DirectorR3 CEV

Ryan Rugg

Assistant Vice President Enterprise ResearchThe Institutes

Patrick Schmid

Assistant Vice President Enterprise Research
The Institutes
Credentials Community Group ChairpersonWorld Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Manu Sporny

Credentials Community Group Chairperson
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Managing Director & Global Head of Business DevelopmentSymbiont

Louis Stone

Managing Director & Global Head of Business Development
Blockchain Practice LeaderRed Chalk Group

David Uhryniak

Blockchain Practice Leader
Red Chalk Group
Managing PartnerRed Chalk Group

Raymond Zenkich

Managing Partner
Red Chalk Group
Head of BlockchainAllianz Group

Fei Zhang

Head of Blockchain
Allianz Group

Who Should Attend

[themify_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” style=”large” icon_color=”#f11c24″]Insurance carriers and brokers 

[themify_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” style=”large” icon_color=”#f11c24″]C-Suite, Directors, VPs/EVPs, Senior Managers, and other Thought/Innovation leaders currently with Insurance firms

[themify_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” style=”large” icon_color=”#f11c24″]Insurance executives with areas of responsibility including:

Enterprise Strategy

Digital Strategy



Agents and Field Service


Claims and Billing

[themify_icon icon=”fa-check-square-o” style=”large” icon_color=”#f11c24″]State regulatory agencies

The Venue

UBS Tower
Conference Center on 2nd Floor
1 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606


The Blockchain Insurance Summit is the first Blockchain event in North America for C-Suite, Directors, VPs/EVPs, Senior Managers, and other Thought/Innovation Leaders within the Insurance Industry. (Please note that at this time registration is not available for Service Providers)



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Regular Registration


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Final Registration


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Onsite Registration


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* Complimentary access is subject to availability and limited to attendees in the Insurance Industry. At this time registration is not available for Service Providers such as consulting firms or software vendors.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thank you again for your interest in this event.