The Joint Industry Forum continues to expand both in scope and depth by assembling key figures from the business, policymaking and media spheres to explore topics of vital interest and to discuss strategies that are essential to this year’s theme, Leading the Way Forward.
JIF 2019’s agenda will feature panel discussions, keynote addresses and the first-ever JIF Town Hall focusing on flood and catastrophe resilience. Other sessions will discuss talent and leadership, the economic impact of the geopolitical landscape, and the ethical challenges of innovation and artificial intelligence.
Sessions and speakers confirmed include (times subject to change):
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration/Networking Coffee
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Introductory Remarks from I.I.I. CEO Sean Kevelighan
10:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
In Conversation with Randal K. Quarles
Vice Chairman for Supervision and member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System
I.I.I. CEO Sean Kevelighan and Randal Quarles will discuss current issues of the day.
11:10 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Geopolitical Risk and the Economy (panel)
Moderator: Bill Donnell, President and CEO, National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)
Panelists: Jay Gelb, Managing Director, Barclays; John Huff, President and CEO, Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR); David Wessel, Director, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Irrespective the outcome of midterm elections, the results will put a spotlight on already significant risk factors facing domestic and global businesses. An expert panel will take the pulse of national and global affairs to assess how a charged political environment will affect regulatory environments, international alliances and trade partnerships, and the likely ramifications of heightened political risk for insurers and reinsurers.
11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Joint Industry Forum Charity of Choice
William Ross, CEO, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Talent and Leadership Luncheon Keynote

Keynote speaker: Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal
Former commander, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and author of Leaders: Myth and Reality.
Talent and leadership are more important than ever to the success of the insurance industry. Gen. McChrystal will share candid observations on innovative leadership and insights he gained while developing and implementing successful strategies including the creation of a comprehensive counterterrorism organization that has revolutionized the way military agencies interact and collaborate.
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CEO Conversation
Moderator: David Sampson, President and CEO, American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCI)
Panelists: Gen. Stanley McChrystal; Sandy Parrillo, President and CEO, Providence Mutual; Hank Watkins, President, Lloyd’s America; Frank Nutter, President, Reinsurance Association of America (RAA).
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
In-Event Polling and Table Discussion
Following the conclusion of the CEO panel, Frank Nutter, President of RAA, will take attendees through a brief table discussion on business/organizational transformation. Real-time live polling will let audience members give their views on the leadership challenges of innovation and business culture-change.

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Emerging Risks and Opportunities: Focus on Artificial Intelligence and Ethics (panel)
Moderator: Andrew Robinson, Co-CEO, Groundspeed Analytics
Panelists: Sean Ringsted, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Risk Officer, Chubb Group; James Roche, Vice President, Product Development, Verisk; Kyle Schmitt, Managing Director, Global Insurance Practice, J.D. Power; Ahmad Wani, CEO and Co-Founder, One Concern.

In an industry whose lifeblood is data, can there be such thing as too much information, and what are the practices and tools that will safeguard privacy and security to counterbalance the emerging role of machine learning and AI in insurance? A distinguished panel of experts discuss the benefits, drawbacks and ethical concerns as insurance seeks to manage risk in what some are calling the “Fifth Industrial Revolution.”
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Resilience Town Hall
Participants: Mitch Landrieu, former Lt. Governor of Louisiana and two-term New Orleans mayor; Daniel Kaniewski, FEMA Deputy Administrator for Resilience; Phil Klotzbach, Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University and I.I.I. non-resident scholar; John Rollins, Head of Property & Casualty Practice, Milliman; Keith Wolfe, President U.S. Property & Casualty, Swiss Re; Roy Wright, President and CEO, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety.
Flood and wildfire risks present tremendous challenges to households, businesses, insurers and civic leaders, but also create opportunities to build and spread enhanced resilience practices and culture. In this inaugural JIF Town Hall session, experts share perspectives on national and regional efforts to build community resilience, including lessons learned from past catastrophes and how they constructively approach resistance to meaningful change.
5:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
In Conversation with Mitch Landrieu
Former Lt. Governor of Louisiana, two-term New Orleans mayor and former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

I.I.I. CEO Sean Kevelighan and Mitch Landrieu will discuss current issues of the day.

5:25 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks from I.I.I. CEO Sean Kevelighan
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception