2017 Central Ohio Insurance Education Day

 The Insurance Education Day Advisory Council presents:

Life and Technology in the World of Insurance


Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, OH 43240


Attendees: Connect & share with us on April 6 using #InsEdDay2017


 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Lisa Rodgers – IEDAC Chair
Business Analyst, Guidewire Software
Hot Topics at the ODI
Jillian Froment
Director, Ohio Department of Insurance
ODI leadership will discuss and address participants’ questions regarding current issues impacting the Ohio insurance industry.
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. 
Breakout Sessions
(choose one)
9:45 – 10:55 a.m.
Drones as an Industry Tool
Todd Burris
Special Investigation Unit Manager, State Auto
Speaker will discuss the emerging trends with drones and how they are proving to be a valuable tool for the insurance industry and are expanding customer service opportunities.
Industry Workforce Issues and Initiatives
Bill LaFayette
Owner, Regionomics
Mark Peacock
VP, Human Resources, Motorists Insurance Group
Jaya Yoo
Senior Vice President & Practice Leader, Paul Werth Associates
Presenters will discuss topics such as a recently completed insurance workforce study, Central Ohio employment trends, organizational transformation, and insurance workforce development initiatives taking place across Ohio.
Automation in the Insurance Industry
11:00 – Noon
Alex Timm
CEO, Root Insurance
Tony Canas, session facilitator
Chief Motivational Officer, InsNerds.com
Our presenter and facilitator will discuss how the industry is adopting mobile technologies and artificial intelligence and how venture capital-backed insure techs are putting pressure on traditional insurance carriers to innovate.
Noon – 1:00 p.m.  
Recognition of IEDAC Scholarship Recipients and Donation Recipients
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Viewpoints of the Incoming Industry Workforce
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Alison Baker
Ohio Dominican University
Zachary Goodchild
Ohio Northern University
Shana Hahn
Kent State University
Claire Nelson
Bowling Green State University
Dan Reilley
The Ohio State University
Session Facilitator: Tony Canas
Chief Motivational Officer, InsNerds.com
A panel of risk management and insurance students from across the state provide their views on topics such as how the industry can more effectively attract people to careers in insurance and the use of social media and technology in business.
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout sessions
(choose one)

2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Autonomous Vehicles
Andrew Bremer
Deputy Director of Strategic Initiative and Programs, Ohio Department of Transportation
Aparna Dial
Deputy Director, Department of Public Service & Smart Columbus Program Manager, City of Columbus
Franklin Manchester
Consultant, Commercial Lines Underwriting, Nationwide
Presenters will discuss autonomous vehicle technology and recent developments, as well as the grant the City of Columbus was awarded from the Department of Transportation to devise infrastructure plans to integrate these vehicles.
Work/Life Balance
James A. White Sr.
President, Performance Consulting Services
Speaker will examine those things that influence the usage of time from a business and personal perspective and provide tools to effectively manage personal and professional responsibilities.
Cyber Security
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Charlie Kingdollar
VPGen Re
Speaker will cover a variety of issues surrounding cyber risk, including tips for insurers, businesses and consumers regarding these risks.
4:15 p.m.



This seminar is approved for 5.5 hours of CE credit by the Ohio Department of Insurance. Licensed Ohio insurance agents registered for Continuing Education (CE) can receive 5.5 credit hours toward Ohio Agent Continuing Education Credit. You must attend all sessions to receive CE credit. Partial CE credit is not available.

CPCUs attending this program can be awarded CPD points under section PD9 of the Continuing Professional Development Program. Pick up the CPD form at the registration table.


Please note that the registration deadline was March 30 and is currently closed.

Attendees canceling up to 10 days prior to the program will receive a full refund. A 50% service charge will apply to cancellations received within 10 days of the program. No refunds for no-shows.

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society (CPCU) – Columbus Chapter
Ohio Dominican University, Risk Management & Insurance Program
International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP)
Ohio Insurance Institute (OII)
The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

QUESTIONS: Contact Amanda Sklavenitis, 614.228.1593

OII and the entities involved with this seminar are dedicated to good faith compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as any other relevant federal and state disability legislation. Any party having special needs with respect to seminar attendance is encouraged to contact OII at 614-228-1593, regarding appropriate accommodations prior to attending.