Philadelphia, PA, March 22, 2021 – Equisoft, a leading global digital solutions provider to the financial industry, announced today the return of its acclaimed Accelerate Series of virtual thought leadership sessions. This year’s series is focused on Accelerating Innovation to Fuel Continuous Growth. 18 webinars will be hosted around the globe, providing insurance and investment decision-makers with actionable insights and strategies to help them turn the market narrative to their advantage.
The first round of live sessions, starting March 31, will kick start the year-long series. Each month we'll be addressing the specific needs and biggest challenges of insurance carriers, distributors, investment product manufacturers, broker-dealers and wholesalers. Equisoft’s Accelerate Series features over 50 leading industry experts, analysts, insiders and clients discussing winning strategies from companies capitalizing on growth opportunities through digital transformation.
“Digital transformation is foundational to an industry responding to the concurrent impact of the pandemic, changes in customer preferences and the impact of demographic shifts which directly impact both distribution partners and consumers. Carriers are looking to drive efficiencies across the entire value chain, which has sharply accelerated efforts to both innovate and integrate in support of both new business and post-issue servicing capabilities. Competitive positioning also is important, as transparency around cycle times becomes increasingly clear and ease of doing business helps reframe relationships across the insurance ecosystem. Activities that bring strategic, tactical and operational imperatives into sharper, results-oriented focus, are therefore essential,’’ said Rob McIsaac, Executive Vice President, Research & Consulting, Novarica, one of the series’ featured speakers.
As life insurance and investment companies are emerging from the pandemic, they're looking for unique ways to position themselves ahead of the curve. Equisoft’s Accelerate Series bolsters the industry’s innovation and growth by leveraging research, thought leadership and success stories into actionable plans. Sessions in Q1 & Q2 will tackle Addressing Changing Market Conditions, Digital Client Engagement through the Insurance Value Chain, and How Insurers are Leveraging Data. With more to come for Q3 & Q4 including agency automation, increasing wholesaler value, data migration, IFRS 17, and more.
Leading industry experts, executives and analysts that will be sharing their insights during the sessions include Dan McCoach, Marty Ellingsworth,Juan Mazzini (Celent), Kartik Sakthivel (LIMRA/LOMA), and many more. Along with Equisoft’s experts and industry stakeholders, they will share their experience, expertise and insights into how organizations can adapt to the evolving industry landscape, jumpstart growth in a low-interest-rate environment, or shed the legacy technical burden to realize the full potential of modern digital solutions.
Dedicated sessions will provide exclusive research, complete with commentary detailing what players in the insurance and investment industry are doing to conquer today’s issues. The series’ launch will be Addressing Changing Market Conditions: Carrier Solutions for Rapid Product Adaptation, where experts Rob McIsaac, from Novarica, and Equisoft’s Chief Product Officer Olivier Lafontaine will be analyzing how the Life Insurance industry can best face today’s challenges.
Then, for the Asia-Pacific/Australia region, the session Driving Insurance Innovation in a New Age on April 22, will offer a revealing exploration of the current state of the insurance industry with our expert panel led by Clearview’s Nadine Gooderick, KPMG’s Bartosz Piwcewicz, Oracle’s Tanya Ho-Wai and Equisoft’s Rana Biswas.
As for the Caribbean Region, the session Roadmap for Successful IFRS 17 Implementation for Caribbean Insurers on May 12, will cover how to get your accounting, data analytics and core system transformation IFRS 17-ready. Featuring, among others, IFRS 17 expert Marvin Yorke, and Equisoft’s Ruben Veerasamy.
The series will then move to Africa, where the session Digital Client Engagement: End-to-End Insurance Carrier Solutions for Speeding Policy On-Boarding on May 19, will cover how African insurers revolutionize their entire IT ecosystem to build the right roadmap, and drive digital client engagement in Africa. The panel will feature regional industry experts and analysts, as well as Equisoft’s Shingie Maramba and Bruno Leduc.
In Latin America, the session How LATAM Insurance Execs Are Leveraging Their Data Today on August 12, will discuss how carriers are capitalizing on information as a strategic asset to bolster data-driven lead generation. With Gina Castañeda, from LIMRA, Juan Mazzini, from Celent, as well as Equisoft’s Belisario Fernandez and Mauricio Monroy.
Equisoft’s Accelerate Series is presented in collaboration with several industry partners such as Celent, Novarica, LIMRA, LOMA, KPMG, Clearview, The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA), The Insurance Association of the Caribbean (IAC), The Organisation of Eastern & Southern Africa Insurers (OESAI), IISA (Insurance Institute of South Africa) and many others.
To register or learn more about Equisoft’s complimentary webinars, please visit: Equisoft.com/Accelerate
Jean-François Parent, PR & Communications Manager, Equisoft
Jean-Francois.Parent@Equisoft.com, +1 514-608-1236
Founded in 1994, Equisoft is a global provider of advanced insurance and investment digital solutions. Recognized as a valued partner by over 75 of the world’s leading financial institutions in 15 countries, Equisoft offers innovative front-end applications, extensive back-office services and unique data migration expertise. The firm’s flagship products include a SaaS policy administration solution, CRM, financial needs analysis, financial planning, asset allocation, fund and portfolio analysis, quotes and illustrations, electronic application, agency management systems, as well as customer, agent and broker portals. Equisoft is also Oracle’s largest and most experienced partner for the OIPA platform. With its business-driven approach, deep industry knowledge, innovative technology, and some 500 experts based in the USA, Canada, Chile, Colombia, South Africa, India and Australia, Equisoft helps its clients tackle any challenge in this era of digital disruption.