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Press Releases

January 28, 2020

The Institutes Acquire Insurance Thought Leadership Assets

MALVERN, PA. – The Institutes, the leading risk management and insurance knowledge provider, today announced it has acquired the Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL) brand and online publishing assets, including InsuranceThought Leadership.com and the weekly Six Things e-newsletter, from Insurance Thought Leadership, Inc. “These unique platforms support our goal of advancing knowledge and connections with those […]


October 23, 2018

ITL Innovator’s Edge™ Platform – Now Live on SAP® App Center

ITL Innovator’s Edge today announced that its technology platform is now available on the SAP® App Center, the digital marketplace for SAP partner offerings. The ITL Innovator’s Edge platform provides instant access, research, and custom analytics of 40,000 insurtechs and early-stage start-ups as well as innovation thought leadership to businesses that use SAP solutions. “The […]


September 11, 2018

Ley-Line Advisory, Inc. Partners with ITL Innovator’s Edge™ to Transform Insurance Companies IT and SAP® Platforms

Ley-Line Advisory, Inc., an IT Advisory and SAP® Consulting firm announced today that it has established a strategic partnership with ITL Innovator’s Edge™, an insurance and risk-focused innovation platform that is part of the SAP® Partner’s Edge platform to strengthen and commit to helping the industry transform its IT portfolio towards an intelligent enterprise. The […]


June 4, 2018

Innovator’s Edge™ Joins SAP® PartnerEdge® Program to Transform Insurance Companies

ORLANDO, Fla., June 4, 2018 — Innovator’s Edge™, an insurance and risk-focused innovation platform, announced today that it has joined the SAP® PartnerEdge® program. The program provides access to resources, services and benefits that will help Innovator’s Edge build and maintain a successful partnership with SAP and optimize business results for clients. Innovator’s Edge helps […]



January 16, 2018

The Institutes Announce Strategic Alliance With 
Insurance Thought Leadership and Innovator’s Edge

Collaboration to raise the profile of the technology and innovation drivers that are transforming the insurance and risk management industry MALVERN, Pa. – January 16, 2018—The Institutes, the leading education and research provider for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry, today announced a strategic investment in and alliance with Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL), a […]


September 19, 2017

ITL introduction leads to Berkley investment in Pypestream

We are pleased to announce that Pypestream Inc. has attracted strategic investment and board participation from W.R. Berkley Corp., following an introduction made by Insurance Thought Leadership. Greenwich, Conn.-based Berkley, a Fortune 500 property/casualty insurer specializing in commercial and specialty lines through more than 50 operating units, made an unspecified venture investment in Pypestream, and […]


May 30, 2017

Guy Fraker, Innovation Consultant and Futurist, Joins ITL as Chief Innovation Officer

ROSEVILLE, CA — May 30, 2017 — Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL), a global network of thought leaders and decision makers transforming the insurance industry, and home to the Innovator’s Edge innovation intelligence platform (https://ITLInnovatorsEdge.com), today announced that Guy Fraker has joined ITL as Chief Innovation Officer. The appointment coincides with ITL’s acquisition of Cre8tFutures LLC, […]


March 7, 2017

Insurance Thought Leadership adds 2 industry leaders to advisory board

ROSEVILLE, CA — MARCH 7, 2017 — Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL), a digital publishing platform that promotes thought leadership in insurance and risk management, today announced that Michael Morrissey, president and CEO of the International Insurance Society, and Chuck Wallace, a co-founder of Esurance, have joined the ITL Advisory Board. The Advisory Board helps guide […]


February 14, 2017

Innovator’s Edge enhanced to make direct insurance innovation connections

Innovator’s Edge introduces a new technology solution to connect insurtech startups with established insurance providers, creating an online marketplace for insurance innovation and helping startups be discovered by potential customers. Innovator’s Edge Exchange is a new feature within the Innovator’s Edge platform (https://itlinnovatorsedge.com/), which was launched by Insurance Thought Leadership in 2016 to provide greater connectivity to the […]


September 9, 2016

Calling all insurtech companies – Innovator’s Edge delivers marketing muscle and social connections

    Insurance Thought Leadership is highlighting more than 400 startup companies in Innovator’s Edge, a new, exclusive community designed for insurance innovators to promote their companies and make connections that will drive business success. ITL created Innovator’s Edge to be a destination for discovering, following and engaging with key players in the insurtech community–startups, […]


May 27, 2016

ITL helps shape cyber strategy with exclusive insurance CEO forum

Insurance Thought Leadership is hosting an an exclusive, CEO-only event July 11-13—Shaping the Future of Insurance: Cyber Risk. The symposium will focus on critical new developments in cyber risk and cyber security and on the implications for the insurance industry. In January, ITL hosted its first insurance-CEO-focused event, at the Google campus in California, around the […]


May 3, 2016

ALPHABET DIRECTOR LOREN NICKEL JOINS ITL ADVISORY BOARD


MENLO PARK, CA — MAY 3, 2016 — Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL), a digital publishing platform that promotes thought leadership in insurance and risk management, today announced that Loren Nickel, Director of Business Risk & Insurance at Alphabet Inc., has joined the ITL Advisory Board. The addition of Mr. Nickel to the Advisory Board will […]


April 21, 2016

Paul Winston, Widely Acclaimed Digital Media Executive, Joins ITL as Chief Revenue Officer

MENLO PARK, CA — April 25, 2016 — Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL), a digital publishing platform that promotes thought leadership in insurance and risk management, today announced that noted digital media and marketing executive Paul Winston has joined ITL as its Chief Revenue Officer. Mr. Winston, who has exhibited tremendous creativity throughout his career in […]


October 1, 2015

The $5 Trillion Insurance Industry Is Getting a Digital Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 1,  2015 San Mateo, CA >> Silicon Valley Innovation Center and Insurance Thought Leadership to Partner on New Insurance Innovation Program San Mateo, CA, Oct. 1, 2015 – Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) and Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL) are partnering on a new innovation program for insurance executives. This new program […]



May 20, 2014

Insurance Thought Leadership Adds Luminaries to Its Advisory Board

Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL), a digital publishing platform that promotes thought leadership in insurance and risk management, today announced that Kaj Ahlmann, a managing director, the global head of strategic business development and the chair of the advisory board for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, and marketing guru Jay Baer have joined the ITL advisory board.



March 19, 2014

ITL Names Leading Industry Executive as Acting CFO and Member of Advisory Board

— Scott Gillis, Formerly CFO of AIG Retirement Services, Brings Expertise on Fast-Growth Businesses to ITL’s Burgeoning Online Publishing Platform — Menlo Park, CA — March 19, 2014 — Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL), a digital publishing platform that promotes thought leadership in insurance and risk management through insightful articles and meaningful discourse, today announced that […]


February 28, 2014

Insurance Thought Leadership Hires CMO

Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL), a digital publishing platform that promotes thought leadership in insurance and risk management through insightful articles and meaningful discourse, announced that Kim Tarter has been named chief marketing officer.