Innovation & Technology THOUGHT LEADERS
Nick Lamparelli has been working in the insurance industry for nearly 20 years as an agent, broker and underwriter for firms including AIR Worldwide, Aon, Marsh and QBE. Simulation and modeling of natural catastrophes occupy most of his day-to-day thinking. Billions of dollars of properties exposed to catastrophe that were once uninsurable are now insured because of his novel approaches.
Graham Handy leads the EY Insurance Customer Strategic Solution - He is based in London -- with global and EMEIA responsibility for coordinating EY's insurance offering in respect of revenue growth, front-office transformation and consumer protection. He graduated from the University of Exeter as valedictorian in mathematics.
Chris Curran is a principal and chief technologist for PwC's advisory practice in the U.S. Curran advises senior executives on their most complex and strategic technology issues and has global experience in designing and implementing high-value technology initiatives across industries.
Michael Mainelli co-founded Z/Yen, the city of London’s leading commercial think tank and venture firm, in 1994 to promote societal advance through better finance and technology. Today, Z/Yen boasts a core team of 25 highly respected professionals and is well capitalized because of successful spin-outs and ventures.
Hunter Hoffmann is head of U.S. communications at Hiscox and is responsible for media relations, social media, internal communications and executive messaging. He joined Hiscox in August 2010 and has a B.A. from Trinity College (CT) and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.
Chunka Mui is the co-author of the best-selling Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance, which in 2005 the Wall Street Journal named one of the five best books on business and the Internet. He also cowrote Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years.
Richard Kastelein is the founder of Blockchain News, Chain Summit and the Hackitarians and is an expert on innovation. He is an award-winning publisher and entrepreneur. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, Oxford University and the University of Koln and previously worked with global media companies on media convergence strategies.
Clara Shih is CEO and founder of Hearsay Social and a pioneer in the social media industry. Hearsay Social is the leading social sales and marketing platform, empowering the world's largest companies to build stronger customer relationships. Clara is a member of the Starbucks board and previously served in a variety of technical, product and marketing roles at Google, Microsoft and Salesforce.com.