ClarionDoor Experience (CDX) Conference 2020

Wed, April 29 2020, 5:00 PM - Thu, April 30 2020, 10:00 PM [PST]

36, State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States

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Includes access to all CDX 2020 activities + Accommodation for 2 nights at The Hotel Californian

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Event Information

Wed, April 29 2020, 5:00 PM - Thu, April 30 2020, 10:00 PM [PST]

About the Event

We are thrilled to invite you back to The Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara, CA for the second annual ClarionDoor Experience (CDX) Conference!

CDX2020 will be another epic event that you will not want to miss. We will kick off the event with a Welcome Reception on the first evening with great music, food, and company nestled between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean - followed by a full day of General Sessions that will inspire you to be futurefast - and wrapping up the event with a Closing Celebration.

Agenda at a glance:

 

  • Arrival & Welcome Reception: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • General Sessions: Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • Closing Celebration: Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • Departure: Friday, May 1, 2020

 

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Barbara!

 

Cancellation policy

We completely understand that your plans can change at the last minute. In the event that you need to cancel your registration, please take note of the following. 

Since the registration fee includes 2 nights accommmodations at The Hotel Californian, our refund policy will coincide with the policy of the hotel.

If you cancel on or before 22 April 2020, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee.

Any cancellations made after 22 April 2020, you will forfeit your full registration fee. 

Please contact the event coordinator if you have any questions regarding the cancellation policy.

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About the Organizer

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact one of the event coordinators: Spiro Skias | spiro.skias@clariondoor.com | +1 814-853-7045 or Kaylee Sandstrom | kaylee.sandstrom@clariondoor.com | +1 760-695-7292

CONTACT ORGANIZER

Event Speakers

Mike Roy
CIO at RT Specialty Insurance

Mike is an experienced automation and operations expert in the E&S industry. As CIO for three of the largest E&S platforms in the U.S., Mike’s visionary leadership has yielded significant results for his employers and the broader non-admitted marketplace. Mike’s industry contributions include 15 years of membership and management of the AAMGA/WSIA Automation Committee for which he was presented with the Earl S. Dillard award in appreciation of his significant ongoing involvement and impact. Mike founded the E&S Joint Working Group, a collaboration between AAMGA, NAPSLO, Lloyd’s, ACT, and ACORD to further automation and interconnectivity within the E&S industry and which led to the first ACORD API standards for E&S carrier rating and forms distribution along with the first complete round-trip electronic policy transaction proof-of-concept. Mike has served on many carrier advisory boards including Nationwide E&S, XL Catlin, Markel’s Producer Council, and he currently sits on Nautilus’ Technology Advisory Committee. A highly skilled team-builder, Mike helped CRC grow from a four location, $225M wholesaler to over $3B in gross written premium, over 50 locations, significant M&A integrations, and the rollout of their entire Binding Authority strategy through mergers with Southern Cross and Tapco. At RPS, Mike oversaw the consolidation of more than 28 management systems plus over 40 acquisitions allowing the centralization of business process outsourcing and a newly created CRM and data analysis platform while co-leading the creation and deployment of what is now the most successful Digital platform in the E&S industry. In less than a year at RT Specialty, Mike has been responsible for bringing in over $20M in revenue from a key acquisition partner along with a new technology platform that will serve as the basis for RT’s Target Operating Model inclusive of end-to-end business process workflows, support, and future scalability.

Mark Heslop
Head of Data & Analytics

Mark Heslop has over ten years of experience in the FinTech and InsurTech industries and a focus on real-time data analytics that drive business decisions. Throughout his career, Heslop has held high-level positions at Risk Management Solutions, Nomis Solutions, and Amazon Web Services where he has helped develop integrated customer-centric strategies across cloud-hosted platforms.

Rob Motaghedi
Vice President of Operations

Rob has overall responsibility for ClarionDoor’s business development and ongoing operations. In his role, Rob is committed to delivering complete client satisfaction while continuing to build ClarionDoor’s new business pipeline. Rob has an extensive background managing numerous enterprise software policy administration implementations, including clients such as AIG, Electric, and Farmers. While working at LexisNexis, Rob held multiple leadership responsibilities for the Personal Lines insurance software solutions engineering and business teams, helping to grow the team from 5 to over 60 members between 2006 and 2010. Prior to LexisNexis, Rob was an original employee of Steel Card team which sold to Insurity / LexisNexis in 2006. While at Steel Card, Rob oversaw development and production operations for AAA of California’s online quoting and agency point of sales implementations. Rob has a BS in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Pat McCall
Chief Sales Officer

Pat joined ClarionDoor in 2013 as Chief Sales Officer with overall responsibility for sales and marketing. Prior to ClarionDoor, Pat spent ten years at Vertafore as Vice President of Sales with responsibility for software sales in both the MGA and excess and surplus carrier market. Pat has over twenty-five years of sales experience focused specifically on insurance software with the following companies: CAIR Systems (CA), AMS Services (MA), and Custom Insurance Solutions (TX).

Andy Buckley
Actor / Financial Advisor

Andy Buckley served as Financial Advisor at a major bank for 12 years, part of group managing over 400m in personal assets. This provided perfect background material for his fictional role as , David Wallace, CFO of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, playing opposite Steve Carrell on NBC's hit comedy The Office.

Joe Emison
CTO at Branch Insurance

Joe is the CTO of Branch, which provides bundled home and auto insurance, powered by community. Previously, Joe founded BuildFax (acquired by Verisk), Spaceful (acquired by Xceligent), BluePrince (acquired by Harris Computer), and EphPod (acquired by Wind Solutions). Joe graduated with degrees in English and Mathematics from Williams College and has a law degree from Yale Law School.

https://ourbranch.com/

Michael DeGusta is CEO of ClarionDoor, the leading cloud digital distribution platform for insurance. A successful entrepreneur and consistent innovator in the insurance software industry, Michael co-founded web-based policy administration pioneer Steel Card (sold to Insurity in 2006). In 1999, Michael co-founded and was Chief Technology Officer of eCoverage, a SoftBank/RRE/E*TRADE-funded startup that was the nation’s first online auto insurance carrier. A Stanford alumnus, Michael began his career as web production lead at Apple from 1996 to 1998.

Spiro Skias
Director of Product Marketing

Spiro Skias has served the insurance industry since 2006. Prior to joining ClarionDoor in 2018, Skias spent 10 years as the Ratabase Product Director at CGI, and 2 years as an IT Project Manager at Erie Insurance Group. His overall career extends well beyond the realm of insurance, where he also worked as a R&D contractor for NASA and Department of Defense.

Event Schedule

  • April 29, 2020
  • April 30, 2020
05:00 PM
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10:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Mirador Rooftop, The Hotel Californian

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Join us on the Mirador rooftop for great music, food, and company.

07:00 AM
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08:30 AM

Breakfast

Alhambra Ballroom, The Hotel Californian

$0.00

08:30 AM
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09:00 AM

Welcome to CDX2020

Alhambra Ballroom, The Hotel Californian

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Opening remarks by the emcee and ClarionDoor CEO, Michael DeGusta on Create - Launch - Distribute - Futurefast.

Spiro Skias

Michael DeGusta

09:00 AM
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09:45 AM

API-First - Getting to FutureFast

Alhambra Ballroom, The Hotel Californian

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Learn how ClarionDoor's API-First approach is enabling insurers to automate and streamline product maintenance and distribution, and getting them to the future - fast!

Mark Heslop

09:45 AM
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10:00 AM
10:00 AM
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11:00 AM

Insurtech Innovation Panel

Alhambra Ballroom, The Hotel Californian

$0.00

Hear from several insurers on how they have achieved success with ClarionDoor's products & services.

Joe Emison

11:00 AM
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11:30 AM

Guest Speaker - Andy Buckley

Alhambra Ballroom, The Hotel Californian

$0.00

Andy Buckley

11:30 AM
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01:00 PM

Lunch

Alhambra Ballroom, The Hotel Californian

$0.00

01:00 PM
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01:45 PM

ISO Service - ClarionDoor's Approach to Making ISO Usable

Alhambra Ballroom, The Hotel Californian

$0.00

The majority of the insurance industry uses ISO in some form; however, the consumption and usability of ISO has been challenging over the years. Whether you fully use ISO or just use it as a baseline, this session is for you. Learn how ClarionDoor has solved the ISO consumption challenges through an API-First approach for adopting this industry standard.

Rob Motaghedi

01:45 PM
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02:30 PM

ClarionDoor MGA-Hub

Alhambra Ballroom, The Hotel Californian

$0.00

A first look at the latest innovative solution by ClarionDoor, the CD MGA-Hub, which addresses the MGA challenges in accessing, comparing, and selling insurance products from various carriers.

Pat McCall

02:30 PM
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03:00 PM
03:00 PM
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04:00 PM

Executive Panel

Alhambra Ballroom, The Hotel Californian

$0.00

Hear directly from the industry startups & insurtechs on how they are reshaping the insurance markets.

Mike Roy

Michael DeGusta

04:00 PM
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04:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Alhambra Ballroom, The Hotel Californian

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Spiro Skias

Michael DeGusta

06:00 PM
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10:00 PM

CDX2020 Closing Celebration

Casa de la Guerra, 15 E De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

$0.00

Join us for great music, food, and drinks to close out CDX2020.