The Academy of Risk Management and Insurance at St. Joseph’s University is sponsoring a half-day symposium in May, addressing technology and innovation in the property/casualty insurance industry.

Sessions include:

  • Big Data: What Is It?
  • Cyber Liability, a Current View
  • Predictive Analytics and Price Optimization
  • Technology and the Insurance Industry “A Dynamic Duo or an Odd Couple?” The Executive Perspective

Technology is driving critical change in industry—influencing the way customers interact and make decisions, the University announcement says.

Big Data and Predictive Analytics influence the way businesses interact with their customers. While these innovations deliver a distinct competitive advantage, they also expose companies and their customers to great cyber-related risks, the announcement says, explaining why the agenda includes a session on cyber liability in addition to analytics and technology.

Speakers for the final executive session include: Robert O’Leary, chief executive officer of Philadelphia Insurance; Greg Reisner, a managing senior financial analyst at A.M. Best Company; Bill Keogh, a member of TigerRisk Partners.

The session will be moderated by Michael E. Angelina, executive director for the Saint Joseph’s University Academy of Risk Management & Insurance. Angelina is also vice president of the Casualty Practice Council, American Academy of Actuaries.

The symposium will take place on Monday, May 5, 2014 in Saint Joseph’s University’s Mandeville Hall. For registration information, visit:

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