2020 RAPA Virtual Conference
Resilience and Innovation in Uncertain Times
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
|10:00 – 10:15||Genevra Pflaum, Chair
– Welcome & Antitrust Statement
– Executive & Initiative Chair Introductions
|10:15 – 11:00||How to Reduce Insurance Fraud and Mitigate Risk via Secure Data Collaboration|
|11:00 – 12:00||Panel Discussion on the impacts of the pandemic in our industry|
|12:00 – 12:15||Break (Grab a fresh coffee and snack!)|
|12:15 – 12:45||Envision2bwell
– Health and wellness during the pandemic
|12:45 – 1:25||Diversity & Inclusion|
|1:25 – 1:30||Closing Remarks|
TOPICS & GUEST SPEAKERS:
VP Product of Qedit, https://www.qed-it.com/about-us/,
Ori Wallenstein is the VP Product of QEDIT, a trusted leader in the field of secure data collaboration and Privacy-Enhancing Technology. A seasoned hi-tech professional with over 15 years of experience, Ori was the driving force behind several B2B and B2B2C products that serve millions of users worldwide. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Director, Business Information Security Officer, Pacific Life Re
Based in London, Reza is responsible for a global security program that spans 9 countries. Reza has been in the cyber security field for 18 years having started in the United States Air Force. He spent 13 years in the defense industry including 3 years in Italy and 5 years in Germany before moving into the insurance industry. He is an expert in security strategy and training & awareness. Reza holds an MBA from University of California, Irvine and a MS in Computer Information Systems Security from Boston University.
Vice President and Actuary, Strategic Research for RGA’s Global Actuarial Pricing and Research (GAPR) team
Julianne Callaway researches emerging areas of interest to the insurance industry. Her insights on wellness, wearable technology, genetics and areas of strategic research informs innovative business strategy and is shared with clients in presentations, white papers and articles.
Julianne joined RGA in 2013 as an Assistant Actuary in Global Research and Data Analytics, where she oversaw research development for the department. Later Julianne was the research lead for RGAX, the wholly-owned innovation incubator subsidiary of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, for two years where she developed economic models for business concepts and market intelligence in support of innovative business initiatives.
Julianne has Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees, both in economics, from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries (FSA), an Associate in the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). A prolific author, she has written and published several articles and white papers on a broad range of insurance topics. She is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is currently a member of the Society of Actuaries’ General Insurance Research Committee.
Vice President with Diligence International Group
Kevin has been in the insurance industry for over 35 years leading claim teams with both major direct and reinsurance companies such as GE, Swiss Re, and Munich Re. He is currently a Vice President with Diligence International Group, a leading investigation company for the financial services industry, where he is responsible for developing investigation solutions and education material for the industry. While with reinsurance companies, Kevin was responsible for overseeing the payment of claims totaling over $2.5 billion a year. He also worked with direct companies to educate on trends, best practices, and ways to prevent and detect fraud. Kevin has been published in West Law along with other publications and has been a frequent speaker within the United States and other countries on claim practices and insurance fraud. Within the industry, he is the Past President of the International Claims Association and Board Member of the Eastern Claim Conference. He currently holds the designations of ARA, ACS, FLMI, FLHC, CLU®, and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). Academically, Kevin earned his BBA from Roanoke College, and his MBA from Radford University.
Director Engagement, Workplace Wellness, Envision2bWell, https://www.envision2bwell.io/our-company/
My name is Christine Belcastro. I am a certified Health Empowerment Coach, Life Coach and Health Fitness Educator, who is dedicated to helping everybody and EVERY BODY SHOW UP FOR THEMSELVES in all aspects of life. My focus has always been within the fields of HUMAN POWER (OVER ONE’S SELF), STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE and PROVIDING PROVEN HOLISTIC ways of living. It has become my life’s mission to provide a holistic approach to fitness, wellness and life.
I have been in the fitness and wellness industry for over 25 years and I am passionate about making fitness and wellness accessible and engaging for everyone. This is exactly why I joined Envision2bWell, Inc. This company is built upon the passion and drive to educate, empower and engage EVERY BODY and everybody to live their BEST life through 360 degree Well-Being. It is time to Envision2bwell with Envision Well.
M.Ed. Exercise Physiolgy, Outdoor Recreation and Sports Nutrition (BGSU); B.S. Kinesiology and Health Fitness Nutrition Studies (CCSU) ; Clear Fork High School/ Middle School Cross Country Coach; Clear Fork High School Distance Track Coach; Health Empowerment Coach and Life Coach (HCI)
Managing Director of the Americas unit of RGAX.
A serial entrepreneur who strives to create change, Chris’s capability portfolio spans ceded administration, corporate actuarial, assets/liability management and reinsurance operations. He has led the successful establishment of three successful startup insurtech businesses and continues to bring new perspectives to the industry. To him, this quote from Marcel Proust sums up his philosophy best: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” See full bio
Dennis Barnes Jr.,
Chief Executive Officer of RGAX
Dennis comes to RGAX with more than two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and innovator in insurance direct marketing. His company, Marketing Direct, Inc. (MDI), an integrated healthcare marketing services company which he founded in 1997, was acquired in 2010 by WPP, the world’s largest provider of marketing and communication services. There, he was President of Wunderman St. Louis and Chief Client Officer of Wunderman Health, a digital agency for life insurance, pharmaceutical, medical devices and other health and wellness verticals. See full bio