CIO Insurance Summit Announces Agenda Details

Chicago, IL, September 24, 2011 --( The CIO Insurance Summit team announced today agenda details for the upcoming technology event, October 16-19, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

The CIO Insurance Summit brings together CIOs and IT executives to network and attend interactive agenda sessions, including roundtables, think tanks, and open forums. This year’s event includes speakers representing the following companies: Novarica, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Farmers Insurance, ACE Private Risk Insurance, Great American Insurance Group, Wilton Re, and more.

Presenting on Tuesday, October 18th, Michael Hydanus, SVP & CAO, National Western Life Insurance Company will present, on behalf of FAST, the CIO Case Study, “Project Connex.” The case study will outline National Western’s broad systems replacement project, including new business, policy administration, sales illustrations, Web portal, and license and commissions. In addition, Hydanus will discuss the process for getting internal buy-in, his non-traditional approach to the project, and the challenges and successes that have occurred along the way.

FAST is a privately-held company founded by the former leaders of NaviSys. The Company’s team of passionate, experienced entrepreneurs focuses on solving the challenges clients face as they seek to modernize their systems environments or completely replace legacy systems.

“Many of the CIOs and IT executives attending the CIO Insurance Summit have expressed an interest in replacing outdated systems at their organizations, which is now necessary to create competitive advantage. This case study is a great opportunity for them to learn how to approach such a large and possibly daunting project,” said Mark Southam, Event Director, CIO Insurance Summit.

To see the full event agenda, visit

For more information about the CIO Insurance Summit, visit To speak to someone directly about the event, contact Mark Southam, Event Director, CIO Insurance Summit, at or 312-374-0842.

About the CIO Insurance Summit
CDM Media brings together CIOs and technology executives from North America’s Fortune 1000 organizations to develop business ideas and build lasting relationships with peers and colleagues. The CIO Insurance Summit, to be held October 16-19, 2011 in Miami, Florida, allows IT executives to discuss the latest business technology issues and learn about current technology solutions. For more information, please visit

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