Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
  • November 12-13, 2018
  • 540 N Michigan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60611
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Chicagoland Risk Forum will once again offer Continuing Education, including required Ethics classroom hours for Illinois Insurance Producers. For CPCU designation holders attending, the CE hours can also be used to satisfy CPCU Society Continuing Education credit requirements. 

Monday, October 9th
8:30am - 11:30am

Ethics Training
Cal McCarty, National Director of Sales, ServiceMaster DSI

10:30am - 11:45am

Student/Mentor Introduction Session - New to CRF!
Students and mentors are encouraged to attend this session prior to the official kickoff lunch at the 2017 CRF.  The room will serve as the location for mentors and students to meet each other for the first time. Phil Norton, AJ Gallagher and the Education Committee have partnered together to share best practices for getting the most out of the CRF experience. We will offer some networking tips and other suggestions for enhancing the time at CRF. Interested in being a mentor? Email Maggie Divarco:

Phil Norton, Vice Chairman of the Midwest Region, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; National Managing Director for the Management Liability Practice of Gallagher

12:00pm - 1:00pm Kickoff with Lunch and Whirled News Tonight by Improv Olympics
Exhibitor Break
  Emerging Risks Track Work Comp & Safety Track Technology & Cyber Track Strategic Focus Track
Session 1:
1:30pm - 2:30pm
A Futurist Scans the Horizons
Kate Browne, Senior Vice President, Claims Counsel, Swiss Re
Separating the Signal from the Noise: Making Sense of Your Claims Data
Joe Powell, Vice President, Analytics, Gallagher Bassett
Data Breach Live: The Hackers Perspective
Ross Albert, CAMS, ABCP - AVP, Organizational Resilience, Risk Services at HUB International Limited
Predictive Analytics: Solutions to Improve Claim Outcomes
Ron Fowler, Partner, Oliver Wyman; Dustin Duncan, Consultant, Oliver Wyman; David Abbene, Managing Director, Marsh Risk Consulting
Exhibitor Break
Session 2:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Intersection of People and Risk: Are you ready for what's next?
Robyn Wheeler, Director of Talents & Rewards, Willis Towers Watson
Is it related and how do I treat it? Case Studies of Occupational Injuries of the Shoulder and Knee
Dr. Brian Cole, Associate Chairman, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
ABC's to Technology and Risk Management: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cyber
Daniel A. Cotter, Partner, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
Achieving True Integrated Risk Management
Gina Rothweiler, ARM, Senior Sales Executive, Riskonnect
Exhibitor Break
Session 3:
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Workplace Violence: When Domestic Violence Comes to Work
Pam Paziotopoulos, President of the Center for Domestic Violence Policy
Medical Marijuana and its Impact on Workers Compensation Claims
Shuaib Ahmed, Owner and Managing Attorney, ASA Law Group
Understanding Cyber Risk Models
Jon Laux, Head of Cyber Analytics, Aon; Sam Tashima, Associate Director and Actuary, Aon
Unbiased Data Decision Making
Richard Frese, FCAS, MAAA, Principal & Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc.; Peter Rosiere, Vice President of Risk Management, Sodexo; Mike Paczolt, FCAS, MAAA, Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc.
5:30pm Exhibitor Reception
Tuesday, October 10th
  Emerging Risks Track Work Comp & Safety Track Technology & Cyber Track Strategic Focus Track
8:00am - 9:15am Breakfast with Speaker Hans Davies
Session 4:
9:30am - 10:30am
Risks Ahead: The Changing Landscape of Global Medical and Security Threats
Huw Longmore, Coordinating Security Operations Manager, International SOS and Control Risks
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Claim Reviews
Carlos A. Sintes, Claims Manager, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.; Christine Maher, Senior Claims Consultant, Willis Towers Watson; Matt Joyce, Client Service Manager, Helmsman Management Services; Melissa Dunn, V.P. & Managing Director, Helmsman Management Services
Cyber Threats: Evolving Environment and Risks Beyond Insurance
Reid Sawyer, Senior Vice President - Credit, Political and Security Risks, JLT Specialty
A New Method for Measuring Captive Opportunity and Utilization Performance
Evan R. Busman, Senior Risk Consultant, Hanover Stone Partners; John Kelly, Managing Partner, Hanover Stone Partners
Exhibitor Break
Session 5:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Insurance Regulation: Emerging Regulatory Compliance Risks and Trends
Tom Drennan, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP; Ralph Kooy, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
Safety and The Internet of Things: Wearable technology will be a key component of your loss control program sooner than you think.
Terry Ries, Vice President, Senior Loss Control Consultant, Alliant/Mesirow Insurance Services; David Roy, Vice President, Forensic Laboratory, Travelers Insurance Company; Matt Norcia, Chief Marketing Officer, Strongarm Technologies, Inc.
Climate Change – Can You Take Control of Your Resiliency in the Face of Changing Natural Hazards?
Richard Smith, Vice President, Manager of Operations Engineering, FM Global
Terrorism, Zika, CBI - Business Operations Impacted Without Physical Damage? Now What?
Drew Olson, Director, BDO
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Closing Speaker: Geoffrey Baer
2:30pm Closing