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The Future of Insurance and the Gig Economy

The Future of Insurance and the Gig Economy

By 2020, 40% of the U.S. labor force will be comprised of gig economy workers, signaling a significant shift in the U.S economy that will fundamentally change the way that insurance is bought and sold. Featuring numerous experts and professionals from a variety of industries spanning insurance, technology platforms, journalism and more, this three hour breakfast event, co-hosted by Cake & Arrow and Coverager, will explore the shifting risks, expectations, and mindsets of gig workers, and what it all means for the insurance industry at large. Join us at Two Sigma’s beatuiful Soho offices on Tuesday, May 8th for knowledge and networking over a delicious breakfast.

Confirmed Speakers

Sarah Kessler – Quartz

Journalist and Deputy Editor of Quartz At Work, a new edition of Quartz covering management, office culture, productivity, workplace inclusion, career development, and the chaotic lives of people who think about many of these topics while also trying to raise a family (aka working parents). Sarah is also the author of the forthcoming book, Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work.

Doug Cameron – DCX Growth Accelerator

Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Creative Officer of DCX Growth Accelerator (the global agency of record of Fiverr), Doug has helped build such iconic brands as Freelancers Union,smartwater and Ben & Jerry’s.

Mario Gabriele – Fiverr

Mario currently works in Business Strategy at Fiverr. Prior to that he served as AND CO’s Chief of Staff. He received his MPA and BA from Columbia University.

Joshua Karam – Hyr

Co-founder & CEO of Hyr, on online platform connecting traditional businesses (starting with restaurants, hotels, and retailers) to quality workers, on demand. without the need of an archaic staffing agency. Josh is also the Founding Director of Synchronize HR, a national full services HR firm with a specialty in communication and crisis management in the workplace.

Jeff Rutledge – AIG Travel

CEO of AIG Travel, which provides travel insurance solutions and assitance services to millions of travelers around the globe. Jeff joined AIG in 1999 where he played an integral role in the development of the company’s global travel e-commerce and operational infrastructure. He later served as Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific travel, based in Hong Kong and was then promoted to President of the Global Travel Division in 2006.

Ace Callwood – Painless1099

CEO and Co-Founder of Painless1099, a smart bank account that manages 1099s, benefits, and taxes for independent contractors and their clients. Prior to Painless1099, Ace co-founded Coffitivity, an ambient sound app that was one of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 Sites of 2013.

Darryl Siry – Prosight Specialty Insurance

Chief Digital Officer at Prosight Specialty Insurance, which recently launched ProSight Direct, an online sales platform that allows DJs to buy insurance online in minutes. Prior to joining ProSight, Darryl was founder and CEO of NewsBasis, a software service for media relations and previously led Sales and Marketing at Tesla Motors.

Mick Noland – MetLife Auto & Home

Mick Noland is the Senior Vice President for MetLife Auto & Home’s product management, the company’s property & casualty business. He leads the development, implementation and execution of MetLife Auto & Home’s entry into small commercial products, including business owners policy (BOP) and auto, as well as the company’s digital-only products, MyDirect for auto, home, and renters insurance. Prior to joining MetLife, Mr. Noland was vice president, product management at The Hartford.

Christina Goldschmidt – Cake & Arrow

VP of Customer Experience & Design at Cake & Arrow and co-author of the white paper: Insurance in the Age of the Gig Economy: What happens to insurance when business gets personal? Christina leads a team of UX researchers and designers who develop industry leading experiences for clients in insurance, financial services, ecommerce, and a handful of other industries. Prior to Cake & Arrow, Christina has held leadership positions at American Express, The Discovery Channel, Omnicom Media Group and Morgan Stanley.

Matan Slagter – AIG

Head of Market Disruption of Personal Insurance at AIG, Matan is responsible for building a leading position in key markets by capitalizing on disruption and innovation and aligning to the vision and strategy of Personal Insurance – a global $11Bn business which comprises of Personal Accident and Supplemental Health, Personal Property, Personal Auto, High Net Worth – Private Client Group, Travel and Assistance Services, Extended Warranty and Service Programs.