All Conference Speakers 2017

Conference Speakers 2017

Below are our confirmed speakers and a brief description of their presentation.  Biographical details can be viewed by clicking "Read More"

 

Todd Sampson

Rise to the Challenge: For over 70 years, science has told us that our brains are fixed. You are born with the brain you have, it develops rapidly until age 7 and then it starts a steady decline from age 30 until you die. There was nothing you could do about it. But science has now proven that to be false. In fact, modern science has now shown that our brain is plastic and that we ALL have the ability to improve it at any age and at any time. This presentation will show you how to boost your Creativity and Brain Power.

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Cameron deVoyd, FASA - Master of Ceremonies & Gala Lunch Speaker

Cameron deVoyd will be our master of ceremonies for the entire conference. He will also deliver the keynote address at our Christmas luncheon: "When is a fact, in fact, a fact?"   

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Siddharth Parameswaran, JP Morgan

Analysts' Report of Life and GI Sectors

An insider view of the performance of the general and life sectors and the key issues they face.

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Peter Aroney, The Doctors Health Fund

An Introduction to Private Health Insurance

 

Private health insurance (PHI) has been an integral feature of the Australian financial services landscape for decades. And yet, not much is known about the mechanics of the industry and the role it plays within our wider healthcare system.  This session will introduce you to the sector, the role it plays and the challenges it faces. Along with the industry insights, the aim is to provide the impetus for FSAA members to better engage with PHI in the future.

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Scott Fergusson, PwC

Panel Discussion -  Life Insurance and Health Insurance: Better together or poles apart? (Facilitator)

Building on the introduction to the private health insurance sector by Peter Aroney, this session aims to explore the opportunities and barriers to life insurers and private health insurers working together to enhance customer offerings and outcomes. Traditionally, regulatory constraints have kept the two sectors operating in discrete spaces, but with customers seeking better engagement and value from their insurance providers, how can these constraints be overcome?  This and other questions will be explored by our expert panel chaired by Scott Fergusson, Partner at PwC, who will be joined by Jim Minto, Director of the National Disability Insurance Agency and Jane Dorter, Director at KPMG. 

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Jane Dorter, KPMG

Panel Discussion - Life Insurance and Health Insurance: Better together or poles apart? (Panellist)

 

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James Minto

Panel Discussion - Life Insurance and Health Insurance: Better together or poles apart? (Panellist)

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Katie Sumpton, Egon Zehnder

The Impact of Leadership

 We all know that good leaders make a difference, and that finding good talent matters. In fact, as you progress, good people decisions will be the most powerful contributor to your own career success. But our brains are still wired to jump to conclusions, most often about people! Katie will talk about what makes a great leader, how to pick them, and the things you should be thinking about (and doing!) when it comes to developing your own career.

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Nick Ellsmore, Hivint

Assessing & Understanding Cyber Risk

Cyber risk is a rapidly evolving area of most organisations’ risk profiles, and continues to be one that we struggle with quantifying as an industry. This presentation will discuss the growing push towards third party security ‘scoring’ frameworks, will discuss their relative merits, and highlight the ongoing gap that exists between the data we have available and the reality of an organisation’s likelihood of loss.

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Tim Andrews, Finity Consulting

Climate risk – Its time for insurers to act

 

The pressure is mounting for insurers to take greater action on managing the financial risks from climate change.  APRA have proposed that companies undertake stress testing for a sub-2 degree warming scenario.  A Taskforce of the Financial Stability Board has recently recommended voluntary disclosure of climate-related financial risks to lenders, investors and other stakeholders.  This session will look at how insurers are and can respond to these challenges for assessment and disclosure of their climate risks.    

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Katie Sumpton, Egon Zehnder

Panel Discussion - Diversity (Facilitator)

Chaired by Katie Sumpton of Egon Zander, we will hear from a diverse group of panellists as we explore the challenges of D&I in a male dominated industry. Our panelists will share with us their personal experiences in this area, as well as considering the perspective of university students and what appeals to them as they look to join the workforce. This exciting panel, through interactive discussion, will provide useful guidance on how best to role model inclusivity and create positive change in the industry. 

Liam Buckley, QBE

Panel Discussion - Diversity (Panellist)

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Amanda White, UTS

Panel Discussion - Diversity (Panellist)

 

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Suzanne Young, IAG

Panel Discussion - Diversity (Panellist)

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Stuart Rodger, Deloitte

New Solutions for New Problems - Ageing, Health and Retirement like we've never seen it before

It’s more than a decade since the “Ageing Population” issue began to move from an “in the future prediction” to a “we need to make policy decisions now” issue in many developed countries. In that time the problems and changes that arise when people live longer have become clearer. We are now reaching a time when the solutions and responses are starting to take shape. Using mainly the Australian examples, this presentation illustrates the way in which markets and societies are starting to adjust to this slow but fundamental change in the way human beings live their lives.

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Anne Anderson, UBS

Economic Update

Interest rates around the world remain close to all-time lows and inflation remains elusive. Global growth is recovering but the outlook is complicated by the new world order in global politics. Anne will share UBS’ outlook for investment markets and the economy.

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Professor Tiberio Caetano, Ambiata

Artificial Intelligence

After over 60 years in the making in universities and research laboratories across the planet, Artificial Intelligence has awakened and is touching every one of us - with or without our being aware of it. This presentation will aim to demystify AI, demarcating truth from myth, and discuss what's easy and what's hard to predict regarding its future development and associated societal implications.

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Stephen Curley, CEO FSAA

Panel Discussion - Social License to Operate (Facilitator)

What is the community's expectation in relation to the behaviour of the insurance industry as well as its culture and standards?  Media and social media are changing the landscape rapidly and the way we communicate to our policyholders is also changing quickly.  Don't miss this panel discussion where you can hear government, industry association and insurance industry practitioners' views on 'Social License to Operate' as well as ask that tricky question.    

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Emma Curtis, ASIC

Panel Discussion: Social License to Operate (Panellist)

 

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Allan Hansell, Financial Services Council

Panel Discussion: Social License to Operate (Panellist)

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Nicholas Scofield, Allianz

Panel Discussion: Social License to Operate (Panellist)

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Rob Whelan, Insurance Council of Australia

Panel Discussion: Social License to Operate (Panellist)

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