I attended the 6th annual Insurance Distribution Strategies Forum for 2014 held in Rome last month. This event was organized by Fleming Europe and chaired by David Webster from Oracle. In the five years Oracle has been lead sponsor of the conference, it has grown from a European regional event to a much more global event that includes delegates from Africa, Indonesia, Russia and Eastern Europe and the UK. This year’s forum had over 100 delegates in attendance and was a terrific success with some great speakers.
This was my third year as a speaker at the forum, and it was much different than the previous two years. In years past much of the conversation and presentations focused around product, pricing and distribution channels. This year’s forum was overwhelming dominated with presentations and discussions around customer centricity. During a breakout session we were asked "what are the top three take a ways from this forum?" I’d like to share my top three...
In summary, it is apparent to me that companies are taking an approach where they think about customers and how they engage, interact, and nurture them. The Insurance Distribution Strategies Forum has been a great event for exchanging ideas and trends for the last 6 years. I hope everyone that attended will be back next year, and strongly urge any other people in the industry that have not attended to register and go next year, you will not be disappointed. Here are a few photos from this year’s conference:
|Stefano Varasi, Oracle Cloud Marketing, spoke about modern marketing automation||After hours networking event where attendees relax while discussing trends and sharing ideas with their industry peers.|
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