May 2

2018 Spring Seminar

05/02/18 8:30am to 3:30pm
1300 Dexter Ave N
Seattle,WA 98109

2018 CPCU Spring Seminar

The Spring Seminar is an annual, full-day educational and networking event hosted by the Pacific Northwest CPCU Society Chapter. This year we revisit one of the hottest emerging risks - our theme: Insurance and Autonomous Technology. We have P&C CE credits lined up with the WAOIC. Discounted registration for current Chapter members. Please join us!



05/02/18 8:30am to 12:15pm
Coffee & Registration

8:30-9:00 am 

Coffee & Registration

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Reality vs Myth

9:00-10:00 am

Explore the myths and realities surrounding emerging Autonomous Vehicle Technologies and their impact on automobile collision claim frequencies and severities.

Speaker: Matt Moore, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute

Matt Moore is senior vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute, where he oversees all of HLDI's research program. He also supervises loss data processing, collection of vehicle information and data services for member companies. Before coming to HLDI, Mr. Moore worked in higher education, conducting institutional research, designing data systems and creating web sites. He holds an M.B.A. and a bachelor's degree from Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania.

1 Credit - CE Course #622991


10-10:10 am 

Short Break

Autonomous Vehicles, Vision for the Future

10:10-11:10 am

Listen to observations about Autonomous Vehicles in the United Kingdom and gain insights into providing insurance for this growing industry. 

Speakers: Rene McGillicuddy, Casualty Risk Specialist &

Jason Vallint, Fleet Safety Strategist for Europe, AIG

     Jason will join via Skpe

Rene McGillicuddy has 28 years of experience in risk management consulting, environmental management and casualty consulting in various commercial property and investment environments and public entities. 

Jason Vallint has 18 years of experience in transportation and logistics concerns in private and public sector industry assignments encompassing UN, European Union and UK Government Departments and Transport for London advising on transport policy and road safety programmes.

1 Credit - CE Course #623045

Anatomy of a Hack What Insurance Professionals Can Learn About the Cyber Risks of Autonomous Vehicles

11:15am - 12:15pm

A team of hackers was able to remotely hack into a 2014 Jeep Cherokee while it was driving down the highway, highlighting potential security concerns about the connectivity of modern automobiles.  Examine the impact on the automobile industry and discuss how the rise of Autonomous Vehicles will affect the insurance industry.

Speaker: Kip Boyle, CEO Cyber Risk Opportunities

Kip Boyle has over 24 years of cybersecurity experience serving as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and in other IT risk management roles for organizations in the insurance, financial services, technology, telecom, military, and logistics industries.  Past experience includes 10+ years with Pemco Insurance managing cyber risk for the insurance company.

1 Credit - CE Course #622992

05/02/18 12:15pm to 1:00pm

Lunch by Pemco

05/02/18 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Driverless Cars Liability and Insurance

1:00-2:00 pm

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of driverless cars and how they might impact liability for automobile accidents.

Speaker: Julia Molander, Cozen O'Conner

Julia has more than 35 years’ experience in strategically managing insurance risk, on an enterprise-wide basis (state, regional and national), in areas such as construction defects, class actions, food recall, cyber risks, trucking and cumulative trauma. 

1 Credit - CE Course #622993


2:00-2:15 pm

Ethics Around Autonomous Vehicles


A discussion of the ethical dilemmas arising out of providing insurance for Autonomous Vehicles, focusing on the common ethical issues faced by insurance agents, underwriters and claims handlers.

Speaker: Paul Rosner, J.D., CPCU, Soha & Lang

Paul Rosner, J.D., CPCU, has worked in the property and casualty field since 1989.  Paul earned the designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters in 2008.  Since then, he has been an active member both locally and nationally.  He served as President of the Pacific Northwest (Seattle) Chapter from 2012 through 2014 and is currently Chair of the CPCU Society’s Coverage, Litigators, Educators, & Witnesses (CLEW) Interest Group.

1 Ethics Credit - CE Course #622990

Wrap Up

3:15-3:30 pm

Matt Moore

Highway Loss Data Institute

Rene McGillicuddy


Jason Vallint


Kip Boyle

Cyber Risk Opportunities

Julia Molander

Cozen O'Conner

Paul Rosner, J.D., CPCU

Soha & Lang
Pemco Headquarters
Pemco Insurance
1300 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

PEMCO does not have public parking.

Attendees are encouraged to take the South Lake Union Trolley line from the Westlake/McGraw Square Streetcar stop.

Public parking can be located at 1000/1100 Dexter – Impark lot #57


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