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  • August 20, 2015
  • PCI’s Passmore Speaks at Conference Exploring How the Connected Car Changes the Face of Mobility
  • CHICAGO – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America’s (PCI) Robert Passmore, assistant vice president, personal lines policy, will be part of a panel debate at The Insurance Telematics USA 2015 Conference, September 2-3, in Chicago discussing the insurance ramifications of the ways the connected car is changing how people travel from points A to B.

    The connected car has enabled new mobility services to flourish such as e-hailing (e.g. UBER and Lyft), car sharing (e.g. DriveNow and CAR2GO) and connected carpooling (e.g. Carma). These emerging means of travel present opportunities for insurance companies to move away from traditional models of calculating risk and create new business models and partnerships within the connected car ecosystem. At Insurance Telematics USA 2015, the leading players in the connected car ecosystem will gather to discuss connected car mobility with other technological advances that are driving change in the auto insurance industry.

    “This is a crucial period of change for insurers,” said Andrew Pym, the head of insurance research with TU-Automotive. “The 10 largest US insurance companies will be at Insurance Telematics USA. This isn’t a coincidence. They will be looking to come to grips with the latest offerings in terms of business models, telematics and partnerships that can keep them at the forefront of this digital transition. It’s hugely important that we have participants like PCI’s Robert Passmore speaking at the event as he is able to offer the insights and spur discussion that will further the development of the industry.”

    PCI will be joined by other leading companies such as The Hartford, General Motors, Progressive, Farmers Insurance, American Family Insurance, MAPFRE, Volkswagen, Ford, Acord, USDOT, and many more.

    To download a copy of the full agenda and speaker line-up head to:

    At the Insurance Telematics 2015 Conference & Exhibition, 800+ senior delegates will join in the world’s largest gathering focused on the development of Usage Based Insurance. Limited tickets for the event remain.

    Speakers confirmed to speak include:

    • NEW: Greg Ross, Global Director - Infotainment Strategy & Alliances, General Motors

    • NEW: Mariel Devesa, Head of Innovation, Farmers Insurance

    • NEW: Allen Greenberg, Senior Policy Analyst, USDOT/FHWA

    • NEW: Caryn Mumbulo, Product Management, NYCM

    • NEW: Kim Garland, former President of Safeco’s Open Seas and Chief Product Officer at AIG

    • NEW: Dan Hill, National Sales Director, CARFAX

    • Derek Brigham, Business Development Manager, American Family Mutual Insurance Company

    • Gail Gottehrer, Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

    • Tracy Parks, Connectivity Alliance Manager, Ford Motor Company

    • Nikola Ristivojevich, IT & Strategic Analyst, Ford Motor Company

    • Carl H. Smith Jr., Director - Product Management, MAPFRE

    • Robert Passmore, Assistant Vice President, Personal Lines Policy, PCI

    • David Pratt, General Manager - Usage Based Insurance, Progressive

    • Brian Pignone, MD Product Manager, The Hartford

    • Andrew Little, Lead QA Engineer, The Weather Company

    • Robert Gruszczynski, OBD Communication Expert, Volkswagen Group of America


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  • PCI promotes and protects the viability of a competitive private insurance market for the benefit of consumers and insurers. PCI is composed of nearly 1,000 member companies, representing the broadest cross section of insurers of any national trade association. PCI members write more than $195 billion in annual premium, 35 percent of the nation's property casualty insurance. Member companies write 42 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 28 percent of the homeowners market, 33 percent of the commercial property and liability market and 35 percent of the private workers compensation market.
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