RIMS Insurtech Competition to Award Start-Ups for Innovative, Efficiency-Enhancing Solutions

"RIMS Tech, the Insurtech Competition" Debuts at RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition *** Wednesday, May 1st - 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Boston***

March 26, 2019

With the rise of new, innovative Insurtech solutions that are creating opportunities for risk professionals to optimize their efforts, RIMSthe risk management society®, has invited up-and-coming start-up companies to compete in the inaugural “RIMS Tech, the Insurtech Competition” at RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Boston.​

Held in the Start-up Stadium – a section of the RIMS Marketplace dedicated to emerging start-up exhibitors – competitors will have the chance to demonstrate their technologies in a “Shark Tank”-styled showdown. The presentations will be judged by an expert panel of risk professionals hosted by Audrey Rampinelli, CEO and co-founder of OnRamp Risk LLC. The winner will be announced at RIMS Conference Finale on May 1st.      

“Technology is transforming and strengthening risk management practices around the world,” said RIMS President Gloria Brosius, RIMS-CRMP. “From thought-leading experts, to students and everyone in between, RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings the world’s risk management community together. RIMS is proud to welcome and learn from this elite group of Insurtech companies.”

“Artificial intelligence, internet of things, mobile applications and other Insurtech technologies are allowing organizations to collect and analyze better data, identify trends and root causes and develop more efficient processes,” said Ms. Rampinelli. “In a competitive market, the RIMS Tech competition provides a platform for these start-up companies, as well as a valuable opportunity for risk professionals to familiarize themselves with potentially game-changing solutions.”

The judging panel for the inaugural competition will include:
  • Barry Dillard; Director, Risk Strategies, Insurance and Compliance; Walt Disney World® Resorts
  • Alan Gier; Global Director, Corporate Risk Management & Insurance; General Motors Company
  • Anja Rittling; Risk Manager; Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • Lori Seidenberg, ARM; Global Director Real Assets Insurance; BlackRock
  • Liz Walker; Director, Enterprise Risk & Global Insurance; Groupon
Companies interested in having a presence in the RIMS 2019 Start-Up Stadium or competing in the RIMS Tech, the Insurtech Competition should contact, David Harkey at dharkey@RIMS.org.

To learn more about all of the educational and networking opportunities at RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition or to register, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS2019.

About RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition

Launched in 1963, RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. The four-day event offers more than 160 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Marketplace Exhibit Hall with nearly 400 exhibitors. Following Boston, the event will be hosted in Denver in 2020. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS2019.

About OnRamp Risk, LLC

Strategically positioning risk for opportunity. OnRamp Risk, LLC is a unique industry hybrid leveraging deep risk management expertise with an ever-expanding knowledge of the creative InsurTech ecosystem. A leading advocate for innovation in risk management, OnRamp Risk creates value through strategy by providing innovative solutions that bridge technology and risk. For more information, please visit www.OnRampRisk.com

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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