Workshops - Friday September 21
General Session Breakfast
Our General Session will focus on the latest in Technology Trends with Ron Berg, Executive Director for Agents Council of Technology (ACT) and an uplifting message from Tony Ventrella, Seattle TV Personality and Seattle Seahawk's Digital Media Host.
"Internet of Things: Latest Technology Trends" Changes in technology are impacting the way insurance agencies organize their operations, sell their products communicate with their customers and protect themselves. Ron will bring you up to speed with the latest technological breakthroughs.
"Here's Smiling at You" with Tony Ventrella deals with everything from keeping a great attitude to keeping physically and mentally fit. Tony discusses gratitude, attitude, team work and how to release the thoughts that weigh people down. He does this with stories rather than lecture and he uses a lot of humor making his message uplifting, honest, and straight forward approach to living every day with a smile, regardless of your situation.
Concurrent Workshop A: Autonomous Vehicles: Driverless Vehicles and the Impact to Insurance
Autonomous Vehicles - also know as drvierless, self-driving or robotic cars seem like something too forward thinking to think about. But are they? No on is really talking about it yet but the impacts are here now and they already are about to take over at a rapid pace. Will you be ready? Join Gary Strannigan, Assistant Vice President for Liberty Mutual Insurance and Kenton Brine, President of the Northwest Insurance council as the discuss this rapidly changing issue.
Concurrent Workshop B: How Much Do I need To Change?
We all know that times change. That's true in life and business. Our success depends squarely on how well we can adapt. Gabe Gonzalez, CIC, Marketing Director with Safeco Insurance has spent much of his career focusing on the changing shifts in business culture. His session will focus on the changing agency landscape and how to position yourself for success. And hear how other agents have embraced and sustained change in their agency.