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iPipeline’s Connections 2014 User Meeting & Conference

“Connections Are Everything!”

Join iPipeline, our Diamond Sponsor, Foresters, and the more than 600-700 anticipated industry representatives for what is being touted as the premier 3-day event for the Insurance and Financial Services Industry. This year I would like to extend a special welcome to our new Aplifi customers who will be joining us at The Bellagio, Las Vegas—one of the most luxurious and upscale resorts and casinos in Vegas— from March 19-21, 2014. The Bellagio completed a $70 million upgrade in December 2011, remodeling all of the main tower's 2,500 rooms.

iPipeline's Partnership—The Heart of Connections
Our customers partner with us to achieve competitive advantage through technology.  As a group, we will engage one another—Carriers (Brokerage & Captive/Career), Distributors, Financial Institutions, and Solutions Partners from across North America, Japan and the UK—to share our challenges and successes as an industry. We will also explore advancements in iPipeline’s platform, new solutions, and important integrations that drive operational savings, efficiencies and revenue growth.

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What’s New?
Connections attendees represent a diversified cross-section of the industry. To ensure we have content of value for all attendees, we have created new, highly interactive Executive (Roundtable), AMS/Case Manager, IT, Business, International and Third Party tracks.  You will see these tracks referenced in every breakout selection when you register.

We will also be holding an All Women’s Luncheon, a Tech Showcase and a “Birds-of-a-Feather” Table Topic Luncheon on Thursday. To learn more, visit the What’s New Page for details.

Our 2014 Featured Keynote Presenters and Speakers
The Right Mix of Comedy and Motivation! We are fortunate to have one of the nation’s hottest keynotes—Ross Shafer—speaking Thursday morning at the General Session.  Ross is a comedian and television host turned motivational and leadership speaker/consultant, based in Denver, Colorado. Ross left television as an Emmy® Award winning network host, writer and producer (Late Show on FOX, Match Game on ABC, Almost Live on NBC, and Days End on ABC) to become one of the most sought after corporate advisors on buying behavior and best practices. By leveraging his show biz savvy with regard to shrinking attention spans and fickle consumer buying habits, Ross studied what made certain organizations grow market share - while others suffered public extinction. He has been the keynote for 1,400 company events!

Experience the Extraordinary! Craig Karges is truly extraordinary! The “extraordinist” is an award-winning entertainer, a nationally recognized speaker and an author. Karges has made over 4,000 appearances in17  countries on 4 continents and in all 50 states.

Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes! Dennis Miller, comedian and media personality, put it this way after seeing Karges perform, “This [act] weirds me out!”

We welcome back Celent Insurance Analyst, Karen Monks, who will present her on-going research on the current state and the importance of technology as a competitive advantage.  Karen brings 15 years of insurance and consulting experience including Coopers & Lybrand, John Hancock and TowerGroup.

Again, by popular demand, we are bringing back Kevin Baer, Managing Partner, Mpact Group, to speak about The Extraordinary Self:  Finding Your Momentum to Succeed.  Kevin is one of the most highly demanded leadership and management coaches in North America. At Connections he will deliver two outstanding sessions for those who are lucky enough to attend. You will leave this session energized and with a new perspective on being extraordinary.

Great Giveaways
Just for the Distributors: Remember Your Time at Connections by Winning a His or Her Rolex with Foresters!

Foresters, the Connections 2014 Diamond Sponsor, will be selecting the winner of an outstanding “His or Her” Rolex watch.  Rolex, a symbol of achievement, is a great giveaway for distributors attending Connections 2014. Come to the opening reception on Wednesday evening to receive your raffle ticket. Drawing will take place on Friday morning.

Just for the Carriers: Come to the opening reception on Wednesday evening to receive your raffle ticket for iPipeline’s Apple MacBook Air Giveaway. Drawing will take place on Friday morning.

A Sneak-Peek at Hot Topics in the Breakouts
We read your recommendations on topics of interest, so expect to find a lot of them in the breakout offerings. Some of the hottest topics include:

  • Direct to Consumer: Is Self-service Inevitable in the Insurance Industry?
  • iPipeline's Partnership and Integration Strategy: How it's Benefiting Your Business
  • Annuities Product Roadmap
  • XRAE for Automated Underwriting and Informal Processing
  • Increased Speed to Market with iGO Specialty Products for Pre-Need, Final Expense, Medicare Supplement and Long Term Care
  • How to Leverage iPipeline's Solution for Group Annuities
  • Leveraging Carrier Data for Optimized Distribution (Data Services)
  • Global Market Outlook: International Trends in Insurance Sales
  • Best Practices in the Use of iPipeline's Self-servicing Tools
  • Mobility, Flexibility, and Innovation with iPipeline's Platform
  • Bridging the Gap: How Carriers and Distributors Can Increase Business Efficiencies with One Another
  • Optimizing Impact of iGO e-App (Advanced iGO Features)
  • Keys to Successful Agent Adoption of Technology
  • Distributor CRM: Utilizing Microsoft Dynamics Functionality with an Insurance Layer
  • Trends in Life Insurance Related to STP, e-Applications and e-Signatures

You Have One of the Best Tickets on The Strip!
Come to iPipeline’s & Foresters’ “Opening Night at The Hyde” Party!  The view of the world famous Bellagio Fountains from the patio is magnificent!  For details on the opening night, click here!

Connections 2014—Partnership and Industry Alignment that Works!
The team at iPipeline greatly values your willingness to participate in what many view as one of the most influential events in the insurance industry.  The Connections User Meeting & Conference is achieving this level of recognition because of you—the individuals who are shaping the future of the insurance industry.

Hearing your ideas and better understanding your challenges and successes significantly and favorably impacts our strategic planning and product roadmap.  Our ability to continually align with your business needs sets the pace at iPipeline and enables you to better leverage technology investment to achieve a competitive edge in today’s economy.

I continue to reinforce great business acquaintances and make new friends at Connections. As always, I look forward to spending time with all of you at The Bellagio!

All the best,
Michael Persiano
Chief Marketing Officer


  • When

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Friday, March 21, 2014
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Bellagio
    3600 Las Vegas Boulevard
    South Las Vegas, NV 89109

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