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The Connected Business of Insurance

30 Days to Applied Net: 10 Favorite Things from Last Year

September 13, 2018

by Applied Communications

There are only 30 days until Applied Net, and we are preparing for the biggest and best conference yet. As the largest meeting of independent insurance professionals approaches, we’re highlighting attendees’ 10 favorite things about Applied Net. As you get ready for this year’s conference, be on the lookout for all of these exciting things and more at Applied Net 2018.

Monday’s Pre-Conference Program

Kicking off the week, Monday’s Pre-Conference program includes valuable educational sessions and networking opportunities. Last year’s Executive Management Program featured sessions highlighting best practices to protect your business from cyber risk, new trends in agency-insurer connectivity, and strategies for marketing your agency to a new generation of consumers. Attendees also took advantage of the Continuing Education sessions, providing a way for U.S.-based agencies to meet their state licensing requirements while gaining additional education on niche topics such as Errors and Omissions, Claims Prevention, and Additional Insured Endorsements. Wrapping up Monday night, attendees enjoyed the Welcome Reception where they reconnected with peers and friends at networking roundtables and explored the Applied Net Exchange.

Opening Video

Technology is changing our world and the insurance industry is no different. Last year’s opening video highlighted the opportunities created by the digital transformation of insurance, setting the tone for the conference as innovative and inspiring.


240+ Educational Sessions

With more than 240 educations sessions taught by subject matter experts and industry leaders, last year delivered attendees endless opportunities to bring valuable insights back to their businesses to leverage for growth. The sessions provided attendees with critical insights regarding their Applied technology investments, industry trends and best practices. Session tracks represented a variety of interests including mobility, data analytics, the cloud and more.



Session Formats Back By Popular Demand

Last year’s Applied Net featured even more of the session formats that you’ve asked for. During Case Study sessions, attendees had the opportunity to hear from their peers about recent projects completed with Applied technology. Attendees could participate in Roundtables for energetic discussions around a particular topic to encourage informal learning. Hands-on Workshops provided attendees with an interactive experience and allowed them to apply learnings to their agency in real time. Lastly, Peer Spotlights enabled attendees to share experiences on a recent business challenge or opportunity, what they did to address it, and what they learned from it.

Applied Net Exchange

Open daily throughout Applied Net, the Applied Net Exchange allowed attendees to witness first-hand how technology can transform their businesses. Attendees also had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Applied software experts, demo the latest Applied innovations, and network with peers, vendors and insurers on the latest technologies.


Applied Developments

Applied is committed to providing innovative technologies to drive productivity and profitability within the insurance industry. Last year, Reid French, CEO at Applied Systems, discussed the initiative for 24/7 Applied technology support that was launched earlier that year.

Pinnacle Award Winners

Every year at Applied Net, five Applied customers are awarded the Pinnacle Award, our highest customer honor. This award recognizes a select group of Applied Systems customers for their valuable partnership with our company and visionary usage of Applied software. On stage last year, Reid French recognized these winners: AssuredPartners, BrokerLink, HHM Insurors, INSURICA and Motorists Insurance Group.

Keynote Speakers

Attendees at last year’s Applied Net were awed by an impressive lineup of keynote speakers including Admiral William H. McRaven, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Applied Systems CEO Reid French, EVP of Customer Experience Kris Hackney, and SVP of Product Management Michael Howe. During his keynote, Admiral William H. McRaven captivated attendees with his extraordinary experiences as a four-star admiral and commander of U.S. Special Operations Command where he led counter-terrorism operations worldwide. He also shared lessons and insights on authority amidst turmoil and instability, the force of teamwork and personal initiative, resilience in the face of opposition, and the unconditional importance of never giving up.

Applied Net Mobile App

The Applied Net app provided attendees with everything they needed to know about Applied Net. With detailed conference and education session schedules, venue maps, daily updates, and a lively discussion board, all the conference info needed was easily accessible from a smartphone or tablet. Attendees could even connect with other conference attendees, compete in the conference game for a chance to win amazing prizes, and check in by posting on the daily news feed.

Networking Events

Attendees at last year’s Applied Net enjoyed some of the most exciting events yet. Starting off the week, attendees were amazed by KÀ, Cirque du Soleil’s ultra-lavish production that featured mind-bending acrobatics, fierce martial arts, blazing pyrotechnics and jaw-dropping aerial adventures. On Wednesday, attendees wrapped up a legendary Applied Net with an unforgettable evening at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub.

You Don’t Want to Miss Applied Net 2018!

This year’s Applied Net conference is anticipated to be the largest and most exciting yet with more than 4,000 insurance professionals in attendance. Attendees will have access to valuable networking events and more than 240 education sessions focused on how your business can compete and thrive in the digital age of insurance. Additionally, Captain Scott Kelly and Applied Systems CEO Reid French, among others, will provide keynotes discussing industry trends and inspiring transformation within the industry. Don’t miss what is sure to be an unforgettable event at Applied Net 2018.

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